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New Cavity Closer Innovation Delivers Improved Aesthetics

Dynex is proud to launch Optivent, a new BRANZ appraised cavity closer with a discreet slot design that produces a cleaner look for residential builds.

Steel Rollformed Solutions for Medium Density Housing

SRP supplied a new mini 40mm x 0.55BMT steel stud and track system, based on standard existing SRP stud and track profile design to this Kāinga Ora apartment building in Onehunga. 

October 2021 feature

Sustainability & Carbon

Brands and products with sustainable credentials.

Influencing Action Through Emissions Reduction

As the first building product supplier in New Zealand to achieve Toitū Carbonzero certification, Nuralite has been on a journey to reduce their emissions for over a year and a half now.

Plan Carbon Zero Projects with Confidence

Plan Carbon Zero Projects with Confidence

As a responsible New Zealand manufacturer, Techlam is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the environment.

A Zero Waste Home in the Heart of the CBD

A Zero Waste Home in the Heart of the CBD

Saniflo Australasia was recently involved in the innovative futurefoodsystem Greenhouse project by zero-waste champion Joost Bakker.

VELUX Sets Ambitious Carbon Capture Target

VELUX Sets Ambitious Carbon Capture Target

VELUX partners with WWF to form an aggressive environmental strategy, with projects that include planting 200,000 hectares of forest, and the conservation of existing forests.

Hidden Fire Door Maximises Natural Light in Hutt Valley Health Hub

Won-Door FireGuard was selected by Medispace Architects for an unobstructed and eye-catching stairway/lobby solution.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022: The Future of Interiors

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 is here, with three bold and exciting colour palettes inspired by our natural surroundings. 

Open Spaces and Sliding Doors Characterise This Unique Coastal Build

Nestled into a natural amphitheatre, this coastal home makes the most of its natural landscape with First Windows & Doors.

DriSpace Introduces VB10 10mm Ventilation and Drainage Batten

VB10, 10mm-thick ventilation and drainage battens are recommended for skillion and trussed roofs, and especially those with a large area of surface contact with roof underlays

The Benefits of Retractable Insect Screens

The Venette Screen is ideal for providing insect control without compromising on aesthetics.

Plumbdek Cladding and Roofing Withstands Coastal Environment at The Brae

When Auckland construction company Jalcon Homes built a series of Cape Cod-style family homes on 'The Brae' they chose Steel & Tube Plumbdek for the roofing and cladding.

Level Threshold Doesn’t Need to be Difficult

Specifying a level entry doesn't need to be complex or result in compromises to functionality, performance or aesthetics. 

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27 September 2021

Deliver Projects On Time with Construction Specialties

New Zealand-made seismic joints and performance louvres offer solutions to NZ's unique building environment.

Video: Watch How NZ Native Veneer is Tracked from Tree to Panel

A finalist in the Sustainable Business Awards, find out why Track my Tree means you can have confidence in the origin of your NZ Native veneer panels.

Resilient Entrance Matting Specified for Busy Shopping Centre

EverTread entry matting protects an innovative, community-centred shopping complex.

Ngāti Hine Childcare Centre Benefits from Natural Lighting Solutions

Ngāti Hine Childcare Centre Benefits from Natural Lighting Solutions

The centre was designed to reflect traditional Māori values of sustainability, kaitiakitanga and culture.

Tackling Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Acoustics

Tackling Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Acoustics

The Autex Acoustics Carbon Neutral Product Initiative assesses the carbon emissions generated by the supply, manufacture and delivery of products, and offsets them through the purchase of certified carbon credits. 

A Leader in Sustainable Roofing

A Leader in Sustainable Roofing

Not only does Dimond have a fully realised sustainability pathway, it was also New Zealand’s first ever steel roll former to achieve Toitū’s Carbonreduce accreditation.

Planet Passionate: Kingspan’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon

Planet Passionate: Kingspan’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon

Recently Kingspan products have been used on two flagship Green Star rated facilities, where the end clients have committed to higher performing and independently verified buildings.

Altherm and a New Blenheim Research Institute

Altherm and a New Blenheim Research Institute

An award-winning Marlborough wine research facility used Altherm facade systems and thermally efficient windows in a building that NZIA judges described as simple in form but sophisticated in functionality.

ATS Timber Structures Aid in Reducing Carbon Footprint

ATS Timber Structures Aid in Reducing Carbon Footprint

Simpson Strong-Tie’s ATS Strong-Rod provides designers with a light timber frame alternative typically utilising standard sawn framing timber that requires less manufacturing and volume of raw material than other methods.

Prime Toitū Veneer Recreates the Look of Solid Timber

Prime Toitū Veneer Recreates the Look of Solid Timber

Prime Toitū Veneer panels have been hand-crafted to emulate the look of solid timber and will add impact to any interior project.

Video: Installing Axon Panel on CLD Cavity Batten by James Hardie

Video: Installing Axon Panel on CLD Cavity Batten by James Hardie

This video shows you how to install Axon Panel on the Hardie CLD Structural Cavity Batten with the best tips and tricks included.

Video: How Does Allproof's Passive Fire Intumescent Technology Work?

Video: How Does Allproof's Passive Fire Intumescent Technology Work?

Watch to see the activation of Allproof intumescent and how it is incorporated in a selection Allproof's Passive Fire Protection products.

Thermo Acoustic Ceiling Panels Contribute to Net Zero

Thermo Acoustic Ceiling Panels Contribute to Net Zero

The Triton range is the required thermo acoustic solution for the national Small and Remote School tender programme.

The Decking Screw with Brains from SPAX

The Decking Screw with Brains from SPAX

SPAX decking screws work with the timber and not against it, thanks to intelligent German engineering.

Create a Flame-Framed Window into the Outdoors with Escea's DX Series

Create a Flame-Framed Window into the Outdoors with Escea's DX Series

The Escea DX Series doubled sided gas fireplace creates a flame-framed window into the outdoor courtyard of Emerson's Brewery in Dunedin, enhancing the atmosphere of the space.

Corian Solid Surface: Innovative and Sustainable

Corian Solid Surface: Innovative and Sustainable

Choose Corian to help earn points towards your project's green building certification.

Stay Cool Under Translucent Roofs with SunGlaze by SunTuf

Stay Cool Under Translucent Roofs with SunGlaze by SunTuf

SunGlaze has introduced CoolTech Grey to its panel range, an option that can reduce heat transmission further for comfortable outdoor living.

CoverStyl’ Rolls in Stock Now

CoverStyl’ Rolls in Stock Now

CoverStyl' is an affordable option for upgrading spaces, with a range of collections available including wood grain, marble, concrete, leather, soft touch and glitter styles.

Functional and Durable Toilet Block for Western Springs Stadium

Functional and Durable Toilet Block for Western Springs Stadium

MacDonald Industries supplied specialist bathroom solutions for the new Western Springs Stadium toilet block.

Introducing Zucchetti Medameda Tapware

Introducing Zucchetti Medameda Tapware

Introducing Medameda, the latest tapware line from Zucchetti.

Zero Carbon Central Heating and Hot Water in Residential and Commercial Buildings

Zero Carbon Central Heating and Hot Water in Residential and Commercial Buildings

Incorporating low or zero carbon heat sources such as wood pellet boilers, hot water heat pumps and solar hot water systems is a smart way to reduce emissions in new and existing builds alike. 

Soho Industrial Style Glazing: An Edgy and Versatile Way to Transform Aluminium Partitions

Soho Industrial Style Glazing: An Edgy and Versatile Way to Transform Aluminium Partitions

With its innovative features, the Soho Series of aluminium partitions is an incredibly practical way to achieve an industrial style glazing look, in a fraction of the time.

Vivid Slimline SS Collection by Phoenix: Metals with Greener Manufacturing

Vivid Slimline SS Collection by Phoenix: Metals with Greener Manufacturing

The award-winning R&D team at Phoenix Tapware has developed a new mixer collection expertly crafted from premium 316 marine-grade stainless steel.

How Design Choices Can Support the Climate and the Economy

How Design Choices Can Support the Climate and the Economy

Choosing 'green' flooring options carries little burden in terms of price and availability when compared to non-sustainable options.

Specifying Roofing Industries for Sustainable Projects Just Got Easier

Specifying Roofing Industries for Sustainable Projects Just Got Easier

With Global GreenTag and ECNZ certifications for different substrates, architects can now specify Roofing Industries roofing, cladding, flashing and rainwater systems for Green Star and Homestar projects.

The Next Level of Cleanliness with Kohler

The Next Level of Cleanliness with Kohler

Kohler's latest innovations in touchless flushing and intelligent toilets bring a new level of hygiene to bathrooms.

Video: See Foam Insulation Installation in Action

Video: See Foam Insulation Installation in Action

Watch the interior application of NZ Foam spray foam to external walls at the pre-lining stage. 

Introducing Ultra Agata from Italy

Introducing Ultra Agata from Italy

Ultra Agata tiles are stunning backlit, and provide the opportunity to create truly original and beautiful feature walls, splashbacks and even furniture.

Create Seamless Flow with Complete Alfresco Living Tiles

Create Seamless Flow with Complete Alfresco Living Tiles

Blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living with complete sets of porcelain tiles and pavers.

Opening Roofs Bring Flexibility to Multi-Level Apartment Block

Opening Roofs Bring Flexibility to Multi-Level Apartment Block

Louvretec motorised Suburban Direct Opening Roofs were specified to extend the possibilities of outdoor living for residents of the Twins Building in Tasmania. 

Provista Panorama for Papakura Kāinga Ora Development

Provista Panorama for Papakura Kāinga Ora Development

Provista's Panorama balustrade was chosen for the apartments, with posts side-fixed to the deck structures allowing for completely hidden fixings, resulting in an ultra-clean look. 

Food Preparation Facility Achieves Hygienic Separation with Custom High Speed Doors

Food Preparation Facility Achieves Hygienic Separation with Custom High Speed Doors

EFAFLEX provided tailored high speed door solutions including deep freeze doors to ensure the smooth operation, insulation and hygiene needed to meet food safety requirements.

BiForm Solid Composite Decking Stands Up to NZ's Harsh Sun

BiForm Solid Composite Decking Stands Up to NZ's Harsh Sun

BiForm offers BRANZ-appraised composite decking boards that have been developed and tested to withstand New Zealand's weather conditions.

Painting it Green with Resene Carbon Projects

Painting it Green with Resene Carbon Projects

Resene has adopted a multi-pronged approach to measuring and reducing carbon burdens, focusing on a range of internal and external projects to provide opportunities to continually improve.

Warmup Undercarpet Heating: Forgettable in the Best Ways Possible

Warmup Undercarpet Heating: Forgettable in the Best Ways Possible

How easy is it to install undercarpet heating? What are the costs? And how effective is it? The team at Warmup outline the basics of undercarpet heating. 

SP Blinds Supports Designers in Achieving Net Zero Carbon Design

SP Blinds Supports Designers in Achieving Net Zero Carbon Design

The only blind manufacturing company in NZ that is a Toitū carbonzero certified organisation, SP Blinds takes their commitment to sustainability even further through advocating for more sustainable design. 

Nine Paint and Decorating Trends to Design with Now

Nine Paint and Decorating Trends to Design with Now

Get clients inspired for finishing their projects with the latest colour and decorating trends.

Think Trespa When Specifying Enduring Ventilated Facade Systems

Think Trespa When Specifying Enduring Ventilated Facade Systems

Clayton Park and Hingaia Penisula Schools used Trespa Meteon panel in conjunction with the Profix PXF ventilated facade system, with colour choices ensuring a unique aesthetic tailored to each school.

New Slim Vanities Designed for Smaller Bathrooms

New Slim Vanities Designed for Smaller Bathrooms

The Valencia Slim Vanity is ideal for bathrooms where space is at a premium.

KeyDeck Quartersawn Decking Complements Community Environmental Project

KeyDeck Quartersawn Decking Complements Community Environmental Project

FSC-certified, arsenic-free, and quartersawn for a clean, straight grain, Key Deck was used to create an outdoor classroom space for this land restoration project.

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