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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

October 2019

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Solar-Rib Accentuates Roofline of Energy-Efficient Waiheke Home

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. 

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.

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.

Provista Framed Aluminium Balustrade for Stylish New Childcare Centre

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Family Holiday Home Plywood Perfection

Family Holiday Home Plywood Perfection

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

External Insulation Integral to Performance of 5 Green Star Office Building

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.

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

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.

Passive House in Canterbury Ensures Low-Energy Living

Passive House in Canterbury Ensures Low-Energy Living

Located in North Canterbury, Gibbon House demonstrates that Passive House performance is not beyond the reach of first home buyers.

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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