The Big Issue: Building Cladding Compliance

The Big Issue: Building Cladding Compliance The current and ongoing furore concerning Non-Compliant Cladding is of great concern on High-Rise Buildings.   The Age Friday July 2019 ‘Construction Confidence plummets’ – Author Clay Lucas '…pursue nationally consistent building standards, amid the flammable cladding crisis…' 'The meeting resulted in ministers agreeing that the Australian Building Codes [...]

The Big Issue: Building Cladding Compliance2019-07-19T10:46:01+10:00

From Ugly Duckling, to Swan… Unitex refreshes The Block Gatwick Facade

Unitex is proud to be a major sponsor of The Block yet again for 2018.    This year, Unitex's unique products and systems have been used to repair the badly damaged Gatwick Apartment facade, and turn it into a beautiful display of Melbourne Architecture.  With architectural mouldings, and cutting edge render/texture/sealer coatings The Gatwick will [...]

From Ugly Duckling, to Swan… Unitex refreshes The Block Gatwick Facade2018-10-12T09:53:40+10:00

Industry Leaders meet to discuss Safe Cladding in Residential Housing

Industry Leaders meet to discuss Safe Cladding in Residential Housing Melbourne’s weather came to the party when Industry stallwart, Andrew Concannon, met with industry heavyweights Russell Bielenberg (Manufacturing and Product Development Foamex Group Pty Ltd) and Justin Kelsey (General Manager Foamex Group Pty Ltd)). The group met to discuss the important issues: Media using ‘Fake [...]

Industry Leaders meet to discuss Safe Cladding in Residential Housing2017-08-04T14:26:14+10:00

Unitex Base Board cladding: the quality original

Unitex Base Board cladding:  the quality original.   Pirating a dodgy copy of Game of Thrones does not compare with a legitimate original.  Similarly, shoddy substituted cladding does not compare with safe, reliable accredited Base Board systems. Base Board is not only safe, warranted and accredited, it also saves money. The ‘Grandfather of EIFS’, Andrew [...]

Unitex Base Board cladding: the quality original2017-07-31T17:18:35+10:00

Recent Customer Concerns  – the fallout from the London Cladding Inferno.

Recent Customer Concerns  – the fallout from the London Cladding Inferno. Given the recent horrific high-rise tower fire in London, and subsequent death toll, it is natural that builders and owners are concerned and looking into the materials used on their buildings.  A recent conversation between a Unitex customer and our Technical Director illustrates this: [...]

Recent Customer Concerns  – the fallout from the London Cladding Inferno.2017-06-22T16:14:49+10:00

Authorities catch up to Unitex thinking

Authorities catch up to Unitex thinking The continuing saga of high-speed building fires caused by unregulated and non-accredited cladding has been big news in Australian media, and is also causing huge headaches in the Middle East. Skyscraper after skyscraper are going up in flames, often taking less than 30 minutes to ignite top to bottom.  [...]

Authorities catch up to Unitex thinking2016-04-01T11:52:49+10:00

Unitex teams up with local know-how for iconic Temple

When a local Buddhist Temple wanted to expand, and create a new landmark in the Springvale area, their builder turned to Unitex expertise to create bespoke moulds, custom designed and made in Unitex Head Office, Dandenong. Working closely with the building team, the owners, and Unitex’s network of installers, the plan came together and the [...]

Unitex teams up with local know-how for iconic Temple2016-02-25T15:02:31+10:00

Unitex faithfully recreates custom architectural mouldings for Newport Church.

Author: Nate Ward, Digital Marketing Manager, Unitex. As reported by ABC News, a historic church in Newport was damaged by strong winds: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-01/damaged-church-in-newport-2jpg/4991670 A local resident had booked in a wedding at the church, which has been used by her family for three generations.  With only weeks until the wedding, the bride to be was [...]

Unitex faithfully recreates custom architectural mouldings for Newport Church.2015-11-23T16:38:01+10:00

Spotlight is on non-accredited Cladding: Disaster for the Australian Building Industry.

Spotlight is on non-accredited Cladding: Disaster for the Australian Building Industry. We have all seen the recent headlines and read the reports of disastrous construction events caused by non-accredited and non-compliant cladding, leaving both resident and developer in a legal minefield. Whilst we at Unitex empathise with the victims in these reports, we have long [...]

Spotlight is on non-accredited Cladding: Disaster for the Australian Building Industry.2015-11-23T16:39:42+10:00

December, Deregulation and Dust

Author: Siska Concannon, Marketing Manager, Unitex. Is it really that time of year again? Ensue headache…why not, may as well start early. In case you thought otherwise, I’m not even talking about Christmas. It’s that time of year when people are either winding down or beyond manic, more so the latter these days. Being in [...]

December, Deregulation and Dust2013-09-24T16:05:25+10:00

To Renovate or Sell…That is the question

Author: Siska Concannon, Marketing Manager, Unitex Granular Marble Pty Ltd Whether it is where Australians work, shop, play or live the Building and Construction Industry performs an integral role in Australia’s economic development and is highly responsive to trends in the business cycle and household spending. With manufacturing constituting 8.75% of the Australian workforce, third [...]

To Renovate or Sell…That is the question2013-09-24T16:04:57+10:00

The WOW Factor

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend one of the biggest horse racing events on the Australian calendar – Melbourne Cup. Now, there are not many out there (possibly slightly more females than males) that have left organizing their ‘look’ till now…alas I fall into that minority. Whilst on any other occasion this [...]

The WOW Factor2013-09-24T16:04:32+10:00

Carbon Tax…and Underground Homes

After watching what could only be the 1,000,000th repeat of Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day’ it got me thinking about our little planet and the possibility of having to live in bunkers to escape evil alien spawns. Not really, but it did get me thinking about what future we are leaving our children and our children’s children. [...]

Carbon Tax…and Underground Homes2014-05-12T11:02:22+10:00

Big Brother comes to Melbourne suburbia

Author: Siska Concannon, Marketing Manager, Unitex Granular Marble P/L I was struck by an article a colleague presented to me this week (Barclay, A, Boroondara Review Local, ‘Council outlaws mock mansions’, October 03, 2012) on the Boroondara councils unanimous ban on rooflines to, in short, discourage neo-Georgian and French provincial houses from being constructed in [...]

Big Brother comes to Melbourne suburbia2013-09-24T16:02:48+10:00

Quality v Price – The two heavyweights go head to head…

Author: Siska Concannon, Marketing Manager. Unitex Granular Marble Pty Ltd It has long been established that price is the tangible recognition of value – you wouldn’t expect to pay $10 for a Tiffany ring, in fact if you saw that price you would debate the authenticity and thus would surmise it to be a fake…to [...]

Quality v Price – The two heavyweights go head to head…2014-05-12T10:35:55+10:00