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Get it right first time

Correct design and installation of building components are critical for longterm success – and many problems are avoidable if you know what you’re looking for. With this in mind, Rockcote Systems has introduced its Project Guide, which is designed to assist new and existing clients with the Rockcote exterior cladding process. It covers the selection of your Rockcote exterior cladding system, specifications, colour and texture choices, and the Rockcote Performance Guarantee. This not only warrants the products and systems, but also the Rockcote registered plasterers who install them. Call 0800 50 70 40, or visit:

Hands together for hemp

Auckland-based firm Hemptech recently won a prestigious design award at Sydney’s Comfia DesignEx 2004 show for its innovative fabrics made from industrial hemp. The award recognises excellence in design and manufacture. It relates to the whole collection of Hemptech hemp textiles, particularly a new clear, white, hemp fabric launched at the show. Screen-printed by Lynda Williams of Vortex, this features NZ flax pods in muted shades of grey running the length of a curtain. Hemptech creates a wide range of hemp products specially tailored for the soft furnishing industry. Call (AUST) 1800 333725, or visit:


See the finish before you start

Stuck trying to decide which colours to put where? Resene EzyPaint lets you see the end results before you start redecorating. Try your colours out for yourself on-screen and if they don’t look right, just keep playing with other combinations until you create the perfect scheme.

Look at Resene EzyPaint virtual painting software here for more information.


Top profile

When renovating, the best way to create a perfect painting surface is to replace your GIB plasterboard altogether. And a great way to top off your new wallboard is with GIB-Cove, GIB’s range of distinctive architectural coving profiles in a selection of shapes and scales. No special tools or fixing equipment are required, so GIB-Cove is easy for any tradesperson to install. Call 09 123 1234 or visit:

Richmond bath-room vanity top

On the bench

The new Richmond bath-room vanity top from Clearlite is tailormade for the classic villa or bungalow renovation. Visit:


Keeping it clean

This European-inspired Electrolux dishwasher breaks with traditional dishwasher design. On the outside, it features clean lines, concealed controls and a distinctive steel bar handle, for a minimalist look that integrates with Electrolux ovens. Inside, it offers superb dishwashing performance, including an Anti+Bac sanitising option. Call 09 573 2220.

Retro audio

Spin the sounds

Crosley’s televisions, radios and jukeboxes have helped make the company a household name in the USA since 1929. Inspired by the 1950s and 1960s, this gramophone, recently released into the NZ market, plays 45s, 78s and LPs (33s), incorporates an AM/FM radio and has capacity for additional speakers too. Call 09 358 2726 or visit:

Resene Cool Colours

Keep your cool

A black coating that remains cool even on the sunniest day? With new Resene Cool Colours, you can now specify dark colours and keep your cool. Dark colours on areas such as roofing are suntraps soaking in the sun’s rays placing significant relentless stress on the coating and the substrate.

New Resene ‘cool’ colours reflect energy in the near and far infra red region of the spectrum while absorbing strongly in the visible region to give a colour that looks the same as normal but absorbs less heat. In hot summer conditions ‘cool’ colours will help keep the roof temperature down, minimising the energy required to keep homes and buildings maintained at a comfortable temperature. The reduced stress on the coating and substrate will also increase their expected lifetime. Visit your local Resene ColorShop to view the ‘cool’ colour range.

The Laminex Group

Creative combination

Few local products in New Zealand can claim the long heritage of the Formica and Melteca brands. Now, The Laminex Group brings Formica and Melteca together to offer even more choice. With a new colour palette that lets you match or complement the horizontal (Formica) and vertical (Melteca) surfaces in your home, creating fantastic coordinated spaces has never been easier. Visit:

Carnival Handle range

Handling children

New from Parbury is the Carnival Handle range of brightly coloured pulls in a choice of different themes, ideal for children’s bedrooms or bathrooms.

french antiques

Beautifully aged

If antiques are your style, the commode en arbalète may be just what you need to complete your room. This painted French provincial commode en arbalète is named for its rare crossbow profile. Made around 1740, it still has its original locks and keys.

The commode en arbalète is just one piece in a wide collection of antiques available for viewing at Baran de Bordeaux. Call 09 524 6949 or visit:

Euroslider doors

Revealing all

The revolutionary design of the new Euroslider sliding door conceals the door’s operating mechanism at the top, leaving the sill surface sleek and clean. Unlike traditional sliding doors, there are no tracks or cavities, and the top tracking system makes it impossible to lift and slip the doors from their tracks when closed and locked. The outside sliding panels and flat sill design also provide great weathertightness, which allows water to drain away freely.


Award for drying

Manufactured in the UK, the new Award Appliances 6kg vented clothes dryer has been selected specifically for local conditions. Competitively priced, it comes in fully featured freestanding or stacking models, with a vast range of standard and optional features so you can customise it to suit you needs. Call 09 415 5610.

Decking paint

Pave the way

Decorate the great outdoors with the new Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas chart, which includes everything from non-skid finishes for indoors and out to concrete stain colours to rejuvenate your pavers. Freshen up your deck with a new coat of Resene Kwila Decking Stain or brighten up your entranceways and paths.


Kohler co-ordination

The 2004 collection from Kohler is Australasia’s first totally integrated bathroom design solution. Incorporating wash basins, baths and toilets, as well as complementary furniture, this series of bathroom suites has been created to alleviate the frustration often associated with mix and match bathroomware. The Escale suite shown here derives its design inspiration from Japanese ceramic tableware, and presents a clean new look complemented by a new range of Vessels basins and classically distinctive Tellieur bathroom furniture. Call 0800 100 382 or visit:


Gas that goes anywhere

Enjoy the benefits of gas without being hooked up to the mains with a Rockgas Homepack. With this new system clean environmentally-friendly LP gas can be installed in most homes no matter where they are located. Connection is simple and economical, and can be completed and signed off by a qualified gasfitter. Rockgas HomePacks feature a dual-cylinder automatic switching system to ensure continuous supply.

Instyle Textiles & Leathers

Beautiful botanics

Botanical is beautiful this season, and many of the recent upholstery fabric releases reflect the influence of natural textures, fauna-inspired colour and leafy accents.

These include the new designs from Instyle Textiles & Leathers, exclusive distributor of SvenskaKJ fabrics. Call 0800 108 090.

Colour chart

Looking for inspiration?

Check out The Range 2005 from Resene, brimming with colour s waiting to be chosen for your project. Comprising a collection of 185 classic and contemporary colours, metallics and wood finishes designed for the year 2005, there’s a shade here to suit your home, your mood and, most importantly, your lifestyle. The Range 2005 is available from Resene ColorShops nationwide. Call 0800 Resene (NZ) or 1800 738 383 (Aust). Alternatively, visit (NZ) or (Aust) for the Resene ColorShop nearest you.


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