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First Passive House in the Bay of Plenty

The first Passive House in the Bay of Plenty features a range of features which ensure comfort and lower power bills, including an INTELLO Plus airtightness layer from pro clima. 

Overcoming Challenges with Turning a Historic Site to New Use

Allco JM TPO was chosen for Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre, providing a strong, cost-efficient and attractive waterproofing solution for the challenging site. 

Elevate Outdoor Kitchen Designs with Opening Roofs

This time of year, Louvretec sees a trend for Opening Roofs incorporated into outdoor kitchens, providing operable overhead cover.

Dulux Colour Awards Entries Now Open

This year entrants will be eligible to submit work using not only Dulux products, but also those from Porter's Paints.

Inspired by Nature: The Top Kitchen Trends for 2020

Kitchen trends for 2020 are all about earthy, natural tones and textural forms. Here are the top predictions for next year from eminent kitchen and spatial designer Chelsey Mathieson.

Rubber Flooring for Corporate Playground

Recycled rubber provides comfort underfoot and sound damping for this colourful and dynamic recreation space.

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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Introducing the New Dolphin InForm Tap and Smart App

The new Dolphin Solutions InForm tap features a cost-saving and sustainable app which enables building owners to monitor usage and check functionality.

New Lighting Solution for Office Spaces

Light Nation's new high-spec LED panels have been designed for high-quality light output, ideal for office spaces.

Creating Inspirational, Multi-Purpose Rooftop Decks

Rooftop re-fits require durable construction materials to ensure longterm value is optimised. For this 183m² rooftop terrace, Outdure's decking solutions create an impressive outdoor area. 

New Arrivo Vanities Combine Functionality and Style

New Arrivo Vanities Combine Functionality and Style

Combining marine-grade plywood with a solid natural Italian Carrera marble top and ceramic under-counter basin, the Arrivo vanity offers both beauty and functionality.

Durability and Style Key for Exposed Northland Property

Durability and Style Key for Exposed Northland Property

Jacobsen provided a range of products for this Northland home — from NBK terracota tile cladding for the exterior, through to Tarkett wooden floors for living areas.

Tall Drawers Provide Smart Kitchen Storage Options

Tall Drawers Provide Smart Kitchen Storage Options

Blum provides tall, elegant drawers for prep area storage of cooking oil and sauce bottles.

Contemporary Kitchen Tapware from iB Rubinetti

Contemporary Kitchen Tapware from iB Rubinetti

The iB Rubinetti Kitchen Tap Collection from APT is a range that completes any kitchen with both style and function.

J-Panel: A Strong, Stable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Option for Furniture

J-Panel: A Strong, Stable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Option for Furniture

J-Panel's strength and stability make it the perfect choice for NZ furniture maker, Coastwood Furniture. 

Lightweight Concrete Intertenancy System Now BRANZ Appraised

Lightweight Concrete Intertenancy System Now BRANZ Appraised

Following rigorous independent testing for acoustic and fire performance, Resene Construction Systems' INTEGRA Intertenancy System now has a full BRANZ appraisal.

Compatibility of Tapes for Rigid Air Barrier, Drained Cavity Construction

Compatibility of Tapes for Rigid Air Barrier, Drained Cavity Construction

Careful selection of flashing and seaming tapes in rigid air barrier cavity construction is key for ensuring that cladding remains dry. 

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NZ-Made Lifts Ensure Improved Accuracy and Shorter Lead Times

NZ-Made Lifts Ensure Improved Accuracy and Shorter Lead Times

With shorter lead times and pre-site measure prior to manufacturing, Powerglide's quality NZ-made elevators are an easy choice.

Fitted Wardrobes Offer Perfect Solution for Tiny House

Fitted Wardrobes Offer Perfect Solution for Tiny House

These homeowners rose to the challenge of maximising limited space, finding the ideal storage solution for their Wellington tiny house with bespoke fitted wardrobes.

Black Downpipes and Spouting Match Joinery in Outstanding Coastal Home

Black Downpipes and Spouting Match Joinery in Outstanding Coastal Home

Made from high-quality uPVC, the black Marley Stratus Design Series Typhoon spouting and RP80 downpipes won’t rust — an important feature when this close to the sea. 

APL Structural Glaze Tilt Doors a Key Feature of Rotorua Tourist Facility

APL Structural Glaze Tilt Doors a Key Feature of Rotorua Tourist Facility

A Rotorua function centre needed glazed walls that could move out of the way at the touch of a button — and found the solution with APL’s 125mm Structural Glaze window system made into seven motorised tilt doors.

Reducing Risks of Leaks in Bathrooms and Showers

Reducing Risks of Leaks in Bathrooms and Showers

More than 70% of a household’s daily water usage is in the bathroom, with a good chunk of that percentage in the shower.

PIR Insulation Board Achieves High R-Values for Skillion Roof Installation

PIR Insulation Board Achieves High R-Values for Skillion Roof Installation

The Eurothane GP PIR insulation chosen to insulate the skillion roof provides an R-value of 4.05 — exceeding NZBC requirements for Christchurch. 

Highest Grade Resco Compact Laminate Lab Surfaces at NorthTec

Highest Grade Resco Compact Laminate Lab Surfaces at NorthTec

Resco’s Chemlab benchtops passing the toughest tests in high-use tertiary facility in Whangarei.

Ultim8 Composite Decking Used to Create Dream Outdoor Space

Ultim8 Composite Decking Used to Create Dream Outdoor Space

IBuilt Ultim8 composite decking was used for an impressive 75m² deck of this Cambridge Home, providing an attractive and low maintenance solution. 

Embrace a New Era of Extraction with Schweigen Silent Rangehoods

Embrace a New Era of Extraction with Schweigen Silent Rangehoods

Embrace the new era of extraction with Schweigen silent rangehoods — one of New Zealand’s quietest, strongest and most efficient rangehoods.

Allproof Passive Fire Protection Products BRANZ Appraised

Allproof Passive Fire Protection Products BRANZ Appraised

Allproof’s passive fire protection products and literature have recently obtained an independent evaluation conducted by BRANZ to verify their compliance to the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). 

Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using James Hardie Claddings

Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using James Hardie Claddings

Ensure compliance with new external fire spread regulation by using James Hardie Claddings.

The Benefits of Natural Light for Workplaces

The Benefits of Natural Light for Workplaces

New research finds that natural light in the workplace is more valued than onsite cafes, fitness centres and childcare facilities. 

Aluminium Partitions To Suit Every Project

Aluminium Partitions To Suit Every Project

With vast experience in the partitioning industry, Potters pride themselves on offering exceptional service, remarkable designs and the highest standard of quality products.

Insulating Buildings in the Healthcare Sector

Insulating Buildings in the Healthcare Sector

Using pre-insulated plasterboard insulation can save time and money during the construction phase, allowing for saved costs to be reallocated to other areas of the build.

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