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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

May 2022

Metro Series ThermalHEART Enhances Comfort and Style of Central Otago Home

From afar, this trio of silhouettes huddled together beside a pond could be mistaken for agricultural buildings. On arrival, you learn that although they’re structurally similar to the humble forms of the local rural tradition, these buildings have been designed not for farming but for living.

Spectrum Balustrades Contribute to Contemporary and Fresh Developments

Spectrum Balustrades Contribute to Contemporary and Fresh Developments

Spectrum has provided durable balustrades and other elements for these smart medium density developments by NZ Living.

Escea DF990 Gas Fireplace Features in Odyssea by Oswald Homes

Escea DF990 Gas Fireplace Features in Odyssea by Oswald Homes

The cosy living room comes complete with a large Escea Gas Fireplace to provide a cosy ambience and warmth during the cooler months.

Dimond Roofing’s LT7 Featured in Home of the Year 2022

Dimond Roofing’s LT7 Featured in Home of the Year 2022

The 9-5 workweek is officially outdated as more and more Kiwis embrace a lifestyle that encourages working remotely. Cue the Multi-Unit Home of the Year 2022 featuring Dimond’s LT7 trapezoidal profile.

Make Doorways Accessible with Cavity Sliders

Make Doorways Accessible with Cavity Sliders

Incorporate universal design elements when planning internal doors to ensure accessibility for everyone.

Declare Listed Flooring for a Flagship Residential Development

Declare Listed Flooring for a Flagship Residential Development

Chosen for its performance and environmental credentials, Strandfloor is an integral part of an all-timber luxury lakeside apartment complex.

Local Manufacturing and Teamwork Deliver a 5 Star Landmark

Local Manufacturing and Teamwork Deliver a 5 Star Landmark

The architectural team specified the Allproof tile over shower tray system for all 235 rooms of the extension to the Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

ComFlor: Simple and Collaborative Design for Summerset Retirement Village

ComFlor: Simple and Collaborative Design for Summerset Retirement Village

ComFlor composite flooring is ideal for accommodation and communal facilities and was recently chosen by Summerset Design and Construction teams for its Regional Main building design at Te Awa Napier.

More Builders Opting to Use Futurewood Instead of Timber Decking

More Builders Opting to Use Futurewood Instead of Timber Decking

Futurewood boasts style and versatility for this Auckland project, while adding value to the property.

Logicwall System Helps Keep 25-Apartment Development on Track

Logicwall System Helps Keep 25-Apartment Development on Track

The slim intertenancy wall offered the durability and low maintenance needed with dependable lead times to keep the construction programme on schedule.

New Complex Reflects Faith in Queenstown’s Future

New Complex Reflects Faith in Queenstown’s Future

Altherm commercial window systems were used on a new Queenstown complex which has nudged the town’s retail centre-of-gravity a little closer to the Skyline gondola and the CBD’s steep, forested, Ben Lomond backdrop.

Annika Rowson Creates Curves with Corian

Annika Rowson Creates Curves with Corian

Top kitchen designer Annika Rowson talks about her love of using Corian for flutes and curves in her designs.

New Possibilities for Plumbing Design with Sanifos

New Possibilities for Plumbing Design with Sanifos

Designed to resolve sewerage access issues on tricky sites, the Sanifos inground pump chamber pumps waste discreetly back to the main sewer line.

Vertical Fin Balustrades Ensure Safety and Style at Torbay School

Vertical Fin Balustrades Ensure Safety and Style at Torbay School

UNEX’s heavy-duty ‘Finline’ postless balustrades were specified for balconies and stairways at Torbay School’s new modern teaching block.

Stylishly Integrated Elevators Provide Seamless Three-Level Living for Takapuna Townhouses

Stylishly Integrated Elevators Provide Seamless Three-Level Living for Takapuna Townhouses

When Gaze Commercial needed seven elevators for their upmarket 'Terrace' townhouses, Powerglide’s locally manufactured E-Series Elevator provided the high-quality, customised access solution they were looking for.

Durable, Vandal-Resistant, Water-Saving Bathroom Products for Award-Winning Public Bathroom

Durable, Vandal-Resistant, Water-Saving Bathroom Products for Award-Winning Public Bathroom

MacDonald Industries worked with DCA Architects Rotorua to supply bathroom products for the Tokoroa Public Toilets.

Brick Façade Creates Stunning First Impression for Red House

Brick Façade Creates Stunning First Impression for Red House

The horizontal bands created with the Chiffon and Silver Bricks from Austral Bricks provide an eye-catching contrast with the vertical aluminium cladding.

Building the Forever Roof

Building the Forever Roof

A look at how an experienced roofer incorporates pro clima DASATOP externally applied airtightness membrane into the roof build-up of renovation projects. 

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