wall solutions and fire ratings

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wall solutions & fire ratings

​With building requirements becoming increasingly stringent regarding fire ratings within the Australian construction industry, lightweight is an area seeing rapid growth as its inherent materials provide some extraordinary benefits when applied in the correct way.

​For example, materials such as AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) are noncombustible and are suitable for fire-prone areas providing peace of mind for homeowners.

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Cladding, Render and Paint completed by Empower Construction for SQ Projects, in Sydney,  to achieve the required fire ratings.

Ryan Steyn, Director of Empower Construction – specialises in advising and building external walls, says, “Given the many benefits, lightweight is becoming the future of our building landscape. We are seeing more and more developers turn to lightweight and seeing it in a new ‘light’, so to speak.

“Gone are the days of clunky, bland looking, concrete blocks. Today’s lightweight materials are extremely flexible in design so they look great, and they’re so easy and quick to work with. More importantly, they offer homeowners protection from extreme conditions, such as bushfires.”

With more and more lightweight materials coming onto the market, it’s important for builders to stay abreast of these products and to consider them, particularly for regional areas where safety is crucial.

Empower Construction are the experts in external wall solutions, with more than 10 years experience advising on, managing, supplying and installing all types of external cladding, facades and finishes.​

​​As independent specialists, Empower Construction works with a range of leading suppliers of construction materials. We have a thorough understanding of the characteristics and performance capability of each product and can advise on the best choice or mix of products to deliver the outcome you’re seeking. With our years of experience and a diverse portfolio of successful projects, builders and architects regularly call upon us for advice to achieve their construction project objectives.

For advice on external wall systems and products, contact Empower Construction today. If you’d like to know more about what we do, please visit our website: www.empowerconstruction.com.au

If you are a builder and would like to discuss your upcoming projects and designs with our team, contact us via email: sales@empowerconstruction.com.au


Article by Julia Sampo

January 16, 2019

Julia has over 10 years of experience across the marketing field in the construction industry. Her passions include design, building innovation, as well as travel, and the culinary arts.

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