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The Differences Between U-Values Around the World

The Differences Between U-Values Around the World We often get asked about our U-values, and how they compare with those of other products. Firstly though, what are U-values? U-values are an important metric when determining the energy efficiency of glass windows and doors. It is a measure of both how well a window or door […]

How Does Airtightness Relate to Ventilation: A Beginners Guide

How Does Airtightness Relate to Ventilation: A Beginners Guide When we, and a lot of the industry talk about building airtight, we often use the term ‘leaky’. But what exactly quantifies ‘leaky’ or ‘airtight’? Unfortunately, there isn’t a global standard. New Zealand’s building code defines an air change per hour (ACH) of less than 5 […]

The Importance of Air-tightness and Ventilation in Summer

The Importance of Air-tightness and Ventilation in Summer With the first of our summer heat waves upon us, it is important to understand the value of air-tightness and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) during such hot days. But usually, air sealing solutions are framed as a solution to cold climates, keeping the warmth inside the house. […]

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 Køb Kamagra hvis du prøve et andet potensprodukt – Friday 5th of May Time: 9AM – 6PM If you are around the area, feel free to swing by and see our booth […]

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. 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! […]

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.

University College HESS Timber + RAICO Curved Roof

Exciting news, a big project is underway in Melbourne. A retrofit installation of a curved HESS Timber + RAICO THERM+ H-I thermally broken double-glazed (12mm-8mm) curtain wall roof is going to be a site to gaze at, it’s all happening at the University College.