When Tony Moyes established Mercury Bay Spouting six years ago he wanted to provide a personal and reliable service, and have the added bonus of working outdoors. As it happens, his business has enabled him to do all of these things for his clients, and achieve much more.
Tony has worked on thousands of building projects to install and repair spouting, guttering and downpipes. Approximately 60 percent of his jobs involve the repair or replacement of damaged spouting that have issues such as rust holes, leaks and pvc warping.
Tony has learnt a lot over the years, and with this extensive knowledge of the trade he easily navigates through technical and spouting design choices required for new builds, renovations and urgent repairs. A big part of his job that he enjoys is to provide advice and work closely with his clients, their builders and roofing specialists.
I enjoy all of the technical and practical aspects of my spouting work and really enjoy looking after each of my customers throughout the job. Each job is unique and I always ensure I keep my clients updated throughout the job, turn up on time and undertake each job as agreed to completion.
Owner of Mercury Bay Spouting,Tony Moyes
Spouting work – not for the faint hearted
Fortunately for Tony, he doesn't have a fear of heights. Working up and around the roof area is part and parcel of installing spouting and as Tony would suggest not recommended for inexperienced DIYers. Not surprisingly, an important aspect of Mercury Bay Spouting services is to ensure each job is undertaken as safely as possible. Over the years Tony has seen significant changes in health and safety regulations which are important to understand and implement on the job. The requirement for height protection and scaffolding is something that Tony is very familiar with. Getting the job done right, with the right skill level, the right products and safely are all key to his business.
Building water tightness
Conversion spouting has become a recent and innovative part of Tony's work that addresses water leaking issues on fascia and spouting areas of customer homes. This conversion work involves replacing failing steel or metal fascias with new wooden fascias and spouting, and serves to ensure the water tightness and longevity of a building. Conversion spouting is particularly useful to consider for homes and baches over 30 years which may be showing signs of leaks or rust in the spouting area.
New products and materials on the market achieving better outcomes
Tony uses excellent new products and techniques that have come to the market such as continuous type spouting. This gives a very clean design look to the building and results with less joins that may require attention in the future. The range of materials that Tony can supply and install are also numerous. These include Colour Steel, Copper, Alloy and Plastic systems. This gives great flexibility for clients to colour match and choose the look that best suits their design.
The benefits of working with small business
When Tony left Whitianga at the age of 18 to work in Auckland, his career saw him working as a mechanic, fascia and spouting contractor, and owner of businesses including Onslow Motors, Maraetai Service station, and Fishy Biz Boat Charters. His return to Whitianga 43 years later was driven by the desire to ‘come home’ to a smaller community and use all of this combined expertise and experience within his business.
After being self-employed for over 40 years, Tony enjoys the freedom that owning and operating Mercury Bay Spouting gives him to make the decisions that best fit client needs as well as the direction of his business. He enjoys being on jobs outdoors in the fresh air with the added bonus of some spectacular coastal views.
Bonus: local tip on a place to visit
Tony and his wife Marianne enjoy the small community and outdoor activities on offer in the Mercury Bay area. On the land Tony is keen on motorcycle cruising around the Coromandel Peninsula and throughout New Zealand. Closer to home he enjoys diving and boating. As a Mercury Bay local, his recommended top spot for mooring up is in Coralie Bay at Mercury Island.
Contact Mercury Bay Spouting
To discuss your spouting or downpipes needs contact Tony Moyes on the related link below.