Habitat 16 - Off the shelf
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Habitat 16 - Off the shelf
The Gardens of Amsterdam wallpaper collection designed by Annet van Egmond is inspired by the artisan elements found within Europe. Execution is flawless with impressive depth and light effects, and a unique sheen that radiates luxury. Ideal as a statement wall, area or room. Complement your favourite wallpaper with your favourite Resene colours for a complete interior look. View the Resene wallpaper online or at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.
an elegant alternative
The new Elegance range from Foreno Tapware combines sleek curves with bold corners creating a fresh new look in tapware. It’s an ideal alternative for people who like a softer side to minimalist styling. The elegantly curved handles are comfortable to use and the gooseneck spout gives you loads of room under the tap for working in the sink. The Elegance range includes a sink mixer (shown), basin mixer, shower mixer and bath spout, available through your local plumbing merchant. Visit www.foreno.co.nz for the full range of tapware or call 0508 FORENO (367 366) for a free UNPLUGGED magazine.
Comfort, warmth and health have been the driving forces behind the release of an economical new range of thermally broken windows and doors under the Altherm First and Vantage brands. The new residential range uses Thermal Heart™ technology to achieve 35% better thermal performance over and above standard double glazed products and an outstanding 130% improvement over standard single glazed windows. The technology stitches a nylon barrier into every window and door profile so that the transfer of heat and condensation are minimised. Visit www.thermalheart.co.nz.
cushions to complement
Selected Resene fashion fabrics are now available in cushions. Choose from the hot Resene Beyond, unique Resene Diva or botanically inspired Resene Metaphor. You can either buy direct from stock or your cushions can be custom made with your curtain order. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers (NZ only).
Ecodure flooring has released two new Premium neutral colours for its popular solid compressed bamboo range – Latte (double white) and Pietro (shown). Ecodure is a new-generation plank with unique construction features, waxed Uniclic edges, factory stained and pre-finished. Solid compressed bamboo is highly dent-resistant and sustainable. Visit www.bambooflooring.co.nz.
neat and tidy
With drawers being used for more kitchen storage, Hettich have a clever system that keeps drawer contents in place. Orgaflag safely secures pots, pans, plates or groceries in place, maximising your storage space and making it easier to locate items. With a non-skid base and a number of Orgaflags you simply arrange the flags to fit the size of your items. Visit www.hettich.co.nz.
The classical look of shutters brings something special to any room. New Countrywoods shutters from Luxaflex also bring the ease of control that modern technology makes possible with bi-folding, hinged, sliding or custom hung models. Visit www.luxaflex.co.nz.
glass as art
Tired of ordinary old glass? Metro GlassTech’s On Glass Digital Printing is not only durable, accurate and flexible but will give any room character and individuality. Advanced GlassJet™ technology using ceramic inks is not only extremely durable but gives ultimate design expression. Visit www.metroglasstech.co.nz.
In its latest release of the top 20 most popular Resene colours, green-edged neutrals have rocketed up the list, with Resene Thorndon Cream breaking into the top 20 list for the first time. These hues are ideal for your projects inside and out accented by stronger and brighter hues to lift the colour scheme. See the Resene Whites & Neutrals colour chart and The Range Whites & Neutrals for more great hues. Available from your Resene ColorShop or reseller or order online.
A month-long initiative by Homestar – the Government and industry backed rating tool for homes – is set to make a significant difference to the health of this country’s housing stock. During March, Homestar will be encouraging homeowners who haven’t already done so to use the free online test at www.homestar.org.nz to check the overall health of their home. The assessment covers insulation, heating, water-use, waste management, ventilation and other features that are important to healthy, warm, comfortable and efficient homes. It then calculates a value rating, from one to 10 stars, based on these factors.
the best of nature inside
Clay has been used for construction for thousands of years. Now Rockcote Earthen is the latest advance for interiors using natural white china clay, organic binders and colours from the Resene The Range Whites & Neutrals. Earthern is a sustainable breathing surface that regulates humidity and temperature by absorbing and releasing vapour, making rooms more comfortable in all weathers. Earthen is very durable and can be repaired, re-surfaced and even recycled. Visit www.rockcote.co.nz.
If you thought spouting was purely functional think again. This new Marley Stratus Design Series makes a designer statement with its copper and titanium hybrid metallic finishes and is a result of 10 years of research and development. Because it’s made of uPVC, it’s low maintenance and highly innovative. Visit www.marley.co.nz.
build it right
Most residential building work that requires a building consent now has to be carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) under the introduction of Restricted Building Work (RBW) on March 1. The two-year Build it Right programme is aimed at improving the quality of building and increasing consumer confidence. Six licence classes relate to RBW – designers, carpenters, external plasterers, brick and block layers, foundation specialists and roofers. Registered architects, gas-fitters, plumbers and engineers are treated as being licensed. For a full list of LBPs, visit www.dbh.govt.nz/lbp.
The Resene Whites & Neutrals flat chart and the Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart have both been updated to reflect the latest colour trends. In the neutrals there is an upswing in green-toned hues, while we’re seeing more and more variants of grey for trafficable areas. The new colour charts are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
innovative flooring now here
Having won the hearts of European homemakers, the Gerflor Texline range of loose lay flooring is now available here. Stocked by Carpet Court and The Floor Store, the floor’s textile backing is made from recycled milk bottles and is moisture resistant so can be installed in every room in the home. The backing absorbs subfloor irregularities so Texline can be installed on top of virtually any surface, including most tiles. The flooring comes in an extensive range of contemporary colours and designs and includes a thicker range that is extremely comfortable underfoot and has outstanding acoustic properties. Visit www.carpetcourt.co.nz or www.thefloorstore.co.nz.
a little luxury
You can now add a little luxury to your bathroom with a Kaldewei bath. Meticulously crafted in Germany from steel and enamel with an overall thickness of 3.5mm, Kaldewei baths are guaranteed to remain durable for 30 years. Their glass-like finish is extremely scratch resistant, and also resistant to cosmetics and perfumes including nail polish remover and bath oils. An easy-clean finish is available on some models, where water simply runs off the bath taking dirt and lime particles with it. No need for stringent cleaners. Visit a Plumbing World store today or visit www.plumbingworld.co.nz.
This cool fish is made from driftwood, then finished in Resene paint by artist Karl Schroder. Based just out of Tauranga, he has a large school of the colourful creatures. For more details visit www.wood-n-things.co.nz.
Based on classic English garden furniture but with detailing inspired by local architectural embellishments, Kerryn Dunshea’s Garden Benches are hand crafted using mortise and tenon joins and stainless steel screws, then finished in Resene paint. Each design is available in three lengths and in any one of 12 Resene colours chosen to complement the local landscape and sit well with the most popular exterior paint colours. This one is Resene Afterglow. Custom modifications are also available. Visit www.kerryndunshea.co.nz.
Resene Woodsman Whitewash is an exciting new way to achieve a whitewashed effect on exterior timber. Resene Woodsman Whitewash is low in VOC compared to solventborne exterior stains, it’s easy to apply and suitable for professional decorators or home decorators to use. It’s part of the Resene Woodsman range of colours from traditional timber hues to brights. The Resene Woodsman range is available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
To help connect decorators to the information they need, Resene are starting to use QR codes on labels and some printed material. A QR code saves you the hassle of typing in a web address or hunting for the right page on a website, and can be ‘read’ by a smartphone with a QR code reader (there are plenty of free downloads if your phone doesn’t have one). If you try this one it will take you to the Resene online wallpaper library.
in the clouds
The new Cloud Cover® range of ceiling showers is an easy-to-install, retrofit water efficient showering solution. It is the only ‘in-ceiling’ fitting in the world that can be installed from within the room, not the ceiling cavity. Also available in the range is the high-technology Rainlight shower which uses a low-voltage LED to add soft light to your luxurious ceiling shower. The light activates automatically. For more information, or to receive a free copy of Plumbline’s new catalogue, call 04 568 9898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With today’s products being both aesthetic and highly functional, Skope’s range of panel heaters are now designed to fit discreetly into both classic and contemporary settings and come in a range of sizes and finishes to suit your individual décor. Many of Skope’s heating options can be set to timers, meaning you walk into or wake up to a warm home throughout winter. For more information, visit www.skope.co.nz.
The Resene Roof Systems chart has been updated to include another nature-inspired colour, called Resene Navigate. And with a recent formulation change, the Aluminium tone from Resene Summit Roof can now be painted direct to many surfaces without priming or sealing. Resene Summit Roof can also be tinted to a range of Resene CoolColour™ colours to help reflect heat, keeping the coated roof cooler. The Resene Roof Systems chart is available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
This colourful children’s step-up stool from local company Boardman & Co is hand-crafted and finished in Resene Chaos and Resene White. It is part of a large range of kid-friendly furniture that includes chairs in two sizes, tables with or without drawers and Peewee stools. Visit www.kidsfurniture.co.nz.
home sweet home
Following the success of exclusive Resene wallpaper collections, the new Resene Home and Resene Habitat ranges include a selection of soothing neutrals accented by fashion colours that are ideal to add to existing rooms or as the base for new colour schemes. Your favourite wallpaper can then be complemented with Resene paints for a complete interior look. View the Resene wallpaper online or at your local Resene ColorShop.
bringing colour to fires
The new Ferva wood fire offers technology and styling never before available in home heating. Innovative fashion-colour side panels in four standard colours let you customise your Ferva to suit your home interior. If you redecorate in the future, simply change the panels to match (they can also be customised on request). The fires also harness the science of thermo-electrics (which uses temperature differentials to generate electricity) to power a quiet, yet powerful, convection fan to distribute warmth more evenly. In a landmark for fires, the Ferva includes a unique USB port using any extra electricity to charge any USB-compatible device. Ferva fires are available from leading distributors.
Resene’s new Uracryl GraffitiShield semi-gloss clear finish now provides an alternative to the existing gloss option. Graffiti can be a nightmare – not only does it look bad and cost money to fix, but the longer you leave it the more likely it will attract more graffiti. Traditionally anti-graffiti protective coatings have been full of solvents. Keen to provide a lower VOC option, Resene has developed Resene Uracryl GraffitiShield, a high performance waterborne two-pack urethane designed to provide a clear protective finish as a defence against graffiti. Graffiti can then be removed using Resene Graffiti Cleaner without the need to repaint. Newly reformulated Resene Graffiti Cleaner is free of NMP and very effective against common materials used for graffiti, such as spray paint, inks, crayons and lipsticks. Visit www.graffitifree.co.nz.
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