“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]