Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hit out at claims which he says suggest that he ignored safety warnings about the former home insulation scheme.
Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?
Most people already know the benefits of thermal insulation, but what about the environmental impacts of the actual insulation material, or how a building’s structure affects...
The Elephantine Fallacy of Tropical Design
There’s a tropical elephant in the room.
Grenfell Tower Cladding Gets Lowest Fire Safety Rating
The polyethylene filling in cladding panels used at Greenfell Tower and at least 82 other tower blocks has been given the lowest fire rating during testing.
Grenfell Insulation Was Acceptable Only with Non-Combustible Cladding
Warnings that insulation used on the Grenfell Tower should only be used with non-combustible cladding were in place from as far back as 2014, the latest...
Ensuring Safety in Green Retrofits
Many homeowners plan to retrofit their home to save their electricity bill, but green retrofits, if not planned properly, will cause safety hazards to both the...
Thermal Imaging in Detection of Building Defects
Commercial and domestic building inspections are subject to many impediments and limitations, including safe access limitations, inability to see through walls and defects that are invisible...
Can a Window Be as Thermally Efficient as a Wall?
Adding insulation to walls in new construction or upgrading insulation in existing residential buildings has gradually become common sense in Australia.
Hidden Risks Within Your Roof Space
Fires can start in a roof space, and it all comes down to a few significant issues which can be avoided with an annual check of...