Australia’s spending habits have changed dramatically during April 2020. We review some of the more popular DIY paving projects home owners have taken on as they remain house-bound during lock down.
A popular trend over the last few years is for families to create new Christmas traditions that go above and beyond the typical acts of gift giving. Instead of exchanging one gift or a few small gifts with each family member, such as clothing items or trinkets or toys, often the focus now is on large gifts that address the practical needs of each family member instead of a list of needless wants.
In 2016 the Detroit Zoo completed installation of a permeable paving parking lot. The largest of its kind in the United States, this 215-space lot was installed as part of the zoo’s continuing efforts to lead the way on green construction initiatives.However, what the Daily Tribune failed to mention in its coverage is that porous pavement is far from a new invention. In fact, it’s been around since the last century, and it was commonly used all over Europe in buildings as a way to save on costs.
London is currently undertaking the task of flood control along an old creek bed called Counters Creek. Initially, the streambed became part of the Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer network in the 19th Century. Population growth led to more construction right over the top of this old creek bed and current sewer system. Over the years, this creek was lost in the annals of history but is once again making a name for itself.
Porous paving, at first glance, looks like the sort of technology we would create in response to many of the conditions we face in the modern-day. Continue reading “How Old is Porous Paving?”
Our company director, Tori Newton, has just returned from an epic 15day trek to Sagarmatha, Nepal – also known as Everest!!
Our company director, Tori Newton, has just returned from an epic 15day trek to Sagarmatha, Nepal – also known as Everest!! Continue reading “Taking StoneSet to new heights”
The 13 storey Melbourne city complex, Fawkner Towers, was in need of a refurbishment to the popular roof top areas. The dated terracotta tiles were no longer in-line with the evolving atmosphere, and a change had to be made.
Continue reading “Roof top refurbishment”
This year’s sustainability awards, hosted by Building Product News at the stunning Doltone House, Sydney, showcased some of the highest quality and environmentally driven projects completed of late. Continue reading “2014 BPN Sustainability Awards Dinner”