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    A guide to specifying high performance wallcoverings: For modern Australian buildings

    Wallcoverings are one of the most economical and versatile ways to deliver dramatic yet highly functional interior designs in commercial and residential buildings. New fibre-glass wallcoverings can help designers and specifiers balance performance with beauty. Download this whitepaper for a concise guide to specifying sustainable, low maintenance solutions for protecting walls and delivering premium interior aesthetics.

    Only natural: Specifying genuine timber flooring to maximise wellbeing

    The key to health, wellbeing and sustainability in built environments? Biophilic design is a staple of modern architecture and for good reason. A sure-fire way of doing this is through careful specification of high performance, ethically-sourced wood flooring. Download this whitepaper for a detailed look at how genuine timber flooring can contribute to overall wellbeing and boost your project’s sustainability credentials.

    Sound remedies: Specifying acoustic flooring for noise control, performance and comfort

    Acoustic comfort is a key design element that contributes to healthy living spaces. Flooring, as one of the most abundant surfaces in any building, can have a massive impact on indoor acoustics. Download this whitepaper to learn how acoustic flooring can greatly improve the overall acoustic performance of new and refurbished installations.

    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

    Pedestal paving is growing in popularity but do you know the safety risks? Across interior and exterior applications in residential and commercial spaces, pedestal paving offers numerous benefits over traditional paving methods. However, if a paver cracks, a person may fall through the pavement which could result in serious injury. Reinforced engineered pavers can solve this problem and more. Download this whitepaper to find out how.

    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.

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