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Resilmount Sound Isolation Products Provide Noise Control

Resilmount sound isolation products offer an effective and affordable solution to reduce noise emanating from common walls, household entertainment zones and family living areas.

Structural Exterior Flooring Innovation for MDH Outdoor Areas

The durable, low-risk QwickBuild system has long-term benefits for residents and owners.

June 2019 feature

Structural Solutions

Products and systems designed to effectively support buildings.

Lightweight Steel Joists Save Time for Bullendale Apartments

Prefabricated elements, including Speedfloor lightweight steel joists for suspended floors and sections of the roof, help reduce construction time for the Bullendale Apartments in Queenstown.

Use Specifi Software to Design Structural Solutions with Techlam Glulam

Use Specifi Software to Design Structural Solutions with Techlam Glulam

Specifi provides complete online residential engineering solutions for all structural elements and foundation needs.

Nuralite Membrane and Deck Pedestals Chosen for Downtown Apartments

Nuralite Membrane and Deck Pedestals Chosen for Downtown Apartments

Nuraply 3PM and Nurajack decking pedestals have been specified to help create a unique rooftop deck on the newly built Grace Apartments.

Make Quick Work of LVL Mid-Floors and Roofs

Make Quick Work of LVL Mid-Floors and Roofs

Make mid-floor and roof specification, supply and installation easier with the free Residential Design Service offered by Futurebuild LVL.

Winners of Relocatable Home Design Competition Announced

APL is pleased to announce the winners of the Relocatable Home Design Competition, which involved designing a relocatable home to be constructed for a cost not exceeding $200,000. 

Plytech Brings Authentic Look of Oak to Award-Winning Home

Plytech’s versatile Birch Décor Oak was used to create cabinetry for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, and bespoke furniture for the living room, providing a cohesive look throughout the home.

Prime Melamine Relaunches with New Colours

Prime Panels has undertaken one of the biggest range refreshes in its history with the launch of its new Timberland woodgrain decor finish plate and 10 new colours into the Prime Melamine range.

DriStud Introduces New Vapour Permeable Membrane

DriStud Proctor Passive Wraptite SA is a self-adhering airtight and vapour permeable membrane for wall and roof applications.

Sophisticated Curved Glass Balustrades Enhance Soul Apartments

Glasshape was engaged to provide curved glass balustrades and pool walls for the Soul apartments in Sydney. 

Beautiful Terca Brick Clads Queenstown Home

Using a black mortar, the Terca brick becomes monochromatic, creating dimension and presence for this striking Queenstown home. 

Below-Ground Structural Design for Tanking

Continuing from my previous blog and the question of design, I look at considerations for ensuring an effective waterproofing solution. 

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Martini dECO Decorative Acoustic Solutions Now in NZ

Mammoth Insulation is proud to introduce to New Zealand the Martini dECO range of decorative acoustic wall linings, panels and boards.

Large-Format Fire-Rated Glazing Selected for Hotel Stairwell

NZ Fire Doors supplied Pyranova fire-resistant glass in 2 x 2m panels for the glazed stairwell at SO Hotel, achieving a 30-minute fire rating without compromising on the hotel's chic aesthetic. 

Shed Transformed with Pre-finished Ply

While one may be quick to label it a ‘man cave’, the level of finish on the interior of this shed is anything but cave-like.

Sleek Silver Switches Chosen for Loft-Style Waiheke Apartment

Sleek Silver Switches Chosen for Loft-Style Waiheke Apartment

PDL Iconic Styl in Silver Shadow complements the moody colour scheme and reflective surfaces throughout the apartment.

Laminam Italian Porcelain Launches 12mm XL Option

Laminam Italian Porcelain Launches 12mm XL Option

The Laminam range creates a marble aesthetic in a much more cost-effective fashion, while offering high resistance to scratching and abrasion.

Next-Level Bathroom Upgrade by KerMac for Archibald & Shorter

Next-Level Bathroom Upgrade by KerMac for Archibald & Shorter

KerMac Industries were chosen to supply and install ducting hatches and toilet cubicles in the popular K-Moda design for the Archibald & Shorter Takapuna refurbishment.

Etch Glass Effect Films for Safety, Security and Decoration

Etch Glass Effect Films for Safety, Security and Decoration

Metamark Etch Glass Effect Vinyl films can be used in a range of applications for both decorative purposes and to make spaces more secure.

People are at the Heart of Asona's Business

People are at the Heart of Asona's Business

With 16 years manufacturing in New Zealand, Asona Ltd has built a strong and leading position in the acoustic ceiling and wall panel market.

Create Marble-Look Floors with Prestigio Porcelain Tiles

Create Marble-Look Floors with Prestigio Porcelain Tiles

Replicating natural marble from the most renowned quarries in Italy and Europe, Refin Prestigio tiles offer typical nuances of colour and original veining patterns. 

Design Versatile Workspaces with Whiteboard Projector Film

Design Versatile Workspaces with Whiteboard Projector Film

3M PDF-500 Whiteboard film improves creativity and productivity of meetings by turning entire walls into whiteboard and projection screens. 

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Increase Useable Space in Medium Density Builds with Rooftop Decking

Increase Useable Space in Medium Density Builds with Rooftop Decking

Viking Dec-K-ing is an aesthetic hard-wearing slip-resistant waterproofing membrane that can be used to create an extra multi-purpose space in common areas above carparks and buildings.

Remote Access Elevator Cuts Monthly Maintenance Costs

Remote Access Elevator Cuts Monthly Maintenance Costs

Powerglide's remote monitoring system has helped reduce maintenance costs for the award-winning Trust Waikato Te Puna o Waikato office building. 

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Ergonomics for Comfortable Operation

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Ergonomics for Comfortable Operation

Sliding doors with a simple push/pull operating motion that does not require much force are ideal for designing homes suitable for a range of occupant ages and abilities. 

Improved Window Fastener Technology

Improved Window Fastener Technology

Helix Seal technology is set to exceed expectations of the humble window fastener with ease of operation, durability and excellent window seal compression on closing. 

Hibond 55: A Versatile Flooring Solution for Medium Density Housing

Hibond 55: A Versatile Flooring Solution for Medium Density Housing

Hibond 55 is a proven option for Medium Density Housing as it provides strength, reliability and affordability. 

Win a Colourful Award in the Resene Total Colour Awards

Win a Colourful Award in the Resene Total Colour Awards

Resene is on the hunt for creative and colourful projects finished in Resene paints and colours in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The pro clima HUB: Centre for Advanced Building Systems

The pro clima HUB: Centre for Advanced Building Systems

The pro clima HUB is a dedicated, purpose-built training facility for the New Zealand construction industry, and it’s open for learning. 

Showcasing Innovative Technology from Fenix and ATIM

Showcasing Innovative Technology from Fenix and ATIM

Italian designed and made Fenix and ATIM products provide new solutions for interior design. The full range of both products available in NZ is featured in a large display at Home Ideas Auckland.

CodeMark Certified Zero Degree Fall Waterproofing

CodeMark Certified Zero Degree Fall Waterproofing

Hydrotech Monolithic Membrane provides seamless waterproofing, ideal for high performance, zero fall, green roofs, decks and hard landscaped podium structures.

Gilt Edge Industries Ltd Specify Seamless Flooring System for Converted Warehouse

Gilt Edge Industries Ltd Specify Seamless Flooring System for Converted Warehouse

An ex-Fonterra storage warehouse in Paerata has been transformed into a fit-for-purpose food processing plant with a Seamless Flooring System specified and supplied by Gilt Edge Industries Ltd.

Heritage Theatre Exterior Revamp Features Porter’s Mineral Paint

Heritage Theatre Exterior Revamp Features Porter’s Mineral Paint

Porter’s Mineral Paint provides a breathable finish for the refurbished Princess Theatre in Melbourne, with AquaGILD Exterior Gold used for details of the intricate facade.

Bespoke Curved Timber Seating for Royal Reserve

Bespoke Curved Timber Seating for Royal Reserve

Woodform manufactured custom curved timber seating for the new Royal Reserve Playground in Royal Oak.

New Robust Jumbo Umbrella for All Wind Zones

New Robust Jumbo Umbrella for All Wind Zones

Ideal for both residential and commercial spaces, the Jumbrella has no wind restriction when closed and wrapped.

Achieve a Great Looking Roof, Whatever the Wind Zone

Achieve a Great Looking Roof, Whatever the Wind Zone

A Gerard pressed steel roof is suitable in all six categories of New Zealand wind zones and can be installed in zones up to and including ‘Very high’ without any additional fastenings or fittings.

Wet Poolside Environment Doesn’t Diminish Resco Compact Laminate

Wet Poolside Environment Doesn’t Diminish Resco Compact Laminate

A wide range of Compact Laminate colours has been well utilised with this robust Resco system at a Tauranga pool.

How to Keep Dirt Out of Commercial Buildings

How to Keep Dirt Out of Commercial Buildings

For safer entrances, less wear and tear, and cleaner indoor air, it’s important to get the entrance matting specification right from the concept design stage. 

High-Value Acoustic Performance for Inter-tenancy Floors

High-Value Acoustic Performance for Inter-tenancy Floors

The James Hardie Secura Fire and Acoustic Flooring system offers excellent acoustic performance for this multi-level residential building and achieves a 60/60/60 FRR.

Adesso Elevate Range Provides Accessibility and Style

Adesso Elevate Range Provides Accessibility and Style

The recently released Adesso Elevate Collection brings a design element to care and accessibility.

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for New Dilworth Sports Centre

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for New Dilworth Sports Centre

MacDonald Industries worked with GHDWoodhead creativespaces architects to specify commercial bathroom fittings suitable for the change rooms at Dilworth Sports Centre.

Reduce CO² Emissions with Modulyss

Reduce CO² Emissions with Modulyss

The Handcraft Collection by modulyss is helping reduce CO2 emissions.

ColorCote EPD Gives Specifiers Peace of Mind

ColorCote EPD Gives Specifiers Peace of Mind

The ColorCote EPD covers the ZinaCore, MagnaFlow and AlumiGard products and will allow designers to make informed decisions when thinking about building sustainability and performance.

A Smart Solution for Balustrade Renovation Project

A Smart Solution for Balustrade Renovation Project

Homeplus helped to create a cohesive look between old and new balustrades for this deck renovation project.

Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019: Third Place Design

Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019: Third Place Design

Martin Harris from Design Workshop Architecture has been awarded third place in the Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019. 

Full Range of Provista Solutions for Extra High Wind Zones

Full Range of Provista Solutions for Extra High Wind Zones

Provista Balustrade Systems has had its Ultra framed, Ultra semi-frameless and Gutter Bracket solutions engineered for Extra High Wind Zones as standard. 

Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019: Second Place Design

Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019: Second Place Design

Jane Taufaga-Godinet from NB Architects has been awarded second place in the Relocatable Home Design Competition 2019. 

Potters Chosen as Preferred Primary Supplier to Canterbury Health

Potters Chosen as Preferred Primary Supplier to Canterbury Health

Potter Interior Systems are proud to be appointed as the preferred primary distributor of passive fire products to the Canterbury DHB Programme.

Faux Wood Panels Add Rustic Touch to Restaurant Fit-out

Faux Wood Panels Add Rustic Touch to Restaurant Fit-out

Muros Ash Wooden Sleepers were chosen for the newly-opened Claw Mountain Restaurant in Auckland, where they create an earthy, rugged aesthetic. 

Strandfloor Offers Robust Mid-Floor Option for Frame Homes

Strandfloor Offers Robust Mid-Floor Option for Frame Homes

Strandfloor is a strong, sturdy and easy-to-install mid-floor option that can even be sanded back, polished and left exposed if desired.

Maximise Space in Medium Density Housing with Opening Louvre Roofs

Maximise Space in Medium Density Housing with Opening Louvre Roofs

Smart medium density housing requires privacy control and maximising each square metre of a home in a functional, well-planned way.

NZ Foam Provides Cost-Effective Solution for Raising R-Values

NZ Foam Provides Cost-Effective Solution for Raising R-Values

NZ Foam insulation was installed to increase R-values at the Distinction Hotel in Christchurch. 

Specify a Low Maintenance Matt Finish with Anti-Fingerprint Compact Laminates

Specify a Low Maintenance Matt Finish with Anti-Fingerprint Compact Laminates

AFX Anti Fingerprint Compact Laminate offers a non-porous matt finish with a smooth velvet feel. 

Cedar and Deep Trough Combo Provides Eye-Catching Facade

Cedar and Deep Trough Combo Provides Eye-Catching Facade

Metalcraft Roofing's low maintenance Espan 340 cladding and roofing provides contrast to the cedar in this family home. 

The Future of Low-Slope Roofing

The Future of Low-Slope Roofing

Viking WarmSpan is a high-performance and cost-effective warm roof system on a proprietary steel tray 

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