By NZHJ December 19, 2018 New Products

From asset management apps to taps - a round-up of some of the latest new products across all categories.

Schlage adds marine strength to new and old

Schlage is relaunching its range of entrance pull handles, which are now made from 316 marine grade stainless steel, as well as introducing new designs, standard lengths and finishes.

While some of the popular designs will stay in the range, including Andor, Corfu, Trento and Turin, the range now also includes four new designs; Capri, Dego, Silvi and Verona. All the designs are now available in variable lengths, some over a metre.

While the satin stainless steel finish is ideal for almost any front door setting, the new range is also available in three plated finishes – satin black chrome, oil rubbed bronze and antique bronze.

Schlage also has a range of electronic and mechanical locking options to complete the look, and ensure entry is simple, safe and secure. This includes the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, available in both matt black and satin nickel finishes, and the Schlage ME60 mortice lock with thumb turn, available in satin chrome, satin black chrome, oil rubbed bronze and antique bronze.

Allegion,, 09 829 0550 

Kiwi-made app takes the stress out of asset management

Hawera industrial hire specialist Hire Smart, recently recognised by HIANZ with a Silver Award for quality of service, has put a lot of time and effort into developing an inexpensive, affordable asset management app.

Smart Puzzle allows paperless checks and recording of plant maintenance, as well as a range of health & safety related functions and is the brainchild of Gareth Boyd, Hire Smart’s proprietor, who found that although existing asset management packages were very good, they were also expensive and complicated to use.

Gareth plans on taking Smart Puzzle to a range of industries, including construction, and of course the hire sector…

Hire Smart,, 06 278 6918 

Chuck a Rhino on your roof

Aussie experts in all things roof storage and beyond, Rhino-Rack’s Tradies line of products is available now. The Pioneer Tradie (2128mm x 1426mm) roof rack is designed to transport ladders, pipes and other work-related products like timber on 4WDs or utes.

Made from reinforced nylon and aluminium the Pioneer Tradie stands up to the toughest conditions with a powder coated outer coating that is non-corrosive and will not fade in the sun.

Rhino-Rack,, +61 4 87 810 356

Gutter Whiskers keeps critters at bay

Gutter Whiskers continue to provide simple solutions to annoying problems with its new Bird Brush Guard and Fence Critter Guard.

The Bird Brush Guard attaches to gutters to protect garage doors, eves and pergolas from annoying bird mess, while the Fence Critter Guard attaches to the top of fences to prevent unwanted cats or possums entering your yard.

The products comprise a one-meter wide strip with 10mm long bristles that provide a durable, effective, and completely safe deterrent for unwanted critters.

Browns Brushware,, 0800 278 749 

Designed here, powered by air

The spirit of Kiwi ingenuity continues with the new Airbow Framer. This New Zealand made framer uses compressed air to deliver 300 nails per fill without cords, batteries or expensive and wasteful butane fuel cell and nail packs.

The lightweight, ergonomic unit is low-noise, can save significant costs, produces no emissions and, because it has no on-board electronics, is easy to maintain and can work in very wet conditions. The Airbow Framer is available exclusively at PlaceMakers.

Airbow Systems,, 0800 372 637

High Sierra

Englefield’s new freestanding Sierra bath is a versatile bathroom option with its sleek, vertical design allowing it to sit equally well in a corner, against a wall or take centre stage.

The Sierra is available in both 1500mm and 1700mm lengths in a high-grade white acrylic and is an ideal option for adding a touch of luxury to space-poor interiors.

Englefield,, 0800 100 382

Miles Nelson is back in black

Miles Nelson’s popular heavy duty latch back door stop is now available in a matt black finish. The 608MB is a floor mounted door stop made of forged brass, which makes it extremely durable and ideal for commercial use. It can also be used for exterior applications and is available in Satin Chrome.

Miles Nelson,, 0800 6635 766 

Protective Paints does it again

The team at Protective Paints have been in the lab again developing three new products for specific purposes. The new Rust Inhibiting Primer has superior anti-corrosive properties for iron and steel surfaces and is suitable for use around the home and in marine (above waterline), engineering and agricultural environments.

The Zinc Rich Cold Galvanising product is for use in aggressive environments on bright iron and steel surfaces before being primed with the fast-drying, heat resistant Etch Primer. 

All products are available in 250ml, 500ml, 1L and 300ml Aerosol Can and the primers come in white, red, grey and black.

Protective Paints,, 0800 724 648

Sacred Artifacts

Kohler has a new range of coordinated tapware and accessories in its Artifacts collection. The collection features intricate styling, curvaceous shapes and beautiful finishes in oil-rubbed bronze, vibrant brushed bronze and sparkling polished chrome.

Kohler also has some cool new options in basins to provide a centrepiece for any look including the Briolette Faceted Glass Vessel Basin (pictured) available in four colour options.

Kohler,, 0800 564 537

What’s the temp inside and out

New from the CE Lawford team is a range of thermometers and weather reading instruments from LA CROSSE Technology.

Pick of the bunch is the LA CROSSE Indoor-Outdoor Digital Thermometer that shows current temperatures for indoors and outdoors via a wireless sensor with a 300 foot range and offers max/min temperature records. It also has a low battery indicator and a handy clock.

CE Lawford,, 09 270 5910

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