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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

July 2019

Matt Laminate Ply Creates Striking Contrast in Mount Maunganui Home

Cabinetry in Plytech Polaris HPL white creates contrast to cedar ceilings and oak floors of the home, while a bespoke dining table in Polaris HPL black adds texture with its beautiful edge detail.

ARDEX Provides System Solution For High Geothermal Activity in Rotorua

ARDEX Provides System Solution For High Geothermal Activity in Rotorua

An effective waterproofing solution for moisture affected substrates in a geothermal location.

Moso Bamboo Provides Sustainable and Hypoallergenic Flooring

Moso Bamboo Provides Sustainable and Hypoallergenic Flooring

Moso bamboo is hard-wearing, low maintenance and perfect for hypoallergenic indoor spaces.

ModWood: An Innovative Planet-Conscious Decking Solution

ModWood: An Innovative Planet-Conscious Decking Solution

With all the talk about reducing landfill waste, ModWood made from recycled plastic milk bottles and sawmill wood residue presents a strong case for a planet-conscious decking solution. 

Sustainable NZ Radiata Pine Decking Enhances Lifestyle Village

Sustainable NZ Radiata Pine Decking Enhances Lifestyle Village

The sustainable Key Deck met all the requirements for an attractive, barefoot-friendly, high-performing outdoor area for residents of the 60-villa complex at Whitianga Waterways. 

Multiply Fins Form Striking Stairwell Feature

Multiply Fins Form Striking Stairwell Feature

Imaginative and highly skilled use of Plymasters’ Euro Birch Multiply has made the stairwell an eye-catching feature of this new community hub in Tauranga. 

Crimp Curved Roof Adds Detail to Family Home

Crimp Curved Roof Adds Detail to Family Home

The Hi Five roof in Permanent Green ColorCote ZinaCore has been crimp curved to follow the roofline and features a trapezoidal profile for a more modern feel.

Versatile Plywood Perfect for Kitchen Manufacturing

Versatile Plywood Perfect for Kitchen Manufacturing

PlyPlay in Double Trouble and Blonde Ambition was chosen to create bespoke cabinetry with an attractive natural grain finish.

Dulux Colour Awards: 
Inspired Use of Colour in Winning Projects


Dulux Colour Awards: 
Inspired Use of Colour in Winning Projects


The winner of the inaugural NZ Grand Prix category was the Wains Hotel, Dunedin by Yellow6 which features subtle use of colour blocking for the historic Victorian-era hotel. 

Luminous Curved Render Entrance Welcomes Visitors to Toi Art Gallery

Luminous Curved Render Entrance Welcomes Visitors to Toi Art Gallery

Hand-applied by a single applicator, the StoLook Marmorino render system provides an eye-catching and tactile finish for the entrance of Te Papa’s Toi Art gallery.

Create Beautiful Designs with Grooved Interior Panels

Create Beautiful Designs with Grooved Interior Panels

Plankwall Grooved Wall and Ceiling Panels provide architects and builders with an efficient and robust option for creating eye-catching walls and ceilings. 

Ikon Products Selected for Minimalist Italian Kitchen Design

Ikon Products Selected for Minimalist Italian Kitchen Design

The Ikon Sink Station maximises bench space in the kitchen, while an Ikon Power Pack Rangehood ensures powerful extraction and a streamlined aesthetic. 

New Self-Adhesive Vapour Permeable Membrane for Commercial Rainscreens

New Self-Adhesive Vapour Permeable Membrane for Commercial Rainscreens

In a recent theatre refurbishment, Proctor Wraptite SA vapour permeable membrane prevented moisture ingress and provided a second layer of protection behind the rainscreen. 

High Performance Insulation for Porsche Showroom

High Performance Insulation for Porsche Showroom

Kingspan Insulation’s lightweight Kooltherm K10 FM G2 Soffit Board provides a long-lasting soffit solution, while Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard gives walls a sleek, finished look.

Vantage Products Feature in Sustainable Preschool Centres

Vantage Products Feature in Sustainable Preschool Centres

Vantage windows and doors in large sizes and expanses feature in two recent preschool centres where they contribute to light and airy designs.

Steel Framing System Provides Structure for Perth Tiny Home

Steel Framing System Provides Structure for Perth Tiny Home

This tiny home shows off the versatility of Studco products.

Sturdy Partitions Provide Long-Lasting Solution for Tauranga Airport

Sturdy Partitions Provide Long-Lasting Solution for Tauranga Airport

Resco recently provided hard-wearing compact laminate partitions for the Tauranga airport extension. 

Curved Glass Facade Welcomes Customers to Koda Salon

Curved Glass Facade Welcomes Customers to Koda Salon

Provided by Glasshape, the TemperShield Curved glass facade maximises light and space for the popular Bondi hair salon. 

Smart Locks Prove Ideal for Museum Heritage Doors

Smart Locks Prove Ideal for Museum Heritage Doors

Auckland War Memorial Museum has finally retired their mechanical door lock system for the flexible and affordable smart lock system designed by ASSA ABLOY.

The Use of Carpet in Tertiary Entrance Design

The Use of Carpet in Tertiary Entrance Design

For tertiary buildings, continuous entry carpet offers a high-performing and cost-effective solution for water absorption from the soles of shoes.

Space-saving High Speed Doors Provide Security for Apartment Tower

Space-saving High Speed Doors Provide Security for Apartment Tower

The EFAFLEX SST High Speed Door features an oval spiral tracking system to reduce head clearance while offering speed, safety and durability for users of the Swanston Square apartment tower.

Eye-catching Ceiling Panels Improve Acoustics for Les Mills Hamilton

Eye-catching Ceiling Panels Improve Acoustics for Les Mills Hamilton

The black Ecoplus Acoustic Cloud Panels reduce reverberation for the gym’s newest studio while providing a striking feature for the ceiling. 

Foam Insulation Keeps Sheep Shelter Condensation-Free

Foam Insulation Keeps Sheep Shelter Condensation-Free

It was the search for a solution to a 30-year problem, that led a fourth-generation high-country farmer to discover NZ Foam.

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