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New APL Products Facilitate Flush Door Sills

Flush sills for sliding doors have been given a boost in the new ThermalHEART ranges by APL Window Solutions.

Enhancing Accessibility with Hettich: Elevating Building Usability

Learn how cabinetry design can help with accessibility and inclusivity.

July 2023 feature

Accessibility

Inclusive product solutions designed to improve accessibility and mobility both for those with a range of disabilities — as well as NZ's ageing population.

Ramp Design Basics: What You Need to Know About Ramp Compliance

Moddex has put together a guide to assist architects, engineers, and builders in designing safe and compliant ramps. 

Tactile Ground Surface Indicator Sheets Help Save on Installation Costs

Tactile Ground Surface Indicator Sheets Help Save on Installation Costs

Installed in a 10th of the time, the ALLTAC Sirius tactile ground surface indicator sheets led to a 90% saving in labour costs.

Age 20 Years in Two Minutes to Help Ensure Designs Last a Lifetime

Age 20 Years in Two Minutes to Help Ensure Designs Last a Lifetime

With the AgeExplorer suit, designers and cabinet makers can gain insights into the long-term impact of design decisions.

Can You Include Cavity Sliders in an Accessible Bathroom?

Can You Include Cavity Sliders in an Accessible Bathroom?

CS Cavity Sliders provide a space-saving solution for accessible bathrooms in this new medical centre.

New Flaminia Range Brings Award-Winning Design to NZ Bathrooms

Introducing to Robertson, award-winning designs from one of the world's leading Italian bathware brands.

Stunning Swimming Pool Tile Options from The Tile Depot

The range of stocked tiles for swimming pool interiors and exteriors is ever-increasing. Some of the latest designs for swimming pool interiors at The Tile Depot may just surprise.

SELO: Efficient Construction Opens Up 236 Affordable Houses in a Near 10-Month Timeframe

The name "SELO”, which means village in Croatian, was thoughtfully chosen to acknowledge the special significance of this land in the closely-knit neighbourhood’s past.

What Story Will Your Design Tell?

As a landscape architect, you're not just designing spaces, you're telling a story. Every design decision you make adds to the narrative.

Bringing Designs to Life: The Power of Bright and Lively Colours in Interior Design with FENIX NTM Bloom

While colourful materials are appealing to most people's eyes, most designers and specifiers are afraid to incorporate them into their projects, feeling it may be too risky. Here are a few tips for introducing colour into your designs, creating a beautiful and lively space.

Striking a Delicate Balance Between Privacy and Openness, with Kaynemaile Architectural Mesh

When constructing a magnificent home in a breathtaking location, it is crucial to consider the appropriate finishes that enhance rather than diminish the surrounding view.

Should All New Houses be Modelled for Thermal Performance?

Are we moving in a direction where continuing and narrowing analysis of evermore finer detail of particular aspects of building elements is assumed to automatically leads to better results?

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26 June 2023

Dulux's Most Environmentally-Friendly Paints Backed by Global GreenTag and Eco Choice Aotearoa

Dulux has been recognised by Global GreenTag for two of its flagship environmentally friendly products: Dulux UltraAir, and Dulux envirO₂.

Whitianga Oasis Connects to Water Surrounds with Vantage Window and Doors

Choosing to build on the Whitianga Waterways was Plan B, but it now feels like it was meant to be.

 Paint Your Way to Better Accessibility with Resene

Paint Your Way to Better Accessibility with Resene

From wayfinding and creating contrast, to expanding light switches to wall surfaces, Resene has you covered with smart solutions for accessible spaces. 

Bridging the Accessibility Gap with ACO ThresholdDrain

Bridging the Accessibility Gap with ACO ThresholdDrain

A look at how ACO ThresholdDrain can help meet NZBC accessibility requirements, while enhancing building usability for all.

Keeping the Project Moving with Masons Barricade Weather Defense System

Keeping the Project Moving with Masons Barricade Weather Defense System

When building the latest show home in their portfolio, Cambridge Homes North Waikato chose Masons Barricade Weather Defense System to help protect it from the weather and materials theft, and enabled the team to get months ahead of schedule.

Pre-Finished Plasterboard Saves Valuable Time for New Academy

Pre-Finished Plasterboard Saves Valuable Time for New Academy

Using ClimateLine plasterboard eliminated the need for plastering and painting, helping speed up the project and bring forward the opening of the new SIP Abacus Teaching Centre in Mount Roskill.

Form vs Function: Accessible Entry Design

Form vs Function: Accessible Entry Design

Balancing design and aesthetics can determine the selection of products to meet a detail or building code in the construction process.

Reduce Energy Use with Conqueror's PIR Insulation Boards

Reduce Energy Use with Conqueror's PIR Insulation Boards

Slim, sustainable and energy-efficient PIR insulation boards made right here in New Zealand. 

Lockwood Brass Core Lever Range Offers Diverse Options to Aid Accessibility

Lockwood Brass Core Lever Range Offers Diverse Options to Aid Accessibility

Simple and versatile, this elegantly styled round brass rose features concealed fixing.

DuluxGroup’s Safety and Sustainability Vision of "A Future Without Harm" for Everyone

DuluxGroup’s Safety and Sustainability Vision of "A Future Without Harm" for Everyone

A look at some of DuluxGroup's recommendations when specifying paint and coatings for our disabled, ageing, and neurodiverse community.

H1-Compliant Insulation for a Healthy Home

H1-Compliant Insulation for a Healthy Home

H1 solutions and a partnership with Sensitive Choice: Two good reasons to insulate with Bradford this season.

Te Puhinui: How Innoceil Merges Extraordinary and Compliance in Public Accessways

Te Puhinui: How Innoceil Merges Extraordinary and Compliance in Public Accessways

Innowood ceiling, linings and screen materials can be manufactured with a specific formulation that ensures compliance with the NZ Building Code. It's built in to last the life of the product.

Introducing New STEICO Wood Fibre Insulation

Introducing New STEICO Wood Fibre Insulation

Sustainable products and solutions are more important than ever, and as leaders and experts in building performance solutions, Comfortech recognise their role in this. As part of this commitment, they have introduced STEICO Wood Fibre insulation.

New Evora Hydrotherapy Massage Spa Bath

New Evora Hydrotherapy Massage Spa Bath

A spa bath is not only an investment in your clients' home, but in their well-being.

Flexible Mass Timber Construction Solutions You Can Rely On

Flexible Mass Timber Construction Solutions You Can Rely On

Suitable for AU and NZ sawn timbers, CLT, LVL, and other engineered timber products by using AS 1720, NZS AS 1720.1, NZS 3603, or for prescriptive/conventional connector applications AS 1684 and NZS 3604.

Environmental Product Declaration Available for APL Ranges

Environmental Product Declaration Available for APL Ranges

''It has allowed us to draw a line in the sand, properly measure our impact using captured data, and to continue to improve from this baseline.'' — Mikayla Plaw, Profile Group Executive Director and Head of Sustainability.

Finishing Touches to Suit Any Home with GIB-Cove

Finishing Touches to Suit Any Home with GIB-Cove

GIB's range of decorative gypsum cornices in both classic and modern designs offer the perfect finishing touch to any room.

Fresh from Louvretec: The Free Standing Opening Roof

Fresh from Louvretec: The Free Standing Opening Roof

A stylish shade solution for over spa pools, decks, swimming pool corners and more. 

Introducing Dryden OilStain for Decking, Hardwood and Outdoor Furniture

Introducing Dryden OilStain for Decking, Hardwood and Outdoor Furniture

Dryden OilStain is a deeply penetrating oil that nourishes most exterior timber species from within.

SRP Steel Wall Strapping Solutions

SRP Steel Wall Strapping Solutions

Steel Rollformed Products Ltd is a leading local supplier of rollformed steel wall and ceiling systems predominantly for the NZ construction industry, as well as Seismic bracing and Access solutions.

Potter Interior Systems Unveils New Whiteboard Specification Manual

Potter Interior Systems Unveils New Whiteboard Specification Manual

The new manual provides a comprehensive overview of each product category, highlighting key features, technical specifications, and application scenarios.

Shuttle Entrance Matting Keeps Floors Pristine at Mercedes Benz Showroom

Shuttle Entrance Matting Keeps Floors Pristine at Mercedes Benz Showroom

Designed to embody a sophisticated, interactive brand identity, the showroom is enhanced and protected by Shuttle entrance matting from Advance Flooring.

A Harmonious Fusion of Design and Functionality

A Harmonious Fusion of Design and Functionality

This stunning residential complex, clad with Equitone's transformative façades, seamlessly blends contemporary aesthetics with functional living spaces.

Introducing Eurotower to the Juralco Wardrobe Range

Introducing Eurotower to the Juralco Wardrobe Range

Upscale an existing wardrobe space with the addition of Eurotower.

New Range of Door Profiles Adds Another Dimension for Cabinetry

New Range of Door Profiles Adds Another Dimension for Cabinetry

All profile doors now available in thermoform vinyl colours or as a paint-ready option.

Introducing the Kohler FamilyCare Toilet Armrest

Introducing the Kohler FamilyCare Toilet Armrest

Wrapped with durable TPE polymer, the surface is warm and comfortable on touch in any environment, providing extraordinary anti-slip performance to ensure user safety.

Nu-Wall Passes Stringent BRANZ E2/VM2 Testing

Nu-Wall Passes Stringent BRANZ E2/VM2 Testing

Specifiers can now design and specify locally manufactured Nu-Wall Cladding on structures up to 25m in height.

Introducing Sense: A Comprehensive Tile Range in the Latest in Design from Portugal

Introducing Sense: A Comprehensive Tile Range in the Latest in Design from Portugal

Sense exemplifies contemporary architectural excellence, combining aesthetic appeal with cutting-edge antibacterial technology to deliver a truly remarkable solution for New Zealand architects and designers.

Aroha Development Enhanced with Premium UNEX Hampton Aluminium-Framed Balustrades

Aroha Development Enhanced with Premium UNEX Hampton Aluminium-Framed Balustrades

Choosing UNEX was an easy choice for the architect team. With their signature approach to design and well-known reputation in the industry, they were a top consideration from the start for this high-end project.

Caring for Shearing

Caring for Shearing

The use of COLORSTEEL Dridex for this Omarama shearing shed delivered excellent condensation and ventilation management, a speedy build and a tidy finished product.

Dimond Roofing Partners with The Current Place for Woolshed Restoration

Dimond Roofing Partners with The Current Place for Woolshed Restoration

Social media influencers and kiwi couple, Damien Nikora and Chanelle Taylor (known as The Current Place online), have partnered up with Dimond Roofing for the restoration of their Woolshed.

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