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Vero Building

A Bob for the Job.

Neuchatel is proud of its 100-year history in shaping buildings and roads in NZ. Here’s a look at the 90’s –  a period of prosperity and change – as seen through the eyes of Bob Lygo, who Managed Neuchatel NZ at the time. Mastic Asphalt polymers have evolved over the centuries, but the product and […]

discovering asphalt

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

This article, originally published by trinidadlakeasphalt.com 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


 
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