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Housing : November 2008
NewMaterials Feature n materials F ew Ultra savings oilboard,Australia’s leading rigid thermal reflective insulation brand, is proud to introduce the Ultra 20 Foilboard. The Ultra 20 comes after much research and development in response to the growing need for higher energy requirements that have been introduced throughout Australia. The Ultra 20 was submitted to independent Bask in natural light B reezway’snewFakro electric opening skylight brings light, air and a beautiful sense of space to any contemporary home or building design. The high performance, energy rated, insulated glass unit (IGU) is operated by remote control and features built-in rain sensors that automatically close the skylightwhen rain is detected. The IGU provides strength, optimal thermal performance and excellent sound- insulation ratings. A 24-voltmotor and transformer are cleverlyconcealed by a white cover on the bottomof the skylight frame,while the beautifully lacqueredNordic Pine timber frames have been vacuum impregnated with preservative and double lacquered for long-lasting good looks. Lacquered timber frames resistmould or moisture build-up and do not require expensive onsite finishing costs. They also allowfor the wood to be easily cleaned after installation. The remote control encourages regular use of the skylight to allow hot air to escape and encourage fresh, subtle breezes to flowinto the home, filling the roomwith additional light, and minimising the need for artificial lighting and air conditioners. The unit also comeswith an insect screenwhich, for safety reasons,must be in place in order to operate the skylight and blinds. It is easy to install electrics power by simply plugging into a general poweroutlet (GPO) fixed in the roof by an electrician. For more information email email@example.com or call 1800 777 758. HOUSING NOVEMBER 2008 57 laboratories for testing in accordance with the insulation standard AS/NZS 4859.1 where it achieved an impressive R2.6 in a brick veneer wall and an R1.8 in a pre-cast wall, fulfilling the BCA Section J minimum requirements. Use of Foilboard in pre-cast walls is effortless due to the boards’ rigidity and ease of handling. Installed to the outside of frame, the Ultra 20 eliminates the use of sisalation paper and batts. It offers complete coverage, eliminating thermal bridging and is guaranteed for the life of the building. It will save you time and money – reducing labour costs and leading to an earlier lock up. For more information visit www.foilboard.com.au or call 1800 354 717.