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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

June 2021

Futurewood Provides a Cost-Effective Decking Alternative for Papamoa Home

The Futurewood Decking provided a low maintenance, easy clean option for the homeowners with the durability needed to withstand the home's coastal environment. 

Recreating the Look of Amsterdam for BMW

Recreating the Look of Amsterdam for BMW

Muros Burnt Red Loft Brick wall panels set the scene in this Amsterdam-inspired installation for BMW. 

Durable and Vibrant Colorsteel for a Stand-out Home

Durable and Vibrant Colorsteel for a Stand-out Home

W2 Architects draw inspiration from the bright striking colours of the kōwhai flower for a house in the hills of Canterbury.

Versatile Carpet Tiles for St Thomas School

Versatile Carpet Tiles for St Thomas School

When designing a new classroom and link block at St Thomas’ School in Auckland’s Kohimarama, carpet tiles from Advance helped express the architects’ colour story.

Bracing Cavity Slider Used for Bracing Wall in Renovation

Bracing Cavity Slider Used for Bracing Wall in Renovation

The use of cavity sliders gives this newly renovated home an open plan layout and creates more space.

Customised Elevator Brings Creative Flair to Historic Building Renovation

Customised Elevator Brings Creative Flair to Historic Building Renovation

The owners of Dunedin’s Greggs Building wanted an elevator as unique as the lovingly restored historic building. A customisable Powerglide E Series Elevator provided the blank canvas they were after.

Dimond Structural’s New Hibond 80 Flooring Proves Cost-Effective for The Rise

Dimond Structural’s New Hibond 80 Flooring Proves Cost-Effective for The Rise

Hibond 80 zinc-coated steel flooring was the preferred flooring for The Rise, a multi-level development in Auckland’s forested hill suburb of Titirangi.

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Used on Unique City Structure

Litecrete Lightweight Precast Used on Unique City Structure

59 France Street is a striking building with a timeless blend of late 1940’s warehouse and contemporary architecture, constructed in durable and honest materials.

Trespa Meteon Cladding Specified for NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar Certified School

Trespa Meteon Cladding Specified for NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar Certified School

Stonefields is a NZGBC 5 Star Greenstar certified school which has not disappointed with the selection of Trespa Meteon Cladding which is available with PEFC or FSC certification.

An Elegant Altherm Home Based on the Most Agrarian of References

An Elegant Altherm Home Based on the Most Agrarian of References

The home, inspired by a shearing shed, features custom windows from Altherm's Residential Series ThermalHEART.

Office Space Transformed into Doctor’s Clinic with Help from Saniflo

Office Space Transformed into Doctor’s Clinic with Help from Saniflo

By specifying Sanifast SWH190 Grey Water Pumps, the design team could incorporate basins throughout the space without needing to install additional waste pipes.

MacDonald Industries Supplies Custom Waste and Recycling Chute System for AUT UniLodge Te Āhuru

MacDonald Industries Supplies Custom Waste and Recycling Chute System for AUT UniLodge Te Āhuru

MacDonald Industries chute systems allows waste and recycling to be efficiently and hygienically separated and collected in a single location in multi-storey buildings.

New UC Hall of Residence Features Vantage Total Facade Solution

New UC Hall of Residence Features Vantage Total Facade Solution

The largest student accommodation facility at the University of Canterbury (UC) has recently been completed using an extensive facade based on the 125mm Flushglaze system from APL Window Solutions.

Kingspan's Dri-Design Rainscreen Facade on Waikato Innovation Park

Kingspan's Dri-Design Rainscreen Facade on Waikato Innovation Park

Waikato Innovation Park’s new Hub Building features Kingspan’s Dri-Design aluminium rainscreen facade cassettes to stunning effect.

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Anchor Tie-down Systems Enhance MDH Design and Construction

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Anchor Tie-down Systems Enhance MDH Design and Construction

Over the past few years, Simpson Strong-Tie has led the introduction of specific heavier duty connectors and ATS components required for timber mid-rise and MDH developments to the NZ market. 

Austratus Ceiling + Wall Timber Batten System Proudly Specified in Cuba Street Farmers Heritage Building

Austratus Ceiling + Wall Timber Batten System Proudly Specified in Cuba Street Farmers Heritage Building

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied the Austratus Ceiling + Wall Timber Batten system to the Greater Wellington Regional Council at 100 Cuba Street, Wellington.

SiTech+ Acoustic Drainage System Ensures Peaceful Multi-Storey Work Environment

SiTech+ Acoustic Drainage System Ensures Peaceful Multi-Storey Work Environment

The SiTech+ system was installed for Unilever’s cutting-edge head office in Indonesia, providing a lightweight solution that minimises noise without the need for additional acoustic insulation.

Solatube Systems Deliver Natural Daylight to Internal Hotel Rooms

Solatube Systems Deliver Natural Daylight to Internal Hotel Rooms

Solatube SolaMaster Daylighting Units deliver natural daylight through false windows for internal rooms of this 76-room boutique hotel.

Pacific Door Systems Moves to a One Key Solution

Pacific Door Systems Moves to a One Key Solution

Meeting the challenge of building access control, eCLIQ gives Pacific Door Systems transparency, security, and ease of use.

Dimondek 400 Covers Hyundai Marine Sports Centre in Auckland

Dimondek 400 Covers Hyundai Marine Sports Centre in Auckland

Extra-long sheets, a double coating of ColorCote AlumiGard X and a concealed nylon clip fixing system ensure this roof will perform admirably for decades.

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