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Why to Use Pre-Applied Membranes When Building on Brown Fields

A look at the considerations for redeveloping brown fields. 

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26 July 2021
28 June 2021

Utilising Passive House Principles in Warm Roof Design

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With the growing awareness of Passive House principles, we can now illustrate the wider benefits of warm roof design.

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28 June 2021

Efficient Water Heating in Medium Density Housing

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Hot water heating is the largest single energy demand in modern residential buildings. With higher density housing the opportunity for centralised hot water systems exists, allowing for more efficient and environmentally friendly systems, while reducing overheads of the tenants.

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28 June 2021

When and Where Do You Need a Floor Waste Drain?

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This month's blog post addresses NZBC E3/AS1 Amendment 7 2020/21 covering common scenarios that can be affected.

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24 May 2021

Getting Your Tanking Waterproofing Right, The First Time

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Designing, planning and selecting the right membrane for the conditions of your site are key factors to achieve watertightness on tanking jobs.

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24 May 2021

Five Factors to Consider When Specifying Stormwater Drainage Systems

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The primary objective of NZBC Clause E1 Surface water is to “Safeguard people from injury or illness, and other property from damage”. There are many elements which contribute towards this objective. Outlined are five key factors to consider when selecting the appropriate products for the job.

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07 May 2021

New Acoustic Requirements For The Ministry of Education’s Designing Quality Learning Spaces

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An outline of the new acoustic requirements from the latest version of the Ministry of Education's Designing Quality Learning Spaces (DQLS) requirements.

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27 April 2021

Why Specify a Tile Over Shower Tray?

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Understanding the benefits of a stainless tile over tray and if it's the right solution for your project.

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27 April 2021

Reducing Dirt Pick-Up On Painted Surfaces

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A look at two major tactics for reducing dirt pick-up — making the surface either super-hydrophilic or super-hydrophobic.

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27 April 2021

Design Considerations for Dark Coloured Thermoplastic Membranes

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We recently conducted a simple experiment comparing the temperature of different coloured membranes in the Auckland sun. 

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22 March 2021

Determining the Best Coating Method for Timber Decking

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It can be difficult to give coating advice on new products arriving into NZ's climate — here's a look at how strandwoven bamboo decking is made and some of the challenges of the coating process. 

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