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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The Green Star Technical Manual v3.2 has been superseded by Green Star Design and As Built NZ v1.0.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 MARCH 2021

09 Mar 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 BELCANTO® ATTACHE BALUSTRADES
New Product Partner Belcanto have been fabricating balustrades for decades now and supply a large range of projects throughout New Zealand with particular experience in challenging commercial projects, large-scale civil infrastructure and bespoke architectural enhancements. This section relates to the fabrication and installation of Belcanto Group Limited balustrade systems including glass panel balustrades, aluminium panel balustrades, square vertical balustrades, round vertical balustrades and slat profile balustrades.

Find out more at attachebalustrades.co.nz

See 4852BA Belcanto® Attache Balustrades (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Interiors, Landscapes and Basic).
 
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NEW WORK SECTION 4635JF JURALCO FRAMELESS GLASS SLIDING & STACKING DOORS
This section relates to the fabrication and installation of Juralco Aluminium Building Products Ltd Glaslide™ Frameless Glass Sliding & Stacking Doors to infill external openings to outdoor rooms, pergolas or similar structures. They can be fitted beneath louvred roofs forming part of the Bask® Outdoor Living Systems powder coated extruded aluminium structures. The system comes in double and triple track options with two, three, four and six panel configurations. The frameless toughened-glass panels come in 10mm, 12mm and 15mm thicknesses, and extrusions can be powder coated in a wide range of Dulux Colours

Find out more at homeplus.co.nz/louvre-roof/glass-sliding-doors

See 4635JF Juralco Frameless Glass Sliding & Stacking Doors (available in Standard, Basic, Interiors and Landscapes).


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NEW WORK SECTION 5216KC KOROK® COMMERCIAL INTERIOR WALL SYSTEMS
This new section relates to the KOROK® steel-clad, lightweight aerated concrete (AC) fire and acoustically rated panels, as a non-load-bearing wall system for internal walls and partitions in commercial interiors. These panels are not self-supporting and are attached to the structure. Both fire and acoustic rated systems are available. 

Find out more at korok.com

See 5216KC Korok® Commercial Interior Wall Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil and Interiors).


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NEW WORK SECTION 4131NS NURALITE PREPRUFE & BITUTHENE TANKING SYSTEMS
Nuralite Preprufe 300R Plus membrane is a thick HDPE film with pressure sensitive adhesive and weather resistant protective coating, used for applications where the concrete is cast against it such as under-slab and blind-side wall applications. It can be used in conjunction with Nuralite Bituthene 3000 which is a high performance, cold applied, self-adhesive membrane comprising of modified bitumen on cross laminated polyethylene backing, for applications directly to concrete or masonry walls. The Nuralite Preprufe & Bituthene Tanking Systems are suitable where hydrostatic pressure is present.

Find out more at www.nuralite.co.nz

See 4131NS Nuralite Preprufe & Bituthene Tanking Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Landscapes and Basic).


Nuralite Preprufe & Bituthene Tanking Systems IMG

NEW WORK SECTION 4251PN PSP ALPOLIC® NC ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEMS
This new work section relates to the design, fabrication, supply and installation of PSP Limited ALPOLIC® NC aluminium composite panels to building envelopes, including walls, parapets, fascia and soffits. ALPOLIC® NC is 4mm thick and consists of a non-combustible mineral core sandwiched between two 0.5mm thick aluminium skins, with a wide range of LUMIFLON® fluorocarbon paint finishes available. ALPOLIC® NC was tested to ISO 5660.1 and to specific requirements of C/AS1 and C/AS2 in relation to external fire spread. It achieved a Type A classification allowing its use in close proximity to relevant boundaries and on buildings greater than 10m in height.

Find out more at psp.co.nz

See 4251PN PSP Alpolic® NC Aluminium Cladding Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Interiors and Landscapes).


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MAJOR OVERHAUL OF 4161T THERMAKRAFT UNDERLAYS, FOILS, DPC, DPM, & TAPES
This work section has been comprehensively overhauled to provide an easier selection process for the specifier. Notable changes include product names in clause headings for quick identification, and a revised Q&A which assists with the choice of suitable products according to performance and application. Specifiers can select between DPC, DPM, wall and roof underlays, penetration seals and flashing/joining tapes for an integrated design solution.

Find out more at www.thermakraft.co.nz

See 4161T Thermakraft Underlays, Foils, DPC, DPM & Tapes (available in Standard, Basic, Interiors, Landscapes, Structural & Civil and Interiors).


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