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New Cavity Batten Designed for Non-Combustible Cladding Systems

AliBat is a structural cavity batten designed for incorporation into exterior cladding systems to achieve fire performance and high wind ratings.

New Lightweight Terracotta Facade Offers Versatile Design Options

FAVEMANC Ventilated Facade systems feature lightweight and attractive 17mm clay panels on an aluminium subframe, with horizontal and vertical installation options to suit specific project requirements.

May 2019 feature

Commercial Cladding

Products and systems that meet the stringent requirements for cladding commercial buildings.

True Oak Corrugate Preserves Historic Appeal of Repurposed Hangar

The deep profile of Roofing Industries True Oak Corrugate was perfect for cladding the Catalina Bay Hangar which has been refurbished to house an indoor-outdoor eatery and micro-brewery.

Cemintel Territory Covers Commercial Cladding Options

Cemintel Territory Covers Commercial Cladding Options

Cemintel Territory (formerly known as Designer Series) has recently been updated with a new range, new CodeMark certificate and new detailing as part of a thorough review of the system.

Alucobond A2 Tray Panel System Exceeds NZ Fire Requirements

Alucobond A2 Tray Panel System Exceeds NZ Fire Requirements

Alucobond A2 Tray Panel System has been fire tested as a system to provide a reliable alternative to costly and time-consuming project-specific fire testing. 

Argeton Clay Facade System Provides Long-Lasting Cladding Option

Argeton Clay Facade System Provides Long-Lasting Cladding Option

Argeton is a timeless and elegant modern facade easily combined with steel, glass or wood.

LightBeton Shelving Brings Real Concrete Texture to Barkers

With the characteristic texture of real concrete and the ease of use of an MDF panel, LightBeton was a fitting addition to the industrial design of this Barkers store in Mount Maunganui.

Introducing Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring

Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring is a 100% waterproof interlocking system that provides an attractive alternative to laminate and hardwood flooring. 

Gerard Roofs and Solar Panels a Winning Choice for Auckland Home

A Gerard roof and solar panels were installed for a family home designed to house three generations of family. 

Concelo Wins International Red Dot Design Award

The distinction “Red Dot” has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design.

New Birch Ply Melamine Offers Big Advantages

Prime Panels recently launched new colours into its Prime Melamine range, including a much-requested birch ply design called Premium Ply. 

Elegant Wide Tray Cladding Selected for The Hangar

Sleek black steel in the wide tray profile of Eurotray Lite contrasts against white plaster and warm cedar in this stunning home. 

How Can We Design and Build More Resilient Buildings?

A truly resilient building needs to continue to provide core services in the event of a prolonged emergency or natural disaster. Domestic hot water is one of these services. 

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Solar Hot Water System Chosen for Takapuna Apartments

Summer Gardens in Takapuna will benefit from an Apricus Solar Hot Water system, providing a great example of how to combine style and sustainability in a top-flight, modern building.

Passive House in Waikato Provides Year Round Comfort

SOLITEX EXTASANA building wrap, SOLITEX MENTO 3000 roofing underlay and TESCON VANA tape have been used to ensure energy-efficiency and longevity for this Waikato eHaus.

Varied Options for Glazed Balustrades with Spectrum Clearview Systems

Clearview balustrades maximise visibility as well as providing security.

How Multilayer Herringbone Flooring Fit the Criteria for Millies Café

How Multilayer Herringbone Flooring Fit the Criteria for Millies Café

Multilayer Herringbone was fast to install, enabling a tight timeline, all the while keeping within budget.

Strandfloor and Strandsarking Now CodeMark Certified

Strandfloor and Strandsarking Now CodeMark Certified

Laminex NZ's BRANZ-appraised, Declare Red List Free Strandfloor and Strandsarking products now come with the added assurance of a CodeMark certification. 

Tap into Social Media to Connect Clients with Kitchen Inspiration

Tap into Social Media to Connect Clients with Kitchen Inspiration

With Blum on Instagram and Pinterest, architects have a superb design resource at their fingertips.

Create Impressive Acoustic Ceilings on a Tight Budget

Create Impressive Acoustic Ceilings on a Tight Budget

Hot off the production line, Asona’s new Sonaris wood look P15/60 perforated acoustic ceiling panel helped cut the cost of advertising agency DDB’s new Auckland office ceiling.

Low Maintenance Composite Decking Ideal for Retirement Housing

Low Maintenance Composite Decking Ideal for Retirement Housing

The low maintenance, 'lay-it and leave-it' nature of BiForm Solid Composite Decking makes it a perfect fit for aged care projects.

Sto Facade Systems Chosen for 18-Storey Residential Building

Sto Facade Systems Chosen for 18-Storey Residential Building

Sto was selected to provide an NZBC compliant building facade including fire protection, energy-efficiency and weathertightness for Wellington’s Frame Apartments.

Seamless Tray Cladding Brings High-End Aesthetic to Synlait

Seamless Tray Cladding Brings High-End Aesthetic to Synlait

Intricate fixing of Eurotray Angle Seam cladding ensured a seamless look with perfectly lined up trays for the expansion of the Synlait processing plant in Dunsandel, just out of Christchurch.

Altherm’s Part in a Mega-Sized Hangar Door at Hobsonville

Altherm’s Part in a Mega-Sized Hangar Door at Hobsonville

A historic aircraft hangar at Hobsonville Point has been repurposed to become one of Auckland’s largest open plan, indoor-outdoor eateries, thanks to a mega-sized, bi-folding door that was a collaboration between Altherm Windows and Tru-Bilt Industries.

Create Show-Stopping Exteriors with Trespa Meteon

Create Show-Stopping Exteriors with Trespa Meteon

Trespa Meteon Exterior panels are the perfect cladding for commercial projects due to their durability, low maintenance and graffiti resistance. 

Custom-Made Commercial Cladding Solution

Custom-Made Commercial Cladding Solution

Custom-made aluminium deck pergolas were designed to function as a safety barrier and complement the balustrades and cladding of this multi-unit housing development.

Achieve Flush Interior Finishes with EZ Concept Products

Achieve Flush Interior Finishes with EZ Concept Products

Studco's EZ Concept architectural finishing systems are ideal for achieving a flush finish for walls and ceilings due to their durability, speedy installation and modern styling. 

How is Tretford Roll Carpet Installed?

How is Tretford Roll Carpet Installed?

A step-by-step guide to installing Tretford goathair carpet roll.

New Dulux Weathershield +Plus Winterlock Designed for Cool Conditions

New Dulux Weathershield +Plus Winterlock Designed for Cool Conditions

New Dulux Weathershield +Plus Winterlock is optimised for application in cooler conditions. The ColdCure Formula means it cures in temperatures down to 2°C.

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Aotea Centre Refurbishment

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Aotea Centre Refurbishment

MacDonald Industries worked with S&T Architects to specify commercial bathroom fittings suitable for the public bathrooms at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

Combine Elegance and Strength with Kāhu Cladding

Combine Elegance and Strength with Kāhu Cladding

The high-strength Kāhu external wall cladding system can be installed vertically or horizontally and features high ribs combined with a symmetrical profile for elegant commercial buildings. 

Veil Freestanding Bath Combines Luxury with Ergonomic Design

Veil Freestanding Bath Combines Luxury with Ergonomic Design

Sculpted from Lithocast cast resin, this deeply luxurious bath, with an opulent 40cm soaking depth, features supportive contours to cradle the body together with a sloped lumbar support.

GIB Weatherline Passes Extensive Testing to Meet NZBC Requirements

GIB Weatherline Passes Extensive Testing to Meet NZBC Requirements

Winstone Wallboards has invested over 7,500 development hours on their new rigid air barrier systems and recently achieved BRANZ appraisal and compliance with the New Zealand Building Code.

Seamlessly Integrate Kitchen Sinks with Corian Solid Surface

Seamlessly Integrate Kitchen Sinks with Corian Solid Surface

The range of kitchen sinks from Corian provides solutions for seamless integration into Corian Solid Surface benchtops.

Complement Exterior Cladding with Louvres

Complement Exterior Cladding with Louvres

All Louvretec sun louvre systems are engineered to meet the most demanding requirements of commercial buildings.

Roughcast Concrete Panels Specified for Sheraton Hotel

Roughcast Concrete Panels Specified for Sheraton Hotel

The lightweight Muros Roughcast Concrete panels add a textured look to the external entrance of Four Points by Sheraton, Auckland, as well as internally for the Queen's Head Bar and Eatery. 

Refresh Looks and Save Time with 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

Refresh Looks and Save Time with 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

3M DI-NOC is a range of self-adhesive decorative films for refreshing tired interior or exterior surfaces, or for new applications to help achieve a unique design finish.

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Natural Terracotta Provides Durable, Weather-Resistant Facade

Natural Terracotta Provides Durable, Weather-Resistant Facade

The Hunter Douglas NBK terracotta facade system has been incorporated in architectural designs around the world. It's now available in New Zealand through Jacobsen.

Clear Anti-Graffiti Film Reduces Costs in Stainless Surface Repair

Clear Anti-Graffiti Film Reduces Costs in Stainless Surface Repair

GlassProtech was recently engaged to rejuvenate heavily scratched lift interiors and provide ongoing vandalism protection with their proprietary clear sacrificial film. 

CodeMark Certified and Virtually Maintenance Free Timber-Look Cladding

CodeMark Certified and Virtually Maintenance Free Timber-Look Cladding

Save time and costs knowing that there is no need to re-coat, stain or paint for a minimum of 15 years.

Regulate Air Quality with Renson Healthbox Ventilation

Regulate Air Quality with Renson Healthbox Ventilation

The Renson Healthbox 3.0 extracts contaminants such as CO2, VOC and odours to improve air quality. 

Thermakraft One Wrap System Simplifies Air and Moisture Control

Thermakraft One Wrap System Simplifies Air and Moisture Control

Backed by a full system warranty, Thermakraft One Wrap is a 10-product BRANZ appraised solution designed to assist with the control of air and moisture within a building.

Polyclad Pro Ideal for Wet and Hygiene-Critical Areas

Polyclad Pro Ideal for Wet and Hygiene-Critical Areas

Polyclad Pro PU is a tough, durable and flexible 1.25mm vinyl wall and ceiling cladding featuring the protection of a polyurethane surface treatment. 

New Colour Option for Indoor/Outdoor Carpets

New Colour Option for Indoor/Outdoor Carpets

By popular demand Advance Flooring has added a new colour to its expanding range of indoor/outdoor carpet solutions.

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 

Viking WarmSpan Improves Weathertightness and Thermal Efficiency

Viking WarmSpan Improves Weathertightness and Thermal Efficiency

The Dunedin City Council set a strict brief for the Art Gallery’s new roof: it needed to improve weather tightness, increase thermal efficiency and be able to be installed without disrupting operations.

New 3mm Aluminium Cassette Cladding System Offers Design Freedom

New 3mm Aluminium Cassette Cladding System Offers Design Freedom

This new drained and ventilated cavity cladding system by Cassette Cladding simplifies the design process and is easy to install with no specialist trades required. 

Achieve a Lock Seam Look for Commercial Cladding

Achieve a Lock Seam Look for Commercial Cladding

By installing Smarttray Lock Seam Cladding to an extruded aluminium rail system, designers can achieve a timeless standing seam look while meeting fire safety requirements. 

Curved Glass Used to Create Centrepiece for Te Manawa Atawhai

Curved Glass Used to Create Centrepiece for Te Manawa Atawhai

For access to the centre's garden sanctuary, Glasshape provided curved glass sliding doors featuring 3m tall bent glass panels, with varying bend radii for each panel.

James Hardie Wall System Put to the Test During Hobsonville Fire

James Hardie Wall System Put to the Test During Hobsonville Fire

The fire on site at Hobsonville Point highlights the importance of using non-combustible claddings and proven fire rated wall systems in the appropriate areas.

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