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Industry Innovator Recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours

As a supplier to the plumbing industry since the 1980s, Ian Jackson promoted the introduction to New Zealand of the AS 3500 Australian Plumbing Code, now known as AS/NZ 3500. 

New Golden Pure Porcelain Tile Captures the Essence of Natural Marble

A new arrival has staff and clients at The Tile Depot excited over its beauty and creative potential.

August 2022 feature

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Technical know-how, hands-on design assistance and tools for helping you tackle design problems.

Tackling Design Problems with Creative Solutions and Hands-On Technical Assistance

To achieve high-performance, compliant and creative designs, architects require a degree of service from suppliers that goes beyond offering experienced representatives and online chat bots.

Design and Specification Excellence is the Driving Force Behind the Rondo NZ Team

Design and Specification Excellence is the Driving Force Behind the Rondo NZ Team

Rondo customises their designs to accommodate wind loads, seismic actions, internal pressures, and shelf loadings, ensuring an NZBC-compliant design from the start, through to completion.

Design Fundamentals for High-Performance Buildings

Design Fundamentals for High-Performance Buildings

Design stage energy modelling should give both the architect and the client confidence that the building will perform to their expectations.

Optimise the Coating Systems on Projects with Free Resene Specifier Services

Optimise the Coating Systems on Projects with Free Resene Specifier Services

Resene are here to help you with your projects to make it easy for you to select and specify coating systems and colours, saving you time and money and minimising your risk.

Go Beyond the Sea with the New Ultra Blue Palette from Resene

Go beyond the sea with this new limited edition palette of ultra blue hues.

New Scandi Carpet Brand Lands in New Zealand

Heritage Carpets are the exclusive importer and distributor for award-winning Fletco Carpets, a brand established in Europe for more than 70 years.

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Special Ventilation Solution for Auckland’s ‘HomeGround’

Auckland City Mission’s new purpose-built housing and social services facility, ‘HomeGround’, required careful thermal modelling to come up with a solution that allowed natural ventilation to be used rather than fully air conditioned rooms.

Bremworth Develops Compostable Rug Prototypes

Bremworth have been working hard in the background developing two fully compostable rug prototypes, crafted with all-natural materials and no plastic nasties.

Quik Drive and Self-Drilling Screws Speed Up NZ Post’s New Mezzanine Floor Installation

Imagine how long this job would have taken — without the Quik Drive tool and the self-drilling screws.

The Rise of the Year-Round Outdoor Kitchen

Love Kitchens have seen a massive increase in demand for outdoor kitchens such as in this recent project featuring an Escea open fire that doubles as a professional cooking appliance.

Passive Fire Protection for Floor Penetrations in Multi-Unit Developments

Selecting the correct floor waste system can save time and materials by simplifying the passive fire protection of each penetration in your projects.

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Dulux Paint Protects NZ's Southernmost Building in the World's Harshest Environment

For Scott Base’s 60th anniversary, Dulux worked with the Antarctic Heritage Trust to recreate the original paint colours of Hillary's Hut.

Supporting Architects in Designing Energy-Efficient Homes

The Alternative Energy Company can recommend the best system for each project, and provide detailed dimensional information and equipment location drawings based on the plans. 

BIM Benchmark Survey

The latest research results in an ongoing study on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry since 2014

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Energy Efficiency and Comfortable Living on a Challenging Terrain

The home is the designers’ response to proposed new insulation requirements, and exceeds the regulations in interior comfort.

Supporting Architects to Achieve High-Performance, Compliant and Creative Design

Supporting Architects to Achieve High-Performance, Compliant and Creative Design

On large projects with many complex handrails, guardrails or balustrades, Moddex have many tools that help you achieve compliance and give you the confidence that you are specifying a compliant, high-quality balustrade or handrail product into your design. 

Is Your R-Value High Enough? Where's the Dew Point?

Is Your R-Value High Enough? Where's the Dew Point?

Kingspan Thermakraft provide Council approved Thermal Performance Calculations and Dew Point Analysis.

 Cosentino: Leading the Way with Innovative and Sustainable Surfaces for Design and Architecture

Cosentino: Leading the Way with Innovative and Sustainable Surfaces for Design and Architecture

Cosentino’s Dekton and Silestone are the ultimate high-performance and versatile surfaces suitable for endless applications.

Autex Acoustics Offers New Revit Library on BIMcontent.com

Autex Acoustics Offers New Revit Library on BIMcontent.com

Autex Acoustics are the first acoustics provider to have their product range available on BIMcontent.com.

Bathroom Fittings for a Green Star Build

Bathroom Fittings for a Green Star Build

Mico Design worked with Ignite Architects on the bathroom specification for 55 Corinthian Drive.

Contemporary Bold Kitchen in Palmerston North

Contemporary Bold Kitchen in Palmerston North

A clean and presentable space, with all the busy behind-the-scenes action effortlessly hidden away in the scullery.

Frontek Ticks All the Boxes For Unitised Construction

Frontek Ticks All the Boxes For Unitised Construction

Frontek's Facade solutions come with a newly engineered fixing system for easy installation, specifically designed for high-rise buildings and extremely challenging projects.

What to Know: Balustrades in Educational Buildings

What to Know: Balustrades in Educational Buildings

There’s no doubt that safety is paramount in educational spaces, so it’s no surprise that careful consideration must go into the selection and construction of balustrades around schools, childcare centres, and other buildings used for educational purposes. We take a look at how these projects should be approached.

IBuilt’s Powerful HD7 Software

IBuilt’s Powerful HD7 Software

IBuilt’s powerful HD7 software, developed by Hyne Timber, enables users to design structural members such as joists, rafters, lintels and beams.

Viewing Pleasure and Useable Year-Round Outdoor Spaces

Viewing Pleasure and Useable Year-Round Outdoor Spaces

Located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu this property has been enhanced using a number of Juralco products to maximise the benefits of its stunning location.

Save Time with Expert Support from Juralco

Save Time with Expert Support from Juralco

Juralco can work with clients to achieve unique design solutions, such as in a recent project where a custom window surround solution was required. 

Creative Solutions to Common Problems

Creative Solutions to Common Problems

Spectrum is proud to have a great team of Solutionologists to help drive their clients’ projects and dreams from an initial idea through to the installed solution.

Openings Studio is a Software Tool That Makes Door and Hardware Specification Easy

Openings Studio is a Software Tool That Makes Door and Hardware Specification Easy

It integrates directly with Autodesk Revit, to seamlessly transfer project data.

From High-End Homes to Vibrant Education Buildings with Trespa Meteon

From High-End Homes to Vibrant Education Buildings with Trespa Meteon

The low maintenance and unique design flexibility of Trespa Meteon has given a Northland Architect the opportunity to specify the cladding for a range of residential and education projects.

Altherm Windows and Doors Provide Uncompromised Views

Altherm Windows and Doors Provide Uncompromised Views

The architect evokes a sense of retreat in this Glendowie family home.

Design Services That Will Floor You

Design Services That Will Floor You

Heritage Carpets offer design services to simplify the supply and installation of unique carpet solutions.

Plankwall Almost Finished Provides a Robust Alternative to Plasterboard

Plankwall Almost Finished Provides a Robust Alternative to Plasterboard

The attractive MDF panels bring added strength to walls, and a factory-applied base coating, can help save time on site. 

Beauty in Restraint: Modi Design’s Bathroom Using Corian Dune Prima is an Award-Winner

Beauty in Restraint: Modi Design’s Bathroom Using Corian Dune Prima is an Award-Winner

Corian Dune Prima plays an integral part in the design of this winning design.

Austaron Surfaces Bring Stunning New Design Options to NZ Interiors

Austaron Surfaces Bring Stunning New Design Options to NZ Interiors

Whether you're looking for a seamless solid surface, a tactile interior wall or a stunning decorative panel, Austaron has an interior design solution for your next project.

Dulux BIM Solutions Update: New Colour Add-in for Revit

Dulux BIM Solutions Update: New Colour Add-in for Revit

Dulux BIM Solutions has been newly updated, giving architects and designers an expanded array of Dulux colours and product ranges.

Powerglide Elevators: Streamlining Design with a 5-Stage Design Support Programme

Powerglide Elevators: Streamlining Design with a 5-Stage Design Support Programme

Powerglide Elevators’ Design Support programme simplifies specification and design with support at all five stages of the process. In addition to streamlining the design, compliance and construction process, the programme encourages creative design that enhances the user’s day-to-day experience by providing expert advice and guidance early on.

Major Advantages of Floating Floors

Major Advantages of Floating Floors

Floating floors have become a popular solution for flooring as diverse as hardwood timber to commercial hybrid tiling. This form of installation, where the new floor is not secured to the underlying floor utilises advanced technological locking systems to complete the job.

Architectural Timber Panelling for Walls and Ceilings

Architectural Timber Panelling for Walls and Ceilings

Timber panelling and sarking is the perfect way to seamlessly connect your interior to the natural environment and completely transform any residential or commercial space.

125 New Hues with the New Resene The Range 24 Collection

125 New Hues with the New Resene The Range 24 Collection

Use colour to reinforce your project's architecture and design with 125 new hues in the new Resene The Range 24 collection.

Truly Supporting Architects with Technical Specialists; Not Sales People

Truly Supporting Architects with Technical Specialists; Not Sales People

Viking has technical specialists located throughout the country who are there to help architects with even the most challenging membrane roof designs. 

Marley Akasison Siphonic Drainage Specified for Bunnings Queenstown

Marley Akasison Siphonic Drainage Specified for Bunnings Queenstown

With a brief for no visible downpipes on the front face of the building, Marley Akasison siphonic roof drainage was the ideal solution.

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