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Foamular XPS: The Perfect Partner with Underfloor Heating

Foamular XPS: The Perfect Partner with Underfloor Heating

Concrete slabs are terribly thermally inefficient!

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Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation can help you meet BCA, Basix and Green Star requirement when building with Masonry and Brick

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation can help you meet BCA, Basix and Green Star requirement when building with Masonry and Brick

Masonry, brick and concrete walls have very low thermal values. Thermal mass is the capacity of a material to absorb heat energy. A lot of energy is required to change the temperature of high density materials like concrete, bricks and tiles.  Masonry and brick are very good at storing heat but are also very good at transferring heat. Often bricks and masonry will heat up during the day, store that heat and then radiate it back into the house at night. Properly installed insulation can limit this transfer and dramatically improve energy efficiency. By placing insulation in a walling system it is beneficial in slowing the transfer of extreme heat and cold by acting as a temperature barrier that slowly releases the stored temperature over an extended period.  The temperature within the house/building will result in a stable and comfortable range, which reduces the cost of heating and cooling the building.  A high energy efficient buildings save you money.

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Green Roofs becoming more popular!

Green Roofs becoming more popular!

Green roofs, walls and facades are becoming more common in cities across many countries. A Growing number of Australians are realising the potential of these living systems to improve the quality of their building environment to provide social, visual, environmental and financial benefits.

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Current Trends in Apartment building

Current Trends in Apartment building

Developers, investors and builders are rushing to keep pace with the surging demand for multi-living housing, especially with rental apartments.  A large segment of the renting population want to spend less time commuting and more time creating a balance between career and lifestyle.  Demand in apartment living has pushed the design of common areas on the roof. Tenants and owners don’t want concrete roofs they want their rooftop turned into gardens, decks and terraces created with the use of Green roofs.

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Foamular Passes NFPA 285 Fire Test

Foamular Passes NFPA 285 Fire Test

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene insulation has successfully passed the NFPA 285 fire test in many variations giving architects options in exterior wall design.  The purpose of NFPA 285 is to test to determine that combustible foam plastic insulation, when exposed to fire on the exterior face of the wall, does not spread flame over the surface or through the core of the otherwise non-combustible wall assembly.

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Foamular XPS for External Wall Insulation

Foamular XPS for External Wall Insulation

Create a significant reduction in the energy needed to heat or cool your home by applying Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Sheets to your external walls.

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Foamular used to Increase the Energy Efficiency in this Home!

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.

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2 Good Reasons to Insulate Concrete Roofs

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.

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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.

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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 stormwater systems, and improves air quality. 

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Foamular Extruded Polystyrene, the Perfect Choice for External Insulation and Render Substrate

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.

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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.

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Foamular used by Dixon Andrews Architects

As a specialist architect with extensive experience and expertise in residential design and construction Dixon Andrews provides a very high level of service at all stages of the design and construction process. Unlike most Architects Dixon is involved beginning to end of your project and is very hands on. As seen in the image of Dixon on a current worksite in Mosman.

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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.

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Increasing Demand of Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation!

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Mr Guan Wee Seah and Greg Patrick

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Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Used To Create Model Railways

Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation has always been a versatile product. It has been used for roof membranes, render substrates, insulation inside precast concrete slabs and model trains.

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Foamular Used in Model Making

Foamular is more commonly known for its superior ability to insulate commercial, industrial and residential properties. Recently Foamular has become more and more popular in the model making world. Its lightweight nature, compressive strength and capacity to be carved and sculpted make the extruded polystyrene a perfect option. Foamular has already been used extensively in this industry and the trend is expected to continue, including model railways, model boats, surf boards, architectural modelling sculptures and table top games.

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Foamular – Green Roof Garden Presentation

Applying Foamular into Green Roof garden systems was the key topic at a seminar presented to the Newcastle branch of Australian Institute of Architects.

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Foamular from Austech Chosen for the New Jane Foss Russell Building at USYD

The New Jane Foss Russell Building at the University of Sydney has recently opened its doors to staff and students. The building is designed to raise the bar in green building. It has many green features, including Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation and has achieved a 5-Star Green Star Rating

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Foamular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Chosen For Rand Cold Storage Facility

Prime Constructions, one of the leading commercial and industrial building companies in Australia has chosen Foamular Extruded Polystyrene as the Underfloor Insulation for the Rand Cold Storage Distribution Centre.

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