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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.

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

Following changes to AS5637.1:2015 - Determination of fire hazard properties: 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.

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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. A high-quality security screen can not only safeguard your home, shop or office, it can provide fire attenuation, prevent falls and improve energy efficiency.

In this whitepaper, we provide a guide to specifying multi-use security screens to improve the safety, efficiency and comfort of Australian buildings.

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

When specifying flooring for commercial projects, there are many considerations that come into play. 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.

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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.

While it is the responsibility of individual workers to ensure they use equipment strictly in the safest way possible, the reality is that this does not always occur. This means that there is even greater importance on specifying the highest quality fixed and pull down ladder solutions to promote worker safety.

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.
 

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

Restoring heritage buildings reduces the energy usage and waste associated with demolition, waste disposal and new construction. Well thought-out design updates can achieve even greater sustainability outcomes over the building’s lifetime. 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.

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Minimising Your Water Footprint with Sustainable Bathroom Design

Extended droughts, low rainfalls, bushfires and increasing supply demands have raised the question: when will Australia’s major cities run out of water?

In the capital cities, water storage dropped collectively, and the population numbers are growing rapidly, putting stress on water infrastructure. Designers and specifiers play a critical role in protecting Australia’s water supply by specifying bathroom solutions that reduce water consumption.

Download this infographic for a quick guide to the regulatory framework.

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

With Australians spending 90% of their time indoors, creating comfortable and productive indoor environments at home, the workplace and school are more important than ever. 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.
 

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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. Injecting elements of nature into indoor spaces not only makes occupants happier and healthier, it reduces our environmental footprint. 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.

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A specifier's guide to slate roofing

Breaking down the barriers: A closer look at increased solar adoption Simplifying curved roof construction: Cutting complexity & cost
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Since the 1870s, slate has been widely used as a roofing material across the globe. With unmatched durability and longevity alongside superior aesthetic appeal, sustainability and economic benefits, slate is the ideal roofing solution.

Download this whitepaper to see how roof slates can deliver unique value to your next residential project.

Australia has emerged as a global leader in solar power, but the industry nonetheless faces barriers inhibiting consumers’ conversion to solar.

Download this whitepaper to learn about the rise of solar power in Australia and how design solutions are overcoming perceived hurdles to its widespread adoption.

Curved roofs are gaining popularity across the country. Though the dramatic profiles and unique aesthetic that they deliver are undoubtedly stunning, curved roofs pose a major engineering undertaking.

To learn the simplest and most cost-effective means of constructing curved roofs, download this free whitepaper.

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