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How to Tackle Mould and Stain on Wood [Video]

Moulds, lichen and stains are common on aged exterior wood.

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What You Should Know about Chemically Treated Timber [Video]

Many exterior wood products are treated with wood preservatives – some of which are more toxic than others.

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The Red List – Materials to Watch out For!

The Living Building Challenge is a holistic sustainable building program created by the International Living Future Institute.

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The Relative Toxicity of Wood Preservatives: Eco Building

Not all wood preservatives are created equal.

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Good Wood – The Importance of Good Forest Management

According to Greenpeace, “good wood” is timber grown in plantations or harvested from ‘well managed’ forests or recycled, reused or salvaged wood. Good wood enables consumers to continue using wood products without causing forest destruction.

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Camo – The Preferred Concealed Fix Decking Fastener

Decking fixing can be challenging, particularly in harsh environments such as New Zealand. Our regular rainfall and harsh UV makes short work of poor quality deck fasteners. A galvanised nail often does not cut the mustard.

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Tips for Weather-tight Cladding Systems and Installation

Whether we like it or not New Zealand is now known as the ‘leaky building capital of the world’.

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Creating an E2/VM1 Weather-tight Timber Cladding System for The Block TV Series

With New Zealand’s history of leaky buildings, it is considered critical that a house facade is weather tight. The best method to test weather-tightness is the E2/VM1 test method.

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Abodo Secret Fix Cladding Installation Tips [Video]

Abodo’s “builder friendly” secret fix weatherboard system offers a clean appearance with no visible fixings through the face.

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An Interview with a Green Architectural Designer: Craig Jarvis

Architectural designer Craig Jarvis has always been up for a challenge, and now, in the biggest test of all, Craig has registered the first New Zealand home to attempt to achieve the very strict criteria set by the Living Building Challenge

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New Study – Wood and it’s Physiological Benefits – Planet Ark

Planet Ark has released a new report into the health and wellbeing benefits of wood materials in homes, businesses and places for learning.

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Wood for a Better World

It is commonly accepted that the use of natural materials, such as wood provide a calming effect on people. Now psychologists agree.

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