The Evolution of Architectural Louvre Blades

Flat Z Louvre Blade

Louvres have been used in various forms for hundreds of years, just look at many churches and similar buildings and you will see large stone or timber louvres. These are generally simple, single blade arrangements which will often be very deep if they are providing rain defence. These days there are a variety of louvre systems […]

Ready for take-off: Melbourne Airport car park uses C/S products


Airports are busy places. With around 30 million passengers coming and going, Melbourne Airport is no exception. That’s why we are thrilled to be part of the facility improvements at Melbourne’s main travel hub. Melbourne Airport is developing a new seven-storey car park as part of a $370 million contract to build a new terminal […]

Quality Assurance at Construction Specialties

Quality Logo

Quality Assured, Every Time Quality excellence is something every company strives for, almost all assert, but few can substantiate their claims to customers and prospective clients. Here at Construction Specialties Australia, our commitment to superior management systems is paramount. We achieved recognition of our international quality standard in 1997 and have been quality evangelists ever […]

Acrovyn Imagine installed at the Ipswich Limestone Medical Centre


Door panel art plays starring role in Ipswich’s new medical centre The newly-built Limestone Medical Centre in Ipswich features innovative door and wall panels that combine protection with high quality, custom imagery that pays homage to the medical centre’s vital role in Ipswich’s development. Design architect Suzanne Wynter came up with a clever way to […]

What is Cradle to Cradle Design?


Cradle to Cradle (C2C) design is more than a ‘green’ approach to product development and manufacture. It advocates developing safe and sustainable manufacturing processes. C2C improves the way products are designed and made by: Using a process that conserves natural resources, protects employees and nearby communities and ecosystems Identifying all biological and chemical components in […]

C/S Performance Louvres Chosen for Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Redevelopment

C/S Acoustic Louvres with an extra outer blade

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment project includes two products that are star performers for C/S. The $120 million project is part of the Northern Sydney Local Health District redevelopment project, which replaces ageing health infrastructure with the STAR Building, a new multi-storey operating theatre complex. C/S has developed a range of performance louvre […]

Leave the Dirt Behind with Effective Entrance Flooring


Take a guess: How much of the dirt and grime that enters a building comes from the soles of shoes and the wheels of rolling equipment? If you said 85 per cent, you’re spot on. Here’s another one: How much dirt can a single square metre of carpet accumulate in two weeks in a building […]

A More Durable Alternative to Metal Parking Joint Covers


The strain put on expansion joint covers in parking structures is significant. But the test of time shows that steel and metal plates just aren’t up to the job. Eventually, metal parking joint covers loosen and deteriorate as a result of constant impact from cars and the deflection of the concrete slab. This deterioration can be unsightly—and […]

Earn Continuing Professional Development Points with Our Free CPD Seminars


Here at C/S Australia, we like to get to know you — our customers. And we also like to provide you with the latest industry information to keep you on top of your game. That’s why we regularly host free seminars around Australia. And we keep ‘em short and sweet, too. We know your time […]

Meet the newest addition to the Acrovyn range: Hydroclad – Hygienic Wall Cladding


If walls could talk, they’d have quite a story. And the new Acrovyn Hydroclad Hygienic wall cladding — the latest addition to the Acrovyn family — is no exception. Providing a hygienic and impact resistant surface for internal walls, Acrovyn Hydroclad is designed for areas where cleanliness is a top priority. It is especially effective for: […]