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creative ideas

spring # 2 | 2006 | $6.90


a spring affair

with colour

Dulux Sandfly Point

a garden paradise show home progress kitchen inspiration

Dulux Island Light

Dulux Opua


winning homes swimmin’ summer

When planning a new home or making the decision to renovate your exisitng home, your choice of materials have an impact on the aesthetic values, the design flexibility and long term maintenance. David Lowe of Interact Designers chose Corona Shake textured tile colour in Onyx, with inspiration employed from the striking greyness, light, dark and ensuing angles of the mountains that broke the skyline in this stunning Queenstown home. The Onyx colour was perfect to link this home with the surrounding landscape, while the use of the Corona Shake tiles maintains the Queenstown vernacular. The 8m high, 40 degree pitched roof required a high level of engineering and design, with the resulting truss systems fulfilling the possible future needs of the client for additional living space. The dramatic roof evokes the spectacular alpine vistas of the surrounding Remarkables, whilst maximising the views of the lake and mountains from every room in the house. While the main advantage of this particular roof is that it aesthetically suits the alpine look, an added bonus, especially for those living with volatile weather, is that all Gerard Roofs come with a 50 year pro rata warranty. Gerard Roofs export all over the world, from the deserts in Africa, to the Middle East, and to the icy extremes of northern Europe.

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If you are in the planning stages of building or renovating call our 0800 number for a free copy of our 54 page ‘Looking Up’ guide. You will find it inspirational as it provides detailed information on all aspects of roofing, colours, profiles and textures.

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contents special features: 12 : INSPIRATIONAL COLOUR




Perfect blues

The magic of gardens

84 : DREAMING OF SUMMER A swimmin’ summer


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Jalcon show home progress

All you need to know






Clean lines win silver


26 33 34

Home improvement





Future development


How to build a deck



A french fancy

Tomorrow’s show homes


: RENTAL RE-DO’S Renovating a rental

Connect and go



A home with a view

Kitchen time





Making design easier




Masters of renovation

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from the editor Issue 9 and we are already one month into spring – the season of new growth. It’s only fitting to profile the outdoors … even Joseph the gobuild cat has been inspired! gobuild Creative Ideas showcases a beautiful garden, the likes of which many of us can only dream about. Take a look at our stunning pictures and see how they compare to your garden. We’d love to see what our gobuild is New Zealand’s ultimate

readers get up to in their own gardens, send us your

building and renovation guide.

best gardening photograph and a gardening tip and

It is a dynamic and unique platform designed to eliminate

we’ll publish the best ones. See our address below.

the stress of searching for your

With the promise of summer there’s no better time

building, renovation or home

to install a pool. This month, meet two very excited

refurbishment requirements. The gobuild platform comprises


children in part one of a ‘Swimmin’ Summer’ and helpful hints around council permits.

of two integrated media; web and magazine. Visit to browse for products and services

As the renovation in Mangere continues we are seeing more and more parts of the house disappear as the team get cracking to the core of the renovating.

by region or category.

Jalcon Homes Spinnaker Bay show home continues to

The online virtual catalogue

progress with, so far, no hold ups from the weather.

allows you to search for everything you need in your

We’re always excited by colour and are happy to

home from taps to house plans.

present some ‘Perfect Blues’ from Dulux. Choose

You can store the items of your

tones from the sea and sky to freshen your home for

choice in your online scrapbook

the onset of the warm weather.

and email it to your architect, builder, interior designer or friend. Browse at your leisure to find a Registered Master Builder or suppliers to the industry and make your home into a haven.

Carters brings another helpful ‘How To’ to keep the men busy – now that there are more daylight hours there are no excuses not to be building that deck! Please look out for us as we continue our time lapsed features and bring you new and Creative Ideas.

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letters to the editor WOW! What a stunning cover and feature on Dulux in the latest issue. All the perfect colour ranges were amazing. I loved the perfect yellows, fresh and ideal for summer, really inspiring! Susan Nixon, Hawke Bay

Thank you gobuild for another stunning issue. Amazing articles, fantastic stories and handy hints. Keep up the good work. John Burnt, Greymouth

I really like the ‘Carters How To’ sections. I now think I know more than my husband. Keep them coming, can you do one on how to ďŹ x a tap? It’s so handy being able to read it in your magazine without having to go to Carters to get a guide. Rebecca George, Taupo

I’ve never thought of using cavity sliding doors as a space saving device, but it really makes sense. We’ve just bought a small home and are trying to ďŹ gure out how best to maximize the space. Even better, your feature proďŹ led some really stylish designs. Peter Anderson, New Plymouth





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12 steps to your dream home The gobuild website, has so much to offer when building or renovating your home. This month we profile our 12 steps to a dream home. There’s no simpler way to build. Go online and make use of our 12 step checklist. This simplifies each stage into manageable, bite sized bits.


Find a section


Work out what you can afford


Selecting and briefing a designer and looking at materials


Consider using a project manager or do it yourself


Finding and using contractors


The contract


Building consents


Construction starts


Buildings done, what now?


Tidy up those loose ends


Consider landscaping


Using gobuild to aid you in building a new home

This checklist provides a place to start and will help you remember all elements of the building process. Check out for details on each step and let gobuild help make your building and renovating dreams a reality.

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Perfect Schemes

> Featuring colours from the Dulux NZ Colour Map速 and Colour Solutions速 ranges


Perfect Colour Schemes

> Perfect Reds > Perfect Blues > Perfect Browns > Perfect Whites > Perfect Greens > Perfect Yellows


Homegrown Colour

The Dulux New Zealand Colour Map速 is a journey through New Zealand and its homegrown colours. Each colour has been chosen to reflect the unique character of a loved and cherished New Zealand location. The Dulux New Zealand Colour Map速 translates the essential colours of New Zealand, from our geothermal greys to the blue inland waters, coastal iron sands, lush native greens, glacial whites and vibrant city hues. > The Dulux New Zeland Colour Map速 is available in two colour fandecks. > Colours are represented by large colour swatches, not multiple chips on a page. > Each swatch comes complete with colour scheming suggestions and a location description and map on the reverse.


Perfect Schemes Dulux presents a range of perfect colour schemes. Each scheme contains three perfectly coordinated colours. These colours are perfect for use on the walls, furnishings and accessories to create a total look. The colour schemes are grouped according to the dominant colour palette in each scheme, i.e. reds; blues; greens; whites; yellows; and browns. Colour should be enjoyed, so have fun selecting your perfect scheme and creating the perfect look for your house. Please note, due to the limitations of the printing process, printed colour and images may not always represent the true colour. Always confirm your choice with Dulux Colour Cards, Dulux Colour Chips, the Dulux NZ Colour Map速 or Dulux Sample Pots.


Perfect Whites



Perfect Blues

Perfect Greens



Perfect Browns

Perfect Yellows



BASE STRUCTURE To the right of each colour name is the base the colour is tinted from, for example Dulux Corn Kernel is tinted from a Deep base: Dulux Corn Kernel


R > UD > W > Y > B > D > EB > M > O >

Red Ultra Deep White Yellow Blue Deep Extra Bright Magenta Orange


Perfect Reds

Perfect Reds

Eastern expression

Dulux Lake Grassmere

Dulux Whangaroa


EB Dulux Castlepoint


Dulux Ranfurly

EB Dulux Tokomaru Bay (top) O Dulux Duvauchelle W

Red transitions


Dulux Jules

M Dulux Waitangi (top) Dulux Langs Beach


Delicious invitation


Tribal rhythm

Dulux Marrakesh Red


Dulux Glinks Gully

W Dulux Sandfly Point



Orange chocolate

Dulux Foveaux


Dulux Red Terra


W Dulux Cape Colville


Dulux Devils Backbone

R Dulux Omarama (top) Dulux Muriwai


True opulence


Dulux Pink Linen

W Dulux Kaituna (top) Dulux High Key Pink


Gentle blushes


Layered silk

Dulux West Plains


Dulux Trentham

W Dulux Oboe D’Amore



Perfect Blues

Perfect Blues

Summer skies

Dulux Opua


Dulux Island Light

W Dulux Sandfly Point


Dulux Adam

W Dulux ivid White (top) Dulux Blue Antarctic


Coastal cool


Dulux Blue Knob

D Dulux Frills (top) Dulux Fair Bianca




Neo blue

Dulux Amodeo Bay


Dulux Rai alley

W Dulux Duvauchelle



Long weekend

Dulux Langs Beach


Dulux Hauraki Gulf


W Dulux Pale Oriental


Dulux Fresco Blue

B Dulux Limehills (top) Dulux Morrinsville


Calypso beat


Dulux Oriental Bay

W Dulux orth Cape (top) Dulux Mt Aspiring


Sheer elegance


Quartz crush

Dulux Blue Knob


Dulux Hopelands

W Dulux Sandfly Point



Timeless charm




Perfect Browns

Dulux Cuddlepot


Dulux Collingwood

W Dulux Cape Colville


Dulux Knuckle Point

D Dulux Pale Oriental (top) Dulux Morrinsville


Harvest time


Dulux Marokopa Falls

D Dulux Howick (top) Dulux Sandfly Point


Baked clay


Traveller’s rest

Dulux Christobel

Dulux Kumeu


R Dulux Waitoa



Volcanic shades

Dulux Earth uake Flat

Dulux Sandspit


W Dulux Whale Bay



Dulux Kauri Cliffs

W Dulux The ron Pot (top) Dulux Tarras


Cocoa creme


Dulux The ron Pot

D Dulux Bunnythorpe (top) Dulux Teschemakers


Warm cinnamon


Trade winds

Dulux Sandymount


Dulux Hokitika

D Dulux White Watsonia



Perfect Whites



Gallery view

Dulux Sandfly Point


Dulux Cape Colville

W Dulux Moray


Dulux Eastbourne

W Dulux Sandspit (top) Dulux Ranfurly


Warm comfort


Dulux Cape Colville

W Dulux Foveaux (top) Dulux Waitoa


Whimsical flight


Summer moon

Dulux Morrinsville


Dulux Waiau Bay

W Dulux Cottontail



Romantic calm

Dulux Sandspit

Dulux Artiste


D Dulux Kauri Cliffs



Dulux Duvauchelle

W Dulux Sandrock Bluff (top) W Dulux Bunnythorpe W

Neutral threads


Dulux Sandspit

W Dulux Waioeka (top) Dulux Oreti uadruple


Welcoming grace


Simple pleasures

Dulux Mt Aspiring


Dulux Sandrock Bluff

W Dulux Waipapakauri


Perfect Greens

Perfect Greens

Retro retreat

Dulux Cape Reinga


Dulux Sandspit

W Dulux Matakana


Dulux Tarras

D Dulux Edendale (top) Dulux Kaikoura


Natural balance


Dulux Waipapakauri

EB Dulux Otamure Bay (top) Dulux Knuckle Point


Social harmony

Finishing touch

Dulux Glendhu Bay


Dulux Langs Beach

W Dulux Te Horo


Urban oasis

Dulux Saint Bathans

Dulux Waiau Bay

W Dulux Cottontail



Dulux Matauri Bay

W Dulux Rangataua (top) Dulux ivid White


Summer magic

Dulux Waitomo Caves

W Dulux Matamata (top) W Dulux Lake Mangamahoe D

Relaxing read


Subtle hues

Dulux White sland Double W

Dulux Pencarrow

D Dulux Sandfly Point



Freshly squeezed

Dulux Arctic Daisy


Dulux Te Horo


W Dulux Pale Oriental


Dulux Plaintain

Dulux Otamure Bay (top) Dulux White Watsonia


Dream collection

Perfect Yellows

Perfect e


Retro flair

Dulux Corn Kernel

Dulux Oboe D’Amore


EB Dulux White Watsonia


Dulux Awatere

D Dulux Red Terra (top) Dulux Cottontail


Exotic charm


Dulux Pale Oriental

W Dulux elvet Cape (top) Dulux Coopers Beach


New romance


Dulux Wairau


Dulux Cooled Cream

W Dulux Purple erbena


Ambient light

Dulux Oneroa

Dulux Butterblond


B Dulux Lean Lemon


Dulux Soft Suede

D Dulux Papamoa (top) Dulux Morrinsville



Dulux Camomile Cream

W Dulux Te Horo (top) Dulux Glendhu Bay


Personal space


Elegant appeal

Dulux Papamoa


Dulux Sandspit

W Dulux Sandymount



To get the perfect finish you need the perfect paint FOR INTERIOR LIVING AREA WALLS i.e. bedrooms and living rooms, we recommend Dulux Wash & Wear 101® Advanced. This product uses unique Dulux technology to provide a highly washable, stain resistant interior finish. New Dulux Aquasmart™ technology allows you to wipe away most common marks and stains with a water-dampened cloth.

FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, TRIMS AND WET AREAS, we recommend Dulux Aquanamel™. A water-based interior/exterior acrylic enamel that dries to a smooth, tough finish. It has all the benefits of a traditional enamel, such as toughness and durability, but it doesn’t yellow or chip, it has a low odour and dries quickly. In areas of high humidity, or areas prone to mould we recommend Dulux Mouldshield®, which has a five-year mould resistance guarantee when prepared in accordance with Dulux instructions.


FOR INTERIOR CEILINGS, we recommend Dulux NeverMiss®. This paint takes the guesswork out of painting over white ceilings – it applies pink and dries white so you can see where you have painted! Its flat, non-reflective finish is perfect for hiding imperfections and its outstanding hiding power provides one-coat coverage over most previously painted ceilings.

FOR EXTERIOR PAINTING we recommend our Dulux Weathershield range of products. Dulux Weathershield X10 is a 100% acrylic exterior paint, perfect for weatherboards and broadwalls, and with a 10 year guarantee against blistering, peeling and flaking. For roofs we recommend Dulux Weathershield Roof, a high opacity, high performance, 100% acrylic gloss paint for all types of roofs. For decking and fences we recommend Dulux Weathershield Timbacryl, a 100% acrylic low sheen paint available in high opacity natural colours to blend with your environment.

Index of Colours COLOUR NAME



Adam Amodeo Bay Arctic Daisy Artiste Awatere Blue Antarctic Blue Knob Bunnythorpe Butterblond Camomile Cream Cape Colville Cape Reinga Castlepoint Christobel Collingwood Cooled Cream Coopers Beach Corn Kernel Cottontail Cuddlepot Devils Backbone Duvauchelle Earthquake Flat Eastbourne Edendale Fair Bianca Foveaux Fresco Blue Frills Glendhu Bay Glinks Gully Hauraki Gulf High Key Pink Hokitika Hopelands Howick Island Light Jules Kaikoura Kaituna Kauri Cliffs Knuckle Point Kumeu Lake Grassmere Lake Mangamahoe Langs Beach Lean Lemon Limehills Marokopa Falls Marrakesh Red Matakana Matamata Matauri Bay Moray Morrinsville Mt Aspiring Muriwai

11 13 42 30 45 11, 12 17 31, 24 48 50 18, 6, 26, 28 34 2 21 18 47 46 44 38, 29, 45 18 7 13, 3, 31 22 27 35 12 6, 28 15 12 37, 50 5 14 8 25 17 20 10 4 35 8 23, 30 19, 36 21 2 40 14, 37, 4 48 15 20 5 34 40 39 26 15, 19, 29, 49 16, 33 7

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Colour Map = Colours sourced from the Dulux NZ Colour Map. Colour Solutions = Dulux Colour Solutions range available as colour chips in retail outlets.




North Cape Oboe D'Amore Omarama Oneroa Opua Oreti Quadruple Oriental Bay Otamure Bay Pale Oriental Papamoa Pencarrow Pink Linen Plantain Purple Verbena Rai Valley Ranfurly Rangataua Red Terra Saint Bathans Sandfly Point Sandrock Bluff Sandspit Sandymount Soft Suede Tarras Te Horo Teschemakers The Iron Pot Tokomaru Bay Trentham Velvet Cape Vivid White Waiau Bay Waioeka Waipapakauri Wairau Waitangi Waitoa Waitomo Caves West Plains Whale Bay Whangaroa White Island Double White Watsonia

16 9, 44 7 48 10 32 16 36, 43 14, 19, 46, 42 51, 49 41 8 43 47 13 3, 27 39 6, 45 38 17, 10, 20, 41, 5, 26 31, 33 22, 34, 30, 32, 51 25, 51 49 23, 35 37, 50, 42 24 23, 24 3 9 46 11, 39 38, 29 32 36, 33 47 4 21, 28 40 9 22 2 41 25, 44, 43

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The Dulux New Zealand Colour Map® Fandeck – A journey through New Zealand and its homegrown colours. The Colour Map comprises colours that reflect the unique character of New Zealand’s most loved locations and cherished settings. Dulux Mycolour® – The Dulux Mycolour® visualiser makes colour selection fun and easy. Create colour schemes with confidence in the comfort of your own home.

SAMPLE POTS Colours appear to change in larger areas or different light, so to ensure confidence in your selection, try out your schemes using Dulux Colour Solutions Sample Pots. > Dulux Colour Accuracy – Remember only Dulux paint is formulated for tinting to the exact Dulux colours you select.

Dulux Colour Consultancy – Create a fabulous look for your house with help from a Dulux Colour Consultant. Professional advice at an affordable price. Dulux Colour Solutions Sample Pots – Ensure confidence in your colour choice with a Dulux Colour Solutions Sample Pot.

2 F0R 1 OFFER Ensure confidence in your colour choice – get 2 sample pots for the price of 1! Simply take this voucher to your local Dulux stockist to receive your FREE Dulux Colour Solutions sample pot when you purchase one.

Sample Pots 2 for 1 Voucher

> Purchase 1 x Dulux Colour Solutions or Dulux effects 250ml sample pot and receive a 2nd Dulux Colour Solutions or Dulux effects 250ml sample pot free of charge in the same transaction. Hand retailer this voucher in return for your free Dulux Colour Solutions or effects Sample Pot. > Tinting charges are applied by individual retail outlets and are not covered by this voucher. > This voucher is not redeemable for cash. > This voucher is valid until 31/12/2007. > This voucher is valid for a single transaction only. Dulux Customer Service: 0800 800 424 Colours shown are as close as possible to actual paint colours. Please note, due to the limitations of the printing process, printed colour and images may not always represent the true colour. Always confirm your choice with Dulux Colour Cards, Dulux Colour Chips, the Dulux NZ Colour Map® or Dulux Sample Pots. ®Dulux,

Colour Solutions, Wash & Wear 101, Mycolour, Colour Map, Mouldshield, Nevermiss, Weathershield and Timbacryl are registered trademarks and ™Aquanamel, Aquasmart, the dog device and Colour Perfection are trademarks of Orica Australia Pty Ltd.The word Orica, the Ring Device and the Orica Mark are trademarks of Orica Group Companies. Dulux NZ, 150 HUTT PARK ROAD LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND Designed by typeface limited

HjbbZgH`^Zh At Dulux we agree, colour is an essential part of life. Colours impact on our feelings and our moods, our responsiveness to foods, to situations, to advertising, to other people, the list is almost endless. Choosing colour schemes for your home is a very individual and personal experience. There are many ways to choose the right colours for you so here are a few steps to follow. Inspiration – be aware of colour and let yourself imagine the boldest of colours. Exploration – collect Dulux colour chips and Dulux colour cards and begin assembling them on your wall. Consideration – now it’s time to translate inspiration to reality and create the look you want. Colours featured: Left – Dulux Amodeo Bay (right wall), Dulux Rai Valley (left wall), Dulux Duvauchelle (accessories). Above – Dulux Opua (right wall), Dulux Island Light (left wall) Dulux Sandfly Point (accessories).

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Consider the light, existing furniture, streetscape, other textures Colours featured above: Dulux Blue Knob (right wall), Dulux Frills (left wall), Dulux Fair Bianca (accessories).

and surfaces. Confirmation – is it the right shade? What will it look like? Now is the time to try a sample pot to help test your colour selection. “It takes courage to fill a room with strong colour. Colour, used lavishly, can take over a room, become its identifying mark” comments Mario Buatta. At Dulux we understand the difficulty of choosing colour and we want to help. That is why we have created a range of perfect colour schemes. Each scheme contains three perfectly co-ordinated colours. These colours are ideal for use on walls, furnishings and accessories to create a total look. The colour schemes are grouped according to the dominant colour in each scheme. These schemes are designed to be a starting point – to provide you with inspiration and examples of how colours complement each other.

Perfect Blues Blue is the colour of the summer sky and the ocean. It suggests dependability and loyalty. Traditionally a tranquil, calming, cooling colour, blues are shifting towards a brighter palette. Electric or brilliant blues can be dynamic and dramatic whilst refreshing teals and turquoises are becoming popular in home furnishings and accessories. “A bright blaze of spring colours on walls and accessories can create a happy, cheerful place to live”. John Dickinson.

Colours featured right: Dulux Blue Knob (strip above wall), Dulux Hopelands (wall), Dulux Sandfly Point (wooden trim).


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Colours featured above – Dulux Adam (wall), Dulux Blue Antarctic (cushions), Dulux Vivid White (bottom trim).

The psychology of blue Emotional – serenity, peace, loyalty, sincerity, sadness, justice. Physical – lowers blood pressure, cooling and relaxing, slows respiratory rate, is an antidote for red. Behavioural – conceptual, dogmatic, responsible, pragmatic, rigid, loyal, astute, conservative, authoritative.

Visit to view Dulux’s stylish range of perfect colour schemes

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It’s issue nine of gobuild Creative Ideas, and we can see that real progress has been made on industry leader Jalcon’s new show home at Auckland’s Spinnaker Bay. Since our last issue, the lower roof has been installed, and all of the lower windows and doors are in. Construction of the canopy over the entrance way is also taking place, meaning the exterior of this stunning home is nearing completion. The outside drainage has also been done, and construction of the retaining wall is about to start. The carefully chosen landscaping design has been finalised, and will include an innovative water feature situated at the front door entrance way, which will be in place by the end of this month. Moving inside, the wiring and plumbing of the new home has been done as well as the gas and the central vacuum system fitted. All of the internal doors and cavity sliders have been installed too, giving the house both shape and depth. By choosing cavity sliding doors for some areas, space hasn’t been compromised and the house is spacious and airy. The Jalcon team have also been busy installing all of the insulation, gib board, architraves and skirting boards. For gibbing, the Jalcon team of experts have used the new Winstone wallboards, 13mm Ultraline. This brand new, thicker gib board has a denser core reinforced with fibreglass, as well as a new polymer coating. The performance of the board makes it suitable for the higher end of the housing market, where performance and a smoother flatter finish is paramount when choosing gib. This new formula board also reduces damage during the installation process, as well as minimising the effect of joint visibility, which helps to achieve a superior paint finish. The next step to take is painting the interior of the home. The designer kitchen and vanities are now ready for installation, and once the painting has been completed these will be installed. In the main bathroom downstairs, the bath is already going in. Jalcon’s strict adherence to attention to the finest detail is what has made them leaders in the construction business nationwide, ensuring that they leave a legacy of strong and beautiful homes. Each and every Jalcon job has a specific project manager who is responsible for the on time


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completion and quality of the home, and the major checklist that is gone through at each step to ensure the highest possible quality standards are maintained. This is also one of the many reasons that they achieve numerous Master Builder House of the Year Awards each year, and are at the forefront of the residential construction business. Jalcon Homes recognise that building a new home can be a huge challenge for most people, so they deliver an overall package that will please any new homeowner, and relieve some of their stress. An example of this is the company’s use of fixed price contracts – there are no hidden surprises, plus a full specification of everything included right down to the model number of the tap ware you require. They also offer a personalised and unlimited design service for each individual home owner from the initial design right through to completion.

Master Builder’s guarantee on every home, plus a unique 15 year Weather Tight Warranty, which guarantees the longevity of your home and is invaluable for every new homeowner. Jalcon Homes has built over 600 new homes in the greater Auckland area over the the past 14 years, and the construction experts know what they want, and the best in the business to work with to achieve their goals. The company have around 80 building projects underway at any one time, plus a fantastic team of project managers, builders and interior designers on the job to look after every detail. They have formed special relationships with the various professionals needed to help complete the building of a home, and have called on them one by one to create their ideal show home at Auckland’s beautiful Spinnaker Bay. Watch this space in the next issue as the interior of this stunning home evolves.

Lastly and best of all, as members of the Master Builders Association they provide their customers with a seven year

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Getting turned on will never be the same again

The Strato 800 Series range of premium wallplates blends flat metal picture frame surrounds with attractive modular components, adding a sophisticated finish to modern décor. The Strato range also has the ability to incorporate PDL’s new push button switch modules. This allows up to six switches per plate, each with cool blue LED On / Off indication.

„ Single and double plate sizes for versatility „ Elegant profile – plates are only 5mm in depth „ Flexible, interchangeable module combinations

„ Uses attractive 800 Series modules „ Sockets feature built-in safety shutters „ Compatible with 600 Series modules via module adaptors.

To find out more information about this range, please contact 0800 568 888 for your copy of the Electrical Solutions Guide or visit us on

Strato the finishing touch for sophisticated interiors

designer homes

Our featured home has been built to give a feeling of rustic charm. The home has been constructed using aerated lightweight concrete blocks to replicate the characteristics of a masonry home. The blocks have been complemented with a steep pitched corrugated roof and Hardies linear weatherboards, gables, copper spouting, down pipes and exposed timber soffits. We’ve also used Wairau stone in feature areas for a dramatic effect. Double entrance doors lead into a large foyer with vaulted ceilings giving a lovely spacious feel as well as interesting character. Walk through to the expansive living areas on polished concrete

floors. The clean lines are maximised with interior plaster walls. Three bedrooms and an office are located off the foyer. The bathrooms all feature polished concrete vanity tops – stylish yet very practical. This home is testament to what our team provides each and every time. AP Developments was formed over ten years ago. We specialise in building designer homes. All of our homes carry the seven year Master Build guarantee. P.O. Box 10275, Te Rapa, Hamilton

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Contemporary, Innovative, Flexible

Surround yourself with style with the PDL Modena 800 Series. Choose between black or white modular sockets and switches and select the surround colour that best matches your room dĂŠcor. Innovative solutions from PDL. For a copy of our Electrical Solutions Guide, please contact us on 0800 568 888 or visit


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charlies ’ tip Future-Proofing your home is the easiest way to ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises 10 years down the track. Get peace of mind the easy way.


So how do I Future-Proof my home? “Future-Proof Building” consists of eight principles, the icons of which are shown to the right; energy efficiency, health and safety, life cycle costing, quality assurance, resource responsibility, security and automation, sound control and space management. Visitors to a Tomorrow’s Showhome will see a living, working example of a “Future-Proofed building”, and a home that contributes to these eight principles. The showhome is an interactive, educational and enjoyable experience. You will witness a wide range of products and systems that will provide you with the foundation to build your own “Future-Proof” home. You will also be educated on the products used and how they contribute to “Future-Proof Building”. The showhome features clever cut-aways through floors, walls and ceiling allowing visitors to view construction techniques within the home. Visitors will also be able to purchase a “Tomorrow’s Showhome catalogue” coupled with your own personal copy of the “Future-Proof Building DVD” when they visit which is you’re A-Z guide to building your Future-Proofed home.

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A home you can really make your own

Make yourself at home when you visit a Jennian showhome. Why? Because we believe a house only becomes a home when you add a bit of your personality to it. So a visit to Jennian Homes is a bit like trying a home on for size - a test run to see where you can tweak things to better suit your family. And if it feels right, we’ll combine your personality and our expertise to plan a home that you can really make your own. w w w . g o b u i l d . c o . n z | g o b u i l d C R E A T I V E I D E A S | 37 Your personality Our expertise For more information or to find your nearest showhome visit or call 0800 JENNIAN 0800 536 642.


How to build a timber deck A timber deck has many functional uses and can be an asset to any home. A deck can aid the indoor/ outdoor ow and becomes an extension of the home in many cases. Your deck dimensions may differ from our design, however construction techniques usually remain the same so can be applied to your deck.


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Mark out the position of the deck relative to the house (fig 1).

The stepdown from door level should be no less than 50mm to prevent rain entry. If it is to be a slatted timber deck, no stepdown is required, provided that there is a gap between the first slat and the house.

Measure length between the deck bearer at the house wall and the double bearer to get the length of the deck joists.

Check measurements of joists and square cut ends.

Mark house and double bearers at 450mm centres.

Nail joist hangers to the bearers so that the top of the joists will sit flush with top of the bearers.

Place joists in hangers, fix with galvanised clouts in all hanger holes.

Mark the length of your deck against your home and set out deck levels.

Ensuring your nails are set at right angles to the house, drive a 75mm flathead nail at the end points of the deck against the house.

Measure the width of deck from the house, allowing 600mm for profiles.

Attach stringlines to set out nails on the house and stretch to the corner profiles or pegs. Using a line level, position string lines to ascertain deck height.

Complete hand rail prior to laying decking.


50 x 50mm or 75 x 25mm box grade timber for pegs. 100 x 25mm box grade timber for batter boards. 75mm nails for constructing profiles and fixing straight lines.

Measure and mark external joists at 90mm centres (if using 88mm wide decking).

Ensure a gap of 2mm (88mm) is left between decking.

Begin from the edge of the house, 12mm out from cladding.

If decking differs in length, alternate with long/short lengths.

Sand deck length ends, that are to be joined together as one length, to avoid splinting timber.

Make joints of decking at centre of the joists slightly undercut. Butt joints fixed with nails on a slight inward skew.


Fix last length of decking 15mm over outside of double bearer, this provides a nicer finish.

Dig post holes at each corner and one at the centre.

Hole depth should be 450mm deep and 350mm in diameter, or until you hit firm ground.

For safety, handrails must be provided for decks more than 1 metre from the ground.

Height for railing, above decking is a minimum of 1000mm (domestic).

Use 125 x 125mm house piles to provide superior support.

Suspend piles 100mm above the holes bottom from a support across the pile hole at ground level and a brace from near the top to a ground peg.

Hand railings can be bolted to posts with one or two 10mm galvanised bolts/coach screws, depending on the size and width of the rails.

If deck support posts do not extend through the deck, additional posts should be bolted, using 2 x 12mm galvanised bolts at least 75mm apart with 50 x 50 x 3mm washers under the bolt heads.

Bearers or joists supporting handrail posts must be at least 125mm deep with no bolt closer than 25mm to the edge.

Ensure posts are braced where the deck is wider than 2 metres.


• Measure stringline A-B 900mm from house. • Measure stringline A-C 1200mm from house. • Adjust stringline B-C until distance is 1500mm. This ensures stringline is positioned at right angles to home – complete for each corner.

Pour concrete around posts up to 150mm from ground level.

Leave to harden overnight and backfill to top. Leave 2 days before constructing the remainder of the deck.


Measure the thickness of decking and the bearer depth.

Add 10mm per metre of deck length from house.

This will slightly slope the deck away from house to assist with shedding of rainwater.

From the stringline, measure down the total distance arrived at above and saw off posts/piles at this height.

Ensure posts/pile tops are level with each other.

Fix 2 bearers together as a double bearer and fix to the posts/piles using nail plates.

INFILL OPTIONS BETWEEN DECKING AND HANDRAIL: • Plywood/glass panels. • Verticals balusters no more than 100mm apart. • Horizontal rails must not provide footholds between 150mm and 760mm. Above and below those heights the rails must not allow the passage of a 100mm dia sphere. • Close spaced trellis with spaces between the battens being no more than 50mm.


Use coach screws (with 50 x 50 x 3mm washers under the heads) to connect the deck bearer to existing joist/bearer, (expanding masonry anchors for masonary cladding walls) – where possible bolt through the existing bearer in preference to using a coach screw.

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Fig 1

Fig 2

Fig 5

Fig 3



Decks higher than 1 metre from ground level will require a Building Permit and plans.

Larger decks could possibly require bracing to the foundations.

Hand rails will be required for decks more than 1 metre from the ground.

NZS 3604 requires external structures within 500 metres of the ocean or thermal activity to have stainless steel fixings and fastenings.

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Fig 6

Some Councils also require a Building Consent for any deck that is partly supported by a house, regardless of height.

NOTE: Deck construction is governed by both the Resource Management Act and the New Zealand Building Code, so in all cases check with your local Council. Although a deck may not need a Building Consent, it still must comply with the Building Code.


NZS 3604 Table 6.6b

BEARER SIZE (mm x mm)

NZS 3604 1999 Section 6.4.2

Span of Bearer

Spacing between Bearers 2.0m



125 x 125mm house piles


100 x 100

150 x 75

150 x 100


200 x 75

200 x 75




Joist Spacing

Max Joist


Spacing (mm)

Size (mm)





100 x 50




150 x 50





88 x 19

200 x 50





88 x 32

TREATMENT OF DECK COMPONENTRY Bearers, joists, ledgers, rafters, rails, decking (not in contact with ground)

H3.1 or H3.2

Sawn timber posts (in contact with ground)


H3.1 and H3.2 Timber are treated timbers designed for outside, above ground level use. H3.1 must be painted and H3.2 may be left unpainted. H5 Timber is treated and designed for structural below ground level use.

SAFEGUARDING MATERIALS FROM CORROSION OR DETERIORATION TIMBER: Timber sizes and spans are based on NZS 3604: 1999 Amendment 2 for No.1 framing.

Posts being inserted into soil must be treated to H5.

Timber throughout the rest of the deck, other than piles, need to be treated to H3.2 if left unpainted or H3.1 if painted.

Ensure all cut ends of timber are protected with a suitable timber preservative.


Must be either stainless steel or epoxy powder coated hot dip galvanised. To comply with NZS 3604 4.3.5.

Upon arrival of materials, timber should be stacked above ground level, covered and hardware kept free from moisture. This will protect your materials from weather damage.





Tape measure

Set square

Nails, coachscrews and clouts, bolts, dynabolts (masonry) and washers


Spirit level

2 adjustable spanners

Infill (optional)



Circular saw (provides cleaner cuts, but not essential)



Hand saw

Timber for profiles (optional)

Electric drill

Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information in this How to Guide complies with existing standards and codes of practice Carters does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the project, nor for any specifications or work based on this information.

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the magic of gardens Spring really has to be the best time to enjoy a garden in all its glory, and the grounds at Settlers Lodge in Waimauku are impressive enough to inspire even the most cynical city bound folk to start tending their dying petunias in the window box. Those without a green thumb know the challenge of simply keeping a plant alive, so the fact that Robert Jack has meticulously planned a landscape that effectively balances species, varieties, colours and textures of plants and trees with water features, sculptures and gazebos, is no mean feat! Add to that a historical building with a fascinating history, and the result is rustic scenery that is nothing less than breathtaking – and proving incredibly popular for weddings and functions. In the late 70’s the grounds were little more than landfill, but after 31 years of creative planning, planting and building, the labour of love has paid off – in spring the gardens are an explosion of colour and texture with a focus on natural looking un-manicured gardens that flow from one to another. But this is also a garden that can be enjoyed all year round. By carefully selecting certain species of plants and meticulous arrangement, owner


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Robert Jack has ensured that, whatever the season, the gardens will always look beautiful and picturesque. The grounds stretch for 12 acres, with two acres dedicated to native plants including grasses, flaxes, totara, rimu, karaka, hebi, punga, nikau and many others. Robert felt it was his duty as a proud New Zealander to plant native bush to attract native birds. In fact, since he began the native section of the gardens three years ago, there has been a considerable jump in the number of native fantails, kingfishers and pigeons frequenting the grounds. “It’s a really rewarding hobby, I like experimenting with planting trees in a particular way – for example I planted a palm in the middle of a pond three years ago not expecting it to survive and it’s still there! Texture is important in a garden and I like to make sure that different textures of plants intertwine with each other, so we have the spiky leaves of native trees complementing the soft leaves of large palm trees.” Robert says all Settlers Lodge staff have an interest in the garden and Judy, who has been with the business for 12 years, lends an expert hand on roses and potted colour. The Settlers Lodge building has a long and fascinating history. First built as a dairy factory by pioneers back in the early 1900’s, the building was producing mainly butter in the thriving farming community until its closure in the late 1950’s.

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Since then, the historic building has been home to many things in its existence; including the storage of old World War II planes and a craft shop. It was purchased privately in the early 1970’s by the Jack family who have restored and developed the historical building inside and out. The land was eventually coerced into a warm and gracious setting with over 12 acres of magnificent matured grounds. Because of the grounds’ history, it was important for Robert that the gardens and water features looked like they had always belonged. The fully matured trees now provide a natural canopy, enabling wedding parties respite from the heat in summer, as well as a beautiful backdrop. Located 30 minutes west of Auckland and located in the heart of the wine valley of Waimauku, the extensive grounds of Settlers Lodge include willows and 48 species of majestic palms, harmonised by stunning splashes of colour from pansies to snap dragons. The gardens, with man-made waterways, complete with eels and swans, arched bridges, gazebos, wood burning outdoor fires and alfresco seating on the lawn provide an exceptional atmosphere and have proved incredibly popular for weddings, conferences and product launches, so popular in fact the venue is booked solid every weekend until March 2007. Some of the more exotic species in Robert’s garden include Pungas from Africa and New Guinea which are grown locally from imported seeds. A close up look in the gardens will allow visitors to spot mossy stone statues and hand carved sculptures from New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand that have over time become a natural part of the garden. “It’s rewarding watching the garden grow and develop, a garden is always evolving,” comments Robert.

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about the building process A building site can be a noisy,

building contract, and under that

However, if you intend to employ

messy and, if you are living there,

contract the builder is responsible

a builder on a labour only basis,

a disruptive place. Workers will

for the health and safety of their

you need to make sure that you

likely arrive while you’re having

employees and others who may

have a complete understanding

breakfast and leave at dinner time.

enter the workplace. Nevertheless,

of the roles and responsibilities

If this doesn’t suit your lifestyle you

the homeowner also has

of both parties.

need to discuss it with your builder

responsibilities under the Health

sooner rather than later.

and Safety in Employment Act

At times there will be screaming machinery, thumping hammers, nail guns and trucks turning up depositing loads of materials on what may have been a tidy front

2002. Therefore, talk your builder first about their safety plan, and take advice from your own legal adviser or safety specialists like Sitesafe.

there’s activity.

within the building industry, we recommend you employ a Registered Master Builder to complete a RMBF Full Residential Contract or manage the project on your behalf. Talk to others who have completed projects on a

lawn. Try not to let it get to you. Remember: where there’s noise

Unless you have had experience

RMBF Full Residential Contract If you have decided to use the

labour only basis to gauge their experiences before making a final decision.

On a more serious note, a

RMBF Full Residential Contracts

building site is a dangerous place,

there is usually little confusion

A few simple tips for those

particularly for children, but also for

over who does what, when and

considering undertaking the

adults. If you are undertaking an

who supervises it – in short it’s

building project on a labour-

alteration or addition to your home,

usually your builder. The Registered

only basis are make sure you

and will be living in the house while

Master Builders Federation

understand and make clear to

the building work is being done, it

provides its members with well

all concerned:

is necessary to take particular care.

recognised generic residential

The Registered Master Builders Federation has a standard form

Who’s doing what?

building contracts. You may have one of these or your builder

may have offered you their own personalised or project specific

Who’s in charge of each process?

Who needs what, and when?

contract. In either case the RMBF Full Residential Contract should

We suggest you check the

cover everything that your builder is

Consumerbuild website for

responsible for.

practical advice about building projects and how to manage them.

Labour Only Contract Things that you should know Although RMBF does not have a standard form labour only contract,

Once building starts the

the ‘Charge-up” version of the

responsibility for seeing the

RMBF Full Residential Contract

project through lies with your

provides a similar function.

builder (depending on the type

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and extent of your contract).


There will be some things that will

Type of Contract (tick one) Managed Labour Only Labour Only Full Contract

be your responsibility; choosing appliances, light fittings, switches

Processes/Tasks to be undertaken/ supervised or managed

and floor coverings for example.

Home Owner

It is important these tasks are completed on schedule in order to prevent delays further along in the

Health and safety, processes and precautions

building process.

Set out and site works (excavations)

If you are organising the

Building material purchase & supply

plasterboard stopper (Gib stopper),

Inspections; building/plumbing /electrical

the supplier needs to be available

Foundation and flooring

as soon as possible after the

Frames and trusses

plasterboard has been fitted. If


they’re not, two things will happen:


The first is that you may hold the

External windows and doors

job up. If the painter and decorator


arrive and there is nothing to paint,

Cladding 2

they may take on another job,

Roofing; supply and installation

meaning that they probably won’t

Heating/cooling systems

be back for several days, potentially putting everybody else behind. Secondly, you can end up having to organise jobs a second time.

Responsibilities (tick one) Building Company

Insulation Interior linings and doors Plastering/plasterboard stopping Kitchen design, supply/manufacture

Use our useful checklist so all parties know who is responsible for what and when they are needed. If there is going to be a delay, let your builder know ahead of time

Security systems Light fittings Central vac systems Telephone/IT systems

and if you’re managing the project,

Painting and decorating

remember to also let the sub-

Fittings and hardware

contractors know.

Floor coverings

NB. This template is an example only. Your Building Company may

Appliances Landscaping/fencing

have their own method of achieving a similar result.


For more advice visit

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Architect/ Designer’s

Project Manager

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step by step guides and checklists

your very own Homeowners Guide to building or renovating

cover through the Master Build 7 Year conditional Guarantee

And, if you’re looking for a builder that delivers to an award winning standard, keep an eye out for our quality mark. Ian McCully Builders Limited: Gold Award, PlaceMakers Renovations over $250,000, Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers


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Right: The electrical wiring has been run, the insulation has been put in, the preline inspection has been carried out and we are ready to roll on the interior lining and planning for the next stage.

charlies ’ tip A pre-line inspection check includes insulation and moisture content of the framework. This is very important as it ensures that things are ticked off and safe to proceed.

It’s episode two for Des Budd and his Renovation Masters team as they head into spring, and further tackle the enormous job of converting a simple Mangere Bridge property from a petite three bedroom house, into a sprawling double story six bedroom home. Working with a approximate budget of $245,000, and an estimated 14 weeks construction period, Des says that the team have operations right on target, maybe even with a little time to spare. “Budget wise it’s a bit early to tell properly, but I think we’re pretty much on at this stage. We are around about at the 50% mark of completion, so it’s early days but so far it’s looking good. As far as time goes, we’re on schedule too, maybe even slightly ahead!” says Des “We still don’t know what the weather’s going to do but hopefully we wont get any holdups with the exterior; the guys want to clad the exterior in the next few days. But if all goes well we can keep that little bit ahead so we can have a bit of time up our sleeves if we do have a hiccup with the weather.” The classic, early-fifties brick house is changing steadily to resemble the home that owners Michael, Stacey and Linda have desired, and although the mammoth task continues, they have decided to stay put and live in the property while Renovation Masters carry on. “Everything’s been pretty good since we last spoke!” says Des “So far there haven’t been any major problems with having the family living at the house while we work, Stacey even works from home a lot of the time. But we keep mess pretty much to a minimum. We have pretty strict rules when the guys come to clean up time, sweeping up each day and things like that. Or if we have to disconnect any services that they are using then

Left: The interior framing, ceiling battens and wall bracing near completion. Next stage is windows and insulation after which we can then get an inspection and start on gib fixing.

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The current view of the home from the street are provided with replacements, even if they are temporary ones, to ensure the family have what they need all the time.“ Since we last visited the property the main tasks have been cutting into the roof and lifting it off to make room for where the top floor extensions are to go. The team has laid the floor, got all the frames delivered and up, the trusses are on and the roofing laid. They’ve put the windows in, and most recently, having the bracing and insulation inspection by the council

Right: Interior framing and ceiling battens

has allowed them to move on to planning for the next phase, which will include exterior cladding, pre-line inspection and fixing of the gib board. The pre-line inspection is important. As builders go through different stages the inspections ensure that everything is ticked off and safe to proceed and it is a safeguard Left: Tarps cover the framing while the trusses are erected. Meanwhile the interior is tidied up ready for the sub trades fit out.

for not only the owners, but the builders as well. Things checked include insulation, and moisture content of the framework. On the Mangere property this pre-line inspection is now done, the electricians have come through and done their pre-wiring, the plumber has been through and done their pre-plumbing, so now it’s time to start closing in on the inside. While one of the main requirements of the house was to have a self-contained unit built


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inside the property for Michael’s

Above: The roof is on the extensions and the windows are in. The house is ready for the exterior cladding. The owners can now easily see the renovation starting to take shape.

mother Linda, who has limited mobility that will be completed later on in the project. “There haven’t been any problems and the owners are quite happy with the work. We have moved a couple of the walls upstairs around to make one of the rooms a little bit larger, but that wasn’t a problem. We went back to the architect and he had to do some bracing calculations and then amend the plans. But that’s the only thing we have had to change at this stage;

Above and below: Framing within the extension

sometimes owners want to change things and that’s, as long as they are minor.” The Renovation Masters franchise was formed in 2001 by two respected and prominent members of the New Zealand building industry in response to a need for reliable builders and high quality renovations and alterations for the home. They empathise with people like Stacey and Michael on how daunting a big and reasonably complicated, renovation can be for D.I.Y Kiwi homeowners. So don’t forget to stop by next issue because Des and his team will be closing in on a finished product, and this one looks like it’s going to be a beauty!

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the iconic kiwi bloom Getting your daffodils ready for next year. Like all bulbs, daffodils feed off the leaves, so removing the withered bloom too early will result in an inadequate crop of flowers next spring. On the other hand, once the leaves yellow, it’s the right time to dig daffodils up and divide new bulbs off the original. Replanted properly, they’ll flower just like their parents for seasons to come. Planting daffodils ahead for next year’s garden? You’ll want to plant many of them in the early autumn, before the first frost, when the air is cooler and the plants are losing their summer lustre. You can help daffodils get ready for spring by feeding them during the autumn months because when they begin growing in the spring they rely on the food reserves in their roots that have been stored during autumn. To assist their food reserves, use a fertiliser that is high in water insoluble nitrogen. This keeps the nitrogen in the soil until plant roots can take it up. Plants cannot move nutrients to their roots for food stores without adequate water. Accordingly, if the autumn months are dry, extra watering may be necessary to ensure growth for the spring.


a home with a view

Brent Mitchell of Mitchell Homes

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Once again, Mitchell Homes profiles an innovative four bedroomed home. Styled to mimic an apartment, this home offers urban sophistication with a superior level of attention to detail. The home is striking, a combination of plaster and timber bevel backed weatherboard create the exterior. The overall finish is broken up by a tone-on-tone colour palette to define chimney, weatherboard, cladding, boxed brows, cedar entrance pergola and cantilevered decks. At the front of the house are two decks that incorporate kwela duckboard decking and a solid glass handrail, which is tinted green. The decks can be accessed from three of the four bedrooms upstairs – a popular feature, especially since the bedrooms also capture views out to the moored boats of the marina. The master bedroom showcases raking ceilings and overhead windows. There are two living areas on the lower level, which share a two way fireplace that serves as a divider between the spaces as well as a functional way to warm the area. Chunky custom made lacquered shelving recessed in various areas throughout the home adds some of the owner’s personal touches to the interior. In conclusion, this is a stunning home whose structure presents apparent simplicity, yet no design detail has been overlooked. It’s another success story for Mitchell Homes, who work alongside their clients with genuine passion to help them achieve their dream homes. See what Mitchell Homes can do for you.

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renovating a rental tips for your rental property kitchen projects There are no hard and fast rules when designing a kitchen – the possibilities, colour schemes, appliances and design combinations are endless. But when renovating a rental kitchen, there are some tips that can make sure your kitchen remains an important capital value adder, be cost effective without overcapitalising and help you to get the most equity out of your property. Rental kitchen projects are quite often budget driven, but it is also important to construct a hard wearing kitchen that can weather wear and tear, a colour scheme that will stand the test of time and of course a design that will suit various tenants moving through. Fuzo is a progressive full property development company specialising in the residential market. Even though Fuzo’s focus is mainly sub-divisions and minor dwellings, an existing client has asked Fuzo to help with the renovation of a pre 1950’s house in Massey – the ‘worst house in the best street’ in order to maximise value in this rapidly developing suburb.


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••••••••••••• Working closely with Fuzo is Kitchens by Pat Gavin. For 55 years, Kitchens by Pat Gavin have been installing kitchens in thousands of Northland and Auckland homes, earning them a reputation for great innovation, superior workmanship and customer service. From humble beginnings manufacturing laminated bench tops and cabinetry at Titoki, Kitchens by Pat Gavin has grown to be one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of kitchen cabinetry. “Because it is a rental property, the design for this kitchen was very much budget driven so it was important to maximise the investment. A kitchen in a rental property will generally need replacing about every ten to fifteen years, so it is important property owners use high wearing materials, consider how much wear and tear the property will likely endure and use neutral colour schemes,” says Mark Trafford of Kitchens by Pat Gavin. “The kitchen is a major selling point and an outlandish style may put off potential tenants.” When designing the kitchen, regardless of whether it is in a rental property or not, it is important to remember the three ‘work areas’ - preparation, cooking and washing-up. Each area should include all the appliances required and a suitably sized work area around it. The basic design of the Massey property’s kitchen has


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••••••••••••• been outlined. The measurements were taken and then, from a consultation between Pat Gavin’s kitchen designer and the client, a basic layout was formulated on graph paper to scale which enabled the client to visualise the kitchen. Items such as electric oven and hob and sink were allocated space first and then cabinets were placed into the working area to try and accommodate the owner’s requirements. With the kitchen cleverly redesigned, Mark predicts the amount of storage and cupboard space has doubled and the work space is an extra third bigger. The existing bench tops will be replaced with hard wearing stone composite top called Quantum Quartz which has more resilience than granite – a bench which has the added bonus of being reasonably priced. The kitchen will also accommodate an integrated space saving laundry.

“A kitchen in a rental property will generally need replacing about every ten to fifteen years, so it is important property owners use high wearing materials, consider how much wear and tear the property will likely endure and use neutral colour schemes”

Kitchens by Pat Gavin offer a written five-year guarantee on materials and workmanship. For more information visit one of the showrooms in Whangarei or Auckland’s North Shore or log onto Fuzo invites you to drop in and see their show home at 100 Kemp Road, Massey during business hours or log onto

34 Porowini Ave, Whangarei Ph: 09 438 4026 161 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland Ph: 09 489 4000 Freephone 0800 728 428

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a french fancy Nautica Homes provides a unique proposition in designing and building your new home by taking the traditions and strengths of masonry construction and combining the modern techniques of workmanship and quality to create truly stunning homes. Our track record of quality and plethora of satisfied customers has made Nautica one of the most sought after quality builders in the greater Auckland home market today. Tony Fraser uses his 10+ years of experience with this type of construction, directing his team to take advantage of what solid masonry offers. They enhance this instinctively with distinctive design and build options, ensuring a creation with a unique look and feel. Using solid materials, the homes profiled in this feature were built using the Firth Hotbloc system. These insulated 200mm wide concrete blocks create thick solid walls and deep window reveals which provide efficient thermal and acoustic insulation. The walls can be finished with a smooth undulating finish and painted with a lime wash paint which enhances the European aged look, very popular today. also creates a sense of permanence. Masonry’s ability to create a wide range of architectural features is shown in the two masonry homes featured; from the rustic New Zealand influenced farmhouse, to typically French Provincial Villa. Over the last ten years we have built up an extensive portfolio of Auckland’s exclusive homes designed and built by our team.


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We are a leading Masonry Design/Build Company and pride ourselves in delivering your home on time and on budget. Attention to detail ensures we deliver a very high standard. Proud new members of the Registered Master Builders Association, Nautica can now also extend the ďŹ ve year Master Build guarantee on every home, giving even more protection to the materialisation of your dream home and the ďŹ nal result. If you would like the ultimate in quality, material and workmanship engage Nautica Homes to build your new home.

French Provincial The home featured in this spread is a French Provincial replica. It consists of a two storey masonry undulated plastered home with stained timber joinery, asphalt shingle roof and Hinuera stone lintels. The use of the traditional dormer, latticework and Juliet Balcony at the front provides the Provincial look and feel. Inside the traditional colonial architrave windows, doors and cornices are in keeping with the period.

Contact us today: Ph: 64 9 415 3200 Fax: 64 9 415 3220 Email: Web: PO Box 303-430, North Harbour, Auckland

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future development This article introduces the Sherbourne Complex, which is a new development in Christchurch proudly brought to you by The Housing Specialist. The project started back in 1978 when the first house on the Sherbourne complex was purchased. Over the subsequent 28 years, five more houses have been purchased to gather the 3,300 square metre site for this project. Heather from The Housing Specialist comments, “The architect, Keith Ussher, and the developer have devised something a bit different for this site; the plan for this project was to blend both residential and commercial.” The residential component is a ten apartment complex which will take up the main area of the site. Each apartment will have private, fenced courtyards and security gates, making them very secure. As we can see, the apartments are developing and are well on track for December completion. The scaffolding remains up while work progresses on the


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inside. The commercial building on-site will accommodate Harcourts Real Estate, a modern ofďŹ ce, which will blend well with the style of apartments and give balance to the corners of the street. Construction started in January of this year, beginning with the piling and site work. The construction is expected to be completed by mid December, with a show unit to be completed by November. Ron and Heather DufďŹ eld are the owner/operators of The Housing Specialist and they oversee all projects. This ensures a consistent quality and standard on which Ron and Heather pride themselves, giving The Housing Specialist a superior reputation. The Housing Specialist is the trading name of Woodland Builders Ltd, a home building company, established 1992. The company builds quality homes, townhouses and apartments.


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the apartments are developing and are well on track for December completion

The Housing Spcialist have a simple mantra. This is to provide quality workmanship, based on fixed price contracts and excellent service from the initial design to finished product. This is ably backed up by staff who are not only skilled and knowledgeable, but have the passion to do a consistently professional job. The Housing Specialist is structured to assist the customer. Clients meet with the in-house architectural designer to view the company’s standard plans. From here, with discussion, these plans may be modified into a concept plan. This ensures the client receives a plan specific to their needs and wants. The Housing Specialist take great pleasure in working with you in all aspects of construction. This may incorporate arranging finance, securing the land, through to the design and building of your new home. It can even include landscaping, all to achieve a result you can be immensely proud of. As Registered Master Builders, The House Specialist offer you ‘peace of mind’ and assures you receive the finest quality home, on budget. The deal will always include: • 7 year Master Build Guarantee • 6 month maintenance period • Fixed priced contarcts Over the next 3 months we will continue to follow the progress of the Sherbourne Complex construction. Please contact either Heather or Ron for any further information on 03 3480864 or visit

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making design easier


The Gerard Roofs website has been designed with you in mind, to help make the design process easier. As a result of the 2004 Building Act Local Authorities now demand even more extensive information making CAD drawings increasingly complex and time consuming. Gerard Roofs have taken the initiative to meet these standards by providing working drawings, which meet E2/AS1 requirements, that can be directly placed into plans and specifications. The drawings for all aspects of roofing can be downloaded from the Gerard website without the need to search for, and use data on a CD. The accent is on ease of use and convenience. To satisfy industry standards the technical information is available in four different formats; •

DWG for AutoCAD

MOD for ArchiCAD


PDF for those who want high quality reproduction of details without the need for a CAD program.

The interface provides 99% of all roofing situations which are required for specification of all Gerard roofing products. Following the steps ensures you select a roof “fit for purpose.” Choose your degree of pitch, type of roof structure, then select a profile from the range available based on the settings and design situation. The program instantly finds and previews the detail on screen without the need to scroll through countless lists of drawings. These drawings complement the master specifications which are also available for downloading. Anyone can register on the site free of charge and access all of the information required. Log onto the Gerard website at: and follow the “Partner Login” link. Hot on the heels of Gerard Roofs online CAD library, the company has launched a new website tool featuring a user friendly “Roof Chooser” application which allows


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From product selection to final output of detailed drawings Gerard Roofs new website provides an easy solution.

home owners and designers to preview potential roofing combinations. Users can select the house style which resembles their home, customise the cladding type and colour and then preview the effect of Gerard Roofs’ eight most popular tile, shake and shingle roofing options, altering both colour and texture. Users can preview the roof, print the finished result or e-mail it. An additional re-roofing section is now under construction (shown right) which will provide owners and designers with a

guide to options available to suit their existing home design style. As with the new home style guide roofing profiles and colour options are inter-changeable. Once the roof style has been established with the home owner the designer, builder or specifier can go on line to Gerard Roofs’ “Partner” section of the website and quickly and easily download all the technical details. These can be copied and pasted onto plans simplifying the work required in detailing the roof structure.

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a swimmin’ summer Our current home enhancement project concerns a family of four, which now consists of two particularly excited children, aged 7 and 10. The kids are counting down to Christmas, which may not seem so unusual, until you take a closer look at our photos. The family have decided to install a swimming pool (despite advice from friends who warn they may be inundated with people at the peak of summer.)

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“We realise we may have an influx of friends – and possibly some ‘pseudo’ friends! However my wife and I both feel we’d rather our

transport permit

children wanted to socialise at home. That way we know where they

is required (this is

are and who they are with, especially as they start to move into teenage

dependant on the size

years. We’re a social family anyway, so adding a pool will give us all

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a more invigorating environment – not to mention greater exercising options,” comments Mark.

cannot transport it from the 23rd of December

Over the next couple of months, gobuild Creative Ideas will bring you the trials and tribulations of installing a pool – each step in the project will be

to the 4th of January

covered. This will include the budget, consents you need and how to get

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them, fencing requirements and landscaping options.

holidays or provincial

Stage one


The first step is to consider exactly what you want a pool for, as it will

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affect both size and shape. We were tempted by an olympic sized number,


but didn’t want to completely overtake our section. And because the

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kids will want to play, a single lane lap pool – although popular for space reasons and for exercise – wouldn’t be quite enough for our needs. We decided on one that is big enough for the kids to do lengths, yet will have graduating steps, built in seats, a non skid surface and paddle area for smaller swimmers. We’ve found it reasonably hard to choose as there is such an extensive range out there. Depending on where you get your pool you have the option of designing a shape from scratch or getting something standard. Colour is a consideration too; the general consensus is that darker colours are useful for reducing glare and warming the water.

Stage two We have to apply for pool consent. We come under the Auckland City Council jurisdiction and can download a pdf building consent application form for the construction of the pool at Council process: • Speak to your local council planner who will look up your address to find out which zoning you are in. • The gobuild pool site is in residential 5 which means you are restricted to 25% impermeable land; this is made up of all buildings, driveway, any paths wider than 1 metre and the pool. This is good to know in advance as it could alter your design and plans for the pool size and any decking/tiling surrounding the pool as previously stated. • When you have your plans ready you visit a lodgment officer at the council, it is best to do this in person, appointments can be made with the call centre, this ensures all criteria have been met – there are approximately 20–30 questions the officer will ask and any questions you have can be answered directly. It is important to ensure that all information is provided at this time, as any requests for additional information during processing will “stop the clock” in respect of processing time. • At this point you will be asked for a deposit, however the total price will need to be calculated and these are done on an individual basis as it depends how many estimated inspections will be required for the particular job.


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John Lawrence, Manager Residential Developments for the Auckland City Council advises, “All building consent applications are checked by a Planning Officer for compliance with the District Plan, and a Drainage Engineer to ensure that no public drainage systems or overland flow paths will be compromised. A Building Officer will then check that all of the proposed works comply with the requirements of the NZ Building Code.” “Applications for a swimming pool also receive a check to ensure that the finished pool will be enclosed by fencing which complies with the fencing

The kids are hoping for a long hot summer…

of Swimming Pools Act.” “The majority of swimming pool applications will be processed through our Fast Track process, which means that the processed building consent should be available for you in 10-20 working days, providing that no additional information is required.” “Once the building consent has been processed and is ready to be issued, the final fees are calculated. We will contact you to advise what fees (if any) are payable – once these are settled your building consent will be issued, and you are ready to start work”. So now the family will be busy drawing their plans with their architect (they could use a draughtsman however, have already started renovation plans with an architect). Check out our next issue which will go into this process in greater depth and, all things going well, will see some progress made with a hole being dug into the ground!

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Classic 42


12.8m x 5.0m 42’ x 16’5”

3’10” 1.17m

Chateau 10m x 4.5m 33’ x 15’

10m x 4.5m 33’ x 15’

1.92m 6’4”

4’2” 1.27m


2m 6’6”

4’2” 1.27m

6.3 x 3.9m 20’6” x 12’7”

2m 6’6”


The world’s largest one-piece premould pool. Designed for those people wanting a ‘classic’ pool dating back to Roman times. Features: Built in seats; Entry steps & safety toe rail through to deep end; Spa option; Tiles on steps and four swim lanes; Non-skid surface. Size: 12.8m X 5m


A great family pool that has something for everyone. Designed with 2 different length options the Ultimate is the ideal pool for the growing family and is the deepest pool, at 2 metres, in the range. Ultimate 9: Features: Built in seat; Eentry steps & safety toe rail through to deep end; Non-skid surface; Paddle area for young children. Size: 9m x 4.5m Ultimate 10: Features: Built in seat; Entry steps & safety toe rail through to deep end; Non-skid


28’ x 15’ 8.54m x 4.58m

This ‘L’ shape pool is an entertainers dream. With the large paddle area and long seat it is great for playing around in during those hot summer days. Features: Built in seat & entry steps; Paddle area for children; Non-skid surface. Size: 9.2m X 4.65m

Ambassador PRINCESS 27” x 16” 8.24m x 4.88m

44.8m x 3.32m

6’0” 1.52m 3’10” 1.17m

1.88m 6’2”

More conventional in shape than the ‘Ultimate’ this pool and the slightly smaller ‘Neptune 2’ are the pools specially designed for growing family but where space in the backyard is tight. Also Available: 24’ x 15’, 7.32m x 4.58m

3’0” 0.92m

The pool with a bit of shape lets you create a stunning pool and landscape for your backyard. The smallest pool in the range, it has entry steps, seating for 10 people and a flat bottom - great for playing around in those hot summer days. Features: Entry steps; Seating for 10; Non skid surface. Size: 6.3m x 3.9m

Bali 24’ x 12’ 7.32m x 3.7m

4’6” 1.37m

1.68m 5’6”

Also available Malibu 27’ x 13’, 8.24m x 3.97m Florida 23’ x 12’, 7.00m x 3.66m

Relax in this ‘swim spa’ with the massage jets or exercise against the powerful swim jets. Its size makes it ideal for courtyard installation or where space is at a premium. Features: 2-recliners; Toe rail; Splitlevel; Swim Jets & heater. Size: 4.88m X 3.32

A compact pool that is ideally suited for townhouses. The classic rectangular shape and flat bottom gives you a great plunge pool at an affordable price. Features: Built in entry steps; Non-skid surface. Size: 7.32m x 3.7m

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•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• gobuild Creative Ideas show cases the progression of a Kingsland, circa 1900’s, bungalow... It took two and a half months of work to ensure the foundations under the house were replaced with retaining walls and the dirt under the house excavated. The house has propped up with pylons and repairs were done to the sub-floor. A downstairs rumpus room space was built and the back of the house was extended. The trimmings have been kept in character with the original building and because the house has historical status the front of the house had to maintain its original integrity. The inside of the house was pulled out in readiness for opening it up. The kitchen was replaced with a two storey high atrium. A number of walls were removed and steel portals inserted to replace and support the weight of the roof.

The trimmings, such as the stairwell and window latches, have been kept in character with the original building.


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The new mid-section was added with a split level living space, opening up to the outdoor living. Things progressed a little slower on the outside during the month of unpredictable Auckland wintry weather. The house was closed in and watertight, the structural work completed and the stairs ordered. This wintry month was spent strengthening the existing walls and ďŹ nishing off the changes to framing. The joinery was completed as well as the electrical work and plumbing. The house was then ready for the council pre-line inspection. The stairs were installed and the owners had decided to push on with areas that were originally going to be left for a while. The kitchen almost ďŹ nished and to be installed within days. The kitchen and dining room area

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was framed. At this stage the solid plasterwork was well underway. Inside, Rondo steel ceiling battens were used to allow existing ceilings that were uneven to be leveled. Then the kitchen was in and all the stopping done. The team had completed the fiddly bits and pieces, repair of the joinery, old casement windows and a handrail on the upstairs deck. The new plastered area was painted but they will wait until the summer to begin work on painting the old timber at the front of the house. The team at renovation masters were now finished on site but they may be back in the summer as all the decks, landscaping and drives are yet to be done.

“You walk in the front of what’s basically a 100 plus year old little bach and as you go down the hall you go through a set of double doors and the whole house just opens up in front of you. It’s actually quite a huge house.” 94

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“This renovation has definitely been an interesting job,” comments Andrew Beaton from Renovation Masters, “We’ve had to put on our thinking caps.”

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LCD TVs The ultimate in choice to match your viewing and lifestyle pleasure BORDEAUX R7 26”



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High definition TV for experiencing the future of TV technology

The ability to reproduce sources without any signal loss. This means perfect image recreation that captures every subtle nuance and exquisite detail that digital technology permits Unparalleled picture quality optimised for gaming at the touch of a button. Allows for H-sharpness and a faster response. Ready for HD gaming on XBOX 360 and most other gaming platforms

$4,999RRP The Samsung design team embarked on the task of creating an LCD that would make the space it occupies more beautiful, even when the TV was turned off. After weeks of brain storming, the design inspiration came with an after work glass of wine to relax. The inspiration - an empty glass with a single drop of red wine cradled within. The birth of the Bordeaux R7 range of LCD TVs was on its way. Beautifully designed LCDs offering high performance and true to life pictures.

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Why Samsung? Biggest - World’s largest TV brand* Leader - Largest producer of LCD panels Recognised edge - Other leading manufacturers have chosen Samsung panels to equip their latest range of LCD TVs

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Designed to impress, Samsung’s plasmas range of sizes and prices deliver outstanding value and picture quality to discerning buyers SAMSUNG HD 42” Plasma

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• 175 degree viewing angle

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• 1024x768 resolution

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SAMSUNG SD 42” Plasma • 10,000:1 contrast ratio • 549 billion colours 13 bit processor • HDMI, PC inputs, component & S-video connections • 175 degree viewing angle • 852x480 resolution • SRS true surround XT™



DVDs imagine taking your breath away With Samsung it’s not that hard to imagine.

Bonus HDMI cable with all models

Bring true-life digital entertainment seamlessly into your home

SAMSUNG Hypervision DVD player takes a normal signal and upscales it to HD (high definition) resolutions. You can enjoy HD images, play your music, your home movies and your photo library on your TV.

With SAMSUNG HDMI™ DVD recorder you can record your movies and favourite shows.

Keep using those cherished VCR tapes while adding a DVD player to your home system.

160GB can record up to 205 hours of in EP mode. Burn your favourite programs on the hard drive or on a DVD. Program your favourite soaps and watch them all in one go!

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• 1080i/720p picture upscale • HDMi™ output • DivX (MPEG-4) playback

• DVD -RW/-R, +RW/+R and RAM playback • HDMI™ output (576P) • DivX (MPEG-4) Playback

• HDMI™ output (576P) • DVD -RW/-R, +RW/+R and RAM playback

• MP3, WMA, and HD JPEG playback

• DV input • EVQ (enhanced video quality) • 45mm slim design

• Plays DVD, DVD-R, CD, VCD, CD-R/ RW, MP3, WMA, JPEG, VHS playback • DivX (MPEG-4) playback • 6 heads HiFi stereo



• Easy view / one touch copy • Digital audio output (optical & coaxial)




• 16x max 2way copy from HDD to DVD • • • •


DV input EVQ (enhanced video quality) 55mm slim design DVD -RW/-R, +RW/+R and RAM playback



MP3 Players

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512MB/1GB flash memory storage Full sized USB 2.0 connection Blue light effect DNSe (digital natural sound engine) with street mode • Battery time up to13 hours • Can be used as a mass storage device

512MB YP-U2X 512MB $169RRP 1GB YP-U2Z 1GB $209RRP


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Great sleek 2/4GB flash memory MP3 player. If you are looking to hook onto the future of digital music subscription services then this little flash player is subscription services ready (Windows Plays for Sure). With its 1.8” colour LCD screen, a slim, durable body and extended battery life of up to 35 hours, the YP-Z5 stands above the competition.

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• MP3, WMA • 1GB – up to 480 songs in WMA format (Windows compatible) • FM Radio

SAMSUNG YP-Z5 • 2GB/4GB flash memory storage • MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 and pics in JPEG formats • Available in black / white / silver and pink • • • • •

Battery time up to13 hours Comes with earphones, USB cable and install CD Easy touch pad navigation Photo viewer Screen saver



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1GB/2GB/4GB flash memory storage MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG, JPG files player 1.5W in-built stereo sliding speaker 1.8” colour screen

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Sleek design Touch screen interface FM radio Battery time upto 30 hours Automatic switch to speaker mode Animated menu & screensavers Photo slide show Speaker alarm clock


1GB $379RRP 2GB $459RRP 4GB $539RRP

Freedom to share and transfer files! Samsung doesn’t limit you to a particular software i.e. i-tunes. Just drag and drop your files. It’s hard to compare apples with oranges until you try Samsung’s Z5.

Digital Cameras imagine simplicity, ease and elegance within your grasp. With Samsung it’s not that hard to imagine.

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The Digimax i6 PMP supports MPEG-4 for an enhanced video shooting experience and has a movie stabiliser function for a steady shake-free recording. The continuous video recording function allows you to pause and resume recording at a later time. The integrated portable media player allows you to take your movies and MP3 songs with you and share them easily.


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Loaded simplicity. Simple, stylish and technologically advanced

• 18.5mm slim bent design – great in hand! • 6 mega pixel resolution • Extra large 2.5” LCD screen • Advanced shake reduction (ASR) • Red eye fix function • 11 shutter modes - landscape, portrait, night, children, etc • Extra effects - highlight, composite, photo frame


Mobile phones imagine style and fashion in your hand. With Samsung it’s not that hard to imagine.




Designed with simplicity in mind, the sleek Samsung A920 is fitted with highly advanced but easy-to-use multimedia functionality. Access Telecom’s Music Store, Video Clips and Xtra Mobile services, and store lots more with the external memory card.



• Mobile Data EVDO handset • Bluetooth® capable • Modem Data Speed 40- 80Kbps • • • • • • •

Thin as a blade, the Samsung Blade (A900) is a slim, sexy design that effortlessly fits into your pocket, but makes no compromise on features. You will be amazed by the size and quality of the screen.

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Refrigerators imagine a home that inspires. With Samsung it’s not that hard to imagine.

Side by Side Refrigerators No.1 in Side by Side fridges in over 30 countries around the world

Why choose world-leading Samsung fridges?

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Number 1 in Side by Side fridges in over 30 countries around the world Leading technology, innovation and development Twin Cooling™ exclusive technology Because only Samsung have two separately cooled compartments which provide for the best food storage conditions Keep food fresher for longer Sophisticated aesthetics and design to enhance your environment Beautiful fit in your life and kitchen Ultimate storage solutions


The ArticMax is a premium refrigerator designed for the most discerning customers. Built to become the centre piece in your kitchen, it integrates your cabinetry seamlessly without the need for any unsightly gaps.

• Twin Cooling System™ • Fits flush with kitchen cabinets • Designed to be fully built-in (no gap integration) • Beverage station • CoolSelect Zone™ • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating


This built-in Side by Side refrigerator has the world’s best humidity rating at 71% and lots of convenient and easy-to-use features that make it a world leader.

SAMSUNG 853L • Twin Cooling TDM: 71% humidity level • Designed to be fully built-in (no gap integration) • Changeable trim panels • CoolSelect Zone™ • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating • Gentle closing doors



NO GAPS perfect fit in your kitchen


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• Twin Cooling System™ • CoolSelect Zone™ • Fingerprint resistant (FPR) stainless steel finish

• Twin Cooling SystemTM • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating • Counter depth cabinet

• Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating • Beverage station™ (mini bar door) • Ice and water dispenser



• Fingerprint resistant (FPR) stainless steel • CoolSelect ZoneTM • Ice and water dispenser



Samsung has applied the newly developed Silver Nano™ antibacterial coating technology to the surface of their refrigerators to ensure hygienic food storage, delivering strong deodorising and anti-bacterial protection and preventing the spread of bacteria and fungi.

Conventional cooling system

Other brands may claim to have independent controls or two fans, but only Samsung Side by Side Twin Cooling refrigerators have two separate coolers (evaporators) that provide a quicker and more efficient response to temperature changes.

Main benefits: - Locks in moisture - food will remain fresh longer when stored in a moist environment. Samsung’s Twin Cooling System™ has two independent coolers designed to lock in moisture to maintain freshness



SAMSUNG 583L • Twin Cooling SystemTM • Counter depth cabinet • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating

- Maintains uniform temperature - the compartments are capable of cooling their own air rather than relying on each other

• Fingerprint resistant (FPR) pewter • Ice and water dispenser • Multi air flow

- Reduces running costs - because it’s more energy efficient than a conventional system at comparable capacity



- Prevents the mixing of odours - no air is shared between the two compartments

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• Twin Cooling SystemTM • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating • Counter depth cabinet

• Twin Cooling SystemTM • Counter depth cabinet • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating

• Fingerprint resistant (FPR) pewter • Multi air flow • Frost-free

• Narrow width (850mm) • Counter depth cabinet • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating

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• Fingerprint resistant (FPR) pewter • Multi air flow • Frost-free


Spill-proof safety glass shelves Multi air flow Frost-free White finish





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Spill-proof safety glass shelves Ice and water dispenser Multi air flow White finish





SAMSUNG 535L SLIM LINE • Narrow width (850mm) • Counter depth cabinet • Silver Nano™ anti-bacterial coating • White finish • Multi air flow • Frost-free




Conventional fridge-freezers

A host of convenient features design to take the best possible care of your food




• i-cool™ • Frost-free • Multi air flow

• i-cool™ • Frost-free • Multi air flow

• Frost-free • Multi air flow • Digital display

• Separate temperature controls • Humidity controlled fruit and vegetable bin • Twist icemaker

• Separate temperature controls • Humidity controlled fruit and vegetable bin • Twist icemaker

• Electronic controls • Fruit and vegetable bin • Tempered glass shelves










• i-cool™ • Frost-free • Multi air flow

• i-cool™ • Frost-free • Multi air flow

• Separate temperature controls • Humidity controlled fruit and vegetable bin • Twist icemaker

• Separate temperature controls • Humidity controlled fruit and vegetable bin • Twist icemaker

• Multi air flow • Silver Nano™ deodorizer • Twist ice maker




• Frost-free • Separate temperature controls • Spill-safe shelves





• Multi air flow • Silver Nano™ deodoriser • Twist ice maker

• Frost-free • Multi air flow • Digital display • Electronic controls • Fruit and vegetable bin • Tempered glass shelves



• Frost-free • Separate temperature controls • Spill-safe shelves





• Round and reversible door design • Separate freezing compartment

• Round and reversible door design • Separate freezing compartment

• Jumbo door pocket • Adjustable wire shelves • Can carry

• Jumbo door pocket • Adjustable wire shelves • Can carry





Washing Machines imagine confidence in a machine that cares for your clothes and family the way you do. With Samsung it’s not that hard to imagine.

Proud Partners of Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell

Frontloaders Intelligent choice for modern lifestyles Conventional machines can only kill bacteria when a 75 degree or hotter wash is selected. Silver Nano™ kills bacteria even in a cold wash.

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a sanitising effect a long-lasting deodorising effect sanitation of delicate fabrics cost saving

How Silver Wash works Three steps to a purifying wash STEP 1 Electrolysis of 99.99% pure sterling silver plates generate the silver ions (Ag+).

SAMSUNG 7.5KG • Silver wash - Silver Nano™ Health System • Big wash options • Quick wash option



STEP 2 The colloidal silver solution penetrates the laundry and coats the fibres with Ag+ ions during the wash and final rinse cycles.


STEP 3 Silver ions kill bacteria on the laundry and prevent bacteria growth for up to 1 month.

• Big wash programs • Quick wash option • Water efficiency:5A



Baby program Skin care system Samsung’s baby washing programs are specifically designed for families and people with sensitive skin. The minimisation of detergent residues reduces skin irritation and protects the unique properties of fabrics like cotton, delicates and colours. The stains program shifts the heavy stains on childrens’ clothes while minimising detergent residues.

SAMSUNG 6KG • Baby programs • Quick wash option • Water efficiency:5A



Toploaders Convenient functions for the best laundry care

Moves the water, not your clothes! To deliver a gentle wash, Samsung toploaders use water movement to break away dirt and stains,

SAMSUNG 6KG • Stainless steel bowl • Bi fold lid • Fuzzy logic control



removing the need for a large central agitator which drags the clothes around the bowl. This is delivered via three wash actions:


Centre jet pulsator: jets of water lift any clothes that fall down onto the surface preventing tangle


Boomerang pulsator: powerful water action forces water and detergent to go through the fabrics cleaning larger and heavier clothes and a more gentle water movement cleans all delicates with less wear and tear on clothes


Tri-flow: 1) the rotating pulsator at the base creates strong turbulence 2) the mini elevator moves up and down lifting heavy items 3) the water cascade pumps water up and down and back into the top of the bowl, pushing down clothes floating on the surface

SAMSUNG 5KG • Stainless steel washbowl • Bi fold lid • Fuzzy logic control




Mini elevator

Water cascade

By moving the water not your clothes, you get superior care from Samsung Frontloaders.




• Tri flow wash action • Fuzzy logic control • Self levelling feet

• Center jet pulsator • Fuzzy logic control • Self levelling feet

• Tri flow wash action • Fuzzy logic control • Self levelling feet







Microwaves imagine delicate cuisine. Refined elegance matches your decor and your cuisine.

Intelligent choice for modern lifestyles Cooking with passion

SAMSUNG 34L • 34L capacity • Sensor technology • TDS: Triple distribution system

As a global leader in microwave manufacturing, Samsung sets the benchmark for microwave diversity,

• 1000W output power • Ceramic enamel interior • 1550W input power

design and performance, delivering a range of microwave ovens that suit any home, from traditional to contemporary to avant-garde.


Stylish, functional and simple, Samsung’s leadingedge technology and enduring quality allows you to serve delicious meals at your heart’s delight!




• 34L capacity • 1000W output power • TDS: Triple distribution system

• 40L capacity • Sensor technology • 1000W output power

• 1500W input power • Numeric key pad controls • 5 auto reheat modes

• Ceramic enamel interior • Triple distribution system • 1550W input power

• 34L capacity • 1000W output power • TDS: Triple distribution system





• 1500W input power • Numeric key pad controls • 5 Auto reheat modes




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- if your number matches those online, to redeem your prize simply forward your actual catalogue with your winning number, contact details; name, phone, address in a standard envelope and return freepost mail to “FREEPOST SAMSUNG PROMOTIONS”, PO Box 65523, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, by November 15th 2006 and your prize will be forwarded to you.

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Terms and Conditions - 'Enter the world of Samsung' and ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ 1. The term of 'Enter the world of Samsung' & ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ promotions will be from the 15th of September to the 31st of October 2006. 2.The 'Enter the world of Samsung' prize draw will take place on the 5th of November 2006. The ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ instant prize draw will take place on the 5th of November 2006. 3. The 'Enter the world of Samsung' winners will be notified by email, phone and/or post. ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ winning numbers will be notified online at 4. The promoter of the 'Enter the world of Samsung' and ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ promotions is Radiola Corporation Limited (‘Radiola’). 5. Radiola reserves the rights to extend, change or conclude the promotion at any time without notice, should circumstance dictate. 6. 'Enter the world of Samsung' - every completed, stamped/validated and returned via Freepost entry form (filled out Name, Address and Contact details) qualifies for the draw. 7. 'Enter the world of Samsung' validation (retail stamping or qualifying mark) of entry forms can only be done by Samsung participating trade partners as identified in this September Samsung Catalogue. 8. The promotions are not open to staff or employees of Samsung trade partners involved in this promotion. 9. Employees of Radiola Corporation and agencies associated with the promotions and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the promotions. 10. Prizes will be provided with a factory warranty where applicable. 11. All prizes in these promotions are subject to availability. In the event of a prizes being unavailable, either a substitute product of an equivalent value will be offered or the option to select another prize from the appropriate category r will be given. 12. Prizes may not be returned unless faulty or damaged. If so will be returned to Radiola. 13. All prizes are awarded at the discretion of Radiola. 14. 'Enter the world of Samsung' - please allow 10 days for processing and delivery of prizes once draw has been completed. 15. ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ instant prizewinners upon receipt of matching serial number (must be accompanied with actual catalogue) and contact details and name, sent Freepost to “FREEPOST SAMSUNG PROMOTIONS”, PO Box 65523, Mairangi Bay, Auckland will receive their gift via courier - please allow 7 days for processing and delivery of prizes upon receipt of winners details. 16. All prizes will be couriered to the winners. Radiola takes no responsibility for the non-delivery of prizes. 17. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or alternative prizes and no cash payments will be given. 18. Prizes from both promotions can be won. 19. Prize winners’ names and store details may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. Winners agree to participate in any publicity arrangements that Radiola may require. 20. Entry into Samsung 'Enter the world of Samsung' and ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ promotions implies full acceptance of all the terms and conditions of these promotions. 21. Radiola Corporation Limited does not accept liability for damage to property or persons through association with this promotion. 22. The 'Enter the world of Samsung' and ‘Match & Win with Samsung’ is only available to customers of participating trade partners residing in New Zealand. 23. Should a catalogue appear with no serial number printed each blank catalogue will be deemed to have a potentially winning number up to the first ten redeemed for an instant prize. No more than ten blank winners will be accepted. Disclaimers - *source: World #1 position in Q3 2005, Europe #1 LCD brand for all of 2005 ( All statements are correct at the time of printing. Match and Win serial numbers - should no serial number be printed on the enclosed catalogue (blank), each blank catalogue will be deemed to have a potentially winning number, up to the first ten redeemed for an instant prize. No more than ten blank winners will be accepted.

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Designing and planning your dream home can be an exciting, if not a somewhat daunting

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task. At Gerard Roofs we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on housing styles and roofing options to give you the tools that you will need to make the right decisions. You’ll find many pages of traditional and innovative house styles to inspire you. We cover in detail the pros and cons of various roofing options so that you can choose the roof that’s best for you. There are informative articles ranging from working with your designer and builder to information on renovating and re-roofing and there are many handy tips throughout. We give you the basics on cladding, guttering and joinery as well as a guide on selecting your home’s exterior colour scheme with the Gerard Roofs’ colour options.

Good luck with your project. We hope Gerard Roofs can help you to define your style.



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CASA BELLA This Italian style home features clean lines and parapet walls with a stylish portico. The look makes you think it would be at home somewhere in the Tuscan countryside. "Which is just the feel that we wanted," says builder Peter Ambler. With two homes being built on this relatively small site in Howick, Ambler’s solution was this attractive but functional Italian design. When it came to the

Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Satin in Marseille Clay

roof, the choice of colour was important because it had to fit in with the rest of the house. "The roof we’ve designed is distinctive, yet subtle. The barrel trim with the Gerard Tuffcoat Tile gives a genuine Italian look." Bellissimo!



with Barrel Trim

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Gerard Colortile Satin in Wedgewood with Box Trim Colours throughout this brochure are as close as normal printing processes allow, so before you make your final colour selection ensure that you check actual colour samples with your local Gerard Certified Roofer or call 0800 104 868 to request your colour sample colour card. This guide is intended to give a general overview on roof options. Gerard Roofs has made every effort to ensure that this information is correct at the time of publication, but accepts no liability for any omissions or inaccuracies. © AHI Roofing Ltd, 2002. All rights reserved.



The names Gerard®, Colortile®, Tuffcoat®, Senator®, Oberon® are all New Zealand registered trademarks of AHI Roofing Limited, New Zealand.



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Gerard Corona Shake

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Textured in Greenstone

Satin in Graphite

with Angle Trim

with Angle Trim

Roof: Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse with Angle Trim Cladding: Plaster Location: Karaka, Auckland


AT THE TOP WHICH HOUSE STYLE IS FOR YOU? OUR INSPIRATION FEATURE WILL HELP YOU TO START VISUALISING THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS. This guide displays a wide range of inspirational architectural innovations, housing styles and designs from around the world. From Provincial to Colonial, from Traditionalist to Modernist, from Georgian to Mediterranean. Even if you’re looking for something more traditional, like the classic brick and tile, there’s something in these pages that will help you to define the style that’s right for you.




Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Satin in Graphite

Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse with Angle Trim

with Angle Trim Cladding: Plaster Builder: Provincial Homes Location: Auckland

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in Smoke Grey with Barrel Trim Cladding: Plaster with Brick Corners

REIGN SUPREME This magnificent country manor combines function and style. Knowing it was going to be the most practical way to achieve the steeply pitched roof that they wanted, owners Ross and Julie Tucker specified a lightweight roof from the outset. “Gerard Oberon Shingle gave a sophisticated textured finish to the roofline, and complemented the use of Otago Schist in the design.� explained designer Doug Mills. The exposed site also called for materials that could withstand high wind and salt spray. Gerard Oberon Shingle was appropriate for the style of the house and the demands of the environment.



Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse

Roof: Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse with Angle Trim Cladding: Schist and Plaster with Cedar Designer: Doug Mills Design Builder: Ross Tucker Location: Waiuku

Roof: Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Satin in Marseille Clay with Barrel Trim Cladding: Plaster Designer: Peter Ambler Builder: Ambler Homes Location: Howick, Auckland

CASA BELLA This Italian style home features clean lines and parapet walls with a stylish portico. The look makes you think it would be at home somewhere in the Tuscan countryside. "Which is just the feel that we wanted," says builder Peter Ambler. With two homes being built on this relatively small site in Howick, Ambler’s solution was this attractive but functional Italian design. When it came to the

Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Satin in Marseille Clay

roof, the choice of colour was important because it had to fit in with the rest of the house. "The roof we’ve designed is distinctive, yet subtle. The barrel trim with the Gerard Tuffcoat Tile gives a genuine Italian look." Bellissimo!



with Barrel Trim

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Satin in Graphite with Angle Trim Cladding: Schist and Cedar Designer: McRaeway Homes Builder: Mark Jackson Location: Timaru

ASPEN ASPECTS Originally designed to simulate the traditional wooden shakes on Northern American homes, Gerard Corona Shake offers the rustic elegance of a traditional cedar shake combined with the durability, weather security and low maintenance of steel. “The Gerard Corona Shake roof has helped achieve the rustic country style that the owner specified, and nestles into the park-like surroundings of the home�, says Raewyn Bell from McRaeway Homes.



Gerard Corona Shake Satin

Gerard Corona Shake Satin

in Graphite

in Graphite

SUBURBAN SANCTUARY You don’t need to build a grand estate in the countryside to realise your vision of a dream home. Go for drama by using accentuated rooflines to give your home real character. Or build upwards to make the most of the space that you have. The individual design and strong contrast of colours makes these homes stand out without sticking out.

Roof: Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim

Gerard Tuffcoat Tile

Cladding: Plaster

Textured in Charcoal

Designer: Steve Tootill



Roof: Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Satin

The use of split-level design and gable features not only

in Wedgewood with Box Trim Cladding: Plaster

add to the aesthetic appeal of these homes, but also result in

Builder: Kingdom Residential Location: Wellington

an efficient use of space on these small sections. Kingdom Residential Housing routinely use Gerard Tuffcoat Tile in satin and textured finishes for their ageless beauty and practical benefits. The lightweight Gerard steel tiles provide significant cost efficiencies on the sloping sections that Kingdom regularly build on. In addition, the unobtrusive flashing systems provide further value on these split-level designs. The tiles give added interest to the roof and give the house a solid and permanent look on these modern designs.

Roof: Gerard Tuffcoat Tile in Ocean Blue with Box Trim Cladding: Plaster Builder: Kingdom Residential Location: Wellington

THE SUN ALSO RISES One of the main objectives for Peter Ray Homes when building this Christchurch house was to try to maximise the daylight that would fall on the home. “The long corner site gave a lot of direction to the design of this house and enabled us to make the most of the sun throughout the day,” says designer Michael Duckmanton. “This house has an Eastern Colonial flavour with the plastered arched Keystone entry,” says Duckmanton. “The owners had definite requirements and specified the use of hexagonal ends and Colonial windows.” Using a high-pitched Gerard Colortile roof makes an impressive statement from the street and was “an easy choice to make based on its 50-year weatherproof warranty, value for money and classic looks.”

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in Ironsand with Box Trim Cladding: Plaster Builder: Peter Ray Homes Location: Christchurch

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in Ocean Blue with Box Trim Cladding: Brick Designer: Michael Duckmanton Builder: Peter Ray Homes Location: Christchurch



Gerard Colortile Satin in Marseille Clay with Barrel Trim

Gerard Colortile Textured in Terracotta

Gerard Colortile Textured in Greenstone with Angle Trim

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Greenstone with Angle Trim Cladding: Hinuera Stone Designer: Willott Design Location: Whitford, Auckland

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim Cladding: Painted Brick Designer: David Irwin Builder: Ambler Homes Location: Waiuku Peninsula

COUNTRY FOLK The brief for this Whitford house called for an authentic English country style home, which would blend into the surrounding countryside. External beams in the stonework, reminiscent of the Tudor period, and a steeply pitched roof were among the main requirements. Although the style of the house was traditional, the owners wanted modern materials to be used so that maintenance wouldn’t be an ongoing issue. A Gerard Corona Shake roof enabled them to achieve this, whilst still keeping the style of home that they desired.



GREAT EXPECTATIONS Designer Ray Hawthorne’s brief was to design a substantial country homestead to fit this superb site at the foot of the Port Hills, Christchurch. “The flatter, softer look of the Gerard Senator Shingle suits the large expanse of roof, while the textures and colour are a perfect foil for the sparsely planted backdrop of the Port Hills.” Another of Hawthorne’s designs, which stands at the entrance to a prestigious golf resort, was detailed to fill the owner’s vision of a house with a “South of France ambience”. He chose Gerard Colortile Satin, which “suited the French Chateau style of the house with the Ocean Blue colour and satin finish giving a more formal feel.”



Gerard Senator Shingle in Eclipse

Roof: Gerard Senator Shingle in Eclipse

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in

with Angle Trim

Ocean Blue with Barrel Trim

Cladding: Plaster

Cladding: Plaster

Designer: Ray Hawthorne

Designer: Ray Hawthorne

Builder: Rod Harrison

Builder: D J Hewitt

Location: Port Hills, Christchurch

Location: Harewood, Christchurch

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in Smoke Grey with Barrel Trim Cladding: Plaster Builder: Universal Homes Location: Blockhouse Bay, Auckland




WATCH Consistent materials and design styles are a unifying theme for this new Auckland subdivision. "We wanted to create a neighbourhood of homes that really complemented each other,� says Keith Hall from Universal Homes. “Gerard Colortile was just the type of product we were looking for." Although the roofing and plastered cladding are uniform throughout the subdivision, individuality is achieved through different house designs and variations of exterior colours. All homes feature hips, gables and pitched roofs to add visual interest and a sense of identity, making this growing neighbourhood one to watch.

Roof: Gerard Colortile Satin in Gloss Blue with Barrel Trim Gerard Colortile Satin in Wedgewood

IN AND OUT The inspiration for this home was simple and near and dear to all Kiwi hearts; an open-plan home with great views from every room. The natural indoor outdoor flow was created with steep pitches, a large rear veranda and bi-fold doors to extend the entertainment area through to the exterior of the house. “The Gerard Corona Shake roof has given this classic styled house the versatility to fit into any urban subdivision, farm or beach area� says James Parrott, the designer from Lockwood Homes. The textured look provides an excellent contrast to the smooth Lockwood cladding while complementing the use of cedar.

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim Cladding: Weatherboard Designer: Lockwood Homes Builder: Kingsbeer Homes Location: Hamilton

Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Pepperstone.

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Deep Forest with Angle Trim Cladding: Schist and James Hardie Monotek Builder: Harmony Homes Location: Auckland



Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal

SHAKE IT Designer John Curtain needed a roof with character for this Canterbury home. “The roof is the dominating feature of this house. We chose Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal to complement the horizontal old brick cladding.” This lightweight roof gave Curtain increased design flexibility to achieve the style he wanted. With a mix of gables and hips, and the use of different pitches in the roof, the second storey flows well with the ground level. Design features include extending the brick work to the gables and the use of arched top windows to ensure the roof isn’t visually top heavy.

Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim

Gerard Corona Shake Satin in Ironsand with Angle Trim

Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim Cladding: Old Brick Designer: John Curtain Builder: Andy Thompson Location: Canterbury



RULE OF THUMB “Gerard Colortile is a superior product that we routinely use because of its universal appeal. We wanted a roof that would complement the modern look of the home,” says designer Sherif Mikhail of this spacious house built by Affordable Homes. “This is a home for the new millennium” and Gerard Colortile was chosen to give it a style that would portray “class and distinction.” For this G J Gardner home it was the owner who specified the Gerard Corona Shake roof. “Nearby access roads look down on the home, so it was critical to get the choice of roof right. Visually, Gerard Corona Shake is far superior to any other roof” says owner Richard King.



Roof: Gerard Colortile in Graphite with Barrel Trim Cladding: Plaster Designer: Sherif Mikhail Builder: Affordable Homes Location: Christchurch

Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Satin in Graphite with Angle Trim Cladding: Plaster Builder: G J Gardner Location: Albany, Auckland

RAISE THE ROOF RENOVATION You needn’t look much further than the renovation examples here Before: An old barn with a longrun roof.

to see how dramatically you can change the appearance of a property. Originally it was an old barn with a corrugated iron roof,

After: The former barn is unrecognisable after the renovation. Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal with Angle Trim

but extensive renovations transformed this building (pictured right) into an impressive 884m2 homestead. Keeping the long low shape of the original building meant that the roof was going to be an important consideration because of its size. Gerard Corona Shake in Charcoal was the owner’s choice as it suited both the low pitch of the roof and the dormer windows that were added to give the building some height and a more dramatic silhouette.

Before After: This single storey house has been converted into an impressive two level home with several different roof sections. Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Charcoal



Before After: This modest house is transformed by this major renovation which involved raising the roof line and creating valleys in the roof for greater visual impact. Roof: Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Eclipse with Angle Trim.

After: This home is transformed by using Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse.


After: The 100 year old villa after its Gerard roof restoration. Before

RE-ROOFING AND ROOF RESTORATION Your roof has a major impact on your home’s appearance and street appeal. By restoring your roof or re-roofing you can give your home a new lease of life. Like the examples shown on these two pages, you have the power to completely transform the look and financial value of your home for only a small investment.

Roof restoration is an option available to you where your existing roof material is still in reasonable condition and you are looking

Before: This old concrete tile roof was replaced with Gerard Corona Shake Textured in Greenstone with Angle Trim. Not only did this lightweight roof make a dramatic difference to the look of this home, it also freed up the internal doors and ranch sliders which are now opening and closing smoothly. After

to restore your roof’s original colour or change to a new colour. Roof restoration comprises cleaning the roof and carrying out minor repairs before applying a new surface coating. Restoring the surface coating on your steel tile, concrete tile or corrugated steel roof will extend the life of your roof and revitalise your home’s appearance. Roof restoration generally takes three to five days.

Re-roofing is your best option where your roof is beyond restoration and needs replacing or if you want to change the look of your home by replacing your roof with a new type, style, finish

For more detailed information on

or colour to add a whole new dimension. If currently you have a

re-roofing or roof restoration visit

heavyweight roof such as concrete tiles you have the option of This site

re-roofing with the same heavyweight roof or changing to a

even contains cost calculators that

lightweight roofing option such as a Gerard Roof. If currently you

will provide you with a price

have a lightweight roof such as a steel tile or corrugated steel

estimate of various roof restoration

then sticking with a lightweight roof is best for you. Re-roofing

or re-roofing options available to

can be completed in as little as two days depending on the type

you. Alternatively, call 0800 104 868

of roof you have and what you are replacing it with.

to request a re-roofing and/or roof restoration brochure and arrange a free roof inspection and quotation for your home. After: The old corrugated iron roof on this historic villa was replaced using Gerard Colortile Textured in Charcoal. Before




ON ROOFS One of the most important decisions that you will make is the

Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse

roof that you choose, as it is such a dominant feature of your home’s exterior. Yet many people make this decision after having


done little or no research. The design, style and type of roof are all important and a little homework early in the planning phases



will give you confidence to select the best roof for you. 3


A wide variety of roof styles are available on the market today -


made from an equally diverse range of materials and technology. Roof styles fall into four main categories – tile, shake, shingle and longrun profiles. Various materials are used as substrates to HIP AND VALLEY ROOF provide these different looks such as steel, concrete, clay, copper, cedar, asphalt and butynol. 4

Increasingly homeowners, architects and builders are demanding improved performance and design flexibility from the products that they use and manufacturers are responding to the challenge. As buildings have become more and more complex, lightweight DUTCH GABLE


products enable the design of spectacular roofs and more complex building features without incurring the additional structural costs associated with a heavyweight roof. 5

Technological advancements such as post pressing coating processes and the development of products such as Zincalume® steel provide durability, longevity and low maintenance. Combined



with horizontal fastening and interlocking steel membrane technology this results in roofs with the strength and durability that can withstand the extremes of the climate in which we live.

In the preceding pages we have given you a taste for the wide range of profiles, colours and finishes that Gerard Roofs can offer you. In the following pages we summarise what Gerard Roofs have to offer and demonstrate why not all roofs are created equal.










Side Flashings


Gable End

WHAT ARE GERARD ROOFS? AHI Roofing was born nearly 50 years ago when Lou Fisher, a genuine New Zealand innovator,

AHI Roofing manufactures

produced the world’s first steel tile. Now

and markets Gerard Roofs.

one of New Zealand’s most successful

AHI Roofing is owned by

roofing manufacturers, AHI Roofing utilises

Tasman Building Products,

leading edge technology to produce the

which owns a number of other

extensive Gerard Roofs’ range of profiles,

building product companies in

colours and finishes.

New Zealand and Australia.

Gerard Roofs are now exported to over 70 countries, covering and protecting over a million homes and buildings around the world. Whether in the salt laden air of the Pacific, the searing heat of the Sahara desert or the arctic storms of Greenland, our dedication to quality and innovation, combined with the proven strength and durability of our roofs give us the deserved reputation of world leaders in steel roof tile technology. Installation is always carried out by Gerard Certified Roofers - experienced professionals trained to provide homeowners, designers and builders with unrivalled advice and service. Gerard Roofs are the versatile range of steel tiles asked for by name and demanded by trade professionals and discerning homeowners around the world.

Gerard Roofs are manufactured in Glen Innes, Auckland for New Zealand and for export around the world.

TIP: HOW TO SPOT A GERARD ROOF When you want to identify whether a roof is a Gerard roof, a tip is to have a look at the ridging. If there is no mortar on the ridging, chances are it’s a Gerard roof.

Left: The clean ridging finish on a Gerard roof. Right: A mortared ridge on a concrete tile roof.








Whatever the look you want to achieve, Gerard Roofs have the perfect roof to define your style. Above any other feature, your roof will help you achieve the style and feel you want for your home. Perhaps the most difficult question you’ll face when choosing from the Gerard Roofs’ selection is “which one?”. Gerard Roofs’ crisp clean profiles will add character to any home and the range of colours, finishes and accessories provides almost endless possibilities when it comes to design and external colour co-ordination.

TEXTURED Gerard Oberon Shingle in Eclipse with Angle Trim





PROFILE AND FINISH OPTIONS GERARD COLORTILE Gerard Colortile gives you the scalloped profile of the traditional tile roof. This classic look is timeless and ideal for any style of home in absolutely any location. Gerard Colortile is available in a

Give some consideration to the trim options that are available to you. Your roof’s trim adds definition to your roof, and enhances the overall effect. Box Trim

range of classic and contemporary roof colours with either a satin or a textured finish.

Angle Trim

GERARD TUFFCOAT TILE Gerard Tuffcoat Tile is the answer if you are searching for a bolder, stronger looking roof. This popular profile will give any home the character to stand out from the crowd. Gerard Tuffcoat Tile is available in a range of classic and contemporary roof colours in either a satin or a textured finish.

Barrel Trim

GERARD CORONA SHAKE The Gerard Corona Shake has a clean, flat profile with a character grain running through it that will give your home an


identity of its own. It is a ruggedly handsome, yet surprisingly stylish roofline, that’s happily at home in both town and country. Gerard Corona Shake is available in a range of classic and contemporary roof colours with either a satin or textured finish.

When using Gerard Roofs in conjunction with a steel fascia system, weatherproofing can be achieved on the gable ends without using trims, which will give you a cleaner look and some cost savings.

GERARD SENATOR SHINGLE If you’re after shingles then the Gerard Senator Shingle is for you. This subtle shingle profile will define any house style. Gerard Senator Shingle is available in a compact range of colours in a textured finish with a second complementary patch colour. Gerard Senator Shingle is also available in Charcoal without the patch colour.

PITCH CONSIDERATIONS The pitch of a roof is an important consideration in any home design. To gain the most aesthetic benefit from your roof you should always select a roofing product that will not only complement your style of home, but also the roof’s pitch. While Gerard’s Colortile, Tuffcoat Tile and Corona Shake look good at virtually any roof pitch, Gerard Oberon and

GERARD OBERON SHINGLES If you’re seeking the subtle shades of the traditional slate or

Senator Shingles have a wonderful character and texture that are best suited for pitches greater than 25º.

shingle roof, then choose Gerard Oberon Shingle. Developed in New Zealand using advanced pressing technology, Gerard


Oberon Shingle’s unique profile changes mood with the angle of the sun. Gerard Oberon Shingle’s compact range of colours is



available in a textured finish, with a second complementary patch

Gerard Colortile


colour to accentuate the random and bold look of this roof.

Gerard Tuffcoat Tile


Gerard Corona Shake


Gerard Senator Shingle


Gerard Oberon Shingle




CREATED EQUAL Your home is your shelter and it is important that your roof can both weather the elements and look great. Gerard Roofs understand that today’s homeowners demand quality, durability, functionality and aesthetic appeal, all at a reasonable price. This section demonstrates how Gerard Roofs not only produce great looking roofs, but also provide some of the most technologically superior roofing solutions found anywhere in the world today.

LIGHTWEIGHT VS HEAVYWEIGHT Specifying a lightweight roof can have a direct impact on the type of design and overall cost of your house. A heavyweight roof,

1 tonne (satin) 1.7 tonne (textured)

10 tonne

such as concrete tiles, is up to ten times heavier than a lightweight Gerard steel tile roof. STRUCTURAL COST SAVINGS Considerable research has been done by independent consultants to evaluate the structural cost savings from using a lightweight

Left: A Gerard lightweight roof Right: A heavyweight roof

roof. The amount that you will save can range from $100 to over $1000 and depends upon a range of factors including the nature


of your design and the condition of your site. Discuss with your

New Zealand is an earthquake

designer or builder the cost savings that you can achieve. For a

prone environment. If you are in an

free cost comparison report call 0800 104 868 or visit

area likely to experience seismic

activity you’ve got to ask yourself one question. Would you rather


have a 10 tonne roof over your

Increasing savings One storey + Simple roof + Small roof area + Flat building site + Firm soil =








Multiple storeys + Complex roof + Large roof area

head or a 1 tonne Gerard roof?

+ Sloping building site + Soft soil =

steel, which is both strong and

$ $ $



ROOF TYPE OBSERVATION STRUCTURAL SAVINGS ON SAMPLE ROOFS Storeys One Roof complexity Simple Gable Roof Area (m2) 138m2 Building site Soil Lightweight Structural Total Cost Savings

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY Because Gerard Roofs are made of

lightweight, Architects and Engineers can incorporate features such as steep pitches, exposed beams and integrated glass features, without incurring

One Semi-Complex 384m2

Two Complex 220m2

Flat Firm

Flat Firm

Flat Firm

$130 +GST

$529 +GST

$890 +GST

These savings were made in trusses, rafters, lintels, bracings and labour. Source: WT Partnership Consulting Quantity Surveyors 2002.

additional and unnecessary structural costs.

Maldives - it doesn’t get more coastal than this. Roof: Gerard Colortile Textured in Greenstone

STEEL, MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AND DURABILITY The geography of New Zealand places many buildings in marine


or mild marine environments. The question often asked of us is, “If I put a Gerard steel tile roof by the sea, will it quickly begin to rust?”. The answer is a resounding ‘no’.

Many people are unaware that Zincalume® based roofing materials can have up to 8 times the corrosion resistance of older steel roofing



All Gerard Roofs are pressed from 0.4mm thick Zincalume ® steel, then coated with either a satin or textured finish. Zincalume® is a technological breakthrough in steel durability. Where Galvanised steel relies on the protection of a zincgalvanised coating, Zincalume® combines the sacrificial protection of Zinc with the barrier protection of Aluminium. The Zincalume® durability combined with the added protection Left: Galvanised coil coated steel unwashed after 6 years. Right: Zincalume® coil coated steel unwashed after 6 years.

of our satin or textured coatings enables Gerard Roofs to offer a 50 year pro rata weatherproof warranty, even in Coastal locations.

Estimated Life of Galvanised and Zincalume® Steel (Figures quoted by BHP in BIEC Clips 48, 8/97 for uncoated Zincalume®.)

*Zincalume® is a registered trademark held within BHP Steel.

WARRANTIES AHI Roofing has been in the roofing business for nearly 50 years which ensures your satisfaction is guaranteed. With all Gerard Roofs you will receive the added security of the three-


apply even in coastal locations. For a copy of the warranty call 0800 104 868 or visit

Calculated Protective Coating Life - years

point warranty detailed below. These new and re-roof warranties 86

40 32

30 20

10 4


25 years full weatherproof warranty plus a diminishing pro-rata warranty for a further 25 years

5 years full surface coat warranty plus a diminishing pro-rata warranty for a further 10 years





Honoured by your Gerard Certified Roofer

Note: For warranty details in geothermal areas consult your local Gerard Certified Roofer.




PRESS Pressed into steel tile profile

COAT A satin or textured coating is applied

BAKE Coating cured in high temperature oven

Gerard Roofs are manufactured using leading international roof coating technology. We employ an extensive research and development team to continually work on improving the aesthetic appeal and protective properties of Gerard Roofs. Equally important is the unique manufacturing system used to make Gerard Roofs. A uniform, super-tough polymer acrylic coating is baked onto the tile after pressing has taken place. This process ensures a continuous coating thickness and prevents micro-cracking. Micro-cracking can occur on the bends of steel roof products that are painted first and then pressed or roll formed into shape. The Gerard Roofs’ continuous coating provides added durability protection. Salt Fog testing equipment.



Gerard Roofs’ satin finish has a dry thickness of 45 microns, compared to the 20 microns that pre-painted steel products generally have. Experience gained from our worldwide operation has led to the development of a thicker, low gloss, low skid

Polymer acrylic satin finish APS tinted primer Zincalume® protective layer Steel base

coating with superior scratch and fade resistance.

GERARD TEXTURED FINISH Gerard Roofs offer a textured finish achieved by polymer bonding

Zincalume® protective layer APS tinted primer

Note: Not to scale.


natural stone into the acrylic surface coating. This granulated stone textured surface provides additional weather protection for your roof and, because the colours in the

Clear acrylic overglaze Natural stones textured finish

stone are natural or ceramic, fading and discolouration from the

Basecoat APS tinted primer Zincalume® protective layer

sun’s ultraviolet rays are significantly reduced. The textured finish

Steel base

also gives the tile a stronger, more substantial appearance, once

Zincalume® protective layer APS tinted primer

again giving greater flexibility in meeting your design requirements.

Note: Not to scale.

TIP: SURFACE COATING WARRANTIES All Gerard Roofs come with a 15 year pro-rata surface coat warranty that includes coverage for excessive fading. Generally steel product warranties cover excess fading but concrete tile warranties don’t. Check warranty details with your roofing supplier.



HORIZONTAL FASTENING AND INTERLOCKING STEEL MEMBRANE All Gerard Roofs feature interlocking tiles secured in place with a unique horizontal fastening system. The result is a very strong

Left: Devastation was widespread in Jamaica with roofing material and roofing substructure being removed by the extreme wind uplift force of the hurricane. On the left a house with a Gerard Roof has remained intact.

roof with superior wind resistance - which allows specification in very high wind zones and provides added strength in the event of an earthquake.

WIND RESISTANCE It has taken the force of tornadoes and cyclones to demonstrate

Right: The interlocking tiles and horizontal fixing has assisted in supporting this Gerard roof even though the internal walls have been demolished by a landslide.


the significant benefits offered by Gerard Roofs’ Horizontal Fastening and Interlocking Steel Membrane System. High winds



blowing over a roof cause a difference in air pressure between the

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inside and outside of the roof. The stronger the wind, the higher the pressure differential. This results in “wind uplift” perpendicular 370

to the roof. This “wind uplift” is the primary cause of failure in roofs


with vertical fastening, where the fastener simply pulls out. Win

Concrete tiles generally are only fitted with a vertical fastening in the back of every second tile, and mostly rely on the weight of





each tile to hold them down. With the horizontal fastening method

Tile Roo

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used with Gerard Roofs the fasteners must shear off for the roof to fail - a less likely proposition, especially considering there are 8 400

fasteners holding down each tile.

EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE On average New Zealand experiences a staggering 200 earthquakes






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per year. So we believe it is reasonable to question the rationale behind adding weight to a roof where it is avoidable. Roof weight does not mean strength. Gerard Roofs will minimise




your structural requirements to comply with the lightweight building code and provide strength through their interlocking steel membrane. Photos taken after a large earthquake hit Northridge, California in 1994. The picture of the heavyweight roof (left) and lightweight Gerard steel tile roof (right) was taken in the same street.

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During a major Californian bushfire, all of this suburb was in flames bar the homes with steel tile roofs.



Gerard Roofs have an excellent reputation in sub-zero

Gerard Roofs have had their fire

environments around the world. Our steel tiles withstand snow

resistant qualities proven by passing

loading and are not affected or damaged by snow, frost and ice.

the worlds most stringent fire test

The textured coating also ensures a slow, safe thaw.

standards. Their lightweight nature and the strength of their interlocking


steel membrane also adds

Hail can cause significant damage to houses and roofs. Sydney

protection in the event of a fire.

experienced this a few years ago. In that particular storm a large

It is generally accepted that

number of concrete, clay and slate tile roofs were cracked by the

heavyweight tiles will place

large hail stones. With a Gerard Roof, some hail indentations may

additional stress on fire-weakened

occur in extreme conditions, but the roof will retain its

support structures. Some buildings

weatherproof properties protecting your home and its contents.

have been completely destroyed by

Testing on a Gerard Textured Roof carried out in accordance with the Australian CSIRO recommendations show that 35mm diameter hailstones might crush the granite textures on the surface of the roof, but they would not cause dents or perforate the steel membrane.

the heavy roof collapsing.

DO ALL ROOFS NEED BUILDING PAPER UNDERLAY? All Gerard Roofs (and all other steel roofs) are installed with building paper underlay. Independent testing suggests that under extreme conditions all tile roofs need building paper underlay, even though it is only required on concrete and clay tile roofs with a pitch of less than 17 degrees.

WATERPROOFING TEST RESULTS ROOF TYPE OBSERVATION Clay tile without building paper underlay

1. Severe leakage from heads of loose tiles 2.Splattering and dripping of large drops 3. Some medium spray from well fitted tiles 4. Fixings leaked where holes had been drilled for screws

Concrete tile without building paper underlay

1. Nearly every tile showed leakage from the head, ranging from severe to slight 2.Poor fitting tiles leaked the most 3. Water was easily blown straight into the roof cavity

Gerard Roof with 1. No leakage building paper underlay Clay (and concrete) 1. No leakage tile with building paper underlay Report comment: "It was clear that the building paper underlay acted as an excellent second line of defence for all roofing systems". Test method: Tests were carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS2050:1989 "Specification for the Performance of Roofing Tiles" using the "Dynamic Weather Resistance Test" method as outlined in that standard.

During the 1999 Sydney hailstorm many clay and concrete tiles experienced damage similar to the house on the right whereas the Gerard roof on the left retained its weather security.

TIP: DISSIMILAR METAL COMPATIBILITY Incompatibility of different types of metal can result in accelerated corrosion. eg. If unpainted lead flashings are applied directly to Zincalume速 steel products. Care also needs to be taken when water runs off one metal type to another. Specific advice should be sought from Gerard Roofs or your designer.

OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW EFFICIENT FLASHING SYSTEMS Gerard Roofs have a simple and tidy looking flashing system for where a roof hits a wall, such as around a dormer or on a second storey. Because of this they do not require large and expensive flashings. Where the Gerard steel tile roof connects with a wall or ridge, the tile is simply bent up under a side flashing or the roof trim. This provides weatherproofing in a tidy and cost-effective manner.

DRINKING WATER Gerard Roofs are safe to collect drinking water from. When first installed they need two good rainfalls before water collection begins. Rainwater collected from Gerard Roofs meets the World Health Organisation’s criteria for drinking water quality. Not all roofing products are safe to collect water from. It is important that you check with your roofing manufacturer in this regard.


Top: Gerard Roofs’ flashing Bottom left: Concrete tile flashing Bottom right: Longrun flashing


The permanent fitting technique utilised by Gerard Roofs means

space of a home or building.

NOISE Where noise is an issue Gerard Roofs have several advantages. The longrun profiles tend to transmit sound over their entire length. Both heavy rain and heat expansion can therefore be annoying. The Gerard Roofs’ interlocking tile system minimises the transmission of sound, which can be dampened further through the use of a textured finish.

WALKING STRENGTH Ideally you should limit walking on any roof unless absolutely necessary. If any person, including tradespeople do need to get on the roof it is important that they are aware of the manufacturer’s instructions as to how to walk on the roof. This will help to prevent damage. Request instructions from the manufacturer if you are unsure. For Gerard Roofs, it is important


that tiles cannot be easily lifted to gain access through the roof






30 Longrun Steel 25

Corrugated Steel Gerard Roof Textured


Concrete Tile

15 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 INCREASING RAIN INTENSITY IN MM / HR

Rain Noise in dBA through simple roof system of 100x50 joists at 750mm with 12mm softboard as ceiling with different cost claddings

to place your foot in the pans on the front of the tile so that your weight is supported over the battens.

LOW MAINTENANCE Once installed, generally the only maintenance that is required on a Gerard roof is to chemically clean it once every three to five years. This keeps it looking good and prevents the growth of algae, moss and lichen. You can do this yourself or there are various companies that will provide the service for around $200

TIP: FOOT TRAFFIC On high foot traffic roofs, Gerard Corona Shake and Gerard Senator and Oberon Shingle are recommended. These roofs have superior walking strength because of their shape and for Senator and Oberon the central batten installation method.

for an average sized roof. “How to care for your roof” information is provided with your Gerard Roof. You can also view it at or call 0800 104 868 to request a copy.




Not only do Gerard Roofs offer you

Many roofing problems begin with the method of installation.

market, but perhaps just as

For this reason only Gerard Certified Roofers supply and install

importantly, they can give you the

our products. This means that we can offer you our warranty with

look that you want for a

confidence and it takes the hassle out of roofing for the building

competitive price.

contractor. All Gerard Certified Roofers have excellent product

The graph below will give you

knowledge and their installers are highly trained. There are over

some indication of the cost of a

90 Gerard Certified Roofer companies nationwide who can

Gerard Roof. Gerard Roofs also

provide you with all the support that you need

offers a cost calculator on its website,

including roofing advice, colour samples, a list of, that can give

houses in your area with Gerard Roofs and a free

you a good estimate of the cost of a

roof inspection and quote. For a list of your local

range of roofing options. If you

Gerard Certified Roofers contact us on

require more accurate pricing

0800 104 868 or check your yellow pages.

contact a Gerard Certified Roofer for

the best roofing technology on the

a no obligation, free quote. CERTIFIED ROOFER

There’s a Gerard Certified Roofer near you.



Considering that your roof is such a defining feature of your home both in terms of looks and protection, it is surprising to find that the roof is often

Gerard Roofs have been appraised by the Building Research Association of New Zealand – New Zealand’s independent building industry standards organisation. Call 0800 104 868 for details of BRANZ Appraisal Certificate No. 314.

only 5% of the total cost of your home. A few extra dollars spent at The design, manufacturing and quality processes used to produce Gerard Roofs have received ISO 9001 certification from TELARC.


Gerard Roofs are an active member and sponsor of the Roofing Association of New Zealand.

the outset to get the roof that is best for you, will reward you with years of satisfaction and protection, and will provide you with better resale value should you decide to sell.




All Gerard Roofs’ prices include installation, roofing materials, battens, building paper underlay and flashings,


unless otherwise stated. If you are comparing roof quotes between different companies and roofing


Gerard Oberon Shingle

Gerard Senator Shingle

Gerard Corona Shake Textured

Gerard Corona Shake Satin

Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Textured


Gerard Colortile Textured


Gerard Tuffcoat Tile Satin


Gerard Colortile Satin

Approx. $/m2 Roof Area (excluding GST)


products ensure that all these items are included so that you are comparing “apples with apples”. Use the checklist on the bottom of the table on the next page as a guide to assist you.

ROOF COMPARISON TABLE This table is designed to highlight the overall differences between various roofing products on the market. Use it as a checklist when deciding on a roofing product for your home. ROOFING SYSTEMS:

Gerard Roofs

Longrun/ Concrete Corrugated/ Tile Rib

Clay Tile

Asphalt/ Fibreglass Shingle

Cedar Shake

WARRANTIES 50 year pro rata or greater weatherproof warranty




Depends on Manufacturer



Requires special warranty for coastal environments







Surface coating warranty covers excessive fading etc.







5yr or greater installation warranty


Depends on Installer

Depends on Installer

Depends on Installer

Backed by proven NZ manufacturer













Mortar required to finish







Extra scratch-resistance - 45 micron surface coating







Horizontal and interlocking installation system - better natural disaster protection







Matt satin coating finish - low reflectivity/shine







Low pitch roofs (3-12 degrees)







Roofs must settle before finishing roof



Yes, unless more expensive special mortar is used




2-4 days

2-4 days

4-14 days

4-14 days





Depends Depends on Installer on Installer

QUALITY Lightweight - less structural costs and more design flexibility


Speed of installation to completion (estimated) Some work interruption during installation (OSH restriction)

2-30 days 2-4 days (depending upon mortar used) Yes






Yes No.

Generally in









builders price - fitted

Check purlins/plywood included. Check truss spacings.

price approx. $5/m2 = $1000 for 200m2 roof.*

Building paper underlay




- Condensation and leakage protection


- Required where a roof



meets a wall, such as around







Fitted cost approx. $25/lineal m. On 2 storey pop-tops can be in excess of $1000.*

dormers or on two storey homes.



Fitted cost approx. $2.75/m2 = $550 for 200m2 roof.*











Fitted cost approx. $14/lineal m. Complex houses can be approx. $500.*

Extra structural costs for a heavyweight roof TOTAL PRICE RANGE *All costs exclude GST.





Check extra cost with designer and builder. Approx. savings range $100 - $1000+.*






GUTTERS AND FASCIA Important to the look of your home is the Gutter and Fascia System which you select. While you want this look to “fit with your home’s style” you also need to ensure the highest level of functionality and efficiency when it comes to removing large amounts of rainwater. A range of different options is available to you, but the main

SKYLIGHTS Allowing more natural light into your home can be a great way to expand and enhance the feel of the space within. The additional light can result in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere for smaller rooms or it can define the stature of larger rooms. In addition, because it’s natural light the tones of your rooms will change throughout the day something not easily achieved with conventional, electric lighting.

options are outlined below: • A prepainted steel fascia with concealed gutter inside the fascia, so that the gutter is out of sight. • A prepainted steel fascia with an external prepainted steel gutter on the outside. Steel gutters come in a range of attractive profiles. • A wooden fascia with prepainted steel, PVC or copper on the outside.



Gerard Klass Fascia combines the clean, colour

Easily fitted, Gerard Skylights have a profiled

efficient rainwater disposal system. It is available

coordinated appearance of steel fascia with a highly

surround, meaning that no flashings are required

with either external or concealed guttering and is

and that the Skylight will perfectly match your

specifically designed to give a high quality

Gerard roof. Gerard Skylights are only available for

prefinished appearance that will complement

the Gerard Colortile and Gerard Tuffcoat Tile

your roof.

profiles. Gerard Skylights provide permanent ventilation with maximum weather-security and

To request a Gerard Klass Fascia brochure contact

double vents allow for controlled air circulation.

us on 0800 104 868 or contact your local

Unvented as well as transparent or opaque light

Gerard Certified Roofer directly.

panel options are also available. Another Gerard roof accessory ideal for improving the natural light

Left: Gerard Klass Fascia - Concealed system Below: Gerard Klass Fascia - External system

in your home is the Gerard Vision Tile - a clear acrylic tile (available in the Gerard Colortile and Tuffcoat Tile profiles). Gerard Vision Tile lets the daylight in while keeping the weather out. To request a brochure on Gerard Skylights, Vents and Vision Tiles call 0800 104 868. Gerard Colortile Skylight

TIP: DOWNPIPES The location and number of downpipes are an important consideration that can be often overlooked. Ensure that you have sufficient downpipes to cope with heavy downpours and that they are placed in visually unobtrusive and practical areas. Ask your designer to indicate their location on your plans.



When designing or colouring the exterior of your home, think of

There’s no doubt about it. We have

your windows, doors and joinery as accessories to your house

real weather in New Zealand. Not

unless they are crucial elements in your design. On their own

only do we have four distinct

these elements can be unique and beautiful (above left), but their

seasons, sometimes they all occur in

overall look should be complementary and reflect the style of

one day. So our houses need good

your home. When addressing colour schemes use similar colours

protection against heat, cold and

to the larger, more dominant structures, like your roof or building

moisture. This is recognised by the

façade (above right). Manufacturers of windows, doors and

NZ Building Code, which requires that

joinery often produce their products in a wide range of colours

we insulate our houses against these

so you should have no difficulty in choosing a colour scheme that

elements. Protection of your indoor

will complete your home.

environment means keeping heat in during winter and out during summer.

WALL CLADDINGS As with your roof, wall claddings also have a big impact on the outward appearance of your home. The most common types of cladding finishes are plaster, brick and weatherboard. In many cases these are finished in a variety of colours and textures to suit the style and the needs of your home. Speak to your designer about the possibility of mixing different types of claddings to achieve the look that you want and to ensure that functionally your cladding system is best suited to your design.

This can be achieved by using thermal insulation in the floor, walls and roof cavity. Pink® Batts® insulation is an ideal choice for walls and ceilings and CosyFloor® is especially made to insulate against heat loss through timber floors. In addition, using building paper underlay in the roof cavity will help to keep moisture outside the house. Building paper underlay can also be a safety feature if you choose to use a fire retardant product. A wide range of insulation and building paper products are manufactured by Tasman Insulation and are available at all leading hardware stores. If you require more information on these products, or to request a free

Left: Plaster cladding Centre: Brick cladding Right: Weatherboard cladding

Combination of schist and plaster cladding with cedar fascia

New Zealand Insulation Guide, call Tasman Insulation on 0800 802 287.




DESIGNER AND BUILDER SELECTING AND WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WILL HELP YOU BUILD YOUR HOME. Building a new home is never an easy task. But once you’ve educated yourself in the process, knowing the right questions to ask and the right people to get the answer from can make all the difference. There are many options for building and designing your dream home. And knowing your own level of involvement is an important consideration. For most people, having input into the


design of their new home is an essential

There are three general options available for someone

part of the process. Whether it’s style, size

wanting to design and build their new home:

or interior requirements, most people have

1. Large Housing Company: These companies offer a number of standard plans for you to choose

a number of ideas on what they are looking

from and many will allow you to make some

to achieve with their new home. For this

modifications to these plans. They will offer a full

reason it is important to ensure that you

project management service.

work with the people most likely to help you

2. Full Service Design and Build Companies: These companies enable you to customise your

accomplish this.

design and build your house to your specification. 3. Separate Design and Build Companies: In this option you agree on your building plan with a designer and then you contract a “builder project manager” to build your house. Alternatively you can build on a “labour only basis”, where you will become the project manager, coordinating the builder, sub-trades and materials.

As you move down the above list your level of day-to-day involvement in the building process increases.



Speak with several designers and ask to see examples

Who you select to build your home and the

of the work they have completed recently. Try to

type of contract you enter will depend on

phone some of their past clients in person so that you

how you decide to design and build your

can ask them how they found working with the

house. If you are using a large housing

designer. Costs will vary depending upon the level of

company or full design and build company

experience that they have and upon how involved they

this decision will have already been made.

become in the project. Most designers will take you

On the other hand if you are using separate

from the initial concept stage through to final drawings

design and build companies and are getting

and will also oversee the quality of the construction.

close to final drawings you will need to

Talk to them about your initial ideas and make sure

consider the selection of a builder. The

their vision of the end result matches your idea of a

fundamental decision is whether you want

dream home. Discuss how they will be paid - hourly

to build using a “builder project manager”

rate or fixed fee - and if they can complete the project

or on a “labour only basis”. Your decision

in the time frame that you want.

will depend on your level of management

TIPS ON WORKING WITH YOUR DESIGNER The initial stages involve firming up with your designer the type of home you are trying to create. Bring clippings, magazines, guides and brochures to show your designer what you like. Talk about the lifestyle you want in your new home so that the designer can cater for all your needs. Establish a written contract that clearly states; what the designer will and will not do (ie will they monitor the quality of work in construction), details of their charges and when they expect to be paid. A good idea at the outset is to agree on a written design brief that summarises your discussions on what you are trying to achieve and details the construction budget. Remember to allow a contingency of 5-10% for those unexpected items that will show up as your project progresses. You will want

and construction expertise and the amount of time you have. Again you will want to get at least 3 quotes, view past work, talk to previous clients, talk with your designer, ask about experience, qualifications and guarantees and check that work can be completed within your time frames. Be wary of large variations in quotes and investigate the reasons for these variations. These could be due simply to profit margin and how busy a builder is or they could be due to substitution of products, possibly to those of lower quality. Once again, ensure you have a written contract that summarises your discussions and the responsibilities of each party.

to get costing feedback along the way to ensure you


are staying close to budget. Once you have set these

Keep in touch with your builder regularly

guidelines in place you will continue to work closely

throughout the process. A close working

with your designer in the evolution of your ideas

relationship will result in any issues being

through to the drafting of your final drawings. However

sorted out immediately. Ensure any

always remember to allow your designer a certain

variations to the contract are agreed

degree of artistic licence as they can enhance the

upon in writing. This way, before you know

value and worth of your home.

it, you will be moving into the home of your dreams.


This guide is intended to give a general overview on selecting and working with your designer and builder. Gerard Roofs have made every attempt to ensure

Remember to discuss materials with your designer and ask them to specifically state the names of your product choices on the plans (eg: Roofing - Gerard Roof or even better still Gerard Corona Shake). Being specific at this stage will avoid complications further down the road. It will make it easier to compare quotes from different builders because they will be quoting on similar products…but most importantly it will give you the assurance of knowing you’ll get the look and quality of home you want from the products best suited for the job.

that this information is correct, but accept no liability for any omissions or inaccuracies.



COLOUR ME UP Whatever the look you want to achieve, Gerard Roofs has the perfect colour and finish to define your style. The exterior of your house can speak volumes in


terms of the overall impression you want for your

If your house is being built to reflect a certain

home. Often overlooked until the very end of a

architectural style, then choosing the traditional

building project, the exterior colour scheme of your

colour scheme associated with it will often be your

house can add definition, stature and depth. Your

best choice and will give you an overall look that is

home is an expression of your personality, your

consistent and uniform throughout. But when

lifestyle and your family. So the exterior of your

seeking to achieve a more contemporary look to

house is often the first impression people will have

your home your palette can include a multitude of

of you. For this reason it is important that you pay

colours and shades. And it’s important to understand

as much attention to the colour scheme on the

what different colours and combinations can

outside as you do to your colour scheme on the

achieve and where they’re best suited.

inside. Gerard Roofs offer you a multitude of

Off whites and warm, earthy tones can make

colours - as well as a satin or textured finish - so

shady areas or rear gardens feel more

that you can better express the look that you want

comfortable. And a warm, west-facing area can

for the home of your dreams.

seem a lot more inviting on a hot summer’s day when you cover it in cool blues and greens. It’s important to ask yourself what you are trying to achieve with the façade of your home. Do you want the exterior to seem like a direct extension of the interior’s look or should it be something


altogether different? Take your cues from the furnishings and colours you are planning to use in rooms closest to the entrance ways. Whatever you

The assistance of a professional colour consultant can help you to get it right. Seek advice from your designer, builder or roofer. Alternatively most major paint companies can put you in touch with

should feel inviting and comfortable.

a professional colour consultant who will charge a minimal fee.

you inspiration as well. Are there houses nearby?

decide to do, the transition from outside to inside

The visual landscape around your home can give

Do you wish to blend into the scenery or contrast it as starkly as possible? Do you want to accentuate certain parts of your home while obscuring others? These are all difficult and defining issues for the look of your home.





Your finish is just one more way in which Gerard Roofs can help you add more definition and character to the look of your home. You can choose either a satin or textured finish. A Gerard Satin finish will give you a smoother, bolder appearance and will enable you to fully appreciate the detail of each profile. Our leading edge, low gloss, no-skid coating with improved

Although all Gerard steel tiles have high levels of durability there is an added degree of protection that comes from using natural stone, as we do in our textured finishes. However, textured surfaces tend to be slightly more prone to moss and lichen growth. Remember, to obtain the best performance out of your Gerard Satin or Textured roof you should treat it for moss and lichen growth every three to five years.

fade resistance gives you one of the hardest wearing coating systems available on the market today.


A Gerard Textured finish will give your roof a more subtle appearance, while also making it

Product Range

appear stronger and more substantial. This is

Gerard Colortile



Gerard Tuffcoat Tile



that fading and discolouration from the sun’s UV

Gerard Corona Shake



rays are virtually eliminated with a textured finish

Gerard Senator Shingle



as the colour comes from the natural or ceramic

Gerard Oberon Shingle



primarily due to the use of natural stones in the

Satin Textured

steel tile’s coating process. Another advantage is

coated stone.

Gerard Corona Shake Textured finish - with a textured finish the light reflection is more scattered giving a strong and more substantial look.

Gerard Corona Shake Satin finish - the way the light reflects off the satin finish gives you the full appreciation for the grain running through the profile.

Different textured patches of complementary colours help accentuate the Gerard Oberon Shingle or Gerard Senator Shingle profile.

Gerard Colortile Satin.

A MATTER OF CHOICE GERARD ROOFS’ COLOUR RANGE Gerard Roofs come in an extensive range of popular and fashionable colours and finishes. Many of our colours have been specifically developed to match or complement other external design elements, such as garage doors, aluminium joinery, wall claddings or fascia and guttering systems. (Refer to Colour Comparison Chart on page 53.)


(ex stock)

GERARD Colortile and GERARD Tuffcoat Tile - Satin



Smoke Grey*

Ocean Blue*


Dark Green*

Wild Gum*


Mint Green*


Marseille Clay*


*All satin colours also are available in an equivalent colour within the Gerard Klass Fascia Rainwater Systems product range.

GERARD Colortile and GERARD Tuffcoat Tile - Textured



Deep Forest










GERARD Corona Shake - Satin

GERARD Corona Shake - Textured



Wild Gum*


Deep Forest


Smoke Grey*

Ocean Blue*

Dark Green*







Marseille Clay* *All satin colours also are available in an equivalent colour within the Gerard Klass Fascia Rainwater Systems product range.

GERARD Senator Shingle





GERARD Oberon Shingle





Shingle colours are combination colours comprising a darker base colour with a lighter complementary patch colour. Eclipse Shingle Combination: Charcoal base with Onyx patch. Bark Shingle Combination: Teakstone base with Cedarstone patch. Ravine Shingle Combination: Deep Forest base with Greenstone patch. Portland Shingle Combination: Pepperstone base with ‘Light Brown’ patch. Charcoal Shingle: Charcoal base with no patch. Available in Senator Shingle only.


Available in Senator Shingle only.

(Made to order)

Gerard Roofs now offer an extended range of made-to-order premium colours in the Lisbon Colour Range. A Lisbon Colour Range Chart is available from your local Gerard Certified Roofer or by calling 0800 104 868. Please consult with your local Gerard Certified Roofer for further information on price premiums, delivery times, colour co-ordination information and minimum quantities.

ACTUAL COLOUR SAMPLES Colours throughout this brochure are as close as normal printing processes allow, so before you make your final colour selection ensure you check actual colour samples with your local Gerard Certified Roofer or call 0800 104 868 to request your colour sample card.


COLOUR COMPARISON INFORMATION When selecting accessories, steel fascia or aluminium joinery to match your Gerard Roof, equivalent colours are normally available in other coating systems. You will find that many powder coating and architectural coating systems are matched to the Colorsteel ® product range.

Gerard Roofs

Gerard Klass Fascia

Satin Finish

Rainwater Systems Equivalent match*

Colorsteel ®**

Equivalent match*

Dark Green




Permanent Green

Permanent Green




Marseille Clay



Mint Green

Mist Green

Mist Green



Not Available




Ocean Blue

New Denim Blue

New Denim Blue




Smoke Grey





Not Available

Wild Gum

River Gum

River Gum

*It should be noted when selecting equivalent colours from different manufacturers there may be differences in appearance due to the types of coating systems, the gloss levels of coatings and the way that they are applied. **Colorsteel® is a registered trademark held within BHP Steel. ***These colours are Colorcote ® colours. Colorcote ® is manufactured by Pacific Coil Coaters.

Gerard Roofs

Gerard Klass Fascia

Textured Finish

Rainwater Systems



Sandstone Grey


Lignite or Scoria

Where a contrasting colour is required select from the supplier’s full colour range. Call 0800 104 868 to request a

Charcoal (Eclipse)


Deep Forest (Ravine)



Pioneer Red

brochure containing the full colour range of Gerard Klass


Karaka or River Gum


Grey Friars

Pepperstone (Portland)


Teakstone (Bark)




Closest available match#

Fascia colours.

#As no direct matches exist for the natural or ceramic coated stone used on these textured products, the above colours are considered to be the closest available matches.



NEXT STEPS 1. Define your Style: Collect inspirational images of home designs and roofing ideas (like those in the front of this guide) in styles that suit you and your family. Create a scrapbook or file in which to keep them. You will then be better prepared to express the look you want, for the home of your dreams. 2. Knowledge is Power: Look at the adjacent information guide for where to go for more specific information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for - call Gerard Roofs on 0800 104 868 and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. 3. Talk to Local Suppliers: Once you think that you have found the products or materials that best suit your project, contact your local suppliers who will answer any further questions you might have. 4. Call for Colour Samples: The printing process can never exactly duplicate the colours of an actual product. When you

WHERE TO GO FOR MORE INFORMATION With Looking Up, we have attempted to provide you with a comprehensive guide to assist you to selecting your house style and roof products. Now it is time to turn your dreams into reality. The information and contact details on this page should help you on that path. Need assistance selecting a designer or builder? The following industry bodies should be able to help by providing a list of their members: New Zealand Institute of Architects 09 623 6080 Architectural Designers New Zealand 03 358 5235 Registered Master Builders Federation 0800 269 119 New Zealand Certified Builders Association 0800 222 845 Need assistance with the building process and regulatory requirements? Contact your local council for information. Need assistance or confirmation on the quality of various building products? BRANZ (Building Research Association of New Zealand) 0900 59090 Visit for more information on: Roofing, re-roofing and roof restoration, roofing cost calculator, case studies, Gerard Roofs’ specification details, BRANZ Appraisal Certificate, technical drawings, independent surveys and test reports.

think you know what colour you want contact the supplier for a colour sample. 5. Cost Calculator: For a better idea of the costs involved in roofing your project visit and use the roof cost calculator tool. This will better prepare you for your dealings with contractors. 6. Contact a Designer/Builder: Take your information and ideas to a recognised and qualified designer or builder. Be sure they understand what it is that you are looking to achieve and that they have the skills to

Contact Gerard Roofs if you would like: To ask a specific roofing question, request a colour sample or other Gerard brochures, a no obligation free roof quote, or free roof inspection, to meet with a Gerard Certified Roofer (to discuss your roofing options), a drive-by list (of local Gerard Roofs that you can see) or a list of Gerard Certified Roofers in your area. Freephone Helpline: Freefax Helpline: Email: Post: Website:

0800 104 868 (during office hours) 0800 766 324 Gerard Roofs, PO Box 18071, Glen Innes, Auckland

complete it in the time frame you require. 7. Be Specific: Specify your chosen products on your plans. This will ensure you


get the look you want for your home without causing any confusion further down the road.

Remember if you decide a Gerard roof will define the style of your home - please ask your designer and builder to specify on your plans – “Gerard Roofs” by name. Finally we wish you success in the exciting and challenging process of creating your dream home. Good Luck, Gerard Roofs.

Gerard Colortile Satin in Wedgewood

Gerard Textured Corona Shake in Greenstone with Angle Trim

GERARD ROOFS Freephone: 0800 104 868 (during office hours) Freefax: 0800 766 324 Email: Post: Gerard Roofs, PO Box 18 071, Glen Innes, Auckland Website: