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New Polished Plaster Finish Enhances Inner City Office

The new Otsumigaki Japanese-inspired clay/lime plaster creates a smooth, tactile finish for UBS' workspace in central Auckland. 

Beautiful Clay Bricks Add Texture and Precision to Home Interior

The beautiful Terca St Ives Cream Rustica brings texture and sophistication to the interior of this Hamilton home. 

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Interesting Surfaces

Southland Maple Beech Perfect for Bespoke Interior Applications

Southland Maple Beech, also known as Silver Beech in New Zealand, is Timberline’s interior feature timber of choice. 

Revolutionary Porcelain Slabs Wrap Up a World of Design Ideas

Revolutionary Porcelain Slabs Wrap Up a World of Design Ideas

Big is beautiful and also bolder with Laminam, an Italian range of large format, full-bodied porcelain slabs that transform walls, floors, splashbacks and benchtops.

Timber Veneer Brings Drama and Elegance to Kitchen Showroom

Timber Veneer Brings Drama and Elegance to Kitchen Showroom

Plymasters Beam Smoked Oak Veneer adds texture and depth to the Rowsons Kitchen & Joinery showroom.

New Tile Options Offer Elegance and Sophistication

New Tile Options Offer Elegance and Sophistication

The Tile Depot has just landed some striking new feature wall tiles that will create visual interest wherever they are used.

New 390series Architectural Long Format Clay Bricks by Austral Bricks

The exaggerated proportions of the 390series are an ode to the distinctive early stretched Roman bricks. Long and clean, they add textural variance to pared-back sculptural architecture.

Bring the Beauty of Rust with new Resene FX Faux Rust Effect

Achieve the look of weathering steel style finishes for a fraction of the cost and on a wide range of surfaces with Resene FX Faux Rust Effect.

Sustainable Glulaminated Timber a Perfect Fit for Green School NZ

Known for using their glulaminated timber to create unique spaces that bring communities together, Techlam NZ were the ideal structural component supplier for Green School NZ. 

Warm Timber Patterns Feature in Viking's New Dec-K-ing Range

Introducing two new Viking Roofspec Dec-K-ing patterns: Prairie Barn and Country Cottage — each providing a sophisticated yet rustic style for outdoor living areas, with their warm timber patterns.

Innovative Ideas and First Windows & Doors for Appealing Prefabricated Prototype

Innovative ideas and First Windows & Doors made this prefabricated prototype so appealing its designers moved in.

Lighting Brings New Dimension to Architect’s Own Home

When it came to designing the lighting for his own home in Remuera, Architect Paul Clarke, worked with Inlite to enhance the look of the home at night and create little moments of joy.

Planning for the Return to Level 3 for Construction and Architecture Businesses

While no end date for the national lockdown has been set, now is the time for construction and architecture businesses to consider what steps they will need to take to return to Level 3.

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Testing Underway for Plankwall V10 “Almost Finished”

Plankwall is now offering a limited number of UV-coated "Almost Finished" test panels — designed to eliminate the need for painting ceilings on-site. 

Create Flexible Outdoor Areas with Renson Fixscreens

Renson Fixscreens enable homeowners to control levels of sun, wind and rain, making them perfect for providing shelter for outdoor rooms. 

How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Gas Fireplace

A look at the key factors to consider to ensure an efficient gas fireplace choice. 

Protect Better with Kilargo Antimicrobial Seals

Protect Better with Kilargo Antimicrobial Seals

Kilargo’s antimicrobial range of door seals incorporates SteriTouch protection into the silicone gasket eliminating up to 99.99% of bacteria. They are ideal for ‘clean room’ environments and buildings that demand superior infection control.

Alucolux Solid A1 Offers Unique Surface Finishes

Alucolux Solid A1 Offers Unique Surface Finishes

Alucolux Solid A1 is a coil coated aluminium sheet material that has an unparalleled range of colours and surface finishes that offer architects and building owners the freedom to create unique designs and stunning facades.

Versatile, Recyclable Stainless Steel Surfaces

Versatile, Recyclable Stainless Steel Surfaces

Rimex Metals can be found all across New Zealand and the globe, including Auckland Airport, Aotea Centre, Christchurch Convention Centre and Britomart Train Station.

Create Dynamic Spaces with Décortech Veneer

Create Dynamic Spaces with Décortech Veneer

Architects can ensure their projects have consistent veneer throughout with Décortech’s large range of real timber veneers.

2020 Trends in Kitchen Design That are Worth the Investment

2020 Trends in Kitchen Design That are Worth the Investment

Four timeless trends in kitchen design for 2020 and the decade ahead.

Reliable Weather Protection Backed by Dedicated Technical Support

Reliable Weather Protection Backed by Dedicated Technical Support

When it comes to specifying quality, dependability and reliability in all conditions — even tough kiwi ones, architects can rely on Tyvek.

Sophisticated Terrazzo-Look Porcelain Tiles

Sophisticated Terrazzo-Look Porcelain Tiles

The reinvigorated trend for terrazzo which began in Europe, is seeing popularity across Australasia with this style of tile being specified in a large range of commercial projects.

Unique Fenix Surfaces Utilise Innovative Nano-Technology

Unique Fenix Surfaces Utilise Innovative Nano-Technology

There is much more to Fenix than meets the eye; an explanation of the technology used to create the soft-to-the-touch, anti-fingerprint Fenix NTM and NTA surfaces.

Add an Artisan Touch to Customise Muros Walls

Add an Artisan Touch to Customise Muros Walls

Add creative flair and bespoke vision by transforming Muros textured walls using paint, plaster or promotional images.

Kiwi Innovation Brings Energy to Commercial and Educational Ceilings

Kiwi Innovation Brings Energy to Commercial and Educational Ceilings

With Asona, designers have a wide range of ceiling options to choose from, including lay-in ceiling tile with wood prints, open-cell mesh panels, floating cloud panels, perforated panels and more.

Interesting Use of Textured Powder Coat Finish

Interesting Use of Textured Powder Coat Finish

Designed especially for architectural detailing on exterior fittings, Dulux’s Mannex textured powder coat finish was a clever touch for this perimeter fencing.

Enhance Interiors with Large-Format Stone-Replica Tiles

Enhance Interiors with Large-Format Stone-Replica Tiles

Available from Tile Warehouse, the Arisotea tile range combines the versatility and durability of porcelain with the visual appeal of natural stone surfaces. 

Bio Silver for More Hygienic Commercial Ceiling Tiles

Bio Silver for More Hygienic Commercial Ceiling Tiles

The antimicrobial silver in Fenta ceiling tiles is proven to inhibit the growth of bacteria by up to 99.99 per cent and lasts the lifetime of the product.

Introducing PDL Pro Series Switches and Sockets for Commercial Buildings

Introducing PDL Pro Series Switches and Sockets for Commercial Buildings

The PDL Pro Series by Schneider Electric is a new range of hard-wearing switches and sockets designed for commercial buildings — particularly in high-traffic areas. 

Asona and Revolution Fibres Ltd Collaborate to Make Nanofibre Filters for PPE

Asona and Revolution Fibres Ltd Collaborate to Make Nanofibre Filters for PPE

As the Covid-19 crisis kicked off, both Asona and Revolution Fibres sprang to action to respond to the urgent call for more PPE and face masks. 

Airtightness Layer Contributes to Low Energy Rotorua Home

Airtightness Layer Contributes to Low Energy Rotorua Home

A blower door test was performed and the home achieved an airtightness level of 1.3 ACH (air changes per hour). 

Try Dimond's Tricore Interactive Tool

Try Dimond's Tricore Interactive Tool

The new Tricore interactive tool features visualisations of all the Tricore system's components, and how they come together to create an advanced insulated roof.

Cost-Effective Balustrading Solutions for Townhouse Projects

Cost-Effective Balustrading Solutions for Townhouse Projects

The Provista balustrade range provides an array of design options for achieving privacy, safety and style for townhouse developments.

Jacobsen Flooring Contributes to Tūranga Christchurch

Jacobsen Flooring Contributes to Tūranga Christchurch

Shaw carpet tiles, Nora and Regupol Rubber flooring, and Tredsafe safety nosings were used to create a welcoming space for Christchurch's Tūranga library.

Vantage Rises to the Challenge in New University Building

Vantage Rises to the Challenge in New University Building

A complex Vantage facade that featured twisting aluminium sun control fins added an extra sparkle to a prize-winning Tauranga building.

Hideaway Compact Bin Range Now Available in Cinder

Hideaway Compact Bin Range Now Available in Cinder

With the continuing trend for dark coloured cabinetry and hardware, Hideaway Bins are pleased to announce the addition of the Cinder colour to its popular Hideaway Compact bin range.

Black Gloss Spouting Provides Crisp Look for Marsden Cove Home

Black Gloss Spouting Provides Crisp Look for Marsden Cove Home

The gloss black finish worked beautifully with the light grey weatherboards while providing the durability required for the coastal location. 

New Options for Creating Truly Seamless Surfaces

New Options for Creating Truly Seamless Surfaces

Laminex NZ is excited to bring six new finishes to the thermoformable HI-MACS solid surface range. With marble, granite and concrete-like finishes as well as bold solid colours and ethereal translucents, HI-MACS offers total design freedom. 

Create Interesting Features with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices

Create Interesting Features with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices

Establish visual focus using natural light and decorative pendant fixtures or other materials.

Introducing the New SlipSafe Extra Low Profile Shower Tray

Introducing the New SlipSafe Extra Low Profile Shower Tray

This new shower tray option has a low profile 60mm sill for ease of access and features an anti-slip texture which is pressed into the acrylic to ensure excellent durability. 

Induction Cooktops with Built-In Downdrafts Reduce Home Condensation

Induction Cooktops with Built-In Downdrafts Reduce Home Condensation

A combination of downdrafts and induction cooktops in a single unit, the Flow-in product range effectively suctions moisture and odours produced while cooking. 

Choose the Best Floor Surface with Heritage Carpets

Choose the Best Floor Surface with Heritage Carpets

Whether architects and designers are looking for something that is visually enticing, feels good underfoot or covers sustainability requirements, Heritage Carpets has something interesting for any project.

Woodland Strata Combines Warm Aesthetic with Excellent Durability

Woodland Strata Combines Warm Aesthetic with Excellent Durability

Woodland Strata Flooring replicates the look and warmth of timber planks while providing exceptional durability and speedy installation. 

CoralTread Provides First Line of Defence for an Icon

CoralTread Provides First Line of Defence for an Icon

Closed following the 2011 earthquakes, the Christchurch Town Hall reopened in 2019 following a major strengthening and restoration project.

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