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Waiheke Island

Having lived on Waiheke Island for more than 20 years, architectural designer Claudia Lapp is familiar with its often challenging topography.

But for this Oneroa site the challenge was more in getting the most out of a home that would have a west-facing orientation to capture the sea...

Wharekai, Unitec Marae

 

When Auckland’s Unitec opened a marae on its Mt Albert campus more than seven years ago, it was a milestone for the institution.

Te Noho Kotahitanga was officially opened on Friday, March 13, 2009  with the wharenui (meeting house), called Te Ngãkau Mãhaki, at its heart.

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New website helps sell the COLORSTEEL® story

The team at COLORSTEEL® are committed to helping their partners grow successful and enduring businesses. And through their new website you’ll find all the resources and information you need to do just that!

The new website offers a variety of tools to help you guide your customers through...

How to use the new steel credit (Mat-8) in Greenstar rating for your new building

In the last issue of Scope we described how you can finally claim Greenstar points for use of steel in your building design without the requirement for post-consumer recycled content. After several years of discussion the new Mat-8 Steel v3.0.0, now requires as a pre-requisite that 90% of the...

Telfer Roofing wins metal tile award

Jonathon Telfer of Telfers Roofing, Kerikeri is the winner of the 2016 RANZ Professionalism in Metal Tile Installation Award, sponsored by Metrotile.

He received the award at this year’s RANZ conference, held at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, judge Des Cowperthwaite...

High Performance Vent Solutions for Builder’s Own Home

Extraction and sanitary vents from Metrotile efficiently remove moisture from the home, ensuring a healthier atmosphere for the occupants.

There is no simple answer to in-house ventilation. As BRANZ Building Physicist, Stephen McNeil stated in a recent article: “...

Nailing Patterns for Corrugate

We have revised the requirements for fastener patterns in Corrugate. The current table in E2/AS1 is conservative at one end of the scale, and overstated at the other, and will be reviewed in line with the COP.

Use one pattern over the whole roof

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Volunteer Nepal

At last year’s Roofing Association conference (2015) Richard Vetter stood up and said, “I was in Nepal just before the earthquake and loved the place and the people.  One of the Villages where I stayed has been flattened by the earthquake and I am going back to help them rebuild their community...

The Dacha: Russian meaning for a home away from home

Mt. Gold Place, Wanaka

At the first meeting on site, between the client and architect, they could hardly see the lake view due to the dense vegetation. They had to climb to the roof of the architect’s car to see the potential outlook. It was breathtaking. The brief for...

Taupo holiday home

For a young Kiwi/Belgian family living in Hong Kong, having a holiday home on Lake Taupo provides an antidote to apartment living in the fast-paced financial hub.

When Dan Kirton and Sylvie Doclot approached Fraser Cameron Architects, they wanted to build a holiday home on a site at...

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