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Design Weathertight Continuous Building Envelopes with Multi-fit Penetration Seals

OneSeal Multi-fit Pipe and Cable Penetration Seals are pre-punched for hassle-free installation, ensuring simple, airtight and watertight sealing for pipes and cables of different sizes.

GIB Weatherline Gets Thumbs-Up from Down South

Winstone Wallboards’ recently launched GIB Weatherline Rigid Air Barrier has just been installed on its first South Island home — and it has received rave reviews.

September 2019 feature

Pre-Cladding Solutions

The products we rely on to protect the building enclosure from the elements, both during and after the build.

Pre-applied Building Underlay Protects CLT Panels from Moisture

EXTASANA ADHERO self adhesive underlay keeps Housing NZ projects nice and dry from the start.

Simplifying Fire and Acoustic Systems in Residential Construction

Simplifying Fire and Acoustic Systems in Residential Construction

Growth in high density living brings added complexity in design and construction, especially when navigating the NZBC’s fire code requirements.

UNI Flexible Air Barrier Used in Striking New Whatawhata Build

UNI Flexible Air Barrier Used in Striking New Whatawhata Build

UNI offers temporary weather protection for up to 90 days — a feature which prevented weather delays and enabled builders to start on interior works before exterior cladding was installed.

New Rigid Air Barrier Offers Increased Bracing Performance

New Rigid Air Barrier Offers Increased Bracing Performance

CodeMark certified for the New Zealand market, the new IBS RigidRAP temporary weather protection panel creates a stronger, healthier and warmer home. 

Achieve a Sophisticated, Seamless Finish with Vynco’s Illusion Grille

Vynco’s new Illusion grille offers an innovative solution to the common problem of plaster cracking around permanently installed ventilation grilles.

Introducing Monroe by BagnoDesign

An edgy urban collection, the new Monroe range by BagnoDesign brings luxury boutique-inspired styling to the modern bathroom.

Lightweight Concrete Facade System Brings Smooth Finish to Stunning Home

The Integra lightweight concrete facade system was installed for this stunning Christchurch home by O'Neil Architecture.

Tiny Home, Enormous Possibilities

A 22m² apartment with a range of clever storage solutions from Blum shows how modern life is still possible in small spaces. 

Introducing Fenix NTM 12mm Solid Panels

Solid Panels of Fenix NTM 12mm Double Sided Colour Core are now available in New Zealand.

Dark Plywood Creates Ski Pad Ambience

Everything about this spacious Queenstown apartment speaks of comfort and style, from the chef’s kitchen to the private spa with views over the lake and mountains.

St Albans Cottage Restoration Features Clever Rainwater Collection

With this classic St Alban's villa already sporting Marley Classic spouting and RP80 downpipes, the homeowners turned to Marley for an extra addition — a Marley Twist compact rainwater diverter.

New, Expanded APL Specifier Guide Released

A new, 132-page Specifier Guide from APL Window Solutions is now available and can be ordered online.

Corrugate Roofing Tops Boatshed-Inspired Home

This Russell home was designed to sit comfortably alongside surrounding character cottages, with a combination of weatherboard, ply and batten cladding, and corrugate roofing from Dimond Roofing. 

Lightweight Composite Concrete Stairs Reduce Weight for Quad 7

Lightweight Composite Concrete Stairs Reduce Weight for Quad 7

The Flexus Stair system was used for four external fire escape stair towers at Quad 7, effectively reducing weight while providing safe egress for building users.

Hettich Creates Inspiration at Interzum

Hettich Creates Inspiration at Interzum

At this year's interzum, Hettich presented exciting product solutions covering all aspects of what furniture buyers want: to maximise style, comfort and storage.

High-Performance Warm Roof System Specified for Combined High School Campus

High-Performance Warm Roof System Specified for Combined High School Campus

In addition to low maintenance, thermal performance and weathertightness, the Rooflogic Ultratherm MSR system enabled early close-in — a key advantage for the tight construction timetable of Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls Colleges.

Low Profile Door Closer Ideal for Compact Spaces

Low Profile Door Closer Ideal for Compact Spaces

dormakaba's TS 97 Cam Action Door Closer is a very compact and low profile door closer suitable for use on internal aluminum partition system doors and frames.

A Tested Systems Approach to Pre-Cladding

A Tested Systems Approach to Pre-Cladding

Pacbld Rigid Wall underlay has been extensively tested as part of a system in order to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and meets NZBC requirements. 

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

A new, contemporary frame for windows and doors is being offered by APL brands, Altherm, First and Vantage.

Futurewood Exceeds Expectations in Deck Renovation

Futurewood Exceeds Expectations in Deck Renovation

Both builder and client were pleased with the look, speed of installation and durability of the Futurewood decking which comes with a 15-year 100% replacement warranty. 

Lightweight Roofing for Improved Earthquake Safety

Lightweight Roofing for Improved Earthquake Safety

A recent BRANZ article suggests that lightweight roofing is ideal for providing quality bracing — a feature which can prevent damage to homes during seismic events. 

Lightweight Brick-Style Panels Add Character to City Apartments

Lightweight Brick-Style Panels Add Character to City Apartments

Muros Loft Bricks add depth and character in two loft-style apartment designs. 

A Common EV Charger Misconception Explained

A Common EV Charger Misconception Explained

Is it true that the more powerful the electric vehicle charging station is, the faster it will charge an electric vehicle?

New Shock Absorbing Carpet Backing for Improved Comfort Underfoot

New Shock Absorbing Carpet Backing for Improved Comfort Underfoot

Comprising recycled polyester felt, modulyss comfortBack is a new shock absorbing carpet backing which reduces muscle fatigue while also fending off wear. 

Robust Modular Ceiling Panels Increase Building Efficiency

Robust Modular Ceiling Panels Increase Building Efficiency

At 25mm thick and supplied in extra-large sheets, MetraCeilings are not only fast to install, but also offer the benefit of a rated work platform.

Provista Tudor Balustrade for New Housing NZ Development

Provista Tudor Balustrade for New Housing NZ Development

Provista has installed aluminium vertical baluster-style balustrades to the decks of 16 new Housing NZ apartments in a three-block development in New Windsor, Auckland.

Lime Wash Finish Showcased in Scandinavian-Inspired Home

Lime Wash Finish Showcased in Scandinavian-Inspired Home

When refurbishing the second lounge of her home, Interior Stylist Michelle Halford chose a textural lime wash finish to create a contemporary Scandinavian look.

Colour Trends Forecast with Resene

Colour Trends Forecast with Resene

Designers can look to the latest colour trends for fresh ideas to inspire their own colour choices.

Fruitful Flooring Solutions for Zespri Global HQ

Fruitful Flooring Solutions for Zespri Global HQ

Zespri’s new head office in Mount Maunganui reflects the company’s status as the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit.

Sustainable Pre-finished Ply Used to Create Innovative Children’s Furniture

Sustainable Pre-finished Ply Used to Create Innovative Children’s Furniture

Starex uses Plytech’s Eurolite HPL, Futura HPL and Spectrum Eco ply to create sustainable, durable and aesthetically beautiful play spaces for early childhood centres.

BiForm's Solid Composite Decking Excels in Fire Safety

BiForm's Solid Composite Decking Excels in Fire Safety

The only BRANZ Appraised decking on the market has now been fire-tested, considerably exceeding the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

New Matt Options for 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

New Matt Options for 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

The Matte Series is an array of highly stylish architectural finishes with fingerprint-resistant and realistic textures that mimic natural materials. 

by 3M
Structural Aluminium Cavity Batten Reduces Barriers to Consent

Structural Aluminium Cavity Batten Reduces Barriers to Consent

Alibat by Nu-Wall is a structural aluminium cavity batten suitable for use as part of a non-combustible exterior cladding system on buildings greater than 10m in height.

High-Performance Porotherm Clay Blocks Eliminate Need for Pre-Cladding

High-Performance Porotherm Clay Blocks Eliminate Need for Pre-Cladding

Porotherm clay blocks act as the building structure, building wrap and interior wall lining, with the added benefit of a 150-year durability guarantee.

CavKit or SlideSet? Comparing EZ Concept Flush Cavity Slider Solutions

CavKit or SlideSet? Comparing EZ Concept Flush Cavity Slider Solutions

EZ Concept offers two solutions for achieving flush cavity sliders to perfectly complement this trimless look across all internal doors.

Woven Cladding Design Creates Unique Exterior

Woven Cladding Design Creates Unique Exterior

This cladding design met the brief of "anything but boring" with punched aluminium cladding strips creating an eye-catching woven effect. 

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