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News and updates on New Zealand architectural products.

December 2020

Polysafe Quattro: Designed for Bathrooms with a High Slip Risk

Quattro has been designed to enhance bathroom interiors, offering a practical solution where people can feel comfortable and safe.

Transform Bathrooms with the Simple Addition of Skylights

Transform Bathrooms with the Simple Addition of Skylights

With practical benefits galore, and jaw-dropping design applications, skylights can take bathroom designs to the next level.

Don’t 'Fall' Victim to Compromise

Don’t 'Fall' Victim to Compromise

There are certain aspects to AS/NZS standards and the NZBC E3 that must be accommodated for during the design and install of a tiled shower.

Privacy Control and Natural Light: Must Haves for Any Bathroom Design

Privacy Control and Natural Light: Must Haves for Any Bathroom Design

The addition of adjustable sun louvre panels to bathrooms allows in natural light when required while also protecting privacy.

Best Practice in Managing Membrane Roof Penetrations

Best Practice in Managing Membrane Roof Penetrations

Viking Roofspec distributes a number of accessories for penetration detailing as part of their tested waterproofing systems. 

Tips for Cavity Sliders in Tiled Bathrooms

Tips for Cavity Sliders in Tiled Bathrooms

CS For Doors shares some tips on specification and installation.

Achieving Airtightness in Metal Clad Roofs with Foam Insulation

Achieving Airtightness in Metal Clad Roofs with Foam Insulation

Colin Prouse, Director of BEAL shares how spray foam insulation can contribute to an airtight envelope solution — useful for energy-efficient Passive Houses, especially those with complex and difficult-to-access framing.

Smart, Reliable Hot Water Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings

Smart, Reliable Hot Water Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings

The Energie solar thermodynamic hot water system available from the Alternative Energy Company provides reliable and cost-effective hot water.

Designing with a Frameless Shower Door Can Help Make a Small Bathroom Bigger

Designing with a Frameless Shower Door Can Help Make a Small Bathroom Bigger

Bathrooms are changing with design trends, becoming efficient in their use of floor space, while still remaining functional and beautiful.

Full-Height Glass Showers Bring Benefits to Modern Bathrooms

Full-Height Glass Showers Bring Benefits to Modern Bathrooms

Specifying full-height showers in conjunction with an extractor fan can help reduce condensation in modern bathrooms, while providing a modern, sophisticated look. 

A Quick and Simple Guide to the Importance of Site Wind Speed

A Quick and Simple Guide to the Importance of Site Wind Speed

Rondo has created a detailed guide on the characteristics of wind pressure on a structure and how its elements are specific to that structure.

Markilux Designer Awnings Enhance Outdoor Living Areas

Markilux Designer Awnings Enhance Outdoor Living Areas

Available from Technico, the Markilux range of designer awnings offers exciting design choices for outdoor living. 

Home Storage Solutions with Plankwall

Home Storage Solutions with Plankwall

Plankwall's Slatwall panels and extensive range of accessories are designed to help homeowners tidy up their home storage areas.

Lighting and Ventilation Make a Big Impact on Bathroom Design

Lighting and Ventilation Make a Big Impact on Bathroom Design

Lighting and ventilation choices can have a big impact — especially for small internal bathrooms lacking in natural light and ventilation. 

Improved Glazing in APL Roof Window System

Improved Glazing in APL Roof Window System

APL’s ThermalHEART roof window has had a performance upgrade. Thermal resistance — keeping the heat indoors — has been improved through use of a new 24mm insulated glass unit.

Lockwood Brass Levers: Always on Trend

Lockwood Brass Levers: Always on Trend

Functional elegance meets robust performance with Lockwood's Brass Lever Handles. 

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