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Efficient, Sustainable Energy Solutions on The Block NZ

Efficient, Sustainable Energy Solutions on The Block NZ

Featuring energy-saving Schneider Electric switches and sensors, as well as electric vehicle chargers, all four homes from The Block 2016 achieved a 6 or 7 Homestar rating.

Refresh Retail Areas with Polyflor's Expona SimpLay

Refresh Retail Areas with Polyflor's Expona SimpLay

SimpLay luxury vinyl tiles can be easily replaced, relocated and reused — making them ideal for permanent and temporary sales areas in busy commercial environments.

Eurostyle's Snaplock Profile's Modern Update on a Traditional Roof Form

Eurostyle's Snaplock Profile's Modern Update on a Traditional Roof Form

Eurostyle Epic Snaplock by Roofing Industries delivers construction efficiencies and European style to a grand scale remodel on Auckland's North Shore.

Structure Meets Style in Award-Winning Waiheke Kitchen

Structure Meets Style in Award-Winning Waiheke Kitchen

Trade Essentials Strandboard offers a soft matt texture that helps to make the Emahouse kitchen feel part of its natural surroundings.

University of Waikato Law and Management Building Raises the Bar

University of Waikato Law and Management Building Raises the Bar

With a sleek modern design featuring Litecrete precast concrete panels both internally and externally, this $28 million building is a fitting gateway to the university campus.

 Dual Viking Systems Help Bring Samoan Community Together

Dual Viking Systems Help Bring Samoan Community Together

The durability and flexibility of Viking's asphalt shingles and torch-on systems made them an ideal choice for building a traditional Samoan fale.

Contemporary Learning Environments with Potter Interior Systems

Contemporary Learning Environments with Potter Interior Systems

Potter Interior Systems supplied a variety of products for the recently completed Northern Health School, to help create a functional, flexible learning environment.

Custom Ply Panels by Fodera Create Visual Impact at Mt Wellies Childcare

Custom Ply Panels by Fodera Create Visual Impact at Mt Wellies Childcare

How can a dull, industrial space be transformed into a stimulating, engaging environment for curious preschoolers? Architect Phil Smith did just that using custom panels by architectural features specialists Fodera.

Paint Colour Trends for 2018 and Beyond with Resene

Paint Colour Trends for 2018 and Beyond with Resene

The new The Range fashion colour fandeck from Resene showcases new on trend colours and complementary colour combinations.

KerMac Industries Deliver Sleek Design with New Tophung Cubicle System

KerMac Industries Deliver Sleek Design with New Tophung Cubicle System

Kermac Industries' K-Tophung system features a bold overhead support beam which allows suspension of the cubicles without pedestals on the front panels.

Award-Winning Invercargill Airport Opts for ExtraTread by Advance Flooring

Award-Winning Invercargill Airport Opts for ExtraTread by Advance Flooring

The practical and enduring ExtraTread Entrance Matting system protects the award-winning airport day in and day out.

Aluminium Balustrade Brings Out the Best in Retirement Village

Aluminium Balustrade Brings Out the Best in Retirement Village

Adding character with its double top rail, Spectrum Clearspan Heritage was installed throughout the retirement village, including as a curved handrail for the village entrance.

TRACKLOK Seismic Bracing Protects Burwood Hospital

TRACKLOK Seismic Bracing Protects Burwood Hospital

Located in Christchurch, an area prone to seismic activity, Burwood Hospital required a bracing system for partition walls that was flexible, streamlined and proven. TRACKLOK provided the ideal solution.

New DynaFlash 100x100 Offers Added Flashing Flexibility

New DynaFlash 100x100 Offers Added Flashing Flexibility

The 100 x 100mm DynaFlash universal back flashing not only works in external corners, internal corners and flat junctions, but is also suitable for 'Z' flashings.

New dBack Acoustic Carpet Backing Offers Improved Sound Absorption

New dBack Acoustic Carpet Backing Offers Improved Sound Absorption

The innovative Modulyss dBack Acoustic Backing features improved impact noise and sound absorption, making it ideal for learning environments.

Are All Building Wraps and Roof Underlays Equally Reliable?

Are All Building Wraps and Roof Underlays Equally Reliable?

The pore-free SOLITEX MENTO and EXTASANA are completely watertight even if coated with timber treatment or other surfactants.

Metrix Unveils ME by Starck Bathroomware by Duravit

Metrix Unveils ME by Starck Bathroomware by Duravit

The elegant new ME by Starck range of bathroomware features an antibacterial ceramic glaze and a timeless, minimalist design.

Laserlite's Innovative Lap Connector for Translucent Roofs

Laserlite's Innovative Lap Connector for Translucent Roofs

Eliminate build-up of grime on translucent roofing with Laserlite's new Lap Connector.

Autex Supply High-Performing Marine Carpets

Autex Supply High-Performing Marine Carpets

Made to withstand the test of time and duress, Autex Reef and Raider marine carpets are unbeatable when it comes to performance, quality and aesthetics.

Secura Interior Flooring Provides Peace and Security for Hobsonville Development

Secura Interior Flooring Provides Peace and Security for Hobsonville Development

James Hardie Secura structural floor system offers high acoustic performance and fire resistance properties, making it ideal for medium density projects.

Kohler Introduces Elegant and Simple Composed Tapware Range

Kohler Introduces Elegant and Simple Composed Tapware Range

The Composed tapware collection from Kohler features basin, shower and bath mixers in an understated, classic design.

Foreno Offers Understated Purity Tapware Range

Foreno Offers Understated Purity Tapware Range

With the reign of the stainless steel appliance not looking to make a departure any time soon, the Purity range from Foreno is the ideal heavy duty tapware to specify.

Juralco Introduces New Balustrade for Outdoor Areas

Juralco Introduces New Balustrade for Outdoor Areas

Contemporary Balustrade is an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for the often overlooked outdoor barrier requirements.

Specify Commercially Rated Porcelain Tiles for Hardwearing Floors

Specify Commercially Rated Porcelain Tiles for Hardwearing Floors

When correctly specified, porcelain tiles naturally become a low lifecycle cost, ultra-high performance option for commercial floor and wall coverings.

Sophisticated New Colours from Corian

Sophisticated New Colours from Corian

Evolution of Surfaces has introduced two elegant new colours to the Corian Organics range.

Alumat's Closed Draining Mats Provide Clean and Dry Entrances

Alumat's Closed Draining Mats Provide Clean and Dry Entrances

Selected for Vodafone and Kathmandu stores in Christchurch, the Alumat AL10 HDDW provides a clean point of entrance, while draining away any excess water.

Horizontal Fixing for More Durable Roofing Systems

Horizontal Fixing for More Durable Roofing Systems

Metal tile roofing is known for its long-term durability and longevity by being wind, hail and fire resistant, and can be strengthened further through horizontal fixing.

Asona Supports Student Learning with Good Acoustic Design

Asona Supports Student Learning with Good Acoustic Design

Incorporating good acoustics is essential for supporting learning in all environments, from traditional classrooms to flexible learning spaces.

Antimicrobial Technology Takes Hygiene in Public Areas to a New Level

Antimicrobial Technology Takes Hygiene in Public Areas to a New Level

The proven antibacterial properties of Resco's Compact Laminate cubicle systems and wall panelling have been extended to include all Resco's cubicle hardware.

Masons at the Forefront of Strengthening Brick Veneer

Masons at the Forefront of Strengthening Brick Veneer

Specifying BrickLock in vulnerable areas such as above windows and in external corners can effectively prevent brick and block cladding from cracking.

Prevent Weather Barrier Issues with the DuPont System

Prevent Weather Barrier Issues with the DuPont System

Identifying and resolving weather barrier problems that can affect long term building durability is key to designing and building robust, weathertight buildings.

Wilsonart Solid Surface Offers Versatile Design Options

Wilsonart Solid Surface Offers Versatile Design Options

Wilsonart Solid Surface is elegant, seamless, non-porous and carves like stone — providing ample opportunity for truly unique designs.

Rating Tile Hardness with The Tile Depot

Rating Tile Hardness with The Tile Depot

Not all tiles are created equal; understanding how tiles are rated in terms of hardness and durability is essential in selecting the appropriate tile for commercial projects.

Improve Acoustics with Updated GIB Reverberation Control Systems

Improve Acoustics with Updated GIB Reverberation Control Systems

GIB Reverberation Control Systems provide an efficient method to improve the quality of sound with the great look of GIB Quietline sheets and GIB Tone Quiet ceiling tiles.

Create Inspirational Spaces with Purecoat by Melteca

Create Inspirational Spaces with Purecoat by Melteca

Purecoat by Melteca adds eleven new decors to its range of striking, contemporary gloss panels.

Compliance with NZBC Clause H1 Using Clay Construction Blocks

Compliance with NZBC Clause H1 Using Clay Construction Blocks

A modelled method on a proposed five level contemporary home being constructed using good passive solar design and clay construction blocks.

Briton Cam Action Door Closers Provide Easy Access for Less Able Users

Briton Cam Action Door Closers Provide Easy Access for Less Able Users

Briton Cam Action Door Closers reduce the amount of force required to open the doors, making them ideal for the elderly, physically limited users and small children.

Create Quiet Environments with Marley dBlue Acoustic Plumbing

Create Quiet Environments with Marley dBlue Acoustic Plumbing

The Marley dBlue acoustic plumbing system reduces water-flow noise, creating a quieter living environment.

How to Determine Carpet Durability

How to Determine Carpet Durability

With in-depth knowledge of carpet materials and construction, and commercially rated products, Heritage Carpets can help designers specify durable, long-lasting floors.

Bestwood's Terrain Collection — Inspired by Nature

Bestwood's Terrain Collection — Inspired by Nature

Inspired by nature, Bestwood's Terrain Collection uses New Zealand’s dramatic landscapes to create unique designs.

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USG Boral's Versatile Multi-Function Board Simplifies Interior Fitouts

USG Boral's Versatile Multi-Function Board Simplifies Interior Fitouts

USG Boral Fiberock Aqua-Tough provides a versatile solution for interior wall linings and ceilings, particularly in hospitals and healthcare applications.

Flush Sill Feature for Popular Metro Series Sliding Doors

Flush Sill Feature for Popular Metro Series Sliding Doors

The market-leading 'Flushline' system for sliding doors has recently been introduced to the highly popular Metro range from APL Window Solutions.

Building Half a Good House with Stellaria NZ

Building Half a Good House with Stellaria NZ

After months of planning, NZ's first e4 home — designed to more than double in size with minimum cost — is being built in New Plymouth.

Dimond Launches New Website for Architects and Specifiers

Dimond Launches New Website for Architects and Specifiers

Dimond's improved, specifier-specific website is now focused on delivering the most recent technical information that can be quickly searched for and then downloaded as needed.

Colorsteel Launches New Website

Colorsteel Launches New Website

The team at Colorsteel is committed to helping make the specifying process easy, and through the new website specifiers will find all the resources and information they need.

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