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A Rothesay Bay clifftop property easily takes on the elements

Altus Window Systems and our fabricator Rylock worked on the build of two clifftop properties in Rothesay Bay, with the high-wind zone presenting a challenge.

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3 tips to foster good relationships in NZ construction

Maintaining strong relationships with clients and contractors in NZ construction comes down to professionalism, using technology and open communication.  

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DESIGNING FOR BUILDING PERFORMANCE - how to increase performance and reduce time and costs

New Zealand’s appetite for new construction cannot be sated. However, if we allow ourselves to get pressured by the unyielding stream of houses, high-rises and apartments, we risk creating a problem as damaging as - if not worse than - the leaky homes debacle.

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The future of NZ office buildings: What architects need to know

The future of New Zealand office buildings is coming, but are you ready? These are examples of smart offices that architects need to know about.

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Better home design key for NZ architects beating climate change

Architects can design buildings to mitigate the effects of climate change, and have already done so around the world. We can do the same in NZ.

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House of Year 2017!

2017 Registered Master Builders National Supreme Home Build Winner - features Altus Window Systems, Atlantic High Performance Suite Joinery.

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Condensation - The healthy homes battle our industry isn't fighting

The most pressing contaminant issue in New Zealand homes is internal moisture, said BRANZ in 2016. Now it's 2018, and this issue is still wreaking havoc on Kiwi properties - and the people that live in them.

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Inspiring building projects from around the world

From a typhoon-secure Kindergarten to eco-friendly senior residences, get inspired by some of the world's most impressive building projects.  

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Integrated Windows - Never compromise, get the performance and aesthetic your project deserves.

We've designed a family of window platforms from residential to commercial that blend seamlessly together, allowing architects greater freedom of aesthetic choice without the need to compromise.

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How to use collaboration to improve your smart windows fitting

Collaborating with your Kiwi construction suppliers can help reduce material and time waste for building professionals in the field.  

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Four techniques and examples of building sustainably in NZ

In this article, we explore examples of good sustainable building technique in New Zealand. We feature the most sustainable container home in the country, gorgeous office building 20 Customhouse Quay, a highly thermal efficient Queenstown home and Auckland's sustainably conscious Hobsonville Point development.

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Taking a look at the 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards

For the last eight years the NZIA has awarded the country's most exceptional design and innovation efforts. Here are some of this year's winners.