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Technoform and Nu-Wall Eliminate Thermal Bridges

Technoform's Thermal Isolator Clip with Nu-Wall's aluminium cladding and Alibat rail system was used in conjunction with Rockwool external insulation and displayed at the Passive House Hui in Wellington.

PacBld Cladding Offers Increased Ventilation and Fire Performance

Pacific Build Supply (Pacbld) have always taken a holistic systems approach to cladding they supply. 

July 2021 feature

Cladding Systems

High-performance rainscreens and cladding systems that meet the compliance requirements for medium-density and low-rise commercial projects.

Prefinished Weatherboards Bring Time Savings to 30-Unit Housing Development

Dynex PALLISIDE is a locally made, durable engineered alternative to timber weatherboards. It’s designed for long-lasting good looks and eliminates the need for painting while minimising future maintenance.

Lightweight GRC Cladding Backed By Excellent Technical Support

Lightweight GRC Cladding Backed By Excellent Technical Support

GRC lightweight glass reinforced concrete cladding offers versatile design options for medium density projects. 

INTEGRA Lightweight Concrete Facade System

INTEGRA Lightweight Concrete Facade System

Resene Construction Systems' high performance, BRANZ appraised, lightweight AAC concrete external facade system will protect and enhance buildings for years to come.

The Crossing: Bringing Sophisticated Architectural Design to Life with ALPOLIC/fr

The Crossing: Bringing Sophisticated Architectural Design to Life with ALPOLIC/fr

The Crossing, a hub for the finest international and local brands located in Christchurch’s CBD, features geometric shapes formed out of ALPOLIC/fr which has turned the building into a real eye catcher.

Reclaimed Brick Enhances Modern Country Home

Austral Bricks San Selmo Reclaimed in Reclaimed Original were used both inside and outside the house to help to tell the story of a restored barn house.

The Spartherm Freestanding Woodfire: The Sensitive New Age Fire

The new Spartherm freestanding wood fireplace is considered, innovative and modest — just like a sensitive new age guy.

Auckland Museum Atrium Transformation Features Bespoke Barrisol Ceiling

The award-winning revamp of the atrium brings the suspended Tanoa Bowl to the forefront of the design, with backlit Barrisol panels forming a striking geometric pattern on the underside.

Public Bathroom Solutions for Te Pūtake o Tawa Forest Hub in Rotorua

MacDonald Industries bathroom products have been specifically designed for public amenities such as the Tawa Forest Hub. MacDonald Industries understand the need to provide products that are resistant to intensive use and vandalism, are reliable, hygienic and easy to clean.

Dulux Takes On A New Shade Of Green With envirO2

The Dulux envirO₂ range has very low VOC content with less than one gram per litre, earning its GreenTag certifications and Environmental Choice New Zealand certifications.

Gabled Pavilions and Metro Series ThermalHEART Maximises Light and Interconnectedness

Tucked into a valley near Auckland’s Hobson Bay, this home by RTA Studio, with First Windows & Doors sees the gabled-roof vernacular of quintessential Kiwi state houses, reinterpreted as a series of pavilions that house a family of five.

Utilising Passive House Principles in Warm Roof Design

With the growing awareness of Passive House principles, we can now illustrate the wider benefits of warm roof design.

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28 June 2021

Silestone Sunlit Days Brings New Mediterranean-Inspired Surfaces to Interiors

Featuring five Mediterranean-inspired colours with a soft matt surface, the Silestone Sunlit Days collection offers exciting new options for interior design.

Sustainability to the Fore in Prize Winning Gisborne Airport Terminal

Comprehensive environmental and social codes are part of the design ethos used by Tennent Brown Architects who recently won an architecture award for the new Gisborne Airport Terminal.

The Changing Face of Multi Tenancy Dwellings

Transform the exterior visual appeal of medium density buildings with architectural aluminium facade products.

Invisible Beam-to-Post Connections with SPAX

Invisible Beam-to-Post Connections with SPAX

The SPAX Beam-to-Post Fixing Solution provides a bracket-less connection designed to enhance the beauty of timber structures such as pergolas and carports.

Incorporate Outdoor Heaters and Opening Roofs for Better Living in Winter

Incorporate Outdoor Heaters and Opening Roofs for Better Living in Winter

Louvretec is now a proud supplier of Kelray Outdoor Heaters, a premium outdoor heater range which is the perfect accompaniment to an Opening Roof.

Vynco’s Innovative Architectural Grille Range Expands

Vynco’s Innovative Architectural Grille Range Expands

One of Vynco’s most innovative and aesthetic architectural grille ranges has recently expanded to include a model with an integrated high-quality light panel. 

Reliable, Low Maintenance High Speed Doors for Improved Efficiency

Reliable, Low Maintenance High Speed Doors for Improved Efficiency

Tested to up to 250,000 cycles per year, EFAFLEX high speed doors offer the trusted reliability manufacturing facilities need to keep operations running smoothly.

Introducing EliteFlex Impervious Carpet Backing

Introducing EliteFlex Impervious Carpet Backing

The new carpet backing for high performance areas from Bentley: EliteFlex 1.83m Cushion and EliteFlex 1.83m Hardback.

Two Hot New Profiles Added to the Dezignatek Thermoform Range

Two Hot New Profiles Added to the Dezignatek Thermoform Range

Dezignatek has introduced two new profiles to its range of highly durable thermoformed vinyl doors. 

Durable Low-Maintenance Decking Chosen for Designer's Renovation Retreat

Durable Low-Maintenance Decking Chosen for Designer's Renovation Retreat

The Ultim8 composite decking was specified for its durability and 15-year no-fade promise.

INTEGRA: A Tested, Trusted Central Barrier Intertenancy Walling System

INTEGRA: A Tested, Trusted Central Barrier Intertenancy Walling System

The INTEGRA intertenancy system provides a fast, cost efficient solution for acoustic and fire separation between tenancies.

Thinking Outside the Subway with 3D-Effect Tiles from The Tile Depot

Thinking Outside the Subway with 3D-Effect Tiles from The Tile Depot

Not everyone wants to follow what's "On-Trend". The Tile Depot have a range of 3D-effect wall tiles that are unique, bold and contemporary — perfect for those looking for something a little less ordinary.

Add Drama to Interiors with Translucent Shapes and Natural Light

Add Drama to Interiors with Translucent Shapes and Natural Light

Create unique features for interior ceilings with Solatube Daylighting systems and translucent fabrics.

Roof Renovation Graduates to Complete Roof Reconstruction

Roof Renovation Graduates to Complete Roof Reconstruction

The discovery of a roof's disastrous state lead to a complete roof rebuild using Viking's WarmRoof system using Viking Enviroclad as the waterproofing membrane with a proprietary weldable rib accessory.

A Guide to Selecting Underlay

A Guide to Selecting Underlay

What to consider when selecting underlay for medium density projects.

COLORSTEEL AWARDS: Recognising Architectural Excellence

COLORSTEEL AWARDS: Recognising Architectural Excellence

With two categories specifically designed to recognise excellence in architectural design, the Colorsteel Awards are back bigger and better in 2021. Entries close July 31st, so don’t miss the chance to win $10,000 cash.

Providing Secure Access to Hospital Drug Safes

Providing Secure Access to Hospital Drug Safes

ASSA ABLOY’s wireless Aperio system, paired with a Challenger safe, creates a secure, flexible and scalable hospital drug storage solution.

Masons Enviro 50mm AAC Cladding Continues to Impress on New Builds in Canterbury

Masons Enviro 50mm AAC Cladding Continues to Impress on New Builds in Canterbury

The Masons AAC Panel System is a cost-effective, weathertight and reliable solution. 

Roomy Rebuild in Onehunga Features Marley Stratus Design Series

Roomy Rebuild in Onehunga Features Marley Stratus Design Series

The quarter-round profile of the Marley Stormcloud spouting has clean, strong lines which fit in with the modern yet classic styling of the home.

Basement Transformation: From Underground Dirt to Studio Apartment

Basement Transformation: From Underground Dirt to Studio Apartment

The Sanicubic 2 Pro system made it possible to incorporate a self-sufficient bathroom, kitchen and laundry into this new guest space which sits beneath the home’s waste water system.

Colourful Carpet Tiles for Wainui School

Colourful Carpet Tiles for Wainui School

At Wainui School north of Auckland, a new classroom block features Advance carpet tiles for pattern and colour.

Drained and Ventilated Cavity Construction Essential for Shadowclad

Drained and Ventilated Cavity Construction Essential for Shadowclad

A look into the reasons for CHH Plywood’s updated advice to specifiers and homeowners that Shadowclad cladding for new builds should only be used over a drained and ventilated cavity.

Exterior Cladding System Design for Weathertight Medium Density Housing

Exterior Cladding System Design for Weathertight Medium Density Housing

Good exterior design and use of higher quality construction techniques and materials are important factors in achieving weathertightness in medium density housing.

ClosetPro Wardrobes Custom Made Right Here in New Zealand

ClosetPro Wardrobes Custom Made Right Here in New Zealand

There are a few things in the home that really demonstrate attention to detail, and one of those is having a quality wardrobe system installed.

Perforated Walls and Ceilings Proudly Supplied to Award-Winning School

Perforated Walls and Ceilings Proudly Supplied to Award-Winning School

The project, designed by Athfield Architects Ltd, took out top honours in the Greenstone Group Education Property Award in the 2021 Property Council of New Zealand Industry Awards.

Modern in Mairangi with Resene Pitch Black

Modern in Mairangi with Resene Pitch Black

A Mairangi Bay housing development makes a statement with a clever contrast of Resene Pitch Black wood stain with white.

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