6 new products for the multifamily construction market

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the product innovations geared for multifamily buildings.

October 09, 2017 |
The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

   

GEOMETRIC PANELS COME WITH ONLINE DESIGN TOOL

Smith & Fong’s line of bamboo wall panels now includes Fractal, a customizable geometric pattern based on the isosceles triangle. Designers can use the maker’s online design tool, Fractool, to create unique wall patterns. Comes with a blueprint of how to assemble and install the panels. Fractal panels (24x24x34 inches) are fabricated using Plyboo RealCore bamboo. Available with FSC 100%-certified bamboo and in natural, amber, fog, mist, greige, and noir.

 

 

SPACE-SAVING BIKE PARKING SYSTEM

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system has been made easier to install and operate. The top trays are 40 pounds lighter than legacy models and offer smooth, quiet movement when raising and lowering the trays. Installation requires 60% less drilling into the floor. A bolting footplate guide eliminates the need to measure the position of the lower trays during installation. Front-wheel safety locking lever and tray dampers enhance safety when lowering the upper trays. Accommodates u-locks for added security. Fat-bike tray available.  

 

 

STACKED STONE LOOK GIVES  DESIGNERS LOTS OF OPTIONS

The Stacked Stone collection from Eldorado Stone provides the classic aesthetic and precision of hand-laid dry-stack stone with the installation and maintenance benefits of a panel system. Project teams can create authentic-looking stacked stone walls and column fascias. The stones measure four inches high and range in length from eight inches to 20 inches, and in depths from 0.625 inches to two inches. Available in more than a dozen profiles, including Chapel Hill, Nantucket, and Santa Fe.

 

 

COMPACT FREESTANDING TUB CAN SQUEEZE INTO TIGHT SPACES

Measuring just 56x29 inches, the Vetralla tub from Victoria+Albert is designed for contemporary bathrooms where space is at a premium. The tub is made from V+A’s Quarrycast mix of volcanic limestone and resins that creates a high-gloss, bright-white luster. Available in white, matte white, gloss black, light grey, matte black, anthracite, and stone grey.

 

 

VERSATILE PREP SINK WILL simply BOWL YOU OVER

Lenova’s Permaclean Apron Front Ledge Prep Sink has an engineered platform ledge that allows the unit to turn into a food prep center, complete with an optional stainless steel colander, roll-up grid drainer, and bamboo cutting board. Available in single- or double-bowl configuration. A low divider in the double-bowl layout accommodates big pots with long handles. Seamless drain system, removable splashguards, and strainer baskets included.

 

 

GLASS WALLS MAXIMIZE VIEWS AT N.J. LUXURY APARTMENT TOWER 

To open up views from their new seven-story, 80-unit luxury rental apartment tower in Hackensack, N.J., property owner/GC Petrone Building Corp. and designer Virgona & Virgona Architects installed 883 energy-efficient windows and doors at The Vue to create floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The aluminum window walls use Crystal Window & Door Systems’ two- and three-lite sliders, fixed windows, swing terrace doors, and sliding patio doors. The window wall can span openings up to 212 inches in width and 96 inches in height.

   

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