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The latest activities, operations and announcments from Neuchatel.

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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 […]

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The Importance of Waterproofing

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu In the multi-million dollar world of commercial construction, advancements […]

Kawau Mission House

A Burning Question

What options do you have for waterproofing heritage (or any old wooden) structures? Several years back, fire services were called to a fire at a historic homestead in Hawkes Bay. What they found when they got there was a bonfire as the tinder-dry dwelling burned out of control. And a roofing contractor sitting on the […]

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 […]

Permatrack road repair

Filling in the Gaps

When it comes to road repairs, particularly on arterial routes, efficiency is everything. Apart from the risk of damage caused to road-users by poorly maintained paving, there’s usually a high cost in shutting down roads for repairs and a very small window when the road can be worked on. Usually problems arise at seams in […]

Unison Joints

Business is Expanding

February 2016.   Neuchatel NZ Limited, best known for it’s innovative construction waterproofing solutions including IKO Permalite mastic asphalt, and IKO Prevent fire-retarding waterproof membranes, recently announced an agreement with Australian company Unison Joints Pty Ltd, to supply it’s range of top-of-the-line seismic joints in NZ. Unison Joints differ from conventional expansion joints in that […]

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 […]

IKO Award

IKO’s Permanite Asphalt Division wins Best New Car Park Award

The ‘green-minded’ multi-storey car park for Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks, was submitted to the awards by Jeff Jones, business development manager of Radflex Contact Services. This project received a BREEAM excellent rating for its construction and is considered Marks & Spencer’s biggest greenest branch. It is to date the largest store with green credentials […]


 
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