Tiles on Balconies

Tiles on Balconies

NSW building certification bill still lets developers off the hook


The National Construction Code is not good at requiring buildings to be waterproof, but, again, some simple changes could be made to the Home Building Act. These should include beefed-up requirements for waterproofing any balcony or planter box larger in area than about six square metres.

We know for sure any tiles directly stuck to a membrane over a large area will fail, either immediately or relatively soon. Making it compulsory to use a system that allows tiles to be removed to access the membrane is simple and will eliminate years of misery. Read Full Article


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Elmich VersiDrain 8 Mesh

VersiDrain® 8 Mesh is a translucent dimpled plastic drainage sheet with an integrated plastic mesh. It is used as a base for plastering or shotcreting on walled underground structures, excavated rock surfaces and tunnels. The dimpled sheet also acts as a seepage layer to control dampness on basement walls.The dimples provide an air gap for reliable ventilation between the outer and inner walls. (more…)

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Elmich VGM Survives Typhoon

Elmich VGM GreenWall survives the strongest Typhoon to hit China in nearly 70 Years. The System is equipped with Anti-Lift arms and proprietory anchoring system.
The system can withstand winds from various directions upto 110km/h.

Iconic Building Featuring Decked Roof and Winter Garden

A collaboration between Architectus (Sydney) and Ingenhoven Architects (Germany), 1 Bligh Street combines leading edge design, technology and sustainablilty in one of the worlds most enviable locations. Since the initial proposal in 2006, Architectus has continued the development of these ideas guided by four critical considerations: the view, the public space, the work environment and the green building… (Specifier Magazine Issue 103) Read more

Largest Modular Greenroof in Sydney

Recently completed, the largest Modular Greenroof in Sydney
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Elmich Launch Fire Rated Greenwall System

We are proud to launch the first Greenwall system specifically designed to meet fire safety requirements.
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Elmich – A yardstick for sustainable business

Elmich are winning awards as a sustainable business Read more

Revived Roof Terrace

Meanwhile….up in Brisbane a tired roof terrace has been revived using
the range of Elmich Pedestals. Read more

City Garden brought to life

Elmich VGM 150 Modules recently supplied for a greenwall at this inner city pool and landscaping project. Read more

Elmich receives friend of Architecture Award

It is with great pleasure for Elmich to receive the Friend of Architecture Award during the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) 54th Annual Dinner which took place last Friday at the Resorts World Convention Centre in Singapore. Read more