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Insulating your home from the outside is just good sense.
Invited to construct a 7m-tall, in-situ concrete wall with a negative bamboo detail and most builders would...
From super-human strength and speed through to laser vision, DAITO is a hero for a new age.
Everything old is new again thanks to a rise in popularity of a millennia-old building material
Cavity sliders' most common use is in providing access into ensuite bathrooms and wardrobes. However, right...
While other framing options have their benefits, this CodeMark certified laminated veneer lumber (LVL) offers...
In projects where the risk of fire is high, torch-on membrane is not always the best option, but, until now,...
Rising sea levels and erosion on coastal sites can create a disastrous situation, but there’s a way to hold...
While cavity flashings are a critical part of maintaining the weathertightness and performance of any building, there is no set methodology for achieving effective seals...
This month’s Project of the Month, Hidden Island Retreat, needed great skill and experience to overcome a...
When the need to re-roof arises, the options are numerous... 
The natural resurgence and attributes of the Tōtara tree provides a unique opportunity and is seeing a...
When two buildings are combined, the need for each structure to move independently is crucial...
QBS Construction is creating a garage and media room under a two-storied bungalow by moving the house on the...
In the small Queensland town of Gympie, the reinvention of a retro building block has seen the style catch on across Australasia...
There are five choices to make when specifying a honed or polished concrete floor, but it is the last that is the most important...
Repurposed car bumpers and battery covers, along with discarded shampoo and cosmetic bottles from hotels are...
Most fast growing softwood timber such as Radiata Pine requires a preservative treatment to remain...
Building a beautiful house on an island presents many challenges, which we discuss with Mark Dawson, whose...
Designing with clay bricks is experiencing a global renaissance as the brick industry sets itself apart in...
The design is in the detail and detail is exactly where moulding experts Accumen Shapes operate. From the...
Nelson-based company Prolam is an expert in engineered structural timber solutions. In 2014, the company launched an innovative online specifier called Prolam Pro that helps architects, designers, engineers and home builders to quickly and accurately specify beams for any domestic or commercial project...
Staircases are no longer purely functional objects that enable movement from upstairs to down or from inside to out. Whether the staircase is grand or compact, there is a huge range of materials, from warm wood to industrial metal, that allow for an almost-endless choice of design possibilities...
Garador’s new technology, the Smart Phone Control Kit, enables you to control your garage door from anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access...
The New Zealand climate lends itself perfectly to socialising outdoors, but how can you take your outdoor...
When New Zealand amended the Building Code to include cladding fixed on a cavity, the industry found itself with hundreds of projects that couldn’t get compliance...Rosenfeld Kidson has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the timber industry and they’re at it again with new 3D-animated installation instructions for their Cedar weatherboard systems.  We spoke to Ray Hutton about the incredible tool that’s bridging understanding gaps for suppliers, builders, specifiers and architects alike...
Rigid air barriers are used in most commercial builds, but also span the residential sector in areas with high wind loadings or projects where additional acoustic performance is required such as higher density developments. We spoke to James Hardie about a new, thicker product that extends the traditional scope of this type of product...
Waterproofing membranes have generally been designed for low-slope roofs that were mostly unseen, and as...
Typical garage doors that roll back onto an overhead track when opened are great for many applications, but for industrial or commercial spaces, having a door overhead can take away from valuable workspace. We spoke to Glideaway Doors about the alternatives...
Waterproofing systems are seeing a surge in popularity in New Zealand, particularly for external decks and membrane roofing...
Due mostly to renewed seismic requirements for heritage buildings, much of the original masonry detailing on some of our oldest homes...
Detailing different window and door platforms across multi-use buildings has just become easier with a unique...
Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with...
From opening roofs to outdoor blinds and automated disappearing louvres, bringing the outdoors in has a new...
Open plan office spaces are becoming the rule rather than the exception in contemporary corporate buildings...
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35 Structural articles

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Insulating your home from the outside is just good sense.
Invited to construct a 7m-tall, in-situ concrete wall with a negative bamboo detail and most builders would...
From super-human strength and speed through to laser vision, DAITO is a hero for a new age.
Everything old is new again thanks to a rise in popularity of a millennia-old building material
Cavity sliders' most common use is in providing access into ensuite bathrooms and wardrobes. However, right...
While other framing options have their benefits, this CodeMark certified laminated veneer lumber (LVL) offers...
In projects where the risk of fire is high, torch-on membrane is not always the best option, but, until now,...
Rising sea levels and erosion on coastal sites can create a disastrous situation, but there’s a way to hold...
While cavity flashings are a critical part of maintaining the weathertightness and performance of any building, there is no set methodology for achieving effective seals...
This month’s Project of the Month, Hidden Island Retreat, needed great skill and experience to overcome a...
When the need to re-roof arises, the options are numerous... 
The natural resurgence and attributes of the Tōtara tree provides a unique opportunity and is seeing a...
When two buildings are combined, the need for each structure to move independently is crucial...
QBS Construction is creating a garage and media room under a two-storied bungalow by moving the house on the...
In the small Queensland town of Gympie, the reinvention of a retro building block has seen the style catch on across Australasia...
There are five choices to make when specifying a honed or polished concrete floor, but it is the last that is the most important...
Repurposed car bumpers and battery covers, along with discarded shampoo and cosmetic bottles from hotels are...
Most fast growing softwood timber such as Radiata Pine requires a preservative treatment to remain...
Building a beautiful house on an island presents many challenges, which we discuss with Mark Dawson, whose...
Designing with clay bricks is experiencing a global renaissance as the brick industry sets itself apart in...
The design is in the detail and detail is exactly where moulding experts Accumen Shapes operate. From the...
Nelson-based company Prolam is an expert in engineered structural timber solutions. In 2014, the company launched an innovative online specifier called Prolam Pro that helps architects, designers, engineers and home builders to quickly and accurately specify beams for any domestic or commercial project...
Staircases are no longer purely functional objects that enable movement from upstairs to down or from inside to out. Whether the staircase is grand or compact, there is a huge range of materials, from warm wood to industrial metal, that allow for an almost-endless choice of design possibilities...
Garador’s new technology, the Smart Phone Control Kit, enables you to control your garage door from anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access...
The New Zealand climate lends itself perfectly to socialising outdoors, but how can you take your outdoor...
When New Zealand amended the Building Code to include cladding fixed on a cavity, the industry found itself with hundreds of projects that couldn’t get compliance...Rosenfeld Kidson has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the timber industry and they’re at it again with new 3D-animated installation instructions for their Cedar weatherboard systems.  We spoke to Ray Hutton about the incredible tool that’s bridging understanding gaps for suppliers, builders, specifiers and architects alike...
Rigid air barriers are used in most commercial builds, but also span the residential sector in areas with high wind loadings or projects where additional acoustic performance is required such as higher density developments. We spoke to James Hardie about a new, thicker product that extends the traditional scope of this type of product...
Waterproofing membranes have generally been designed for low-slope roofs that were mostly unseen, and as...
Typical garage doors that roll back onto an overhead track when opened are great for many applications, but for industrial or commercial spaces, having a door overhead can take away from valuable workspace. We spoke to Glideaway Doors about the alternatives...
Waterproofing systems are seeing a surge in popularity in New Zealand, particularly for external decks and membrane roofing...
Due mostly to renewed seismic requirements for heritage buildings, much of the original masonry detailing on some of our oldest homes...
Detailing different window and door platforms across multi-use buildings has just become easier with a unique...
Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with...
From opening roofs to outdoor blinds and automated disappearing louvres, bringing the outdoors in has a new...
Open plan office spaces are becoming the rule rather than the exception in contemporary corporate buildings...
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35 Structural articles

Structural
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Insulating your home from the outside is just good sense.
Invited to construct a 7m-tall, in-situ concrete wall with a negative bamboo detail and most builders would...
From super-human strength and speed through to laser vision, DAITO is a hero for a new age.
Everything old is new again thanks to a rise in popularity of a millennia-old building material
Cavity sliders' most common use is in providing access into ensuite bathrooms and wardrobes. However, right...
While other framing options have their benefits, this CodeMark certified laminated veneer lumber (LVL) offers...
In projects where the risk of fire is high, torch-on membrane is not always the best option, but, until now,...
Rising sea levels and erosion on coastal sites can create a disastrous situation, but there’s a way to hold...
While cavity flashings are a critical part of maintaining the weathertightness and performance of any building, there is no set methodology for achieving effective seals...
This month’s Project of the Month, Hidden Island Retreat, needed great skill and experience to overcome a...
When the need to re-roof arises, the options are numerous... 
The natural resurgence and attributes of the Tōtara tree provides a unique opportunity and is seeing a...
When two buildings are combined, the need for each structure to move independently is crucial...
QBS Construction is creating a garage and media room under a two-storied bungalow by moving the house on the...
In the small Queensland town of Gympie, the reinvention of a retro building block has seen the style catch on across Australasia...
There are five choices to make when specifying a honed or polished concrete floor, but it is the last that is the most important...
Repurposed car bumpers and battery covers, along with discarded shampoo and cosmetic bottles from hotels are...
Most fast growing softwood timber such as Radiata Pine requires a preservative treatment to remain...
Building a beautiful house on an island presents many challenges, which we discuss with Mark Dawson, whose...
Designing with clay bricks is experiencing a global renaissance as the brick industry sets itself apart in...
The design is in the detail and detail is exactly where moulding experts Accumen Shapes operate. From the...
Nelson-based company Prolam is an expert in engineered structural timber solutions. In 2014, the company launched an innovative online specifier called Prolam Pro that helps architects, designers, engineers and home builders to quickly and accurately specify beams for any domestic or commercial project...
Staircases are no longer purely functional objects that enable movement from upstairs to down or from inside to out. Whether the staircase is grand or compact, there is a huge range of materials, from warm wood to industrial metal, that allow for an almost-endless choice of design possibilities...
Garador’s new technology, the Smart Phone Control Kit, enables you to control your garage door from anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access...
The New Zealand climate lends itself perfectly to socialising outdoors, but how can you take your outdoor...
When New Zealand amended the Building Code to include cladding fixed on a cavity, the industry found itself with hundreds of projects that couldn’t get compliance...Rosenfeld Kidson has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the timber industry and they’re at it again with new 3D-animated installation instructions for their Cedar weatherboard systems.  We spoke to Ray Hutton about the incredible tool that’s bridging understanding gaps for suppliers, builders, specifiers and architects alike...
Rigid air barriers are used in most commercial builds, but also span the residential sector in areas with high wind loadings or projects where additional acoustic performance is required such as higher density developments. We spoke to James Hardie about a new, thicker product that extends the traditional scope of this type of product...
Waterproofing membranes have generally been designed for low-slope roofs that were mostly unseen, and as...
Typical garage doors that roll back onto an overhead track when opened are great for many applications, but for industrial or commercial spaces, having a door overhead can take away from valuable workspace. We spoke to Glideaway Doors about the alternatives...
Waterproofing systems are seeing a surge in popularity in New Zealand, particularly for external decks and membrane roofing...
Due mostly to renewed seismic requirements for heritage buildings, much of the original masonry detailing on some of our oldest homes...
Detailing different window and door platforms across multi-use buildings has just become easier with a unique...
Garages are becoming a much more utilised space – games rooms, sleepouts, home gyms and offices. And with...
From opening roofs to outdoor blinds and automated disappearing louvres, bringing the outdoors in has a new...
Open plan office spaces are becoming the rule rather than the exception in contemporary corporate buildings...
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