About us

Established in 1913, Forman Building Systems has been delivering energy efficient quality environments for over 100 years.

Forman is New Zealand’s largest specialist marketer and distributor of ceilings and interior wall systems; thermal and acoustic insulation; and passive fire protection products.

We represent leading manufacturers from both New Zealand and around the world and provide national coverage with local representation in four branches strategically located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

We have a market leading offer for the commercial and residential building and interior fit out markets with suspended ceiling systems, steel partition and aluminium suite wall systems, thermal and acoustic insulation and passive fire protection solutions, along with industrial and marine insulation.

As members of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and as an approved CPD provider, we continue to work with the industry to educate and support the best design and performance outcomes

As members of the New Zealand Green Building Council we aim to offer products that are both sustainable and minimise the environmental impact.

We are pleased to represent leading brands from the world leading manufacturers below:

New Zealand: Tasman Insulation, Winstone Wallboards, Autex Industries, Pyrotek, Altus, Sealed Air, Danco, Tesa and Bostik.

International: Armstrong World Industries, Worthington Armstrong Venture, Studco Building Systems, Eurocoustic (St Gobain), Kingspan Insulation, Armacell Industries, CSR Bradford Insulation, Renhurst Ceilings, Rockwool, Dow Chemical, Lindner AG (Germany and China), Morgan Advanced Material (Thermal Ceramics), Pittsburgh Corning, Owens Corning, Promat, Architectural Ceiling Systems, TBA Textiles and Tenmat.