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How to Specify the Right Outdoor Fire for the Project

The Fireplace has a range of outdoor fire options available. Here they outline different options and factors to consider when specifying an outdoor fire. 

ZX Panel Features on Brand New Golden Homes Showhome

ZX Panel makes a strong statement on a new Golden Homes showhome in Milldale, Auckland.

November 2021 feature

Passive Fire

Products designed to meet the stringent fire requirements of the NZBC.

The Building Agency Introduces Siderise Barriers for Cladding Cavities

Siderise RH and RV deliver comprehensive, effective passive fire protection to drained and ventilated cladding systems for new builds and re-clads alike.

Won-Door Resolves Key Passive Fire Challenge for Commercial Bay and PWC Tower

Won-Door Resolves Key Passive Fire Challenge for Commercial Bay and PWC Tower

Holmes Fire discuss how Won-Door addressed complex fire engineering performance requirements while retaining the design vision for an open and unobstructed connection between both towers.

How to Avoid Common Firestopping Problems

How to Avoid Common Firestopping Problems

By involving the supplier early in the design stage, architects can ensure the product specified is approved for the application and to the applicable standards.

Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles Offer an Elegant, Fire-Resistant Design Solution

Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles Offer an Elegant, Fire-Resistant Design Solution

Tiles, being non-combustible and free from petroleum-based products and wood fibres, are both fire-proof and non-toxic.

New Juralco Louvrelite Window Surround System

The new Juralco Louvrelite Window Surround System provides an innovative and cost-effective way of adding visual interest to mid to high-density housing.

Fastmount Seeks to Standardise Framework and Panel Mounting with New System

New Zealand-based manufacturers of hidden panel mounting systems, Fastmount, has launched its new Stratlock Rail System for interiors.

Bestwood Veneer a Welcoming Choice in Award-Winning Kitchen

European Oak was the perfect pick for a mid-century modern take for this coastal home.

BIM Benchmark Survey

The latest research results in an ongoing study on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry since 2014

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Introducing New Stone Top Vanities by Englefield

Made from natural crushed quartz stone bound with resin, these new vanities have the appearance of natural stone.

Ultra-Gloss Cabinetry Brings Fresh New Look to Bach Kitchen

The high-gloss finish of StyleLite panels adds an airy feel to the kitchen of this classic Kiwi bach in Whangamata.

Utilising '5th Wall' Allows Home to Blend into Natural Surroundings

The roof garden creates a feeling of returning to the land, whilst having a low visual impact on the local environment and skyline.

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How Shower Drainage Design Impacts Subfloors

Specifying a shower area and the considerations around structure.

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22 November 2021

The Importance of Light in the Home Office

With many New Zealanders now in work from home mode, the importance of the correct lighting has become a hot topic. Clever use of daylighting solutions is providing the remedy.

Ethereal by Silestone Unveils Four New Marble-Inspired Colours

Ethereal Dusk, Ethereal Haze, Ethereal Glow and Ethereal Noctis are the four new colours of this marble-inspired series which recreate the dream-like beauty of the sky.

Seamless Fin Balustrade Offers a Classic Look with Contemporary Style

Spectrum’s Seamless Fin balustrade system delivers a combination of classic and contemporary lines together with fast and cost-effective installation.

Building Towards a New Sustainable Lifestyle with Plytech Green

Building Towards a New Sustainable Lifestyle with Plytech Green

Plytech Green brings exciting green glueing innovation to Plytech's ply solutions without compromising on strength, durability, and consistency. 

A Building Industry First: APT partners with Native Forest Restoration Trust

A Building Industry First: APT partners with Native Forest Restoration Trust

APT will be planting — and protecting — one native tree through the NFRT for every Corian Solid Surface sheet, sink and basin, and every FENIX sheet, panel and sink sold, commencing 1 November 2021.

New Toilet Block for the Central Energy Trust Arena

New Toilet Block for the Central Energy Trust Arena

MacDonald Industries were appointed suppliers of fixtures and fittings to this exciting, multi-use sports and events facility in Palmerston North.

Honeymoon Bay House Blends into the Landscape

Honeymoon Bay House Blends into the Landscape

Wrapped in COLORSTEEL, this holiday house in Abel Tasman National Park respectfully melds into the surrounding native bush while maintaining the authentic character of a classic New Zealand bach.

Vantage Windows and Sliding Doors Maximise Views and Outdoor Living for this Clifftop Retreat

Vantage Windows and Sliding Doors Maximise Views and Outdoor Living for this Clifftop Retreat

This opulent family home was also designed to be luxury accommodation for guests to completely relax.

Juken's Quarter Sawn Clears Make High-Quality, Custom-Made, Solid Wood Doors and Joinery

Juken's Quarter Sawn Clears Make High-Quality, Custom-Made, Solid Wood Doors and Joinery

Juken New Zealand produces high-quality Quarter Sawn Clears for the international and domestic markets.

Masons VHP Maxi Roofing Underlay Put to the Test in All Weathers

Masons VHP Maxi Roofing Underlay Put to the Test in All Weathers

The robust underlay was put to the test during the recent re-roof of an Auckland home. 

New Gas Fireplace Brings Maximum Drama to Interiors

New Gas Fireplace Brings Maximum Drama to Interiors

With a deeper and wider firebox, new and refined fuelbeds and enhanced flame technology, this new fireplace was imagined for grand living spaces

Ventilation Louvres at Student Hall Engineered to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds

Ventilation Louvres at Student Hall Engineered to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds

With a towering position and subjected to very high wind pressures, Waipārūrū Hall Student Accommodation ventilation louvres required an engineered solution that blended high performance with outstanding aesthetics.

Intumescent Coating Achieves Excellent Fire Ratings — Even on Specialist Plasterboards

Intumescent Coating Achieves Excellent Fire Ratings — Even on Specialist Plasterboards

Tech Coatings provides New Zealand’s only tested and endorsed passive fire system for radiation shielding facilities.

Introducing the Heritage Collection by modulyss

Introducing the Heritage Collection by modulyss

A new range of carpet tiles from the timeless, design-centric eco brand modulyss is always worth waiting for.

Allproof Releases New Electrical and Plumbing Results and a Composite Floor Assessment

Allproof Releases New Electrical and Plumbing Results and a Composite Floor Assessment

Allproof's new electrical and mixed services technical manual has been released along with composite floor assessment for plumbing penetrations and a BRANZ Appraisal update.

Family Home Features Innovative Roof Tiles with Classic Style

Family Home Features Innovative Roof Tiles with Classic Style

With a cutting-edge concealed fastening system, the Metrotile CF Shake Tiles met the client’s brief for a timeless style, while providing exceptional weathertightness and durability.

Balterio Offers a Friendly Flooring Choice for the Environment

Balterio Offers a Friendly Flooring Choice for the Environment

Balterio flooring provides a natural woodgrain surface on a sustainable core made from 70% recycled material.

A Striking S&T Roof for Percy Café at The Landing

A Striking S&T Roof for Percy Café at The Landing

Steel & Tube's Hi-Rib and ST900 profiles were used to create the organic shapes of the roof for this landmark building for 'New Zealand's premier business park.

Vantage Structural Glaze Façade at New Puhinui Station

Vantage Structural Glaze Façade at New Puhinui Station

Auckland’s new, $69 million rail-bus interchange, Puhinui Station, has an eye-catching sculptural design prompted by a belief that transport projects should not be the poor cousins in civic architecture.

Safe, Slip-Resistant Entrance Mat Specified for APL Hautapu

Safe, Slip-Resistant Entrance Mat Specified for APL Hautapu

Large-scale manufacturing facility given a seamless entry with CoralTread.

New BRANZ-Tested 15kN Bracewall Holdown Kit

New BRANZ-Tested 15kN Bracewall Holdown Kit

Introducing the new HTT4 Bracewall Holdown Kit from Simpson Strong-Tie — a BRANZ tested solution that delivers superior holdown performance.

Warmup Dual-Touch Thermostat: Temperature Control Made Easy

Warmup Dual-Touch Thermostat: Temperature Control Made Easy

Dual-Touch controller can control the both Underfloor Heating System in the bathroom and the heated towel rail.

Durable Floors with Porcelain and Neptune SPC Perfect for Lively Family Home

Durable Floors with Porcelain and Neptune SPC Perfect for Lively Family Home

This family found the perfect flooring to suit their open plan rural lifestyle, with porcelain tiles and Neptune SPC flooring from The Tile Depot.

ArchiCAD, BIM, Revit and Tekla Downloads to Speed Up Balustrade and Handrail Design

ArchiCAD, BIM, Revit and Tekla Downloads to Speed Up Balustrade and Handrail Design

The Moddex family of files makes the design process more intuitive and comprehensive, helping architects and designers save valuable time. 

Avoiding a Law Suit with Slip-Resistant Flooring

Avoiding a Law Suit with Slip-Resistant Flooring

To meet slip resistance requirements, it's important to source suitable, fit-for-purpose products that are accompanied by technical specifications detailing slip resistance.

A Visual and Performing Arts Centre That Lives Up to its Name

A Visual and Performing Arts Centre That Lives Up to its Name

Dimond provided robust and attractive cladding and roofing for the award-winning Visual & Performing Arts Centre at St Hilda’s Collegiate School in Dunedin.

High Traffic Bathroom Solutions for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

High Traffic Bathroom Solutions for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Mico Design worked with Woods Bagot Architects on the bathroom specification for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Deliver Projects On Time with NZ-Made Seismic Joints and Performance Louvres

Deliver Projects On Time with NZ-Made Seismic Joints and Performance Louvres

Construction Specialties locally manufacture seismic joints and performance louvres specific to NZ's unique building environment.

New Integrated Fire Door Threshold Sills from NZ Fire Doors

New Integrated Fire Door Threshold Sills from NZ Fire Doors

Available in timber and steel, the new Fire Rated Door Sill Thresholds remove the need for threshold detailing.

An Unused Shed Becomes a Resourceful Outdoor Powder Room

An Unused Shed Becomes a Resourceful Outdoor Powder Room

With no access to nearby drainage, Saniflo provided a cost-effective solution enabling the garden shed to be converted into a functional pool and changing room. 

Benefits of World-First A1 Non-Combustible Cladding

Benefits of World-First A1 Non-Combustible Cladding

ALPOLIC NC/A1 is a fire-safe aluminium composite material with a non-combustible mineral core that contains zero polyethylene.

Dulux Launches New Platform to New Zealand Specifiers

Dulux Launches New Platform to New Zealand Specifiers

The Dulux Construction Solutions website is now live.

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