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2600 folding window panel by Silent Gliss
The 2600 not only slides but tilts allowing you total light control, opening up expansive views yet also offering total privacy.

A new hard flooring standard for the Australian Ecolabel - Good Environmental Choice Australia
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), in collaboration with the Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) is in the process of developing a new Hard Flooring Standard for the Australian Ecolabel.

Accessories for accessible bathrooms from RBA Group
If you are specifying an accessible bathroom, RBA has a range of accessories to suit. Our accessible Grab Bar range is exhaustive and installation is quick and easy (the concealed mounting hardware is a nice detail). All designed to suit AS1428.1, your next accessible bathroom project can select from full wrap-around grab bars, angled grab bars, shower grab bars and ambulant grab bars.

ACO Polycrete access web site - the definitive guide
ACO Polycrete has upgraded its website to include a new section detailing its range of access covers, the widest range of cover and frame systems in Australia. A range of high quality access covers is offered which, whilst providing speedy and easy access to underground services, enable decorative floor finishes to be maintained with minimal interference.

Aluminium shutters & shading from Maxim Louvres
Maxim Aluminium Shutters (MAS) can be an integral part of architectural design for aesthetic, environmental and practical reasons. External Aluminium Shutters will block out 90% of internal heat gain reducing energy consumption.

Aluminium fixing profiles by Smartfix combined with Parklex timber veneer panels for the ideal façade
The combination of Smartfix fixing profiles and Parklex timber veneer panels creates a lasting impression of facade quality.

AQIS approved solution for Pork Facility by ACO Polycrete
The KlassikDrain (100mm wide) trench system with composite grates was installed in the application. Its channels, made from corrosion resistant polymer concrete with integrally cast stainless edge rails, were configured to produce sloped runs. This ensures that runoff liquid could be transferred quickly and safely to the secondary stage of drainage.

Autumn & winter inspired flooring from Karndean
Karndean International's 2007 Autumn / Winter Collection features new additions to the existing portfolio, including an impressive mix of textures and colours ranging from rich wood tones to cool slate greys.

Axolotl Ozone glass - carved and mirrored Lustre glass placques and more
Axolotl Ozone continued the tradition of Ozone Glass, manufacturing the plaques for the Australian Design Awards for the seventh year running. This year the awards were manufactured from carved and mirrored Lustre glass.

Control heat & light with Blockout shutters
Excessive heat and light can be a nuisance, especially in projects featuring large panels of glass. Natural light and a sunny aspect can enliven an interior, but it is important that home owners have adequate control over the admission of heat and light.

CraftStone available from Austech External Building Products - give your fireplace a lift
Look no further than CraftStone, the world's leading man-made stack stone product, now available in NSW, exclusively from Austech External Building Products. Cultured Stone stacked stone is available in a variety of textures and colours to enable you to create your dream fireplace and chimney setting.

CS Cavity Sliders support Youngcare
CS Cavity Sliders is proud to be working with Youngcare in completing their first apartments for 16 young people with high care needs. Youngcare hope to be able to accommodate some of the 6500 young people with high care needs who are currently in aged care nursing homes.

Deicke Richards architects announce changes to the management structure of the company
Brisbane's significant growth doesn't appear to be waning as design practices are experiencing continual expansion in the work place. Deicke Richards, a Brisbane and Sunshine Coast based multidisciplinary design practice has recently strengthened its leadership and management team, due to significant expansion of the practice to over 30 staff during the last three years.

Dumbwaiters ideal for residential & commercial use by Southern Lifts
Southern Lifts supplies the SKG range of dumbwaiters from Germany and holds stock of standard dumbwaiters for fast supply. The dumbwaiters come in their own structural steel tower saving on building costs.

Environmental sun control solutions from Maxim Louvres
Fixed, operable or retractable louvres designed to compliment your architecture and provide protection from the sun. Louvres are an important aspect of contemporary architecture and can be designed to shade buildings in summer and take advantage of winter sun.

Extruded polystyrene insulation from Foamular
Foamular Metric XPS is a closed cell, high density extruded polystyrene insulation. The extrusion manufacturing process gives Foamular Metric XPS many benefits over expanded polystyrene and polyurethane.

Gabion construction by Polyfabrics Australia
Gabions and mattresses are made of double twisted hexagonal wire mesh and filled with rock. Gabions and mattresses arrive on site as flat as units in bundles. The walls, dividers, lid and base are expanded and assembled by lacing the loose edges.

GECA certified printer has environmentally sensitive production system
Green procurement is becoming easier with every new industry we certify. We are pleased to anncounce that our investment in the Printing area is paying off with a new printer in Melbourne certified to the stringent requirements of the GECA Printers and Printed Matter standard.

Good Environmental Choice warning to manufacturers making misleading claims that are not certified under GECA Standards
Manufacturers are warned not to make claims about their compliance or otherwise to GECA standards without having undergone a thorough independent assessment. Such claims are considered as misleading by GECA and may be subject to prosecution under the Trade Practices Act.

HeatRay gas-fired heaters by Celmec International
HeatRay Overhead Gas Heaters convert 'clean gas energy' to comfortable soft radiant heat (the same as the sun's energy but without the harmful ultraviolet rays).

HIA-Boral GreenSmart® Awards & HIA-Colorbond Housing Tour
Be the first to witness and acknowledge the leading edge environmental homes, developments and products that are shaping our industry by joining in the HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards celebration to be held at Crown Entertainment Complex on Thursday 23 August.

High chairs by RBA Group - big seats for little kids
You know us for our commercial bathroom products but our high chairs take a back seat to no one. Our high chair range combines unique design features, durabitlity and saftey. Smooth, seamless solid plastic construction is exceptionally sturdy and cleanable.

Hospitality furniture range from Sebel Furniture
Fusing function and design, Sebel's new hospitality range offers solutions to an immense variety of different hospitality needs. Featuring classic pieces reminiscent of vintage dining and nightclub style as well as cutting edge designs with remarkable modern appeal.

Icons structures & signage from Di Emme Creative Solutions
The quality of Di Emme fabrications is a result of the marriage between traditional skills and state of the art techniques. Our facility provides optimal conditions for creative and technical fabrication to be done in the most efficient manner.

Idrostop watertight construction joints from Mapei Australia
Hydrophilic expandable rubber section for watertight construction joints; available in two sizes, 20x10 mm and 20x15 mm, labelled Idrostop 10 and Idrostop 15. Idrostop is a soft preformed flexible strip, with an acrylic polymer base specially designed to form watertight construction joints up to a hydraulic pressure of 5 atm.

Innovative 3D finishes available from Metglaze Metal Coatings
The age-old constraints of flat sheet metal have been replaced by the versatility of Metglaze(R) with its ability to coat a wide range of shapes and surfaces. With the obvious cost advantage of Metglaze(R) you can create the look and feel of solid metal without the need for added weight bearing reinforcement.

Insulated concrete forms by Zego
We are proud to be Australia's largest and most established producer of insulated concrete forms.

Liftronic escalators elevate your expectations for creative lift solutions
Creative multi level building designs demand an innovative approach to moving people throughout their space. Liftronic Pty Limited an Australian owned and operated vertical transport supplier uses it's 22 years of experience in the market to supply a range of vertical transport options for its clients.

Lightweight mouldings from Unitex offer a window to the world
When the owner of this Melbourne property wanted a French Maison flavour for their new home, developer Rade Vujic knew who to call. Vujic had worked with Unitex a number of times before and knew they were the best when it came to custom-made mouldings.

Low flush and waterless urinals from Britex
Choosing between low flush or waterless urinals? The Arid range of waterless urinals from Britex now includes the hybrid Arid Auto-Mist, Australia's lowest flushing urinal.

Mapelastic waterproof construction by Mapei - balconies, terraces & swimming pools
Mapelastic has been used for over ten years to waterproof balconies, terraces and swimming pools. For over ten years Mapelastic has successfully waterproofed and protected more than 20,000,000m2 of surfaces thanks to it's simple application procedure.

Miro laminated glass panels by Axolotl Metal Finishes - contemporary design for any interior
Introducing Miro, a new range of interlayered, laminated glass panels that will add colour and contemporary design to any interior. blueandbrown are the design force behind the panels which are destined to create a lot of excitement.

Motorised sky lights by Silent Gliss to suit large complexes
Motorisation can be added for ease of operation to suit complex and large scale glazing. Remote control can be programmed with solar sensors to integrate with building management systems.

Oz sealer from Dry-Treat protecting the BBC
The global reach of Dry-Treat, an Australian developer and manufacturer of high tech sealers for porous surfaces seems boundless, with the products now distributed in 35 countries.

Perspex™ Pearlescent by Allplastics Engineering offers unique shimmering effects to interior fitouts
An entirely new product, Perspex(TM) Pearlescent has been created specially to offer an attractive new effect to designers and specifiers - whether in the world of P.O.S. (Point of Sale), visual communications or in other areas of design, such as furniture, kitchen splashbacks, decorative cladding and interior fitouts.

Polycarbonate sheets by AllPlastics Engineering with a marr resistant coating
Allplastics are stocking a new range of clear polycarbonate sheets with a durable clear coating that significantly increases the abrasion resistance of the material in typical exposures such as washing operations, airborne dust and dirt, high traffic areas and non-abusive public contact.

Quad fan sub-floor ventilation systems from Envirofan
In 2001 Envirofan developed the quad fan sub-floor ventilation system from its tried and tested product from the 1970's which was of the Solarfan sub-floor ventilation system range. The Envirofan sub-floor ventilation system produces ten percent more airflow than the Solarfan sub-floor ventilation system did, due to its improved impeller design.

Rail66 from WE-EF Lighting flexible, weatherproof rail lighting system
Rail66 can be mounted on any surface via a pair of universal brackets, with floor stand and wall cantilever options (the latter is ideal for facade lighting applications).

Rod & Balustrade catalogues launched by Ronstan
This month Ronstan launch two great new catalogues focussing on Structural Rods and Balustrade Cables. The new Structural Rod Catalogue from Ronstan is quite simply the most complete reference on tensile rod systems available worldwide.

Roman skylights from Silent Gliss
Colour coordinated - a subtle roman affect for sun protection which can be custom detailed to blend in with existing structures.

DBI-SALA harness hydration system from Capital Safety Group
DBI-SALA, the world's leading manufacturer solely dedicated to the fall protection market, has announced the launch of their NEW Hydration System for Full Body Harnesses. This compact system connects to any DBI-SALA harness and holds 1.5 litres of liquid for added worker safety and productivity.

Soft red & pastel green curtains by Current Line Europe
Soft red and pastel green curtains by Current Line Europe.

Style lock bamboo flooring adds an exotic touch
An apartment in the cutting-edge Fender Katsalidis - designed Esplanade Apartments in St Kilda, Melbourne has been given an exotic makeover. Owners Pauline Hammer and Andre Garnaut chose to install Style's innovative strand-woven bamboo floating floor.

Stylish tubular skylights by SolaTube to ensure energy efficiency
Solatube skylights, with their strong clean and streamlined design, improve the look and value of any home, office or venue by encouraging the use of natural light.

The MiTek Guide - Choosing the right fastener or bracing
Architects, designers, building surveyors and builders all would be aware of the need to comply with Australian Standards AS1684.2 'Residential Timber-Framed Construction' and AS 4440-2004, 'Installation of nail plated roof trusses', but few would be confident enough to say they fully understand the whole of either document.

The HydroTap by Zip Water - time saving & cost effective convenience
Zip Water started over sixty years ago as a manufacturer of water heaters. In 1975, the company pioneered the concept of an instant boiling water heater to replace kettles and urns.

Trellis security door installation at B&O from Australian Trellis Door
The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) recently successfully completed a difficult trellis security door installation at Bang and Olufsen (BandO), Willoughby. After repeated break-ins, B and O entrusted The Australian Trellis Door Company with securing its store.

UniTab backs a winner with window film from the WFAANZ
UNiTAB's Head Office building in Brisbane had some issues to solve. UNiTAB wished to remove internal blinds from the building to take advantage of its spectacular views, but doing so would increase the heat load and create glare issues.

VersiDrain® 25P water retention & drainage sheet by Elmich Australia
VersiDrain 25P is a lightweight, high strength perforated sheet that both stores and drains water on green roofs.

Waterbased floor finishes by Synteko
Synteko has been at the forefront of waterbase technology for the last 35 years and is now sold in over 70 countries around the world. Today Synteko produces non-yellowing, non-toxic waterbase timber floor finishes that meet the most stringent of environmental standards.

Wolfin waterproofing solution for first floor extension - Projex
A relatively simple 1st floor addition at Holborow St in Croydon Park posed some interesting detailing questions. Firstly the owner/builder wanted his new balcony to be at the same level as the internal floor of the house. Secondly he did not want any floor waste going through the balcony deck but he still wanted a level deck. Thirdly he wanted to use stud walls but was concerned about waterproofing the base of the studwalls.

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