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17th June 2024

How Can You Easily Incorporate Indigenous Art into Your Project

Designing with Country is an approach to design and planning that “recognises the unique systems of knowledge and ways of being of Aboriginal people”. Projects …

6th May 2024

Unlocking Sustainability: The Power of Recycled Timber in Modern Projects

The topic of sustainability in construction is stronger than ever before. As we navigate the pressures of climate change and the urgent need for environmental …

8th April 2024

Creating a Sense of Depth with Decorative Blade Panels

 Using blades and beams  Striking geometric effects that create visual depth are viable with SUPAWOOD. In the past, creating bespoke, contoured, and three-dimensional ceilings and …

1st March 2024

Acoustic Design for Education

Introduction Successful architecture means that rooms for speech must also be designed to facilitate clear communication with consideration to the function and layout of the …

17th August 2023

Vapour membranes – what are they & how do they affect a space?

What are vapour membranes? A vapour barrier or vapour membrane, also known as a vapour retarder, is a material used in construction to prevent moisture …

11th August 2023

Architecturally Sound. Part 2: How Flutter Echo Impacts a Space

In Part 2 of Architecturally Sound, we continue our exploration of acoustic phenomena in architecture with a look at flutter echo in Mayan Ball Courts. …

3rd August 2023

What has changed in the NCC 2022?

Most of the new provisions of NCC 2022 took effect on 1 May 2023 in all states and territories across Australia. There are three changes …

29th May 2023

Creating atmosphere and conveying brand through wall and ceiling linings: Part 2

Wayfinding is an essential component of building design, and architects have various tools at their disposal to facilitate navigation. One often overlooked yet highly effective …

9th May 2023

Six ways to apply biophilic design to workspace design

Biophilic design is an approach to design that incorporates natural elements and materials into built environments to enhance human well-being and productivity. When it comes …

14th April 2023

What is a Declare label and how is it used?

A Declare label is a product transparency label that provides information about the environmental and health attributes of building products. It is a voluntary program …

17th March 2023

Making an impact with ceiling design

Whether it be a commercial or residential project, ceiling design plays a significant role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal, improving acoustics, and defining an atmosphere. …

16th February 2023

How to measure basic walls before SUPAWOOD panel installation

Architectural projects can sometimes be difficult to measure when dealing with complex geometry, irregular shapes and forms, large surface areas, high ceilings, and buildings with …

20th January 2023

How Do I Ensure Perfect Acoustic Panel Installation?

For over 20 years, SUPAWOOD has been integral to Australia’s most notable architectural projects demanding the most advanced acoustic performance. Working in collaboration with architects, …

17th November 2022

The Versatility of ALUCLICK

SUPAWOOD developed ALUCLICK as a lightweight click-lock beam system several years ago to provide designers and builders with an aesthetically robust alternative to solid timber …

27th October 2022

Panel Setting Out: Installing SUPASLAT Timber Panels & SUPASLAT Aluminium Panels

This blog aims to assist installers, builders, specifiers, architects and project managers with setting out (determining the set-out points) before and during the installation of …

12th August 2022

Creating a Sense of Depth with 3D Wall & Ceiling Panels

Our 3D Panel Capabilities In the age of increasing dependence on technology, smartphones and flat screens, people are appreciating more than ever the views of …

27th July 2022

Are SUPAWOOD products sustainable?

At SUPAWOOD, we pride ourselves on designing, manufacturing and supplying our clients with fully compliant and sustainable solutions for their projects – with the ability …

23rd June 2022

Can SUPAWOOD Interpret My Acoustic Report?

Acoustics lie at the heart all of we do here at Supawood, that’s why Supawood is the market leader in the industry when it comes …

3rd June 2022

What changes were made to the Green Star building standard in 2022? Part: 1

Who are GBCA and what is the Green Star rating system? GBCA stands for the Green Building Council of Australia, who have been Australia’s leading …

5th May 2022

How do I link indoor and outdoor areas using panelling?

Linking indoor and outdoor areas is a growing trend, made more popular due to the proven health benefits of Biophilic Design. One of the challenges …

8th April 2022

What is wrong with using fire intumescent paint to achieve fire group numbers?

Some ​companies are ​promoting the ​use of fire ​intumescent ​coatings in ​order to ​achieve a Fire ​Group 1 or Fire ​Group 2 rating ​when using …

17th March 2022

How can I value manage timber slat ceilings?

The final cost for a timber slat installation can be influenced greatly by a few design or aesthetic decisions. Here we share our timber slat …

28th February 2022

Fabric panels compared to timber panels – for schools & restaurants

It might seem funny to compare schools and restaurants in this context, but when it comes to choosing between fabric or timber panels for aesthetics, …

23rd November 2021

Execution Phase Part 6: Onsite Integration

Here at SUPAWOOD, we endeavor to make our products not only to the highest possible standards of quality, but also have it easier to install …

12th November 2021

How will sustainability certification (Green star, FSC® or PEFC/21-31-150) requirements affect my project and my price?

Background: Supawood was founded as a business based on a set of criteria voiced by architects 21 years ago. We listened. Part of this criteria …

26th October 2021

Execution Phase Part 2: Project Management

Once finished with sales, a client and the specifics of their brief are handed through to our engineering & project management team. The project manager …

30th September 2021

Seismic Focus Part 1: Why do we have seismic requirements in Australia?

Australia does not sit across more than one tectonic plate like New Zealand, so does not have as many severe earthquakes. However, Australia still has …

9th September 2021

How much do timber acoustic panels cost?

Timber acoustic panels are typically more durable than foam or fabric style acoustic panels, but they also require a larger investment. Therefore, one of the …

5th August 2021

The Problems & Dangers with using Natural Timber Veneer (and the solutions!)

Natural Timber Veneer has some advantages that cannot be achieved with artificial surfaces such as laminates, no matter how realistic they may be. What we …

13th July 2021

What is considered a non-combustible wall?

The BCA stipulates critical elements of a building to be non-combustible, so that in the event of a fire, the failure of these components or …

7th June 2021

Which Lining Products Are Compliant?

Since May 2019, the revised test standard for NCC 2019, C1.10, regarding the fire rating of internal linings or materials, has been confusing architects, builders, …

20th May 2020

Building Surveyors And Bca Compliance Under Ncc2019

Use of decorative timber slats and beams for internal walls and ceilings The combustibility of building materials has been covered widely in the news after …

27th November 2019

SUPAWOOD Products Meet NCC/BCA Fire Safety Criteria

Combustible cladding has been the focus of new legislation due to recent tragedies like the Lacrosse fire. Failure to ensure your design is built to code …

12th June 2019

Why Can an AS/ NZS 3837 Not Be Used For a Lining With Gaps or Spaces?

Recently, the combustibility of building materials has been covered widely in the news after some devastating tragedies. A worldwide movement to reform regulatory control and …

4th February 2019

The Benefits of Wood-Based Decorative Wall Panels

There are many benefits to utilising wood-based materials in a building’s interior. Its many properties make it highly suitable for use in different applications. Here …

28th September 2018

Designing Brick and Mortar Stores with ALUCLICK

Today’s shopping centres are growing, not just in numbers, but in size and function. Shopping is no longer the only goal of consumers. Rather, shopping …

10th March 2018

Why Do Acoustics Matter in Restaurants?

Good food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere contribute to a stellar dining experience. When customers dine in a restaurant, they want the full experience. …

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