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New IBuilt Plywood Cladding: Long Lengths, Treated to the Core

Looking for a premium plywood cladding? 2.4, 2.7 and 3 metre lengths.

A Luxurious Rural Retreat Complemented by First Windows

A series of glass galleries overlooking a tidal estuary, this luxurious rural retreat reveals its riches little by little.

October 2020 feature

Sustainability

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

Environmental Benefits of Engineered Timber by Techlam

As a company, Techlam is committed to continuing to reduce its impact on the environment, with continued research into how they can improve their products and make them more environmentally friendly.

Jacobsen Helps to Reduce Landfill Waste with Re.Form Product Stewardship Programme

Jacobsen Helps to Reduce Landfill Waste with Re.Form Product Stewardship Programme

Part of the programme, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in NZ enables re-use by uplifting second-hand Shaw and Desso carpet tiles and selling them through their ReStores.

Sustainable Product Design for Better Built Environments

Sustainable Product Design for Better Built Environments

A case study on sustainable design, the patented Cascade Expanding and Folding Screens are zero-waste, modular acoustic screens that function as spatial dividers and acoustic absorbers.

Reuse and Recycle with KOROK Fire and Acoustic Wall Panels

Reuse and Recycle with KOROK Fire and Acoustic Wall Panels

KOROK panels not only offer fire and acoustic protection but are also an environmentally-friendly option that is 100% reusable and recyclable, with a Declare label for added assurance. 

New BRANZ-Appraised Synthetic Flashing Tape Supports Building Reliability and Longevity

Introducing Thermaflash, a synthetic, high-adhesion flashing tape with significant benefits for construction scheduling and long-term building performance.

A Tested Solution for Ventilating Roofs and Preventing Heat Loss

VENT’s G502 Roll Panel Vent not only creates an effective ventilation pathway through the roof cavity but can also improve the performance of ceiling insulation by ensuring that insulation can be installed over the wall plate, without leaving gaps or reducing the thickness of the insulation.

Hygienic Ceiling Tiles Printed with a Timber Pattern

In a refurbished bakery café, Fenta Digital ceiling tiles create a warm plywood look, while complying with fire rating and hygiene best practices.

Pull-Out Shelf Lock Transforms a Shelf into a Work Surface

Blum’s ingenious locking system adds functionality when space is at a premium.

Delabie Water Saving Basin Controls for Public and Commercial Bathrooms

Delabie basin controls can offer maximum water savings, without compromising efficiency or user comfort.

A Central Otago Vineyard with a Surprising New Cellar Door Building

All is not what it seems for wine connoisseurs when they drive through the vines to arrive at Te Kano Estate’s award-winning wine tasting facility at Bannockburn. The NZIA judges gave the centre a 2020 Local Architecture Award for its stylish aesthetics and execution, and then referred in passing to its “container building” legacy.

Important Design Considerations For Glass Installation in Aluminium Partitions

Edge cover and edge clearance should be considered at the initial design stage to ensure glazing is installed as per the New Zealand Glazing Code. 

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New Contemporary Rimless Toilet Suites by Art Ceram

File Bathware toilets features a rimless design system, vortex flushing system, full concealed cisterns, as well as soft-close quick release toilet seats.

Palm Springs Project: Breeze Blocks in Contemporary Design

Achieve a casual sophistication that harks back to the heyday of Palm Springs and desert modernist architecture.

Provista ‘Panorama’ and ‘Villa' Balustrades for New Government Housing Development

The Provista balustrades provided practical, low maintenance and modern solutions that complement the design and look of the apartments.

Reducing Carbon Emissions on the Sustainability Journey

Reducing Carbon Emissions on the Sustainability Journey

18 months ago Nuralite started their carbon zero journey. They are one of the first building supply companies in New Zealand to be certified carboNZero by Toitū.

Latest Generation of Fire Protection Coatings Offers New Design Options

Latest Generation of Fire Protection Coatings Offers New Design Options

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine debuts a major breakthrough in intumescent fire protection coatings in New Zealand.

Black is the New Green with Masons' Plastics Recycling Scheme

Black is the New Green with Masons' Plastics Recycling Scheme

The Masons Merchant DPC Recycling Scheme is a new initiative that enables the recycling of plastic construction waste. 

Futurewood Composite Decking in Rotorua School

Futurewood Composite Decking in Rotorua School

This is not the first time Futurewood has been chosen as an alternative to timber for decking in a school environment.

When the Brief Demands a Sustainable Choice

When the Brief Demands a Sustainable Choice

Environmentally friendly, ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain toxic chemicals, odours, allergens or bacteria. It also does not burn or emit toxic fumes.

Décortech Second Life Project

Décortech Second Life Project

Décortech aims to follow best practice in all aspects of the manufacturing process of Décortech panels, including best practice in the management of any wastage.

VELUX Aims to Become Lifetime Carbon Neutral

VELUX Aims to Become Lifetime Carbon Neutral

By becoming Lifetime Carbon Neutral, VELUX looks to the past to protect the future.

New Architectural Floor Trims from Gilt Edge

New Architectural Floor Trims from Gilt Edge

Architectural Floor Trims for all types of laminate, engineered or solid timber flooring installation.

Plankwall Building Panel Systems Add New Options

Plankwall Building Panel Systems Add New Options

Plankwall Building Panel Systems (BPS) has added new options to their range of durable and attractive MDF wall linings. 

Alucolux Solid: Benefits of Coating First, Fabricating Later

Alucolux Solid: Benefits of Coating First, Fabricating Later

3A Composites have used their vast experience with aluminium facade panels to develop Alucolux Solid Aluminum. This enhances their extensive range of high-performance cladding solutions.

More Than Just a Tagline, Sto’s Mission, “Building with Conscience.”

More Than Just a Tagline, Sto’s Mission, “Building with Conscience.”

Committed to doing the right thing for our people, our communities and our world.

Sustainable Kiwi-Made Timber Minimises Environmental Impact

Sustainable Kiwi-Made Timber Minimises Environmental Impact

With Juken (JNL) timber products, designers can rest assured that every piece of wood was grown and manufactured in a safe and sustainable way by Kiwis, for Kiwis.

Investing in Collaboration, Efficiency and Wellbeing

Investing in Collaboration, Efficiency and Wellbeing

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to the new purpose-built workspace for Minter Ellison Rudd Watts in the iconic PwC Tower at Commercial Bay in Auckland.

Create a Luxe Salon Experience with Muros Panels

Create a Luxe Salon Experience with Muros Panels

Muros has been proud to assist the hairdressing industry creating spectacular interior designs using textured walls in salons.

Polished Concrete Floors Add Flair in Home Ideas Centre Revamp

Polished Concrete Floors Add Flair in Home Ideas Centre Revamp

The Urban Gloss Finish from Megafloor highlights the natural beauty of the original concrete while providing a more architectural look for the centre.

Green Roof Benefits Far Exceed Sustainability

Green Roof Benefits Far Exceed Sustainability

Building owners, architects and city planners are turning to sustainable construction for more than just a carbon footprint reduction. Here are seven reasons why a green roof should feature on new construction projects.

Free Toolkit for Assessing Practicality of Pellet Boiler DHW and Heating Systems

Free Toolkit for Assessing Practicality of Pellet Boiler DHW and Heating Systems

To make it easier to do initial calculations and estimations for pellet boiler central heating and domestic hot water systems in commercial buildings Apricus have just launched a free toolkit.

modulyss Announce 99 NEW Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

modulyss Announce 99 NEW Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

After having achieved the Gold level on 28 products, modulyss have now been awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver on a staggering 99 products.

Introducing the Yale Assure Keyless Lever Lock

Introducing the Yale Assure Keyless Lever Lock

Homeowners can enjoy key-free access with the Assure Keyless Lever from ASSA ABLOY. 

Reducing Power Consumption Through Smart Louvre Design

Reducing Power Consumption Through Smart Louvre Design

It’s nothing new to harness the power of the sun, good designers have been doing it forever. What has changed is how it's done. 

Clay Block Construction: The Ultimate Cradle to Cradle System

Clay Block Construction: The Ultimate Cradle to Cradle System

Porotherm clay blocks are not only 100% natural clay, breathable and sustainable but the waste can be crushed back into the garden.

Karndean Achieves Full Compliance in PVC Product Stewardship Programme

Karndean Achieves Full Compliance in PVC Product Stewardship Programme

Karndean Designflooring are delighted to announce their achievement of 100% compliance in the Vinyl Council Australia’s (VCA) Product Stewardship Programme.

Worlds that Meet: Introducing the Alter & Ego Tile Collections

Worlds that Meet: Introducing the Alter & Ego Tile Collections

Alter and Ego are two distinct tile concepts inspired by nature, which are able to be used independently or in perfect harmony.

Tagged for Better Things

Tagged for Better Things

Choose Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A certified Dimond Roofing products for GreenStar and HomeStar credits.

Outdoor Living with Simpson Strong-Tie

Outdoor Living with Simpson Strong-Tie

The new Outdoor Accents Avant range provides decorative black timber connectors and fasteners that enhance the beauty of outdoor living areas and provide extra design flexibility.

Spray Foam: A Sustainable Building Insulation Solution

Spray Foam: A Sustainable Building Insulation Solution

Looking for a truly sustainable insulation solution? Spray foam's lifetime guarantee and eco-friendly make-up makes it an ideal option. 

Metalcraft Solar: Fully Integrated Solar Systems

Metalcraft Solar: Fully Integrated Solar Systems

Metalcraft Solar enabled the owners of this Karaka home to cleverly incorporate flexible solar strips into the design of their long-run steel roof. 

COLORSTEEL’s Contribution to Sustainable Construction

COLORSTEEL’s Contribution to Sustainable Construction

With an ECNZ licence and verified EPD, COLORSTEEL can contribute to points under both the Homestar and Green Star rating tools.

Recycled and Bio-Sourced Flooring Nylon

Recycled and Bio-Sourced Flooring Nylon

Recycled, recyclable and bio-sourced yarns create sustainable flooring product choices. Advance Flooring describe the different yarn options in entry carpets and carpet tiles.

Easily Reuse and Upcycle Interior Spaces with ReStyl

Easily Reuse and Upcycle Interior Spaces with ReStyl

ReStyl by PSP is a textured architectural film designed to instantly refresh and upcycle almost any interior space without the costs of removing, demolishing and replacing architectural elements. 

Achieving Homestar Points in ‘Sustainable Materials’ with Pink Batts

Achieving Homestar Points in ‘Sustainable Materials’ with Pink Batts

All BRANZ-appraised Pink Batts insulation product have Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) and can be used to claim points under the Sustainable Material category for Homestar designs. 

High-Performance Flooring Solutions for Office Tower

High-Performance Flooring Solutions for Office Tower

Nexus from Advance Flooring Systems creates an elegant and high-end entrance solution for the PwC Tower in Commercial Bay.

Building for Climate Change with Recognised Sustainable Products

Building for Climate Change with Recognised Sustainable Products

Aqua Lung noticed an immediate site-wide electricity consumption reduction of 33% after the installation of Solatube Tubular Skylights.

Concelo Waste Bins Provide a Hygienic Contact-Less Solution

Concelo Waste Bins Provide a Hygienic Contact-Less Solution

Concelo by Hideaway Bins work with electronic push to open, meaning the user can open and close the bin with their hip without having to touch the unit.

Preserving Natural Slate One EcoStar Tile at a Time

Preserving Natural Slate One EcoStar Tile at a Time

Viking EcoStar tiles are an eco-alternative offering all of the aesthetic and performance benefits of its natural counterpart.

Thames Centennial's Hunt for Efficient Outdoor Pool Heating

Thames Centennial's Hunt for Efficient Outdoor Pool Heating

Thames Centennial Pool searched for the ideal heating system to extend their summer swimming season, ultimately choosing a Hot Water Heat Pump solution for higher efficiency, lower running costs, and a longer lifetime.

New SASH Developments Offer Social Housing with a Difference

New SASH Developments Offer Social Housing with a Difference

pro clima were involved in the new Auckland SASH units for Salvation Army, a project which focussed on creating warm, dry, comfortable homes. 

Fresh Colour and Decorating Trends for 2021 and Beyond, from Resene

Fresh Colour and Decorating Trends for 2021 and Beyond, from Resene

Get inspiration from the latest colour and decorating trends to bring out the best in designs.

Stylish, Smart, Simple: Can a Home Really Be All Three?

Stylish, Smart, Simple: Can a Home Really Be All Three?

PDL by Schneider Electric's new Iconic range allows designers to create smart homes without compromising on style.

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