Construction

BASF MasterLife 300D capillary waterproofing admixture product

19 July, 2016 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

MasterLife 300D is an integral, Portland cement-based, crystalline material that reacts in concrete to form non-soluble crystalline hydration products in the capillary pores of the concrete.


Making tiles stick in Singapore

18 July, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

The six-star Capella Singapore design drew heavily on the recent trend of using tile and stone for vertical exterior applications. A pair of LATICRETE products were used to ensure the construction was up to standard and could withstand the year-round humidity and monsoonal winds and rain.


Bendigo pool builder fined

12 July, 2016 by Alice Richard

A Bendigo pool and spa building company has been fined $15,000 and forced to compensate two former customers after being found guilty of taking payment without supplying goods.


LATICRETE MVIS Masonry Veneer Mortar

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Mortar provides a productive, easy-to-install, permanent, high-strength installation for adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.


Bisazza Platino 100% platinum mosaic tiles

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Bisazza Australia

Created for use in and around water, Bisazza's Platino mosaic tiles are made of 100% platinum. Due to their 100% platinum composition, the tiles can be trimmed or cut to size and still remain impervious to the effects of water.


LATICRETE celebrates 60 years of industry firsts

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016. Far from contemplating retirement, the company continues the commitment to product innovation that has been key to its success. Its dedication to improving building materials and a policy of never settling for 'good enough' has resulted in LATICRETE introducing many industry firsts over its 60-year history.


QBCC responds to pool fencing query

20 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

The QBCC has responded to a question raised at a SPASA Queensland PSI Sector Group meeting. The group queried whether a fence needs to be able to be measured at 1200 mm in a full arc from the top right-hand corner of the step in figure 2.2(b) of the Standard.


Earthmoving equipment hires up across the country

14 June, 2016 by Alice Richard

Earthmoving equipment hire companies saw a huge jump in business during May throughout the company. While figures for the construction industry show varied outlooks for the year ahead, equipment hire figures can reflect real-time business activity.


The Blue Glass Pebble Company premixed glass and pebble finishes

07 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

The Blue Glass Pebble Company supplies a range of glass pebble pool finishes for concrete pools. The premixed products are a combination of 50% New Zealand pebble and 50% glass pebble.


Letter to the Editor RE: 'Multiple Pools, one set of equipment'

25 May, 2016

Regarding your article 'Multiple pools, one set of equipment?' [Pool+Spa May/June 2016], I agree with everything published, but my first thought was overflow issues. If the system has been set up correctly, and the water drawn from each pool is equal, and the return water also equal, then everything should run smoothly.


The Blue Glass Pebble Company New Zealand pebbles

24 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

The Blue Glass Pebble Company is a supplier of New Zealand pebbles for swimming pool surfaces. The New Zealand white pebble gives a true white colour with few imperfections. When used in pools, it gives a clean, crystal blue hue to the water with a crisp, vibrant finish.


Dodgy builder skips out on fines, convictions

23 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The law has caught up with a NSW builder who charged clients huge deposits for landscaping and pool building work before disappearing with the money. However, in keeping with his modus operandi, he has now skipped town and is thought to be living in Western Australia.


Mapei Mapesil AC silicone sealant

12 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Mapei

Mapei's Mapesil AC is a single-component, solvent-free silicone sealant with acetic cross-linking at normal temperatures. It is easily workable and available in 31 colours (including transparent) from the company's coloured Grout and Silicone range.


Wiring rules are changing — have your say

09 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules have been revised and Standards Australia has released a draft Standard for public comment.


LATICRETE and Europe Imports seminar a success

06 May, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

Europe Imports recently hosted an informative LATICRETE and Ezarri Swimming Pool training seminar at its store in Seven Hills, NSW. There was a great mix of pool builders, pool tilers and mosaic tilers in attendance.


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