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 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 […]
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 […]
Understanding and mitigating the effects of the ‘Fire Triangle’ This image of a factory fire was taken by The Herald in 2012. It give you an idea of the threat to any business of a fire on the premises. Productivity losses can be crippling, and the human cost immeasurable. People don’t even need to be […]
NZ’s temperate climate has made us all a little cavalier when it comes to insulation, but in reality, it’s one of the easiest ways for businesses to cut costs. Inadequate insulation not only burns up energy. It spikes maintenance and plant costs as equipment undergoes more stress and wears out quicker. And then there’s the […]
When Murrays Bay Sailing Club put their washing area above their boat storage, they needed a long lasting waterproofing system to insure the integrity of their building. Check out the video we made of the project.
Plant-rooms need to be robust! They impact on the life expectancy of your plant, the quality of life for your occupants, and the costs of staying in business. More simply, your plant-room is the heart of your building. It houses the key components for services like electrics, plumbing, HVAC and much more. And invariably it’s […]
Mastic asphalt for use as pavement quality surfacing is an ‘old’ product in the sense that it has been around for some time. In fact Neuchatel is one of New Zealand’s oldest trademarks having first been registered in 1905. Mastic asphalt as a product for use in pavement surfacing has been around for some time. As early […]