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Benefits of the New ComFlor SR Steel Floor Decking System

Featuring enhanced acoustic, fire and point load performance, and additional mass, ComFlor SR is ideal for an array of applications from residential dwellings to multi-storey high rise buildings. 

Dincel Delivers Big Benefits for Studio Apartments

The lightweight Dincel Structural Walling system proved the ideal cost-effective solution for the loadbearing structure of this 25-studio apartment building. 

May 2020 feature

Accessibility

Inclusive product solutions designed to improve accessibility and mobility both for those with a range of disabilities — as well as NZ's ageing population.

The Importance of Incorporating Universal Design

Blum asks Lifemark some essential questions on Universal Design for accessibility.

How to Design E2 Compliant Level Access Building Entrances

How to Design E2 Compliant Level Access Building Entrances

Level threshold access to buildings is essential for disabled and elderly occupants. Allproof have multiple systems that address the key features set out in E2/AS1 7.3.2 and Figure 17B, providing fully compliant solutions.

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

When the owners of Oamaru's boutique Poshtel needed a lift to meet their accessibility requirements, they wanted a solution that was realistically priced for a 16-room hotel while also enhancing the guest experience.

Accessibility and Wellbeing for Door Openings: Access Solutions for Every Application

Accessibility and Wellbeing for Door Openings: Access Solutions for Every Application

dormakaba have a variety of door opening solutions to ensure unhindered building access for all visitors.

EFA-SST Secure: The Burglar-Resistant High-Speed Door

Maximum security meets maximum speed with EFAFLEX’s latest development — a high-speed door designed to provide optimal security against robbery and vandalism.

Prefinished Durable Bolt-On Balconies Save on Time and Costs

Perry Metal Protection galvanised the bolt-together boardwalk and balcony sections off-site, preparing them for fast and cost-effective installation. 

Tray Inspired Economical Cladding

The striking DP955 metal profile was chosen to provide a cost-effective tray look for this rural Central Otago Home.

Stairwell Rain Screen Solution with Face Hung Fin System

Unique concealed fin connection system enables aluminium fins to be integrated into balustrade system and facade.

Work Safe and Smart with Clicwall

Plytech’s Clicwall panels provide an easy, effective, and safe way to put up a seamless pre-finished wall with all the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

Moody Silestone Benchtop the Perfect Choice for Black-on-Black Kitchen

Silestone Doradus provides a durable, no-maintenance surface with its beautiful golden flecks bringing natural warmth and texture to the kitchen.

Operating Building Sites Under Level 2

On Tuesday 12 May, David Kelly (Master Builders, Construction Industry Council) and Johnny Calley (Master Builders, Calley Homes) returned to provide an update on building site standards and protocols as we move into Level 2. 

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Elegance Meets Resilience with the Lockwood Brass Core Lever Handle Range

The elegant Brass Core range offers Assa Abloy's largest variety of compliant lever options.

New Bath Evokes Space-Saving Deep Luxury

Kohler has introduced a freestanding bath that will sit flush with a wall — a space-saving solution to the ever-growing demand for the stand-alone bath.

Loft Brick Panels Bring Heritage Character to Boutique Cycle Store

The Muros Burnt Red Loft Brick emulates authentic old England brickworks, making it the perfect complement to the British manufactured cycles and the 1880’s heritage building.

AVENTOS HK Top: The Compact Lift System that’s Packed with Functionality

AVENTOS HK Top: The Compact Lift System that’s Packed with Functionality

Small is beautiful with AVENTOS HK top. With its compact form factor and proven functionality, this beautifully designed lift system opens new possibilities for designers.

Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Hot Water Systems for High-Performing Homes

Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Hot Water Systems for High-Performing Homes

The Reclaim CO2 Hot Water Heat Pump's energy-efficient operation is the main reason the systems are being specified in energy-efficient and Passive House builds from the Far North to the Deep South of New Zealand.

Hygienic, Non-Porous Material from Corian Solid Surface

Hygienic, Non-Porous Material from Corian Solid Surface

Non-porous Corian Solid Surface is easy to clean, maximising the effectiveness of disinfectant — making it an incredibly hygienic surface for use in commercial and residential applications.

Improve Air Quality in Airtight Homes with a Central Vacuum System

Improve Air Quality in Airtight Homes with a Central Vacuum System

Beam Central Vacuum Systems looks forward to the 'Post Covid-19' normal work environment, with a big focus on healthy homes. 

Durasein Solid Surface from Acero Provides Solutions for Hygiene Critical Areas

Durasein Solid Surface from Acero Provides Solutions for Hygiene Critical Areas

Non-porous, stain-resistant and easy to maintain, Durasein surfaces are ideal in any healthcare setting.

City Square Paints a Vibrant Colour Story

City Square Paints a Vibrant Colour Story

Acoustics, durability and a large colour selection make City Square carpet tiles a design feature at Aotea College.

Robust Cladding System a Winning Pick for Racecourse Project

Robust Cladding System a Winning Pick for Racecourse Project

Cassette Cladding easily satisfied the designers' criteria for a robust cladding, while contributing to time and cost savings for the construction programme. 

Accessibility Solutions for Exterior Spaces

Accessibility Solutions for Exterior Spaces

See how Outdure achieves a safe flush interior-outdoor surface level for a range of projects — from council footpath extensions and aged care facilities to family homes. 

Next Generation Ultra Fast-Drying Intumescent Coating

Next Generation Ultra Fast-Drying Intumescent Coating

New from Sherwin-Williams, the Firetex FX6002 next-generation intumescent coating provides durable fire protection in a fast-drying and high-performance aesthetic finish.

Simplicity, Space and ‘Klima’ at a Hamurana New Build

Simplicity, Space and ‘Klima’ at a Hamurana New Build

The brief was straightforward: a simple one-level home, spacious, easy to maintain and well insulated, with views to the lake on the south side and plenty of glazing on the north to capture all-day sun.

Weatherline Delivers a Sustainable Option for Sustainably-Minded Designer

Weatherline Delivers a Sustainable Option for Sustainably-Minded Designer

When looking for a non-toxic, easy to install rigid air barrier, architectural designer Fiona Macpherson found the perfect solution with GIB Weatherline.

Accessible Waste Management Systems

Accessible Waste Management Systems

Hideaway Bins have two core product features that enable their waste bin systems to be positioned in the optimum place for accessibility.

Specifying Hardware on Accessible Bathroom Doors

Specifying Hardware on Accessible Bathroom Doors

Considerations for specifying door hardware on accessible bathroom and shower doors to ensure compliance with the NZ standards and the NZBC.

A Modern Bathroomware Range that Combines Accessibility and Style

A Modern Bathroomware Range that Combines Accessibility and Style

Addesso Elevate toilet suites, basins and accessories meet accessible compliance while providing a friendly modern aesthetic.

Englefield Brings Innovation and Increased Safety to Showers

Englefield Brings Innovation and Increased Safety to Showers

New-generation anti-slip shower trays, for an ultra-safe showering experience — the latest release from one of New Zealand’s most trusted bathroom brands. 

Increased Natural Daylight Ensures Safer Aged Care Environments

Increased Natural Daylight Ensures Safer Aged Care Environments

Reduce eye fatigue and falls by providing natural daylight with Solatube tubular skylights.

Designing Floors with Heritage Carpets

Designing Floors with Heritage Carpets

Heritage Carpets brings a variety of online and digital design tools — available at architects' fingertips or an easy phone call away.

Stickman Profiles Ensure Smooth Aesthetic for Kitchens

Stickman Profiles Ensure Smooth Aesthetic for Kitchens

The profiles are ideal for protecting vulnerable corners while providing a sleek look for residential and commercial kitchens.

What is the Real R-Value of Insulation?

What is the Real R-Value of Insulation?

With spray foam insulation, the R-value chosen will be the R-value of the house once completed — and for the life of the building.

Sizing Entryways for Everyone

Sizing Entryways for Everyone

Making entranceways deeper ensures easier adjustment to changes in ambient light, and, in the case of wind lobbies, enough space for wheelchairs to navigate two sets of doors.

The Secret to an Accessible Living Space is in Joinery and Fittings

The Secret to an Accessible Living Space is in Joinery and Fittings

Creating an up-to-spec, accessible living space is as simple as paying attention to new product innovation in the joinery industry. 

Design More Accessible Spaces with PDL by Schneider Electric

Design More Accessible Spaces with PDL by Schneider Electric

Find out how PDL by Schneider Electric solutions can help increase accessibility in building and renovation projects.

Altherm Transparency and Sparkle in a Private Air Terminal

Altherm Transparency and Sparkle in a Private Air Terminal

A unique, private air terminal, described as one of the best facilities of its type in the world, showcases multiple APL commercial window systems at Christchurch Airport.

Michelle Bevin Design Brings Zen to Ardmore Home

Michelle Bevin Design Brings Zen to Ardmore Home

PDL by Schneider Electric’s Saturn Zen complements the interior style of this modern home. 

Antimicrobial Ceiling Retrofit for Food-Processing Plant

Antimicrobial Ceiling Retrofit for Food-Processing Plant

Smooth and impervious, with a bio silver additive to minimise bacterial growth, the Fenta ceiling tile was the tile of choice for a top local cereal manufacturer.

Macdonald Industries Specialise in Accessible Commercial Bathroom Design

Macdonald Industries Specialise in Accessible Commercial Bathroom Design

Specifying the right products for accessible bathrooms is an important decision. MacDonald Industries' product range covers every requirement and will help ensure bathroom projects are safe, functional and meet NZS4121 standards.

Design for Accessibility with Cavity Sliders

Design for Accessibility with Cavity Sliders

A useable home needs to be designed to meet the changing needs of people of different ages and abilities.

Indoor Pool Heating and Ventilation Design for Streamline Swim Academy

Indoor Pool Heating and Ventilation Design for Streamline Swim Academy

A Duoheat & Vent-Air Energy Efficient System designed by Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd reduces the energy consumption and carbon footprint of Swimline's indoor pool facilities. 

Roofing Industries Technical Design Service

Roofing Industries Technical Design Service

Roofing Industries' Technical/Architectural Advisor, David Eccles Hall, works with NZ architects to not only ensure drawings and specs meet NZBC requirements, but also to assist with new innovative approaches to design. 

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Wellington Multi-Unit Development

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Wellington Multi-Unit Development

Provista Balustrade Systems has installed Semi-Frameless Glass balustrades to the decks of 16 units in a new development in Newlands, Wellington.

Creating an Alternative to Level Entry Strip Drains

Creating an Alternative to Level Entry Strip Drains

Nurajacks help create a safe, seamless entry into homes and commercial buildings.

Improve Accessibility with LRV, Resene Colour and Texture

Improve Accessibility with LRV, Resene Colour and Texture

Use of contrasting colours can help people use and navigate a space.

Meet Compliance Requirements with Dincel Structural Walls

Meet Compliance Requirements with Dincel Structural Walls

The Dincel Structural Wall System is a lightweight formwork that complies with NZ standards for structural, waterproof, acoustic, fire and seismic requirements.

Stormcloud Spouting Complements Whitianga Home

Stormcloud Spouting Complements Whitianga Home

The home, which won Gold in the Auckland, Northland and Coromandel region of the RMB House of the Year competition features long-lasting spouting and downpipes from the Marley Stratus Design Series. 

Making Aged Care Safety a Priority

Making Aged Care Safety a Priority

Polysafe Verona is one of 10 ranges in Polyflor's safety vinyl and was developed to meet the requirements of those living with dementia.

Trespa Meteon Releases New Design Options for the Focus Collection

Trespa Meteon Releases New Design Options for the Focus Collection

Healthy living starts from the outside. Due its closed pore surface, Trespa Meteon does not support bacterial growth and is easy to clean and maintain.

KerMac Accessible Toilet Cubicles

KerMac Accessible Toilet Cubicles

Most public and commercial bathrooms require an accessible toilet to be included in the layout. KerMac Industries provides accessible cubicles in all KerMac designs.

Speedfloor Offers Smart Level Entry Solutions

Speedfloor Offers Smart Level Entry Solutions

Speedfloor's prefabricated lightweight steel joist flooring can be supplied in different configurations to meet level entry requirements. 

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