Who we are

We are an expert team of heating, cooling, ventilation, gasfitting and plumbing professionals that is committed to improving the lives of people in Taranaki. We believe that everyone should live and work in a healthy and comfortable environment. Our top priority is to ensure that what we install is safe to use, works well, and provides you with a cost-effective solution.

We Care

One core value: WE CARE

  • We care about meeting our clients expectations, ensuring what we do works well and is safe.
  • We care for our each other and are proud of our workmanship.
  • We care about doing what’s right for our industry, our community and our environment.

Our People

Since 2010, Climate has been owned and operated by Sam and Lee Tyson. The most recent owners in Climate’s rich history, they continue to evolve the brand and prove they care deeply for the people of Taranaki.

Our people are highly skilled and have been working in the indoor climate, plumbing and gasfitting industries for many years. You can expect the highest of standards of workmanship and service from each and every one of us. We invite you to visit our showroom to meet our team and learn more about our products and services.

Serving Taranaki for over 60 years

In 1956, Don Holyoake began the business that would eventually become known as Climate. Previously a farmer, Don was very innovative and interested in just about everything. At the beginning, D H Holyoake & Co Ltd designed and installed central heating systems using oil as the energy source. Later, Don’s son joined the business and introduced central heating systems that were powered with natural gas. They also installed extraction air systems and fabricated steel, among other things.

Towards the end of 1991, Dave Scott and his two sons bought the business and renamed it Scott Sheetmetal & Heating Ltd. They introduced more products and services into the heating, ventilation and cooling side of the business while continuing to advance the steel fabrication side. In 2007, one of the sons, Steve, took over the business and renamed it “Rivet”.

In November 2008, Steve opened the “Rivet, Climate by Design” showroom at 103 Leach Street in New Plymouth, essentially separating the heating, ventilation and cooling side of the business from the fabrication side.

Then in 2010, Lee and Sam Tyson took ownership of the heating and cooling side of the business and shortened the name to “Climate”. Rivet is still owned by Steve Scott and remains a successful, innovative sheet metal fabrication business.

In early 2014, Climate expanded its expertise and service offerings by purchasing Anchor & Ellis, a Taranaki company well known in the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industry. This allowed Climate to create a commercial maintenance division to look after schools, rest homes, businesses, manufacturing plants, commercial and industrial sites.

In late 2014, Climate purchased Plumbwell, another longstanding plumbing company with a reliable and trustworthy reputation in New Plymouth. This move qualified Climate to offer an even greater range of wood fires, a larger variety of water heating systems, and the capability to provide additional commercial and domestic plumbing and gasfitting, installation and maintenance services.

Thanks to our history, we can fairly say that Climate has been enhancing the health, safety, comfort, and productivity of home and work environments in Taranaki for over 60 years.