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New Dulux Weathershield +PLUS Super Hide

Cover over any colour in just two coats with Dulux Weathershield +PLUS Super Hide.

Napier Apartments Benefit from CodeMark Certified Intertenancy System

The USG Boral Partiwall system offered a lightweight alternative to tilt slab, while providing the fire resistance and acoustic performance required for the building’s intertenancy walls.

December 2017 feature

Colour

How the creative use of light and colour can truly enhance living and working environments.

Creating Colour Contrasts with Brass

There is a strong trend towards bolder use of colour in interiors, especially indigo blues and emerald greens which makes the contrasting colour of brass fittings a perfect fit.

New Resene Colour Matches for PDL by Schneider

New Resene Colour Matches for PDL by Schneider

Designers can now match PDL by Schneider electronic accessories with complementary Resene paints, with a range of suggested colour matches from a Resene Colour Consultant. 

A Black Plywood Kitchen Reveals its Grain

A Black Plywood Kitchen Reveals its Grain

With champagne tastes but only a $10k budget, this couple selected a luscious black plywood for their new kitchen; pre-finished in a satin UV-cured poly, PlyPlay creates a robust and beautiful surface.

Colour Trends in Commercial Flooring

Colour Trends in Commercial Flooring

The new Tecsom carpet tiles from Advance Flooring offer a wide colour palette — from the brightest reds to the deepest blues — for innovation in commercial interiors.

Enhance the Fifth Wall with Asona's New Acoustic Laminate Finishes

Asona’s acoustic laminate finishes, Sonatex and Sonaris, are designed as a decorative finish to Asona’s range of locally manufactured ceiling panels.

Laminex Surfaces Add Modern Flair to Multi-use Office Kitchen

A range of Laminex NZ products are showcased in this kitchen which features a black and white colour theme, complemented with timber, concrete and marble.

 

BIM Modelling and Offsite Manufacture Saves Time on Site for Pulman Park Redevelopment

The use of Speedfloor’s lightweight joist systems and suspended concrete flooring helped reduce the construction programme of the Bruce Pulman Arena and Indoor Courts redevelopment.

Autex Introduces Cascade Acoustic Hanging Screens

Autex’s newest innovation, Cascade, is a collection of acoustic hanging screens that fall from the ceiling in unique patterns, to help create a quiet zone and diffuse any unwanted noise.

VENT Passive Ventilation Products Now BRANZ Appraised

VENT is pleased to announce that three of their popular passive ventilation products are now BRANZ appraised.

Combine Dark Cladding with Palliside for an On Trend, Low Maintenance Exterior

Palliside is UV resistant and never needs painting, offering an ideal complement to darker cladding materials that may require higher levels of maintenance.

The latest year of research results in a five-year study on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry

KerMac Provides Colourful Partitions for School Bathroom Renovation

KerMac Industries has recently installed a colourful addition to a bathroom renovation completed at Auckland Grammar School in Newmarket. 

Plytech Adds Warmth and Texture to Beautiful New Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Plytech’s plywood was chosen as the perfect material to add warmth, texture and character to the new space in Foxton, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom.

New Colour Options for Membrane Roofing

Viking's BRANZ appraised Enviroclad system is now available in four new colours — giving designers and building owners the opportunity to make a visual statement.

ComFlor Saves Time and Construction Costs for Novotel Auckland Airport

ComFlor Saves Time and Construction Costs for Novotel Auckland Airport

The ComFlor composite steel floor decking system was chosen to meet the construction deadline for the opening of the Novotel Auckland Airport.

Alumat Entry Mat Provides Welcome to Parliament

Alumat Entry Mat Provides Welcome to Parliament

Alumat's new 'closed-draining' mat range was selected for the entry to the Beehive at Parliament Buildings, providing a number of unique features.

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Designers can now access Revit-based BIM objects for Metro Series windows and doors. 

Metrotile Releases Innovative Shingle Concealed Fastening Roofing System

Metrotile Releases Innovative Shingle Concealed Fastening Roofing System

Metrotile was thrilled to feature at the Auckland Home Show this year, where they officially launched their brand new innovation, the Shingle Concealed Fastening System.

GIB Standard Offers Building Peace of Mind

GIB Standard Offers Building Peace of Mind

GIB Standard plasterboard is an economical lining material available in 10mm and 13mm thicknesses.

Introducing the Villeroy & Boch Loop Toilet with Direct Flush and Comfort Height

Introducing the Villeroy & Boch Loop Toilet with Direct Flush and Comfort Height

The new model Villeroy & Boch Loop comfort height rimless flush toilet suite will arrive in New Zealand in 2018.

Grand Designs Project Benefits from IBS OS'Floor

Grand Designs Project Benefits from IBS OS'Floor

IBS OS'Floor provides increased strength in humid conditions, making it the perfect choice for this unique project which was built over an estuary.

New Opening Options for WingLine L Folding Door Systems

New Opening Options for WingLine L Folding Door Systems

Hettich's successful WingLine 770/780 has been upgraded with three new opening options: Push to Move, Pull to Move and Pull to Move Silent. 

An Attractive Alternative to Chrome Bathroomware

An Attractive Alternative to Chrome Bathroomware

Methven's matte black tapware options are ideal for adding accents of black, creating strong black features or bringing eye-catching contrasts into bathroom designs.

MacDonald Industries Now Stocks Coordinated Range of Franke Exos Accessories

MacDonald Industries Now Stocks Coordinated Range of Franke Exos Accessories

Depending on the space and colour concept, it is possible to select between different front panels for soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins.

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Designers can now access Revit-based BIM objects for Metro Series windows and doors. 

Studco Wall and Ceiling Systems Help Bring Architectural Vision to Life

Studco Wall and Ceiling Systems Help Bring Architectural Vision to Life

Studco helped deliver architectural excellence for an academic leader, with a range of structural framing, wall and ceiling systems. 

Three New Looks Released for Corian Solid Surface

Three New Looks Released for Corian Solid Surface

Evolution of Surfaces has just launched three new on-trend colours: White Onyx, Ash Concrete and Neutral Concrete.

The Latest Trends in Decking Colours

The Latest Trends in Decking Colours

With a vast array of decking available, from hardwoods to composite decking, colour selection is often determined by factors such as the architectural style and the environment.

Environmental Product Declaration for DuPont Tyvek Air & Water Barrier System

Environmental Product Declaration for DuPont Tyvek Air & Water Barrier System

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is now available for the DuPont Tyvek Air & Water Barrier System.

New Brushed Brass Colour for Sylvan Handles and Knobs

New Brushed Brass Colour for Sylvan Handles and Knobs

From early 2018 Sylvan will be introducing four of its most popular handle and knob shapes in brushed brass — providing a sophisticated and luxurious finish for kitchens and furniture.

The StoColor System is Now Available Online

The StoColor System is Now Available Online

The StoColor System comprises of 800 colours for use in architecture — or can be matched to any colour using the Sto Spectrometer to meet any colour design preference.

Vynco Fusion Switchgear Keeps Up to Date with Trends

Vynco Fusion Switchgear Keeps Up to Date with Trends

Coordinate Fusion Black Metal with on-trend black tapware and light fittings, or carry a favourite trend over to switchgear with the custom painting option offered by Vynco Fusion.

New Colours for Polyflor's Popular Forest FX Collection

New Colours for Polyflor's Popular Forest FX Collection

Polyflor has added new wood effect designs to the relaunched Forest fx PUR flooring collection.

5 Tips for Specifying Flooring for Schools

5 Tips for Specifying Flooring for Schools

As schools prepare for maintenance over the summer holidays, here are five tips for specifying flooring for the most demanding spaces.

White on White: The Quintessential Bathroom Edit

White on White: The Quintessential Bathroom Edit

White on white, softened by raw timber flooring and accessories is set to take over in 2018.

Life-size Kitchen Test Drive: An Experience of Scale

Life-size Kitchen Test Drive: An Experience of Scale

Blum enables users and designers to trial 1:1 scale kitchen layouts at no cost.

PPG Powder Coating Technology Delivers Long-lasting Finish for Climate Coating

PPG Powder Coating Technology Delivers Long-lasting Finish for Climate Coating

Climate uses a variety of PPG coatings, including a specially formulated ultra low bake powder coating for their ClimateLine range of pre-finished plasterboard.

Pro Clima Promo Winner Puts Certified Building Wrap to Good Use

Pro Clima Promo Winner Puts Certified Building Wrap to Good Use

Pro clima’s SOLITEX EXTASANA CodeMark certified building wrap is being used for a new project in Puhoi.

Tips For Smoothing The Balustrade Consent Process

Tips For Smoothing The Balustrade Consent Process

The team at Juralco is increasingly being asked to help specifiers navigate the consent process, so they have put together a checklist to help smooth the process.

Secura Interior Flooring Combines Premium Performance and Simple Construction

Secura Interior Flooring Combines Premium Performance and Simple Construction

James Hardie's Secura Interior Flooring provides acoustic performance and fire rating requirements for inter-tenancy floors at Hobsonville Point.

Skyfold Retractable Wall Systems Create Flexible Spaces

Skyfold Retractable Wall Systems Create Flexible Spaces

Skyfold wall systems are designed to retract into a ceiling cavity, eliminating the need for storage pockets and saving valuable floor space.

Resco Compact Laminate Used to Refurbish Iconic Kiwi Bacon building

Resco Compact Laminate Used to Refurbish Iconic Kiwi Bacon building

New ablution facilities in former industrial building include first use of Resco’s black hardware in durable Compact Laminate cubicles.

5 Reasons to Bring Freestanding Baths into Bathroom Designs

5 Reasons to Bring Freestanding Baths into Bathroom Designs

Freestanding baths are more than just a fad; where there is sufficient space for a freestanding bath, there are a few key reasons to consider making the switch.

Paint Colour Trends in 2018, with Resene

Paint Colour Trends in 2018, with Resene

2018 ushers in bold, more intense colours, gold and cocooning hues for creating intimate, cave-like environments.

Improve Indoor Climates with Solar-Active Exterior and Interior Paints for Porotherm

Improve Indoor Climates with Solar-Active Exterior and Interior Paints for Porotherm

Solar-Active Exterior and Interior Paints are an ideal choice for Porotherm clay block homes — allowing the walls to breathe while enhancing the indoor climate.

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Revit Details Now Available for Metro Series Windows

Designers can now access Revit-based BIM objects for Metro Series windows and doors. 

Balance: 2018 Dulux Colour Forecast

Balance: 2018 Dulux Colour Forecast

Dulux reveals its predictions for interior colours in 2018.

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