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Futurebuild LVL: A Natural Solution for Planet-Friendly Projects

Futurebuild Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a Red List Free engineered timber made from layers of wood veneer, sourced from sustainably-grown New Zealand Radiata Pine.

External Insulation Integral to Performance of 5 Green Star Office Building

The StoTherm Masonry Insulation System contributes to the exceptional thermal performance of Aorangi House — a refurbished 12-storey 1970’s building which now uses around 64% less energy than the average commercial office.

October 2019 feature

Sustainability

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

Solar Hot Water System Installed at Palmerston North’s First IL4 Building

The Apricus Solar Hot Water System was chosen to reduce dependence on natural gas at Te Ao Nui — a sustainable IL4 building in Manawatū-Wanganui.

Winstone Wallboards is Committed to Protecting the Environment

Winstone Wallboards is Committed to Protecting the Environment

Most of Winstone Wallboards' waste from manufacture is either recycled or composted for agricultural use.

Smart Design Enables Better Waste Behaviours

Smart Design Enables Better Waste Behaviours

Hideaway Bins have released a new Waste Management Guide to assist with the design of waste systems in homes and offices.

Premium Wood Solutions Start with Sustainably Grown Radiata Pine

Premium Wood Solutions Start with Sustainably Grown Radiata Pine

Sustainable forestry produces innovative wood solutions for an evolving building industry.

New Jesani Floor Waste System

The new Jesani Floor Waste System comprises a Jesani Shower Channel and a Four-Way Gully Kit which work together to effectively prevent water damage. 

Introducing Caesarstone Empira White

Featuring unique marbling patterns on a pure white base, Caesarstone Empira White creates a delicate and timeless look.

Essence: Dulux Colour Forecast 2020

Explore the Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 ‘Essence’ — a collection that brings together gentle neutrals and muted brights drawn from the natural world, plus a specially curated palette of four bold hues.

Family Holiday Home Plywood Perfection

Structural plywood provides warm yet hardwearing surfaces for walls, ceilings and bespoke furniture in the home. 

Durable Partitions Bring Timber Look to Mall Bathrooms

KerMac has raised the bar again with a fabulous modern bathroom fit-out in Christchurch’s Northland Shopping Mall.

Solar-Rib Accentuates Roofline of Energy-Efficient Waiheke Home

The elegant Solar-Rib roofing profile has been integrated well into the landscape of this Waiheke Island home. 

Design Considerations for Energy-Efficient Glass

The use of energy-efficient glass delivers a more comfortable building interior and helps reduce energy costs across the service life of the building. 

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Introducing the Pristine E-bidet by American Standard

The Pristine E-bidet from American Standard combines hygiene with a multitude of user-friendly features.

Create Seamless Walls in No Time

Add value to projects with ClicWall — a new pre-finished wall panel system that effortlessly clicks together for fast and simple installation. 

Provista Framed Aluminium Balustrade for Stylish New Childcare Centre

A Provista 'Villa' Framed Balustrade with a Euro handrail provided a safe and stylish option for the new Educare Childcare centre in Auckland.

Natural Slate Cladding: An Ecological Design Solution

Natural Slate Cladding: An Ecological Design Solution

Cupaclad natural slate cladding is a sustainable option that doesn't compromise on durability or aesthetic.

Sustainability Claims without ‘Greenwash’

Sustainability Claims without ‘Greenwash’

A look at how Viking Roofspec's waterproofing systems ensure minimal impact on the environment.

New LVT Flooring Provides Superior Stability

New LVT Flooring Provides Superior Stability

Jacobsen are pleased to introduce the Shaw Concrete & Composed LVT range to New Zealand.

Dulux's Green Initiatives Reduce Environmental Impact

Dulux's Green Initiatives Reduce Environmental Impact

Dulux’s sustainability approach helps create better places and spaces for future generations.

Black Entry Matting for White Interior

Black Entry Matting for White Interior

A new visitor centre and retail store in the rural Waikato is kept white and bright with fit-for-purpose entry matting.

Improve Building Sustainability by Designing for the Sun

Improve Building Sustainability by Designing for the Sun

An adjustable louvre system from Louvretec can reduce the energy used for heating and cooling by capitalising on the sun’s energy.

QwickBuild Provides Alternative to Traditional Deck Construction

QwickBuild Provides Alternative to Traditional Deck Construction

Designed to resolve issues caused by timber deck framing, the QwickBuild system is moisture-proof, light-weight, and is fast and easy to install.

Nature is at the Core of Trespa Cladding

Nature is at the Core of Trespa Cladding

Trespa Meteon provides architects and specifiers with an enticing, reliable and sustainable solution for creating striking facades.

Pink Batts Partners with DuPont Tyvek to Distribute High-Performance Building Envelope Solutions

Pink Batts Partners with DuPont Tyvek to Distribute High-Performance Building Envelope Solutions

Trusted Kiwi insulation company Pink Batts has teamed up with global weathertightness experts DuPont to supply the DuPont Tyvek range of building wraps, roofing underlays and tapes nationwide.

Great Design Needs Great Storage Solutions

Great Design Needs Great Storage Solutions

Hettich's new catalogue provides straightforward technical information on a range of smart storage components including Easys Electromechanical Systems and Interior fitting systems. 

Rebuilding Christchurch One Tap at a Time

Rebuilding Christchurch One Tap at a Time

Mico Design specified a range of bathroom products for the new Tūranga Library in Christchurch, including time-delay taps and accessible solutions. 

Corian Solid Surface and the Environment

Corian Solid Surface and the Environment

Corian Solid Surface is renewable and repairable, consisting of an advanced blend of natural minerals and acrylic resin.

Luxurious Coatesville Home Showcases Sustainable Underfloor Heating

Luxurious Coatesville Home Showcases Sustainable Underfloor Heating

A low-energy underfloor heating system from Hot Water Heat Pumps has provided a comfortable long-term solution for this Coatesville home. 

Wood Composite Offers Sustainable Timber Alternative

Wood Composite Offers Sustainable Timber Alternative

SPS Building is proud to offer one of the most sustainable yet durable timber alternatives on the market: INNOWOOD

White-Washed Plywood for Bach Interior

White-Washed Plywood for Bach Interior

With a full plywood interior, this Kaiteriteri family bach is robust, relaxed and easy to maintain.

Horowhenua Aged Care Estate Reflects a Bold Vision

Horowhenua Aged Care Estate Reflects a Bold Vision

The development, which is being supplied by local Vantage Windows manufacturer, Finer Aluminium, spreads out over 48 hectares and is nestled among hundreds of mature trees planted long ago to give hospital residents rest and repose in a pastoral setting.

A Sustainable Journey: Laminex New Zealand Sees the Wood and the Trees

A Sustainable Journey: Laminex New Zealand Sees the Wood and the Trees

It takes attention to detail and big-picture thinking to tread an environmentally responsible path when making timber-based laminates

Perfectly Imperfect Fluid& by modulyss

Perfectly Imperfect Fluid& by modulyss

Fluid&, the newest addition to the coordinated modulyss &-Collection, is a mind-blowing carpet tile range.

Create Stunning Curved Designs with Flexible Wall Panels

Create Stunning Curved Designs with Flexible Wall Panels

Muros veneer panels can be used to create curved walls, ceilings and counters — such as those featured in this recent hospitality project at Auckland International Airport.

Need More Under-Sink Storage? The Answer Starts With U

Need More Under-Sink Storage? The Answer Starts With U

U-shaped drawers wrap around the sink to create new storage possibilities.

Smarter Windows Designed to Save Energy

Smarter Windows Designed to Save Energy

The 3M Sun Control Window Films range features eight films designed to improve comfort with features that create privacy, reduce glare and increase insulation. 

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Minimise Risk with Viking Roofspec

Minimise Risk with Viking Roofspec

Viking Roofspec has become one of the most respected roofing and waterproofing suppliers in the country. 

Sustainable Glulam Chosen for Green School NZ Project

Sustainable Glulam Chosen for Green School NZ Project

With a fully sustainable product range, Techlam can provide custom solutions with glulaminated timber, such as for the Green School NZ project currently underway in Taranaki. 

Solatube and The Solar Impulse Foundation Top 1000

Solatube and The Solar Impulse Foundation Top 1000

The Solar Impulse Foundation has selected Solatube as one of 1000 Efficient Solutions Worldwide.

Gerard Adopts Declare Sustainability Label

Gerard Adopts Declare Sustainability Label

Gerard has become New Zealand's first roofing manufacturer to offer Kiwi specifiers increased transparency by adding the Declare label to its products.

Dimond Roofing Launches Global GreenTag

Dimond Roofing Launches Global GreenTag

Dimond Roofing is proud to have received GreenRate Level A certification for all ColorCote roll formed roofing products — the top tier rating for this globally recognised eco-label, 

Sustainability Measures Further Developed at APL

Sustainability Measures Further Developed at APL

Wide-ranging sustainability initiatives continue to be driven through the existing operations of APL Window Solutions. These supplement special features being included in the design and construction of the major new company facility taking shape at Hautapu, near Cambridge.

The Ultimate Green Living Solution: VELUX Skylights

The Ultimate Green Living Solution: VELUX Skylights

Using VELUX Skylights and VELUX ACTIVE for natural lighting and ventilation is an effective green living solution.

Stylish Switchgear and USB Chargers Selected for Modern Family Home

Stylish Switchgear and USB Chargers Selected for Modern Family Home

Saturn Horizon switchgear complements the dark colour scheme of the home while Saturn Horizon USB chargers ensure efficient and convenient charging for the family of six. 

Smart Appliance Choices for Sustainable Homes

Smart Appliance Choices for Sustainable Homes

Ikon's ovens and rangehood selection offers options for those looking to reduce energy use and minimise the use of cleaning substances. 

New Resene Range Designed Especially for Cabinetry

New Resene Range Designed Especially for Cabinetry

Get authentic Resene colours on cabinetry, furniture, shutters and joinery with new waterborne Resene AquaLAQ.

Sustainability is at the Heart of Porotherm Clay Construction

Sustainability is at the Heart of Porotherm Clay Construction

Stellaria is proud at every level to be partnered with Wienerberger, a company with a central principle to create lasting value by supplying durable and innovative building solutions. 

Tried and Tested Ply Selected for New North Shore Clinic

Tried and Tested Ply Selected for New North Shore Clinic

Plytech’s hard-wearing and aesthetically-pleasing ply products were an easy choice for furniture, cabinetry and shelving throughout Canopy Cancer Care’s new clinic in Takapuna. 

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