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    News Archive for July 2002

    Xtreme Houses

    For inspirational and unique residential designs, look no further than Xtreme Houses by authors Smith and Topham.


    HIA: conditions for housing remain favourable

    A surge of approvals in Queensland and a last minute rush to get the revised first home owners grant has resulted in a rise in dwelling approvals across Australia in June.


    Blending Scandinavian and Australian style

    When the Sydney branch of Swedish-based company OM outgrew their old premises, they wanted their new offices to reflect the international nature of the company with a contemporary Swedish look blended with an Australian influence.


    Shading from the sun

    While conservatories and pergolas can be a great addition to a home, they can also be a real heat trap in the hot afternoon sun. To avoid this, SilverShade film from Bekaert Specialty Films has been specifically designed for use on polycarbonate or glass roofs without the bubbling problem of previous solar films.


    Woodgrain-look garage doors

    B&D Australia’s Panelift sectional garage doors are now available with the new Colorgrain Designer steel from BHP Steel, which gives the appearance of wood but has the durability of steel.


    Concrete construction guide

    A new edition of the guide to concrete construction, the definitive text for designers, specifiers and builders that covers everything from what ingredients go into concrete to specifying, ordering, testing and best site practices has been released by Standards Australia.


    Surface tolerances for in-situ concrete

    If you are looking for information on surface tolerances for in-situ concrete there are a number of sources.


    Miele expands

    Miele Australia has extended its Knoxfield, Melbourne head office space, adding further warehouse and office space. The move follows extensions in its Sydney office and reflects the increasing demand for the company’s products.


    Laminex inspires design students

    Design students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have been working with products from the Laminex Group to develop storage solutions that address the needs of our changing living environment. The completed designs will be shown on the RMIT stand at Furnitex that opens in Melbourne on Thursday.


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