About Us

Highest Quality Since 1959

Founded in 1959

Permathene was founded in New Zealand in 1959 by an American Civil Engineer from the humble beginnings of a basement warehouse in Auckland. Along with the help of an Electrical Engineer he commissioned the building of several polyethylene welding machines. These were new inventions which allowed for the fabrication of one piece membranes to line the foundations of entire buildings without any taped joints. This was revolutionary because the weakest point of any waterproofing is the joint and remains true to this day.

Permathene factory fabricating damp proof membranes for construction, waterproofing membranes and dam liners for water storage on farms. 

Permathene New Zealand operates one of the largest factory fabrication facilities in the world.

Little Queen Street Auckland 1959

Permathene Australia was established in 2000 and specialise in supply to retail, trade and wholesale nationwide. Focused in gabion, geosynthetics and landscaping products with an ever expanding range. It is an Australian owned and operated company.

The name Permathene was derived from from the word polythene as a permanent method of waterproofing and is both a service mark and trademark.