Tag: Building products

This house in Williamstown, Melbourne features the Scyon Walls range by James Hardie, including Matrix and Stria cladding.
Product | AAU Products | 9 Apr 2020

James Hardie ambassador Joe Snell on home additions

Studio Snell director Joe Snell, a James Hardie ambassador, says that Matrix panels, Axon Cladding, Linea Weatherboard and Stria Cladding can help create more floor space, when adding an extension to a house.

Monier's Elemental Series was originally developed aerospace industry.
Product | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Oct 2016

Monier: Elemental Series

Originally developed for the aerospace industry, Monier’s new range of roofing products, Elemental Series, is exceptionally strong and manufactured from an advanced fibre-reinforced engineered composite.

Big River's Blackbutt Armourpanel was used for the Wulugul Pop Up at the Barangaroo waterfront. It was used for seating, garden edges, stool tops, sign boards, table tops and TV enclosures.
Product | 26 Mar 2016

Big River Armourpanel

Big River is an Australian decorative plywood that has been designed and manufactured to tolerate extremes of heat and humidity.

The Wynnstay House island bench made of Corian is designed to look like an iceberg, and fits in with the water theme in the building's interiors.
Product | 22 Oct 2015

Two Corian project winners revealed

The 2015 Corian Design Awards recognized projects that used the material for 3D scanning pods and for an island bench.

Photovoltaic glass was used on the facade of Onyx Solar's headquarters in Avila, Spain. Around 32% of the building's energy needs are met through the solar energy created.
Product | 18 Aug 2015

Smart solar glass boosts sustainability

Building-integrated photovoltaic glass prevents buildings from heating up while also generating solar-based energy.

Lord of the Rings costume wraps LA tower
Product | Sian Johnson | 14 Aug 2015

Lord of the Rings costume wraps LA tower

A ribbed facade created using plastic mesh used in the film trilogy features on a new tower by practice Johnson Fain.

Medibank's Melbourne headquarters by Alexander Meeks of Adherettes used Corian for signs.
Product | 7 Aug 2015

Three projects feature innovative use of Corian

The 2015 Corian Design Awards recognized projects that used the material for a reception counter and a hospital’s interior.

The National Construction Code may change to make fire sprinklers mandatory on all covered balconies in multi-storey buildings.
News | Sian Johnson | 6 Aug 2015

Balcony sprinklers may become mandatory

Building Minister’s Forum proposes mandatory balcony sprinklers in high rises as safety measure.

The test results showed that humidity rose within the space as the water evaporated. Designers said natural ventilation of the space could offset the moisture increase.
Product | Sian Johnson | 4 Aug 2015

Could sweating walls replace air con?

A Spanish research prototype based on sweating human skin could reduce internal temperatures by five degrees Celcius.

The Supacoustic perforated panels have been finished in a high gloss white, and their acoustic qualities help to control noise levels in the space.
Product | 4 Aug 2015

Lightweight materials transform racecourse

Fitzpatrick + Partners and Woods Bagot achieve a striking form with surprisingly light materials at the Randwick Racecourse.

The Infinity cabling was recalled in August 2014 after it was found to have a poor quality plastic insulation layer that could pose a fire risk.
News | Sian Johnson | 21 Jul 2015

The Australian Institute of Architects tackles non-conforming products

The Institute has joined other peak industry bodies in contacting ministers ahead of a significant meeting on the issue.

Dulux World of Colour at designEX 2013.
Trade Shows | 18 Feb 2014

DesignEX 2014

Australia’s oldest design showcase at a new venue in Glebe Island.

Monier SOLARtile integarted with Monier flat-profile concrete roof tiles.
Product | 27 Nov 2013

Solar Tile

A seamless solar-power-generating roof tile from Monier.

The six new colours for Colorbond Steel.
Product | 23 Oct 2013

New Colorbond colours

BlueScope launches new colours and coating technologies in a major update to Colorbond Steel.

Recoh-Vert Heat Recovery System from Evo Building Products.
Award | 9 May 2013

Selector Best New Product Award 2013

A dual-flow copper piping system that heats water using less power wins at DesignBuild 2013.

Enzie spiral staircase at Hill House.
Discussion | 30 Oct 2012

Material palette: Andrew Maynard Architects

Products, textures and finishes chosen by Andrew Maynard Architects to help bring imaginative ideas to life.

Haymes adds an earthy palette to Simply WoodCare finishes.
Product | 26 Oct 2012

Woodcare colour wheel

Exterior timber protection in earthy new colours from Haymes.

Future Build
Trade Shows | 25 Sep 2012

Future Build

A trade show focusing on the latest sustainable building technologies and solutions.

ComfortHush™ acoustic and thermal glass by Viridian.
Product | 20 Aug 2012

ComfortHush™ glass

New domestic glazing to reduce noise and increase energy efficiency.

Le Messurier Optim.
Product | 1 May 2012

Cross-laminated timber by Le Messurier

Le Messurier has just released Optim, a low-carbon, high-performance building system.