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Asona + Atkar = Quality and Performance

Asona has distributed Atkar's range of architectural and perforated wood panelling systems for 15 years, supplying the panels for a range of high profile projects.

Island Resort Re-roofing Utilises High Performance Shingles

Stone-coated steel roofing is certainly not just for residential projects as this re-roofing project for an island resort demonstrates. 

February 2018 Feature

Prefabrication

Looking at modular, portable and prefabricated building products for the design and construction of prefabricated buildings.

XLam Floor System Delivers Robust Solution for Prefabricated Seaside Home

XLam CLT floors helped save construction time for this prefabricated Southland home which was transported to site in three different sections. 

New Prefab Collaboration from Resene Construction Systems and Concision

New Prefab Collaboration from Resene Construction Systems and Concision

Resene Construction Systems has worked closely with the Concision team to develop a cavity based external facade system that can be constructed off site.

Techlam Glulam Benefits Prefab Projects

Techlam Glulam Benefits Prefab Projects

Techlam can source and prefabricate many different types of structural timber connections in the plant, allowing significant reductions in time spent on site.

Metra Panel Supports Prefabrication

Metra Panel Supports Prefabrication

With early engagement from clients, architects, designers and builders, Metra Panel can offer simplified, solution-based prefab options. 

Improve Livability and Eliminate Creaking in Apartments

A trend is appearing among several apartment towers and hotels around the globe where residents and guests are complaining of loud creaking and groaning noises emanating from the internal wall structure during high wind events. 

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Introducing Argent Kubic and Pace Tapware

Paterson introduces two new tapware ranges from Argent: Kubic — a minimalist design with bold lines and strong shapes, and Pace — a timeless slim design. 

Introducing Louvretec’s New Retractable Stacker Opening Roof

Retract the louvres back to enjoy clear skies above or alternatively bring the motorised louvre blades back to create a sheltered haven.

Prime Art Veneer Adds Warmth and Texture to Stunning Kitchen

Designed by Natalie Du Bois, the kitchen showcases the textured natural warmth of American Oak from the Prime Art Veneer range.

Tiled Roof the Look for Aged Care Facility

Gerard's Corona profile achieves a look which is very much a Waikato home, but on a large scale, and in keeping with the surrounding area.

The Benefits of Using Tretford Carpets

The natural fibres of goat hair give Tretford carpets excellent acoustic properties, durability and a clean, uniform appearance. 

Pre-finished Plywood Ideal for Modular Wall Linings

Ready to install with no plasterers or painters required, Anzal's PlyPlay with a black stain provided a stylish and durable wall lining at 82 Wyndham Street. 

Scientific Observation by Blum Reveals How Kiwis Use their Kitchens

The Kitchen Observations project highlights unique aspects of local design and usage.

Marley Spouting Withstands the Elements at Tutukaka

Marley Typhoon spouting in Titanium, with matching RP80 downpipes provides a durable and stylish choice for the seaside home. 

A Sophisticated Structure for South Metro Students

Studco Steel Stud and Concealed Ceiling Systems provide structural integrity to a diverse three-storey Trade Training Centre.

Premium Performance for Long-term Steel Protection with PSX 700

Premium Performance for Long-term Steel Protection with PSX 700

PSX 700 is a proven, patented technology that provides long-term protection, with application and system capabilities that can lower the cost of ownership for valuable steel assets.

Greenvision Fabric Makes Transition to Sustainability Simple

Greenvision Fabric Makes Transition to Sustainability Simple

Vertilux's Greenvision fabric range is 100% PVC-free and low VOC, providing a safe and sustainable choice for homes.

Save Time on Site with Qwickbuild Prefabricated Deck Frames

Save Time on Site with Qwickbuild Prefabricated Deck Frames

Each prefabricated QwickBuild project is a custom designed solution, with projects varying from large scale commercial, to smaller residential projects.

The Ideal Solution for a Stylish and Functional Garage

The Ideal Solution for a Stylish and Functional Garage

Hard-wearing, sturdy and easy to install, the Melteca Clipwall system allows designers and home renovators to continue their style choices throughout the entire home.

Tiles by LEA Ceramiche Cover Innovative Skyscraper

Tiles by LEA Ceramiche Cover Innovative Skyscraper

Slimtech Basaltina tiles by LEA Ceramiche were chosen for the innovative Bosco Verticale skyscraper.

Elegant Solution for Top Fixed Balustrade on Floating Deck

Elegant Solution for Top Fixed Balustrade on Floating Deck

An unforeseen challenge surfaced during the installation of balustrades on these new units, which HomePlus North Shore solved with a custom made solution.

Masons Add Blocklock to Masonry Reinforcement Range

Masons Add Blocklock to Masonry Reinforcement Range

Masons Bricklock and Blocklock products have been developed to strengthen brick and block veneer walls and fences.

Polyester Insulation Option for GIB Noise Control Systems

Polyester Insulation Option for GIB Noise Control Systems

GIB can now verify the properties required for 100% polyester fibre insulation to be used as part of their Noise Control System. 

Luxury Show Home with I-Built’s Quality Products

Luxury Show Home with I-Built’s Quality Products

The new Te Mara Estate Show Home in Whangarei has a bold architectural design featuring quality I-Built engineered wood products from NZWOOD. 

Spectrum Clearspan Glass Balustrades Glazed Off-Site

Spectrum Clearspan Glass Balustrades Glazed Off-Site

To ensure high quality, glass protection and a quick install, all Spectrum Clearspan balustrades are glazed off-site, in the factory.

Polyflor Introduces New Designs for Popular SimpLay Range

Polyflor Introduces New Designs for Popular SimpLay Range

The new designs include on-trend concrete, marble and vintage wood effects, alongside larger format mono designs. 

Prefabrication Paves Way to More Affordable Homes

Prefabrication Paves Way to More Affordable Homes

Palliside uPVC weatherboards are used as part of EasyBuild House Pack's prefabricated designs aimed at creating affordable homes. 

APL Adopts a More Environmentally Friendly Powder Coating Process

APL Adopts a More Environmentally Friendly Powder Coating Process

APL Window Solutions has phased in a chromate-free pre-treatment for the powder coating of its aluminium extrusions.

A Lifetime of Design from Hettich

A Lifetime of Design from Hettich

Hettich creates the perfect combination of intelligent technology, functionality and design to produce a variety of fittings for all sorts of functions. 

GRC Delivers Custom Concrete Planter Boxes

GRC Delivers Custom Concrete Planter Boxes

GRC created and installed large urns and ornate planter boxes in two different sizes for this communal garden.

Schneider Brings Smart Electrical Solutions to Quake Rebuild

Schneider Brings Smart Electrical Solutions to Quake Rebuild

Schneider Electric's Home Automation System ensures energy savings and lightswitch-free walls for this Christchurch rebuild.

Take a First Step to a Superior Paint Finish

Take a First Step to a Superior Paint Finish

New Dulux 1 Step Prep is a first step towards a superior long lasting paint finish.

Duracolor: The Simple Science of Lifetime Stain Resistance

Duracolor: The Simple Science of Lifetime Stain Resistance

Learn why a negatively charged fibre offers permanent stain protection, and why Duracolor is a leader in the science of stain resistance.

MacDonald Industries Deliver Hygienic Stainless Steel Bathrooms

MacDonald Industries Deliver Hygienic Stainless Steel Bathrooms

MacDonald Industries stock a complete range of durable and hygienic stainless steel bathroom products.

Shaw Carpet Tiles Add Warmth and Durability to Woburn

Shaw Carpet Tiles Add Warmth and Durability to Woburn

Designed for active retirees, it was important that the Woburn Apartments used carpet that not only looked good but would stand the test of time.

Pre-finished Plasterboard Lining Reduces Prefab Build Times

Pre-finished Plasterboard Lining Reduces Prefab Build Times

Pre-finished plasterboard delivers productivity benefits in prefabricated builds across New Zealand and Australia.

Resco Compact Laminate for Busy Athletic Club’s Changing Sheds

Resco Compact Laminate for Busy Athletic Club’s Changing Sheds

The Cambridge Athletic and Harrier Club ablution block was upgraded using resilient Resco Compact Laminate Multicom wall linings and Storm cubicles.

Polaris: The Latest in Surface Technology

Polaris: The Latest in Surface Technology

Plytech Polaris HPL is an innovative matt laminate, perfect for interior design.

From Off-site Colour to On-site Delight with Resene

From Off-site Colour to On-site Delight with Resene

Rising two storeys high, the boldly striped Higher Ground installation for Sydney Festival was built and painted off-site to ensure rapid install ready for over 30,000 show goers.

Futurebuild LVL Supports Kaikoura Island Project

Futurebuild LVL Supports Kaikoura Island Project

Due to Kaikoura Island's remote location, the majority of this build has been completed prefab-style in Auckland with lightweight, sustainable products including Futurebuild LVL.

How to Manage Air Quality in Airtight Homes

How to Manage Air Quality in Airtight Homes

BEAM by Electrolux Built-in Vacuum Systems improve air quality by removing dirt, dust and allergens from living areas with powerful suction and a Gore-Tex HEPA-standard self-cleaning filter. 

MiTek Supports Prefab Construction with Frame and Truss Know-How

MiTek Supports Prefab Construction with Frame and Truss Know-How

With clever frame and truss designs on cutting-edge software, MiTek has the tools required for successful off-site construction.

Mico Design Specified for Addington Primary School Rebuild

Mico Design Specified for Addington Primary School Rebuild

Momentum on the Christchurch School Rebuild Programme continues with refurbishment of Addington Primary School.

Shake it Up and Choose the New Presidential Profile

Shake it Up and Choose the New Presidential Profile

Created to replicate the look of cedar shakes, Viking's new asphalt shingle profile offers the same fantastic properties as the rest of the Viking CertainTeed range.

Prefabricated Aluminium Frames for Futurewood Composite Decks

Prefabricated Aluminium Frames for Futurewood Composite Decks

Combining Futurewood composite decking with Proframe aluminium subframe ensures fast and cost-effective deck installation.

Cavibat Launch BRANZ Appraised Roof Ventilation Batten

Cavibat Launch BRANZ Appraised Roof Ventilation Batten

Cavibat now have a BRANZ appraised roof ventilation batten to complement their existing wall cavity batten. 

Pink Batts Insulation Fits the Brief for Energy-Efficient Student Village

Pink Batts Insulation Fits the Brief for Energy-Efficient Student Village

Pink Batts insulation was specified for Otago Polytechnic’s new student accommodation village — helping to achieve the R-values required for the sustainably designed project.

Proven Pre-cladding System for Auckland Retirement Village

Proven Pre-cladding System for Auckland Retirement Village

Another large retirement village has benefited from the DuPont Tyvek Weather Barrier System.

Décortech Pre-finished Panels Save Time and Cost On Site

Décortech Pre-finished Panels Save Time and Cost On Site

Décortech is a New Zealand market leader in pre-finished decorative, acoustic and fire-resistant wall and ceiling panels.

Achieve Cost-Effective Portable Builds with IBS PanelLine MDF

Achieve Cost-Effective Portable Builds with IBS PanelLine MDF

IBS PanelLine is a BRANZ appraised medium density fibreboard that offers the stability, style and affordability needed for portable builds.

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