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Prefabrication of Vantage Windows in Pre-cast Panels

An unusual prefabrication process was used to install Vantage windows into precast concrete modules for The University of Auckland’s latest student accommodation building in the Carlaw Park precinct in the central city.

Off-Site Manufacture Quietly Delivers Unique 41-Apartment Complex for Wellington

Ground-breaking design, and a whole lot of engineered timber has transformed this disused Newton site into much needed accommodation — and a steady income — for Wellington charity, Mary Potter Hospice.

March 2022 feature

Prefabrication

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

Lightweight Yet Robust CLT Supports Innovative Research Centre

Faced with poor ground conditions and harsh weather, XLam provided a lightweight, durable prefabricated timber solution for this purpose-built research centre on Maitai Wharf in Nelson.

Electrical Wiring Made Easy with MLEX

Electrical Wiring Made Easy with MLEX

The MLEX modular wiring system makes planning and installation simple and easy, especially in volume based or prefab installations.

Eliminate Plastering, Sanding and Painting with ClicWall

Eliminate Plastering, Sanding and Painting with ClicWall

ClicWall is a pre-finished wall panel system that effortlessly clicks together for easy installation.

Introducing Yale Induro: A New and Improved Two-Point Mortice Lock

Featuring two points of locking from the latch and deadbolt, the Yale Induro 2-Point mortice lock provides increased reliability, strength and security.

Acoustic Performance and Increased Air Quality with Perforated Plasterboard

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to the new Specialist Facilities & Senior Boys Campus at St Kentigern's College, Auckland.

Hillside Habitats: COLORSTEEL Cladding Inside and Out

A tough site on a steep hillside in Aro Valley called for some out-of-the-box thinking, resulting in this pair of compelling, compact homes that successfully utilises COLORSTEEL throughout the interior.

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Beach Themed Upgrade for Milford Reserve Changing Room and Toilet Block

MacDonald Industries supplied specialist bathroom solutions for this high-use public bathroom upgrade.

ZX Panel Creates a Vibe on Mount Maunganui’s Golden Mile

ZX Panel makes a serious statement at the high end of the market in Mount Maunganui’s most prestigious area.

Colourful Carpet Tiles Bring Vibrance and Durability to Student Accommodation

Bringing brightness and durability to student accommodation with Kingston carpet tiles and Neoflex rubber flooring.

Are New Zealanders to Become Electricity Paupers?

Over the past few months there have been reports of multinationals and others coming to New Zealand to set themselves up to make use of our precious supply of green electricity. Are we asleep at the wheel?

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21 February 2022

Video: How Does Solar Thermodynamic Hot Water Work?

Energie Eco works in all weather conditions, and even at night, with no separate back-up system needed.

Flush Mounted Hydrants Ensure Easy Maintenance at Parihoa Car Farm

By flush mounting the Aquor hydrants into the wall and floor, a protrusion-free space has been created for safe maneuvering of display cars.

BIM Benchmark Survey

The latest research results in an ongoing study on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry since 2014

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Dulux Autumn Trends: Reds, Pinks and Neutrals Create a Warm and Welcoming Space

As the weather cools and people return to living and entertaining indoors, interiors will play a crucial role in enriching the senses and providing comfort and connection in the home.

Achieve Greater Construction Efficiency with Woodspan PLT Midfloors

Achieve Greater Construction Efficiency with Woodspan PLT Midfloors

Woodspan PLT Midfloors deliver height savings and wide spans in a prefabricated system ready for fast and simple installation.

How Woodland Lifestyle Flooring Meets the Criteria for E3/AS1 Flooring Finishes in Wet Areas

How Woodland Lifestyle Flooring Meets the Criteria for E3/AS1 Flooring Finishes in Wet Areas

The quest for a continuous flow of stunning timber floors throughout a build is challenging some specifiers when it comes to meeting E3/AS1 requirements in wet areas.

Plumbing Achieved for Boat Shed Converted into Guest Accommodation

Plumbing Achieved for Boat Shed Converted into Guest Accommodation

The Sanicubic 1GR can achieve plumbing on sloping waterfront properties, making it ideal for increasingly popular conversions of boatsheds into guest houses.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Trench Drainage Selection

Taking the Guesswork Out of Trench Drainage Selection

From Engineers for Engineers — ACO has authored a new White Paper giving important details about channels’ behaviour in practice. Find out what factors into trench drain selection and which new ACO tool can help you specify the right solution.

Clever Use of First Windows and Doors for Cowey House Renovation

Clever Use of First Windows and Doors for Cowey House Renovation

A devotion to era-appropriate design has seen this mid-century renovation continue a conversation between what was and what is.

Hygienically Advanced Bathroomware Specification for Franklin Hospital

Hygienically Advanced Bathroomware Specification for Franklin Hospital

Mico Design worked with Waitakere Architects on the bathroom specification for the Franklin Hospital.

Video: How IBS RigidRAP Brings Peace of Mind to Building Sites

Video: How IBS RigidRAP Brings Peace of Mind to Building Sites

This dual-layer rigid air barrier system can be exposed to the elements for up to 90 days, giving builders added peace of mind. 

Specifying Carpets for Multi-Residential Projects

Specifying Carpets for Multi-Residential Projects

Luxury, beauty and resilience meet sustainability at Heritage Carpets.

Video: Creating Instant Privacy in the Office with Smart Glass

Video: Creating Instant Privacy in the Office with Smart Glass

Gauzy Smart Glass is ideal for office spaces where flexibility is required, providing opacity for privacy at the touch of a dial. 

Frontek Porcelain Facades Suitable for Unitised Facade Designs

Frontek Porcelain Facades Suitable for Unitised Facade Designs

Frontek Porcelain Facades give architects new options for modular or unitised facade designs.

Prefabricated Fence Systems Ensure Consistent Quality and Time Savings

Prefabricated Fence Systems Ensure Consistent Quality and Time Savings

Juralco Contemporary Fencing helps achieve efficient pricing and consistent quality with fast and simple installation. 

Cavity Slider Combos Save Time and Labour

Cavity Slider Combos Save Time and Labour

Cavity sliders are a space saving solution that is ideal for prefabricated homes which are often designed with compact layouts where space is at a premium.

FENIX is Now Carbon Neutral

FENIX is Now Carbon Neutral

FENIX — the innovative material for interior design — proud to be carbon neutral since 1 December 2021.

A Stronger Building Wrap to Keep Construction Moving

A Stronger Building Wrap to Keep Construction Moving

The family of UNI Flexible Air Barriers by Masons keep the elements out, so building projects can continue despite bad weather and materials delays.

WoodSafe: Pre-treated Fire Rated Timber for Inside and Out

WoodSafe: Pre-treated Fire Rated Timber for Inside and Out

Beautiful, fire rated and durable, WoodSafe timber is delivered to site ready to install; no on-site coating, no dry time, no risk.

Kingspan Kooltherm Range Offers the Perfect Solution for Prefabricated and Modular Construction

Kingspan Kooltherm Range Offers the Perfect Solution for Prefabricated and Modular Construction

As the future of construction shifts towards prefab, certain specifics of this method must be considered when it comes to the choice of sustainable insulation solutions.

The Ongoing Popularity of Woodgrain Porcelain

The Ongoing Popularity of Woodgrain Porcelain

The outstanding characteristics of timber-look porcelain have led to its ongoing popularity as an alternative option to natural wood floors.

From Green Paint to Green Trees with Resene Eco.Decorators

From Green Paint to Green Trees with Resene Eco.Decorators

Resene Eco.Decorators not only focus on sustainable processes and quality painting, they are also extending their help into regenerating native trees in New Zealand.

Interior Spaces Transformed with CoverStyl'

Interior Spaces Transformed with CoverStyl'

CoverStyl' is a thermoformable architectural textured film that enables quick revamps of interior spaces. 

Plumb a Townhouse in One Day with REHAU PINC

Plumb a Townhouse in One Day with REHAU PINC

The PINC system ensured easy access to tight areas while helping the plumbers stick to the very tight construction schedule for these modular homes.

New Basin Options Add Warmth to Bathrooms

New Basin Options Add Warmth to Bathrooms

Warm the mood in bathroom designs with Kohler.

Introducing the Moddex Pre-Fabricated, Modular Ramp, Stair and Deck System

Introducing the Moddex Pre-Fabricated, Modular Ramp, Stair and Deck System

Introducing the latest groundbreaking co-created innovation to join the versatile Moddex range, offering modular flexibility that can be configured to suit any site of varying heights and contours.

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