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How Autex Acoustics Became Carbon Neutral

Autex Acoustics' ethical, social and environmental priority is to be carbon neutral in everything they do — and this is how they achieved it.

How to Simplify the Quest for Carbon Friendly Carpet

Finding manufacturers who meet stringent requirements to ensure all the Green Building Points you need can be an easy task if you know where to look.

October 2022 feature

Low Carbon Design

Products and systems designed to reduce carbon throughout the lifetime of a building.

Seven Ways Tile Contributes to Low Carbon Emissions and Sustainable Design

Versatile, durable, low-maintenance, safe and healthy, ceramic tile is an ideal modern flooring choice — especially because it is so environmentally-friendly.

Glulam: A Premium Building Product That Ensures Low Carbon Design

Glulam: A Premium Building Product That Ensures Low Carbon Design

Techlam's engineered timber products are being used in low-carbon structures across New Zealand and further afield.

Sustainability: Take Action Now Before it’s Not an Option

Sustainability: Take Action Now Before it’s Not an Option

How small businesses can take steps to become more environmentally sustainable.

Solar Thermodynamic Hot Water System Minimises Reliance on Electrical Grid

Solar Thermodynamic Hot Water System Minimises Reliance on Electrical Grid

Energy-efficient hot water technology was chosen to supply hot water for these government buildings while minimising carbon emissions. 

Prime Panels Introduces New Range of Decorative Wall Panels

Eight stunning designs offer creative and stylish options for any room or interior space.

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Creating the Perfect Alfresco Entertaining

Staron is an easy to clean surface for these highly exposed outdoor applications and is impervious to the issues associated with high moisture.

Minimising Condensation Risk for a Home Surrounded by Nature

Use of DriSpace products helped ensure an energy-efficient, well-ventilated home, reducing the chances of condensation. 

New Slimmer Profile for Stria Cladding Range

A new profile has been added to the Stria Cladding range.

Strong Showing by APL Manufacturers in 2022 Window Awards

Manufacturers from the APL Window Solutions network won all three residential categories in the 2022 window industry Design Flair Awards run by WGANZ (Window & Glass Association of New Zealand). In addition to the residential clean sweep, APL window suppliers won the Commercial over $101,000 award and the Sustainability award.

How to Avoid Weeping Walls on Your Next Project

Preventing groundwater finding its way into your basement structure starts at the planning and designing stages of the project. Here is what you need to know to avoid this hard to fix problem.

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27 September 2022

Dulux Colour Forecast 2023

The team at Dulux loves to research, explore, and embrace new colour directions. They are excited to share the Dulux Colour Forecast 2023 with colour inspiration to help you transform spaces into sanctuaries.

Dekton by Cosentino Unveils Two Beautiful New Collections

Kraftizen, a celebration of craftsmanship, and Onirika, inspired by marbled patterns and immersive living, showcase the versatility of Dekton.

BIM Benchmark Survey

The latest research results in an ongoing study on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry since 2014

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BIM Acceleration Committee
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Durable Marley Products Specified for High-Traffic Convention Centre

The Marley plumbing products were the ideal choice for the Wellington Convention Centre, with inspection fittings ensuring easy maintenance for the venue. 

Achieving a 45-Minute Encapsulation Rating for Structural Mass Timber Members

Achieving a 45-Minute Encapsulation Rating for Structural Mass Timber Members

Tech Coating’s tested and endorsed passive fire solution using FBL-100 thin-film intumescent offers the earliest possible protection for mass timber members on the market.

Luxury Cabin Renovation Made Possible with Saniflo

Luxury Cabin Renovation Made Possible with Saniflo

Having used Saniflo before, the client knew they'd have the perfect solution for the elevated bathroom drainage these luxury cabins required.

Drainage Systems Made from 100% Recycled Plastic

Drainage Systems Made from 100% Recycled Plastic

By recycling single-use plastic to manufacture drainage systems with solar energy, Allproof are able to greatly reduce the carbon footprint of products while repurposing waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Aliaxis NZ, Waste Management NZ Ltd and The Plastics Innovation Fund Invest $12.5m in Plastic Recycling Capability

Aliaxis NZ, Waste Management NZ Ltd and The Plastics Innovation Fund Invest $12.5m in Plastic Recycling Capability

Aliaxis New Zealand and Waste Management New Zealand are proud to announce a significant $12.5m investment in their mission to dramatically reduce plastic construction and demolition waste in New Zealand.

Introducing the New Generation of Yale 4109 Digital Door Lock

Introducing the New Generation of Yale 4109 Digital Door Lock

The 4109A digital door locks combine high security with cutting-edge technology, offering the convenience of Yale Access App connectivity and capability.

Viking Balustrade Post Mount Option Now Available for Extra High Wind Zones

Viking Balustrade Post Mount Option Now Available for Extra High Wind Zones

The Viking balustrade is a versatile aluminium and glass balustrade system. Strong and elegant, certain configurations of the balustrade can now be used in extra high wind zones.

Meeting H1 Requirements with Skylights

Meeting H1 Requirements with Skylights

It's business as usual when using VELUX skylights to meet new H1 requirements and reduce dependence on the electrical grid. 

Benefits of New Superhome Build Beat Old World Villa Charm

Benefits of New Superhome Build Beat Old World Villa Charm

Mahurangi West couple opts to build their new home to the Superhome standard, with innovative systems and materials used to create a sustainable, comfortable and healthy family home.

 Vantage Windows and Doors Dissolve Threshold to West Coast Environment

Vantage Windows and Doors Dissolve Threshold to West Coast Environment

Going from living in a small apartment in Singapore to a 400m² home on a lifestyle block in Raglan is extreme. But, for one couple and their daughters, that’s exactly what they did.

Provista Balustrade Systems Offer Low Maintenance Solutions for Williams Corporation

Provista Balustrade Systems Offer Low Maintenance Solutions for Williams Corporation

Provista's durable and versatile range of balustrades ensure long-lasting solutions for Williams Corporation's residential developments nationwide.

Conqueror NZ's PIR Insulated Modi Clad Exceeds H1 Requirements for Skillion Roof Design

Conqueror NZ's PIR Insulated Modi Clad Exceeds H1 Requirements for Skillion Roof Design

Modi Clad is an ideal solution for skillion roof design allowing for higher R-Values without the need for large cavities.

Stratlock Rail System by Fastmount Recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence

Stratlock Rail System by Fastmount Recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence

The Stratlock Rail System by Fastmount received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

New Acrylic Cabinet Laminex Finishes

New Acrylic Cabinet Laminex Finishes

A premium range of super smooth decorative panels for bathroom vanities, cabinets and mirrors.

Heat Welded Membrane Roof Offers Trusted Durability for Coastal Home

Heat Welded Membrane Roof Offers Trusted Durability for Coastal Home

The Ardex Weldtec Roofing System provided the UV stability and thermal performance needed for this new home in Omaha.

New Chemical Anchor with C1/C2 Seismic Rating

New Chemical Anchor with C1/C2 Seismic Rating

Simpson Strong-Tie is excited to bring a new chemical anchor with ETA (European Technical Assessment) approved, C1/C2 seismic rating to the market.

Supporting the Finest Designs for Over a Decade

Supporting the Finest Designs for Over a Decade

When you work with Moddex you can rely on them to take the complexity out of compliance and be a strong partner, by your side when you need them.

Introducing the New Evora Frameless Shower

Introducing the New Evora Frameless Shower

The latest addition to the Englefield showering range.

Terrazzo Design for Exterior Use

Terrazzo Design for Exterior Use

A new terrazzo-effect porcelain design joins the collection of 2cm porcelain pavers at The Tile Depot.

A Total Flooring Solution for a Global School Brand

A Total Flooring Solution for a Global School Brand

"It was our first complete school fitout," says the architect, "from entry tiles flowing through to carpet tiles, all the vinyl for the bathrooms, and then a multipurpose gym fitted with Taraflex."

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