Case Studies - Sustainable Building Solutions

Boral Concrete Agitator

Boral moves to combat climate change

Boral trials use of sustainable alternative fuels - Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - to power Boral Concrete agitators. Boral CEO Rod Pearse says this environmental sustainability initiative also makes business sense. Compared to the Diesel alternative, CNG cuts transport fuel costs by 60% and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 7%.

Boral ensures 'EVERY DROP COUNTS'

Boral ensures 'EVERY DROP COUNTS'

Each day, businesses across Sydney use enough water to fill 300 Olympic sized swimming pools. This amount is almost one-third of Sydney's total water use. The Sydney Water Corporation is working to actively reduce the amount of water entering the environment and conserve our water supply with initiatives to save water, save money and save the environment.

Boral Silkwood™ Flooring

Boral Silkwood™ Flooring

Finally the soft, silky, natural (Australian) timber floor you've always dreamt of. Boral Silkwood engineered flooring is the latest innovation by Australia's leader in timber flooring. Specifically developed for the Australian market, Silkwood provides mid-gloss finish flooring in Australian species timber, pre-finished for easy and quick installation with no mess and no fuss.

Terracotta Shingle™ Roof Tiles

Terracotta Shingle™ Roof Tiles

For developer Mirvac, Boral Roofing's new Terracotta Shingle™ Roof Tiles provided an alternative to metal roofing, satisfying contemporary design elements and functioning at a low pitch in extreme marine conditions.

  • 'Exposure Grade' terracotta shingles designed to withstand extreme climate conditions
  • Ideal for building in coastal areas
  • The only Terracotta Shingle™ designed for use at a roof pitch of 15°
  • Flat profile provides greater design flexibility - suited to flatter roof designs and height restrictions.

Boral's Hydrapave™ - a unique 'green' paving solution

Boral's Hydrapave™ - a unique 'green' paving solution

Boral's Hydrapave™ - a unique 'green' paving solution Used at the Yerrabi 2 Estate at Yerrabi Ponds, Gungahlin ACT, Boral's unique Hydrapave™ Stormwater Source Control System is a permeable paving solution for control of stormwater runoff and pollution. Boral Hydrapave™ benefits include;

  • reducing stormwater runoff and eliminating ponding, while allowing moisture to reach soil around newly planted trees
  • as fast and easy to lay as ordinary pavers
  • low capital cost and maintenance, no need for detention ponds and on-site natural treatment of pollutants.

Boral Quiet Living™

Boral Quiet Living™

The changes in our lifestyle and living habits over the past decade have meant that today, more than ever, noise is intruding into our daily lives. Houses are built closer together and attached dwellings and two-store homes are more common. More people live in the inner city areas and there has been an explosion in home cinema and digital home entertainment.

Boral abates Greenhouse gas {abatement; to decrease; reduce; stop}

Boral abates Greenhouse gas {abatement; to decrease; reduce; stop}

Boral has registered the first ever Large User Abatement Certificates (LUACs) in the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme (GGAS) after gaining accreditation for a series of fuel efficiency improvements at the Boral Cement facility in Berrima NSW.

Boral Masonry leads by design

Boral Masonry leads by design

Boral 'Sydney In Bloom 2005' Student Design Competition provided exciting opportunities for emerging designers and specifiers within the Landscape industry.

Nelsons Ridge - Sustainably better homes and GreenSmart too

Nelsons Ridge - Sustainably better homes and GreenSmart too

In a whole-of-life approach to quarry management, the Boral Quarry End Use business has seen the re-development of Boral's 100-year old quarry at Greystanes, NSW converted to a world-class residential community. The Nelsons Ridge development will incorporate 104 hectares of public open space, including green corridors and parklands together with approx. 1500 new dwellings.

Boral: A Brand for Sustainable Building Solutions

Boral: A Brand for Sustainable Building Solutions

Boral building products and construction materials are designed to meet the needs of our many customers, making a positive and lasting contribution to the way people live: In particular - the requirements of the increasingly demanding building codes and regulations in relation to key environmental and sustainability measures.

Boral Concrete - First in Environmental Plant Awards

Boral Concrete - First in Environmental Plant Awards

With the aim of achieving Best Practice Environmental Systems, Boral Concrete (NSW) Metro, Boral Country Concrete and Quarries NSW have staged an environmental awards coup - winning an outstanding 6 of 7 awards decided (across 8 categories) in the 2005/2006 Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Environmental Awards.

Sustainable Urban Development

Sustainable Urban Development

The Award winning Ecovillage at Currumbin is easily Queenslands finest example of sustainable urban development.

Return. Recycle. Rebuild. Midland Brick Recycling Initiative

Return. Recycle. Rebuild. Midland Brick Recycling Initiative

Midland Brick has been recognised by the Department of Environment and Conservation as a finalist in the 2006 WA Environment Awards for their brick and paver recycling initiative.

New Boral Masonry Plant - Shaping the future of wetcast masonry products

New Boral Masonry Plant - Shaping the future of wetcast masonry products

Boral Masonry now manufactures wet cast concrete masonry products from their new state of the art automated facility at Wacol in Queensland.

Boral Concrete & Quarries - Bridging the Gap

Boral Concrete & Quarries - Bridging the Gap

Lawrence Hargrave Drive is a spectacular section of coast road just north of Wollongong NSW. Many attempts have been made over the years to maintain the road in an open condition, none with long-term success. A maintenance resolution was not possible, and with the road posing a risk to public safety, a long-term answer was required.

Midland Acoustic Maxibrick - a sound solution

Midland Acoustic Maxibrick - a sound solution

Midland's cutting edge Acoustic Maxibrick leads the market in reducing sound transmission between separating walls, providing a solution for builders who need to comply with BCA standards.