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News and updates on New Zealand architectural products.

January 2020

Elevate Outdoor Kitchen Designs with Opening Roofs

This time of year, Louvretec sees a trend for Opening Roofs incorporated into outdoor kitchens, providing operable overhead cover.

A Tested Solution for Fire Rating Timber Infill

A Tested Solution for Fire Rating Timber Infill

A change in Group Number is not sufficient for fire rating timber infill of rib and infill floor-ceilings. Tech Coatings provides a solution with their intumescent coating system tested to achieve an FRR of –/120/120.

Tall Drawers Provide Smart Kitchen Storage Options

Tall Drawers Provide Smart Kitchen Storage Options

Blum provides tall, elegant drawers for prep area storage of cooking oil and sauce bottles.

Enhance Exteriors with Elegant Outdoor Showers

Enhance Exteriors with Elegant Outdoor Showers

Cristina Rubinetterie outdoor shower columns feature clean, elegant lines that will complement any outdoor living area. 

Contemporary Kitchen Tapware from iB Rubinetti

Contemporary Kitchen Tapware from iB Rubinetti

The iB Rubinetti Kitchen Tap Collection from APT is a range that completes any kitchen with both style and function.

J-Panel: A Strong, Stable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Option for Furniture

J-Panel: A Strong, Stable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Option for Furniture

J-Panel's strength and stability make it the perfect choice for NZ furniture maker, Coastwood Furniture. 

Lightweight Concrete Intertenancy System Now BRANZ Appraised

Lightweight Concrete Intertenancy System Now BRANZ Appraised

Following rigorous independent testing for acoustic and fire performance, Resene Construction Systems' INTEGRA Intertenancy System now has a full BRANZ appraisal.

Compatibility of Tapes for Rigid Air Barrier, Drained Cavity Construction

Compatibility of Tapes for Rigid Air Barrier, Drained Cavity Construction

Careful selection of flashing and seaming tapes in rigid air barrier cavity construction is key for ensuring that cladding remains dry. 

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NZ-Made Lifts Ensure Improved Accuracy and Shorter Lead Times

NZ-Made Lifts Ensure Improved Accuracy and Shorter Lead Times

With shorter lead times and pre-site measure prior to manufacturing, Powerglide's quality NZ-made elevators are an easy choice.

Reducing Risks of Leaks in Bathrooms and Showers

Reducing Risks of Leaks in Bathrooms and Showers

More than 70% of a household’s daily water usage is in the bathroom, with a good chunk of that percentage in the shower.

Inspired by Nature: The Top Kitchen Trends for 2020

Inspired by Nature: The Top Kitchen Trends for 2020

Kitchen trends for 2020 are all about earthy, natural tones and textural forms. Here are the top predictions for next year from eminent kitchen and spatial designer Chelsey Mathieson.

Dulux Colour Awards Entries Now Open

Dulux Colour Awards Entries Now Open

This year entrants will be eligible to submit work using not only Dulux products, but also those from Porter's Paints.

Embrace a New Era of Extraction with Schweigen Silent Rangehoods

Embrace a New Era of Extraction with Schweigen Silent Rangehoods

Embrace the new era of extraction with Schweigen silent rangehoods — one of New Zealand’s quietest, strongest and most efficient rangehoods.

Allproof Passive Fire Protection Products BRANZ Appraised

Allproof Passive Fire Protection Products BRANZ Appraised

Allproof’s passive fire protection products and literature have recently obtained an independent evaluation conducted by BRANZ to verify their compliance to the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). 

Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using James Hardie Claddings

Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using James Hardie Claddings

Ensure compliance with new external fire spread regulation by using James Hardie Claddings.

The Benefits of Natural Light for Workplaces

The Benefits of Natural Light for Workplaces

New research finds that natural light in the workplace is more valued than onsite cafes, fitness centres and childcare facilities. 

Aluminium Partitions To Suit Every Project

Aluminium Partitions To Suit Every Project

With vast experience in the partitioning industry, Potters pride themselves on offering exceptional service, remarkable designs and the highest standard of quality products.

Insulating Buildings in the Healthcare Sector

Insulating Buildings in the Healthcare Sector

Using pre-insulated plasterboard insulation can save time and money during the construction phase, allowing for saved costs to be reallocated to other areas of the build.

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