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Dress Up Time

A Facelift for a Building and a Community. DressSmart is arguably one of NZ’s most important shopping centres, because it simultaneously heralded a new genre of shopping in New Zealand – the rise of the factory outlet – and reinvigorated an entire city suburb. Over the years Onehunga had suffered a decline in patronage as [...]

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Split Personality

Cladding a Future Icon Auckland Airport is fast turning into one of this city’s most prestigious business precincts as multinational companies embrace the ease of access to the country and the world. So it comes as no surprise that Fuji-Xerox has invested millions in a brand new state-of-the-art logistics hub in The Landing Business Park [...]

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Bringing Buildings Back to Life

How Metal and Composites worked together to revive an aging commercial building. Built in the 70’s in a paddock by the sea, this aging warehouse was now in the middle of a thriving industrial area, and was nearing the end of it’s usable life. But rather than tear it down and start over, Chemical Solutions [...]

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MDS High 5

A look at five iconic projects which have helped position MDS as a leader in bespoke metal roofing and cladding. Although Metal Design Solutions has worked on literally thousands of metal roofing and cladding projects over the last 15-20 years, there have been several key jobs which have gone a long way to defining who [...]

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Material Preservation

The importance of leaving the film in place until the job is finished... Part 5 of 5 on the art of material interfaces. Although a small aspect of any job, these elements take considerable planning and insight, which only a true artisan can provide. While metal roofs and walls are generally long lasting and low [...]

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Scope Creep

Adding extras which were never in the plans... Part 4 of 5 on the art of material interfaces. Although a small aspect of any job, these elements take considerable planning and insight, which only a true artisan can provide. Imagine working on this project. On the plans the roof stops at one point, and the [...]

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Onsite Tweaks

Some aspects can’t be planned in the factory, and require delicate onsite adjustments. Part 3 of 5-part series on the art of material interfaces. Although a small aspect of any job, these elements take considerable planning and insight, which only a true artisan can provide. One of the nightmares for roofers is chimneys, skylights, roof [...]

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Function Over Form

Part 2 of 5 on the art of material interfaces. Although a small aspect of any job, these elements take considerable planning and insight, which only a true artisan can provide.  Our standing seam roofing profiles are a stunning way to finish any low-angled or flat roofs. But sometimes architects provide us with curve-balls which [...]

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What you don’t see in the drawings

The seamless integration of three different materials at a single point. Building With Metal (1 of 5) Quite often we’re confronted with joinery problems which no one really anticipated. In this instance, our job is to blend the aluminium joinery and the wooden paneling with our aluminium cladding. Because we’re the outside skin of the [...]

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Colour Whirled

Painted Aluminium offers first class looks at economy prices ANODISED ALUMINIUM is a controlled electro-chemical process that uniformly creates a thick oxide film as part of the aluminium itself.  The specification for the thickness of the anodised oxide film depends on the required application and location, and is measured in microns.  Generally, the greater the [...]

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