Technical Note 2020/01  –  AS/NZS 4859.1:2018, NCC 2019 SECTION J AND AGED R-VALUES Introduction Changes in the Australian National Construction Code (NCC), 2019 with respect to Energy Efficiency (Section J), came into effect as of May 1st, 2020 after a transition period of one year. A more rigorous Section J lays out the requirements for the energy efficiency of new buildings and is the most significant change since Section J was introduced back in 2005.

EPS vs XPS Insulation

Posted by Alex George on  July 6, 2020
Based on a Canadian study that looked at the long-term performance of EPS in ground contact, the manufacturers of EPS in North America and Canada started claiming that it was just as suitable for ground use as XPS. Later industry-sponsored research went further and, based on evidence of in-service failures with roof decks, claimed that XPS did not perform in practice the same as it did in laboratory tests and therefore EPS was in fact


Posted by Andy Russell on  April 12, 2019
CONDENSATION MANAGEMENT Almost 50 years since the first moon landing, we continue to add, each and every day, to a legacy of buildings that risk the health of their occupants, but condensation does not make headline news. Discussions about condensation often focus on insulation, sarking and ventilation, but the new requirements of Parts F6 and 3.8.7 of the NCC 2019 rightly can be found under the Health and Amenity headings of the new code. As occupants of damp and mouldy
Costco Project Costco Wholesales Location Melbourne Docklands, VIC Architect Hansen Yuncken Builder Triple M Plastering (VIC) Pty Ltd Application Hygienic wall lining in back rooms Product Glasbord embossed PIF wall panels


Posted by ck_admin on  April 2, 2019
Project: HP Data Centre Product: DCT XPS Styrofoam Roofmate Contractor: Leyland Brothers Waterproofing
Australia’s first mobile Abattoir Australia’s first mobile Abattoir Simmons Group were commissioned by Provenir to design and build Australia’s first mobile Abattoir. The Idea of the abattoir is to increase the welfare of the animals by bringing the processing plant to the animal rather than the other way around thus increasing the  quality of the meat, reducing the cost and most importantly ensuring the animals welfare by not having to make long arduous trips across