DesignBUILD 2017

LAROS Technologies and RAICO Bautechnik GmbH are exhibiting at the 2017 DesignBUILD Expo, held at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour.

Dates: Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th of May
Time: 9AM – 6PM

If you are around the area, feel free to swing by and see our booth at N15 and find out all about our high-performance timber facade systems.

Exhibit layout: http://designbuildexpo.com.au/wp-conte…/…/2017/04/070417.pdf

More info at: http://designbuildexpo.com.au

Canberra’s first commercial Passivhaus build

A Canberra child care centre is set to become Australia’s most energy-efficient commercial building.

The Torrens Early Learning centre will be the first commercial “Passivhaus” structure in the southern hemisphere, once construction is complete.

Read the full AllHomes article here.


Photos: Jamila Toderas

Curved Timber Roof Part II

Stage 2 – Complete!

Spectacular project in Melbourne is finally complete!

No one thought it could be done, but with the European smarts of HESS Timber & RAICO THERM+ H-I High Performance Curtain Walls and some clever design from the LAROS team, the doubled glazed curved roof for the Melbourne University College is now up! We can’t wait to see the building when it is complete!

Video footage of the construction will be available to view in the near future, to find out more about our high-performance thermally broken curtain wall technology head over to our RAICO page or simply contact us.

Keep an eye out for many more exciting projects that are coming up.

 

Curved Timber Roof Part I

Stage 1 – Complete!

Many thanks & congratulations to everyone from LAROS & Western Commercial Windows who was involved. It has been a successful outcome of the assembly on the ground.
Next stage… the LIFT, stay tuned for updates throughout the week!

HESS Timber + RAICO THERM+ H-I thermally broken double-glazed (12mm-8mm) curtain wall roof.

Early Christmas Present

Döpfner Timber Triple Glazed Main Door

Another wonderful ‘Spruce’ finish to the front door and another happy customer right before Christmas!

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Magnificent New Zealand Project

This outstanding building in Queenstown has a glorious “backyard” view of the mountains and scenery thanks to the recently fitted High-Performance Triple Glazed Döpfner Windows and Doors.  LAROS Technologies and the team at Eco Windows couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The photos and video below showcase the process of the installation and post-installation.

Feel free to contact us to find out more about our windows and doors or to arrange a quote for your new build or retrofit project.

Solutions used in this project:
High-Performance Triple Glazed Alu-Clad Döpfner Windows and Doors
Pro Clima Air-Sealing & Weatherproof Membranes and Tapes

Looks way easier than it actually was… ?
Posted by ECOWINDOWS LTD. on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

 


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KLH Cross Laminated Timber

LAROS Technologies is proudly representing KLH cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction timber solutions through-out Australia and New Zealand.

These solid cross-laminated timber elements are construction ready, suited for load-bearing, reinforced and non-load-bearing walls, ceilings and roof panels in a solid timber construction project.
Perfectly adaptable for the construction of a single-family home, multi-storey residential buildings, public buildings, administrative buildings, institutional buildings, commercial and extensions.

The panel thicknesses of the individual building components (wall, ceiling, roof) must be determined according to the static requirements. For normal room sizes in residential buildings we can assume walls from 94 to 128 mm (e.g. load-bearing interior wall on the ground floor of a 4-storey residential building) and ceilings from about 140 to 182 mm of panel thickness. A thorough static analysis is absolutely necessary.

Head over to our Timber Solutions page to find out more about these glorious CLT panels or come into our showroom to see and feel them in person.


Off Grid Passive Inspired House at Gundaroo

With thanks to Michael Mobbs at www.sustainablehouse.com.au and Sue & Danny O’Brian we would like to share an article written by the owners of a new PassiveHouse (Passivhaus) inspired house near Canberra.

 

This is a great read for those interested in building a new home in Australia, particularly though in colder climates such as Gundaroo & Canberra.

 

“In order to minimise our need for energy to heat the house during Canberra winters, when solar energy is in (relatively) short supply, we decided to build to PassivHaus standard. In other words, we’ve built a house in Canberra with NO heater….. and we’re not mad.”

 

“We’ve been in the house for 2 months now, and through warm sunny days, gloomy days and overnight temperatures of -6oC, the house has really shown that it is delivering on the promise. The temperature has not dropped below 19.2 degrees (even with the freezing nights) and has stabilised at a comfortable 21-23 oC during gloomy days and cool nights.”

 

Find the full article below:

http://www.sustainablehouse.com.au/michaels-blog/2016/7/12/off-grid-house-at-gundaroo-nsw

 

Bungendore Passivhaus Evening

The lights came on and the heaters whirred at the Bungendore School of Arts last Wednesday evening as 10 interested souls braved the night chills to learn about the principles of Passivhaus design and construction at a free Public Information evening conducted by Andreas, Glen and staff from LAROS Technologies.

 

The basic design principles and technologies for seamless thermal breaking, rigorous air sealing, energy recovery ventilation and control of solar gain through external blinds were discussed, and many folk expressed their appreciation for coming to understand the ‘package of ideas’ that go together to make a house with outstanding comfort, health and the smallest energy footprint – a Passivhaus.

 

Those with an ongoing interest to see just how Passivhaus designs and technologies can be incorporated into either a new build, or retrofit to an existing building, joined the Passivhaus Tour on Saturday afternoon, and saw, and felt, for themselves how these design principles come together to make comfortable, quiet and visually appealing homes.

 

If you’re thinking of building your new home, or want to find out what can be done to improve the comfort and energy footprint for your existing home, you may be interested to start with a look at resources at www.laros.com.au, and then perhaps book a time to come and visit the office at 2/5 Bodalla Place, Fyshwick (just opposite the Fyshwick Post Office) to discuss what can be achieved.

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