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JNL Juken J-Frame

2021-11-01T16:53:45+13:00November 1st, 2021|Building|

For those of you that know me well, one of the most rewarding aspects of working on heritage houses, has given me the insight and the skills, plus the ability of the original builders and the materials they used. I imagine that the early carpenters who began building villa’s, using Kauri would have been amazed [...]

TANKS – a more sustainable future

2021-10-19T12:11:49+13:00October 19th, 2021|Building, General|

Who would have thought that the large plastic water tanks that you see dotting the New Zealand rural landscape can be given a new life? Well, they can. In fact, Bailey’s Tanks commitment to sustainability is at the heart of everything they do. You could say it all starts in the factory and ends on [...]

Black Snake drainage coil

2021-08-24T15:34:58+12:00August 24th, 2021|Building, General|

If you are at home, looking at your garden or drive way, thinking…”gosh with all this rain I need to sort out that boggy area”, Black Snake drainage coil is the solution for you. Black Snake drainage coil is a sub-soil drainage solution that allows water to filter into the pipe via the slots punched [...]

Triboard TGV – Premium Wall Lining

2021-06-17T14:30:13+12:00June 17th, 2021|Building, General|

When scenic Lake Ohau Quarters needed wall lining options, they searched for a product that was not only appealing to the eye, but one that would blend in with the stunning alpine backdrop. Triboard TGV was the premium solution with its unique tones and natural patterns. The warm tones of Triboard’s TGV finish in the [...]

Scaffold Towers

2019-06-14T14:50:33+12:00June 14th, 2019|Building, General|

The reality of life on a building site is that much of what we need to do, we need to do at a height that is out of reach. Nogging out a midfloor, fixing down trusses and working in stairwells are the types of jobs that have us searching for a safe and stable platform [...]

Resene Rockcote

2018-08-22T15:34:07+12:00August 22nd, 2018|Building, General|

Glass Polish Finish by Colin Mackenzie, Plastering in Auckland. When it came to selecting the interior finish for the walls and ceiling for Harmon Horton Lusk corporate law offices the Architects at Warren & Mahoney Auckland office selected the Rockcote MarbleStone polished lime finish. The finish is the highest polish achievable with our range of natural plasters. The ‘Glass [...]

J-Frame, It’s the way of the future!

2018-08-16T14:24:13+12:00August 16th, 2018|Building, General|

J-Frame is manufactured by Juken New Zealand Ltd at their processing plant at Masterton. During my time gaining knowledge about the J-Frame I was lucky enough to discuss and learn from different individuals about their opinions and experiences working with J-Frame. Here’s how the J-Frame is made. I then went on to interview Ash Sparks [...]

It’s a Ute, Utilise it

2018-04-19T11:49:03+12:00April 19th, 2018|Building, General|

The call went out to sort out a few rotten weatherboards at Mick’s place, Palmerston North… What a great excuse for a roadie. I can’t remember the last time I drove that far south, all that comes to mind is a younger version of myself on my old motorbike. The round trip which was completed [...]

Rockcote – 2017 National Winner: Retail Category

2018-03-29T09:03:38+13:00March 29th, 2018|Building, General|

PROJECT: TANTALUS WINERY, BREWERY & RESTAURANT Entrant: WG de Gruchy Construction Limited Project Partners: Cheshire Architects (Architect/Designer Underscoring everything is a commitment to the organic, the bespoke, and the hand made. In pursuing the demands of an intense hospitality operation, we made lights from twisted old vine branches, plastered walls with ROCKCOTE clay plaster and straw, [...]

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