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    Get off-grid: Hydronic heating powered by renewable energy

    As the prevalence of off-grid homes continues to rise, there is an increasing need for products that can contribute to passive design. With heating and cooling accounting for a large portion of a home’s energy use, sustainable alternatives are of particular interest. Download this whitepaper to discover how architects and designers are optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of energy for off-grid homes.


    Timber futures: The benefits of timber in sustainable design and construction

    With the demand for sustainable design growing in the design and construction industry, practitioners need to identify sustainable alternatives to polluting technologies such as steel and concrete. In relation to building cladding, high quality, certified-sustainable timber is one such solution. Download this whitepaper to see why timber building products may be the key to low carbon construction.


    Steel the show: Preventing oxidisation of galvanised steel with efficient specification

    The Australian construction industry is one of the world’s highest consumers of steel. Under increased pressure to find cost effective, high performance building products, designers and specifiers need to be aware of the benefits of galvanised steel and how powder coating technologies can further enhance its durability, longevity and aesthetics. Download this whitepaper to dispel common misconceptions about powder-coated galvanised steel and learn the benefits of two-coat systems.


    Designing for advanced age and disability: A specifier's guide to creating accessible spaces

    Through careful specification, designers and specifiers can create inclusive spaces that comply with the relevant Australian Standards and effectively address the needs of these user groups. Download this whitepaper to see how you can leverage innovative design solutions to create safe, functional and accessible spaces for all users.


    Made to order: The benefits of custom kitchen design

    Custom kitchen design and integration has emerged as a way to maximise space and tailor kitchen spaces to the needs of today’s users. Download this whitepaper to see how customisation and integrated tapware and water systems can open up new design possibilities for modern kitchens.


    Best practice bathroom specification for mental and behavioural healthcare facilities

    With growing demand for mental and behavioural healthcare facilities in Australia, designers and specifiers need a better understanding of this sector’s unique design challenges. Download this whitepaper to see how innovative tapware solutions can deliver elevated safety and health outcomes in mental healthcare facilities.


    Entry requirements: Specifying 'fit for purpose' door systems for commercial and residential buildings

    Accordingly, a careful specification process is required to ensure specified door systems are “fit for purpose”, compliant with building regulations and meet the needs of modern building projects. Download this whitepaper for a practical guide to door system specification that will help you choose a reliable, high quality solution for your next project.


    Different at the core: Distinguishing between laminates and veneers

    Professional interest in laminate and veneers is rising. However, in spite of these materials serving similar purposes, confusion as to the difference between the two remains. Download this free whitepaper to learn what differentiates these materials and how laminates cater to the demands of contemporary construction.


    Safety lessons: A specifier's guide to creating safe & sustainable educational facilities

    As more educational facilities are needed to support the growing population, designers and specifiers are required to be up-to-speed with the building standards and regulations, child-specific safety considerations and sustainability requirements that apply to this sector. Download this whitepaper for a practical guide to a range of design solutions that contribute to safer and more sustainable schools in Australia.


    A specifier's guide to preventing moisture ingress in concrete floors

    In contemporary design, the popularity of concrete as a flooring material is attributable to its numerous benefits, including its versatility, thermal mass properties and durability. Download this whitepaper to see how innovative textile composite flooring solutions can help you combat moisture ingress in concrete flooring and deliver premium aesthetics with long-term performance.


    The end of 'One-size-fits-all': Leveraging flexible fittings to create universally accessible bathrooms

    In the context of bathroom design, designers and specifiers play a crucial role in minimising these difficulties by creating flexible bathrooms that can be adapted to meet the needs of a wide variety of users. Download this whitepaper to see how designers can leverage flexible bathroom fittings to create universally accessible bathrooms.


    The benefits of insulated wall panels in commercial projects: Performance, Passivhaus Design and compliance with the National Construction Code 2019

    To successfully deliver energy efficient, high-performing and code-compliant buildings, it is critical for Australian designers and specifiers to identify which building products allow them to effectively navigate the changing regulatory landscape. Download this whitepaper to see how high-quality insulated wall panels can help commercial buildings meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.


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