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Category Archives: Permanite

The perfect bridge between the past and the future

London Chooses IKO Permatrack for iconic Tower Bridge Refurbishment Arguably among the most famous landmarks in the UK, and possibly in the entire world, London’s iconic Tower Bridge is a national treasure. So when the London council recently decided to give the bridge an upgrade, you know they went to great lengths to secure products […]

30’s Throwback

You may remember some time back we shared some pictures of the Neuchatel Steam Roller which was more than 100 years old, and still chugging around the central North Island. Well now Darren, the owner of this magnificent beast, has shared some other Neuchatel artifacts with us. There’s six photographs dated 1932 which illustrate Neuchatel’s […]

Spreading Mastci Asphalt

Waterproof right to avoid remedial action

Neuchatel offer a waterproofing solution which is 200 years old, works on almost any surface and has a track record of 60 years plus on projects. As legislation and codes of practice are forcing Architects and Constructors to be more accountable for their products and workmanship for longer terms, it’s becoming more and more critical […]

Crowning Achievement

A century after it was first applied Mastic Asphalt is still the best solution. Restoring the Integrity of an aging roof Not long ago we were called by the owner of a heritage building in Central Auckland who was having waterproofing problems. The building is now getting on towards it’s 100 year mark, and there […]

Roof Inspection Services

Who is Neuchatel?

Neuchatel is NZ’s oldest waterproofing company, and one of our oldest brands, having been established over a century ago in 1905. Their qualified and experienced network of tradesmen service the entire country from their headquarters in Auckland. No project is too big or too small for Neuchatel, who have worked on some of NZ’s largest […]

Defeating the ‘Heat Island Effect’

“Rooftop gardens not only benefit building owners, but also society at large.” Eco-friendly building practices are no longer a gratuitous extra on a building plan. Many countries now see sustainable building as a responsibility, not a choice. For example, France recently passed laws to ensure all new commercial buildings have solar panels or green roofs. […]

Aotea Square

The Leading Edge

Waterproofing the ‘Bits that Matter’ at Aotea Square. Neuchatel NZ has worked on some pretty large jobs around New Zealand, but arguably none more complex than Aotea Square. This cherished public space in the heart of Auckland City is rated for 20,000 people, and is host to concerts, art exhibitions and even sports events, and […]

Neuchatel Steamroller

Steam-rolled!

I recently made contact with the owner of an old Neuchatel vintage steam-roller, and he sent me these pictures. The steamroller was originally purchased by Neucahtel Asphalte in Melbourne in 1927. In 1930 it was  shipped to Christchurch where it was utilised through to the 50′s. It’s been steamable all it’s life, despite sitting derelict […]

Alligatoring of Asphalt

Is Your Building at risk of Sun Cancer?

UV Degradation can significantly shorten the life and integrity of your roof. Auckland has just sweltered through another long hot summer, and everyone is checking their mole-maps. But you shouldn’t just be thinking about yourself… Have you taken enough precautions to protect your building from the life-shortening effects of that hot summer sun? Rather than […]

Kate Sheppard Building

Kate Sheppard Building

Kate Sheppard Building One of the buildings identified by Wellington City Council as being at earthquake risk because it was built before 1976 when the first modern earthquake standard was introduced (NZS 1976), was this Grade II listed building in Kate Sheppard Place, Thornton. Having been completely refurbished and seismically strengthened, the building now has […]


 
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