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New Option for Fast, Easy and Reliable Masonry Anchoring

Simpson Strong-Tie New Zealand is excited to announce the release of their next generation of masonry anchor screws — the Titen Turbo.

Metra Panel Speeds Up Construction for Woodlands Resort

The Metra Construction Panel wall and ceiling system has been installed on 50 retirement villas in the Woodlands complex, helping to improve efficiency and meet the demands of a tight construction programme.

August 2020 feature

Multi-Storey Acoustic Solutions

Products that help reduce noise to ensure more comfortable multi-storey working and living.

SystemARDEX Specified for a High-End Apartment Project

ARDEX wet area waterproofing, soundproofing and tiling systems were selected for the stylish new Wynyard Central apartments.

Acoustic Plumbing System Chosen for 18-Storey Building

Acoustic Plumbing System Chosen for 18-Storey Building

The Raupiano Plus Acoustic Plumbing and Drainage System was chosen to replace the 18 floor vertical waste stack of this central Auckland building.

Silent Rangehoods Ensure Comfortable Multi-Storey Living

Silent Rangehoods Ensure Comfortable Multi-Storey Living

Driven by inspired design and innovative technology, Schweigen silent rangehoods provide restaurant-quality extraction that delivers both performance and silence. 

Considering Intertenancy Barrier Systems for Multi-Unit Construction

Considering Intertenancy Barrier Systems for Multi-Unit Construction

The main advantage of intertenancy barrier systems is that the increased Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Fire Resistance Rating (FRR).

Kohler Components: Next Generation Tapware Technology

By combining a curated mix of components — handle and spout — a unique and bespoke look can be created.

Hawkes Bay Toyota Showcases Flameshield Poplar Plywood

This ground-breaking product is an aesthetically pleasing and practical solution to increasingly stringent fire regulations for commercial and public buildings, including restaurants and schools.

World-First A1 Non-Combustible Cladding Now Available in NZ

ALPOLIC NC/A1 fire-safe aluminium composite cladding is now available in New Zealand, bringing new multi-storey cladding options to architects and designers.

Roaring Woodfire Adds to Cosy Ambience of Log House

Inspired by the log homes in Whistler and Colorado, this dramatic Central Otago home embodies the idea of a hunting lodge, complete with roaring Spartherm wood fire.

Simple Forms, Elements and Vantage Windows and Doors

From the street, this 2016 Hamilton house reads as an intriguing mystery box — no windows to speak of, and if there are vehicles at home they’re parked out of sight.

Airtightness and Humidity Control Key to Healthy Home

pro clima INTELLO PLUS was installed between batten layers to ensure there was no condensation in the wall profile.

Futureproofing Passive Fire at Scott Base Antarctica

Scott Base, New Zealand’s only Antarctic research station, constructed in the 1980s was found to have increasing points of failure in its passive fire protection.

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27 July 2020

Composite Decking Perfectly Formed for Education

BiForm Solid Composite Decking is proving its worth as a sustainable solution to rainforest timber decking, covering the residential, commercial, schools and aged care sectors in New Zealand.

High-Performance Roofing System with In-Built Passive Ventilation

Cleverly utilising passive air movement, the Tricore system mitigates the risk of condensation in the roof space.

Utilising “Plateau Drainage” When Designing Zero-Pitched Roofs

Many authorities in the roofing market advocate a “positive slope to drain”, usually between 0.5 and 2.0 degrees. However, roof membrane assembly does not necessarily require “positive slope to drain” in every case, especially with Protected Membrane Roofs (PMR).

Dekton’s Most Daring textures: Cosentino Unveils New Dekton Avant Garde’20 Series

Dekton’s Most Daring textures: Cosentino Unveils New Dekton Avant Garde’20 Series

Created with architects and designers in mind, Dekton Avant Garde’20 captures the most daring textures, allowing for the creation of luxury spaces in which design takes centre stage.

Control Noise in Multi-Storey Designs and Rebuilds with Pyrotek Solutions

Control Noise in Multi-Storey Designs and Rebuilds with Pyrotek Solutions

Pyrotek offers a full range of acoustic solutions to effectively control noise issues in high-density residential and commercial environments.

Viking’s Decoupling System: Simple, Effective and Compliant

Viking’s Decoupling System: Simple, Effective and Compliant

A decoupling system is the all-important barrier layer between tiles and the waterproofing membrane below them.

ComFlor Offers a Sound Solution for Midfloors

ComFlor Offers a Sound Solution for Midfloors

ComFlor contributes to acoustic dampening between living spaces, making it ideal for commercial and multi-storey residential buildings. 

Introducing Uno Brushed Brass

Introducing Uno Brushed Brass

Colour coordinate bathrooms with the extensive Brushed Brass range from Elementi. 

Enhance Interiors with New 3M DI-NOC Glass Finishes

Enhance Interiors with New 3M DI-NOC Glass Finishes

Inspired by collaboration with leading designers from across the globe, these new, trend-setting patterns offer even more ways to create stunning visual effects on interior glass surfaces.

by 3M
Acoustic Solutions for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings

Acoustic Solutions for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings

How acoustically insulated inter-tenancy walls support privacy and solace in apartment buildings.

Design Award-Winning Projects with Décortech’s Acoustic Wall and Ceiling Panels

Design Award-Winning Projects with Décortech’s Acoustic Wall and Ceiling Panels

Décortech works with architects to design the perfect acoustic panel solutions and ensures that no compromises are made to meet the requirements of multi-storey buildings.

Product Stewardship a Priority for Jacobsen

Product Stewardship a Priority for Jacobsen

Jacobsen are pleased to announce that they are launching a Product Stewardship programme that will help reduce the amount of flooring waste going to landfill.

The Strandfloor Fire and Acoustic System Offers Solutions for Intertenancy Floors

The Strandfloor Fire and Acoustic System Offers Solutions for Intertenancy Floors

The system delivers acoustic performance of STC 65 and IIC of 56, with a fire performance of FR 60/60/60 as tested by BRANZ.

Carpet Tiles with a Broadloom Effect

Carpet Tiles with a Broadloom Effect

Glassons’ new head office fit-out in Newmarket aligns with the look and feel of the fashion brand’s retail interiors.

Stylish Acoustic Solutions for Walls and Ceilings

Stylish Acoustic Solutions for Walls and Ceilings

Valchromat’s sound-absorbing MDF panels offer a good solution to many noise problematic areas. 

modulyss Announce NEW Cradle to Cradle Certification

modulyss Announce NEW Cradle to Cradle Certification

Continuing their focus on creating safe and sustainable carpet tiles, this certification marks modulyss’ transition towards circularity and aim to make a lasting positive change for the industry.

Acoustic Damping Flooring Solutions for Multi-Storey Buildings

Acoustic Damping Flooring Solutions for Multi-Storey Buildings

Neoflex recycled rubber and carpet tiles from Advance Flooring are ideal floor coverings for noise reduction.

Valsir Tropea S: A Toilet Cistern Designed to Reduce Noise

Valsir Tropea S: A Toilet Cistern Designed to Reduce Noise

Laboratory tests show that the perceived noise from Tropea S is 5 times lower than most widely-used cisterns on the market.

Five Reasons to Specify Homegrown Drainage Systems

Five Reasons to Specify Homegrown Drainage Systems

When it comes to drainage and waste system products, there are clear advantages to choosing reputable New Zealand suppliers and manufacturers.

Opening Opportunities with BIM

Opening Opportunities with BIM

Openings Studio BIM technology delivers accurate and agile complete door hardware schedules and specifications.

Factors to Consider When Specifying a Central Vacuum System

Factors to Consider When Specifying a Central Vacuum System

Beam Central Vacuum Systems can contribute towards healthier homes. Here's a look at the key factors to consider when incorporating a central cleaning system into a design.

Bringing Natural Daylight to the V&A Museum

Bringing Natural Daylight to the V&A Museum

A look at how energy-efficient natural lighting was integrated into the groundbreaking design of the V&A Museum in Dundee.

New Waterproof Tiles and Panels Simplify Bathroom Upgrades

New Waterproof Tiles and Panels Simplify Bathroom Upgrades

DumaWall waterproof wall tiles and panels can be applied directly on top of existing tiles with simple tongue and groove installation. 

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Waikato University Accommodation Facility

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Waikato University Accommodation Facility

Leading nationwide balustrade provider, Provista Balustrade Systems, has installed semi-frameless glass balustrades to 15 masonry decks of a new apartment development in Hillcrest, Hamilton.

KLC Delivers Sustainably-Treated Timber Weatherboard Systems

KLC Delivers Sustainably-Treated Timber Weatherboard Systems

Manufactured in the Bay of Plenty's Kaingaroa Forest, KLC's range of Generation 2 Weatherboard Systems are treated with the environmentally-friendly MicroPro treatment system. 

SRP Whisperwall: Efficient Noise Control Trusted by Industry Leaders for 10 Years

SRP Whisperwall: Efficient Noise Control Trusted by Industry Leaders for 10 Years

Steel Rollformed Products Ltd (SRP) has a range of acoustic solutions to assist architects and designers with achieving desired STC levels for wall partitioning and ceilings. 

Flooring to Reduce Impact Sound Transmission

Flooring to Reduce Impact Sound Transmission

Jacobsen has a wide range of flooring that can provide a solution to assist with the reduction of impact sound transmission.

Spray Foam Insulation Provides Effective Sound Barrier

Spray Foam Insulation Provides Effective Sound Barrier

Design walls and ceilings that absorb sound with NZ Foam's Sealection 500 spray foam insulation.

Achieving Acoustic Reverberation Control for Waipārūrū Hall

Achieving Acoustic Reverberation Control for Waipārūrū Hall

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to the University of Auckland’s Waipārūrū Hall, a new student accommodation campus for over 786 students, now the largest catered school leaver hall in New Zealand.

Acoustic Wood Flooring Adhesive

Acoustic Wood Flooring Adhesive

Modern design solutions require multi-feature applications; Acouslime 4in1 is an acoustic, moisture barrier, elastic wood flooring adhesive perfect for multi-storey living and working. 

A Showpiece Kitchen for a Family Who Loves to Entertain

A Showpiece Kitchen for a Family Who Loves to Entertain

Featuring grey veins and subtle gold flecks the Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold benchtop adds freshness and detail to this state-of-the-art kitchen. 

Plytech Birch Elite the Right Choice for Balmoral School

Plytech Birch Elite the Right Choice for Balmoral School

The prefinished Birch Elite ply in ultra-matt clear was chosen for classroom joinery and extensive wall lining throughout the gym, changing rooms and bathroom facilities.

First Windows Role in a Striking Early Childhood Centre by CASA

First Windows Role in a Striking Early Childhood Centre by CASA

First Windows and Doors, including extra tall 3-panel APL Architectural Series sliders, feature in this centre designed by CASA.

Reduce Wastewater Noise with Marley dBlue Acoustic Plumbing

Reduce Wastewater Noise with Marley dBlue Acoustic Plumbing

The Marley dBlue Sanitary Acoustic Plumbing system is an ideal choice for reducing wastewater noise in urban living environments.

Simple Ways to Enhance Residential Security with Lighting

Simple Ways to Enhance Residential Security with Lighting

From floodlights, sunset switches and motion sensors, to dimmers and timers, Schneider Electric offers a range of solutions for security lighting. 

The Best of Water and Oil with Resene Waterborne Alkyds

The Best of Water and Oil with Resene Waterborne Alkyds

The new evolution to waterborne alkyd technology provides additional performance benefits combined with improved sustainability. 

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