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

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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07 May 2021
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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22 March 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 3 of 3: Offering a Sound Solution to Our Passive Fire Problem

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After thoroughly investigating the challenges of upgrading fire-separating elements we want to finish this series off by demonstrating how a tested and endorsed intumescent coating system embedded in an integrated approach is able to deliver a compliant, cost-effective, minimal waste solution.

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22 February 2021

Designing Residential External Surface Drainage Systems in Compliance with E1/AS1 and E2/AS2

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A short guide to designing an external surface water drainage system that protects dwellings from moisture while maintaining visual consistency and high performance.

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22 February 2021

Membrane Technology: Knowing Your Options

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Recently, flat roof systems and product technology have grown more complex, with options such as reinforced modified bitumen and TPO membranes providing different performance benefits. 

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22 February 2021

Constructing School Roofs the Right Way

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The Ministry of Education's updated guidelines on Weathertightness Design Requirements for New School Buildings outline new changes in the design philosophy of school roofs set well above NZBC Acceptable Solutions. 

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22 February 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 2 of 3: Defining the Problem in More Depth

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In the first part of our series, we identified that fire-separating elements are often not installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and therefore non-compliant. In this part we want to show that the issue we are facing is multi-levelled and encompasses much more than the structural problem that presents on the surface.

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08 February 2021

Creating the Charred Timber Look

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A look at how charred timber aesthetics have been created over time. 

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