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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

‘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 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

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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26 August 2019

Fixing Plasterboard to Steel Framing

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A look at the challenges and appropriate fasteners to use when fixing plasterboard to light and heavy gauge steel framing. 

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22 July 2019

Sustainable Water Heating Options for Townhouses and Apartments

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What sustainable options are available for providing hot water to townhouses and apartments in 2019? 

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22 July 2019

Soundproofing Techniques: Which Method is Right for Your Project?

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There are four main ways to soundproof a room: decoupling, absorption, damping and mass. Whilst all methods have their merits and achieve different results, for the best ratings, it is recommended to use all four methods in one assembly.

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18 July 2019

Considerations for Ensuring a Quality Plasterboard Finish

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A look at how imperfections can be avoided during the finishing process, and how clever paint colour and finish choices can help achieve a blemish-free look.

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