What is Rw Value?

October 12th, 2021

In addition to controlling heat, insulation can be used to reduce sound transmission in your home. Acoustic insulation is generally found in walls, ceilings and floors. There are a variety of values that are tested to give an indication of…

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What is an Energy Rating?

August 12th, 2021

All new Australian homes (and some renovations to existing homes) must meet the 6 star energy rating requirements as specified in the National Construction Code. So what exactly is an energy rating and how is it assessed? What is an Energy…

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What is a Zero Boundary Wall?

July 28th, 2021

What is a Zero Boundary Wall? A Zero Boundary Wall refers to a wall of a home that is built up to or very near the edge of the owned land (the boundary line). The wall either directly sits on a boundary…

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Why are Intertenancy Walls Important?

July 8th, 2021

What is an Intertenancy Wall? An Intertenancy Wall is a wall that is shared between two or more residents of individual dwellings. The primary purpose of an Intertenancy Wall is to prevent the spread of fire from one dwelling to another. This…

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6 Benefits of Building with Hebel

June 23rd, 2021

Hebel is a strong, versatile, high performance building product made from Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC). Being such a versatile building material, Hebel can be used for a number of applications including houses, apartments and commercial buildings.  There can be so many benefits…

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All About ECOWOOL Insulation

June 9th, 2021

ECOWOOL insulation has been providing fire safety, thermal and acoustic solutions to Australia for over 13 years. They offer a range of environmentally sustainable products that can make your home, office or factory more comfortable and energy efficient.  ECOWOOL’s new…

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Insulation: What is R-Value?

May 25th, 2021

R-value is the measure of how well a layer of insulation reduces the rate of heat flow. The higher the number, ranging from 1.5 to 7, the more effective the insulation batt is at increasing thermal efficiency.  Thermal Resistance is the most…

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