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Privacy Screens for DIY Enthusiasts

Privacy Screens can be assembled almost anywhere to screen off onlooking neighbours or to hide utilities such as wheelie bins, gas bottles, air conditioning units or water tanks. Austech Privacy Screens are a quality aluminium screening product designed to be put together easily for the DIY enthusiastic without the need for screws, rivets or welding.

Available in 4 different colours or 4 superimposed wood effect colours on the aluminium to create a realistic wood effect. Visit our website page for colour optons or call us today to make your unstylish area of your home into a stylish modern area.

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Stone Feature Wall

Add an amazing stone feature wall to your home to create an interesting, unique and beautiful façade.

Due to the lightweight nature of Craftstone, there is no need for a costly structural support; you can easily turn what might have been an ordinary facade into a remarkable designer show piece with Craftstone. The durability of Craftstone makes this product virtually maintenance free and also comes with a 25 year limited warranty.

Craftstone is not just limited to facades it can be applied to a number of settings, from an interior feature wall, fireplace or even water features. For more information, visit our website to view Craftstones many profile and colour ranges.

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Breathe New Life into your Home!

A residence in Sydney breathes new life into their home with the use of Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding to their home.  The Owners chose Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding in the Heather colour with 30mm foam for extra insulation in their walls.  Country Style Cladding installed the cladding which has transformed this house into an easy living, low maintenance home.

With Duratuff Select Vinyl Claddings classic look and guaranteed durability, it is Australia's ultimate wall cladding for home building, construction, renovations, extensions and additions, available exclusively through Austech External Building Products. Duratuff comes with a 50 year warranty and available in 13 modern colours. If your not sure which colour will suit your needs simply fill out an enquiry form and we will send a colour sample of your choice to you.

Call Austech today we will be happy to assist you with your needs or simply make an enquiry

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Foamular used to Increase the Energy Efficiency in this Home!

Cutting edge design coupled with lower energy demand has been achieved in this stunning home from Kieran Mclnerney Architects.
Committed to energy efficiency in design, Architect Kieran McInerney has chosen Foamular Metric Extruded Polystyrene Insulation as the external insulation on a number of his projects. Foamular’s high Thermal Rating (R2.67 for 75mm) plus its high impact resistance make it the ideal substrate for modern Acrylic Render coatings. Being a closed cell insulation material, Foamular is the ideal material when high thermal resistance is required.

Kieran Mclnerney Architects latest project in Vaucluse was project managed by Tricon Developments with the Foamular Insulation being fixed and rendered by Europlex.

Foamular XPS was also used as an Underslab Insulation in various sectors of the build. Improved energy efficiency of the floor heating system was achieved by using Foamular as a thermal barrier under the slab. In simple terms heat will transfer to cooler medium such as the ground and external air. To keep the slab warm a continual supply of energy is required to replace escaping heat. Fixing Foamular as a thermal barrier minimises heat loss so less energy is required to maintain slab temperature. Reduced energy demand equals lower operating costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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2 Good Reasons to Insulate Concrete Roofs

1. Concrete is a conductor and heat passes thru concrete as well as being stored in it’s thermal mass.

2. Top floor apartments can be uncomfortable and have low energy efficiency because of this.

Foamular 300KPA 65mm insulation was recently fitted to the roof of the Newcastle courthouse by NJD Corporation. NJD are a construction, maintenance and remedial building company which provide a diverse range of services to the construction industry. The Newcastle Courthouse has been designed to provide the largest and most technologically advanced NSW court complex outside of Sydney. The seven storey 12,000 square metre building incorporates a variety of architectural features and material. The high security courthouse will have a 10 state of the art courtrooms and two tribunal rooms that can host Local, District and Supreme Court hearings.

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Get warmer feet this winter! Insulate your home with Expol

Expol Underfloor Insulation is the preferred choice when insulating your home. Stop heat entering in summer and escaping in winter, enjoy warmer feet and save around 12% on your heating bill. Expol Underfloor Insulation is safe and easy to install and can be applied to both new and existing homes.

Ceiling insulation stops hot air leaving your roof, but does nothing to inhibit heat lost from the walls and floor. A floor allowing a draught in can lead to ceiling insulation to be almost useless when cold air blows through.

Expol is designed to dramatically improve energy efficiency and reduce heat transfer from the floor. Expol has a minimum R-Value of 1.4 which exceeds the current recommended R-Value for timber floors.

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There is often a great deal of confusion between expanded (EPS) and extruded polystyrene(XPS), with many people assuming they are essentially the same, but in fact expanded and extruded polystyrene are very different products.

Firstly there is the manufacturing procedure involved in creating the product. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is made using small expandable beads that inflate with heat, and then are placed into a mould, where they expand to fit the shape. The expanded beads trap air, which gives expanded polystyrene its insulation properties, but also leaves it venerable to water absorption, reducing the insulations effectiveness over time.

Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) is made by mixing polystyrene pellets with chemicals that liquefy the pellets. A blowing agent is then injected into the mixture, forming billions of miniature air pockets. This frothing mixture is then pushed through a shaping die to give the required size and minimise wastage. Once cooled the boards can be further shaped and wastage returned into the manufacturing process.

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Want more privacy in your backyard?

In recent years new residential developments are increasing so quickly and suburban blocks seem to be getting smaller and smaller. With this home owners are losing more and more privacy in their backyards and around their home. Everyone is looking for ways to add privacy from onlooking neighbours or an unattractive landscape. Privacy Screens by Austech is a quality aluminium screening product designed to be put together easily without the need for screws, rivets or welding and comes with a 7 year warranty. They are available in four standard colours Silver, Black, Primrose and Slate Grey as well as four wood grain colours, Light Oak, Kwila, Western Red Cedar and Jarrah that can be custom cut to your required size. The Privacy Screens come flat packed for simple assembly on site and slates are smoothly slotted into predrilled posts and a patented springing system holds them together. Download the simple Installation Instructions.

Austech distributes Australia wide and we have offices in every major Australian state. Privacy Screens by Austech are designed to be easily transportable, so we can have it freighted straight to your home. For more information ring the friendly staff at Austech on (02) 9831 1623 or click here and we will contact you.


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Foamular XPS Floor Heating System Saving Energy Cost!

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation helps to reduce heat loss and lower operating costs for floor heating systems.

Placed below ground around the edge and under the concrete floor slab, Foamular creates a thermal barrier to minimise heat loss, lowering operating costs and reducing energy demand.

Being a closed cell extruded product - Foamular will not rot or decompose in below grade applications.

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Add Craftstone to your Façade!

Are you searching for an effective way to update the outside of your home or to complete your new home? Want something that doesn't require too much in terms of maintenance?  Stone cladding is the perfect solution for you. Stone Cladding is a great way to create interesting, unique and beautiful facades and this is the reason it is so popular. You'd be surprised in how you can use Stone Cladding to really jazz up your home's exterior. CraftStone comes in varying colours and textures to suit any design.

CraftStone is suitable for both interior and exterior applications, including feature walls, fireplaces, chimneys, columns, pillars, retaining walls, water features and around pools. The installation cost of laying CraftStone is often less than half the cost of laying natural stone. Colour-fast and virtually maintenance free, all CraftStone products come with a 25 year limited warranty. For more information pleasevisit our website or contact us.

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UTS Building Uses Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation

The Dr Chau Chak Wing UTS building used Foamular Extruded Polystyrene in its recently completed construction. Regularly said to resemble a crumpled paper bag it is the first building in Australia designed by world acclaimed Architect Frank Gehry. The building was named after Australian-Chinese business leader, Dr Chau Chak Wing, who donated $20 million to the construction of the building.

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene was chosen as insulation for the buildings Plaza Decks, due to its ability to support high loads whilst providing outstanding energy efficiency, as well as Foamular's higher R-values saving energy now and well into the future. Foamular maintains its physical and thermal properties for a warranted 20 years with a 50 year plus life cycle. Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is ideal for many areas of commercial, residential and civil construction. It is CFC free, has high strength, high R values and is virtually 100% moisture resistant.

For more information visit Foamular or call 02 9831 1623

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Finalist at the Building Designer Awards uses Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding

A recently built new home on the Central Coast of NSW at Buff Point, designed and project managed by Harris Building Design Services, entered into the Building Designer Australia 2014 Design Awards and became a finalist in two categories. The original home had issues with Mines Subsidence, Flood Prone Land and High Water Table. The new home is a single storey elevated custom designed home with four bedrooms, two bathroom and double garage. The home owner selected Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding in the colour Soft Maple for its 50 year warranty, thermal properties and low maintenance product . Additionally chosen was 30mm insulation on the back of the cladding to help keep the home cool in summer and warm in winter.   Duratuff is available in a range of profiles, 10 Standard Colours and 2 vibrant options from the "Colourscapes" collection.

Austech's range of Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding makes an appealing, economical, attractive choice to home owners and businesses alike. Visit Austech today to find out more or simply make an enquiry.

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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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Reduce your electricity bills with Solaro Aire!

Rising energy costs have left consumers looking for a better, cleaner and less costly way to live and operate their homes. Many houses of today have insufficient ventilation and air exchange. This causes high humidity levels from everyday activities. Active, attic ventilation is a great way of removing hot air from your attic and help to cool your home. Until recently, conventional, power electric attic fans were the leading product for this solution. However, solar attic fans have now become more common in this marketplace.

Protect your home and save money with technologically advanced solar powered attic ventilation fans. The solaro limited lifetime warranty is the strongest in the industry. Easy DIY installation instructions are included, roof flashing to suit most roof types. Best of all Solaro Airedoesn't cost a penny to operate! It's completely powered by the sun.

Austech External Building Products are a national distributor of the Solaro Aire. Visit our online Shop for more information or to place an order, or simply make an enquiry. 

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Fill your home or business with natural light and Save!

The Solaro Day will simulate the same light that a traditional or tubular skylight creates but without the costly installation including the cutting of a large hole in your roof or ceiling. Installation is very simple, a small quarter diametre hole in the roof and ceiling, snap together the interconnect cable and it's complete. Fast and simple and you can take it with you if you move!

The Solaro Day can be installed in any location, there are no limitations as compared to traditional tubular skylights . There are no running costs and they are environmentally friendly! Solaro Day can make a major impact to energy efficiency and comfort and can be installed in both existing and new homes. Combined with a battery backup components can light up the day and night. See the difference additional daylight can make in your home. Make average rooms into extraordinary rooms.

Austech External Building Products are a national distributor of the Solaro Day. Visit our online shop for more information or to place an order, or simply make an enquiry.

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Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding is Sustainable and Durable

The demand for more environmentally efficient products has significantly increased in recent times.Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding is engineered to meet these challenges and become a more sustainable material than its competitors. As vinyl cladding contributes significantly less to global warming than other exterior claddings, it also has the potential to earn more points in leading green building certification programs. Austech External Building Products are the nationwide suppliers of Duratuff Select and are committed to supplying eco-friendly products in order to preserve the environment. Recent studies have shown that vinyl cladding outperforms most other exterior claddings in regards to life cycle.

The ability to immediately return scrap and regrind it directly into the manufacturing process results in virtually no manufacturing waste. Compared to the installation of other exterior claddings, vinyl generates very little waste. Duratuff Select installers around Australia implement source reduction techniques to ensure minimal scrap is produced during installation.

Sustainability is not possible without durability, and Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding is constantly improving through research and development. Expected service life of the product continues to increase, as Austech are able to offer a 50 year warranty. Advancements are also being made in other key areas such as colour retention and impact resistance.

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Choosing a Facade Cladding

There are many factors to consider when looking for an effective way to cover the outside of your building or home. Most of us would opt for something that looks attractive, is also well protected and requires minimal maintenance. Facade cladding is the ultimate choice and Austech External Building Products have the perfect solution for you.

What is Facade Cladding?

Façade claddings are non load bearing panels that are fixed to the supporting structure. Generally, they are used for aesthetic purposes to add another dimension to a structure and should only have to support their own weight. Facade cladding can add more than just an attractive external appearance. The overall thermal and acoustic properties of a building can be importantly enhanced, especially with extra insulation installed behind it.

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Duratuff Select Vinyl Wall Cladding will keep its Colour in the Australian Sun

Houses in Australia face some of the most severe weather conditions in the world, from huge tropical cyclones to extreme UV from the sun. Traditional painted houses will find their colour degrades with time, but Duratuff Select Vinyl Wall Cladding has been designed to maintain its rich colour.

The reason colours deteriorate in the sun is that the chemicals that create colours are broken down by the ultraviolet light in sunshine.

Dura Technology offers colour preservation through the most advanced colour retention technology available.

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Foamular Extruded Polystyrene, the Perfect Choice for External Insulation and Re...

Kynfield Residential and Commercial Building Contracts have chosen Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation as the External Insulation/Render Substrate for their latest residential project in Putney.

Kynfield is committed to green building principles and the benefit of Foamulars High R Value for Thickness (75mm = R2.67) plus the extra benefit of an External Insulator System will greatly reduce energy demand over the lifetime of the residence.  Foamular is a truly green product. It is created using an environmentally friendly HCFC Blowing Agent and its high insulation levels means it reduces household heating bills. With over 90% of Australians electricity coming from burning coal, Foamular has the potential to reduce Australia's carbon footprint.

Foamular's thermal insulation properties are guaranteed to maintain at least 90% R-value for 20 years. Foamular's closed cell structure means it cannot absorb water, creating a waterproof membrane. Insulation that absorbs water will often have dramatic losses in R-value once wet.

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Foamular XPS and Rammed Earth Construction

Stabilised Rammed Earth Construction has many benefits relevant to modern building design. It's sustainability, high fire resistance, thermal mass effect and aesthetic appeal are enhanced by the use of Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation (XPS) as the Insulation Barrier between the external and internal walls.

Artisan  Builders -  Rammed Earth Victoria based on the Mornington Peninsula have been at the fore front of Rammed Earth Buildings since 1992.

Construction Manager Matthew Hawthorn needed a high performance Insulation and found Foamular XPS met all his criteria. Being a closed Cell Rigid Board, Foamular has a very high moisture resistance, long term thermal performance (and high R Value for thickness (75mm - R2.67).

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