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Choosing the Right Flat Roof Accessories

It's important to consider the wide range of components that are specifically designed to support waterproofing membrane systems and how they create a full solution.

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21 October 2019
21 October 2019

Choosing the Right Flat Roof Accessories

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It's important to consider the wide range of components that are specifically designed to support waterproofing membrane systems and how they create a full solution.

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21 October 2019

‘Airtight’ vs ‘Breathable: What's it all about?

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This month we look at 'airtight' vs 'breathable' building. Is it possible to achieve both within the same build? 

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20 October 2019

How to Minimise and Manage Fastener Popping

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A look at how fastener popping occurs and what can be done to minimise and manage the occurrence of unsightly visible screw heads. 

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20 October 2019

BIM and the Magic of Metadata Standards

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Learnings on the use of metadata standards to inform BIM data capture, from the NZDF Whenuapai base gymnasium project.

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20 September 2019

Design Considerations for Energy-Efficient Glass

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The use of energy-efficient glass delivers a more comfortable building interior and helps reduce energy costs across the service life of the building. 

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20 September 2019

Assessing the Thermal Performance of Homes

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With the growing acceptance that we must be much more clever with our use of the world’s non-renewable resources, we are well past the time when we can rely on long-standing assumptions, short-term thinking, and Green-wash. Objective assessments are urgently needed.

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20 September 2019

National Construction Pipeline Report 2019 Overview

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A summary of highlights from the 7th National Pipeline Report which estimates construction in 2019 will reach ~$31B and peak in 2021 at ~$35B.

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20 September 2019

Assessment and Remediation of Plasterboard Water Damage

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A look at what to consider when assessing water damage to plasterboard and how to replace and finish water-damaged board. 

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26 August 2019

Sustainable Water Heating Options for Stand-Alone Houses

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A comparison of different domestic hot water options currently available in NZ for individual homes, with a focus on the key considerations of environmental sustainability, capital cost, running cost, and ease of installation and maintenance. 

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26 August 2019

Using Waterproofing Membranes as Ground Vapour Barriers

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We are often asked whether waterproofing membranes function as vapour barriers. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as with other waterproofing membranes. 

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