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Intumescent Coating System Protects Pine Weatherboard Home

The Firezone F1E external intumescent and fire ignition barrier system was ideal for protecting this two-storey pine weatherboard home, built within 1m of the boundary. 

Argelite Cladding Featured on Coastal Beach House

Argeton is an innovative facade solution that brings timeless elegance to projects. 

July 2020 feature

Rainscreens & Cladding Systems

High-performance rainscreens and cladding systems that meet the compliance requirements for medium-density and low-rise commercial projects.

Litecrete Cladding Offers Versatility, Quick Installation and Durability

Architects specify Litecrete lightweight precast concrete cladding because it offers versatility, speed of enclosure and durability.

Trespa Meteon & Profix PXF Cladding Systems Offer Durability and Creative Freedom

Trespa Meteon & Profix PXF Cladding Systems Offer Durability and Creative Freedom

Profix PXF and Trespa Meteon panels made it easy to create a stunning, low maintenance facade for Kaiapoi High School, which features wood-look and solid colour panels. 

Terracotta Tiles Built to Survive and Thrive

Terracotta Tiles Built to Survive and Thrive

Terreal Breeze is an extra slim, double skin rainscreen cladding system which thanks to its small format, is quick to install and maintenance-free. 

NZ-Made Solid Aluminium Cladding a Low Maintenance Option

NZ-Made Solid Aluminium Cladding a Low Maintenance Option

The ZX Panel solid aluminium exterior cladding system is ideal for residential and commercial buildings up to 10m high. 

Balterio Laminate Delivers on Sustainability

Balterio flooring provides a natural woodgrain surface on a sustainable core made from 70% recycled material.

Polished Concrete Panels Offer New Design Options

Perfect for walls, ceilings, columns, counters and fake cladding, Muros Polished Concrete Panels recreate the look and feel of a modern urban polished concrete finish.

Unique Architectural Facade for Landmark Christchurch Project

Eurotray Angle Seam featuring varying widths, lengths and colours was used to represent the Canterbury Plains patchwork landscape.

Alex & Corban Choose Outdure Decking and Framing for their Forever Home

For the large open rooftop deck, Alex & Corban wanted decking that would blend in with the natural feel of their surroundings and wouldn't twist and warp over time.

Sea, Sun and Storms: First Windows Complement a Napier Coastal Home

The inclusion of robust products that could endure the environment and would look great for decades to come was crucial, so windows and joinery from First Windows & Doors became integral to the home’s success.

Mix and Match Profiles with Nu-Wall’s Trusted Aluminium Cladding System

Nu-Wall’s 21 profiles are BRANZ appraised for horizontal and vertical installation and can be mixed and matched to create unique cladding designs for medium-density and low-rise commercial builds.

Factors to Consider When Analysing Additional Shading

There are many factors which influence whether additional shading created by a project proposal can be considered more than minor.

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22 June 2020

New Matte Finishes from COLORSTEEL

COLORSTEEL Matte offers a contemporary architectural look for roof and wall claddings with its innovative paint system that diffuses light for a less reflective finish.

Introducing the XTHERM 'Outsulation' Facade System

The XTHERM Insulated Facade System is a highly efficient method of keeping the warmth in and the cold out.

New Antimicrobial Surface Ideal for Hygiene-Critical Areas

The active antibacterial protection of KömaCel AB / KömaDur AB sheets makes them ideal for areas where stringent hygiene requirements must be met.

Cassette Cladding Simplifies Design and Installation with Standardised Solutions

Cassette Cladding Simplifies Design and Installation with Standardised Solutions

The Cassette Cladding system standardises detailing for architects and methods of installation for installers — helping to save on time and costs. 

SRP: NZ Made Eco-Friendly Steel Products

SRP: NZ Made Eco-Friendly Steel Products

Steel Rollformed Products prioritise sourcing materials that are not only locally produced to support kiwi business, but also uphold a high environmental standard. 

Trusted System Provides One-Stop Shop for Pre-Cladding and Weathertightness

Trusted System Provides One-Stop Shop for Pre-Cladding and Weathertightness

Marshall Innovations’ weatherization system of wall underlays, tapes and trade seals was an easy choice for Maddren Homes — providing installation benefits and reliable performance.

T50 Cladding Support System for Equitone Fibre Cement

T50 Cladding Support System for Equitone Fibre Cement

SPS Building offers one of the most durable and contemporary rainscreen options for exterior cladding, Equitone. 

London Central Showcases Diverse Range of Spectrum Balustrade Solutions

London Central Showcases Diverse Range of Spectrum Balustrade Solutions

A wide range of Spectrum balustrades are incorporated in this stylish development of 39 terraced houses and 18 Kiwibuild apartments.

ProctorWrap Rainscreen IT Offers Vapour Permeable Weather Protection

ProctorWrap Rainscreen IT Offers Vapour Permeable Weather Protection

The ProctorWrap Rainscreen membrane is developed primarily as a vapour-permeable flexible underlay that offers improved resistance against UV and high temperatures up to 120°C. 

Global Greentag Vinyl Flooring Now in Stock in New Zealand

Global Greentag Vinyl Flooring Now in Stock in New Zealand

Advance Flooring now stock safety and homogeneous vinyl flooring from Gerflor.

An Update on Looped Cable Penetrations

An Update on Looped Cable Penetrations

The February 2020 release ‘Penetrations in GIB Fire Rated Systems’ covers looped two or three core TPS cable penetrations on timber blocking.

Bespoke Finishing Brings Warmth and Flair to Riverside Market

Bespoke Finishing Brings Warmth and Flair to Riverside Market

Detailed, layered application of a range of Porter’s Paints finishes has been used to create beautifully textured walls that add warmth and depth to the new Christchurch Market.

Pre-finished Plasterboard Saves Time in Warehouse Conversion Project

Pre-finished Plasterboard Saves Time in Warehouse Conversion Project

Climate’s pre-finished plasterboard eliminated the need for plastering, sanding and painting while providing a high-quality finish for this new church.

A BRANZ Appraised Cladding System with Multiple Facade Options

A BRANZ Appraised Cladding System with Multiple Facade Options

XpressClad is a negative detail, adhesive-fixed, facade or cladding or soffit system, that incorporates an extensive range of rain-screen panel options. 

Specialist Tapware to Help Prevent Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Specialist Tapware to Help Prevent Infections in Healthcare Facilities

MacDonald Industries offer specialist water control solutions for infection management in healthcare facilities.

Kowhai Cabin Keeps Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer

Kowhai Cabin Keeps Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer

The cabin has been built as an experiment to find out if heat can be retained and then slowly released by optimising orientation and materials — including the pro clima INTELLO Intelligent Air Barrier.

Versatile, Highly Aesthetic Solution for Building Cladding

Versatile, Highly Aesthetic Solution for Building Cladding

Kingspan’s range of architectural rainscreens and panelised facades offer weathertight, airtight, fire-safe and bespoke wall cladding solutions.

Subtle Lighting Adds to a Dramatic and Moody Aesthetic

Subtle Lighting Adds to a Dramatic and Moody Aesthetic

Located in the harbourside city of Tauranga, Papamoa Beach House pushes the boundaries of the 'typical' beach house aesthetic.

New BRANZ Appraised Screw System For Weatherboard Installation

New BRANZ Appraised Screw System For Weatherboard Installation

The BRANZ Appraised SSDTH screws by Simpson Strong-Tie are stronger than nails and resist fastener pullout, resulting in a stronger structure.

Wood Pellet Boilers Provide 100% Renewable Heating for NZ Schools

Wood Pellet Boilers Provide 100% Renewable Heating for NZ Schools

Schools across the country are specifying Pellematic Wood Pellet Boilers in a move to ensure healthy, warm classrooms in parallel with improving the sustainability of schools.

How Spray Foam Insulation Helps Solve Common Health Issues

How Spray Foam Insulation Helps Solve Common Health Issues

Did you know New Zealand has the third highest rate of asthma in the world? And the majority of NZ's asthma troubles are caused by cold, damp homes?

Sleek Office Fit-out Features Linear Patterned Carpets and Walls

Sleek Office Fit-out Features Linear Patterned Carpets and Walls

An office interior inspired by the magnificent colours and patterns of rural landscapes.

Eight Expert Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

Eight Expert Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

At just 5m², this compact kitchen was designed with a focus on maximising space. Designer Alica Gonzalez of Blakes of Sydney shares 8 tips for designing kitchens in limited spaces.

Beautifully Discreet: Concealed Hinges for a Seamless Finish

Beautifully Discreet: Concealed Hinges for a Seamless Finish

ASSA ABLOY Concealed Hinges virtually disappear from view when an opening is closed while providing aesthetic continuity when a door is open.

Cemintel Territory Cladding System: Making Low Maintenance Claddings the New Norm

Cemintel Territory Cladding System: Making Low Maintenance Claddings the New Norm

The Territory Cladding System ticked all the boxes for the latest townhouses developed by Williams Corporation.

Supplying Innovative Insulation for ABODO’s Cardrona Cabin

Supplying Innovative Insulation for ABODO’s Cardrona Cabin

The showroom is clad with slatted Vulcan timber in the form of a rain screen, with Nuraply 3PM two-layer torch on membrane covering the structure beneath to ensure water tightness.

New Industrial Style Mixer Brings Raw Elegance to the Kitchen

New Industrial Style Mixer Brings Raw Elegance to the Kitchen

Italian tapware manufacture Gessi have wowed the market with their innovative industrial style Kitchen Mixer named the Officine.

Why are Noggings Required?

Why are Noggings Required?

Let's face it, no one likes having to install noggings in a stud and track wall. But why are they needed, and what risks if they aren't installed?

New Self-Latching Sliding Door Lock from APL

New Self-Latching Sliding Door Lock from APL

A self-latching sliding door lock is now available from APL Window Solutions and will fit doors sold through the nationwide network of Altherm, First and Vantage window manufacturers.

Enjoy Greater Design Flexibility with Hunter Douglas Rainscreen Systems

Enjoy Greater Design Flexibility with Hunter Douglas Rainscreen Systems

Jacobsen is pleased to bring Hunter Douglas NBK Terracotta and QuadroClad Aluminium cladding systems to New Zealand. 

New First Collection by modulyss Combines Design, Performance and Value

New First Collection by modulyss Combines Design, Performance and Value

Made with in-house yarn entirely from Belgium, the First Collection consists of five loop-pile ranges that use colour to provide coordination and balanced contrast.

Timber and Aluminium Fins Provide Stunning Architectural Feature

Timber and Aluminium Fins Provide Stunning Architectural Feature

The Austratus timber fin system follows the fluid curves of the walls at UBS' new workspace.

No Maintenance "Timber" Cladding Option

No Maintenance "Timber" Cladding Option

EuroClad Selekta is a maintenance-free and easy to install alternative to conventional timber cladding. 

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