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    Schools of the future: Designing for student and teacher health, wellbeing and performance

    Specifying comfortable, clean and durable floors is a key component to high quality school environments and can significantly improve learning and teaching effectiveness. Download this whitepaper for an essential guide to specifying high performance flooring that meets the specific needs of students and teachers.


    New luxury: Finding a modern twist on classic brick

    Less concerned with lavish designs and expensive materials, today’s clients are looking for builds that deliver elevated aesthetics and a unique, individualised experience. Leading manufacturers have reimagined the traditional clay brick to meet the tastes and demands of contemporary construction. Download this whitepaper to see how innovations in contemporary brick design and manufacturing keep the humble clay brick at the forefront of style and performance.


    Effortless convenience: How window coverings can boost workplace productivity

    Growth in workplace stress and time pressures over the last few decades has led to increased sickness and a dramatic reduction in productivity. From a design perspective, window coverings play a part in lighting, ventilation, comfort and general health and wellness which in turn can boost productivity in the workplace. Learn how to boost workplace productivity through effective specification of window coverings by downloading this whitepaper.


    Better living: What to consider when specifying window coverings for aged care projects

    As Australia’s aging population increases, there is a growing demand to establish principles of good residential aged care to improve quality of life for residents. Learn how sound specification of window coverings for residential aged care projects can improve safety and quality of life by downloading this whitepaper.


    Simplifying thermal bridging calculation: Improving energy efficiency

    To combat building energy inefficiency, Australia and New Zealand have enacted stronger energy standards including new energy performance requirements, verification methods, design standards and environmental certification criteria relating to thermal bridging calculation. Download this whitepaper to understand the changing requirements relating to thermal bridging and how the right thermal calculator can give you an efficient pathway to compliance.


    In full swing: Maximising space in healthcare facilities for users with limited mobility

    Maximising space through careful door specification is critical for independent navigation by those with physical limitations, especially in healthcare facilities. Download this whitepaper for a concise guide to the space and functionality requirements that apply to swinging door systems in healthcare environments.


    3 ways fabrics positively impact design for residential spaces

    To ensure that the benefits of glass in buildings are not compromised in residential spaces, certain considerations should be taken into account when specifying window covering; maintaining view through, fading fabrics and space saving through heat reduction. Download the whitepaper to find out how specifying high-quality performance fabrics can have a positive impact on design by combatting the issues that come with utilising glass in buildings.


    How performance fabrics positively impact design for commercial spaces

    In a bid to counteract the negative aspects of glazing which is subject to excess heat and UV radiation, performance fabrics – specifically when used in window coverings – provide functional qualities such as durability, UV protection, comfort and thermo-regulation. Download this whitepaper to find out how specifying high-quality performance fabrics can have a positive impact on design by combatting the issues that come with utilising glass in buildings.


    Falling in control: Specifying fall-arrest systems to achieve elevated safety outcomes

    To assist designers and specifiers minimise the risk of falls in relation to elevated work spaces, preventative measures such as ladder enclosures and guardrails should be specified along with fall-arrest systems that reduce the impact of a fall on the human body. Download this whitepaper to see how fall-arrest systems and high quality access ladders work together to deliver elevated safety outcomes.


    Sustainable screening: The benefits of effective insect screen specification

    As temperatures rise across the country, designers and specifiers must identify solutions that deliver energy-efficient thermal comfort all year round. Leading retractable wide-span models offer even greater advantages in terms of design flexibility and aesthetic value. Download this whitepaper to see how retractable screens can help you create comfortable homes ideal for Australia’s unique climate.


    Red cedar, green choice: Boosting sustainability and energy efficiency in homes with Western Red Cedar cladding

    Concern over climate change has impacted the building specification process, where designers and specifiers must take extra care to ensure they select eco-friendly building materials – like Western Red Cedar (WRC) – that not only deliver high performance and premium aesthetics, but also elevated levels of sustainability and energy efficiency. Download this whitepaper to see how the use of WRC cladding can boost the sustainability values of commercial and residential buildings.


    Calculated compliance: Meeting fire and acoustic requirements in today's complex regulatory landscape

    The Australian construction industry has recently experienced significant growth and this boom has been met with a greater focus on compliance. Download this whitepaper to find out more about the NCC requirements for fire resistance and acoustics performance and learn about a new Baines Masonry tool that simplifies the process of selecting the right fully compliant products.


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