Ametalin Unveils Groundbreaking Products

Ametalin, a pioneer in reflective insulation technology, has officially launched its products, VapourTech® Wall, VapourTech® RWC and new innovative accessories, designed to revolutionize building insulation systems. The unveiling took place at the highly anticipated Bunnings Trade Expo in Sydney, showcasing Ametalin’s commitment to innovation and sustainability in the construction industry. WATCH: VapourTech® Wall Highlight video…

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Ametalin Assisting Kangaroo Island

Recently Australia has suffered through a range of damaging bushfires, including Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The Kangaroo Island Fire which started in December 2019 was caused by lightning strikes and burnt a total of 211,474.02 hectares, covering half of the Island. Ametalin had the opportunity to assist with the build…

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Insulating Your Shed: Why, What and When?

Why you should insulate your shed Your typical Aussie shed represents the best in all-purpose domestic utility, functioning as storage, a space for activities, or potentially the ultimate entertainment den. However, the cladding – usually less than half a millimetre of steel – provides absolutely no barrier at all to swings in outside temperature. In…

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Study Challenges Efficiency Rating Assumptions

In Australia, the energy efficiency of new homes is required by the National Construction Code to be estimated through the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) and meet certain minimum standards. However, research from the University of South Australia indicates that even housing that performs well on paper isn’t necessarily resistant to the stresses of…

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Building Wrap and the 2019 NCC Revisions

The 2019 revision of the National Construction Code (NCC) will be released and come into effect at the beginning of May. For the first time, guidance will be provided regarding the interaction of climate zones, wall construction, and condensation risk. The new provision states: Where a pliable building membrane is installed in an external wall,…

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What’s so special about ThermalBreak®?

Ametalin ThermalBreak® is an Extra Heavy Duty reflective insulation for use in all roof and walls types which complies with AS/NZS 4200.1:2017 Pliable building membranes and underlays, Part 1: Materials. Its closed cell foam structure provides an R0.2 thermal break, required for steel frame construction, and a Class 2 vapour barrier. The reflective surfaces contribute to…

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Choosing the right building wraps

Choosing the right building wrap, with the necessary performance properties and compliance with national standards (AS/NZS 4200.1 and AS/NZS 4859.1), is only the first step. Installing it incorrectly can have near- and long-term impacts on the function of the building, including a reduced R-value, leaks, draftiness, and condensation. Different manufacturers will provide different advice in…

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Installing the right membranes, right

Choosing the right building wrap, with the necessary performance properties and compliance with national standards (AS/NZS 4200.1 and AS/NZS 4859.1), is only the first step. Installing it incorrectly can have near- and long-term impacts on the function of the building, including a reduced R-value, leaks, draftiness, and condensation. Different manufacturers will provide different advice in…

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