The DesignBUILD expo has become the flagship exhibition for design, building and construction industry trades and professionals to gather inspiration, advice and information, which has seen industry associations and leading companies return to the show to share, teach, inspire and educate.
With over 250 exhibitors, industry associations such as Master Builders NSW (MBANSW), Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), as well as Principal Partner ASKIN and VEK Tools sponsored Tool Demonstration Stations, DesignBUILD Sydney 2013 has something for everyone.
Materials and Structures:
From the innovative to the sustainable, fire, water and heat insulated DesignBUILD exhibitors have the most comprehensive building materials on show. Talk to the manufacturers to see what materials and products best suit your project, budget and environmental concerns.
ASKIN – Through all stages of planning, manufacturing, installation and handover, ASKIN are the experts in performance panels for external walls and facades, internal walls and ceilings, temperature controlled and clean facilities, roofing, doors and windows.
CSR - CSR is the name behind some of the market's most trusted and recognised brands providing building products for residential and commercial construction. They boast products like energy efficient Viridian™ glass, Bradford™ insulation and lightweight Hebel® concrete to make Australian homes more energy efficient and are committed to innovating products right across their portfolio targeting the buildings of the future.
Kingspan - Kingspan Group is a leading provider of a range of sustainable products for the construction industry including the manufacture of insulated panels, rigid insulation boards, raised access floors, steel frame and timber frame off-site solutions, environmental and renewable fuel & water storage solutions and hot water systems.
Weathertex - Australian owned manufacturer of hardwood timber weatherboards and architectural panels, Weathertex puts sustainability and durability at the forefront of all its products. Made from environmentally sustainable Australian hardwood, Weathertex is an all-natural product with 97% hardwood, 3% natural wax and no chemical additives.
We all rely on computers, iPhones and other electronic devices to co-ordinate and control our daily life, so why not embrace the new technologies that make your working life easier? DesignBUILD exhibitors will have the latest applications on show so you can see, touch and try to save you time, money and hassle, including BIM specialists to keep you current on the latest modelling and integration methods.
Quote My Plans - The tendering process is traditionally very labour intensive, with design professionals spending hours on sourcing builders, sending plans and chasing quotes. QuoteMyPlans.com.au shifts the emphasis to working smarter, not harder. Plans are only posted once, and builders supply quotes according to exact specifications. This makes it easy to choose the best quote for every project – with builders quoting for all kinds of jobs from decks and pergolas to renovations, extensions and new houses.
Buildsoft - Buildsoft specialises in takeoff software, construction estimating software, preparation of bill of quantities, electronic takeoff as well as hard copy takeoff through the use of digitizers. The advanced takeoff and estimating software tools are used worldwide and are industry standard in Australia. If you need to estimate or take off quantities, then Buildsoft's estimating & takeoff software is the solution.
BuildLogic - Specialists in estimating and project management software that integrates seamlessly with MYOB. Buildlogic will help construction companies manage their business from quote to invoice. Software includes modules for estimating, contract management, subcontractor management and MYOB integration. To ensure you optimise your software Buildlogic also provides a consulting framework, which not only includes training and implementation but consulting that helps you to streamline your business outcomes.
Oudoor design isn’t just about the finished landscaping – it’s about the appeal and functionality of the overall façade and it’s integration with the inside. Outdoor features at DesignBUILD will include deck, window and outdoor access suppliers with the best new solutions on show.
Safetyline Jalousie- Created in France by Technal and now distributed by Safetyline Jalousie in Australia, Safetyline Jalousie windows offer modern styling, increased functionality and impenetrable security. With spans of up 1.4m they are the widest louvre windows available on the Australian market. Easy to install, custom-made Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows can be used in a wide variety of domestic and commercial applications
Gorter Hatches - Gorter Hatches supplies maintenance free access products for access to roof, floor, ceiling and wall spaces. All Gorter roof and floor access hatches are equipped with a counter balanced closing and assisted opening system, which allows safe and practically effortless operation of your hatch. Innovative rooftop terrace hatches will be on show this year.
NewTechWood– NewTechWood® is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of composite decking, railing and site furnishings. NewTechWood® has earned a worldwide reputation in the manufacturing of attractive, innovative, and dependable wood plastic composite materials. With rich color variations, from deep chocolate tones to smoky wisps of grey, with natural wood grains, there’s a perfect colour for every project.
Every building needs reliable and efficient energy solutions and usually safe hot water as well, which is why DesignBUILD will host leading urban utility suppliers so you can hear all about the latest innovations in the ever-advancing field of energy applications and technology.
Urban Energy- Market leaders in their field of congeneration and solar thermal solutions, Urban Energy specialise in providing clients with engineered solutions that are both innovative and environmentally responsible. Urban principal engineering disciplines are mechanical services, environmentally sustainable design, electrical, hydraulic and acoustic installation, project management and fully extended maintenance agreements. Urban Energy has enjoyed a 300% growth over the last two years whilst increasing its expanding range of Cogeneration (or combined heat and power) Trigeneration.
For many trades, it’s not just about the products they install, it’s about installation efficiency and we all know how having the right tool for the job makes life easier. The DesignBUILD exhibitors will have the industry’s latest advancements on show, not just to see, but to try at the dedicated VEK Tool Demo Stations and buy at special expo only pricing.
VEK Tools – As Australia’s leading tool specialist store, VEK Tools will have hundreds of tools on display with an expert team onsite ready to demonstrate and discuss new applications, upgrades and advancements and with plenty of big brands on board including Milwaukee, Metabo, Dewalt, Sidchrome, Panasonic and more, tradies can get their hands on the latest equipment at discounted expo pricing.
RIDGID – Every tool that bears the RIDGID brand is engineered to the same high standards of quality, strength, and endurance as was that first heavy-duty pipe wrench more than 80 years ago. The product collection spans from Pressing Technology, Drain Maintenance, Diagnostics and Locating, Pip and Tubing Tools, General Purpose, Wet/Dry Vacs, Power Tools, Air Tools and Outdoor Equipment.