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Mix and Match colours with our Virtual Remodeler

Experiment with our easy to use digital visualiser that allows the user to mix and match colours to create the perfect look for their home or investment. Play around with the siding, trim and roof colours to create the ideal look.  To use this tool all you need to do is select the house that most closely resembles yours. To get more specific results, you can even upload a photo of your own home.  To get started, clicking here.

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Make sure your home has proper ventilation this summer!

With the temperatures increasing and summer just around the corner the homes most affected will be the ones without proper ventilation and insulation.

The EcoFan is a powered sub floor ventilator which creates a continuous flow of fresh air and is one of Austech’s most popular ventilation products sold on our Online store. Now available in a Twin pack - one creates an inflow of fresh air, the other extracts the damp, stale air.

For more details click onto our online store and get your home ready for summer!

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Transform your home with Craftstone

Stone cladding is a very popular and a simple way of decorating and transforming your external walls or columns of your home. The simplicity and elegance of Craftstone enables you to add the ambiance of nature and a stylish appearance to your home.

Craftstone comes in a variety of colours and textures to suit any design and can be applied to both interior and exterior areas such as feature walls, fireplaces, pillars, retaining walls, water features around a pool to name a few.

Craftstone is lightweight so there is no need for costly structural support. Craftstone is virtually maintenance free and comes with a 25 year limited warranty, so you can be assured that the manufactured stone is of the highest quality. Click here to see our range of stone cladding.

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Have you Climbed into your Roof Space in the Middle  of Summer?

In summer with minimum or no ventilation in the roof cavity, heat will be trapped turning your roof into a sauna. By ventilating your roof space you can reduce your need to cool your home dramatically. The Maestro is designed to exhaust heat from the roof space of a home, increasing the comfort levels for the occupants. The Maestro runs on a 12V DC power system that can be directly connected to a solar panel if required. One Maestro is equivalent to 2-3 wind driven ventilators.

To enjoy a cooler home in summer and to have a warmer home in winter order a Maestro today!

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Green Roof Insulation

Green Roof Gardens are becoming an increasingly popular roofing option for concrete roofs, with many modern cities demanding a percentage of total roof space be green. A green roof is a roof surface, flat or pitched, that is planted partially or completely with vegetation and a growing medium over a waterproof membrane. It increases thermal mass and improves insulation, creating more stable temperatures in the building below and therefore reducing energy demands for artificial heating and cooling, reduces noise, increases productive garden space and biodiversity, provides beautiful views, reduces the rainwater run-off that ends up in storm water systems, and improves air quality.

Green Garden Roofs provide very low insulation from the soil and plants, especially when wet for adequate R-values, added insulation is needed. Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is a closed cell board with minimal water absorption and high R-values. It is placed below the soil but above the concrete roof, creating a continuous thermal barrier. It can also have pavers and ballast placed on it, providing walkways and recreation areas, as seen on the PRMA page.

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene provides no nutritional value to plants, animals or bacteria, so it is not degraded by their presence. It also has very low water absorption potential, and can easily function in the presence of moist growing medium and water runoff.

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