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With the rise in population density in Australian cities, the need for a revised approach to urban sprawl has been recognised by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). A change to the National Construction Code (NCC) means that timber can now be used in conjunction with pre-approved materials on mid-rise and medium-density spaces up to eight storeys.
As the largest supplier of timber, laminate, bamboo and cork flooring in Australia, Premium Floors Australia is in a particularly apt position to promote the feats of sustainability that we are able to achieve with the ground we walk on.
1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests for some portion of their livelihoods. In addition to this human scale, deforestation also reduces biodiversity, further accelerating the impacts of climate change.
According to several media reports, plans are afoot to slice off part of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's Cruden Farm for residential development, thereby endangering Melbourne's so-called ‘green wedges.’
ArchiTeam are now accepting entries for the 2017 ArchiTeam Awards, an awards program that supports emerging, small and medium architectural practices.
The winners of the 2017 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence have been announced.
Earlier this week, the Tasmanian government releases draft legislation that brings a sweeping overhaul of the state’s planning regulations one step closer.
Leading sliding door manufacturer Altro has released a new whitepaper on the issues related to the growth of our cities and how spatial efficiency is necessary for new developments.
Urban environments haven’t always been kind to Nature with concrete buildings, roads and pavements replacing green expanses.
Plank tiles from Bolon’s Silence Illuminate vinyl flooring range were installed in the lounge of a private suite at the Queens Riverside Apartments in Perth.
Roller blinds from Verosol Australia featuring a semi transparent fabric were installed at the Toshiba Australia office in Sydney, NSW.
A four-storey office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first.