Out with the old and in with the new! A complete factory roof replacement of 1,000m2 was completed in just 7 days!
The existing roof was heavily deteriorated due to the corrosive manufacturing environment inside, making it unsafe to walk on and a challenge to replace without lengthy shut-down periods for the company. Ortech has developed a new ‘Demolition frame’ which allowed safe, trafficable access around its perimeter for tradesmen to prepare each module for removal.
The new Ortech modules were pre-assembled and stacked at ground level, with roof decking already fixed, ready for crane hoisting with the Durra Lifting Frame.
While also providing fast and safe installation, the Ortech ceiling system was an obvious solution to protecting the steel work from the factory’s corrosive environment.
What an incredible ceiling! Crown Roofing WA has just finished up with Trinity College Chapel in Western Australia. The roof and ceiling was completed in just 15 days which is a testament to our Ortech Ceiling System. The large size, self supporting and walkable load bearing capacity of Durra Panel, makes for a safe, rapid and economical installation.
What’s even more interesting, is that the original ceiling that’s been replaced, was actually old Durra boards installed in 1964!
What an amazing 2018 it was! One of our busiest years yet with some export and major domestic projects. We finished the year off with our final lift for the Auckland Convention Centre, a landmark project for us in New Zealand.
We’ve got big things happening in 2019. We’ll continue to work on a large factory in Indonesia, which will have over 40,000M2 of our walkeable ceiling on site. Our small home design & build programme is rapidly expanding and a display village is growing at our site in Bendigo.
We hope everyone is as excited for 2019 as we are!
What an incredible week it’s been attending and presenting at the Acoustics 2018 Adelaide, the annual conference of the Australian Acoustical Society.
With its theme of “Hear To Listen”, Acoustics 2018 Adelaide included plenary sessions addressing the impact of science and technology on acoustics and amenity, whether it be internal spaces, environmental, or latest areas including acoustic pattern classification. Other major streams will address Airport/Road/Railway noise, standards and guidelines, including those from EPA’s, Underwater Acoustics/Marine Bioacoustics, and Vibration.
Durra Panels have a tried and proven track record for low frequency noise control. Durra Building Systems can be designed to meet your specific acoustic needs; noise reduction and reverberation control, which makes Durra systems ideal choices for airports, hotels, arenas and theatres, just to name a few. Durra Panel is the labour saving alternative to expensive multilayer plasterboard ceiling and wall systems. Compress your build time and save money with Durra Panel.
We’re in the early stages of a new project at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, part of the University of Melbourne.
A small project but completely custom based on the requirements of our client and the existing building. Versatile in application, Durra Steel Sections are available according to span and general project requirements and are suited to level, curved or raking roof designs.
Stay tuned for some progress pics!
Another impressive fire test for clients from New Zealand. Our Durra Panels have a one hour fire rating, and are a unique, naturally fire resistant product that releases no dangerous toxic chemicals, no flaming droplets combined with a low smoke density index. The carbonising action of the straw core when exposed to flame retards fire penetration of the panel.
The responsibility of ensuring environmentally sustainable design rests with us all. Every inch of Durra Panel is 100% natural and recyclable. The Durra manufacturing process combines heat and pressure to form a solid panel core. No chemical binders are needed as a natural polymer in the straw fibre is released during this process and acts as a binding agent. As a result, Durra generates no toxic waste. Durra Panel is an innovative building material that meets the needs for today’s ‘green’ construction industry.
At Marist College Bendigo, A new multipurpose sports facility is now under construction that will serve both the new school precinct and the local area as a whole.
The new sports facility will feature Durra Panel Acoustic Pattern in the roof/ceiling system. A high impact resistant ceiling panel that provides both echo control and noise isolation in one. Available in most Dulux colours, the Durra Steel Sections were also supplied with a powder coat paint finish to match.
The 850m2 of Ortech acoustic roof and ceiling system was installed using the Durra Lifting Frame, a fast and safe method of construction. Large modules of Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections were assembled on ground and stacked on top of each other to save space on site in preparation for lifting. The modules are then crane hoisted using the Lifting Frame and bolted on to the structure. Once complete, Durra Panel provides a safe trafficable work platform to enhance the roof installation process, no safety mesh or roof raisers required.