Hundreds of exhibitors line up for buildnz designex

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The show is also endorsed by Architectural Designers NZ, Certified Builders Association, NZ Institute of Architects, BRANZ, Designers Institute, Furniture Association and Lifemark.
The building, design and construction sectors’ premier event will be in full swing for three days from June 26 as thousands of industry professionals talk structural systems, hardware, tools, flooring, surface finishes, interiors, lighting, fine furnishings, textiles and much more.

Architectural Designers NZ (ADNZ) general manager Astrid Andersen says her team is really looking forward to being at buildnz designex for the first time.
“We have a large corner space and the stand reflects a lot about ADNZ, the organisation. Our stand will be set up like a kiwi bach — open, inviting and friendly,” Ms Andersen says.
“Our team be able to answer any questions about ADNZ and the benefits of being part of the organisation, and how your business can benefit by working closely with us. We will also be offering design licensing assistance for all architectural designers who want help.

“The stand will be a fun place to visit. Not only are we close to the bar, but the team will offer visitors a cup of tea and an ANZAC biscuit. Everyone’s welcome.”
Another exhibitor is PSP, importers and suppliers of a wide range of innovative architectural and building products.
“Our range is used by New Zealand’s leading architects and designers,” PSP marketing coordinator Jessica Sit says.

“We deliver new and unique products into the market that enhance the appearance of almost any interior or exterior setting. Visitors to our stand will get a sneak preview of the new products we will be launching, exclusive to PSP in New Zealand.
“One of these is Sibu, a new range of textured, rollable, self-adhesive, flexible decorative surface coatings. Sibu will allow you to add surface effects that can be cut and fitted on site, used in furniture and at point of sale.

“We will also be presenting the winners of our 2011 PSP Design Challenge. We have received a huge number of entries from designers and architects incorporating our products in innovative ways.
“Find out who will win the ultimate trip to New York. This year we have also introduced a student edition to the Design Challenge and, no doubt, we will discover who the next great designer/architect could be.”

Another company looking forward to buildnz designex is Winstone Wallboards, New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and supplier of gypsum plasterboard, drywall systems, associated products and services.
“We have manufactured plasterboard systems under the GIB brand since 1927,” market residential manager Mark Jury says.

“This year visitors will be able to experience a simulated building site environment when visiting the GIB stand. The aim is to demonstrate how GIB products and systems contribute to quality interiors that will last, as well as highlight best practice installation to get the job done right first time.
“Members of the technical team will be at hand to answer any questions, from simple queries to highly complex technical specifications.”

Flexus will be showcasing a new “bendable” concrete product from Reid Construction Systems NZ.
“The Flexus product has become extremely popular with home owners and architects, and the display will allow visitors to jump around and walk on the flooring system,” marketing manager Mason Pirie says.

“The Flexus Modular Flooring system has been developed to replace particleboard flooring in timber framed construction. Flooring modules are created to achieve greater thermal, acoustic and water proofing while increasing the speed and quality of construction. You can now have a concrete mid-floor in a timber framed house.”

Everyone who visits the Ford stand has the chance to win a $46,000 Ford Ranger XLT ute, thanks to show partners Ford and Radio Hauraki.
buildnz designex 2011 will be held from June 26 to 28 at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. The event is expected to attract more than 5000 trade visitors.