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09 Mar 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR MARCH 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
03 Mar 2021
STANDARDS ONLINE WEBSITE UPDATE
You may be experiencing some problems accessing Standards over the coming days as they are making significant updates to their website. We are aware...
02 Mar 2021
FIRE BARRIERS - FOR VENTILATED CAVITY CONSTRUCTION
Maintaining an unobstructed ventilated drained cavity behind cladding on multi-unit/multi-storey residential or commercial buildings can be made...
18 Feb 2021
ELECTRICAL RELATED FIRES - CAN THEY BE REDUCED?
About 20% of New Zealand building fires are related to electrical systems or devices. So is there anything that could help in new builds and...
18 Feb 2021
TIMBER STANDARD NZS 3604 REVISION PROCESS STARTED
New Zealand's main standard for the design and construction of timber-framed buildings, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, is being revised,...
09 Feb 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
12 Jan 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR JANUARY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
08 Dec 2020
MASTERSPEC BEGINS A NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WITH STEEL CONSTRUCTION NEW ZEALAND (SCNZ)
Masterspec and SCNZ are delighted to announce a new industry partnership to support the structural steel design, fabrication and erection in the New...
26 Nov 2020
STORMWATER DRAINAGE DESIGN – NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN NZBC E1 NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
November 2020 brought a number of updates to the Building Code, including a new Acceptable Solution in the form of E1/AS2 in its newest version,...
26 Nov 2020
GREEN STAR UPDATE TO VERSION 1.0
The Green Star Technical Manual v3.2 has been superseded by Green Star Design and As Built NZ v1.0. Also Green Star Office Interiors v3 has been...
24 Nov 2020
GUTTER & DOWNPIPE DESIGN MADE EASY
It is not often that changes to the NZBC Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods provide a windfall that makes life a whole lot easier for a...
29 Oct 2020
LATEST BUILDING CODE 2020 UPDATES
Earlier this year MBIE ran public consultation on proposed changes to a number of Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. Despite a number of...
06 Oct 2020
THE STATE OF CONSTRUCTION – BY THE NUMBERS
At Masterspec the amount of specifications live on the platform at any one time has always given us an indication of the health of the industry. In...
29 Sep 2020
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC SUSTAINABLE & GREEN BUILDING GENERAL SECTIONS
A number of the formal sustainable systems, Living Building Challenge and Green Star, have recently made significant changes to their systems....
01 Sep 2020
AMENDMENTS TO STRUCTURAL STEEL STANDARD AS/NZS 5131
AS/NZS 5131: 2016, Structural Steelwork - Fabrication and Erection is cited in NZBC B1/VM1, 5.0 Steel. This new Amendment A1, which has just been...
04 Aug 2020
WHAT ON EARTH IS EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING
This month Masterspec has added more clauses to the electrical sections about earthing and equipotential bonding of conductive elements of the...
02 Jul 2020
NEW GENERIC WORK SECTION 7765 - ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS
Masterspec's new generic section, 7765 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations, responds to increasing EV ownership and NZTA's coordination of NZ's...
30 Jun 2020
REPLACEMENT STANDARDS FOR CEILINGS & SPRINKLERS
There have been quite a few new and amended Standards since the beginning of lockdown. Two major replacement Standards you should know about...
30 Apr 2020
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) - AN ALTERNATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM
Masterspec introduces a new generic section 3876 STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) (available in Standard, Basic,
23 Apr 2020
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR THE SPECIFIER
Masterspec's Managing Editor Alex Shaw suggests how using the information at this link can help ensure your project fulfils its obligations to provide...

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR JANUARY 2021

12 Jan 2021

Every month Masterspec update our existing libraries and publish new work sections, most of which are new Product Partner branded work sections. This page will be updated on a monthly basis to bring you the latest in product performance documentation from New Zealand's best Manufacturers and Suppliers.

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO COATINGS LIMITED
Masterspec have published five new work sections from new Product Partner Apco Coatings Limited. Three new general paint sections include the Apco Coating Limited range of internal and external paint systems. These sections are designed to be used by combining the General section with one or both of the other sections.

Find out more at apcocoatings.co.nz

See 6700AP APCO COATINGS PAINTING GENERAL (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Interiors, Landscapes & Basic).
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6711AP APCO COATINGS PAINTING EXTERIOR (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Landscapes & Basic).
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6721AP APCO COATINGS PAINTING INTERIOR (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Interiors & Basic).
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NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO JOTUN PROTECTIVE COATINGS - STEELWORK
In addition to the general paint sections we have published two specialised steelwork intumescent and protective coating sections. These sections include the Jotun range of intumescent and protective painting systems for use over mild steel and galvanised steel. The Jotun range of products are distributed by Apco Coatings Limited. This section relates to the preparation and coating of Apco Coatings (NZ) Ltd Jotun protective coating systems for steelwork including exterior and interior structural steelwork, exterior and interior galvanized steelwork and thermal metal spray steelwork.

Find out more at apcocoatings.co.nz

See 6745AJ Apco Jotun Protective Coatings - Steelwork (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Interiors & Landscapes).
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Apco Protective Coatings - Steelwork

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO JOTUN INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK
New Product Partner Apco have published this new section relating to the preparation and painting of Apco Coatings (NZ) Ltd, Jotun Steelmaster intumescent coating systems providing fire rating protection for structural and miscellaneous steelwork.
It includes interior concealed and visible steelwork and exterior visible steelwork.

Find out more at apcocoatings.co.nz

See 6742AJ Apco Jotun Intumescent Coatings - Steelwork (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services & Interiors).


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NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CSP PACIFIC ACOUSTIC BARRIERS
This work section from new Product Partner CSP Pacific bring you their range of PVC Sound Barrier Wall Systems. It includes Sound Wall - Silent Protector® (a sound Absorbent system) and Sound Wall - Tuf Barrier® (a sound Reflective system). These can be used for:
  • Industrial, commercial and institutional noise – Commercial developments, hospitals, schools and universities, loading docks, distribution facilities and manufacturing plants.
  • Roof-top, equipment and machinery enclosures – HVAC units, generators, chillers, cooling towers, oil & gas, hydro, compressors, sub-stations and water / wastewater.
  • Transportation – Highways, bridges, rail, airports, bus terminals and residential.
Find out more at csppacific.co.nz

See 8682CP CSP Pacific Acoustic Barriers (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services and Landscapes).
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NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CSP PACIFIC MULTI-PLATE SYSTEMS
This new work section from new Product Partner CSP Pacific bring you their range of Multi-plate™ culvert systems. It includes Steel Multi-plate™ culverts, Aluminium Multi-plate™ culverts, Multi-plate™ 100+ culverts. Super-Cor™ culverts and Ultra-Cor™. The versatility of Multi-plate™ structures is limited only by engineering inventiveness. Traditional uses include culverts - small and large, bridges, storm drains, pedestrian and stock underpasses. However, other applications include mine and tunnel portal protection, conveyor housings, water tanks, caissons, underground storage facilities, and even wineries.

Find out more at csppacific.co.nz

See 8671CP CSP Pacific Multi-plate Systems (available in Structural & Civil and Landscapes).
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NEW PRODUCT PARTNER FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK
This section from new Product Partner Fireshield™ relates to the preparation and painting of Fireshield™ intumescent coating systems over structural and miscellaneous steelwork. Fireshield™ provides water-based and solvent-based intumescent coatings for interior and exterior structural steel for 30, 60, 90 and 120-minutes FRR protection. All Fireshield steel coatings can be specified as a complete Fireshield system, or combined with other manufacturers approved primers and topcoats.

Find out more at www.fireshieldcoatings.com

See 6742FS Fireshield™ Intumescent Coatings - Steelwork (available in Standard, Services, Structural & Civil and Interiors).
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NEW PRODUCT PARTNER FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - TIMBER
This section from new Product Partner Fireshield™ relates to the preparation and painting of Fireshield™ intumescent coating systems over interior timber surfaces to provide fire rating protection. All Fireshield™ timber coating systems have been tested, certified and assessed in accordance with a range of standards worldwide, for more information please see the relevant technical datasheet or contact Fireshield™ directly.

Find out more at www.fireshieldcoatings.com

See 6734FS Fireshield™ Intumescent Coatings - Timber (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services and Interiors).
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NEW WORK SECTION 4381EF EQUUS FIXPLUS DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM
The Fixplus range consists of a series of pedestals for raised floor applications customisable to be compatible with multiple flooring materials such as ceramic and natural stone tiles, and aluminium or wooden beams. The pedestals come in a range of heights, basic or self-levelling, and with accessories including replacement tabs and parallel connectors, pedestal extensions, lateral supports and more.

Find out more at equus.co.nz

See 4381EF Equus Fixplus Deck Support System (Available in Standard, Landscapes and Basic).
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NEW WORK SECTION 4251PF PSP ALPOLIC® FR ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
This new section relates to the design, fabrication, supply and installation of PSP Limited ALPOLIC®/fr aluminium composite panels to building envelopes including walls, parapets, fascia and soffits. PSP ALPOLIC®/fr surface coatings are finished with a high performance Lumiflon-based fluoropolymer coating (FEVE) as standard. With the reverse side coated with polyester-based wash coating or service coating to protect it from any potential corrosion issues. This coating system has many benefits over traditional PVDF coatings such as durability, wider range of gloss levels and effects like sparking, metallic and prismatic.

Find out more at alpolic-nz.co.nz

See 4251PF PSP ALPOLIC FR Aluminium Cladding Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Interiors & Landscapes).
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NEW WORK SECTION 4285RD RCS DURATHERM INSULATED FOUNDATION SYSTEM
The Resene Construction Systems Duratherm Insulated Foundation System comprises of a lightweight 33mm thick Duratherm perimeter foundation insulation panel, with joint plaster and reinforcing mesh to all panel joints and corners and finished with a premium textured plaster finish.  RCS Duratherm Insulated Foundation System improves the thermal performance of concrete floor slabs.

Find out more at reseneconstruction.co.nz

See 4285RD RCS Duratherm Insulated Foundation System (available in Standard and Basic).
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NEW WORK SECTION 4283RM RCS MONOTEK RENDER SYSTEMS
The Resene Construction Systems Monotek® Render Systems is a finishing system for use over Monotek® sheet cavity construction wall cladding. RCS Monotek® Render Systems comprises of a fibreglass reinforced jointing plaster, a mineral or acrylic base coat and level coat render and a mineral or acrylic pre-coloured texture coating over. The system is finished with Resene X200 waterproofing membrane.

Find out more at reseneconstruction.co.nz

See 4283RM RCS Monotek Render Systems (available in Standard, Basic and Landscapes).
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NEW WORK SECTION 5316SC STEELFORMERS CEILING BATTEN SYSTEM
The Steelformers Ceiling Batten System is manufactured using 0.55mm BMT G550 high tensile GALVSTEEL® from New Zealand Steel. The ceiling battens are cut to your required lengths (up to 10m), saving on product wastage and labour to install. Being light weight makes for easy installation and having the dimpled surface assists in preventing screw movement. Suitable for residential and commercial applications, the system can be used for directly supporting single layered plasterboard ceiling linings in buildings within the scope of NZS 3604 or NASH Standard Part 2 - Light Steel Framed Buildings.

Find out more at steelformers.co.nz

See 5316SC Steelformers Ceiling Batten System (Available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Interiors and Basic).
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