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Author Archive | Kylie Webster

  • Resco Compact Laminate in $20 million Mangere school redvelopment

    May 1, 2018

    No more pre-fabs and leaky buildings for Koru School – built-to-last emphasis includes Resco toilet cubicles and wall linings Established with pre-fab buildings in 1978 and originally known as “Mangere 4 School”, Koru School eventually had permanent structures but they have had to be replaced due to leaky building issues. A two-storey learning space for over 600 pupils has been in use since March 2017 and this includes toilets on both levels fitted out with Resco Series 7000 cubicles and Resco Multicom wall linings.  School property manager Simon Jackson says past experience with old toilet cubicles “falling apart” and some past student behaviour meant “we needed strength” therefore Resco “ticked all the strong, durable boxes”. “Vandalism meant we had previously been spending a lot of time and money repairing things and we haven’t had to since the new (Resco) toilets have been in use,” says Simon. Graffiti – and there Read More »[...]

  • Durable Resco toilet cubicles fit aesthetic in Mediaworks’ floor refurbish

    December 12, 2016

    The “clean, minimal” appearance of Resco’s Series 5000 Compact Laminate toilet cubicles connects with the restructuring of Mediaworks’ bustling new Newshub floor.  The creation of the Newshub space is a response to today’s evolving media environment according to lead designer Jesse James Smith of workplace interior specialist firm Stack. “To create one large connected workspace for the new newsroom we relocated staff restroom facilities from the floor’s centre to the rear,” explain Jesse. “The concrete bones of the building were exposed for a raw industrial look and the Resco cubicles in New Graphite colour contrast this nicely with a minimal streamlined aesthetic.” Durability is also an important factor in choosing Resco Compact Laminate, especially given the staff headcount on the floor is increasing says Jesse. “The client was aware their previous toilets were well used, so they were understandably keen to make sure the new ones stood the test of Read More »[...]

  • Antimicrobial Technology Takes Hygiene in Public Areas to a New Level

    November 13, 2016

    The proven antibacterial properties of Resco’s Compact Laminate cubicle systems and wall panelling have been extended to include all Resco’s cubicle hardware. A new partnership with Metlam Ltd, a leading international supplier of toilet block hardware, allows Resco’s standard antibacterial toilet and shower partitioning system qualities to include all touch points such as indicator bolts, coat hooks and hinges. This means the active bacteria-killing properties of Resco’s Compact Laminate panels have, for the first time on the New Zealand market, been matched by antibacterial fittings and hardware. Resco’s ground-breaking and innovative Antibac antimicrobial protection (BioCote silver ion technology) reduces levels of bacteria on surfaces by up to 99% in just 2 hours and 99.99% within 24 hours, and is effective against a wide range of microbes.  (Tested under: International standard JIS Z 2801:2000) Says Resco general manager Troy Henriques: “We believe that this technology will significantly benefit our customers in toilet and shower blocks. Toilet blocks have long Read More »[...]

  • Minimalist Resco Cubicles Ideal for Wellington Airport Extension

    October 24, 2016

    Wellington Airport Terminal South Extension Project architect Katherine Skipper (principal, Warren and Mahoney) explains the recently completed extension called for two new toilet areas and the refurbishment of an existing one. Says Katherine: “It was important to ensure these blended with the other toilet areas in the airport.” In addition Katherine says she recognises the toughness and suitability of solid core Compact Laminate Resco cubicles in such a high use area. Opting for basic white colour Resco cubicles, modified to match others in use, resulted in achieving the desired minimal look. “We used a bold tile that we wanted to feature, so the cubicles needed to be plain with clean lines and finishing.” Warren and Mahoney have a long and ongoing relationship with Wellington Airport. Katherine Skipper has been acknowledged for her work on the extensions, engaging with clients and consultants as the complexities of designing and detailing within the Read More »[...]

  • Wanaka’s new Recreation Centre makes extensive and effective use of Resco Compact Laminate Multicom wall linings and Series 5000 cubicles.

    September 1, 2016

    Designer range colours, reflecting the local landscape, were specified from Resco by the Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd team of Jeremy Dunlop (architect), Kelly Harrison (interiors) and Jesse Allely (technician). The result is a stylish and distinctive appearance throughout the centre’s facilities. Kelly Harrison explains: “The soft grey base colour references the snow, ice and rocks and the green and blue the water, farmland and sky.” The $13.9 million sports stadium, which doubles as an events centre, was opened in July this year. The opening of the flexible indoor space was a proud moment for the community and signalled the fruition of a project with a 10 year history. Inside there are options for a banquet hall for 600, or, with seating for 250, two basketball courts, two netball courts, three volleyball courts, four badminton courts, two tennis courts. Large male and female changing rooms include showers and toilets. In Read More »[...]

  • The Resco Compact Laminate products are looking smart in the high-use ablution facilities at the Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre.

    August 2, 2016

    The water sport facility on Auckland’s North Shore is the home of numerous aquatic organisations including Swimming NZ and Water Polo NZ. Architect for the $26m Auckland project, Tane Pratt of Pacific Environments Architects, says he is confident the extensive use of Resco Multicom wall lining and the Resco Series 5000 range cubicles will be a major contributor to ensuring the centre’s changing rooms and toilet facilities will stay fresh for many years to come. “A key factor in our choice is that the Resco product is very robust in such a high-use environment; we know it is hard-wearing and very easy to keep clean,” says Tane, who had previously specified Resco in the nearby AUT Millennium sport facility upgrade. In addition to multi-coloured poolside shower areas, there are four ablution areas in the aquatic centre complex — male and female public areas, and male and female member areas. A Read More »[...]

  • Water-Resistant Resco Products Prove Ideal at Wero Whitewater Park

    July 5, 2016

    In both the public and staff changing areas at the new Manukau park, Resco’s Series 5000 cubicles are fitted for showers and toilets, and building walls are lined with Resco Multicom. All ablution areas at Wero are required to withstand intense and sustained exposure to water, making Resco’s solid core Compact Laminate an astute, cost-effective choice, says general manager Troy Henriques. “Resco’s Compact Laminate is impervious to water; it won’t delaminate,” says Troy, who adds that their products contain a bacteria-repelling compound and are impact and graffiti resistant. Wero Whitewater Park is New Zealand’s first facility to offer an artificial river and water course for recreation, sports, emergency services training, school programmes and youth development. Phil Burns of Savory Construction was site manager for the creation of the building infrastructure at the park, which opened earlier in 2016. He had not worked with Resco previously, but says he would happily Read More »[...]