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Energy efficient building at its best! Foamfast
Today there are many benefits in building new rather than purchasing old technology in existing dwellings with existing problems.
There is no doubt that when buying a home, from now on and into the future, as energy becomes more and more expensive, one of the major considerations will be energy efficiency - or more importantly, a dwelling's energy star rating.
There are many factors that can affect this including direction a home faces, eaves, windows, insulation, and building material. Well there is one product that has excellent thermal properties, is lightweight, easy to construct and inexpensive!
Foamfast specialises in the manufacture of foam products and the lastest generation of lightweight composite building materials for external cladding, walling and fence systems.
Foamfast building panels are manufactured with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core and a strong reinforced render surface. Not only is foamfast Panel energy efficient but it is the quickest, cheapest and most flexible way to build for either large or small buildings, or multi-storey.
Foamfast also offer a diverse range of architectural mouldings that will add character to any building - they can also copy any moulding to match an existing dwelling.
- Window profiles
- Paparets, sills and hoods
- Circles, keystones and quoins
- Trusses and motifs
The foamfast building supplies include a range of prestige wall and fence panels, insulation panels and architectural mouldings. Foamfast Panel suits the following applications
- Courtyard walls
- Front fences
- Garden walls and seating
- Development entrances
- Residential, office and industrial prestige walling systems
- Insulation purposes
Foamfast Fence System
The foamfast fencing system is constructed of light weight fibreglass reinforced composite panels and supported by galvanised steel posts creating a solid, strong and easily constructed rendered wall or fence. The foamfast Fence System does not usually require expensive concrete footings, is rapidly erected and once rendered & textured, looks just like a masonry fence. Unlike hollow cement sheet fences, a big hit on the fence will only cause a small dent. Generally you can construct our fences without council approval to a height of up to 2m depending on the relevant council requirements and regulations.
With foamfast fencing, your imagination is the only limit to the style of fence you can build.
Great for the handyman, foamfast can supply all the requirements as well as providing all the help and advice you need - alternatively you can contact foamfast and they will find you the right builder to erect it for you.
Foamfast also supply all the accessories needed to finish the job including: trims, render, glue, mesh, texture and tools.
Foamfast - Thermawall Plus® Distributor
Thermawall Plus® is a new type of composite panel made from PerformGuard® -Termite Resistant expanded polystyrene (grade M) core. Perform GuardTM is an inorganic, environmentally safe and non toxic additive, used in the EPS production process to ensure termite resistance.
Thermawall Plus® comes pre-finished with an enhanced coating system and reinforced with fibreglass mesh and can be completed with a wide variety of plain and textured finishes. Each coating provides a high-impact-resistant waterproof membrane, resulting in a durable surface. Thermawall Plus® has excellent thermal properties, is lightweight, easy to install, and is adaptable to a variety of designs.
Thermawall Plus® is an external cladding board, which is used in both straight and curved wall applications. The panel is coated on one side to provide flexibility with strength and durability.
Suited to the following applications:
- External walls (cladding, infill panels etc)
- Complete building structures
- Sound barrier fences
- General purpose fences
- Lightweight bulkheads
- Ducting panels for air conditioning
Download brochure: Thermawall Plus® - Technical Specifications (PDF 1.2mb)
As the cost of energy and demand for air-conditioning in buildings continues to increase, so does the requirement for insulation with higher thermal properties.
IsoBoard is made from extruded polystyrene rigid foam, has closed cells with common sides, and is produced on a continuous, fully automated extrusion process, in accordance with international specifications and standards. IsoBoard not only outperforms its competitors when comparing long term retention of thermal resistance but requires little room and can easily be fitted under a flat or non cavity roof.
Foamfast Cutting Services
Foamfast is able to cut any possible shape you may require for your very own custom polystyrene, polyurethane and styrofoam (commonly known as "Blue Foam"), application .
Foamfast custom applications include:
- Garden and pool features
- Signage - display and exhibition
- Sheets of any thickness
- Packaging shapes for your product
- Floatation - pontoons, walkways
- Insulation - building, pipe and refrigeration
- Floral arrangement shapes
For more information visit the Foamfast website.
9 July 2009