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The Art of Wireless Charging

The new ZENS Wireless Charger can turn almost any horizontal surface into a mobile device charging point.

Energy-Efficient KoolDuct System Selected for Aquatic Centre

The KoolDuct system maintains a comfortable indoor environment for the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston.

June 2018 feature

Commercial Design

Products that meet the rigorous requirements of commercial spaces and enable specifiers to create interesting and exciting designs.

Natural Daylighting Illuminates Car Showroom

Introducing natural daylight to any space is a bonus for a building's operating costs, and healthier for staff too.

Allproof Provides Custom Level Threshold for Luxury Car Showroom

Allproof Provides Custom Level Threshold for Luxury Car Showroom

Selecting a fully compliant level threshold drainage solution is easy with the range of Allproof products available to the market, however some applications can present more of a challenge.

Fast and Reliable Access Elevator for Commercial New Build

Fast and Reliable Access Elevator for Commercial New Build

A Powerglide Elevator was installed at Elmwood Dental, providing easy access for elderly and disabled patients, as well as young families. 

Commercial Recycling Made Easy with Hideaway Bins

Commercial Recycling Made Easy with Hideaway Bins

The recently completed Goodman offices in Auckland feature smart use of Hideaway Bins for waste and recycling. 

Seamless Flooring Systems with Gilt Edge Industries Ltd.

The Gilt Edge Architectural team works with architects to develop Seamless Flooring Systems for projects. 

Marley Products Featured in Sandringham Villa Revamp

Marley Typhoon spouting, RP80 downpipes and the new Twist rainwater diverter were chosen for the restoration of this 1900's Villa in Sandringham. 

First Windows in Porter Global Headquarters

A striking new commercial building in Hamilton used a wide range of First commercial window and door systems in technically challenging applications.

PDC Unveils New Phenomenon in Architectural Lighting

The Coelux system reproduces the effect of natural sunlight entering through an opening in the ceiling, providing an alternative to artificial lighting. 

markilux MX-1 Awning Offers New Possibilities for Facade Design

The markilux MX-1 compact folding arm awning brings together cutting-edge German technology, LED lighting and an exciting choice of colours and fabrics.

BEAM Ducting Installation for a New Tamahere Home

Waikato BEAM Agent Tim Garnier is installing a BEAM Alliance 700TC central cleaning system in a beautiful new home just out of Hamilton.

Achieve 60 Minute Fire Ratings with External Timber Doors

With NZ Fire Doors’ solid core external door, architects can ensure a 60 minute fire rating for exterior doors, while maintaining a timber look.

Design Signs Reception Area Enhanced With Aslan Illustra Window FIlm

The Illustra range offers a great range of patterns for increasing privacy but also has a great print quality, which has helped to transform the reception area for Design Signs.

Add Character and Warmth to Interiors with the New Ambience Range

Ambience is a great alternative to traditional lining products that adds value to projects without the high price tag.

LightBeton: Real Concrete with Unreal Possibilities

LightBeton: Real Concrete with Unreal Possibilities

LightBeton is a real concrete surface with unlimited possibilities for interior design. 

Create a Cosy Vibe with Cool Greys and Warm Accents

Create a Cosy Vibe with Cool Greys and Warm Accents

This winter, the mood is minimalist and casual, yet elegant, with a colour scheme of cool greys and warm natural tones inspired by Dulux’s Essential palette.

Fenix Rocks at Milan Design Week

Fenix Rocks at Milan Design Week

Spotted on all of the best commercial furniture (as well as kitchens) at Milan Design Week '18, Fenix demonstrated that it was the matt surface of choice for spectacular Italian design.

Tyvek Metal Used for Drainage and Ventilation

Tyvek Metal Used for Drainage and Ventilation

Tyvek Metal can assist with allowing an air and drainage space behind insulation blanket.

Billi Coloured Levered Dispensers and Space Saving Technology

Billi Coloured Levered Dispensers and Space Saving Technology

Merquip provided a Billi boiling and chilled water system with a coloured XL levered dispenser for an area frequented by people with poor vision. 

Reflecting Business Culture Through Design

Reflecting Business Culture Through Design

Read about a range of eye-catching commercial projects using Porotherm Clay Blocks, Terca Bricks, Koramic Roof Tiles and Argeton Clay tiles.

New Premium Synthetic FR White Faced Foil: DriStud W11

New Premium Synthetic FR White Faced Foil: DriStud W11

DriStud introduces a new, fully synthetic extra White Face Foil to their product range. 

Smart Home Heating with the W3WT02 Thermostat

Smart Home Heating with the W3WT02 Thermostat

The popular Warmup Colour Touch thermostat is now available with Wi-Fi connectivity. 

New Edwardian-Inspired Tapware from Kohler

New Edwardian-Inspired Tapware from Kohler

Each piece in the collection is distinct in terms of form and ornamentation, but while the aesthetics are vintage, the range’s performance is full of innovation.

Keep Projects On Track Over Winter with Resene Wintergrade Paints

Keep Projects On Track Over Winter with Resene Wintergrade Paints

The Resene wintergrade paint range is available during the cooler months to help overcome the challenges of painting in cold weather.

Viking Roofspec Creates Chemistry on Uni Roof

Viking Roofspec Creates Chemistry on Uni Roof

Viking Roofspec's Warm Roof System was used in the redevelopment of the 45-year-old science precinct building at the University of Otago

Tips for Specifying Black Hardware

Tips for Specifying Black Hardware

With increased popularity in renovation shows, black hardware has re-emerged in modern residential and commercial design schemes.

Ōtaki Pool: A Baffling Project for Forman

Ōtaki Pool: A Baffling Project for Forman

Forman Building Systems executed the first NZ installation of Stratocell Whisper acoustic panels hung as baffle as part of a $5.4 million redevelopment at Ōtaki Pool in December.

Low Maintenance Resco Compact Laminate Key for New School Building

Low Maintenance Resco Compact Laminate Key for New School Building

Resco’s Compact Laminate cubicles and wall lining specified by Hamilton architect firm with a long association with both Southwell School and Resco.

Polyflor Expona Commercial PUR Ideal for High Traffic Areas

Polyflor Expona Commercial PUR Ideal for High Traffic Areas

Expona floors are not just solutions, they are ideas upon which concepts can be built, and the finest commercial interior spaces can be created.

Gerard Performance Features in Designer Show Home

Gerard Performance Features in Designer Show Home

The textured Gerard Corona roof blends with a mix of brick and timber cladding to form a classic, durable exterior.

Retirement Living Designed for Life with Style

Retirement Living Designed for Life with Style

The fact that pre-finished Dynex Soffit never needs painting is a clear advantage, not only at the time of installation, but also well into the future.

New Hospitality Crafted Convergence Collection

New Hospitality Crafted Convergence Collection

Premium Flooring announces the newest release hospitality patterns from Durkan's Hospitality Design Expo showcase.

Designing Handrails for Commercial Spaces

Designing Handrails for Commercial Spaces

Glassworks is a great example of a stunning commercial design with multiple uses, cleverly combining public spaces and a working glassblowing studio.

Get On-Trend with Terrazo-Look Venezia Tiles

Get On-Trend with Terrazo-Look Venezia Tiles

Venezia porcelain tiles offer a traditional terrazo look in a range of fashionable European colourways.

KerMac Cubicles Feature in Peter Baker Bathroom Revamp

KerMac Cubicles Feature in Peter Baker Bathroom Revamp

KerMac Industries united with Black Interiors to provide cubicles for the Peter Baker Transport bathroom refurbishments.

Create Unique Designs with New Refin Tiles

Create Unique Designs with New Refin Tiles

Jacobsens are pleased to introduce three new Refin tile ranges that take inspiration from around the world to produce some wonderfully unique and creative designs.

Modulyss Delight Collection: Brilliant Designs for Dazzling Spaces

Modulyss Delight Collection: Brilliant Designs for Dazzling Spaces

Modulyss has launched Delight, a collection of carpet tile designs bringing shimmering effects and subtle metallics to office and hospitality spaces.

dormakaba c-Lever compact Now Available

dormakaba c-Lever compact Now Available

Wireless technology for the c-lever compact enables building managers to set and change access quickly and easily. 

Introducing Duo: A Shower Head and Hand Shower in One

Introducing Duo: A Shower Head and Hand Shower in One

The Duo by Englefield is a wall mounted 180mm showerhead that ‘magically’ becomes a hand shower at just one touch.

EZ Concept Provides Flush Finishes for Zaha Hadid’s New York Legacy

EZ Concept Provides Flush Finishes for Zaha Hadid’s New York Legacy

EzyJamb door jamb systems were used throughout 520 West 28th Street to create seamless architrave free doors.

Kitchen Minimalism Takes a Dark Turn at EuroCucina

Kitchen Minimalism Takes a Dark Turn at EuroCucina

The latest rich, dark and opulent trends from Milan are set to arrive in New Zealand.

Speed Up Design, Consenting and Installation with GIB

Speed Up Design, Consenting and Installation with GIB

By using standard GIB Specification Reference Numbers, specifiers can be assured that all the essential design information is clearly communicated to all parties.

Flooring Systems for Better Learning Environments

Flooring Systems for Better Learning Environments

Advance Flooring Systems’ CoralTread entrance matting and Neoflex rubber flooring feature in AUT’s award-winning Mana Hauora Building in Manukau.

Asona Forges Partnerships in Designing for Commercial Spaces

Asona Forges Partnerships in Designing for Commercial Spaces

Asona works alongside architects as a supplier, design partner and collaborator, customising and adapting acoustic ceiling and wall systems to achieve their design visions. 

MacDonald Bathroom Products Specially Designed for Commercial Use

MacDonald Bathroom Products Specially Designed for Commercial Use

Delabie’s water controls for commercial bathrooms are known for their endurance and resistance, and have a timeless design.

Mico Bathroomware Specified for Recreation Centre Rebuild

Mico Bathroomware Specified for Recreation Centre Rebuild

Mico Design worked with Apollo Projects on the specification for the bathrooms at QEII Sports and Recreation Centre in Christchurch.

Achieve a Honed Stone Look with the Naturale Collection by Smartstone

Achieve a Honed Stone Look with the Naturale Collection by Smartstone

The Naturale Collection by Smartstone offers the authentic semi-matt look of natural stone while delivering excellent durability.

Lockable Sliding Door Dividers for Sales Office

Lockable Sliding Door Dividers for Sales Office

CS For Doors provided matt black stacking doors with matching key locking CL400 Magnetic handle to divide the Lake's division sales office and lobby.

Potters Provides Complete Interiors Package for Commercial Workplaces

Potters Provides Complete Interiors Package for Commercial Workplaces

Potter Interior Systems can provide innovative adaptable solutions for commercial interior requirements, as these Tauranga and Auckland projects demonstrate.

Techlam Glulam at Hilton Brown Pool

Techlam Glulam at Hilton Brown Pool

Massive main rafter Beams from Techlam support the roof structure of the recently completed Hilton Brown Pool in Hobsonville.

Suddenly Seeking Defined Space in the Kitchen

Suddenly Seeking Defined Space in the Kitchen

How can colour help redefine the kitchen as a place to connect with loved ones, and a space to switch off the digital world and reconnect with the physical act of cooking?

Methven Light Commercial Range: Approved and Tested

Methven Light Commercial Range: Approved and Tested

Methven’s new sensor and non-concussive taps are a modern and practical solution where hands free operation or water control is important. 

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