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discovering asphalt

The Birth of Trinadad Ashphalt Holdings, and a product known as Tah

This article looks at the origins of Neuchatel in New Zealand, following the discovery and commercial exploitation of Trinidad Asphalt, and the product we came to know as “Tah”. The earliest record of the discovery of the Trinidad lake asphalt deposit was in February 1595 by Sir Walter Raleigh who successfully used the material as […]

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 […]

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 […]

membrane roof

Above All, It’s The Best

This roof refurbishment breathes new life into an aging building by eliminating dampness as well as heat loss and gains. Born out of the economic boom of the 60’s “Building 201” was the flagship of the University of Auckland campus in the late 1970s. Almost 50 years later it’s still one of the core buildings […]

Your work is as good as ‘it’s seams’

Ensuring a secure seal is imperative for membrane roofs. Waterproofing your roof costs less than 2% of the average build budget. But it has arguably one of the largest impacts on the operating costs. Get it right, and you can greatly add to the comfort and value of a home or office … but get […]

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. […]

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Burning Bridges

Cutting energy costs with effective insulation Check out this infrared image of the NY skyline, which more than adequately shows how heat escapes from our buildings, adding to running costs and increasing maintenance. NZ’s temperate climate has made us all a little cavalier when it comes to insulation, but in reality, it’s one of the […]

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 […]


 
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