The building sector in Australia is responsible for almost 25% of all greenhouse emissions throughout the country, and as such, reducing the carbon footprint of construction and the materials used is the greatest challenge facing the industry today.

The past decade has seen a huge shift in attitudes of those involved in the industry as the need for building towards a sustainable future becomes increasingly more important.

Because of this, the uses of traditional methods of construction and materials which have long been accepted as the norm are now coming up for debate. One of the most enduring elements of modern construction is the use of fibre cement and plasterboard, a staple for everything from ceilings and flooring to cladding and decking.

While the versatility of fibre cement and plasterboard for a range of applications cannot be argued, the sustainable qualities of both can leave a lot to be desired.

UBIQ INEX>BOARDS were developed to address the growing demand of those in the industry for a building sheet that offered high performance while also contributing to a sustainable future.

INEX>BOARDS possess far lower embodied energy than the other most common building materials, and with up to 65% of their manufacture from industrial waste stream products and 100% recyclability are an ideal solution for low carbon construction.

In addition to the environmental qualities, INEX>BOARDS also provide high performance, with industry leading strength and durability, and high resistance to harsh Australian conditions, including the highest fire rating possible and a high level of moisture resistance.

This free white paper examines the performance of INEX>BOARDS in the key field of sustainability and fire resistance in comparison to traditional fibre cement and plasterboard sheets.

Click here to download ‘Building for the Future – A Sustainable Alternative to Plasterboard and Fibre Cement’