Equitone For The Education Sector.

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Finding the perfect cladding product for the education sector can be challenging. While we look for a product that is aesthetically pleasing and both ‘healthy’ and sustainable, we also need to factor in longevity, durability and how much (or how little) maintenance is required, particularly in our tough New Zealand environment.  Fibre cement is a […]

CUPA PIZARRAS has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold Medal for its sustainability practices!

We’re often asked about the sustainability of our range of façade materials. Accordingly, we are delighted to share that our range of slate materials has been recognised, receiving the EcoVadis gold medal. The most reliable sustainability certification for corporations globally. Congratulations to everyone who has helped them during this process! In 2021, they received the […]

What type of timber shingle should I use?

Timber shingles and shakes come in many forms, and we have the widest range available in New Zealand. It mostly comes down to design. Shingles give a more uniform look although they still vary in width. Shakes vary in width and end finish. This means they give a more random or rusticated appearance. There is […]

What about cutting a hole for power points in my Splashback?

Grandezza Interior panels can easily be shaped using common tools and processes such as drilling, cutting, bending curving and forming. Because Grandezza is lightweight, and extremely flat, it’s very easy to install. Unlike glass splashbacks it can be cut and machined onsite by you or your building professional!

Can I use Grandezza behind my hobs?

Thanks to the special paint properties and fire resistant core Grandezza can be installed behind a cook top as long as there is 50mm of separation. It also resists grease and stains extremely well making it perfect for this application.

How is Innowood different to timber weatherboards?

INNOWOOD board looks and feels like real timber without timber’s inherent shortcomings such as timber’s tendency to crack, warp, split or rot over time. INNOWOOD is also low maintenance, lightweight, and resistant to insects, water and fire. Unlike traditional timber, INNOWOOD is self-extinguishing if subjected to fire.

How do I maintain Innowood Weatherboards?

To maintain the finish and extend the life of your INNOWOOD board, regular simple maintenance is recommended. To protect the colour of your boards an INNOWOOD sealer should be applied following installation. A simple cleaning routine is important to keep your INNOWOOD board looking their best. Simply remove surface dirt by sweeping or washing the boards with water.

Why would I use MattXtrem soffits?

The number one reason is they are pre-finished! The special Matt finish is extremely durable and no reflective making it ideal for this application. Its lightweight and easy to work with as well! MattXtrem is not limited to soffits, it can be used as a lining or finish panel in many other applications too, including […]

Are Asphalt Shingles expensive?

Over the last 25 years the volume of Asphalt Shingles being installed on New Zealand Roofs has grown significantly. Increased volumes have lead to better buy prices, efficiencies in application and competitive pricing. As a consequence the installed price has actually decreased over time. Let us price your roof and you could be amazed at […]

Why should I use Owens Corning and not another Brand

Since 1977, Owens Corning has been a leading manufacturer of shingles and accessories for the residential roofing market. Though best known for our PINK® Fiberglas insulation, Owens Corning also is a leader in the roofing market.  But why should you choose Owens Corning?We know that our contractors, retailers and other partners are the lifeblood of our business. We succeed only if […]

Equitone Fibre Cement Offers Long Term Savings

SPS Building offers one of the most durable and contemporary options for exterior cladding: Equitone. Equitone high-density fibre cement is a mineral composite material with outstanding aesthetic and physical properties, designed as cladding by and for architects. Equitone can effectively improve building efficiency by requiring no maintenance and delivering extremely high durability. It offers a […]

Advantages of Cupaclads aluminium structure

CUPACLAD® natural slate rainscreen cladding system with the aluminium structure offers a lot of advantages over the wooden structure. A more resistant and lighter façade The aluminium structure allows to create a lighter and more resistant façade. Our lightweight aluminium structure is more resistant to fire and should be combined with a non-combustible insulation material. Furthermore, unlike wooden […]

How frequently an ACP cladding should be cleaned?

The maintenance and cleaning frequency depends on the application environment and actual pollution conditions of the aluminium composite panel. ACP cladding on facades needs to be cleaned at least once a year. As for interior decoration, the cleaning depends on the actual conditions.