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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

November 2021

Retractable Roof Ensures Year-Round Outdoor Living for Wanaka Home

Located at the base of the rugged Criffel Mountain Range, the Mt Barker Residence has been designed to capture sweeping views of the Wanaka basin from every room.

Seamless Fin Balustrade Offers a Classic Look with Contemporary Style

Seamless Fin Balustrade Offers a Classic Look with Contemporary Style

Spectrum’s Seamless Fin balustrade system delivers a combination of classic and contemporary lines together with fast and cost-effective installation.

The Importance of Light in the Home Office

The Importance of Light in the Home Office

With many New Zealanders now in work from home mode, the importance of the correct lighting has become a hot topic. Clever use of daylighting solutions is providing the remedy.

Ultra-Gloss Cabinetry Brings Fresh New Look to Bach Kitchen

Ultra-Gloss Cabinetry Brings Fresh New Look to Bach Kitchen

The high-gloss finish of StyleLite panels adds an airy feel to the kitchen of this classic Kiwi bach in Whangamata.

Won-Door Resolves Key Passive Fire Challenge for Commercial Bay and PWC Tower

Won-Door Resolves Key Passive Fire Challenge for Commercial Bay and PWC Tower

Holmes Fire discuss how Won-Door addressed complex fire engineering performance requirements while retaining the design vision for an open and unobstructed connection between both towers.

New Toilet Block for the Central Energy Trust Arena

New Toilet Block for the Central Energy Trust Arena

MacDonald Industries were appointed suppliers of fixtures and fittings to this exciting, multi-use sports and events facility in Palmerston North.

Honeymoon Bay House Blends into the Landscape

Honeymoon Bay House Blends into the Landscape

Wrapped in COLORSTEEL, this holiday house in Abel Tasman National Park respectfully melds into the surrounding native bush while maintaining the authentic character of a classic New Zealand bach.

Vantage Windows and Sliding Doors Maximise Views and Outdoor Living for this Clifftop Retreat

Vantage Windows and Sliding Doors Maximise Views and Outdoor Living for this Clifftop Retreat

This opulent family home was also designed to be luxury accommodation for guests to completely relax.

Juken's Quarter Sawn Clears Make High-Quality, Custom-Made, Solid Wood Doors and Joinery

Juken's Quarter Sawn Clears Make High-Quality, Custom-Made, Solid Wood Doors and Joinery

Juken New Zealand produces high-quality Quarter Sawn Clears for the international and domestic markets.

Masons VHP Maxi Roofing Underlay Put to the Test in All Weathers

Masons VHP Maxi Roofing Underlay Put to the Test in All Weathers

The robust underlay was put to the test during the recent re-roof of an Auckland home. 

Ventilation Louvres at Student Hall Engineered to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds

Ventilation Louvres at Student Hall Engineered to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds

With a towering position and subjected to very high wind pressures, Waipārūrū Hall Student Accommodation ventilation louvres required an engineered solution that blended high performance with outstanding aesthetics.

Family Home Features Innovative Roof Tiles with Classic Style

Family Home Features Innovative Roof Tiles with Classic Style

With a cutting-edge concealed fastening system, the Metrotile CF Shake Tiles met the client’s brief for a timeless style, while providing exceptional weathertightness and durability.

A Striking S&T Roof for Percy Café at The Landing

A Striking S&T Roof for Percy Café at The Landing

Steel & Tube's Hi-Rib and ST900 profiles were used to create the organic shapes of the roof for this landmark building for 'New Zealand's premier business park.

Vantage Structural Glaze Façade at New Puhinui Station

Vantage Structural Glaze Façade at New Puhinui Station

Auckland’s new, $69 million rail-bus interchange, Puhinui Station, has an eye-catching sculptural design prompted by a belief that transport projects should not be the poor cousins in civic architecture.

Safe, Slip-Resistant Entrance Mat Specified for APL Hautapu

Safe, Slip-Resistant Entrance Mat Specified for APL Hautapu

Large-scale manufacturing facility given a seamless entry with CoralTread.

Utilising '5th Wall' Allows Home to Blend into Natural Surroundings

Utilising '5th Wall' Allows Home to Blend into Natural Surroundings

The roof garden creates a feeling of returning to the land, whilst having a low visual impact on the local environment and skyline.

ZX Panel Features on Brand New Golden Homes Showhome

ZX Panel Features on Brand New Golden Homes Showhome

ZX Panel makes a strong statement on a new Golden Homes showhome in Milldale, Auckland.

Durable Floors with Porcelain and Neptune SPC Perfect for Lively Family Home

Durable Floors with Porcelain and Neptune SPC Perfect for Lively Family Home

This family found the perfect flooring to suit their open plan rural lifestyle, with porcelain tiles and Neptune SPC flooring from The Tile Depot.

Bestwood Veneer a Welcoming Choice in Award-Winning Kitchen

Bestwood Veneer a Welcoming Choice in Award-Winning Kitchen

European Oak was the perfect pick for a mid-century modern take for this coastal home.

A Visual and Performing Arts Centre That Lives Up to its Name

A Visual and Performing Arts Centre That Lives Up to its Name

Dimond provided robust and attractive cladding and roofing for the award-winning Visual & Performing Arts Centre at St Hilda’s Collegiate School in Dunedin.

High Traffic Bathroom Solutions for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

High Traffic Bathroom Solutions for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Mico Design worked with Woods Bagot Architects on the bathroom specification for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

An Unused Shed Becomes a Resourceful Outdoor Powder Room

An Unused Shed Becomes a Resourceful Outdoor Powder Room

With no access to nearby drainage, Saniflo provided a cost-effective solution enabling the garden shed to be converted into a functional pool and changing room. 

Benefits of World-First A1 Non-Combustible Cladding

Benefits of World-First A1 Non-Combustible Cladding

ALPOLIC NC/A1 is a fire-safe aluminium composite material with a non-combustible mineral core that contains zero polyethylene.

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