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APL and the 2020 Master Builders ‘Sustainable Excellence’ Award

APL’s ThermalHEART windows and doors were a key part of the building envelope in the prize-winning home that won the national ‘Sustainable Excellence’ award in the 2020 Master Builders House of the Year competition.

Bespoke Engraved Cladding Enhances Auckland Apartment Development

Equitone fibre cement was chosen to clad this 165-unit development, with an engraved pattern for the exterior wall creating an eye-catching feature.

February 2021 feature

Timber Innovations

Innovative timber products that enhance buildings structurally and visually.

Portable Tiny Homes Feature Juken Timber Products

Juken New Zealand (JNL) manufactures a range of premium wood solutions; Christchurch family business, NZ4U2U, are using three of them to build portable tiny homes for rent and purchase.

50 Year Treatment Warranty for KLC Timber Weatherboard Systems

50 Year Treatment Warranty for KLC Timber Weatherboard Systems

Available in a range of striking profiles, KLC Generation 2 weatherboards are H3.2 treated with MicroPro MCA — a sustainable treatment that boasts a 50-year treatment warranty.

Solid Composite Decking Made Specifically For NZ

Solid Composite Decking Made Specifically For NZ

Made from 60% waste timber fibre and 30% recycled HDPE plastic, BiForm composite decking is an eco-friendly option backed by a 25 year warranty.

Fire Doors with Panelled Veneer Design Options

Fire Doors with Panelled Veneer Design Options

Recent projects demonstrate how NZ Fire Doors can achieve unique design requirements while meeting fire compliance. 

Hip and Colourful Spaces: The Future of Tiles in 2021

Introducing a new range of wall tiles that are going to brighten tiled interiors.

Zone Resolves Challenge of Fire Rating Timber in Moist Conditions

FireZone Board and Batten intumescent coating provided a clean and cost-effective solution for fire rating cedar battens both inside and out — including in the foyer which features a living wall.

Mt Maunganui Holiday Home Takes the Classic Kiwi Bach to the Next Level

The journey inside takes you purposefully up the stairs to the kitchen positioned on the first floor between the east-facing dining zone and west-facing lounge. Rising right to the roof, the expanse of joinery from First Windows & Doors at both ends of this gabled form lets abundant light into this living space throughout the day.

Covet Battens: A Fire-Rated, Lightweight and Maintenance-Free Alternative to Timber

Available in a photorealistic timber finish, these high-quality aluminium battens achieve the warmth and timeless look of timber without the weight.

A Stunning Couple: Fenix NTM and Timber

Architects and designers can create a modern, welcoming aesthetic by combining the ultra-matt look of Fenix with the natural warmth of timber. 

New Time-Saving Bracket-Free Boundary Joist and Post-Fixing Solution

The Spax Boundary Joist and Post-Fixing Solution is easy to use, aesthetically appealing and has been tested to be three times faster than other common methods.

More to the Grenfell Towers Fire Than the Headlines: Lessons for Us All

The public enquiry into the Grenfell Fire should become a key education resource for the industry, reminding us that recognising and managing project risk is a role we all share. 

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Yale Assure SL Now in Matt Black

The assure SL enables key-free locking and unlocking and is available in matt black, satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze. 

Eucalypt Haus Featuring COLORSTEEL Ebony

With a backdrop of Eucalyptus trees and views of both ocean and mountain ranges, this COLORSTEEL clad house near the surf town of Raglan is designed to reflect the aesthetic and easy-living nature of a New Zealand bush lodge.

Woodspan PLT Provides Speed, Strength and Structural Efficiency

Woodspan PLT panels are a mass timber product with leading spanning capacity for greater design flexibility.

Innovative Alternative to Timber Decking

Innovative Alternative to Timber Decking

Outdure provides a moisture-proof alternative to traditional timber deck sub-frames and boards.

Timber-Look Aluminium Louvres Open Design Possibilities

Timber-Look Aluminium Louvres Open Design Possibilities

Louvretec's timber-look aluminium louvres combine the warm look of timber and durability of aluminium.

New Breathable Roof Underlay Brings Added Strength to Re-Roof

New Breathable Roof Underlay Brings Added Strength to Re-Roof

The new high-performance roof underlay from Marshall Innovations is lightweight and high strength with a breathable barrier layer that controls moisture in the roof space.

The Group 1 Fire Performance Solution for Timber in Commercial Interiors

The Group 1 Fire Performance Solution for Timber in Commercial Interiors

Meeting NZBC requirements for interior linings in high-risk commercial interiors can be tricky for timber finishes; Innowood offer a proven solution.

DLA Piper Office Fit-out Features NeoFlex Rubber Flooring

DLA Piper Office Fit-out Features NeoFlex Rubber Flooring

As part of the fit-out of two floors in Auckland’s Commercial Bay for DLA Piper, the world’s third-largest law firm, Neoflex rubber flooring from Advance has been used throughout the office utility spaces.

Techlam Creates Innovative Glulaminated Timber Solutions

Techlam Creates Innovative Glulaminated Timber Solutions

Techlam has a passion for working with architects and designers to develop ideas that create the best buildings, strengthen communities and benefit the environment.

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Not Always a Smooth Looker

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Not Always a Smooth Looker

Litecrete lightweight precast concrete is available in a range of surface finishes.

Stunning Glulam Roof Structure for a New Childcare Facility

Stunning Glulam Roof Structure for a New Childcare Facility

Hyne 17C Glulam from IBuilt — one of the strongest pine laminated beams available — was used for the bold roof structure which will eventually form a green roof. 

Austratus: A Clip-in Timber Wall and Ceiling with a Difference

Austratus: A Clip-in Timber Wall and Ceiling with a Difference

Austratus makes slatted timber ceilings, walls and screens easy and is now available in three timber species: Western Red Cedar, Hemlock and NZ Radiata Pine.

Natural Light and Timber Enhance Green Star 6 Rated Childcare Centre

Natural Light and Timber Enhance Green Star 6 Rated Childcare Centre

Architects and interior designers are adding another dimension to their projects by using beautiful natural timber in conjunction with a Solatube daylighting system. 

Introducing Cosentino in 2021

Introducing Cosentino in 2021

Cosentino continuously expands its range of Dekton, Silestone, Sensa and Natural Stone surfaces — most recently with a focus on sustainability, with Dekton now officially a carbon neutral product.

Dimension Change for VENT NZ's Ridge Vents and Apron Vents

Dimension Change for VENT NZ's Ridge Vents and Apron Vents

Product dimension changes mean it is even easier to specify and Install VENT NZ Ridge Vents: RV10P, RV10DT, AB20 and AB20DT.

Introducing the New Meiso Collection by Bentley

Introducing the New Meiso Collection by Bentley

Root, Roam and Ponder, inspired by Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest, bring a sense of peace and positivity to all installations, including corporate interiors and senior living spaces.

A Timber Fencing System That Makes the Grass Look Greener

A Timber Fencing System That Makes the Grass Look Greener

Introducing XPRESS Fence — an innovative new framing system designed specifically for timber and composite slats/decking. 

Bamboo Flooring: The Perfect Choice for Sustainability

Bamboo Flooring: The Perfect Choice for Sustainability

Quality bamboo flooring ticks the boxes for those seeking environmentally sustainable products which care for the planet. 

Thermal Modification: The Future of Exterior Wood Products

Thermal Modification: The Future of Exterior Wood Products

Available from Timberline, thermally modified Thermory Nordic Pine and Thermory Ash provide durable, eco-friendly options for exterior cladding. 

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