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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

May 2020

Loft Brick Panels Bring Heritage Character to Boutique Cycle Store

The Muros Burnt Red Loft Brick emulates authentic old England brickworks, making it the perfect complement to the British manufactured cycles and the 1880’s heritage building.

City Square Paints a Vibrant Colour Story

City Square Paints a Vibrant Colour Story

Acoustics, durability and a large colour selection make City Square carpet tiles a design feature at Aotea College.

Robust Cladding System a Winning Pick for Racecourse Project

Robust Cladding System a Winning Pick for Racecourse Project

Cassette Cladding easily satisfied the designers' criteria for a robust cladding, while contributing to time and cost savings for the construction programme. 

Accessibility Solutions for Exterior Spaces

Accessibility Solutions for Exterior Spaces

See how Outdure achieves a safe flush interior-outdoor surface level for a range of projects — from council footpath extensions and aged care facilities to family homes. 

Simplicity, Space and ‘Klima’ at a Hamurana New Build

Simplicity, Space and ‘Klima’ at a Hamurana New Build

The brief was straightforward: a simple one-level home, spacious, easy to maintain and well insulated, with views to the lake on the south side and plenty of glazing on the north to capture all-day sun.

Weatherline Delivers a Sustainable Option for Sustainably-Minded Designer

Weatherline Delivers a Sustainable Option for Sustainably-Minded Designer

When looking for a non-toxic, easy to install rigid air barrier, architectural designer Fiona Macpherson found the perfect solution with GIB Weatherline.

Prefinished Durable Bolt-On Balconies Save on Time and Costs

Prefinished Durable Bolt-On Balconies Save on Time and Costs

Perry Metal Protection galvanised the bolt-together boardwalk and balcony sections off-site, preparing them for fast and cost-effective installation. 

Dincel Delivers Big Benefits for Studio Apartments

Dincel Delivers Big Benefits for Studio Apartments

The lightweight Dincel Structural Walling system proved the ideal cost-effective solution for the loadbearing structure of this 25-studio apartment building. 

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

When the owners of Oamaru's boutique Poshtel needed a lift to meet their accessibility requirements, they wanted a solution that was realistically priced for a 16-room hotel while also enhancing the guest experience.

Moody Silestone Benchtop the Perfect Choice for Black-on-Black Kitchen

Moody Silestone Benchtop the Perfect Choice for Black-on-Black Kitchen

Silestone Doradus provides a durable, no-maintenance surface with its beautiful golden flecks bringing natural warmth and texture to the kitchen.

Altherm Transparency and Sparkle in a Private Air Terminal

Altherm Transparency and Sparkle in a Private Air Terminal

A unique, private air terminal, described as one of the best facilities of its type in the world, showcases multiple APL commercial window systems at Christchurch Airport.

Airtightness for NZ's First Straw Bale Passive House

Airtightness for NZ's First Straw Bale Passive House

The airtightness layer for this unique straw bale build is achieved using a combination of plaster on the walls and pro clima INTELLO PLUS Intelligent Air Barrier in the ceiling.

Michelle Bevin Design Brings Zen to Ardmore Home

Michelle Bevin Design Brings Zen to Ardmore Home

PDL by Schneider Electric’s Saturn Zen complements the interior style of this modern home. 

Antimicrobial Ceiling Retrofit for Food-Processing Plant

Antimicrobial Ceiling Retrofit for Food-Processing Plant

Smooth and impervious, with a bio silver additive to minimise bacterial growth, the Fenta ceiling tile was the tile of choice for a top local cereal manufacturer.

Indoor Pool Heating and Ventilation Design for Streamline Swim Academy

Indoor Pool Heating and Ventilation Design for Streamline Swim Academy

A Duoheat & Vent-Air Energy Efficient System designed by Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd reduces the energy consumption and carbon footprint of Swimline's indoor pool facilities. 

Tray Inspired Economical Cladding

Tray Inspired Economical Cladding

The striking DP955 metal profile was chosen to provide a cost-effective tray look for this rural Central Otago Home.

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Wellington Multi-Unit Development

Provista Semi-Frameless Balustrade for Wellington Multi-Unit Development

Provista Balustrade Systems has installed Semi-Frameless Glass balustrades to the decks of 16 units in a new development in Newlands, Wellington.

Stairwell Rain Screen Solution with Face Hung Fin System

Stairwell Rain Screen Solution with Face Hung Fin System

Unique concealed fin connection system enables aluminium fins to be integrated into balustrade system and facade.

Stormcloud Spouting Complements Whitianga Home

Stormcloud Spouting Complements Whitianga Home

The home, which won Gold in the Auckland, Northland and Coromandel region of the RMB House of the Year competition features long-lasting spouting and downpipes from the Marley Stratus Design Series. 

Work Safe and Smart with Clicwall

Work Safe and Smart with Clicwall

Plytech’s Clicwall panels provide an easy, effective, and safe way to put up a seamless pre-finished wall with all the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

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