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Save on your energy bills this winter!

Winter is here! Is your home freezing every Winter and Autumn? Insulating the walls and ceilings are great options but we often forget about the cold air coming through the floor.

Expol Floor Insulation can be used to identify existing flaws, such as gaps in the wooden floor boards. A floor allowing a draught into the home can make a very uncomfortable home environment and a large energy bill. Expol Underfloor Insulation is a perfect solution to stop a cold draft entering your home and to stop heat escaping from your heater.

The polystyrene Expol insulation panels are placed snugly between your floor joists creating an effective thermal barrier. Expol is ideal for both new homes and existing homes. Don’t be cold another winter and pay up to 12% more on your electricity bills. Visit the Austech Online shop today! 

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Green Roofs becoming more popular!

Green roofs, walls and facades are becoming more common in cities across many countries. A Growing number of Australians are realising the potential of these living systems to improve the quality of their building environment to provide social, visual, environmental and financial benefits.

Green Roofs are being constructed for many reasons such as recreational spaces and architectural features and to add value to property or to achieve specific environmental benefits such as carbon capture and heat island effect reduction.

To gain full benefit from a Green Roof you must add extra insulation. Green Roofs provide very low insulation from the soil and plants, especially when wet. To achieve greater energy efficiency, added insulation is needed. Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is a closed cell board with minimal water absorption and high R-values for thickness. It is placed below the soil but above the concrete roof, creating a continuous thermal barrier and protecting the expensive waterproofing membrane. The high load bearing properties of foamular, ie, compressive strengths of 300kpa to 650kpa  means It can support pavers, decking and decorative pebble ballast providing walkways and recreation areas, as seen on the PRMA page. For more information visit Foamular.com.au

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Budget Friendly Exterior Make Over!

This home has experienced a fresh makeover with the help from Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding. Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding makes an appealing, economical, attractive choice for home owners and investors alike.

This cottage is now an easy living, low maintenance home that never needs to be painted again. Instead, all that is needed is an occasional clean.

The cottage has been expertly clad in the ever popular Heather colour and the thermal performance has been upgraded to 30mm EPS Foam for outstanding Insulation directly over the existing fibro asbestos walls.

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Never Paint again with Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding

Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding is a high quality Vinyl Cladding ideal for the Australian climate with its UV-protection.

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Current Trends in Apartment building

Developers, investors and builders are rushing to keep pace with the surging demand for multi-living housing, especially with rental apartments.  A large segment of the renting population want to spend less time commuting and more time creating a balance between career and lifestyle.  Demand in apartment living has pushed the design of common areas on the roof. Tenants and owners don’t want concrete roofs they want their rooftop turned into gardens, decks and terraces created with the use of Green roofs.

Green Roofs have many benefits but for maximum benefit to the building roof area insulation should be an essential component.

Whether under pavers, decking or green roof areas the high load bearing capabilities and thermal resistant benefits of Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation will lower long term energy demand.

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