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Greenfield Building in Australia

Experts predict Australia’s population to double in the next 50 years, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting our population to increase to 42 million people by 2056.

Australia’s infrastructure needs to keep pace with this expected population boom. The Federal and State governments are looking to encourage and fund new initiatives aimed at anticipating this population growth by making our cities smarter, curbing congestion in urban population centres, increasing our national supply chain capacity and enhancing connectivity.

Join Weathertex together with the following respected construction industry panellists to discuss Greenfield Residential projects and foreseeable trends in Australia in the coming years.

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Chris Hayton, Principal at Rothelowman Architects

Principal at Rothelowman, a leading design studio that undertakes radical exploration to create bold and inspiring places for people and cities.

Passionate about the sustainable evolution of cities, their buildings, infrastructure and demographics, I am a part time teacher, ideas enthusiast and positive thinker. I am inspired by the power collective thinking brings to the process of turning concepts into reality.

As designers our ability to think laterally makes us uniquely skilled at unlocking complex puzzles. This positions us perfectly to successfully mediate the agendas of planners, politicians and those developing our cities.

Since first working in an architectural practice as a student, and now in my role as a practice Principal leading the national team in master planning and urban design, I have constantly sought progressive ways to drive positive change in the built environment. Much of my time is spent assisting clients and staff to realise the unseen opportunities in our projects.

Ben Mathers, General Manager (NSW) at MJH Multi Residential Projects

A successful career in Construction has lead Ben to his current position as General Manager – NSW at MJH Multi. MJH Multi is a specialist multi-residential building company within the MJH Group. Our repertoire spans the full range of low and medium density residential buildings and community facilities including residential estate construction, investor housing, villas, townhouses, defence and community housing, and independent living units within retirement villages. The MJH Multi Team has a strong reputation for delivering outstanding outcomes, reducing both project risk and workload for our clients.


9TH JULY 2020 - 12:30 PM (AEST)

Weathertex Natural Range – Staining & Treatments

The Weathertex Natural is a series of unprimed weatherboards and architectural panels that have been in the market since 2011, and were created with the environmentally responsible designer, architect or builder in mind.

The Weathertex Natural range offers a unique appearance with the characteristics and looks of raw undressed timber. Its surface is pressed to create a random woodgrain effect, showing the knots, grains and imperfections of natural wood. The Natural range is extremely versatile with a wide range of uses, treatments and applications. Leave it untouched to ‘silver off’, stain or seal it… the choice is endless!

It’s the only manufactured product in the world to receive Platinum Global GreenTag certification and also the only timber product to provide a 10 year warranty… want to know more?

Join Weathertex and the following key experts in the woodcare coatings field to learn more about best way to install, stain, protect and revitalise Weathertex Natural Range.

Douglas Curr – Technical Sales & Specification Manager, Cabots and Intergrain

Douglas Curr has extensive experience in the Paint & Timber Finishes industry. For over 5 years, Douglas has been the Technical & Specifications Manager for Cabot’s Premium Woodcare Brands, developing winning sales strategies and providing technical and product support to customer facing sales teams.  Prior to that, Doug worked for 7 years in Dulux Group as their Commercial Specification & Project Services Consultant. Cabot’s Timber Finishes are one  the leading woodcare products in Australia, manufacturing a wide range of stains, varnishes, clear finishes, oils, paints and polishes for the preservation and beautification of your timber at home.

Teresa Watters –  Architectural Specification Manager, Haymes Paint

Teresa Watters has been working for Haymes Paint for the last 2.5 years as their Architectural Specification Manager.  Originally from the UK, Teresa has worked in the paint industry for numerous of years including Wattyl in Commercial and Sigmakalon in the UK.  Haymes Paint are Australia’s largest independently owned paint manufacturer of exterior and interior paint with hundreds of paint stores around Australia.

Wendy Payne – Woodcare Business Development Manager, Haymes Paint

Wendy Payne has over 30 years’ experience in the Paint & Timber Finishes industry, now working for Haymes since 2011 as their Woodcare Business Development Manager. Over the last 30 years,  Wendy has worked with a range of timber coating companies and expanded her knowledge and understanding about the process of staining timber. Haymes Paint are Australia’s largest independently owned paint manufacturer of exterior and interior paint with hundreds of paint stores around Australia.

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Additions & Renovations

Renovations and additions can improve the value, liveability and sustainability of your home with careful planning, thoughtful design and a considered choice of materials.

Given the current economic climate, is there likely to be a greater demand for additions and renovations Australia?

Join Weathertex and key experts to discuss the benefits, challenges, design factors , material selection and more, when it comes to alternations and additions.

Anthony Windust, Director of Windust Architecture x Interiors 

Windust Architecture x Interiors is led by Anthony Windust. Anthony is a registered architect with more than twenty years’ industry experience. Prior to starting Windust, Anthony was a valued designer and project manager at two of Australia’s leading design architecture companies in Melbourne.

Jason Economos, Director of Beyond Build Constructions

Jason Economos is a co-founder and director of Beyond Build Constructions, a Sydney-based custom home building company. Carpenter by trade, Jason has a background primarily in residential construction with a specialisation in terrace renovation and extension. For the past three years, his company experienced a tenfold increase in sales and number of homes built, focusing heavily on providing quality build as well as value for his clients.

Lee-Anne Katz, Director of Studio Katz Architects

Lee-Anne is a registered architect with many years of professional industry experience. Prior to establishing her own architecture firm, Lee-Anne has held senior roles at various architecture companies and a lead role designing a major extension to the National Gallery of Australia. Lee-Anne graduated from UNSW with first class honours, was awarded the NSW Board of Architects prize and the RAIA Board of Architects NSW Architects Medallion.

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Benefits of Sustainable Building

Building construction currently consumes between 30-50% of raw materials worldwide. With significant growth taking place in the building sector, it’s important to make more informed choices when it comes to sustainable building with regards to the impact that material sourcing will have on the environment .

Sustainable construction goes beyond green building practices — structures are designed to have a lower environmental impact over their entire lifetime, while providing a normal level of comfort, durability, wellbeing and functionality for occupants.

Learn about the benefits (environment & wellbeing), challenges as well as any misconceptions of sustainable building.

Join Weathertex and five key experts in this field to discuss this topic in more detail:

David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International

Voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally,
David is a world-renowned sustainability and materials expert, Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, as well as CEO and Program Director of the Global GreenTagCertTM Certification Program, the world’s leading ‘Beyond LCA’ based product ecolabel, Certification Mark and Product Health Declaration (GreenTag PhD) and EPD Program Operators for healthy and environmentally conscious products on the planet. David is also a multi-award winning green building architect, author, Exemplar Global Lead Auditor, GBCA Materials Expert Panel member and Past President of the Australian LCA Society.

David Rowlinson, Campaign Manager of Planet Ark and Make it Wood

David hails from Lancashire, England and has lived in Australia since 1994. He studied Architecture at Sheffield University and also has an MBA from Macquarie University and a Master of Marketing from UNSW. Prior to joining Planet Ark in 2016 David was Marketing Manager then CEO of a major Sydney-based manufacturer of modular carpets used in all commercial building applications. His proudest achievement was the development of an industry-leading environmental sustainability agenda, including the unique Earthplus product reuse program.

Naomi Martin, Sustainability Manager Constructions of Mirvac Group

Naomi is responsible for delivering Mirvac’s ambitious ‘This Changes Everything’ Sustainability Targets throughout Mirvac’s Construction Business. In particular she works with construction projects to deliver on waste reduction and materials efficiency, recycling, community investment, social procurement and modern slavery initiatives.

Naomi is a sustainability professional with seventeen years of diverse environmental and sustainability experience across government, industry associations and consulting in Australia and the UK.   She has experience in driving sustainability across a range of scales, from national policy development at Green Building Council of Australia; to corporate strategy at Sydney Opera House; to environmental regulation at EPA Victoria; to detailed program delivery, project management, delivery and reporting at Sydney Opera House and Mirvac.

Dick Clarke, Principal of Envirotecture

Dick Clarke is principal of Envirotecture, is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years’ experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, as well as sustainable design in vehicles and vessels, and has received many Design Awards.  He holds a Master of Sustainable Futures degree (by research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS), on the topic of the effect of state and local planning instruments on the sustainability of the built environment.

He is Director of Sustainability, and Past President of the NSW Chapter, of Building Designers Australia (BDA). He is a Past President and Board Member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).

Dick currently sits on the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), the peak body representing industries committed to a sustainable built environment. He has been design director of many hundreds of projects 35 years, with sustainability as the major driver over that whole period (with the ever-changing understanding of what sustainability is), and his work has covered a wide variety of project sizes and types. Dick has edited the sought after book for designers, builders and home-owners, How to Rethink Building Materials.

Envirotecture offers design services to meet the needs of customers who want sustainable buildings that work, feel good, and are culturally appropriate – yet reduce their ecological cost toward zero.

Tony O’Connell, Director TS Constructions VIC

The desire to deliver an exceptional result for clients in all aspects of construction is what drives Tony O’Connell, a Director of TS Constructions. Tony commenced his construction career at a local volume builder, learning the basics of delivering a project on time and budget.

Seeking greater challenges, he joined TS Constructions in 2000 and accepted a partnership in the company in 2006.  He is a qualified MBA Green Living builder and has completed a Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Environmental Management) and a Diploma of Building and Construction.

Tony has the ability to take an initial concept from a client and develop it into a construction project that runs seamlessly from start to finish.  His knowledge of practical sustainability initiatives means that he can find solutions that are cost effective and provide long term benefits with minimal environmental impact.

Award Winning, TS Constructions has shaped the built environment with progressive and innovative designs for 25 years.  Capable of construction works in excess of $30 million in a single year, TS Constructions undertakes commercial and prestige domestic building projects in a limited geographical region, utilising their local knowledge to ensure the best, most cost efficient building for every client.

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Passivhaus Movement in Australia

Passive Housing looks like it could be ‘the next big thing’ in Australia. While it’s a relatively new idea here, it’s been around in Europe for a couple of decades. Originating in Germany in 1992 where it is known as ‘Passivhaus’, it has proved to be a very useful means of getting buildings of all types (not just residential) to provide high quality, low energy indoor environments.

If you’re thinking of building, designing or living in a Passive Home or want to know more about this topic, join Weathertex together with 2 very reputable panellists in this field.

Join Weathertex and two key experts in this field to discuss this topic in more detail:

Andy Marlow, Director Envirotecture and Passivhaus Design & Construct

Andy is a Director at Envirotecture, holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture, is a certified Passive House Designer and has extensive experience in sustainable design at a variety of scales. Andy is also currently a Board Member of the Australian Passive House Association.

Harley Weston, Managing Director Solaire Properties

An entrepreneur at heart, Harley is the Managing Director of Award Winning Solaire Properties comes from a background in exploration and geology. He has a strong understanding for science, environmental health and strategic business.  Solaire Properties first project was crowned “Brisbane’s most social responsible home” and their latest build set to be Australia’s largest architectural home with full passive house certification.

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Tiny House Movement in Australia

Australia’s homes are among the largest in the world but there’s an increase momentum behind the downsizing trend. Now, people are starting to understand that good things really can come in small (or tiny) packages.

Housing affordability, simple way of living and sustainability are some of the main triggers that many people are considering living small or tiny.

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Grant Emans, Director of Designer Eco Tiny Homes will be joining Weathertex to discuss the benefits, challenges and some misconceptions about Tiny Housing and answer any questions you may have.

Family owned business, Designer Eco Tiny Homes offer design and construction package that specialises in environmental sustainability. Based on the Tiny House Movement in the USA, 2016 brought a new era for Grant when it came to design and construction where he ceased building the regular homes and focused primarily on the construction of tiny homes.

Designer Eco Tiny Homes

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Prefabrication Building in Australia

Modular prefabricated projects are on the rise in Australia, with more and more buyers turning to prefabricated options rather than the typical onsite build.
At present, five per cent of all homes are modular but that is expected to rise to as much as 25 per cent by 2025. Is this the inevitable future of construction in Australia?

Join Weathertex and four key experts in this field to discuss this topic in more detail:

Lester Raikes, Managing Director – Anchor Homes (VIC)

As one of our founding directors, Lester utilises his 15 years of design and construction experience to support his team, going above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.


Troy Chambers, Architectural Design Manager – Ausco Modular (QLD)

Troy has been an integral part of the Ausco Design team that has delivered education facilities, community centres and other modular designed projects over the last two years.


Ashley Beaumont, Director – Beaumont Building Designs and Ecoliv Buildings (VIC)

Ashley has been creating sustainable lifestyles through building design and construction for over 25 years. Dedicated to designing sustainable homes and commercial buildings, Ashley leads Ecoliv Buildings and Beaumont Building Designs sustainable design philosophy throughout both businesses. READ MORE


Ben Scott, Co-Founder and Managing Director – Uniplan (NSW)

Ben is Co-Founder and MD of Uniplan Group a manufacturer of modular homes and cabins in Armidale NSW. Having started Uniplan Group as a small three man family business it has now grown into a team of over 120 in Australia.


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1. Inspirational Designs Virtual Tool

Learn all you need to know how to use Weathertex’s Inspirational Designs Virtual Tool. Select from our gallery or upload your own photo and see how our wide range of products can transform your project. Inspirational designs made easy.

At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to;

      • Understand how our tool is used
      • Use Weathertex gallery or upload your own photo
      • Demonstrate how to use once upload your own photo
      • Show how samples can be ordered directly from tool
      • Show how you can print report outlining profiles and paint information
      • Show how you can share
      • Show how the tool can be used from a builders/designers perspective
      • Show it can be used on renders
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Customer Zoom Meetings

Besides from our large webinars, Weathertex have also introduced Customer Zoom video meeting capabilities. This will allow our customers to still continue communication with us in a similar face-to-face arrangement. Please contact your Business Development Manager or email us on marketing@weathertex.com.au if you are interested in the following:

  1. Project/Technical video meetings with you and your colleagues to discuss specifications, product information, take offs and/or obtain technical advice
  2. An exclusive CPD video Presentation with you or your firm.


1.  Building Sustainably with Timber

If sustainably sourced, timber is undoubtedly one of the most environmentally-friendly building materials currently available, being a natural carbon sink and truly renewable.

With an overwhelming global shift towards environmentally-focused sustainable designs, more and more specifiers are turning towards timber as a building material for its sustainability, aesthetic qualities, ease of transport and speed of construction.

This presentation run by Weathertex clarifies the benefits for using sustainable products during construction, compares timber to other building materials as well as examining greenwashing and the various third party accreditations available within the building industry.

At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to;

• Examine the reasons & benefits for using sustainable construction products
• Learn how timber embodies energy and is the ultimate renewable resource
• Learn about the carbon cycle and the benefits of timber
• Compare how timber cladding rates against other materials
• CLT in Australia
• Examine various third party sustainability certification organisations and understand the concept of ‘greenwashing’
• Learn the difference between EPD vs LCA
• Learn how Australia rates against the rest of the world

CPD Presentation accredited by AIS. 1 Formal CPD Point.

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14TH JULY 2020 - 12:30 PM (AEST)

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Learn all you need to know about condensation and mould within stud wall construction.

Upon successful completion of this CPD webinar, participants will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the following learning outcomes:
•  History – factors contributing to increased condensation
•  Mould – risks and possible damage
•  Condensation & Vapour – the Science
•  Solutions – address the issue
•  R Values – clarifying the facts

CPD Presentation accredited by AIS. 1 Formal CPD Point.

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8TH JULY 2020 - 12:30 PM (AEST)

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3.  Fire Safety when using Timber Cladding

Timber cladding is an increasingly popular choice for Australian commercial and domestic buildings due to its striking natural aesthetic, durability and low environmental impact. However the strong fire-resistant qualities of timber are often unknown or poorly understood.

This presentation clarifies combustible and non-combustible materials, the science of how timber reacts in a fire, and the building codes in relation to timber cladding and compliance.

At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to;

• Examine the nature of recent non-compliant cladding incidents
• Recognize the fire resistant properties of timber
• Describe in detail the DtS applications for timber cladding in the NCC

CPD Presentation accredited by AIS. 1 Formal CPD Point.

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30TH JULY 2020 - 12:30 PM (AEST)

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