While stone has been used for thousands of years, a new technology by Southern Stonemason Canterbury enables stonework cladding to be installed and resistant to seismic activity. The company was recently awarded the Christchurch regional Supreme winner title in this year’s Registered Master Builder’s House of the Year award for its work in restoring ‘CashmereContinue reading “Quake-resistant stone”
While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon. Following a higher than anticipated 16% increase in material costs over the last three months, building suppliers are estimating a further 12% increase in the cost of their materials over the next six months, according to the latest research from Eboss.
Suppliers to the building, construction and infrastructure sector with “the world’s leading steel products, Easysteel is proud to be your trusted partner in New Zealand for over 95 years,” says Nicholas Wheadon, head of sales for Easysteel.
New Zealand’s remediation of 228 buildings clad in highly combustible, polyethylene materials is a complex task, made all the more challenging by a lack of international standards and testing when it comes to cladding safety.
SSAB has now manufactured the first fossil-free steel in the world and delivered it to a customer. The test delivery is an important step toward a fully fossil-free iron and steel production value chain and a milestone for the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Breakthrough technology delivers decarbonisation, regional development and productivity gains