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APL Compression Slider for an Extra-Tight Weatherseal

A specially designed sliding door with extra-tight sealing for secure weathering in exposed positions is now available from the APL Window Solutions network — Altherm, First and Vantage manufacturers nationwide.

Breeze Blocks: Contemporary Style Created in Concrete

A distinctive mid-century walling option that offers a unique aesthetic and ventilation.

November 2020 feature

Internal Waterproofing

Products and systems designed to protect wet areas and manage internal moisture.

Ensuring Tiled Showers are Watertight

New Zealand made custom tile over trays provide specifiers, builders and homeowners with peace of mind knowing an impermeable stainless waterproof barrier has been installed.

NZ Made Waterproofing Membrane Products Used In Heritage Renovation

NZ Made Waterproofing Membrane Products Used In Heritage Renovation

Waterproofing membrane products that had the benefits of welded seams and quick application were used in the $3.5 million renovation of the historic Farmers Department Store Grand Tearoom.

CeminSeal Wallboard Provides New Wet Area Lining Alternative

CeminSeal Wallboard Provides New Wet Area Lining Alternative

CeminSeal Wallboard is a high-performance fibre cement sheet for internal wet area lining featuring CeminSeal water block technology.

Getting Expert Advice on Internal Waterproofing

Getting Expert Advice on Internal Waterproofing

One of the safest waterproof systems for wet areas is a compliant waterproof membrane encapsulated by tiles in accordance with the NZBC.

New Thermal Isolator Solution for Facades by Technoform

The Technoform Thermal Isolator is a universal cladding attachment system designed to allow external insulation to be installed continuously over any rigid air barrier and structure.

Clearspan Ali Sheet Balustrade Provides Effective Privacy Solution

Spectrum's popular Clearspan range has a new member with Clearspan Ali Sheet. Aluminium sheet is fitted within the structural frame creating a solid look balustrade.

The Bach that JK Built

When rebuilding his Waihi family bach, COLORSTEEL was the only option for Kiwi icon Sir John Kirwan. Durable and easy to clean, it was the ultimate cladding choice for his latest project.

REHAU Launches New Lead-Free Plumbing System

REHAU ANZ has introduced the first lead-free PE-X plumbing range to New Zealand.

Water-Saving Showerheads That Don't Compromise the Shower Experience

Methven has revealed its most efficient shower utilising Satinjet technology to deliver a 5L per minute flow rate and 4 star WELS rating for a superior shower experience while saving water.

Interior Awards 2020 Winner Features Prime Art Veneer Kitchen

Heavily textured and big on impact, Prime Art Veneer is used as the vertical cabinetry surface in this multi-award-winning kitchen.

Are You A Net Zero Hero? Part 1: Energy

Time to get with the new paradigms of Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Toxicity (in materials) and Net Zero Carbon. Jerome Partington of Jasmax and CEO Living Future Rākeiora explains how you can play your role and create positive outcomes for your clients and projects. These can be immediate and powerful wins for our industry, our clients, our communities and Papatūānuku.

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Introducing Viroc Cement Bonded Particle Board

Transform interiors with Viroc — a new surface that combines the easy workability of pine wood particles with the durability and aesthetic of cement. 

Creative Entrance Matting Design for an Elegant Reception Area

A London refurbishment project uses Shuttle entrance matting in a dramatic new style, in association with Advance Flooring's UK partner, INTRAsystems.

Soft Close Cavity Sliders for Sustainable Hotel

CS For Doors supplied cavity sliders for the new ten storey Hotel Britomart in Auckland.

Steel & Tube Leads the Charge into the Digital Age

Steel & Tube Leads the Charge into the Digital Age

In a ‘brick and mortar’ industry that remains notoriously traditional, Steel & Tube is embracing technology with a new e-commerce platform and two webshops to be rolled out over the coming weeks. 

Silestone’s Loft Collection: A Sophisticated Take on Urban Design

Silestone’s Loft Collection: A Sophisticated Take on Urban Design

Introducing Silestone Loft, the latest collection of high-performance surfaces from Cosentino which offer a contemporary and sophisticated take on the industrial style. 

Alex and Corban’s New Zen Home

Alex and Corban’s New Zen Home

Saturn Zen switchgear provides a subtle and elegant design touch to the home with white and black plate options blending with the home’s light walls and dark cedar tones.

Waterproof Seamless Flooring Systems for LVT and Sheet Vinyl Wet Rooms

Waterproof Seamless Flooring Systems for LVT and Sheet Vinyl Wet Rooms

This 'Second line of defence' internal waterproofing system ensures producer statement warranty and NZBC Clause E3 Internal Moisture compliance.

Openings Studio Unlocks the Future of BIM Technology

Openings Studio Unlocks the Future of BIM Technology

Openings Studio enables two-way communication of the Revit Project Information between ASSA ABLOY and the architect, and can now be used when specifying Pacific Door systems. 

Slidetec Frameless Glass Sliding Doors and Windows by Louvretec

Slidetec Frameless Glass Sliding Doors and Windows by Louvretec

Louvretec’s new Slidetec Frameless Glass Sliding Doors and Windows are the perfect solution for closing the sides of outdoor living areas. 

The Ultimate Showcase: A Custom-Designed J-Panel Feature Wall

The Ultimate Showcase: A Custom-Designed J-Panel Feature Wall

J-Panel is a general-purpose solid wood edge laminated panel manufactured by Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) from 100% renewable Radiata Pine plantation forest.

Bentley Introduces Allegro and Interlude from the New Invisible Visionaries Collection

Bentley Introduces Allegro and Interlude from the New Invisible Visionaries Collection

Inspired by all the behind-the-scenes masters of their crafts, Bentley created Invisible Visionaries, a new carpet collection spotlighting the details — and the designers — that come together to give light and life to everyday experiences.

Personalise Elevators with Affordable Customisable Lift Packages

Personalise Elevators with Affordable Customisable Lift Packages

Powerglide’s new lift packages make it possible to order an NZ made elevator from as little as $37,000 and select the level of customisation to reflect the design vision.

New to NZ: The Essential Fire by Stûv

New to NZ: The Essential Fire by Stûv

New to New Zealand and distributed nationwide by The Fireplace, Stûv's high-end woodburning fireplaces can create a bold design statement in modern homes.

Celebrating Ten Years of Aluminium Partitioning Innovation

Celebrating Ten Years of Aluminium Partitioning Innovation

The latest edition of the Potter Interior Systems — Aluminium Partition Specification Manual is out now. In celebration of ten years since the launch of the iconic, market-leading resource manual for architects, designers, installing contractors and everyone in-between, it has been renamed the ‘Blue Book’.

Newly Launched AvanTech YOU by Hettich

Newly Launched AvanTech YOU by Hettich

In September 2020, designer hardware manufacturer Hettich released AvanTech YOU to the New Zealand market, a patented, thin-walled drawer system recognised for its ability to cater to highly individualised design.

End Pivot Louvre Roof Technology for Water-Resistant Outdoor Room Design

End Pivot Louvre Roof Technology for Water-Resistant Outdoor Room Design

The end pivot design of the HomePlus Outdoor Living System louvre roof is unparalleled when it comes to keeping water out.

Why Specify the VB20 Ventilated Batten?

Why Specify the VB20 Ventilated Batten?

Designed to ensure unimpeded airflow through the roof cavity — particularly important for skillion roofs, the VB20 is a popular ventilation option. Steve Mark from WMZA talks about his experience specifying the batten.

Wellington Wows with High-Performance Retrofit

Wellington Wows with High-Performance Retrofit

To futureproof the building structure, a complete re-clad and re-roof was undertaken, with pro clima INTELLO PLUS used for airtightness and moisture management.

Innovative Isocore Technology for Flooring

Innovative Isocore Technology for Flooring

ISOCORE Technology incorporates an engineered closed-cell extruded vinyl core which is lightweight but strong and 100% waterproof.

Blur the Inside and Out with Vantage Windows & Doors

Blur the Inside and Out with Vantage Windows & Doors

The brief the homeowners put together for architect Chris Holmes of Auckland-based CAAHT Studio referenced cabin-like holiday homes from Scandinavia and the Pacific Northwest.

Leaks: Five Reasons Why They Occur and How to Prevent Them

Leaks: Five Reasons Why They Occur and How to Prevent Them

Experts in waterproofing, Allco Waterproofing Systems, share the most common causes of waterproofing leaks and how they can be avoided.

Modern, Innovative Learning at Lemonwood Grove School

Modern, Innovative Learning at Lemonwood Grove School

The prefabricated walls are timber-framed with the low-pitched roof and walls mostly in Metalcraft’s Kāhu profile and the walls in the courtyard in corrugate.

New Ezi-Flo Rainwater Goods Suite from Roofing Industries

New Ezi-Flo Rainwater Goods Suite from Roofing Industries

Roofing Industries has just released an extensive range of rainwater systems designed to provide modern, aesthetically pleasing, technically advanced solutions for NZ architects.

Eco-Approved Clean with Resene Bio-Cleaner

Eco-Approved Clean with Resene Bio-Cleaner

Resene Bio-Cleaner cleans up exterior surfaces with its Environmental Choice approved formulation.

All Hideaway Bins are Proudly NZ Made

All Hideaway Bins are Proudly NZ Made

Hideaway Bins are certified NZ made, meaning they can be produced on shorter lead-times all while supporting NZ businesses. 

New Drainflo Smooth Provides 50% Higher Flow Rates

New Drainflo Smooth Provides 50% Higher Flow Rates

As a market leader in HDPE corrugated drainage, Marley is proud to announce the launch of the new-look Drainflo range.

Introducing PAVEEZZI Composite Waterproof Flooring

Introducing PAVEEZZI Composite Waterproof Flooring

PAVEEZZI Composite Flooring is designed with waterproof characteristics so it can be used across various wet areas for both residential and commercial use.

Resco’s Multicom Panelling Delivers Stylish Compliance in Wet Areas

Resco’s Multicom Panelling Delivers Stylish Compliance in Wet Areas

Watertight function, design flexibility and cost-effective installation combine in Resco’s Compact Laminate Multicom wall panel system.

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