More than the sum of our parts

UNEX is not simply a product manufacturer or a compliance provider. We’re both. Our technical, engineering and design expertise are backed by extraordinary customer service to provide complete, compliant, fixture-to-rail safety solutions that are every bit as attractive as they are reliable.


  • Pool Surrounds
  • Balconies
  • Handrails
  • Safety Barriers
  • Pool Surrounds
  • Screens Between Floor Levels


  • Residential Homes
  • Schools
  • Multi-Unit Developments
  • Apartment Blocks
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Major Commercial Developments

Why Unex?

Our family business has been working with New Zealand builders for over 40 years. The UNEX team’s deep knowledge of the industry provides insights into the evolving needs of architects, fabricators and developers. For two generations, we have served our customers with honesty and integrity, enabling us to build trusted partnerships which keep us at the leading edge in the market, with new product and support innovations for the industry’s evolving future.

Safety you can trust

We pride ourselves on providing safety that our customers can trust and enjoy.  We know how much New Zealanders value outdoor space, so we’ve designed our balustrade solutions to provide occupants with a safe and functional environment, while also offering comfort and beauty, and increasing property value.

Compliance made easy

UNEX takes the pain and guesswork out of the compliance process for specifiers, architects and developers by providing pre-engineered, site-specific balustrade solutions for even the most extraordinary builds.  From fixture to rail, we provide customers with unique, pre-compliant, complete solutions through our nationwide network of authorised fabricators.

40 years in the making

Since 1981, UNEX has built a strong tradition of leading-edge engineering and design.  For more than 4 decades, our second-generation family business has set the New Zealand standard for balustrade performance, supply and technical innovation.  Our highly experienced team is committed to providing world-leading, superior products and exceptional support.

Our Values

Service and expertise

We pride ourselves in using our industry-leading products and expertise to craft bespoke solutions for our clients, and delivering those solutions responsively and with integrity.

Trust and partnerships

Over two generations in the industry, we’ve worked hard to understand the needs of architects, fabricators and developers, and used that in-depth knowledge and expertise to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships.

Fresh thinking

UNEX is adapting with a changing industry through innovative product development and a diversity of projects and clients, supported by comprehensive technical specifications.

Sustainable Practices

Our environmental impact is minimised through the use of responsibly mined and infinitely recyclable aluminium, as well as prioritising waste reduction and sustainable material sourcing across the business.

Let's talk

With a range of durable, pre-compliant, end-to-end balustrade solutions for projects of all scales – and support by our network of Authorised Fabricators – UNEX removes the pain of compliance and brings peace of mind and beauty to even the most challenging of builds.

Our Team

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Lincoln Thomas

General Manager

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Ben Thomas

Engineering Manager

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Louis van de Venter

Project Manager

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Reuben Waite

Finance Manager

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Brad Thomas

Fabrication & Procurement Team Lead

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Martin Waite

Wholesale Operations Team Leader

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Elijah Renton

Commercial Sales & Estimator

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Jarrod Powell

Production Designer

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Lauren Du Preez

Marketing Executive

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Tammy Wellbeloved

Accounts & Admin

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Astrid Thomas

Engineering Support