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Affordable Housing

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

February 2020

New Cabinetry Option Combines Premium Looks with Affordable Costs

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

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.

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.

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. 

Affordable Glass Balustrades From Spectrum

Affordable Glass Balustrades From Spectrum

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

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.

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. 

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.

Introducing PAVEEZZI Stone Polymer Composite Flooring

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. 

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

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. 

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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