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NEWS AND EVENTS

The latest activities, operations and announcments from Neuchatel.

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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 Refurbishment 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 […]

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 […]

NZ Factory Fire

How will you deal with these burning issues?

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 […]

rooftop

Cutting energy costs with effective insulation

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 […]

Plantroom Floor

Don’t let your plant-room dampen your forecasts

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 […]


 
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