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Extensive Opening Roof Installation for Luxury Hamptons Home

384 Louvretec opening roof louvre blades, creating bays of Opening Roofs at stunning angles, span 23 metres along The Hamptons, New York oceanfront.

Litecrete Precast Panels in Harmony with Recycled Building Materials

220mm thick Litecrete precast panels, many with black oxide colouring, provide in-built insulation for the home which features a range of recycled materials. 

December 2019 feature

Modern Kitchens

Products designed to add flair to kitchens and make our lives easier.

Utilise Innovative ATIM Transformable Systems in Modern Kitchens

Cleverly integrated into cabinetry, ATIM Transformables are designed to maximise space, especially within compact kitchens.

Where Form Meets Function: A Kettle and Mixer-Tap Combined

Where Form Meets Function: A Kettle and Mixer-Tap Combined

MultiTap is a kettle and mixer-tap combined that showcases Italian design and the ultimate in form and functionality.

New Hideaway Option Resolves Under-Sink Bin Challenges

New Hideaway Option Resolves Under-Sink Bin Challenges

The Hideaway Bins team have expanded their floor mount bin ranges to resolve yet another bugbear for cabinetmakers and homeowners.

Skylights: The Unrivaled Complement to Modern Kitchens

Skylights: The Unrivaled Complement to Modern Kitchens

Adding both stunning character and functionality, VELUX skylights are an essential kitchen commodity.

New Fireplace Kitchen Enhances Outdoor Entertaining

The EK Series Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen combines an outdoor flame grilling kitchen with an impressive outdoor fireplace.

Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using RAB Board

Ensure compliance with new external fire spread regulation by using RAB Board. 

Uncompromised Views without Sacrificing Thermal Performance

Technoform's TGI-M Warm Edge Spacer was used for double and triple glazing at the Cascata, protecting the edge of the glass from condensation and heat loss.

New Timber Veneers by Plymasters NZ

Introducing the Plymasters natural wood veneer collection; 24 species of high-quality timber veneers with Birch plywood or MR MDF cores.

Finishing in Style: The End of Plastering and Painting

Christchurch based Shape Construction delivers superior interiors in container homes and offices, using pre-painted, prefabricated panels from Climate Surfaces.

Spectrum Delivers with Architectural Metalwork at Onehunga Bay Terraces

Spectrum's product range and delivery capabilities make them the architectural metalwork company to speak to, with the developer of this recent project praising Spectrum's quality and service. 

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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New Wood Flooring Adhesive Provides Tested Acoustic Performance

Introducing Acouslime 4in1, an innovative new flooring adhesive that also acts as a moisture barrier, acoustic barrier and timber stabiliser.

Membrane Roof System Build-Up to Mitigate Fire Risks

The Nuratherm Warm Roof has been tested by Warrington Fire and achieved an “in use” rating of Group Number 1-S on 0.75mm NPM900 metal tray deck.

Six Years On: Sustainable KeyDeck at Avantidrome

Natural Amber KeyDeck decking was selected for the exterior landscaping at the world-class Avantidrome in Cambridge. Constructed in 2013, how is it performing six years on?

Entry Matting Fit for the Snow

Entry Matting Fit for the Snow

Punishing conditions require resilient design, making the ExtraTread entrance matting from Advance Flooring the logical choice for the Remarkables Ski Field Base Building.

APL’s New Metro Double Hung Window

APL’s New Metro Double Hung Window

A high-performance double hung window with counter-balancing panes is now available from APL Window Solutions.

Metrix Brings Professional Fittings to Home Kitchens

Metrix Brings Professional Fittings to Home Kitchens

Boasting wide projection, 360° degree swivel and options for spray or laminar flow, Dornbracht Synch Kitchen Mixers are designed to simplify a multitude of kitchen tasks.

Maximise Kitchen Storage and Accessibility with SlideLine M

Maximise Kitchen Storage and Accessibility with SlideLine M

Sliding cabinet doors create options in design, maximise on space and bring ergonomic benefits and convenience to the modern kitchen.

SERVO-DRIVE Delivers True Minimalism for Modern Kitchens

SERVO-DRIVE Delivers True Minimalism for Modern Kitchens

Blum motion technology ensures the design stands out, not the hardware.

Tarkett Intelligent (iQ) Surface Like No Other

Tarkett Intelligent (iQ) Surface Like No Other

Designed in collaboration with Swedish Note design studio, Tarkett iQ Surface challenges the traditional applications for floor vinyl; unlocking creativity in design and architecture.

Acoustic Performance at No Extra Cost

Acoustic Performance at No Extra Cost

ecoinsulation glasswool is a cost-effective insulation option that combines thermal comfort and sound absorption in the one product. 

Coloured Tapware Complements Modern Kitchen Designs

Coloured Tapware Complements Modern Kitchen Designs

Available in a range of sophisticated and hardwearing colours, kitchen mixers from the Grohe Freedom of Choice collection are an ideal addition to stunning contemporary kitchens. 

NZ Foam: An Efficient Choice for Repurposing Old Sheds

NZ Foam: An Efficient Choice for Repurposing Old Sheds

Still going strong, NZ Foam has consistently delivered results for temperature-controlled storage and packing sheds.

Prime Stone Expands Offering with Major Range Update

Prime Stone Expands Offering with Major Range Update

Six stunning new designs have been added to the Prime Stone collection, including three gorgeous new marble designs with attractive veining. 

Studio Pin Kitchen Mixer Now Available in Three Finishes

Studio Pin Kitchen Mixer Now Available in Three Finishes

The simple, pared-back design of the Studio Pin Lever kitchen mixer, from Englefield, is a study in high-quality design and performance at an affordable price.

Toobi II Vanity Brings Woodgrain Look to Modern Bathrooms

Toobi II Vanity Brings Woodgrain Look to Modern Bathrooms

The wall hung vanities, in two sizes — 600mm and 900mm — come in a choice of three woodgrain finishes with two configurations.

Glass is Not the Only Recycled Content in a Pink Batts Bale

Glass is Not the Only Recycled Content in a Pink Batts Bale

Now the very packaging which New Zealand made Pink Batts insulation comes in contains recycled material — and the good news is that recycled material is in fact “used” Pink Batts plastic bags.

Sparkling, Still and Hot Water at the Touch of a Button

Sparkling, Still and Hot Water at the Touch of a Button

Already installed in Air NZ Koru Lounges nationwide, the Vivreau ViTap lets users personalise their water with still, sparkling or hot water.

Efaflex Show Cube On Display in January

Efaflex Show Cube On Display in January

The Efaflex Showcube will be on display in Auckland from 21 - 23 January — an excellent chance to see the benefits and features of three popular high speed door models up-close.

Resene Eco.Decorator Programme Ensures Sustainable Finishing

Resene Eco.Decorator Programme Ensures Sustainable Finishing

Specify painting projects with confidence with Resene products and the services of a Resene Eco.Decorator.

Tretford: Say it with Colour

Tretford: Say it with Colour

Available in roll, tile and custom designer rugs, Tretford carpets are vibrant and elegant, with limitless design capabilities.

Sustainable Central Heating Using Wood Pellet Boilers

Sustainable Central Heating Using Wood Pellet Boilers

High-performance ÖkoFEN wood pellet boilers from Europe for central heating of homes and buildings of all sizes are now available in New Zealand, from Apricus NZ Eco Energy.

Essential Guide to Fireplaces

Essential Guide to Fireplaces

A look at the benefits of modern wood burning, gas and electric fireplaces.

APL Flushglaze for Views and Light

APL Flushglaze for Views and Light

The Flushglaze window system from APL was a key factor in achieving a strong connection with the outdoors for Wingate Architects, the designers of Tauranga’s co-working office centre, the Kollective.

New Balustrade Born Out of Evolving Architectural Styles

New Balustrade Born Out of Evolving Architectural Styles

Stecca is a new balustrade style where the slats (fins) sit separate from the rails, adding depth and style to modern building designs.

The Alter Collection Combines Timber Texture with Porcelain Resilience

The Alter Collection Combines Timber Texture with Porcelain Resilience

The Tile Depot introduces an exciting new range of Italian porcelain stoneware available for floors and walls. 

Creating Tile-Look Finishes with Water Resistant Surfaces

Creating Tile-Look Finishes with Water Resistant Surfaces

The introduction of a refreshed collection of wet area panels provides extended versatility.

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