The transformation of the QBE offices in the landmark 125 Queen Street building, Auckland used a range of materials available from Potter Interior Systems.
The high level award-winning fit-out was managed and constructed by Alaska Interiors, who sub-contracted the interior installation through Apex Interiors, Potters supplied boards from the Rigitone Perforated Plasterboard range, which have been designed for ceilings where there is an increased level of sound attenuation and a high level of aesthetic appeal is required.
The high level workspace hosts 200 staff over three levels, and boasts a perfect mix of open plan, quiet collab spaces and private meeting rooms. The panel perforations of the Rigitone perforated plasterboard, together with acoustic fabric lining and insulation, reduce echo and noise reverberation to create a more comfortable working environment.
Rigitone Astral (8-15-20) is part of the Potter Interior Systems Perforated Plasterboard range and one of the four edge to edge Rigitone patterns available. Rigitone boards were developed by worldwide plasterboard specialist, Saint-Gobain and feature innovative, VOC reducing Activ’Air technology to help improve indoor air quality.
Specifically designed to be fixed as a suspended ceiling, its unique installation method allows the product’s perforated pattern to continue undisrupted where sheets meet. Unlike the traditional three coat plasterboard jointing systems, Rigitone boards are jointed by directing a specialised compound into a gap between the sheets. The filling method is made possible by the unique Rigitone Filler Accessory Kit, combined with the Rigitone Filler compound.