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    News Archive for July 2003

    Aussie Clean vacuum

    Designed for warehouse and factory applications the heavy duty vac is suitable for a multitude of other cleaning chores.

    Art Gilding Pty Ltd

    With over 5000 square meters of various metal leaf laid in Australia and overseas Art Gilding Pty Ltd is in a league of their own.

    Slim-line televisions

    Panasonic Australia has launched two 16:9 widescreen LCD televisions that are said to offer great picture and sound quality as well as make a real fashion statement in the home.

    uPVC windows for sustainable design

    Principal Eric Zehrung, described the challenges of a recent house that was a contender for the 2003 RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards.

    Hydra waterfall

    These spouts have been crafted from solid brass sheets with a state of the art design that will enhance any bathroom décor.

    Easy walling

    Whether trying to fully utilise a sloping block, create separate rooms within one garden or simply create visual interest, a decorative or retaining sandstone wall can often be the answer. These days beautifully textured walls are sold in systems that can be put up in a weekend by even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer, and at a fraction of the cost of conventional stone walls.

    An engaging home

    An environmentally-aware architect and his wife and designed and built their own bush home to echo its setting in the Adelaide Hills. Jason Pruszinksi of Woodhead International chose to use large amounts of steel to create the home’s distinctive design.

    Making use of colour

    Architect Max Ball and his partner artist Penny Hudson have combined their skills to open a contemporary gallery in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.

    Architecture and wood colour

    Brief: to devise a house that can be used as a template for appropriate, contemporary and environmentally sensitive development for the Mornington Peninsula area.

    Brick recolouring

    Brick recolouring system suppliers Nawkaw Corporation has upgraded its web site so that viewers can see a home before the colour change, then gradually see the new colour take over before their eyes.

    Gutter profiles

    European-style half-round and round-line guttering manufactured from Colorbond steel is now available from rainwater goods manufacturer, Ace Gutters.

    Formwork solutions

    RMD Australia is providing formwork and falsework solutions for the new Crown Promenade Hotel in Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, supplying systems for the reinforced concrete structure that include Strongshor Frames, Rapidshor shoring and Rapidstage scaffolding along with a host of ancillary components and fittings.

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