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No need to think about flashings!

Flashings may well be essential and feature very prominently in E2/AS1 relating to external moisture. However they are also very boring! Builders, architects and designers who don’t want to spend any more time thinking about flashings than they absolutely have to should turn to Quickfl ash Ready-Made Flashings where a lot of the thinking has been done for them.  To enable designers and architects to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of design work, Quickfl ash has available ma...
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Software designed specifi cally for builders

Databuild for Windows is an all-encompassing estimating, accounting and job control software package designed specifi cally for builders. The Windows-based system is easy to navigate, straight forward for experienced users to follow and very easy for fi rst timers to learn. It offers more features, power and fl exibility than any other comparable software package, and Databuild’s network of support services ensures the user is never on their own.  An enterprise solution that will ser...
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Additive signals breakthrough in masonry technology

Additive signals breakthrough in masonry technology

Traditional masonry has been used successfully for many years in New Zealand. However, major advances in masonry technology have resulted in traditional masonry being improved further. Stevenson DryBlock masonry blocks are made using a water-repellent additive — Markham sealers — to build in weathertightness.  DryBlock construction is still designed to take a surface treatment — for example, paint, plaster or sealer — but if there’s a failure in that outer lay...
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Scalable three-tiered solution designed for building industry

Scalable three-tiered solution designed for building industry

Databuild is offering a three-tiered accounting solution designed for the construction industry. The fl agship is Databuild for Windows, an enterprise solution that services all estimating, quantity processing, ordering, scheduling, ecommerce and accounting needs in a single package.  It is scalable from single user systems right through to enterprise solutions with several hundred users in multiple locations. The estimating module provides the end user with a comprehensive choice of tools...
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Flashings range extended

Quickflash ready-made flashings are designed to be purchased off the shelf to meet fl ashing requirements in accordance with E2/AS1. Flashings are in three metre lengths with the exception of joiners and saddle flashings. They are available in 0.55mm Z450 galvanised steel, 0.55mm Colorsteel Maxx and 0.5mm stainless steel. Saddle flashings are only available in stainless steel because of their compatibility with treated timber. Several new flashings have recently been added to the Quickflash ran...
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New external cladding launched

New external cladding launched

It’s got the charm of shingles and the durability of James Hardie fibre cement. New Shingleside Panel has all the traditional character and charm of cedar shingles but with the additional durability of James Hardie fibre cement.  A pre-primed, lightweight wall cladding solution for external walls, the product will make a statement out of gable ends or the entire house. Shingleside Panel also complements other James Hardie exterior claddings such as Linea Weatherboard or Titan Fa...
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Groundbreaking new ‘tool’ saves time and money

As every tradesman will know, the process of turning a job into profit can be as laborious as the job itself, with so much time being spent on completing and processing the paperwork involved in any trade. Trade Tools is a revolutionary product that has just been released in New Zealand.  Specifically developed for tradesmen, Trade Tools works on a PDA or Smart phone on the Vodafone and Telecom networks. You can perform all your day-to-day business functions, such as purchase orders, quote...
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Cemix keeps up with changing market

Cemix keeps up with changing market

Cemix Drimix has developed plaster products not previously available in New Zealand, or which were restrictively expensive due to import costs. With a substantial number of new houses in New Zealand being built from permanent concrete materials, and a noticeable increase in the construction of high-rise buildings, Cemix Drimix identifi ed the need to develop a system for solid wall plastering that can be applied with a minimum thickness of 12mm.  The solution developed is a two-product sys...
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