“There is nothing better on the market,” says NZ Strong quantity surveyor, Vlad Yugov.
Vlad and his colleagues were introduced to A-lign by PlaceMakers Cook St which arranged for sales managers Suzy Brown and Tom Padden to present the A-lign cladding system to the NZ Strong team.
“We thought it was very good,” Vlad says. “We could see A-lign would be quick and easy to install, there would be less wastage, and easier painting… and it was BRANZAppraised.”
NZ Strong decided to use A-lign as the cladding on the new 5 Green Star rated Hingaia Peninsula primary school in Papakura.
“While there are no extra points given for using timber cladding over other products, all timber used on site must be FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council®) certified and A-lign meets these requirements, which was very important for us, as this was the first 5 Green Star Built School in Auckland and only the second one in the country,” Vlad says.