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Tuesday September 25, 2018

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Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks
Business
Thursday February 1 2018

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?
Green
Tuesday December 12 2017

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
Business
Monday August 14 2017

The Elephantine Fallacy of Tropical Design

There’s a tropical elephant in the room.

Grenfell Tower Cladding Gets Lowest Fire Safety Rating
Buildings
Thursday August 3 2017

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
Residential
Tuesday July 18 2017

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
Green
Thursday May 25 2017

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
Buildings
Tuesday October 25 2016

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?
Buildings
Thursday September 1 2016

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
Residential
Monday August 29 2016

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...