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Delivering Sustainable Options for Industry Leaders

Wednesday, 8 April 2020
By Clara Sumner

At Winstone Wallboards we work closely with architects and designers, developing and supplying products that are  constantly evolving and breaking new ground. Our commitment to sustainability makes us a perfect fit for architectural designers such as Christchurch based Fiona Macpherson, of Fiona Macpherson Architecture, who is passionate about  creating healthy, high performance homes using sustainable local materials.

As an architectural designer committed to using non-toxic materials, she liked the fact that it didn’t need to be treated and could be recycled. And while non-toxic materials can often be difficult or more costly to install, GIB Weatherline® proved to be affordable and easy to use, even for first time users. She also described the colour as a standout.

But Fiona wasn’t the only one who was impressed. Project builders, Steve Pomeroy Builders, loved the fact that only a  craft knife was needed to score and snap. Even more importantly GIB Weatherline® contributed to the bracing and the  speed of the build, enabling early close-in so that builders could keep working regardless of the weather conditions,  helping mitigate delays.

For an architectural designer who designs homes not to meet the building code, but to exceed it, Fiona says products like GIB Weatherline® are invaluable.

Not only has Fiona completed the Living Building Challenge training, but she is also a strong advocate of Declare, considered to be the most advanced sustainability certification in the built environment. Winstone Wallboards is  transparent and honest about their environmental position and has Declare certification for a range of its plasterboards.

“Using GIB Weatherline® on our project made perfect sense - we have been searching for a non-toxic, easy to install Rigid Air Barrier,” she says. “I also love that [Winstone Wallboards] GIB® are local and convey they are working hard on being more sustainably responsible. So am I.”