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Contemporary plaster cavity cladding systems offer advanced solutions that exceed current Building Code requirements...
The difference between a nice building and a beautiful one lies in the detail - something a brand new and highly distinctive aluminium cladding and roofing solution can now provide...
Think contrasting tones, elegant framing of the cladding, and a touch of class. Here are six ways to style your home’s exterior with designer spouting...
When the need to re-roof arises, the options are numerous...
With an extensive range of options available when considering house cladding, cost effectiveness is right up...
A chemical-free heat-treated timber combined with innovative new detailing is opening up a world of possibilities for residential cladding...
Vertical cedar cladding has quickly become a coveted choice for homes around the country. We had a chat to...
Vertical cedar cladding has quickly become a coveted choice for homes around the country. We had a chat to...
Fibre cement products have been used for decades as a durable, fire retardant cladding solution.
Weathering metals evolve in a similar way to humans, ageing over the years with appearances changing as time...
Large format porcelain tiles have surpassed traditional tiles in their popularity but they require a specific...
Ōamaru stone is known for its rich, creamy colouring. Commonly used for external cladding, it’s also an...
Weatherboards are the quintessential exterior cladding used on New Zealand homes, but one Kiwi company sets itself apart with a product that is both durable and eco-friendly...
From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand has a dramatically different...
Timber weatherboards have been used to clad New Zealand homes for over 100 years and over this time there has been a vast change in the style, versatility and complexity of how and where timber is used...
New Zealand’s climatic conditions can be extremely harsh on buildings so it is crucial that architects and designers get the creative details of a timber façade just right to ensure cladding will endure the ravages of time and also look amazing...
When you’ve been in the timber milling game as long as MacDirect’s director Murray Grant has, there’s not a lot that you haven’t seen...
The evolution of membrane roofing began with the embalming of Egyptian mummies in the 5th century BC into the strong, UV-stable systems we see today that can even support weed-free green roofs...
When selecting a construction material for a garage door, many homeowners gravitate towards timber thanks to its beautiful natural aesthetic, however there are several long-term issues that using wood can bring. This is where composite materials come into play...
As our cities continue to grow unabated, higher density living in developments such as apartments and townhouses is becoming more accepted as a viable alternative to the traditional quarter-acre dream...
The natural beauty of New Zealand-grown radiata pine is celebrated in an attractive new product called J-Panel...
There is an enormous range of different types of claddings available today in various styles, colours and textures, giving designers the ability to experiment and create unique exteriors...
If you paint a house, you’re likely to paint two coats for a nice finish. But you’ll no doubt be painting those same two coats in ten years’ time, because paint finishes available in New Zealand struggle to provide the longevity to last much longer in the harsh local climate...
Timber cladding products are de rigueur in architecturally designed residential builds – but until now it’s been difficult to achieve the same look on a commercial or high-rise project...
If you look around our cities there are so many beautiful historic brick buildings - churches, and warehouses with a depth of charm and character that only brick, one of the world’s oldest building materials, can create...
Designing a building that has a life to it starts with street appeal. The first impression a person has a of building is when they approach it, and it’s in this instant where visual appeal makes all the difference. We spoke to The Tile People about cladding materials for buildings with distinctive character...
Gavin Prangley of SCE Stone & Design is hard at work on the Commercial Bay project in Auckland CBD. He and his team are using an innovative mechanical fixing system to ensure speedy and efficient facade cladding of the new multi-purpose centre - a German system that may very well change the way New Zealanders install stone cladding... Gavin Prangley of SCE Stone & Design is hard at work on the Commercial Bay project in Auckland CBD. He and his team are using an innovative mechanical fixing system to ensure speedy and efficient facade cladding of the new multi-purpose centre - a German system that may very well change the way New Zealanders install stone cladding...
Waterproofing membranes have generally been designed for low-slope roofs that were mostly unseen, and as...
When combined with a warm roof system, green roofs help to maintain a stable roof temperature, and reduce the amount of stormwater...
What is a warm roof? Well, it’s many things, but most critically, it is a roofing system designed for low slope roofs...
Timspec stocks a wide range of weatherboard styles and species suitable for design variations. 
Slate is a form of rock that formed from a sediment that dates back approximately 300 million years...
Natural is all the rage at the moment when it comes to colouring cladding. But what does natural mean,...
With his European ancestry came a love of stonemasonry, a skill that has been passed down through the generations...
Detailing recessed aluminium windows within a cedar facade has been a challenge for New Zealand architects...
Until recently, options for commercial cladding has been constrained by limited quality and colour choice,...

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