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Top Retirement Village Designer Specifies DuPont Tyvek in Auckland

Foley Group is a 35 year old Christchurch based full design house that offers architectural, interior design and landscape design services, and specialises in retirement village, hotel, commercial building and residential dwelling design. The group recently specified DuPont Tyvek to protect the enclosure of Bupa Apollo Retirement Village at Mairangi Bay, on Auckland's North Shore.

Joe Burns, Foley Group lead designer on the Bupa Apollo project has over 11 years experience in retirement village design, and has been involved with other high profile projects including Bupa Villages in Invercargill, Gore, Riverton, Rangiora, and Cambridge.

"Specifying DuPont Tyvek was an easy decision," said Joe. "Foley Group has been in business since 1981 for a reason. We have done a great job of minimising risk for all involved on our projects by specifying proven, high performance products and not experimenting on our projects. We understand what is important to our clients and design to their lifestyle and budget."

Joe adds, "DuPont is a 214 year old company. I first became aware of DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap in 2007 and have specified it many times since, primarily due to its robust performance. In 2016, DuPont Tyvek continues to have the best balance of performance properties necessary to effectively and efficiently weatherise the enclosure of buildings. Keeping air and water away from the framing, while letting internal vapour escape is just as relevant today as it was back in 2007."

"DuPont Tyvek has proven to be an economical solution for protecting the enclosure of the retirement villages we design, and the contractors have been happy with the ease of installation," said Joe.

DuPont Tyvek building envelope products installed on Bupa Apollo Retirement Village Include:

DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap Wall Underlay

Dupont Tyvek HomeWrap is the most installed building underlay / wrap in the world. It is compatible with most wall claddings in cavity and direct fix applications. Like DuPont Tyvek Supro underlay on the roof, DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap can be exposed to UV for up to 120 days. This gives the contractor extra time if there are construction delays due to weather, labour shortage or problems with sourcing cladding materials.

DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape

DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape is an acrylic seam tape engineered by DuPont to seal overlaps in the DuPont Tyvek building underlay. This helps maximise resistance to air and water infiltration. The tape also provides an easy way to repair any tears in the underlay that may occur during the construction process.

DuPont Tyvek has been installed on 15 million buildings around the world in different climate zones and behind different claddings without problems. In the past 12 months, DuPont has improved its local representation and technical support which is critical to the success of any building project. 

Other Recent Projects protected with DuPont Tyvek products include:

  • Bob Scott Retirement Village, Petone (DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap Wall Underlay and DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape)
  • Observatory Retirement Village, Oamaru (DuPont Tyvek Supro Roof Underlay)
  • St Andrews Retirement Village and Care Home, Hamilton (DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap Wall Underlay and DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape)
  • St Heliers Town Home Development, St Heliers (DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap Wall Underlay and DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape, DuPont Flashing Tape for Windows, DuPont Supro Roof Underlay)
  • Westgate Shopping Mall, West Auckland (DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap Wall Underlay and DuPont Tyvek Contractor Tape)
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