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Roofing Tile Association of Australia Releases Guidance Note on Fixing of Concrete & Terracotta Tiles

Roofing Tile Association of Australia Releases Guidance Note on Fixing of Concrete & Terracotta Tiles | Roofing | Scoop.it

This guidance note is issued by the Roofing Tile Association of Australia
(RTAA) on behalf of all Australian manufacturers of concrete and terracotta tiles.


For further information on this topic please contact the relevant roof tile
manufacturer.
 

http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/newsflash-483-roof-tiles-guidance-note.pdf

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The concrete and terracotta tiles have to be changed in certain zones.

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Think Brick Awards 2015 Now Open for Entries

Think Brick Awards 2015 Now Open for Entries | Roofing | Scoop.it
In 2015 Think Brick Awards continues to be Australia’s Richest Design Awards with $10,000 prize money for each of the five categories.
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An excerpt from the message of

Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO of Think Brick Australia:


The Roof Tile Excellence Award recognises architects who use concrete and terracotta roof tiles in their residential and commercial buildings designs.


The Horbury Hunt Awards continue to celebrate brick and the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award rewards masonry in the area of landscape and urban design.


The Think Brick Awards provides a $10,000 cash prize for each category, along with the chance to win the Grand Prix Award - a trip for two to Venice Biennale 2016.


In 2015 we invite you to enter Brickville featuring Roofville, Blockville and Paverville.

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Why Terracotta is Excellent Roof Tiles Material

Why Terracotta is Excellent Roof Tiles Material | Roofing | Scoop.it

Terracotta tiles are crafted from select natural clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100°C for exceptional character and strength with high colour retention and negligible maintenance requirements.



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Why Choose Terracotta Roof Tiles?

Colour Retention
Long Lasting
Salt Safe & Frost Resistant
Thermal Performance
Acoustic Performance
Low Maintenance
Fire Resistance
Rainwater & Tank safety

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Why It's Good to Come Home to Tile - Monier Lists Benefits

Why It's Good to Come Home to Tile - Monier Lists Benefits | Roofing | Scoop.it

Monier asks those who are looking for roofing material to try out this simple exercise:


Pick up a roof tile. Simply feeling its thickness and strength will tell you that apart from looking good, tiles will make a substantial and hardwearing roof for your home. Cultures throughout Europe and Asia have thought so for centuries and have continued to use tiles because of their beauty and resistance to the natural elements.

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Roofing leader lists the top benefits of tile as roofing material:


Lifetime durability
Superior soundproofing
Choice and flexibility of tiles
Longevity (100 years or longer)
Warmth and cool -- thermal mass advantage

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Special Report Compares Cool Roofs Vs. Dark Roofs

Special Report Compares Cool Roofs Vs. Dark Roofs | Roofing | Scoop.it

It started with an article on a study out of Berkeley Lab in California, which concluded that white roofs outperformed black roofs economically as well as environmentally. It called for the phasing out of dark roofs in hot climates, especially those prone to heatwaves. This would save energy costs, protect against the urban heat island effect and tackle climate change.



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The report rounds up the expert opinion of manufacturers and sustainability expert Dr Chris Reardon, checks the councils such as Pittwater and Woollahra to see why they don’t like light roofs; takes a look at City of Melbourne’s study; and even the argument for dark roofs.


Study respondents  include:
Monier
Boral
Roof Tile Association of Australia
BlueScope Steel
Dr Chris Reardon

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