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Achieve Sweeping Curves with a Seamless Look with Bendywood

Bendywood enables the bending of solid timber into attractive curves and sculptural forms.

State-of-the-art Clip-in System for Timber Walls and Ceilings

The Austratus timber ceiling and wall system provides the sophisticated look of an architectural wall or ceiling, with the ease of an off-the-shelf product.

July 2019 feature

Timber Innovations

Innovative timber products that enhance buildings structurally and visually.

Create a Sophisticated Interior Space with Timber Veneer Slats

The real timber veneer of Décortech DécorSlat is ideal for creating beautiful panelised slat features. 

Sustainable Timber Alternative Solutions for Commercial Interiors

Sustainable Timber Alternative Solutions for Commercial Interiors

Innoceil systems give designers exciting options for residential and commercial timber ceilings, with excellent acoustic performance and options for curves, waves and shadow effects. 

Sustainable NZ Radiata Pine Decking Enhances Lifestyle Village

Sustainable NZ Radiata Pine Decking Enhances Lifestyle Village

The sustainable Key Deck met all the requirements for an attractive, barefoot-friendly, high-performing outdoor area for residents of the 60-villa complex at Whitianga Waterways. 

Innovative Engineered Timber Creates Unique Results

Innovative Engineered Timber Creates Unique Results

Techlam recently supplied the structural glulam for a building that can withstand a one-in-2500-year earthquake, demonstrating their expertise in providing impressive structural solutions.

Minimise Energy Use with High-Performing CO2 Heat Pumps

Reclaim Energy CO2 hot water heat pumps provide exceptional hot water performance using leading Japanese technology and natural refrigerants.

Frameless Glass Balustrades: What are the Options?

It can be hard to keep up with the options for frameless glass balustrades, with top rails and without, so here’s a quick overview of what is available.

ARDEX Provides System Solution For High Geothermal Activity in Rotorua

An effective waterproofing solution for moisture affected substrates in a geothermal location.

New Self-Adhesive Vapour Permeable Membrane for Commercial Rainscreens

In a recent theatre refurbishment, Proctor Wraptite SA vapour permeable membrane prevented moisture ingress and provided a second layer of protection behind the rainscreen. 

Introducing a Simple New Clip-in Aluminium Screening Kit

Available from PSP, EliteScreen is an easy-to-install modular aluminium screening kit with a patented no weld system that saves on time and costs.

Vantage Products Feature in Sustainable Preschool Centres

Vantage windows and doors in large sizes and expanses feature in two recent preschool centres where they contribute to light and airy designs.

Conflicting Seismic and Passive Fire Requirements for Service Penetrations

A collaborative approach is needed to resolve conflicts between fire protection and seismic movement requirements for service penetrations passing through fire-rated walls.

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Smart Locks Prove Ideal for Museum Heritage Doors

Auckland War Memorial Museum has finally retired their mechanical door lock system for the flexible and affordable smart lock system designed by ASSA ABLOY.

Luminous Curved Render Entrance Welcomes Visitors to Toi Art Gallery

Hand-applied by a single applicator, the StoLook Marmorino render system provides an eye-catching and tactile finish for the entrance of Te Papa’s Toi Art gallery.

Matt Laminate Ply Creates Striking Contrast in Mount Maunganui Home

Cabinetry in Plytech Polaris HPL white creates contrast to cedar ceilings and oak floors of the home, while a bespoke dining table in Polaris HPL black adds texture with its beautiful edge detail.

The Warmth of Timber and the Durability of Aluminium Louvres Combined

The Warmth of Timber and the Durability of Aluminium Louvres Combined

Selecting a wood grain finish when specifying Louvretec's range of sun louvre systems provides durability with the look of timber.

Two-for-One Approach to Wood Look Acoustic Ceilings

Two-for-One Approach to Wood Look Acoustic Ceilings

Asona provides excellent customisability for specific projects, with two options for timber look ceilings, matched with reliable acoustic performance.

Moso Bamboo Provides Sustainable and Hypoallergenic Flooring

Moso Bamboo Provides Sustainable and Hypoallergenic Flooring

Moso bamboo is hard-wearing, low maintenance and perfect for hypoallergenic indoor spaces.

ModWood: An Innovative Planet-Conscious Decking Solution

ModWood: An Innovative Planet-Conscious Decking Solution

With all the talk about reducing landfill waste, ModWood made from recycled plastic milk bottles and sawmill wood residue presents a strong case for a planet-conscious decking solution. 

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Sliding and Folding Doors

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Sliding and Folding Doors

With space at a premium in today's compact living environments, sliding doors are an ideal solution. 

Timber Composite Decking Enhanced for Improved Stability

Timber Composite Decking Enhanced for Improved Stability

With ResortDeck, designers can achieve the look and texture of a natural timber deck with the added enhancements of structural stability, longevity and low maintenance properties.

Meeting Fire Performance for Existing Wooden Structures

Meeting Fire Performance for Existing Wooden Structures

Tech Coatings offer AS/NZS tested solutions for cost-effective treatment of existing timber, whether exposed, concealed or in penetrations. 

Multiply Fins Form Striking Stairwell Feature

Multiply Fins Form Striking Stairwell Feature

Imaginative and highly skilled use of Plymasters’ Euro Birch Multiply has made the stairwell an eye-catching feature of this new community hub in Tauranga. 

Crimp Curved Roof Adds Detail to Family Home

Crimp Curved Roof Adds Detail to Family Home

The Hi Five roof in Permanent Green ColorCote ZinaCore has been crimp curved to follow the roofline and features a trapezoidal profile for a more modern feel.

Versatile Plywood Perfect for Kitchen Manufacturing

Versatile Plywood Perfect for Kitchen Manufacturing

PlyPlay in Double Trouble and Blonde Ambition was chosen to create bespoke cabinetry with an attractive natural grain finish.

Increase Insulation Values for Windows with Climate Control Film

Increase Insulation Values for Windows with Climate Control Film

Enhance comfort and efficiency year-round with Thinsulate Window Film from 3M.

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Reduce Risk of Penetration Failure with a BRANZ-Tested Inter-tenancy System

Reduce Risk of Penetration Failure with a BRANZ-Tested Inter-tenancy System

The Metra Panel Inter-tenancy Wall System recently passed BRANZ testing for fire resistance of pipe and cable penetrations — a result which increases design freedom while lowering build costs.

Dulux Colour Awards: 
Inspired Use of Colour in Winning Projects


Dulux Colour Awards: 
Inspired Use of Colour in Winning Projects


The winner of the inaugural NZ Grand Prix category was the Wains Hotel, Dunedin by Yellow6 which features subtle use of colour blocking for the historic Victorian-era hotel. 

Tried and True: Futura HPL — Now in Matt Finishes

Tried and True: Futura HPL — Now in Matt Finishes

From Tim Webber furniture to schools and commercial fit-outs, Plytech's Futura range has stood the test of time.

Striking Industrial-Style Tapware from iB Rubinetti

Striking Industrial-Style Tapware from iB Rubinetti

The Bold Collection from iB Rubinetti encompasses tapware for both kitchens and bathrooms to suit a range of designs.

Create Beautiful Designs with Grooved Interior Panels

Create Beautiful Designs with Grooved Interior Panels

Plankwall Grooved Wall and Ceiling Panels provide architects and builders with an efficient and robust option for creating eye-catching walls and ceilings. 

Ikon Products Selected for Minimalist Italian Kitchen Design

Ikon Products Selected for Minimalist Italian Kitchen Design

The Ikon Sink Station maximises bench space in the kitchen, while an Ikon Power Pack Rangehood ensures powerful extraction and a streamlined aesthetic. 

High Performance Insulation for Porsche Showroom

High Performance Insulation for Porsche Showroom

Kingspan Insulation’s lightweight Kooltherm K10 FM G2 Soffit Board provides a long-lasting soffit solution, while Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard gives walls a sleek, finished look.

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Desso Airmaster Carpet Tiles

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Desso Airmaster Carpet Tiles

With six new colours available in the Desso Airmaster carpet tile range, it is now even easier to design to each client’s style while creating a better indoor air quality.

Steel Framing System Provides Structure for Perth Tiny Home

Steel Framing System Provides Structure for Perth Tiny Home

This tiny home shows off the versatility of Studco products.

Introducing Bentley Mills Carpets to New Zealand

Introducing Bentley Mills Carpets to New Zealand

Introducing the newest addition to the Heritage Carpets family: Bentley Mills.

Sturdy Partitions Provide Long-Lasting Solution for Tauranga Airport

Sturdy Partitions Provide Long-Lasting Solution for Tauranga Airport

Resco recently provided hard-wearing compact laminate partitions for the Tauranga airport extension. 

Protect Wood in Interiors from UVA Rays with Laminated Glass

Protect Wood in Interiors from UVA Rays with Laminated Glass

Viridian's VLam Silence enables light to enter while eliminating 99% of UVA radiation to protect furniture and flooring from fading. 

Curved Glass Facade Welcomes Customers to Koda Salon

Curved Glass Facade Welcomes Customers to Koda Salon

Provided by Glasshape, the TemperShield Curved glass facade maximises light and space for the popular Bondi hair salon. 

The Use of Carpet in Tertiary Entrance Design

The Use of Carpet in Tertiary Entrance Design

For tertiary buildings, continuous entry carpet offers a high-performing and cost-effective solution for water absorption from the soles of shoes.

Grande Toilet Suite Offers New Design Options for Bathrooms

Grande Toilet Suite Offers New Design Options for Bathrooms

Kohler has introduced a new generation of ultra sleek, exceptionally hygienic toilets that can be tailored to a consumer’s personal preference and bathroom design.

Porcelain Tiles Offer Durable Alternative to Natural Timber

Porcelain Tiles Offer Durable Alternative to Natural Timber

Innovative design and technology demonstrate why porcelain timber tiles are a viable alternative to natural timber flooring options.

Declare and Red List Free Viking Roofspec StrandSarking Substrate

Declare and Red List Free Viking Roofspec StrandSarking Substrate

Not only is StrandSarking BRANZ appraised and CodeMark certified, but it also carries the Declare Label and is certified as Red List Free. 

Space-saving High Speed Doors Provide Security for Apartment Tower

Space-saving High Speed Doors Provide Security for Apartment Tower

The EFAFLEX SST High Speed Door features an oval spiral tracking system to reduce head clearance while offering speed, safety and durability for users of the Swanston Square apartment tower.

Simple, Fast and Stress-free Roof Installation

Simple, Fast and Stress-free Roof Installation

Captured in a time-lapse video, the recent installation of a 330m² roof in Auckland demonstrates the benefits of Gerard pressed steel roofing, a system that saves time without compromising on performance.

Eye-catching Ceiling Panels Improve Acoustics for Les Mills Hamilton

Eye-catching Ceiling Panels Improve Acoustics for Les Mills Hamilton

The black Ecoplus Acoustic Cloud Panels reduce reverberation for the gym’s newest studio while providing a striking feature for the ceiling. 

Foam Insulation Keeps Sheep Shelter Condensation-Free

Foam Insulation Keeps Sheep Shelter Condensation-Free

It was the search for a solution to a 30-year problem, that led a fourth-generation high-country farmer to discover NZ Foam.

New Retractable Hose for Central Cleaning Systems

New Retractable Hose for Central Cleaning Systems

The Hide-a-Hose retractable hose system solves the problem of carrying and storing a central vacuum hose.

Solid Wood Panel Perfect for Bespoke Cabinetry and Furniture

Solid Wood Panel Perfect for Bespoke Cabinetry and Furniture

J-Panel is a high-quality solid wood edge laminated panel with an attractive wood grain suitable for custom furniture and cabinetry. 

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