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The Bach That JK Built

The Bach That JK Built

Residential | FlaxPod® Matte | Tray

For rugby great and keen surfer Sir John Kirwan, Waihi holds a special place in his heart. “I’ve been going there all my life. It’s like my spiritual home,” he says.

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Innovation in Pauanui

Innovation in Pauanui

Residential | Exterior: Slate, Sandstone Grey. Interior: FlaxPod® Matte, TidalDrift® Matte | Insulated Panel

Located near the coastal holiday town of Pauanui, this new Bach makes use of an innovative, smart and quick construction technique.

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The Tetris Building

Commercial | TuiTuft® | Tray

Dubbed ‘the tetris building’ by the roofing team involved in constructing it, Te Korowai, Home of Presbyterian Support for the Upper South Island, is designed with numerous, varying shaped windows.

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The Alpine Home

Residential | Slate | Tray

An undulating alpine site in Bendemeer near Lake Hayes, Queenstown, inspired the design of this house, which consists of a series of gabled forms that reflect the peaks seen in this mountainous environment.

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The Block NZ: Firehouse Season 8

Residential | TidalDrift® and FlaxPod® | Tray

Kingsland firm Context Architects was behind the renovation of the building’s shell, and the conversion of the spaces within, into workable apartments. Inside, these were left unspecified, allowing the show’s contestants full rein to work their magic.

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Mt Eden 339

Mt Eden 339

Residential | Ironsand | Tray

Couched below Maungawhau, a short walk from Mount Eden village, and bordered by two blocks of flats, this house designed by and for Dave Strachan of Strachan Group Architects pulls off an amazing feat.

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Wainui Construction – COLORSTEEL® Builder of the Year

Raglans Two Sheds

Commercial | Titania | Trapezoidal

An innovative commercial development by Wainui Constrcution.

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Matthew McDougall

Captivating Tray in Christchurch

Residential | Windsor Grey | Tray

Working on an architects own home, Matthew proved to have the highest standard of craftmanship.

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Vaughan Cook

Modern in Milford

Residential | FlaxPod® | Tray

Vaughan Cook - A future industry leader.

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Hynds Pokeno

Hynds Pokeno Project

Commercial | Grey Friars, TuiTuft® | Dridex® Trapezoidal

The Hynds Group have built a state-of-the-art facility for the production of concrete pipes in Pokeno. Embracing new technology, the project is a modern and unique unit.

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COLORSTEEL® MATTE

Colours of Aotearoa

Like its people, New Zealand’s native flora is hardy and practical.

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Coromandel Hideaway Home

Residential | Ebony | Trapezoidal

On a small clearing, nestled in 30 acres of Coromandel bush, with elevated views to an eastern valley towards Whitianga and Hot Water Beach, sits a hideaway home which is a retreat for a city family.

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Colorsteel Matte

Matte finishes are here to stay

COLORSTEEL® Matte is ideal for roofing, wall cladding, fascia and rainwater applications.

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Department of Conservation

Commercial | Karaka | Corrugate

When the Department of Conservation began their pest control project on a number of Fiordland islands they were faced with a dilemma. They had nowhere for their rangers to stay.

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Wellington Zoo

Commercial | Ironsand | Corrugate

Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha, was a Wellington Zoo redevelopment and rejuvenation project described as a 'love story to New Zealand'.

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The Terraces on Parkway Seaview Millwater | Ironsand | Trapezoidal
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Te Timatanga

Residential | Thunder Grey | Trapezoidal

In the 1970s, American architect Michael Reynolds came up with the concept of an ‘Earthship’. Defined as being a building that conforms to the principles of self-sustainability, Earthships are self-contained and have minimal environmental impact.

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The Ballara Home

Residential | FlaxPod® | Tray

When you build on a slope with anything more than a 20-degree gradient, the normal solution is to construct a house that sits on poles. So the proposal to build a conventional house on a 45-degree slope took many people by surprise.

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The Avantidrome

Commercial | BOUNCE® Coolhaven | Trapezoidal

A velodrome of international class and standing has to be an impressive structure. After all, it is the training base and home for both cyclists and triathletes seeking Olympic and World Championship glory.

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Snow Planet

Commercial | Titania | Corrugate

COLORSTEEL® is usually tasked with keeping the weather out. In the case of Auckland’s North Shore —based Snow Planet the responsibilities went the other way. The job was to keep the snow in at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest indoor ski slopes.

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Canon Ridge House | FlaxPod® | Corrugate
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Hingaia Peninsula School

Commercial | Ironsand | Trapezoidal

The area around the Hingaia Peninsula School used to be lush South Auckland pasture. Now it’s prime residential property and New Zealand’s first Green Star Built certified school.

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Canon Ridge House

Residential | FlaxPod® | Corrugate

Looking like a box gift-wrapped in black and tied with a bright orange ribbon, this Canon Ridge home in Christchurch turns heads.

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Cable Bay

Residential | Sandstone Grey | Tray

Waiheke Island is one of the country’s most demanding building environments. It’s a unique setting that requires an innovative approach and a certain amount of local knowledge.

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Thunder Grey and Smokey, MAXX®
The Brae | Thunder Grey, Smokey | TrayThe Brae
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Cascade House

Residential | Ironsand | Tray

Wellington is a wonderful city, but it’s also a windy city. It's an environment where gale force winds batter homes and buildings on a regular basis. Add a dash of salt water to the mix and you’ve got conditions that will test the mettle of any structure.

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The Tate Home

Residential | Ebony | Trapezoidal

While London might have the Tate Modern — a contemporary art gallery on the banks of the Thames – New Zealand has Chris Tate, an Auckland-based architect who’s every bit as avant-garde as his namesake.

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Hackett Road | Ironsand | Tray
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The Terraces on Parkway Seaview Millwater

Residential | Ironsand | Trapezoidal

Horncastle Homes have set new standards with the Terraces Parkway project. The medium density homes at Millwater have raised expectations around quality and style.

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Jack’s Point Show Home

Residential | Ironsand | Tray

Jack’s Point is renowned as one of the leading residential and golfing developments in Australasia. It’s a 1200-hectare settlement based on a working farm on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just 20 minutes outside of Queenstown.

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Waiau Pa

Commercial | Lichen | DRIDEX® Trapezoidal

In New Zealand, residential and commercial buildings have long been plagued with moisture issues. COLORSTEEL® has come up with a solution that transforms the traditional system of roofing, underlay and netting with an innovative new product – COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX®.

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Choosing the right colour

Choosing the colour for your roof, cladding or fencing is an important decision. Here are some tips to help you.

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Jack's Point Show Home | Ironsand | Tray
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Hackett Road

Residential | Ironsand | Tray

Developers and homeowners are always looking for fresh ways to seamlessly blend new buildings with the surrounding landscape.

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The Brae

Residential | Thunder Grey, Smokey | Tray

When Auckland construction company Jalcon Homes built a series of Cape Cod-style family homes on 'The Brae' they chose COLORSTEEL® MAXX® for the roofing and cladding.

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