Case Studies
  • ACO hygienic drainage design promotes food safety 26 April 2018

    ACO has made a strong commitment to hygienic drainage systems with its HygieneFirst philosophy that ensures all ACO grates, gullies and channels are completely cleanable. Designed to help to achieve the greatest possible hygiene levels for food production and retail facilities, ... Continue Reading

  • Preserving plumbing in Port Arthur 19 February 2018

    Extensive upgrades to the infrastructure at Port Arthur’s heritage-listed penitentiary building has unearthed relics of convict-era plumbing. Deborah Andrich reports. The penitentiary building at Port Arthur is one of the most photographed historical sites in Tasmania. The site is a key tourist ... Continue Reading

  • Drain inspection and cleaning… the future of the industry? 19 February 2018

    The drain snake has stood many a drain cleaning plumber in good stead through the years and to a large extend still does. Technology however, continues to make leaps and bounds to give greater functionality. Deborah Andrich reports. For plumbers looking to ... Continue Reading

  • Bursting the flexi-hose bubble 19 January 2018

    According to research conducted by general insurer IAG, flexible braided hoses accounted for 22% of water damage claims in Australian households in 2016, with the claims most likely to be for kitchen and bathroom damage. IAG has even labelled flexible ... Continue Reading

  • Plastec Compact Floor Waste Gully 12 September 2017

    Another great innovation from the team at Plastec Australia is a new range of compact Floor Waste Gullies. These gully kits have been designed to require significantly less ceiling space for installation than most regular gullies in the marketplace today. They will ... Continue Reading

  • Enware’s new Vitreous Basin Range 23 August 2017

    Enware has just released a new range of Vitreous Basins with new models being offered as replacements for products in our current range being discontinued by our manufacturer. Enware’s quality range of basins are European designed and manufactured to the highest ... Continue Reading

  • Cross connection control and backflow prevention 7 August 2017

    Peter Wenning recently applied for scholarship funding from the International Specialised Skills Institute to see for himself the state of the sector in North America. His main goal was to bring back information to apply to the Australia sector and to ... Continue Reading

  • Building Ministers’ Forum takes action 11 July 2017

    The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) has been working tirelessly on proactive and appropriate responses to building fires to ensure high-rise buildings are safe and the enforcement systems are robust. The efforts have gained significant momentum since the 2014 Lacrosse Apartment ... Continue Reading

  • HFT bring in new pipe stoppers 29 June 2017

    The Pipestoppers Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has introduced the Low Profile Stopper for all applications where there isn’t enough pipe length available for the regular Cylindrical or Spherical Stopper. “The Low Profile Stopper can fit into a pipe end ... Continue Reading

  • Hansgrohe Design Prize 2017 winners 26 June 2017

    The Hansgrohe Design Prize 2017 by iF winners have been announced, with five innovative design ideas sharing a total of €5,000 ($A7,471) in prize money. The international competition for young designers saw 493 concepts entered, 165 of which made it ... Continue Reading