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  • Resco Compact Laminate meeting the test at Hill Laboratories

    February 28, 2018

    Large Waikato testing facility fitted out with Resco Compact Laminate ChemLab and BioLab benches and Multicom wall panels In November 2017 Hill Laboratories completed the centralisation process for the company’s Waikato operations, reducing from five properties to one 7000m² building in Duke Street, Hamilton. Resco’s product specialist Troy Henriques says, “our whole team was very proud to be part of creating one of New Zealand’s biggest lab projects”. The facility, housing more than 300 employees, is head office for the company which also has laboratories in Christchurch, Blenheim, Wellington and Auckland. Two types of Resco Compact Laminate bench tops were chosen according to the type of testing being undertaken. Resco’s toughest product, the ChemLab bench is in place in about one quarter of the area, particularly where acids and other aggressive chemicals are being used. BioLab benches are being used in the rest of the laboratory areas. Resco’s Multicom wall Read More »[...]

  • Resco Compact Laminate for busy Waikato athletic club’s changing sheds

    February 1, 2018

    Cambridge Athletic and Harrier Club ablution block upgraded using resilient Resco Compact Laminate Multicom wall linings and Storm cubicles. Club president George Chambers says the use of Resco’s products as part of the “total transformation” of the club’s 1950s ablution block guarantees the facilities will stand up to their year-round patronage and ensure the voluntarily-run club receives value for the spend of their hard-earned fundraised money. The Cambridge Athletic and Harrier Club property has outdoor athletics areas supported by a complex which includes the refurbished ablution blocks, a lounge and a kitchen. In addition to being used from September through until April by the athletics division of the club and from April through until August by the harrier members, the club also hosts school athletic meetings, regional athletic club administration meetings and is used as a camping base for groups staying to participate in sporting events like rowing at Karapiro Read More »[...]

  • Robust existing Resco Compact Laminate facilities influence Dilworth School choice

    January 17, 2018

    Resco toilet cubicles installed 15 years ago have endured so Resco’s Compact Laminate products chosen for main block renovation The three-campus Auckland school’s main senior school toilet block, which was 40 years old, was refurbished this winter. School caretaker Peter Hargraves says it was an obvious choice for Dilworth to use Resco Compact Laminate toilet partitions and wall linings to replace the aging plastered concrete walls and partitions. Says Peter: “One of the main things we looked at was how well the Resco cubicles (used elsewhere in the school 15 years ago) had worn. They’d had very heavy use and have held up well.” This time, the school opted for the Resco Storm cubicle system, an update style-wise on the Resco Series 7000; both are the company’s strongest systems. The refurbishment also included Resco Multicom Compact Laminate on the walls, meaning all surfaces offered the Resco anti-graffitti and anti-bacterial advantages Read More »[...]

  • Resco Compact Laminate utilised refurbishing iconic Kiwi Bacon building

    December 7, 2017

    New ablution facilities in former industrial building include first use of Resco’s black hardware in durable Compact Laminate cubicles Lead architect Dan Bulog (Brave Architects) explains one of the priorities in the creation of the new first floor ablution facilities and communal kitchen in this Kingsland, Auckland, commercial building was referencing the former Kiwi Bacon building’s historic role by “maintaining the building’s inherent industrial authenticity”.  He says, “we wanted to build on that but uplift the original conversion look with some warmth and quality”. “A big part of that was picking the right finishes and colours and the new black hardware from Resco definitely spoke to the language of the building, it was a great solution,” says Dan, who was ably assisted in this by architectural graduate Angela Watkinson. The Resco Series 5000 system partitioning system was specified for the male and female ablution areas, the “high spec” choice to Read More »[...]

  • Busy 12-court badminton facility opts for Resco Compact Laminate

    November 2, 2017

    Auckland Badminton Hall’s changing facilities refurbished to endure with Resco Compact Laminate Series 7000 cubicles and Multicom wall linings. An overhaul of Auckland Badminton’s home on Gillies Ave in Epsom was completed in time for use by the World Masters Games in April 2017. Architect Karl Barker (Construkt Architects) says the approximately $750,000 job of reconfiguring and refurbishment of the building’s administration and ablution areas was “long overdue”, with no work of note having been done in these areas for around 30 years. Karl says in addition to working within a budget which called for “making the most bang for their buck” and fixed time frame, they were mindful of ensuring the new facilities would stand the test of time better than the previous ablution areas had. “People can be a bit rough on sports facilities, and part of our brief was to ensure the renovations had the capacity to Read More »[...]

  • “Future-proofed” requirement met by Resco at Taupo De Bretts Spa Resort

    October 5, 2017

    Resco Compact Laminate partitions, wall linings, vanities and screens fulfil hot pool and holiday park complex owner’s industry leading goal In their quest to operate an “industry leading” business, Taupo De Bretts Spa Resort directors Barry and Carolyn  Kirkland have travelled throughout New Zealand in their campervan in the past 18 months “to have a look and most importantly use the facilities, to find out what works and what doesn’t”.  Says Barry, “I’m quite convinced holiday park operators have ideas but don’t end up actually using their facilities, so they don’t really know what’s working for them”. Barry, who bought the property and business from what was Dominion Breweries 30 years ago, admits experience has taught him the value of facilities which tick hygiene, environmentally-friendly and long-lasting quality boxes. “We’ve learnt the hard way and made mistakes along the way,” he says. “Resco is more expensive, but we now know Read More »[...]

  • Busy racetrack upgrades facilities using Resco Compact Laminate

    September 8, 2017

    Robust Resco Series 5000 Compact Laminate toilet cubicles featuring striking Pillarbox Red chosen for Hampton Downs MotorSport Park and Events Centre expansion. Hampton Downs, in the North Waikato, gained a new building early in 2016, housing the main office, race control centre and hospitality suites. Four separate toilet areas fitted out with Resco Series 5000 Compact Laminate were part of the new building with one toilet area also allowing general public use. The track’s busy season runs from early September until late April. Track manager Elton Goonan says up to 10,000 people can be at Hampton Downs on a busy day, and they’ve had up to 1200 people using the new building’s hospitality suites and associated toilet facilities. Says Elton: “Despite heavy use already the toilet partitions look as good as new, with no marks or obvious wear and tear. We haven’t had to test Resco’s service, a fact which Read More »[...]

  • Resco Compact Laminate delivers “village change room” concept at Albany Stadium pool.

    August 7, 2017

    Ablution facility “village” concept, a first for New Zealand, features colour coded unisex facilities. A feature of the Auckland Council’s popular Albany recreational pool is the changing room and ablution facility “village” concept. Popular in Europe and the UK, but a first for New Zealand, the design provides changing rooms with doors colour coded according to use instead of the traditional large gender-divided facilities. Toilets are also unisex and set in two rows adjacent to changing cubicles. There are two sets of open showers. Changing room options, denoted by door colour, are single, double, family or baby. The coloured Compact Laminate doors were specially imported from Resco’s supplier, and under design instructions Resco constructed extra-height Compact Laminate cubicles ensuring maximum privacy. The result, says Albany Stadium Pool manager Tanya Langenbach, is a “fun, friendly” look with clean lines and a robust Resco system which is withstanding heavy use and the Read More »[...]

  • High school opts for Resco Compact Laminate panels for hardy, hygenic benchtops in food tech lab

    July 10, 2017

    Longburn  Adventist College near Palmerston North recently relocated the school’s food tech lab teaching area to be adjacent to the 260-pupil school’s dining room and commercial kitchen. The new fit-out required numerous units including long bench spaces. Roger Marshall, property manager for the school’s proprietor, The NZ Seventh-day Adventist Schools Association Ltd, says he knew exactly who to call when he found the local unit makers unable to supply benchtops within the school’s time frame. Resco Compact Laminate ablution and toilet cubicles are already in place in some of their 16 schools throughout New Zealand says Roger: “Resco are a great company to deal with, we have an excellent long-term relationship with them. They give very good service – in this case at short notice and they delivered on time – and the product is top quality.” Roger says both he and Resco’s product specialist Troy Henriques are confident the Read More »[...]

  • ChemLab Resco benches safeguard AsureQuality’s food testing division work

    June 12, 2017

    The staged upgrade of AsureQuality’s 4,900 sq m food testing laboratory facility includes top-of-the-range Chemlab benches from specialist Compact Laminate company, Resco. The Blockhouse Bay (Auckland) laboratory’s project manager Jarid Van Wingerden says the refit reflects ongoing growth in the work of this state-owned-enterprise. Up to 120 staff work in the microbiology laboratory facility which operates at some level every day of the year, explaining the utmost importance of AsureQuality’s exacting criteria for their laboratory surfaces to be met. Jarid says they got samples of products available and “used and abused them” before making their choice for Resco’s Chemlab in the non-stock white colour, emphasising the overarching concept of sterility. Says Jarid: “We needed to know the material we used had durability, adherence to regulation, scratch resistance and was impervious to liquid. Our cleaning and sterilising agents can be corrosive, so we needed a material that survived all that, for Read More »[...]