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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

August 2019

Sustainable Home Uses Dimond Photovoltaic Laminates for Energy Efficiency

Dimond Roofing’s tray metal roofing profiles, including Solar-Rib, can be installed with Photovoltaic Laminate (PVL) solar technology which then enables electric power generation.

Conscious Design in a Black Mountain Home with Resene Wood Stains

Conscious Design in a Black Mountain Home with Resene Wood Stains

Heavily influenced by trees — both from the perspective of planning regulations, streetscape and carefully planned views, this home seamlessly combines energy efficiency, colour and design.

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

The cost-effective and energy-efficient Energie thermodynamic hot water system provides the home with a reliable supply of hot water. 

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

In November 2018, Fire and Emergency NZ got in touch with Apricus to help find ways to reduce the environmental impact and running costs of their fire stations.

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

A commitment to energy efficiency in the construction industry is reflected in recent sponsorship and product initiatives by leading sector supplier, APL Window Solutions.

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Pink Batts glass wall insulation helped exceed R-values required by the NZBC. 

Durable Copper-Look Spouting for Manor House Restoration

Durable Copper-Look Spouting for Manor House Restoration

For the restoration of this 1930s family home, copper coloured spouting and downpipes were chosen as a durable and cost-effective alternative to the real thing. 

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Autex Industries is a proud member of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and is committed to better environmental building design.

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Minimal use of electric lighting has reduced the library's energy costs by as much as one-third,

Aluminium Entrance Matting: a GreenTag Choice

Aluminium Entrance Matting: a GreenTag Choice

Global GreenTag-certified entrance matting systems for the new generation of sustainable buildings in Wynyard Quarter.

1,300 Square Metres of Futuristic Storage Ideas

1,300 Square Metres of Futuristic Storage Ideas

The Blum stand at Interzum in May 2019 was big on inspiration with 1,300m² unveiling the latest innovations in household storage. 

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

MAXRaft insulated concrete floor slabs have an approximate R-value of 4.5 and work to effectively prevent heat loss through the home's foundation. 

Vantage Systems in New PwC Building

Vantage Systems in New PwC Building

The multi-award-winning PwC Centre in central Wellington used a range of commercial systems from APL Window Solutions, some of which were specially adapted for the project.

Pre-finished Ply Provides Warm Architectural Finish for Pauanui Home

Pre-finished Ply Provides Warm Architectural Finish for Pauanui Home

Plytech’s Ambience Poplar pre-finished wall lining was chosen for its warm colour, natural grain and ease of use. 

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Juralco's Louvrelite adjustable louvre screening system can be adapted to work with the sun to optimise a building's energy efficiency. 

Flawless Integration of the Induction Hob and Hood with Flow-In

Flawless Integration of the Induction Hob and Hood with Flow-In

The use of a flush-mounted cooktop with integrated downdraft system eliminated the need for a bulky rangehood, creating additional space for the kitchen. 

Vibrant Steel Roofing Features in Award-Winning School Design

Vibrant Steel Roofing Features in Award-Winning School Design

Steel & Tube is proud to be a supplier to the award-winning Freeman’s Bay School redesign by RTA Architects.

Curved Glass Stairwell Offers Safety and Style for Medical Centre

Curved Glass Stairwell Offers Safety and Style for Medical Centre

Glasshape's Bent Tempered Glass was incorporated into the railing design with the help of CAD modelling — ensuring a safe yet eye-catching stairwell solution. 

Residential School Gets Smarter, Safer Locks

Residential School Gets Smarter, Safer Locks

After decades of managing door security manually, a residential school moves to a centralised electronic lock system for greater flexibility and safety.

Modular Wall Panels Feature in Winning Backyard Dwelling Design

Modular Wall Panels Feature in Winning Backyard Dwelling Design

The frameless Metra Construction Panel system was specified for the walls, floors and roof of this compact home design by First Light Studio — one of six winning designs of PrefabNZ’s 2018 SNUG design competition.

Elegant Lighting Design Balances Subtlety and Drama

Elegant Lighting Design Balances Subtlety and Drama

The lighting specification by Inlite features subtle fixtures that cast a warm light — and at times a dramatic glow — on the beautiful timber and concrete surfaces of this Orakei Basin home.

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

This Waiheke home features a range of energy-efficient solutions including a dedicated airtightness layer which reduces energy loss through the thermal envelope.

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