“What are the Australian Standards of slip resistance?” – A question asked frequently by many who come to Classic Architectural Group seeking advice on their projects. Since the first Australian Standard for slip resistance was published in 1993, it has evolved into the four primary Australian Standards and Code Requirements that all have references to [...]
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Quite often we are asked about installing resilient flooring over existing or problem subfloors. It may be a heritage listed floor, old asbestos tiles, cracked concrete, to be used purely as a temporary installation or for increased acoustics performance between floors. One solution that has proven to work well is the QuickFit subfloor system. The [...]
I write this article from within the NZ lockdown environment wondering what the landscape will look like for flooring businesses by the time this article is published in early May. I would like to anticipate the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic will be over. Hopefully, we have passed the peak infection rate and are now [...]
Joe Simpson, international correspondent for Discovering Stone, attended a three-day masterclass on porcelain panel fabrication techniques by Roberto Colonetti from Perth-based European Ceramics. From being one of Western Australia’s largest importers of ceramic tiles, European Ceramics has expanded to include bathroom and kitchen fabrication on an industrial scale, including shower trays, vanities, worktops, island units, [...]
Joe Simpson writes that with the correct selection of cleaning and maintenance products, caring for natural stone or tiled surfaces should be relatively straightforward. It will extend the life and preserve the value of the investment in these beautiful surfaces. Enormous care goes into the manufacture and supply of natural stone, porcelain, and ceramic tile. [...]
WorkSafe Victoria provides tools to help create a safe and healthy workplace. As a statutory authority of the Victorian state government, it asks: Are you a worker or an employer in the stonemason industry? In the last year, Victoria has seen a significant increase in workers diagnosed with silicosis and about 80% of these have [...]
Two of Australia’s most innovative interiors brands are working together to create pairings of colours and materials in surface finishes and fittings for consumers. The collaboration between Wattyl and Caesarstone, in which a diverse collection of quartz surfaces are paired with paint colours, will provide an inspirational guide to many homeowners looking to update their [...]
When Dennis Savic and a team of mechanical engineers recently moved their tools into a new public makerspace in Footscray, it represented a significant milestone on the road to production of Australia’s first electric motorcycle. It also represented a ‘coming of age’ for FAB9 – a superbly equipped workspace on the banks of the Maribyrnong [...]
Häfele has introduced an exciting new fitting system for flap doors. The Free Space flap fitting is setting new standards in the industry, it is the smart connection of less is more. Awarded for its compact design and versatile functionality, Free Space was granted both the Red Dot award and Interzum award for its compact [...]
Top homes experts, architects and interior designers reveal what will shape the homes of a new decade. The 1920’s saw the introduction of two influences on Australian home style driven by post-war exuberance and a desire for modern luxury. Californian Bungalow design captured American glamour through glazing and spacious verandas, while the emergence of the [...]