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Case Studies

How other designers are using architectural products around New Zealand.

May 2019

True Oak Corrugate Preserves Historic Appeal of Repurposed Hangar

The deep profile of Roofing Industries True Oak Corrugate was perfect for cladding the Catalina Bay Hangar which has been refurbished to house an indoor-outdoor eatery and micro-brewery.

How Multilayer Herringbone Flooring Fit the Criteria for Millies Café

How Multilayer Herringbone Flooring Fit the Criteria for Millies Café

Multilayer Herringbone was fast to install, enabling a tight timeline, all the while keeping within budget.

Cemintel Territory Covers Commercial Cladding Options

Cemintel Territory Covers Commercial Cladding Options

Cemintel Territory (formerly known as Designer Series) has recently been updated with a new range, new CodeMark certificate and new detailing as part of a thorough review of the system.

Solar Hot Water System Chosen for Takapuna Apartments

Solar Hot Water System Chosen for Takapuna Apartments

Summer Gardens in Takapuna will benefit from an Apricus Solar Hot Water system, providing a great example of how to combine style and sustainability in a top-flight, modern building.

Litecrete 220mm Thick Cladding Panels for Nexus Apartments

Litecrete 220mm Thick Cladding Panels for Nexus Apartments

220mm thick Litecrete lightweight precast cladding panels were chosen to enable a one-product concrete finish on both the exterior and interior wall surfaces of the apartments.

Elegant Wide Tray Cladding Selected for The Hangar

Elegant Wide Tray Cladding Selected for The Hangar

Sleek black steel in the wide tray profile of Eurotray Lite contrasts against white plaster and warm cedar in this stunning home. 

Sto Facade Systems Chosen for 18-Storey Residential Building

Sto Facade Systems Chosen for 18-Storey Residential Building

Sto was selected to provide an NZBC compliant building facade including fire protection, energy-efficiency and weathertightness for Wellington’s Frame Apartments.

Gerard Roofs and Solar Panels a Winning Choice for Auckland Home

Gerard Roofs and Solar Panels a Winning Choice for Auckland Home

A Gerard roof and solar panels were installed for a family home designed to house three generations of family. 

LightBeton Shelving Brings Real Concrete Texture to Barkers

LightBeton Shelving Brings Real Concrete Texture to Barkers

With the characteristic texture of real concrete and the ease of use of an MDF panel, LightBeton was a fitting addition to the industrial design of this Barkers store in Mount Maunganui.

Seamless Tray Cladding Brings High-End Aesthetic to Synlait

Seamless Tray Cladding Brings High-End Aesthetic to Synlait

Intricate fixing of Eurotray Angle Seam cladding ensured a seamless look with perfectly lined up trays for the expansion of the Synlait processing plant in Dunsandel, just out of Christchurch.

Altherm’s Part in a Mega-Sized Hangar Door at Hobsonville

Altherm’s Part in a Mega-Sized Hangar Door at Hobsonville

A historic aircraft hangar at Hobsonville Point has been repurposed to become one of Auckland’s largest open plan, indoor-outdoor eateries, thanks to a mega-sized, bi-folding door that was a collaboration between Altherm Windows and Tru-Bilt Industries.

Create Show-Stopping Exteriors with Trespa Meteon

Create Show-Stopping Exteriors with Trespa Meteon

Trespa Meteon Exterior panels are the perfect cladding for commercial projects due to their durability, low maintenance and graffiti resistance. 

Custom-Made Commercial Cladding Solution

Custom-Made Commercial Cladding Solution

Custom-made aluminium deck pergolas were designed to function as a safety barrier and complement the balustrades and cladding of this multi-unit housing development.

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Aotea Centre Refurbishment

MacDonald Industries Bathroom Products Specified for Aotea Centre Refurbishment

MacDonald Industries worked with S&T Architects to specify commercial bathroom fittings suitable for the public bathrooms at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

Passive House in Waikato Provides Year Round Comfort

Passive House in Waikato Provides Year Round Comfort

SOLITEX EXTASANA building wrap, SOLITEX MENTO 3000 roofing underlay and TESCON VANA tape have been used to ensure energy-efficiency and longevity for this Waikato eHaus.

Roughcast Concrete Panels Specified for Sheraton Hotel

Roughcast Concrete Panels Specified for Sheraton Hotel

The lightweight Muros Roughcast Concrete panels add a textured look to the external entrance of Four Points by Sheraton, Auckland, as well as internally for the Queen's Head Bar and Eatery. 

Clear Anti-Graffiti Film Reduces Costs in Stainless Surface Repair

Clear Anti-Graffiti Film Reduces Costs in Stainless Surface Repair

GlassProtech was recently engaged to rejuvenate heavily scratched lift interiors and provide ongoing vandalism protection with their proprietary clear sacrificial film. 

Viking WarmSpan Improves Weathertightness and Thermal Efficiency

Viking WarmSpan Improves Weathertightness and Thermal Efficiency

The Dunedin City Council set a strict brief for the Art Gallery’s new roof: it needed to improve weather tightness, increase thermal efficiency and be able to be installed without disrupting operations.

Curved Glass Used to Create Centrepiece for Te Manawa Atawhai

Curved Glass Used to Create Centrepiece for Te Manawa Atawhai

For access to the centre's garden sanctuary, Glasshape provided curved glass sliding doors featuring 3m tall bent glass panels, with varying bend radii for each panel.

James Hardie Wall System Put to the Test During Hobsonville Fire

James Hardie Wall System Put to the Test During Hobsonville Fire

The fire on site at Hobsonville Point highlights the importance of using non-combustible claddings and proven fire rated wall systems in the appropriate areas.

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