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An Elegant Altherm Home Based on the Most Agrarian of References

The home, inspired by a shearing shed, features custom windows from Altherm's Residential Series ThermalHEART.

Futurewood Provides a Cost-Effective Decking Alternative for Papamoa Home

The Futurewood Decking provided a low maintenance, easy clean option for the homeowners with the durability needed to withstand the home's coastal environment. 

June 2021 feature

Structural Solutions

Products and systems designed to effectively support buildings.

Design Slimmer Intertenancy Walls and Maximise Space with Logicwall

AFS Logicwall achieves structural, fire and acoustic requirements for intertenancy walls without the need to strap and line the walls, saving time and costs on site while minimising wall thickness. 

Save Time on Medium Density Projects with Woodspan PLT Midfloors

Save Time on Medium Density Projects with Woodspan PLT Midfloors

Woodspan’s time-saving PLT midfloor panels provide excellent spanning capability and fire resistance in a prefabricated system ready for installation on site.

Bracing Cavity Slider Used for Bracing Wall in Renovation

Bracing Cavity Slider Used for Bracing Wall in Renovation

The use of cavity sliders gives this newly renovated home an open plan layout and creates more space.

KOROK Delivers Fire and Acoustic Wall Systems for Medium Density Housing

KOROK Delivers Fire and Acoustic Wall Systems for Medium Density Housing

KOROK systems exceed MDH acoustic requirements of STC >55, with systems offering acoustic ratings up to STC 69.

Introducing Savon Tapware by Elementi

The Savon collection is packed with features, including effortless control, flawless finish and forward rotating levers.

Customised Elevator Brings Creative Flair to Historic Building Renovation

The owners of Dunedin’s Greggs Building wanted an elevator as unique as the lovingly restored historic building. A customisable Powerglide E Series Elevator provided the blank canvas they were after.

SiTech+ Acoustic Drainage System Ensures Peaceful Multi-Storey Work Environment

The SiTech+ system was installed for Unilever’s cutting-edge head office in Indonesia, providing a lightweight solution that minimises noise without the need for additional acoustic insulation.

Introducing Grande Wall Faced with Seamless Smooth Pan Design

The same sleek, sophisticated bowl design with straight-skirted sides is now available as Wall Faced.

Make the Most of Compact Living with Louvretec Shutter Systems

With neighbours close by, Louvretec’s sliding shutters and louvre panels provide welcomed privacy and weather control to medium density dwellings.

Austratus Ceiling + Wall Timber Batten System Proudly Specified in Cuba Street Farmers Heritage Building

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied the Austratus Ceiling + Wall Timber Batten system to the Greater Wellington Regional Council at 100 Cuba Street, Wellington.

Utilising Passive House Principles in Warm Roof Design

With the growing awareness of Passive House principles, we can now illustrate the wider benefits of warm roof design.

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Dream Up a Winning Design with the Resene Wallpaper Design Competition

Resene is offering specifiers, designers and wallpaper lovers the chance to design their own wallpaper, with over $10,000 in prizes to be won across three categories. 

Solatube Systems Deliver Natural Daylight to Internal Hotel Rooms

Solatube SolaMaster Daylighting Units deliver natural daylight through false windows for internal rooms of this 76-room boutique hotel.

MacDonald Industries Supplies Custom Waste and Recycling Chute System for AUT UniLodge Te Āhuru

MacDonald Industries chute systems allows waste and recycling to be efficiently and hygienically separated and collected in a single location in multi-storey buildings.

Futurebuild LVL Inter-tenancy Floor Solutions for Mid-Rise/Medium Density Housing

Futurebuild LVL Inter-tenancy Floor Solutions for Mid-Rise/Medium Density Housing

Futurebuild LVL, together with industry partners, have developed structural systems to suit short and large span flooring solutions for medium density housing, including offering both acoustic attenuation and fire resistance ratings.

Versatile Carpet Tiles for St Thomas School

Versatile Carpet Tiles for St Thomas School

When designing a new classroom and link block at St Thomas’ School in Auckland’s Kohimarama, carpet tiles from Advance helped express the architects’ colour story.

Adding Structural Strength with Spray Foam Insulation

Adding Structural Strength with Spray Foam Insulation

Not only is spray foam insulation an effective insulation product for keeping homes warm and dry, it also increases wall strength.

J-Frame Brings Accuracy and Speed to Medium Density Projects

J-Frame Brings Accuracy and Speed to Medium Density Projects

J-Frame by Juken New Zealand provides significant time-savings on site, making it a smart choice for medium density housing.

Seven Ways to Create a Sophisticated Scandi Kitchen

Seven Ways to Create a Sophisticated Scandi Kitchen

Cosentino shares seven styling tips for creating light and airy Scandi-style kitchens. 

Dimond Structural’s New Hibond 80 Flooring Proves Cost-Effective for The Rise

Dimond Structural’s New Hibond 80 Flooring Proves Cost-Effective for The Rise

Hibond 80 zinc-coated steel flooring was the preferred flooring for The Rise, a multi-level development in Auckland’s forested hill suburb of Titirangi.

Tailored Car Park Doors to Suit Any Design Aesthetic

Tailored Car Park Doors to Suit Any Design Aesthetic

EFAFLEX car park doors are designed with versatility in mind, with designers able to select different dimensions, materials and colours to suit the architectural appearance of any building.

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Used on Unique City Structure

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Used on Unique City Structure

59 France Street is a striking building with a timeless blend of late 1940’s warehouse and contemporary architecture, constructed in durable and honest materials.

Trespa Meteon Cladding Specified for NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar Certified School

Trespa Meteon Cladding Specified for NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar Certified School

Stonefields is a NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar certified school which has not disappointed with the selection of Trespa Meteon Cladding which is available with PEFC or FSC certification.

Office Space Transformed into Doctor’s Clinic with Help from Saniflo

Office Space Transformed into Doctor’s Clinic with Help from Saniflo

By specifying Sanifast SWH190 Grey Water Pumps, the design team could incorporate basins throughout the space without needing to install additional waste pipes.

New UC Hall of Residence Features Vantage Total Facade Solution

New UC Hall of Residence Features Vantage Total Facade Solution

The largest student accommodation facility at the University of Canterbury (UC) has recently been completed using an extensive facade based on the 125mm Flushglaze system from APL Window Solutions.

Kingspan's Dri-Design Rainscreen Facade on Waikato Innovation Park

Kingspan's Dri-Design Rainscreen Facade on Waikato Innovation Park

Waikato Innovation Park’s new Hub Building features Kingspan’s Dri-Design aluminium rainscreen facade cassettes to stunning effect.

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Anchor Tie-down Systems Enhance MDH Design and Construction

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Anchor Tie-down Systems Enhance MDH Design and Construction

Over the past few years, Simpson Strong-Tie has led the introduction of specific heavier duty connectors and ATS components required for timber mid-rise and MDH developments to the NZ market. 

Provide MDH with Strength and Safety by Using Techlam Glulam

Provide MDH with Strength and Safety by Using Techlam Glulam

Engineered timber provides a stronger, safer, premium structural solution for medium density housing.

CertainTeed XT25 Joins the Viking Asphalt Shingle Family

CertainTeed XT25 Joins the Viking Asphalt Shingle Family

The new CertainTeed XT25 profile offers a similar look to Viking's Highland Slate profile at a more affordable price.

Achieve a Pitch-Perfect Roof with New VariPitch Ridging

Achieve a Pitch-Perfect Roof with New VariPitch Ridging

The new pitch-ready ridge capping by Roofing Industries can be manufactured to meet any roof pitch, saving time on site and providing superior aesthetics.

New Corian Colours for 2021

New Corian Colours for 2021

Three exciting new Corian Solid Surface colours are available now.

Pacific Door Systems Moves to a One Key Solution

Pacific Door Systems Moves to a One Key Solution

Meeting the challenge of building access control, eCLIQ gives Pacific Door Systems transparency, security, and ease of use.

Nurajack Windproof: The Ultimate Decking Solution

Nurajack Windproof: The Ultimate Decking Solution

Nurajack Windproof has been developed for circumstances where tiles or pavers need to be constrained, such as in high wind zones. 

Tekton High Performance Flexible Wall Underlay and Air Barrier

Tekton High Performance Flexible Wall Underlay and Air Barrier

When in search of a suitable wall underlay, be sure to select a product with performance criteria which meets or exceeds the NZBC standards for a particular application. 

Dimondek 400 Covers Hyundai Marine Sports Centre in Auckland

Dimondek 400 Covers Hyundai Marine Sports Centre in Auckland

Extra-long sheets, a double coating of ColorCote AlumiGard X and a concealed nylon clip fixing system ensure this roof will perform admirably for decades.

Reduce Construction Time and Costs with Dincel Structural Walling

Reduce Construction Time and Costs with Dincel Structural Walling

A two-person team can install up to 25m² of Dincel wall every hour resulting in up to a 50% reduction in construction time. 

Specify Low-risk, Compliant Modular Balustrade and Handrail Systems

Specify Low-risk, Compliant Modular Balustrade and Handrail Systems

Moddex is New Zealand’s leading manufacturer of innovative handrail and balustrade systems for large-scale infrastructure and non-residential construction projects.

Make Speedfloor the Foundation of Medium Density Housing Project Designs

Make Speedfloor the Foundation of Medium Density Housing Project Designs

The Speedfloor Suspended Concrete Flooring System offers high performance for medium density design, along with improved efficiency through reduced lead times and made-to-order solutions.

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