Monthly Archives: June 2014

Introducing New 3M Envision Wrap Films!


Company: Blue Print Imaging

3M’s Envision Wraps combine high-performance technology with a sustainable edge!

3M Envision Print Wrap Film 480Cv3, and its protective cover 3M Envision Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G come with new features and advantages, as well as the same 3M innovations you know and love!

New features:

  • Versatile — wraps walls, vehicles, trucks, trailers, boats, textured surfaces and more
  • Installs 50% faster on textured surfaces
  • Conformable on demand
  • Stretches 150% and will not lift
  • Installs even easier — in a broader range of ambient temperatures
  • Exceptional gloss and clarity
  • Resistant to squeegee scratching
  • Faster removals
  • Greater tensile strength — resists tearing
  • Highly durable — guards against UV rays, high temperatures, moisture and acid dew
  • Greener solution — non-PVC

Tried and true features:

  • Excellent print quality
  • Slideability
  • Snap-up (repositionability)
  • Heated film recovery
  • ComplyTM v3 Adhesive air release channels

For more information call Blue Print Imaging on 09 299 7770 or visit their website today!

Try it. Apply it. Stretch it. Remove it.




BOSTIK ALPHA GRIP – Tested and Approved for use with strandfloor®


Company: Bostik

Bostik New Zealand are pleased to announce that Bostik’s Alpha Grip 1 hour foaming PU Construction Adhesive has now been tested and approved by Laminex as suitable for fixing Strandfloor® panels to timber and steel joists.

Adhesive used to bond panels to the support system limits the possibility of movement, thereby reducing the potential for noise to be generated within the flooring system.

BOSTIK ALPHA GRIP 1 Hour Foaming PU Construction Adhesive features:

  • One hour Cure
  • Suitable for flooring and general construction
  • D4 adhesive is Stronger than wood after one hour
  • Foams slightly to fill gaps and cracks
  • Sticks to wet surfaces in all weather

For more information please visit the Bostik website or call 0508 222 777.

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Productspec’s Paradigm Shift This Month!


Company: Productspec

This June, Productspec + Smartspec hit the road with 17 industry-leading partners for the annual Paradigm Shift events!

We held 5 events in beautiful venues in Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, showcasing the future of the building industry to nearly 700 Architects and Designers!

Each night consisted of a unique and entertaining format – an inspiring keynote presentation from Dr. Daniel Davis, rapid-fire partner presentations, mingling, drinks and canapés, and amazing prize draws! One even called it ‘The best CPD event he had attended in 30 years!’

Thank you to everyone who was involved, we thoroughly enjoyed our huge tour across the country. If you missed out, don’t worry – Paradigm Shift will be back even bigger and better next year!


Want to get involved in Paradigm Shift 2015?

Specifiers – you can attend one of our free CPD events! Check the Paradigm Shift website for updates.

Manufacturers – you can get involved as an event partner! Contact Productspec to discuss this fantastic opportunity further.



External Sliding Door – Residential Series



Company: Aluminium Systems

Creating space in a home has never been easier or more attractive.

The Residential Series external sliding door from Aluminium Systems glides smoothly on an outside track, maximising internal living spaces and providing easy access to patios and decks.

The external slider can be installed flush with the floor to give an unobtrusive floor line, and make cleaning a breeze. The clever design also means an awning window can be open when the sliding door is closed to allow controlled ventilation during any weather.

Designed to meet New Zealand standards and residential applications the Residential Series external slider provides a stylish and contemporary profile. For larger units or feature doors, it blends perfectly with the high performing Architectural range, creating a seamless look throughout the home.

Tested in accordance with NZS:4211:2008

  • New Zealand maximum wind pressure Extra High, 1515 Pa SLS and 2130 Pa ULS
  • New Zealand maximum water test pressure Extra High, 455 Pa


  • Nominal 31mm panel width
  • 24mm maximum IGU (insulated glass unit) capacity


Drawings and other joinery combinations are available; please contact or your local Fairview or Elite fabricator for more information.


OPAL and TruRock from Knauf Plasterboard – superior performance for the same price


Company: Knauf Plasterboard

For clients who demand the highest quality finish on their walls, but also want good value, Knauf Plasterboard’s OPAL system with Level+ Technology is the product to offer.

Used in conjunction with Knauf’s MastaTape Universal compound, the OPAL system delivers a premium level 5 finish and an aesthetically superior result. With a surface-lining-paper pre-coat that uses advanced Level+Technology, the OPAL system ensures the smoothest and whitest finish available on the market.

Only recently released in New Zealand, OPAL plasterboard offers exceptional sound insulation and is ideal for bedrooms, media rooms and playrooms. High traffic areas such as stairways, corridors and foyers will also benefit from OPAL plasterboard’s unrivalled impact resistance.

Easy to clean and UV resistant, OPAL plasterboard provides better fire protection with over 25% more hydrated gypsum than standard plasterboard.

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For commercial jobs that require durable, multi-functional boards, Knauf’sTruRock Plasterboard is the economical solution. As well as excellent acoustic performance, TruRock is easy to maintain and boasts fire, water and impact resistance that meets or exceeds industry requirements. Featuring a high density core with glass fibre reinforcement and heavy duty face and back paper, TruRock is the lining to choose for high performance commercial projects.

Talk to your preferred supplier about Knauf Plasterboard’s OPAL and TruRock products today.



Atlantis Tiled Showers


Company: Atlantis

Over time, even subtle movement can be enough to undermine any waterproofing layer that has been applied directly onto the timber floor and walls. Cracks can then occur, particularly at the corner joints, creating the potential for leaks.

No matter how well the membrane has been applied, it won’t stop water eventually finding its way out. We’ve all heard of leaky home syndrome.

Leaky shower syndrome is an equally serious and costly problem. The Atlantis tile shower system is a specially designed solution to combat leaky showers. More importantly, it caters for high risk areas such as upstairs bathrooms and timber floors.

Unlike traditional methods of building tile showers and wet rooms, the Atlantis system is a complete shower package that addresses all the critical waterproofing issues in a shower area.

The core of the Atlantis system is the pre-moulded 100% waterproof EasyTile base that forms the structural foundation for the tile shower. Made from the same reinforced laminate material used in high performance boats, the EasyTile base provides a stable shower floor that will not move, flex or buckle with building movement.

The Atlantis Tile shower base and system components form a complete capsule to retain all water within the shower. With precision-made connections that seal together at the critical junctions, there is no chance of water escaping other than where it is directed. The system comes with a choice of premium quality frameless screen configurations,

The Atlantis EasyTile shower base comes with an unrivalled 25-year leak-free guarantee!