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VENT Ridge Vents Now Even Easier to Specify and Install

VENT has adjusted the sizing of their popular RV10P Ridge Vent and RV10DT Deep Trough Ridge Vent so they are now compatible with standard ridge cappings — simplifying the specification and installation process.

New Pizza Oven Accessory for Escea Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen

Thanks to Escea’s EK Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen’s Pizza Oven accessory, homeowners can now enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza in minutes.

December 2020 feature

Bathroom Design

Elegant and compliant products for both residential and commercial bathrooms.

Colourful Bathroom Revamp Features The Dulux Renovation Range

The Dulux Renovation Range allows projects to be taken to a new level, reflecting the clients’ sense of style without committing to an extensive renovation — a new solution for homeowners, re-sell projects and light use commercial spaces such as office kitchenettes.

Space-Saving Wall Niche Designed to Maintain Waterproofing Integrity

Space-Saving Wall Niche Designed to Maintain Waterproofing Integrity

Consulting with staff from The Tile Depot early on in a bathroom planning process can reveal issues and product solutions previously unknown.

Reduce Energy and Water Waste with the FlowSmart Hot Water Circulator

Reduce Energy and Water Waste with the FlowSmart Hot Water Circulator

FlowSmart systems provide almost instant hot water however far away the bathroom is from the hot water cylinder, without wasting water or energy.

Stay Hygienic with Corian Solid Surface in the Bathroom

Stay Hygienic with Corian Solid Surface in the Bathroom

This stunning bathroom demonstrates how Corian can bring beauty, durability and hygiene to modern bathrooms.

Technoform Eliminates Thermal Bridges in Rainscreen Facade Systems

Standard wall structures can expect an R-value between 3.2 and 3.3 with 100mm insulation installed externally when using the Technoform Thermal Isolator as part of a rainscreen facade system. 

Smart, Reliable Hot Water Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings

The Energie solar thermodynamic hot water system available from the Alternative Energy Company provides reliable and cost-effective hot water.

Standing Seam Cladding Showcased in Historic Fire Station Renovation

Steel & Tube Legacy cladding breathes new life into the historical Kingsland Fire Station.

Specify Right, Build Once with Décortech Interior and Trespa Exterior Panels

The recently completed Novotel Hotel project in Christchurch features Décortech panels for mezzanine interior ceilings, with matching Trespa Wood Décor panels on the exterior soffits.

Creating Light with Fire Rated Windows

Fire rated windows ensured fire ratings were met while contributing to the light-filled interior design of the award-winning Marion Hostel in Wellington.

Minimal Lighting Design Accompanies Natural, Muted Interior Palette

Nestled within the dunes of Tairua, this simple family holiday home beautifully balances the permanency of the building with its natural transient surroundings.

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Is Using Gas to Heat Buildings and Hot Water a Low Carbon Option in NZ?

In many countries around the world fossil fuel gas is being used as a “transition fuel” to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of buildings and homes, so should we be using gas in NZ to reduce our environmental impacts?

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Introducing Uno Etch from Robertson Bathware

The new Elementi Uno Etch collection from Robertson Bathware features a new textured handle, providing easier grip and a unique aesthetic.

Soft-Matt HPL Takes Centre Stage in Award-Winning Vanity

An award-winning designer has combined Prime Stone and HPL to stunning effect in this ensuite. 

Back-lit Barrisol Provides Seamless Lighting Transition for Cordis Hotel Restaurant

When natural light wasn’t achievable, a bespoke Barrisol wall installation was specified — with human-centric lighting that can seamlessly take the restaurant from breakfast buffet to intimate dinner.

Achieve Longer Spans and Improved Design Efficiency with Hibond 80

Achieve Longer Spans and Improved Design Efficiency with Hibond 80

The Hibond 80 Steel Composite Flooring System features unique arch-shaped ribs to support large un-propped spans and is backed by intuitive design software to improve design efficiency.

Furniture Design Highlights Versatility of Futurewood

Furniture Design Highlights Versatility of Futurewood

The Futurewood range of products has proven to be very reliable and versatile. Here is an example of how specialist furniture manufacturer, Starex, integrated Futurewood into one of their designs.

Stunning Tiles Add Texture and Luxury to Riverpoint Showhome

Stunning Tiles Add Texture and Luxury to Riverpoint Showhome

Urban Home's new showhome located at Riverpoint in Hamilton is a stunning showcase of design and high-end product.

Polysafe Quattro: Designed for Bathrooms with a High Slip Risk

Polysafe Quattro: Designed for Bathrooms with a High Slip Risk

Quattro has been designed to enhance bathroom interiors, offering a practical solution where people can feel comfortable and safe.

Transform Bathrooms with the Simple Addition of Skylights

Transform Bathrooms with the Simple Addition of Skylights

With practical benefits galore, and jaw-dropping design applications, skylights can take bathroom designs to the next level.

Don’t 'Fall' Victim to Compromise

Don’t 'Fall' Victim to Compromise

There are certain aspects to AS/NZS standards and the NZBC E3 that must be accommodated for during the design and install of a tiled shower.

Stunning Solutions for DLA Piper's Unique Project

Stunning Solutions for DLA Piper's Unique Project

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to DLA Piper’s new Auckland head office sprawled across two stunning floors in Commercial Bay.

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Middlemore Hospital

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Middlemore Hospital

MacDonald Industries worked with Klein Architects to specify high security bathroom fittings suitable for the Tiaho Mai Mental Health Unit at Middlemore Hospital.

New APL Display Exhibition in Auckland

New APL Display Exhibition in Auckland

A comprehensive new showroom of APL window and door ranges can now be seen at the Auckland Home Ideas Centre at 165 The Strand, Parnell.

The New DSGN Collection by modulyss: Timeless, Sophisticated, Creative

The New DSGN Collection by modulyss: Timeless, Sophisticated, Creative

The DSGN collection takes its inspiration from different corners of the art world and combines it into a timeless and sophisticated series.

ModernLife Touchless Toilet Suite Offers Enhanced Hygiene and Cleanliness

ModernLife Touchless Toilet Suite Offers Enhanced Hygiene and Cleanliness

Kohler's touchless flushing technology is a New Zealand first for back to wall toilets.

Privacy Control and Natural Light: Must Haves for Any Bathroom Design

Privacy Control and Natural Light: Must Haves for Any Bathroom Design

The addition of adjustable sun louvre panels to bathrooms allows in natural light when required while also protecting privacy.

Easy Install Commercial Floor Fit for DIY

Easy Install Commercial Floor Fit for DIY

A Mico Branch Manager was so impressed by the Strata Commercial Flooring laid at the Rangiora showroom, that he chose to also specify it for his own home. 

Best Practice in Managing Membrane Roof Penetrations

Best Practice in Managing Membrane Roof Penetrations

Viking Roofspec distributes a number of accessories for penetration detailing as part of their tested waterproofing systems. 

Tips for Cavity Sliders in Tiled Bathrooms

Tips for Cavity Sliders in Tiled Bathrooms

CS For Doors shares some tips on specification and installation.

Big Warehouse and Showroom Has Tiny Environmental Footprint

Big Warehouse and Showroom Has Tiny Environmental Footprint

Blum’s stunning new Christchurch facility is a showcase for future-focused design.

A Dynamic Flooring Solution for University of Waikato Management School

A Dynamic Flooring Solution for University of Waikato Management School

For a renovation of the management school at the University of Waikato, Interweave carpet planks form part of a new interior design scheme based on linear patterns and movement.

New SensoWash Starck f Shower Toilet Offers Optimal Hygiene

New SensoWash Starck f Shower Toilet Offers Optimal Hygiene

The toilet features an integrated bidet system and HygieneGlaze 2.0 — a durable glaze baked into the ceramic bowl that eliminates 90% of bacteria within six hours, and 99.999% after 24 hours.

Achieving Airtightness in Metal Clad Roofs with Foam Insulation

Achieving Airtightness in Metal Clad Roofs with Foam Insulation

Colin Prouse, Director of BEAL shares how spray foam insulation can contribute to an airtight envelope solution — useful for energy-efficient Passive Houses, especially those with complex and difficult-to-access framing.

The Smart Way to Deal with Nappies and Waste in a Childcare Centre

The Smart Way to Deal with Nappies and Waste in a Childcare Centre

The Concelo waste bin's Clip 'n' Clean features ensure all parts can be thoroughly cleaned — something which is essential in childcare environments. 

Designing with a Frameless Shower Door Can Help Make a Small Bathroom Bigger

Designing with a Frameless Shower Door Can Help Make a Small Bathroom Bigger

Bathrooms are changing with design trends, becoming efficient in their use of floor space, while still remaining functional and beautiful.

Opulence Abounds for Restroom Amenities in New Sylvia Park Extension

Opulence Abounds for Restroom Amenities in New Sylvia Park Extension

Mico Design worked to complement a new, upmarket shopping and dining experience at Sylvia Park with modern, sleek bathroom fixtures.

Full-Height Glass Showers Bring Benefits to Modern Bathrooms

Full-Height Glass Showers Bring Benefits to Modern Bathrooms

Specifying full-height showers in conjunction with an extractor fan can help reduce condensation in modern bathrooms, while providing a modern, sophisticated look. 

A Quick and Simple Guide to the Importance of Site Wind Speed

A Quick and Simple Guide to the Importance of Site Wind Speed

Rondo has created a detailed guide on the characteristics of wind pressure on a structure and how its elements are specific to that structure.

Markilux Designer Awnings Enhance Outdoor Living Areas

Markilux Designer Awnings Enhance Outdoor Living Areas

Available from Technico, the Markilux range of designer awnings offers exciting design choices for outdoor living. 

Home Storage Solutions with Plankwall

Home Storage Solutions with Plankwall

Plankwall's Slatwall panels and extensive range of accessories are designed to help homeowners tidy up their home storage areas.

Lighting and Ventilation Make a Big Impact on Bathroom Design

Lighting and Ventilation Make a Big Impact on Bathroom Design

Lighting and ventilation choices can have a big impact — especially for small internal bathrooms lacking in natural light and ventilation. 

Improved Glazing in APL Roof Window System

Improved Glazing in APL Roof Window System

APL’s ThermalHEART roof window has had a performance upgrade. Thermal resistance — keeping the heat indoors — has been improved through use of a new 24mm insulated glass unit.

Lockwood Brass Levers: Always on Trend

Lockwood Brass Levers: Always on Trend

Functional elegance meets robust performance with Lockwood's Brass Lever Handles. 

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