Design

  • Timber floor adhesives: Polyurethane vs FloorBond XMS

    For a great looking timber floor installation that is both safe and easy to install, selecting the right tools and materials makes a difference. When it comes to timber flooring adhesive, Polyurethane (PU), the basis of popular products such as Bostik’s UltraSet SF, has been the ‘go-to glue’ for many...
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  • How to build healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient homes

    Australia has one of the harshest climates in the world. This means selecting the right wall wrap, roof sarking, insulation and ventilation directly impacts the comfort and durability of the homes you build. At Dahlsens we stay continually abreast of the latest approaches and products for effective climate control in...
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  • Energy efficient construction: how to prevent condensation

    The drive for energy efficient buildings has resulted in higher levels of insulation in the roof space and walls, as well
 as reduced air leakage due to modern, energy-conscious building practices. While these new construction methods have delivered significant energy-savings, they have also dramatically changed the temperature and moisture balance...
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  • Contemporary beach side design: how to get it right

    A pair of townhouses in the picturesque coastal destination of Safety Beach, on the Mornington Peninsula, showcase a contemporary, beachy design that’s built to last. Completed in 2015 by new building and development company One Project, these dwellings have been built from materials that create a modern beach-chic façade that...
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  • Fire safety: how to select the right fire separating walls

    Fire separating walls are proven to improve the overall fire safety of a building and are now a requirement for Australian construction projects. The required level of fire resistance for external walls near a boundary and walls that separate one occupancy from another are specified in the National Construction Code...
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  • Eight ways cassette flooring can improve your build

    What is cassette flooring? Cassette flooring systems can provide a cost effective way to swiftly construct a complete working platform in as little as a few hours. With their innovative design and easy installation cassette flooring systems can result in: 1) Improved quality Cassettes are pre-fabricated off-site in a factory...
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  • Supplier spotlight: globally recognised provider of door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY

    Dahlsens is proud to work in close partnership with global success story ASSA ABLOY, a leading provider of door opening solutions. Who are ASSA ABLOY? ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent locks and security solutions. Its products account for more than one in ten lock and security...
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  • Why composite construction is a growing market?

    Over the last decade, the Australian construction industry has seen the rapid adoption of mixed material designs used on small lots and multi-residential developments, also known as composite construction. The result of these construction changes is design diversity. So why the sudden change? The high cost of bricks Clay bricks...
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  • Environmentally friendly decking: what solutions can work for your project

    In recent years, merbau has virtually become the byword for decking. But it needs a break, and there’s a multitude of reasons why. Much of the merbau on the market is not sustainable Merbau is a slow growing species that takes 75 to 80 years to reach commercial size. Once...
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