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Housing : March 2009
Roofing Feature This can be achieved in numerous and time-tested ways. Use of lead in flashing is not permitted where potable water is being collected. Developments in the membrane Above: Water-proofing products such as flashings must require zero or low maintenance. gravity, surface tension and wind pressure. Flashings are needed to divert water from any opening, and must require zero or low maintenance. They must be durable, weather resistant, be able to accommodate movement, and be made from materials that are non-toxic or that won’t affect the water quality. materials and sealants, such as the Flash Tite range from Wakaflex, by Combined Group of Companies, complement these time-tested techniques. The Flash Tite range is lead-free and combines an adhesive Wakaflex base with a prefixed rubber sleeve for custom pipe penetrations in tile roofs. Available in lead-grey base and a range of sizes for most applications, they are quick to install and come boxed with everything needed to complete the job. Design capabilities The ever-extending range of new and innovative exterior roofing materials, products and methods offer a variety of design possibilities for contemporary houses. An appropriate choice of roof surface will complement the project and be durable and cost effective for years to come. Bristile Roofing, an Australian manufacturer of concrete and terracotta roof tiles has introduced a smooth profile tile to its Prestige range of concrete tiles. The smooth finish, flat tile offers a modern and creative element to roofing and is available in four colours, designed to reflect trends in modern Australia. Colours range from a deep, caramel brown, to a subtle clean, offwhite and includes a cool grey with dark grey undertones and a strong charcoal with subtle grey hues. H For more information: Molecular Scaffolding – www.molecularscaffold.com.au MiTek Australia – www.mitek.com.au Wakaflex by Combined Group of Companies – www.wakaflex.com.au Bristile Roofing – www.bristileroofing.com.au NO MORE EXCUSES WHY HIRE WHEN YOU CAN BUY? ! WorkCover Approved ! Multi Award Winner ! Sets up in under 10 minutes ! Fraction of the cost to existing methods ! Does not damage roofs ! Tin or Tile ! Fully Galvanised ! Use your own planks to cut costs ! Does not require scaffold ticket* ! Independently tested by NATA ! Distributed across Australia Australian & International Patents Apply * Subject to state and territory regulations TARGETED www.sssscaffold.com PH 1300 306 069 FAX 03 5241 2568 WILL BE YOU Winner HIA Jim Sweeney Industrial Innovation Award National Winner Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grant Gold Medal Geneva Switzerland Highly Commended National Safety Council of Australia Highly Commended Worksafe Construction Industry ™ Photo courtesy Combined Group of Companies