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Smart Vapour Control Layer Contributes to Kāinga Ora Retrofit Program

pro clima NZ Ltd is thrilled to provide design guidance and on-site training as well as products that help to achieve one of the big goals of Kāinga Ora's retrofit program: health.

Affordable Housing Development Considers Lifecycle Costs Without Compromising Aesthetic

When lifecycle cost is taken into consideration at the design stage, there’s no need to compromise the desired aesthetic — Dynex PALLISIDE is the perfect solution. See how Architectural Designer Sunil Bakshi delivered the best of both worlds.

May 2021 feature

Social Housing

Products that provide cost-savings, durability and long-term low maintenance, while also meeting newer Kāinga Ora requirements around healthy home design and sustainability.

Axon Panel Showcased in High-Density Social Housing

Axon Panel plays a major part in the creation of contemporary, brightly-coloured homes for high-density social housing with a difference.

NZ Foam Team Up with Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust on the Warm & Dry Project

NZ Foam Team Up with Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust on the Warm & Dry Project

Spray foam, combined with a robust air circulation system, can increase longevity of social housing while providing maximum comfort — and is particularly suitable for skillion roof insulation upgrades.

Edge Lamerra Aluminium Balustrade Hits the Mark for Social Housing

Edge Lamerra Aluminium Balustrade Hits the Mark for Social Housing

The Edge Lamerra balustrade system combines durability, privacy, and affordability into one package ideal for social housing projects.

Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard Offers the Perfect Solution for Kāinga Ora

Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard Offers the Perfect Solution for Kāinga Ora

Using Kooltherm K17 as a continuous layer of insulation helps eliminate the effects of thermal bridging, reducing the risk of condensation occurring while maximising the space available.

303 Solar Panels, Nine Months, 52 Tonnes of Carbon Saved

A look at how Blum’s Christchurch warehouse generates its own power while reducing emissions.

Improved Hygiene and Better Protection with the Malleco Touchless Kitchen Mixer

Master Plumbers 2021 Product of the Year, the Malleco touchless kitchen mixer ensures a more hygienic kitchen environment. 

Linear Vision Carpet Tiles Bring Acoustic Control to Scion Innovation Hub

Showcasing radical new methods in timber construction, Scion’s striking innovation hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, in Rotorua, has been enhanced with Linear Vision carpet tiles from Advance.

Perry Metal Protection Extends Their Offering with Waikato Sandblasting Services

Together Perry Metal Protection and Waikato Sandblasting Services will offer duplex coatings over batch hot dip galvanised steel which will add to the service life in high corrosion applications.

Using Customised Underlay to Reduce Waste, Reduce Costs and Save Time

Thermakraft integrated solutions incorporate wide width rolls and cut-to-length underlay to effectively save time and labour costs. 

Creating a Statement with Curves Featuring Eurotray Roll Cap

Dimond’s Eurotray Roll Cap roof system was specified for the ‘Eel House’, a remarkable home with few straight lines on Dunedin’s Roseneath Peninsula. 

New Acoustic Requirements For The Ministry of Education’s Designing Quality Learning Spaces

An outline of the new acoustic requirements from the latest version of the Ministry of Education's Designing Quality Learning Spaces (DQLS) requirements.

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07 May 2021

Use Vynco’s Custom Powdercoating to Blend In or Stand Out

Vynco has introduced custom powder coating across their Recessed McQueen Downlight, Diaz Steplight and ultra-slim Urban Switchgear range to give a refined, consistent aesthetic across all elements of a project. 

AMF Heradesign Ceiling + Wall Panels Achieve Group 1 Fire Performance

With the growing need for fire resistance in the commercial construction market Potter Interior Systems are continuously developing their range of fire rated products to ensure that current NZBC requirements are met.

A Kāpiti Coast Home Finds its Place in the Environment with First Windows

At home in the windswept dunes on the Kāpiti Coast, this small but well-formed bach is the antidote to corporate life that many city-dwelling Wellingtonians dream of.

Woodspan PLT: A Dependable Structural Timber Alternative

Woodspan PLT: A Dependable Structural Timber Alternative

Woodspan mass timber structural floor and roof panels are locally manufactured using millimetre-accurate CNC technology, ensuring a strong and reliable alternative to traditional structural timber.

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Cladding for Miller Street Apartments

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Cladding for Miller Street Apartments

Litecrete lightweight precast concrete cladding panels were specified by Chow:Hill Architects on Kãinga Ora’s Miller Street apartments in Point Chevalier.

Simpson Strong-Tie's Decking Solution for the America's Cup Village

Simpson Strong-Tie's Decking Solution for the America's Cup Village

Building decks has never been easier than with the upstanding Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving system.

Future-Proofing Wet Rooms for Social Housing

Future-Proofing Wet Rooms for Social Housing

Providing a second line of defence by incorporating a waterproof membrane into sheet vinyl wet room systems can safeguard interiors from potential internal moisture damage.

Get a Designer, Integrated Look with Corian Sinks and Basins

Get a Designer, Integrated Look with Corian Sinks and Basins

Give clients the wow factor with a seamless integration between their benchtop and sink.

Cost-Efficient Flooring Without Compromise

Cost-Efficient Flooring Without Compromise

Could Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring be the ideal floor covering for affordable housing?

Alternative Flooring Options Add the Natural Beauty of Timber Without the Costs

Alternative Flooring Options Add the Natural Beauty of Timber Without the Costs

The Strata collection from Woodland Lifestyle creates the luxury look of herringbone planks.

100% NZ-Made Korok Systems Provide a Reliable Structural Wall Solution

100% NZ-Made Korok Systems Provide a Reliable Structural Wall Solution

With Korok's wall systems made in New Zealand from locally sourced materials, there are no issues with transport and lead times, ensuring a reliable option for projects. 

Muros Roughcast Concrete Panels Invoke Urban Street Scene

Muros Roughcast Concrete Panels Invoke Urban Street Scene

Since 2015 Muros has been contributing to Amazon's retail store design with Muros Roughcast Concrete creating a concrete backdrop perfect for showcasing some of the world’s best youth active brands.

Aperio AU100 V3 Wireless Escutcheon

Aperio AU100 V3 Wireless Escutcheon

The Aperio AU100 V3 Wireless Escutcheon provides the benchmark for premium wireless digital locking.

Hettich Brings the International Trade Fair Experience to New Zealand Virtually

Hettich Brings the International Trade Fair Experience to New Zealand Virtually

On the 22nd April 2021 Hettich launched it’s Xperience Days platform and became among the first suppliers in NZ to adapt the traditional international trade fair experience to a world restricted by Covid-19.

Durability and Corrosion Resistance of Colorcote Key in Motorway Wall Reclad

Durability and Corrosion Resistance of Colorcote Key in Motorway Wall Reclad

Colorcote Alumiguard was chosen to replace deteriorating walls of the Hobsonville motorway, ensuring corrosion resistance, durability and a pleasing aesthetic.

Tile Warehouse Create Cost-Effective Flooring Packages for Social Housing

Tile Warehouse Create Cost-Effective Flooring Packages for Social Housing

Tile Warehouse applies a commercial mindset to the residential environment with affordable, cost-effective flooring packages for social housing projects.

Décortech Launches New Décortech Firesafe ClicWall

Décortech Launches New Décortech Firesafe ClicWall

Décortech is thrilled to announce the launch of their new pre-finished wall panel system that offers excellent fire resistance, simple click-together installation and an attractive result. 

Major Education Project Uses APL ThermalHEART Windows

Major Education Project Uses APL ThermalHEART Windows

The landmark restoration and reconstruction of Wellington East Girls College is believed to have featured the largest use of APL ThermalHEART windows and doors in a commercial or institutional setting.

Hometech Provides Extract Ventilation for Kāinga Ora Project

Hometech Provides Extract Ventilation for Kāinga Ora Project

Hometech worked alongside Miles Construction to supply extract ventilation for the pre-fabricated bathroom pods.

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