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Natural Stone Surface Takes Centre Stage in Luxury Kitchen

Designed by Shelley Ferguson Studio and Hewe Kitchens, the kitchen combines light colours, natural materials and glamorous finishing touches to achieve a stunning result.

Acoustic Panels Provide Environmentally-Friendly Aesthetic for University

The University of Canterbury’s former Commerce building has been transformed into a new purpose-built space for contemporary teaching and learning designed by Athfield Architects.

June 2020 feature

Off-site Manufacturing

Looking at modular, portable and prefabricated building products for the design and construction of prefabricated buildings.

Triboard Ensures Smarter, Easier and Faster Building

A home-grown New Zealand innovation, the Triboard panel construction system by JNL can save space and time in new builds.

Prefinished Plasterboard: 60% Faster Than Painting Walls

Prefinished Plasterboard: 60% Faster Than Painting Walls

Climate has developed a longer and wider pre-finished plasterboard sheet that is up to 4.8m long x 1.35m wide, to enable a horizontal fixing format suitable for most wall sections.

IBuilt Hyne 17C: Ready for You to Specify, Order and Build

IBuilt Hyne 17C: Ready for You to Specify, Order and Build

Yes! Hyne 17C, full laminated glulam range is in stock, fit for purpose, ready for specification and construction. 

Innovative New Roll to Roof Service from Dimond Roofing

Innovative New Roll to Roof Service from Dimond Roofing

With the new Roll to Roof process, Dimond Roofing can roll form roof profiles directly to the building, saving on time and costs and reducing the need for storage.

Décortech Acoustic Perforations Enhance Office Fit-Out

Having the right acoustic treatment is vital for any space; Décortech acoustic panels proved an attractive and effective acoustic solution for Avanti Finance's open-plan workspaces. 

Maximum Design Flexibility and Elegance with TARC Snap Lock

The TARC Snap Lock system is a new roofing and cladding profile that can be easily installed on residential and commercial projects to highlight fine exterior details.

Colour and Shape Define Community Centre Lobby

This Nelson community and sports facility brings a range of groups together under one roof, enlivened by a dynamic and colourful internal street.

Create Curved Walls with Greater Spans with CURV-E Track

SRP CURV-E Track makes curved walls easy and allows for greater adaptability with high seismic and internal wind pressure loading.

True Oak Deep Brings Bold New Look to Steel Roofing

Featuring a 40.3mm rib height, this new profile by Roofing Industries combines the deep corrugate aesthetic of traditional fibre cement roofing with the strength and durability of steel.

APL Architectural Series and a Hawkes Bay Home in the Vines

This new Hawke’s Bay home makes the most of its narrow form by opening up views on both sides, with louvre windows to control light, ventilation and heat.

Analysing the Behaviour of Structural and Laminated Glass

What causes structural glass failure? In this month's blog post, I look at the properties and behaviour of glass. 

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Trusted High-Strength Concrete Underlay Now BRANZ Appraised

Thermakraft’s puncture and tear resistant Thermathene Orange concrete underlay now comes with a BRANZ appraisal for added peace of mind.

Creativity and Colour in a Vantage-Glazed Christchurch School

New Zealand’s first ‘vertical school’ in the Christchurch CBD looks more like a civic art centre than a state education establishment, thanks in part to innovative use of the Vantage Structural Glaze window system.

ProFoot Adjustable Deck Support System Provides Flexible Access Solution

Completing work on The Lighthouse by Michael Pārekowhai, Dominion Construction knew the famous-albeit-controversial art installation would require a flooring system to match its prestige.

Save Time with Prefabricated Wall and Ceiling Systems

Save Time with Prefabricated Wall and Ceiling Systems

Metra Panel's wall, ceiling and intertenancy systems are manufactured off-site and supplied in pre-cut panel kit-sets for speedy on-site installation. 

Fastener and Connector Structural Design Capacities

Fastener and Connector Structural Design Capacities

Structural Engineer Daniel Scheibmair discusses how joint slip and fastener or connector deformation can have a significant impact on building's overall stability and performance.

Queenstown Home Features Stunning Terca Brick

Queenstown Home Features Stunning Terca Brick

Terca Brick sits in perfect harmony with the landscape of this Queenstown project. 

Continue the Terrazzo Trend with Corian Solid Surface

Continue the Terrazzo Trend with Corian Solid Surface

Three terrazzo colours have recently been added to the Corian Solid Surface range.

Specify Mammoth for True Friction-Fit Insulation

Specify Mammoth for True Friction-Fit Insulation

Mammoth insulation sections provide a “true” friction-fit to the extent that in walls, underfloor and ceilings they are totally self-supporting.

Ready-to-Install KerMac Lockers for New End of Trip Facility

Ready-to-Install KerMac Lockers for New End of Trip Facility

KerMac Industries has recently installed lockers manufactured off-site into the building upgrade for an end of trip facility in Newmarket.

Speedfloor Supports Off-Site Builds with Trusted Prefabricated Systems

Speedfloor Supports Off-Site Builds with Trusted Prefabricated Systems

From Cape Reinga to the Bluff, Speedfloor systems are delivering engineered solutions that meet and exceed the demands of the off-site building industry.

New Luxury Vinyl Tile Replicates Look of Woven Fabric

New Luxury Vinyl Tile Replicates Look of Woven Fabric

With its woven appeal, Batiste offers up a visual that provides an understated canvas, while at the same time functioning as an elegant solution to standard hard surface options.

Elementi Enclosures Provide Practical and Stylish Showering Options

Elementi Enclosures Provide Practical and Stylish Showering Options

The Evolve shower enclosure collection by Elementi features a minimalist design with two black-framed enclosures available in a choice of configurations. 

New Zealand-Made Entrance Matting

New Zealand-Made Entrance Matting

Advance Flooring prefabricates entrance matting in their factory so it can be installed on-site simply and in minimal time. 

Versatile Porcelain Facade Cladding Offers Exciting Design Options

Versatile Porcelain Facade Cladding Offers Exciting Design Options

Frontek panels are extremely hard, light, highly resistant and long-lasting and are available in a range of sizes, textures and colours for unique facade design.

Save Time with the VOLTEX Waterproofing System

Save Time with the VOLTEX Waterproofing System

Allco VOLTEX can be installed in harsh weather conditions and on damp substrates without a protective layer — providing a reliable waterproofing solution while reducing construction time. 

The Ceiling Solution for Steamy Changing Rooms

The Ceiling Solution for Steamy Changing Rooms

Antimicrobial, moisture-resistant and washable, Fenta ceiling tiles are the high performer for fitness centre changing rooms.

SPS Building Launches a Dedicated Project Detailing Service

SPS Building Launches a Dedicated Project Detailing Service

SPS Building's new dedicated project detailing service is made up of a team who brings together years of collective experience and knowledge.

Online and Off-site with Cassette Cladding

Online and Off-site with Cassette Cladding

Cassette Cladding was developed with the focus of minimising on-site installation time.

Hot Dip Galvanising: How to Achieve a Quality Surface Finish

Hot Dip Galvanising: How to Achieve a Quality Surface Finish

There are several factors for achieving a quality, durable surface finish with hot-dip galvanising.

MiTek Keeps it Local

MiTek Keeps it Local

MiTek's products are supported by New Zealand based engineers and account managers who are freely contactable when structural clarification is required on-site for timber-framed buildings.

Time and Cost Saving Benefits of Prefabricated Techlam Glulam

Time and Cost Saving Benefits of Prefabricated Techlam Glulam

Off-site manufacturing is an efficient and cost-effective way that Techlam can provide reliable solutions that benefit everyone involved.

Prefabricated Poptop Perfect for Builder's Own Home

Prefabricated Poptop Perfect for Builder's Own Home

This prefabricated second-storey renovation features Palliside weatherboards — a lightweight alternative to timber that doesn't need painting.

SMARTair Openow Mobile Access Solution

SMARTair Openow Mobile Access Solution

Openow is the complete mobile security solution for SMARTair wireless access control systems.

Optimising Functionality of Exterior Spaces Through Multiple Surface Finishes

Optimising Functionality of Exterior Spaces Through Multiple Surface Finishes

Designers are pushing the creative envelope to ensure spaces are maximised for usability — particularly in urban education facilities and rooftops where every square metre counts, 

Concrete and Brick Panels Enhance Sporting Stores

Concrete and Brick Panels Enhance Sporting Stores

Muros Roughcast Concrete takes customers to the street at Stirling Sports, while at The Soccer Shop sporting goods are displayed on inviting Terracotta Brick Panel walls.

Rustic Concrete and Timber Panels for Truly Bespoke Reception Areas

Rustic Concrete and Timber Panels for Truly Bespoke Reception Areas

Muros can help designers create commercial fit-outs with a distinctive and branded reception desk to greet their customers while ensuring safe physical distancing. 

A Waste Bin Lid That Stays in the Cabinet

A Waste Bin Lid That Stays in the Cabinet

Concelo’s Active Lid stays in the cabinet when the bin is opened and drops down over the buckets when the bin is closed — and is now even easier to install. 

Off-Site Assembly with Stickman

Off-Site Assembly with Stickman

Stickman's Panel Fixing System and Splitrail Fixing System can help simplify on-site installation. 

New NZ-Made Pre-finished Plasterboard Ceiling Tiles

New NZ-Made Pre-finished Plasterboard Ceiling Tiles

ClimateLine Eco Tile delivers locally manufactured, cost-effective plasterboard ceiling tile options.

Innovative Shower Walls that Create Streamlined Storage

Innovative Shower Walls that Create Streamlined Storage

The Side Recessed Shower Wall provides much-needed storage without losing internal showering space. 

Ultra-Fresh Provides Cleaner and Healthier Environments

Ultra-Fresh Provides Cleaner and Healthier Environments

Wherever bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi gather, an Ultra-Fresh treated floor will provide superior performance. 

Jacobsen Active Collection: A Kaleidoscope of Colour

Jacobsen Active Collection: A Kaleidoscope of Colour

The new Jacobsen Active Collection coordinates Shaw Carpet tiles, Tarkett vinyl, and Jacobsen Acoustiwall into a collection that has been developed with education and childcare facilities in mind.

100% Recycled Material Used in Allproof’s Domestic Channels and Pits

100% Recycled Material Used in Allproof’s Domestic Channels and Pits

Allproof Industries mould their Domestic Channel and Pits in New Zealand and do so from 100% recycled Polypropylene plastic.

Intelligent Air Barrier Contributes to Sustainable Tauranga Home

Intelligent Air Barrier Contributes to Sustainable Tauranga Home

A sustainable home isn't just a standard build, it is a science project — here's a look at how pro clima contributed to the client's the brief for an energy-efficient home. 

Magnum Spouting Provides Extra Capacity for Kinloch Home

Magnum Spouting Provides Extra Capacity for Kinloch Home

The large half-round profile of Marley Magnum spouting adds to the industrial look of the house while ensuring flow capacity to cope with any storm. 

Why Use a Technology Architect?

Why Use a Technology Architect?

What is a technology architect and what does their emergence mean for New Zealand?

Off-Site Manufacturing of Acoustic Panels Saves Time and Hassle On-Site

Off-Site Manufacturing of Acoustic Panels Saves Time and Hassle On-Site

Off-site manufacturing of acoustic panels — particularly labour-intensive custom panels — can help architects keep to programme and budget. 

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