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iKolor Technology Brings New Options for Kitchen Design

A world-first, this Kiwi-developed, stainless steel colouring technology makes durable coloured kitchen sinks and appliances a reality.

New Dekton Stonika Offers the Beauty of Natural Stone

Dekton Stonika is a new range of surfaces with the ultra-realistic beauty and appeal of natural stone. 

March 2019 feature

Reducing Waste

A look at the efforts product suppliers are making to reduce the amount of construction and industrial waste going to landfill.

Techlam NZ's Prefabricated Solutions Make On-Site Construction Effortless

Prefabrication of glulam beams helps reduce waste and makes on-site construction seamless.

How Autex Can Help Reduce Construction Waste

How Autex Can Help Reduce Construction Waste

Reducing waste from construction projects is not only better for the environment but is also beneficial to businesses.

Ross Roof Group Provides Solutions for Reducing Construction Waste

Ross Roof Group Provides Solutions for Reducing Construction Waste

Ross Roof Group is dedicated to reducing waste through the supply of a sustainable product, as well as minimisation and recycling of any off-cuts. 

Green Gorilla Plasterboard Recycling Scheme Reduces Waste

Green Gorilla Plasterboard Recycling Scheme Reduces Waste

Waste collection company, Green Gorilla, not only actively collects, separates and recycles plasterboard, but also develops markets for the recycled gypsum.

Markilux 970 Cassette Awning Offers Customised Weather Protection

The retractable Markilux 970 awning is available in over 250 colours and comes with optional add-ons including a vertical blind, LED lighting and a rain and wind sensor.

Speedfloor Steel Floor Joists Meet 7.2m Spans

The lightweight and wide-spanning capabilities of the Speedfloor Steel Joist Flooring System proved ideal for the addition of an extra storey to a commercial building in Auckland.

Home Renovation Features Futurewood Decking

Futurewood Decking was selected as an attractive, durable and low maintenance option for the multi-levelled decks in this home renovation. 

Asona Wins Waste Minimisation Fund Grant to Reduce Construction Waste

The grant will help Asona develop its ceiling panel recycle and renew programme. 

Avoid Landfills with Viking's Membrane Overlays

Overlay options allow old roofs to remain in place, minimising noise, dust, traffic pollution, and overall unnecessary waste in landfills.

Communication Key to Powerglide Elevators Lean Manufacturing Success

Powerglide employs state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory and delivery systems to reduce construction waste.

EPD Certified Insulation: Specify Insulation with Confidence

The Tasman Insulation EPD provides independently verified data on the environmental impact of Pink Batts products, to help designers make informed decisions when specifying insulation.

Potters: The Experts in Office Acoustic Solutions

Potter Interior Systems offer a number of ways to effectively improve room acoustics.

Designing for Steam in Modern Buildings

We pipe water inside buildings, so what happens when we turn it into steam?

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21 March 2019

An Exquisite Finish for Plywood Furniture

A cabinetmaker by trade, Phil Hayes decided that his next project at home would involve making birch plywood drawer units.

Environmental Leadership Means Greener Roofing

Environmental Leadership Means Greener Roofing

As New Zealand’s first ISO 14001 accredited roofing manufacturer, Gerard leads the industry in minimising construction waste.

Recofloor: Polyflor's Vinyl Take-Back Scheme

Recofloor: Polyflor's Vinyl Take-Back Scheme

Through Recofloor, Polyflor can recycle smooth and safety installation off-cuts, smooth uplifted flooring and old stock roll-end and samples which would normally end up in landfill.

How Carpet Tiles Help to Reduce On-Site Waste at Installation

How Carpet Tiles Help to Reduce On-Site Waste at Installation

By using carpet tiles designers will already be helping the environment by creating less overall waste than other carpet options.

Ceramic Tiles Offer a Sustainable Flooring Option

Ceramic Tiles Offer a Sustainable Flooring Option

Ceramic tiles are long-lasting and offer excellent performance.

Simplify Clean-up in Small Spaces with Sweepovac

Simplify Clean-up in Small Spaces with Sweepovac

Installed in the kitchen toe space, the Sweepovac offers a convenient vacuum for floor sweepings without the need to install a central vacuum system. 

Rapid Roofing a Feature of Auckland Development

Rapid Roofing a Feature of Auckland Development

Gerard’s installation speed is enabling the developers of a new Auckland terraced housing project to keep up with high-density demand in the city.

Hettich Sliding Door Systems Offer Simplicity and Convenience

Hettich Sliding Door Systems Offer Simplicity and Convenience

SlideLine M provides anti-collision plus soft-opening and soft-close integrated features for ultimate user convenience.

Utilise Fenix Large Sheet Sizes to Reduce Wastage

Utilise Fenix Large Sheet Sizes to Reduce Wastage

Options for 4200mm Fenix NTM and Fenix NTA sheets, as well as 4200 x 200mm Colour Core strips for edge clashing, reduce wastage and provide beautiful solutions for projects on any scale. 

Award-Winning Tradesmen’s Cottage Features Altherm Products

Award-Winning Tradesmen’s Cottage Features Altherm Products

A colonial-styled cottage that skilfully incorporated retro Altherm window and door products was a national winner in the 2018 Design Flair Awards sponsored by the Window & Glass Association of New Zealand.

Mico Design Specifies Bathroomware for University Project

Mico Design Specifies Bathroomware for University Project

Mico Design has specified sanitaryware for the new University of Canterbury Student Association Building set to open later in 2019. 

Reduce Construction Waste with Eco-Packaging by Vynco

Reduce Construction Waste with Eco-Packaging by Vynco

Vynco’s in-house team of engineers have researched and developed a unique eco-packaging solution to help reduce construction waste.

Historic Red House Renovation Features Kingspan Kooltherm Insulation

Historic Red House Renovation Features Kingspan Kooltherm Insulation

Featured on Grand Designs, The Red House on Cramer Square in Christchurch has been given a face-lift, with Kingspan Kooltherm rigid board insulation providing superb energy-efficiency. 

Prefabricated Exterior Framing Minimises On-Site Waste

Prefabricated Exterior Framing Minimises On-Site Waste

Outdure provides prefabricated exterior framing solutions that significantly reduce waste on site. 

Enhance Outdoor Living with Integrated Louvre Roofs

Enhance Outdoor Living with Integrated Louvre Roofs

Including Integrated louvre roofs as part of the design process resulted in an exceptional outdoor living area for this family.

Crete Multilayer Tiles by Woodland Lifestyle

Crete Multilayer Tiles by Woodland Lifestyle

Overcome the challenges of traditional tile floors with the drop and lock installation of Crete Multilayer Tiles by Woodland Lifestyle. 

Achieve a Seamless Look with AccessDor Drywall Access Panels

Achieve a Seamless Look with AccessDor Drywall Access Panels

EZ Concept’s AccessDor access panels seamlessly blend in with walls and ceilings, without the need for architraves that disrupt the design of a room.

Porter's Paints Open New Auckland Showroom

Porter's Paints Open New Auckland Showroom

The new flagship Porter’s Paints Showroom in Kingsland, Auckland opened late November. 

Alumat Introduces New Modular Entrance Matting

Alumat Introduces New Modular Entrance Matting

The highly durable MODUL modular entrance matting system is easy to install and repair, and offers trusted performance to keep interiors clean, dry and safe. 

It's War on Waste at Marley

It's War on Waste at Marley

Marley's recycling has been so successful that waste to landfill now accounts for less than 1% of production.

Accurate Specification of Pink Batts ‘Narrow Wall’ Reduces Site Waste

Accurate Specification of Pink Batts ‘Narrow Wall’ Reduces Site Waste

Pink Batts Narrow Wall is designed to correctly fit the cavity of 400mm centre framing, effectively reducing waste. 

Introducing a New High-Performance Matt Finish

Introducing a New High-Performance Matt Finish

New Endure matt finish offers durability and cleaning performance superior to other matt and low sheen finishes. 

Curved Glass Balustrades Enhance Rose Garden Apartments

Curved Glass Balustrades Enhance Rose Garden Apartments

The curved balustrades feature TemperShield curved glass with ceramic printing ensuring privacy where required. 

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