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We pipe water inside buildings, so what happens when we turn it into steam?
There are lots of configuration options when adding this form of an operable wall, and there are a few things to consider.
We often come across situations where compliance with NZBC requirements for fire protection is in conflict with other requirements.
The performance of top-down fire resistance can be assessed by considering wall and floor/ceiling test results.
Combined meetings with architects, engineers, geo-technicians, contractors, and in the case of waterproofing — a good technical advisor, provide the knowledge to prevent excessive design alterations after construction has commenced.
A look at how a peel and stick weathertightness membrane performs in a fire when used as a temporary cladding.
A high quality, well designed and installed solar thermal system will reduce energy for water heating by around 75% in individual homes and by 40-70% in larger buildings.
Ensuring strong internal doorways requires comprehensive framing systems, but with so many framing options available, which system provides the best results?
Why strapping and lining masonry walls on the inside is not a good idea, not for renovation, not for new builds.
There is no aspect of bentonite waterproofing that is as misunderstood as how it responds to wet/dry cycling.
The more the industry talks about passive fire and engages with other construction industry professionals, the more likely we are to get it right the first time.
by New Zealand Panels Group
by ALTHERM Window Systems
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