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    Minimising your water footprint with sustainable bathroom design

    Designers and specifiers play a critical role in protecting Australia’s water supply by specifying bathroom solutions that reduce water consumption. Careful product specification is required to deliver elevated sustainability outcomes without compromising performance. Download this free infographic to learn best practice for water efficiency and sustainability in bathroom design.

    Windows of opportunity: A guide to improving energy performance of heritage buildings with retrofit glazing

    Replacing or modernising inferior or old-fashioned windows with modern glass technology such as coated glass, laminated glass and double glazing can significantly improve a building’s energy performance. Download this whitepaper for a useful guide on window retrofitting and glazing for heritage buildings.

    High stakes: Ensuring safe access for working at height

    The importance of safe ladder access when working at height cannot be understated. Ladder usage and working at heights is a heavily regulated domain with a focus on two areas: safe equipment and safe use. Download this whitepaper for an overview of the safety features of access ladder solutions and fall arrest systems and how they can enable specifiers to create safer conditions for those working at height.

    High-performance in high traffic: Specifying cross laminated timber floors in commercial applications

    Commercial floors require a careful balance of performance and visual appeal in order to achieve a harmonious aesthetic while providing a safe, durable surface. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floors are a low-maintenance, high-performance option that provide the luxury finish of timber with added strength and durability. Download this whitepaper to take an in-depth look at Cross Laminated Timber flooring and how it can provide a high-performance option in commercial applications.

    Smarter security: A guide to specifying multi-use security screen solutions

    In Australia, roughly 200,000 residential and commercial premises are broken into each year. Security screen doors and windows are an effective way to protect buildings against forced entry yet are often overlooked. In this whitepaper, we provide a guide to specifying multi-use security screens to improve the safety, efficiency and comfort of Australian buildings.

    Ensuring compliance for under slab insulation: A specifier’s guide

    Wall and ceiling linings in the updated National Construction Code (NCC) of 2016, some insulation products that were previously compliant with deemed to satisfy provisions became non-compliant. Therefore it is imperative that specifiers check the compliance certifications of any product before specification. Download this whitepaper for a detailed look at the changes to testing requirements and the issues specifiers should be aware of when specifying under slab soffit insulation products.

    Sense and safety: Using reinforced engineered pavers for pedestal paving

    Reinforced engineered pavers are designed specifically to mitigate the inherent safety risks of pedestal paving by offering superior strength and impact resistance, and are manufactured to maintain structural integrity even when cracked. Download this whitepaper for a detailed discussion of the benefits and issues related to pedestal paving and a look at how reinforced engineered pavers can provide a safe, effective and sustainable option for pedestal paving applications.

    Transforming surfaces: Using glass finishes to redefine commercial spaces

    In recent decades, modern office design has evolved. Updating tired, old office spaces can improve employee engagement, but there are challenges including limited time and budget, operational costs and the varied needs of corporate clients. Discover how glass finishes can transform interior spaces by downloading this free infographic.

    Perfecting indoor outdoor flow: A specifier's guide to aluminium louvre roof solutions

    Aluminium louvre roofs are a highly versatile solution when creating outdoor rooms. Either manually or mechanically operated, and automatable, they can easily be opened or closed depending on weather conditions or climate. Download this whitepaper for a detailed examination of key considerations for designers and specifiers in selecting aluminium louvre solutions for indoor/outdoor living.

    Lessons from leaky homes: Designing weatherproof facades for modern Australian buildings

    As leaky buildings are non-compliant, poor performing and extremely expensive to remediate, designers and specifiers must take lessons from the past to design weatherproof facades that can stand up to Australia’s demanding climate. Download this whitepaper and learn why waterproofing has become one of the construction industry’s top concerns and how this impacts facade design and compliance.

    Functional, sustainable and accessible: A specifier's guide to recycled polymer surface water drain solutions

    Surface water drainage solutions are an important aspect of any construction project, so it is important that designers and specifiers are fully aware of the options in the market along with their benefits and limitations in order to strike the right balance between function and aesthetic for their projects. Download this whitepaper to see how recycled polymer seamless drainage solutions can work for you.

    The benefits of autoclaved aerated concrete in modern construction: A specifier's guide

    In Australia, design and construction professionals are seeking versatile building materials that enable high performing, energy-efficient building designs. Introducing Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), a sustainable building material that offers strength, insulation and fire resistance in one lightweight package. Download this whitepaper and learn about AAC, its many performance benefits and how it offers an efficient path to compliance with the National Construction Code.

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