The building sector in Australia is responsible for almost
25% of all greenhouse emissions throughout the country, and as such, reducing
the carbon footprint of construction and the materials used is the greatest challenge facing the
The past decade has seen a huge shift in attitudes of those
involved in the industry as the need for building towards a sustainable future
becomes increasingly more important.
Because of this, the uses of traditional methods of
construction and materials which have long been accepted as the norm are now
coming up for debate. One of the most enduring elements of modern construction
is the use of fibre cement and plasterboard, a staple for everything from
ceilings and flooring to cladding and decking.
While the versatility of fibre cement and plasterboard for a
range of applications cannot be argued, the sustainable qualities of both can
leave a lot to be desired.
were developed to address the growing demand of those in the industry for a
building sheet that offered high performance while also contributing to a
INEX>BOARDS possess far lower embodied energy than the
other most common building materials, and with up to 65% of their manufacture from industrial waste
stream products and 100% recyclability are an ideal solution for low
In addition to the environmental qualities, INEX>BOARDS
also provide high performance, with industry leading strength and durability,
and high resistance to harsh Australian conditions, including the highest fire
rating possible and a high level of moisture resistance.
This free white paper examines the performance of
INEX>BOARDS in the key field of sustainability and fire resistance in
comparison to traditional fibre cement and plasterboard sheets.
Click here to download ‘Building for the Future – A Sustainable
Alternative to Plasterboard and Fibre Cement’