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Wiremu Armitage
Armitage Building Ltd
707 Orchard Road, Camberley, Hastings
06 870 6936

Totalspan Hawkes Bay is a locally owned company where you deal directly with the owner, Wiremu Armitage. Totalspan has been providing steel building to the Hawkes Bay region since 2002 and in that time have supplied over 780 buildings for the Hawkes Bay rural, residential, commercial and lifestyle markets.

Wiremu had just recently sold a successful local spouting business and was looking to use his experience and knowledge that he had collected during 10 years in the building trade. The Totalspan business became available and Wiremu found it to be the perfect business for him so took control of it this year (2016).

Wiremu has been part of the Hawkes Bay community since the tender age of 5 when he and his family moved to the lovely district of Patoka where they took over a dairy farm. When Wiremu finished school he immediately went into building and the associated apprenticeship. Wiremu is a fully qualified builder so has been involved in all aspects of building from foundation work to final house completion.
Wiremu and his team are committed to providing you with a building solution to suit your requirements and are focussed on supplying superior service and product that Totalspan is known for.

Wiremu understands that to commit to the high service and product levels they must have the right people in the business to deliver. Jesse Wooster has been involved with Totalspan for over 2 years and is experienced in working with the Totalspan drawing systems to create a building design that is tailored to your specific requirements. Jesse has a great working relationship with the local authorities so can either take control or help you with any local council requirements.

Our build team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the construction business and more specifically steel buildings. Dean and Darren have been building steel buildings across Hawkes Bay for the last 10 years and have a wealth of knowledge in all steel construction work. Tom has been involved in building houses locally for the last 10 years and is well known in the area for supplying quality full house builds and renovation work. The team’s expert knowledge and experience ensures your building is completed to the highest possible standard.


  • We can offer you a full solution from concept to completion
  • We care for our staff and you so have a Hazardco site safe procedure in place for very job we construct
  • If we are constructing your building it is fully insured by us until completion giving you peace of mind
  • On completion we supply a 25 year structural warranty and if we construct the building we will also provide a 5 year workmanship warranty
  • We support our local community by being involved in the Totalspan Undercover Kids program that supplies bus shelters to rural kids free
  • All of our buildings are NZ designed and engineered buildings with the material being provided by NZ Steels Glenbrook Steel Mill
  • We provide a no obligation free visit to inspect your site and design a building to suit your site and requirement
  • We prepare the council consent information and will arrange obtaining the final code of compliance taking the hassle that can be experienced when working with local authorities
  • We are part of a nationwide network that is proudly NZ owned
  • All of our building material is manufactured in our Christchurch factory and is subject to stringent quality control processors
  • We work with local suppliers to supply products such as concrete, aluminium joinery and whatever else you need to customise your building to your requirements. Supporting local businesses is very important to us

We look forward to working with you and are dedicated to providing the right solution for your building requirements.

“This is the third Totalspan product I have put up and all the time great product, and would recommend, Thanks”

Hawkes Bay

“We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Totalspan Hawkes Bay, very professional, awesome job. Thank you”

Hawkes Bay

“Very happy with the shed.”

Alan Ferguson — Hawkes Bay

“Overall was a good team, very happy with the result.”

Colin Matthews — Hawkes Bay

“Great shed, love it!”

Stuart Gardiner — Hawkes Bay

“It all was a pleasant experience, fabulous and more than helpful- Thanks guys, Cool shed!”

Scott & Julie — Hawkes Bay

“Did a great job, Wiremu managed the build very professionally, very pleased with the shed. Built on time and a good service provided by the Hawkes Bay team.”

John Walsh — Hawkes Bay

“Wiremu’s professionalism and knowledge sold us the building, great communication thoughout the project, exceeded expectations, worked with us to make sure we were satisfied every step of the way and will recommend the product. Thanks Wiremu and Jesse and Totalspan for helping us through the project and making sure we were taken care of every step of the way. You guys are the best!”

Ralph & Jeanne Alley — Hawkes Bay

“On the ball Wiremu was wonderful, went the extra mile, very professional and nothing was too difficult. Everyone at Totalspan provided a professional service and went the extra mile to make it easy. Thank you.”

Andrew & Julie — Hawkes Bay

“Wiremu, Jesse and the team at Totalspan Hawkes Bay did a great job for us. On budget and on time. They were always very responsive.”

Scott St John — Hastings

Ready to talk to an expert and get a quote?

Talk to our Shed Specialists and they will guide you through the process and help design a steel building that meets your needs. Request a quote online or give our guys a call.

Builders Wanted!

Totalspan Hawkes Bay are looking for builders to work on our garage and sleepout range in the Hawkes Bay area.

As an established market leader with high sales volume, we are able to provide full time work and the opportunity to make good money to the right candidate.
At Totalspan we value our team members and what they bring to our company, therefore we pay competitive remunerations to recognize your skills and experience.

Totalspan take extreme pride in our workmanship and our efficiency to get the job done right, first time, every time. Therefore we require builders with the following qualities:

• 2 Years Building Experience (or near to)
• Current full NZ Driver’s License
• Clean Driver’s License
• High priority to health and safety
• First Aid Certificate (preferred but not essential)
• Able to work unsupervised and autonomously – showing initiative to complete tasks to our high standards within set timeframes.
• Great communication skills as onsite communication with Clients and team mates is a must
• Problem Solving ability
• Excellent Time management skills
• Honest and Reliable

In return we offer:

• Great rates of remuneration, recognizing individuals skills and experience with yearly performance reviews.
• Exposure to a wide variety of steel framed buildings, to enhance your knowledge and skills.
• A supportive working environment where we value your contribution to our company.
• Working for a well organised company.
• Training and upskilling for job requirements – e.g. EWP Courses.
• Enjoying Christmas and New Years period off to spend with Family and Friends.

Applicants do not need to be a LBP but Experience working with Steel framing/Metal Profile is an advantage.

If you think you have the qualities to join our hard working team, then we would love to hear from you!
Apply now in the first instance with your CV via email to