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Feature: Seismic Performance
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Forman: Industry Leaders In Seismic Solutions

Since changes to seismic design requirements for suspended ceilings (NZS1170.5), Forman has invested in understanding the implications and providing effective solutions.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Seismic Performance of Techlam Engineered Glulam Products

With strength to weight ratios superior to steel and concrete, Techlam's structural glulaminated timber has long proven its worth in seismic events.

November 2017 Feature

Seismic Performance

Looking at products and systems that help specifiers meet NZ's stringent seismic performance standards

Feature: Seismic Performance
Case Studies

XLam Rocking Shear Walls Withstand Kaikoura Earthquake

The seismic performance of XLam's Cross Laminated Timber was tested during the earthquake which shook the newly built Kaikoura District Council building.

E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough
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E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough

Houses constructed from Porotherm are extremely stiff and much less liable to cracking under earthquake loadings than traditional timber-framed structures.

Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design
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Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design

All suspended ceilings must now be designed to withstand Ultimate Limit State level earthquakes in order to comply with Clause B1/ VM1 of the NZ Building Code.

Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability
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Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability

Triboard housing has proven strength and performance during earthquake and hurricane conditions.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Gamma Seismic Bracing System Stands Strong

The Gamma Bracing Frame system exceeds requirements under NZS3604:2011, giving designers and homeowners peace of mind.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Changes to Seismic Design Requirements for Suspended Ceilings

T&R Interior Systems are proud to advocate for safer ceilings and recent seismic events strengthen this resolve.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Lightweight Building Systems for Safer, More Durable Homes

With NZ's unique geology, performance to withstand seismic forces is critical to all New Zealand buildings; James Hardie offers insight into smart, lightweight solutions.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes

Expansion joints can be said to be among the most critical aspects of design in relation to building performance under geological and weather extremes.

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Brick Veneer Strengthening for Seismic Performance

Masons are at the forefront of brick veneer strengthening with their high-performance brick essentials product range.

Case Studies

Quietspace Frontier Provides Focal Point for Te Awamutu Library

Quietspace Frontier delivers targeted sound absorption for the library, while also helping to differentiate areas of the open plan space.

Product News

Clean Air Approved Wood Fires: What You Need To Know

A look into clean air approved wood fires and why they are required in certain areas. 

Case Studies

Palais Theatre Restored Using Porter’s Paints

The exterior was restored with Porter's Mineral Paint — a premium silicate paint that provides unparalleled colourfastness and durability.

Case Studies

Cosy Family Ski-lodge Features INTELLO Airtightness System

The holiday home is designed to withstand the extreme external weather, while dealing with challenging internal moisture demands.

Asona's New Acoustic Mesh Ceiling Panel Adds Texture
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Asona's New Acoustic Mesh Ceiling Panel Adds Texture

Asona has introduced a new mesh designed ceiling panel to its intelligent acoustic panel range.

Palliside Weatherboard: The Ultimate Trifecta
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Palliside Weatherboard: The Ultimate Trifecta

For Primesite Homes, Palliside weatherboard provides the ultimate trifecta: a cladding that’s impervious to Wellington’s rugged conditions, low maintenance and lightweight.

ArciTech Drawers Complement Country Kitchen
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ArciTech Drawers Complement Country Kitchen

The ArciTech Drawers provide modern storage options for the homeowners, while matching the country style décor.

Introducing GDR Architectural
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Introducing GDR Architectural

GDR Architectural specialises in the specifying, supplying, installing, and servicing of all commercial entry solutions.

KerMac Industries Cubicle System Installed at Devonport Wharf
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KerMac Industries Cubicle System Installed at Devonport Wharf

KerMac Industries is proud to take part in delivering Devonport Wharf's fresh new look with toilet cubicles and urinal privacy screens for the bathroom facilities.

Greenfirst - Laminex New Zealand's Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
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Greenfirst - Laminex New Zealand's Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

Laminex New Zealand's sustainability programme, Greenfirst, gives confidence in specifying environmentally preferable products.

Paterson Introduces Vanita & Casa Mirrors
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Paterson Introduces Vanita & Casa Mirrors

Now available from Paterson, the Vanita & Casa mirror range offers innovative features including LED backlighting, defoggers and music via bluetooth. 

PDL Iconic Wins Gold Award at the 2017 Best Design Awards
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PDL Iconic Wins Gold Award at the 2017 Best Design Awards

PDL by Schneider Electric took out a Gold Award for its PDL Iconic wiring devices range as part of the 2017 Best Design Awards.

Create a Bold Statement with New Mercer Aurora Series Sinks
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Create a Bold Statement with New Mercer Aurora Series Sinks

The new coloured stainless steel Aurora Series is the latest addition to the Mercer sinkware range.

Pre-Finished Plywood for Bach Revamp
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Pre-Finished Plywood for Bach Revamp

This classic Coromandel bach has slowly evolved its own wonderfully eclectic style. PlyPlay features in its latest transformation, helping to maintain the old bach character while adding a durable and modern finish.

See How Quality Armac Martin Brassware Is Made
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See How Quality Armac Martin Brassware Is Made

Video showing the manufacture of Armac Martin cabinet hardware is now available to view, offering an insider's look at the care and detail that sets this brassware apart.

Provista Framed Glass and Euro Slat for Auckland Childcare Centre
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Provista Framed Glass and Euro Slat for Auckland Childcare Centre

A combination of Provista Balustrade Systems’ Framed Glass and Euro Slat products provide a stylish and safe solution for the new Edukids Childcare centre in Auckland.

New Product Release: Variant Form and Uncovered Collection
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New Product Release: Variant Form and Uncovered Collection

Geometric structures, raw materials and a play on architectural forms inspired five new integrative Mohawk Group carpet tile designs.

Busy 12-Court Badminton Facility Opts for Resco Compact Laminate
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Busy 12-Court Badminton Facility Opts for Resco Compact Laminate

Auckland Badminton Hall's changing facilities refurbished to endure with Resco Compact Laminate Series 7000 cubicles and Multicom wall linings.

Hale Introduces New Waterproof, Abuse-Resistant Wet Room Lining
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Hale Introduces New Waterproof, Abuse-Resistant Wet Room Lining

Hale Manufacturing 3mm Compact Laminate Wall Panelling is a waterproof, abuse-resistant alternative for wet areas. 

Open Rail Sliding Door System Trending with Kiwi Homeowners
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Open Rail Sliding Door System Trending with Kiwi Homeowners

The antique charm of the Open Bar Rail 80 has made it a very popular choice for homeowners who are looking to add a vintage touch to their new home or renovation.

New Additions to Modulyss NZ In-Stock Carpet Tiles
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New Additions to Modulyss NZ In-Stock Carpet Tiles

Modulyss First Absolute and Modulyss DSGN Tweed, both in a mid-charcoal shade, bring two striking textural options to the range.

Heatflow Underlays Reduce Impact and Airborne Sound
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Heatflow Underlays Reduce Impact and Airborne Sound

Heatflow Underlays enhance the acoustic performance of floor coverings, with an impact noise reduction of 31dB for the Carpet Underlay and 21dB for the Laminate and Wood Underlay.

Introducing HydroRail: A Cost-Effective Renovation Solution
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Introducing HydroRail: A Cost-Effective Renovation Solution

HydroRail is a luxurious home-spa shower that can be installed in an existing shower space without the expense or inconvenience of changing the current plumbing.

Tyvek Celebrates 50 Years
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Tyvek Celebrates 50 Years

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Tyvek — one of the most commonly used protective materials in the world.

StoPoren Facade Specified for Farmers Rangiora
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StoPoren Facade Specified for Farmers Rangiora

StoPoren is a versatile building material for commercial builds thanks to its light weight, ventilated cavity design, non-combustibility and thermal and acoustic properties.

Airport Benefits from Safe, Low Maintenance Entrance Matting
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Airport Benefits from Safe, Low Maintenance Entrance Matting

ExtraTread entrance matting provides a hardworking, easy to maintain and safe surface for Invercargill Airport.

Introducing the Ellipse Bathware Range by Marblo
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Introducing the Ellipse Bathware Range by Marblo

The sculpture-like Ellipse bathware range is chemical and stain-resistant, resulting in a product that is easy-to-clean, durable and can be enjoyed for years on end.

Cockburn Aquatic Recreation Centre Built to Last with Studco Building Systems
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Cockburn Aquatic Recreation Centre Built to Last with Studco Building Systems

Studco engineers innovative building systems for aquatic environments, with steel framing and acoustic solutions.

A Kitchen that Touches the Heart of the Family
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A Kitchen that Touches the Heart of the Family

For the 2017 Auckland Home Show, Colleen Holder was tasked with creating a kitchen that encouraged visitors to touch, showcasing Laminex products with textural and tactile quality.

New Elemental Hardware: Sleek, Clean Minimalism
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New Elemental Hardware: Sleek, Clean Minimalism

Elemental is New Zealand's first suite of extruded aluminium hardware, and the first that lends itself to anodised surface finishing. 

USG Boral's Seismic Ceiling System with Acoustic Performance
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USG Boral's Seismic Ceiling System with Acoustic Performance

Combining DONN DX Grid system with Mars ClimaPlus ceiling tiles creates a complete ceiling system with excellent seismic strength and acoustic performance.

New Elemental Hardware: Sleek, Clean Minimalism
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New Elemental Hardware: Sleek, Clean Minimalism

Elemental is New Zealand's first suite of extruded aluminium hardware, and the first that lends itself to anodised surface finishing. 

All About Whites: Three Resene Whites Colour Tools
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All About Whites: Three Resene Whites Colour Tools

Three Resene whites colour tools make choosing the right white even easer.

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