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New Joist Mount Solution for Floating Decks

BiForm’s New Stack N Pack system creates an easy, cost-effective option when decking over waterproof membranes and other low height situations.

Rural Home Undergoes Complete Transformation

Marley Stratus Design Series Typhoon spouting and RP80 downpipes crisply frame this rural Patumahoe home. 

July 2018 feature

Homestar

A look at energy-efficient, sustainable products and systems that can contribute to a Homestar 6 rating.

Powering a 10 Star Home with Schneider Electric

Australasia’s first-ever 10-star Homestar rated home has an energy-neutral, sustainable footprint, with the help of smart lighting solutions. 

How Can Pink Batts Insulation Help Projects Meet a Homestar 6 Rating?

How Can Pink Batts Insulation Help Projects Meet a Homestar 6 Rating?

Pink Batts Insulation and PinkFit can contribute to Homestar designs with high R-value insulation, Environmental Choice accreditation and professional insulation installers. 

Get Energy Efficient with an Econergy Heat Pump Water Heater

Get Energy Efficient with an Econergy Heat Pump Water Heater

Improve a building's Homestar rating, save money and become more energy efficient using an Econergy heat pump water heater from Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd.

 Gerard Contributes to Homestar 10 Home

Gerard Contributes to Homestar 10 Home

When leading architectural designer Bob Burnett set out to show New Zealanders what a world class sustainable housing future looks like, he chose to do it with Gerard pressed steel roofing.

Stone Paint Coarse Creates Dramatic Finish for Multi-Clad Home

The textured finish of Porter’s Paints’ Stone Coarse brings together weatherboard, brick and panel cladding to provide a consistent matt look.

TECSOM Carpet Tiles Enhance Education Spaces

Catering for 600-700 primary school students, this new collaborative learning environment features a distinctive and colourful carpet tile floor by Advance.

LightBeton: Real Concrete with Unreal Possibilities

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

The Art of Wireless Charging

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

Stylish Acoustic Ceiling Installed at Palace Burger

Palace Burger Bar at Mount Maunganui came with a specific brief from the client: to create an acoustically functional ceiling with a bold and striking aesthetic.

PPG Offers Green Alternative for Interior Timber Finishing

PPG’s 500S and 500 Amerthane 2K system offers the same quality finish as solvent based equivalents, but is waterbased for a more environmentally friendly alternative.

New Concelo by Hideaway Makes Waste Management Easy

Hideaway Bins is proud to introduce Concelo, the new standard in waste bins.

Hardwearing Flooring Serves Justice Precinct

With 2,000 people visiting the Justice Precinct each day, it was important for the flooring to be both aesthetically pleasing and extremely durable.

Techlam Introduces New Sprucelam Beams for Interiors

Sprucelam is a high strength laminated interior product that is aesthetically pleasing, dimensionally stable, price competitive and environmentally certified.

Get the Edge with Dimond Roofing

Get the Edge with Dimond Roofing

Trusted technical information, product details and inspiration gallery with a clean new look and feel.

Embrace Brass with Legge’s Luxe. Portfolio of Finishes

Embrace Brass with Legge’s Luxe. Portfolio of Finishes

Legge’s recently launched Luxe. Portfolio of Finishes includes two brass finishes — satin brass and polished brass, both available lacquered or unlacquered.

Innovative and Sustainable Waste Management from Hideaway

Innovative and Sustainable Waste Management from Hideaway

Hideaway Bins have developed more sophisticated solutions to help homeowners sort waste and recycling according to their requirements.

Asphaltech Achieves Zero Degree CodeMark

Asphaltech Achieves Zero Degree CodeMark

Asphaltech’s Mastic Asphalt System has the first zero degree CodeMark in NZ for inverted, flat roof and podium deck roofs.

A Pure Approach to Tapware in Precious Metals

A Pure Approach to Tapware in Precious Metals

Kohler's Purist basin taps are available in a range of beautiful finishes, and have a five star WELS rating, using less than six litres of water a minute.

Rigitone Astral Plasterboard Improves Acoustics and Air Quality in QBE Fit-out

Rigitone Astral Plasterboard Improves Acoustics and Air Quality in QBE Fit-out

The transformation of the QBE offices in the landmark 125 Queen Street building, Auckland used a range of materials available from Potter Interior Systems.

Speedfloor Steel Joist System Features in Modular Home Design

Speedfloor Steel Joist System Features in Modular Home Design

When designing an affordable transportable home, Nigel Young turned to Speedfloor’s lightweight, cost-effective engineered steel joist system.

Think Louvres for Sun Control, Security and Style

Think Louvres for Sun Control, Security and Style

The popularity of louvres as a finishing detail on modern homes is continually growing and Juralco has been busy developing systems to satisfy customer demands for more options.

Hettich ArciTech Drawers Raise a Toast to Champagne

Hettich ArciTech Drawers Raise a Toast to Champagne

Hettich’s most flexible drawer system has become even more versatile with the introduction of new Champagne coloured drawer sides and designer profiles.

Efficient Building Starts With Considered Design

Efficient Building Starts With Considered Design

A mixed palette of concrete block, brick and Palliside uPVC weatherboards was selected for this architectural designer's home, ensuring a long-lasting, low maintenance facade.

Converted Apartments Use Solatube Daylight System to Meet G7

Converted Apartments Use Solatube Daylight System to Meet G7

How to meet G7 – Natural Light code when converting a commercial premise into a multi-level apartments complex.

Seamless Flooring System Future-proofs Hospital Wet Areas

Seamless Flooring System Future-proofs Hospital Wet Areas

The Seamless Flooring System by Gilt Edge Industries Ltd features a built-in waterproof membrane to prevent leaks and water damage at Middlemore Hospital’s new Acute Mental Health Unit.

Klima uPVC Window and Door Upgrades Announced

Klima uPVC Window and Door Upgrades Announced

Klima sliding doors are now rated to 2.4m high in up to Very High Wind Zones. 

Kooltherm Insulation Installed at Christchurch Old Stone House

Kooltherm Insulation Installed at Christchurch Old Stone House

With a high R-Value to thickness ratio, superior vapour control and rigid structure, Kingspan’s Kooltherm K10G2 was ideal for the restoration of the Old Stone House.

First Porotherm Homestar Home in NZ Underway

First Porotherm Homestar Home in NZ Underway

Stellaria NZ is excited and proud to present New Zealand's first Porotherm project designed to meet Homestar standards.

Nurajack System Supports Accessible Ramp at Waterview Home

Nurajack System Supports Accessible Ramp at Waterview Home

The Nurajack pedestal decking system was used to build a wheelchair ramp, with the generous support of Placemakers Lunn Ave and Spax Pacific.

Plasterboard Lined Partitions in Commercial Constructions

Plasterboard Lined Partitions in Commercial Constructions

Reducing the risk of earthquake damage to gypsum plasterboard lined partitions.

Savings in Energy and Dollars: Using LED Lighting in the Home

Savings in Energy and Dollars: Using LED Lighting in the Home

Vynco Industries offers a full range of sustainable LED lighting to help builds reach Homestar 6+ standards.

Methven and the Christchurch Eco Build

Methven and the Christchurch Eco Build

A range of water-efficient Methven products were chosen for this 10 Homestar rated build in Christchurch.

Learning Opportunity with Specialists in Soft Flooring

Learning Opportunity with Specialists in Soft Flooring

Heritage Carpets are privileged to have global suppliers Modulyss and United Agencies visiting to share their vast knowledge in carpets.

GreenStuf Insulation for Better Quality Homes

GreenStuf Insulation for Better Quality Homes

Independent national rating tool Homestar provides criteria for designing and constructing homes that are warm, dry, healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable.

PlyPlay Installed at Pā Rongorongo Info Hub

PlyPlay Installed at Pā Rongorongo Info Hub

Pre-finished PlyPlay allows a fast install and a welcoming interior for a new visitor centre in Auckland city.

Healthcare Facilities for Growing Community Use Studco Building Systems

Healthcare Facilities for Growing Community Use Studco Building Systems

Studco Wall and Ceiling Systems provide structural support at St John of God Hospital in Melbourne’s South-East.

Resco Compact Laminate Handling Knocks at Mt Smart

Resco Compact Laminate Handling Knocks at Mt Smart

Large facility with multiple uses; Mt Smart Stadium refit includes tough Resco products.

New Tile Range Goes Beyond Standard Ceramics

New Tile Range Goes Beyond Standard Ceramics

When two of the world's leading ceramic tile and fashion designers come together the results are quite spectacular.

Mico Design Specified for Toyota Hamilton

Mico Design Specified for Toyota Hamilton

Mico Design supplied bathroom, kitchen and commercial products to complement the architecturally designed new Toyota Branch in Te Rapa, Hamilton.

Flexi-Wing Hinge from Kilargo

Flexi-Wing Hinge from Kilargo

Introducing the Flexi-Wing hinge, designed to improve the performance of Kilargo's IS1212/IS1515 perimeter seals.

Mohawk Group's Newest Plank Carpet Hits All the Right Notes

Mohawk Group's Newest Plank Carpet Hits All the Right Notes

Color Balance tile brings 24 new soft hues and punchy brights in a versatile textured look — and it's got all the right features for busy commercial spaces.

Get Hands-On with Blum Kitchen Hardware in the Wellington Design Library

Get Hands-On with Blum Kitchen Hardware in the Wellington Design Library

The new facility provides an objective space for designers to investigate options and demonstrate Blum solutions to clients.

Three Ways Rondo Can Help Designers and Builders

Three Ways Rondo Can Help Designers and Builders

How Rondo’s acquisition of the USG Boral Metal Business in NZ will help designers and builders.

James Hardie Introduces New 9mm RAB Board

James Hardie Introduces New 9mm RAB Board

New Zealand's original rigid air barrier RAB Board is now available in a 9mm thickness.

Asona Raises the Ceiling in New Concept, Five-level Office Building

Asona Raises the Ceiling in New Concept, Five-level Office Building

Custom sized and locally manufactured Triton Cloud 25 panels provide acoustic control at The B:HIVE building at Smales Farm.

A Taste of the 2019 Colour Trends with Resene

A Taste of the 2019 Colour Trends with Resene

Use the latest colour trends to inspire design colour palettes.

American Standard’s New Aqua Ceramic Advanced Glaze Technology

American Standard’s New Aqua Ceramic Advanced Glaze Technology

American Standard has introduced an intelligent new Aqua Ceramic glaze to its Acacia E Toilet range, for improved cleanliness.

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