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View our list of frequently asked questions by clients



We’ve done this with a meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of our work. We want you to enjoy the results long after the project is completed. View our list of frequently asked questions by clients that will help you if you are seeking any regular information. For all other details, please call our team who can help you further.

At Vida Precast Ltd we are proud of the reputation we have established as a leading Precast Company.

Lead times

Lead times depend very much on four key elements. One, the completeness of the design. This means the structural designer has all but completed the design of the precast elements and where we would expect very few changes. This leads in to the second element where the designs are comprehensive enough for our team to create your ‘shop drawings’. Three, the current nature of the construction program and mutual agreement between the parties around its validity. Three, the current schedule and workload in the manufacturing plant. Lead times can vary greatly being anywhere from four to twenty weeks depending on the complexity of the job.


VIDA Precast adhere to the NZS3114:1987 Specification for concrete Surface finishes. This standard outlines the minimum standard of finishes. Generally, we specify a finish of F5/U3 (See Table 1 & 2 in the Standard) unless noted otherwise. Proudly our team strives to deliver a much higher standard of finish. The Standard can be downloaded for free here:

Dimensional Tolerance

The accuracy of a panel in terms of flatness, squareness, true, dimensional are critical to efficient and effective installation and to the improvement of overall project constructability. VIDA proudly maintains and internal standard for accuracy of 1-3mm in any direction. For details of minimum standards please see here (link to the other sheet I sent you, load that with the T & C’s).

Do you do design build?

Yes, VIDA can organise all aspects of a project on your behalf. From idea and conception to full delivery we can assist you all the way from partial inputs to complete ‘turnkey’ projects.

Do you do Agricultural type precast?

Yes, VIDA has operated in the agricultural sector for many years construction everything from Cattle Yards to Effluent Tanks.

Are you qualified engineers?

No, VIDA nor any of its staff are qualified engineers. Where necessary VIDA engages appropriately certified people to assist us.