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Product News

News and updates on New Zealand architectural products.

November 2017

Feature: Seismic Performance
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Seismic Performance of Techlam Engineered Glulam Products

With strength to weight ratios superior to steel and concrete, Techlam's structural glulaminated timber has long proven its worth in seismic events.

Forman: Industry Leaders In Seismic Solutions
Feature: Seismic Performance
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Forman: Industry Leaders In Seismic Solutions

Since changes to seismic design requirements for suspended ceilings (NZS1170.5), Forman has invested in understanding the implications and providing effective solutions.

E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough
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E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough

Houses constructed from Porotherm are extremely stiff and much less liable to cracking under earthquake loadings than traditional timber-framed structures.

Introducing GDR Architectural
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Introducing GDR Architectural

GDR Architectural specialises in the specifying, supplying, installing, and servicing of all commercial entry solutions.

Greenfirst - Laminex New Zealand's Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
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Greenfirst - Laminex New Zealand's Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

Laminex New Zealand's sustainability programme, Greenfirst, gives confidence in specifying environmentally preferable products.

PDL Iconic Wins Gold Award at the 2017 Best Design Awards
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PDL Iconic Wins Gold Award at the 2017 Best Design Awards

PDL by Schneider Electric took out a Gold Award for its PDL Iconic wiring devices range as part of the 2017 Best Design Awards.

Brick Veneer Strengthening for Seismic Performance
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Brick Veneer Strengthening for Seismic Performance

Masons are at the forefront of brick veneer strengthening with their high-performance brick essentials product range.

Achieve Optimal Framing and Bracing Design Efficiency with GIB
Feature: Seismic Performance
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Achieve Optimal Framing and Bracing Design Efficiency with GIB

To achieve optimal framing and bracing design efficiency, Winstone Wallboards recommends the use of the GIBFix Framing System used in conjunction with GIB EzyBrace Systems.

Gamma Seismic Bracing System Stands Strong
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Gamma Seismic Bracing System Stands Strong

The Gamma Bracing Frame system exceeds requirements under NZS3604:2011, giving designers and homeowners peace of mind.

Changes to Seismic Design Requirements for Suspended Ceilings
Feature: Seismic Performance
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Changes to Seismic Design Requirements for Suspended Ceilings

T&R Interior Systems are proud to advocate for safer ceilings and recent seismic events strengthen this resolve.

Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design
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Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design

All suspended ceilings must now be designed to withstand Ultimate Limit State level earthquakes in order to comply with Clause B1/ VM1 of the NZ Building Code.

See How Quality Armac Martin Brassware Is Made
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See How Quality Armac Martin Brassware Is Made

Video showing the manufacture of Armac Martin cabinet hardware is now available to view, offering an insider's look at the care and detail that sets this brassware apart.

Open Rail Sliding Door System Trending with Kiwi Homeowners
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Open Rail Sliding Door System Trending with Kiwi Homeowners

The antique charm of the Open Bar Rail 80 has made it a very popular choice for homeowners who are looking to add a vintage touch to their new home or renovation.

New Additions to Modulyss NZ In-Stock Carpet Tiles
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New Additions to Modulyss NZ In-Stock Carpet Tiles

Modulyss First Absolute and Modulyss DSGN Tweed, both in a mid-charcoal shade, bring two striking textural options to the range.

Heatflow Underlays Reduce Impact and Airborne Sound
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Heatflow Underlays Reduce Impact and Airborne Sound

Heatflow Underlays enhance the acoustic performance of floor coverings, with an impact noise reduction of 31dB for the Carpet Underlay and 21dB for the Laminate and Wood Underlay.

Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability
Feature: Seismic Performance
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Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability

Triboard housing has proven strength and performance during earthquake and hurricane conditions.

Tyvek Celebrates 50 Years
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Tyvek Celebrates 50 Years

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Tyvek — one of the most commonly used protective materials in the world.

Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes
Feature: Seismic Performance
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Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes

Expansion joints can be said to be among the most critical aspects of design in relation to building performance under geological and weather extremes.

USG Boral's Seismic Ceiling System with Acoustic Performance
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USG Boral's Seismic Ceiling System with Acoustic Performance

Combining DONN DX Grid system with Mars ClimaPlus ceiling tiles creates a complete ceiling system with excellent seismic strength and acoustic performance.

Lightweight Building Systems for Safer, More Durable Homes
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Lightweight Building Systems for Safer, More Durable Homes

With NZ's unique geology, performance to withstand seismic forces is critical to all New Zealand buildings; James Hardie offers insight into smart, lightweight solutions.

Clean Air Approved Wood Fires: What You Need To Know
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Clean Air Approved Wood Fires: What You Need To Know

A look into clean air approved wood fires and why they are required in certain areas. 

All About Whites: Three Resene Whites Colour Tools
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All About Whites: Three Resene Whites Colour Tools

Three Resene whites colour tools make choosing the right white even easer.

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