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Three-year study to explore best green roof design

University of Auckland engineering student Emily Voyde is embarking on a three-year study to find the most suitable materials to use in “green roofs” in Auckland City. Ms Voyde, 23, has received a Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship to fund her study. She is the first female Maori PhD student in the University’s Faculty of Engineering, and the only PhD student assigned to conduct research on Auckland City’s only green roof, which was built on top of the university&rsquo...
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Continuous sheet ensures weathertightness at Vector

Continuous sheet ensures weathertightness at Vector

There’s no getting away from it, Auckland gets more than its fair share of rain. Surprising enough, how­ever, up until now Auckland City hasn’t had a covered arena to encourage fans off the sofa, and bands and sports teams into the heart of the city. Positioned about as close to the Waitemata Harbour as you could possibly manage without taking a dip, the recently opened Vector Arena has changed all that. Keeping the punters warm and dry is a priority, and to do so Peddle Thorpe A...
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Quality sheet fixing vital

With today’s demands for quality products that are proven to stand the test of time and ensure weathertightness, roof sheet fixing is very important. The sheet roof as supplied in New Zealand is of the highest quality, and builders need to be confident that the screw fastening the roofing material is of the same high quality. With the introduction of Buildex Roof Zips, Ramset has supplied a roofing screw designed and proven to exceed the requirements of standard sheet roofing. Develop...
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Natural lighting innovation reduces cooling and lighting costs

Natural lighting innovation reduces cooling and lighting costs

The technologically advanced natural lighting HeatGuard range from Dimond is specifically designed to reduce transmitted heat inside a building while increasing visible light.   Used extensively on the Sylvia Park development in Auckland, HeatGuard 4 and HeatGuard 8 are two new natural lighting products which reduce the amount of heat transmitted into a building while still providing the highest level of visible light transmission.   An easy way to remember which product to sel...
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