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Warm Roof System Offers Long-Term Protection for the Life Box

Viking Roofspec's WarmSpan system protects the structure of Life Box — part of an initiative by Architecture & Interiors to raise funds for charity. 

New Sustainable and Economic Alternative to Cedar Cladding

Introducing Timberline’s latest exterior cladding, Thermory Ash and Thermory Nordic Pine — a sustainable and economic alternative to cedar cladding.

February 2020 feature

Affordable Housing

How designers and builders can create reasonably priced housing, without compromising on quality.

Affordable Glass Balustrades From Spectrum

Unique ‘Clearspan’ system design enables balustrades with glazed panels to be a cost-effective balustrade solution.

Construction Wall System Ensures Speedy and Efficient Builds

Construction Wall System Ensures Speedy and Efficient Builds

Used by PanelLock for 20 years, the Triboard Construction Wall System can save on time and material costs. 

New Cabinetry Option Combines Premium Looks with Affordable Costs

New Cabinetry Option Combines Premium Looks with Affordable Costs

Even expert joiners have mistaken Prime Panels' new Timberland melamine finish for timber veneer.

Equitone Fibre Cement Offers Long Term Savings

Equitone Fibre Cement Offers Long Term Savings

Equitone high-density fibre cement offers exceptional durability and life expectancy, leading to high cost savings in the long term.

James Hardie Fire and Acoustic Rated Walls

James Hardie fire and acoustic rated walls have been developed to assist architects in selecting a suitable James Hardie product and to choose a system which will meet performance requirements.

MiTek PosiStrut Provides the Answer for Auckland’s Busiest Hospital

MiTek PosiStruts enabled long clear spans, reducing the need for intermediate supports and allowing unobstructed access to ceiling areas for building maintenance.

Warm Roof System Offers Long-Term Protection for the Life Box

Viking Roofspec's WarmSpan system protects the structure of Life Box — part of an initiative by Architecture & Interiors to raise funds for charity. 

A Discreet Fire Sprinkler System for Rural Homes

The BLAZESTOP home fire sprinkler system saves time in the event of a fire while limiting water damage — and with LEAP taking care of compliance and design, it's an easy choice for rural homes.

Large Waste and Recycling Solution for Tight Spaces

Finding a large waste and recycling bin solution for a 400mm space has been a struggle until now.

Save Time with the Dincel Structural Wall System

The Dincel Structural Wall System is a lightweight formwork that can reduce construction time by up to 50%.

Moving Towards Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand

A look at some of the milestones and springboards from 2019 which are leading NZ architects towards sustainable design practices in 2020 and beyond. 

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Introducing PAVEEZZI Stone Polymer Composite Flooring

PAVEEZZI SPC Flooring is a low maintenance acoustic and waterproof flooring system that provides a cost-effective alternative to vinyl, linoleum, solid timber and engineered wood flooring. 

New IBuilt CoreClad Offers Exceptional Durability and Flexibility

CoreClad is a new textured external plywood cladding that’s fast and easy to install while offering excellent strength, durability and reliability.

Fire Performance: Key Considerations and Reducing Risk

Not all insulation is the same when it comes to fire performance. Use of large-scale tested systems provides low-risk solutions for facade systems. 

High-Performance Roof Systems for Safe Water Collection

High-Performance Roof Systems for Safe Water Collection

Viking Roofspec offers four high-performance water potable certified roofing systems. 

A Clever Balustrade Solution for Affordable and Social Housing

A Clever Balustrade Solution for Affordable and Social Housing

Social housing is a large part of the affordable housing puzzle which requires some “outside the box thinking,” such as this solution — using an aluminium security screening product to create a cost-effective balustrade.

An Eye-catching Red Carpet for Pic's Peanut Butter World

An Eye-catching Red Carpet for Pic's Peanut Butter World

Bold entrance matting brings both visual impact and high functionality for Pic’s Peanut Butter World showroom and factory in Stoke, Nelson.

Transform Spaces with Skylights

Transform Spaces with Skylights

The use of VELUX fixed skylights is a cost-effective solution for creating positive change when renovating or building.

Kliplok in Colorsteel Flaxpod Chosen for Sustainable Rural Home

Kliplok in Colorsteel Flaxpod Chosen for Sustainable Rural Home

The design team chose Kliplok as a concealed clip fixed roof that offered visually clean lines and low long term maintenance. Made in Colorsteel, Kliplok Flaxpod is safe for harvesting rainwater.

Introducing the Warndon Freestanding Bath

Introducing the Warndon Freestanding Bath

The Warndon Freestanding bath sits gracefully on the floor, allowing all waste pipework to remain hidden, maintaining a sleek bathroom finish.

The End of the Overflowing Wardrobe

The End of the Overflowing Wardrobe

Use Blum’s SPACE TOWER to expand wardrobe storage options while reducing complexity.

Providing a Unique Warm Roof Solution on a Greenhithe Hidden Gem

Providing a Unique Warm Roof Solution on a Greenhithe Hidden Gem

A range of Nuralite’s system solutions were specified on this sustainably-minded Greenhithe home. 

Hilton Brown Swim School Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Hilton Brown Swim School Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Hilton Brown’s Swim School at Hobsonville, with the help of Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd, is leading the way in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide they produce with their new state of the art facility.

Style with Function in New Huffer Store

Style with Function in New Huffer Store

Huffer has officially welcomed its newest store in the heart of Newmarket, where Heradesign Woodwool Acoustic panels were chosen for their textured aesthetic and acoustic properties.

A Light-Filled Christchurch Childcare Centre and First Windows

A Light-Filled Christchurch Childcare Centre and First Windows

Architecture to enhance the learning environment as an additional teacher was part of the design strategy of Phil Redmond Architecture & Urbanism (PRau) for the Rabbit Patch preschool at Burnside, in Christchurch.

Introducing Fenix Pressed Panels

Introducing Fenix Pressed Panels

Fenix Pressed panels are perfect for horizontal and vertical interior applications and are available in all 12 colours of Fenix NTM and three colours of Fenix NTA.

Central Cleaning System Removes Dust and Allergens

Central Cleaning System Removes Dust and Allergens

BEAM Central Vacuum Systems remove dust and other allergens and carry them away from living areas, improving indoor air quality — something that is of particular relief to allergy sufferers. 

Specify Blinds Early to Ensure Effective Glare Control

Specify Blinds Early to Ensure Effective Glare Control

By considering window furnishings early in the project, designers can provide a glare-free space and avoid the extra costs of replacing or retrofitting furnishings. 

ADHERO: The Weathertight Solution for Multi-Storey Buildings

ADHERO: The Weathertight Solution for Multi-Storey Buildings

The self-adhesive membrane/underlay from Pro Clima provides a continuous water and wind-tight WRB (weather-resistive barrier) behind the outer cladding/rain-screen layer of the Westlight Apartments in West Auckland. 

Natural Lighting and Ventilation Options for Affordable Homes

Natural Lighting and Ventilation Options for Affordable Homes

By minimising utility costs, an affordable house can become a truly affordable home. 

New Generation Touchless Technology a First for Australasian Bathrooms

New Generation Touchless Technology a First for Australasian Bathrooms

Kohler’s introduction of a Touchless flush toilet suite, the first of its kind on the Australasian market, takes hygiene in the bathroom to the next level.

Large Module Acoustic Ceiling Panels for Buildings with Scale

Large Module Acoustic Ceiling Panels for Buildings with Scale

Introducing Asona’s Triton range of large module lightweight acoustic ceiling panels designed for commercial interiors with aesthetics, acoustics, fire and seismic safety in mind. 

Smart Options for Creating Space in Affordable Housing

Smart Options for Creating Space in Affordable Housing

Cavity Sliders provide creative solutions for making use of available space in multi-residential dwellings.

Metrotile’s Modular Roofing System Helps Deliver Affordable Housing

Metrotile’s Modular Roofing System Helps Deliver Affordable Housing

Metrotile’s pressed metal tiles can help with project efficiency, maximising resources, transport, space and the lifetime value of projects.

New Shower Shelving Solution from Englefield

New Shower Shelving Solution from Englefield

A reputation for quality and innovation has placed New Zealand’s Englefield bathroom company at the top of the list for new home builders and renovators seeking advanced solutions to compact showering spaces.

Creative Cladding and Roofing Combo for a Rural Home

Creative Cladding and Roofing Combo for a Rural Home

Brightly coloured Dimond Roofing LT7 was chosen for the wall cladding, while the roof features Dimond Roofing Veedek, creating a bold look for the home. 

Affordable Bathroom Products by Mico Design

Affordable Bathroom Products by Mico Design

Mico Design can provide architects and designers with a specification for their affordable housing projects.

Clay Block Construction Saves Costs in the Long Run

Clay Block Construction Saves Costs in the Long Run

Porotherm clay block construction can start at a build/m² rate of $2,500 and can help minimise ongoing maintenance costs.

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