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August 2017

Architectural Round Up

Architectural Round Up – The Architectural and Specifications team is busy updating and simplifying the CertClad manuals and we are dividing them into 14 separate manuals rather than the 4 we have today. The idea is to separate by species and profile to make the whole thing simpler. We have also renovated the CertClad  logo and it now conforms to our overall logo’s model. I think you will agree it is very modern and attractive.

CertClad logo

We are registered to provide training and get CPD points and now we can get 15 points for NZIA members. we are in discussions to do the same for NZAD.. want more information contact and or call Jonathan Rugg or Helen Barth on 021 ,,,, in Christchurch call Stephen Norris and or Gareth Goodman Jones..

Seeing alot of interest in Sugi ban type finishes and we have several in the pipeline, the process is simple but like all simple things only look simple. To do the burning and achieve a even and good result requires some skill and we have decided to use a contractor to do the work. He and I went to Melbourne to watch an operation over there. 

Blackwood from Tasmania has long been part of the offering we make. This beautiful timber comes PEFC certified and we now see some fine examples of it being used about. The photos of the NZ consulate in Sydney where Blackwood has been used I am sure will agree showcase this beautiful timber.

Tasmanian Blackwood screen

Tasmanian Blackwood being used to good effect

Tasmanian Oak Flooring is beautiful

Tasmanian Oak T&G

In Christchurch we are excited to see that the Terraces job using Accoya cladding is nearing completion.  The random thickness and width vertical pattern is really something. We started another large project recently with a first in using ex 250x25 Accoya vertical ???

In Auckland we are seeing more and more residential jobs using Accoya, and one exciting project where the cladding/rain screen goes all the way over the roof of the home as well. This job still being worked on includes some ex 250x50 decking. The increasing use of Accoya is very encouraging.

We are starting to get some Jarrah decking out into the market and it looks great. The curved profile is very modestly curved. We have had the decking pre oiled and although it is not essential to maintain the oiled finish we recommend that this is done.  The oiling reduced moisture uptake as well as protecting the timber from UV and continual shrinkage and swelling.

Another new product for us this year is our Engineered T&G. We have branded this as CertFloor, and the new logo is showcased below. We spent some years researching what and where to get the stock. We chose to work with A European supplier based in Poland who has been making Engineered T&G for many years. The team start with logs and have adopted smart technology where necessary and use labour as well. Being a niche operator they make many different sizes and shapes of Engineered T&G.  The product we think is great, comes  FSC certified as well as being CARB2 compliant. The product we are currently importing is unfinished but sanded and filled. We decided on working with a specification which meant the boards dimensions we buy are the same as a large distributor in the USA. The boards are 2800mm long although the packs of around 2m2 come with some nested boards as well. So they are not all 2800mm long.

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In the magnificent St Francis Xavier Cathedral, a rare Canadian Casavant Freres pipe organ was sourced to complete a 9-year transformation. Originally built in 1927, and installed for 70 years in a Montreal Church, the 3500 pipes, weighing 16 tonne, were painstakingly dismantled, transported and re-built.

Lex Stobie, a renowned South Australian master craftsman, was commissioned to undertake the fit-out of the façade, case work and other associated cabinetry around this incredible instrument. He found a timber that was perfect.

After looking at what was required, the obvious choice was Tasmanian Blackwood," he said.

"It was perfect in colour and grain, which has given the exact look we were trying to create – something modern in a uniquely traditional environment. It was also available in all the required sizes."

When you walk into a cathedral, you should catch your breath. The beauty and majesty of the space are designed that way.

"It is rare to be involved in a project of this significance. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved in creating a part of Adelaide’s history."

Tasmanian Blackwood features

Tasmanian Blackwood features

Tasmanian Blackwood features

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