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Waterproofing the ‘Bits that Matter’ at Aotea Square. Neuchatel NZ has worked on some pretty large jobs around New Zealand, but arguably none more complex than Aotea Square. This cherished public space in the heart of Auckland City is rated for 20,000 people, and is host to...

Such an unnecessary thing to have a school burn down due to a bad choice of product. I wrote about the dangers of using torch-on membranes on older wooden structures just a month or so ago (read "A Burning Question" here)! There’s no excuse for...

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu...

What options do you have for waterproofing heritage (or any old wooden) structures? Several years back, fire services were called to a fire at a historic homestead in Hawkes Bay. What they found when they got there was a bonfire as the tinder-dry dwelling burned out...

UV Degradation can significantly shorten the life and integrity of your roof. Auckland has just sweltered through another long hot summer, and everyone is checking their mole-maps. But you shouldn’t just be thinking about yourself… Have you taken enough precautions to protect your building from the life-shortening...

[caption id="attachment_285" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kate Sheppard building refurbishment[/caption] Kate Sheppard Building Refurbishment One of the buildings identified by Wellington City Council as being at earthquake risk because it was built before 1976 when the first modern earthquake standard was introduced (NZS 1976), was this Grade II listed...

The ‘green-minded’ multi-storey car park for Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks, was submitted to the awards by Jeff Jones, business development manager of Radflex Contact Services. This project received a BREEAM excellent rating for its construction and is considered Marks & Spencer’s biggest greenest branch. It...

Understanding and mitigating the effects of the ‘Fire Triangle’ This image of a factory fire was taken by The Herald in 2012. It give you an idea of the threat to any business of a fire on the premises. Productivity losses can be crippling, and the...

When Murrays Bay Sailing Club put their washing area above their boat storage, they needed a long lasting waterproofing system to insure the integrity of their building. [caption id="attachment_484" align="aligncenter" width="518"] View from Murrays Bay Sailing Club[/caption] Check out the video we made of the project....

Mastic asphalt for use as pavement quality surfacing is an ‘old’ product in the sense that it has been around for some time. In fact Neuchatel is one of New Zealand’s oldest trademarks having first been registered in 1905. Mastic asphalt as a product for use in...