Useful Sites

Rondo Rondo

Rondo is a highly focused business involved in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of lighter gauge roll formed steel products and systems.

CMAA Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

The CMAA publishes technical information re concrete block walling, concrete paving, permeable paving and concrete masonry retaining walls.

ABCB Australian Building Codes Board

The ABCB addresses safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and performance of buildings, the development of regulatory and non-regulatory solutions.

BASIX Building Sustainable Index in NSW

BASIX aims to deliver equitable, effective water and greenhouse gas reductions across NSW. BASIX is one of the strongest sustainable planning measures undertaken in Australia.

AIB Australian Institute of Building

The AIB brings individuals together to improve the standing of the building profession and their career within Australia and overseas.

HIA Housing Industry Association

The HIA is Australia’s largest residential building organisation. Members include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists...

Think Brick Think Brick

Think Brick represents Australia’s clay brick and paver manufacturers. We aim to inspire contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment.


The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme assess the potential thermal comfort of Australian reduce the need for heating and cooling.


BERS is a Nationally accredited Home Energy Rating System. It is used to simulate the thermal performance of Australian houses in climates ranging from Alpine to tropical.

Building Commission Building Commission

The Building Commission is a statutory authority that oversees the building control system in Victoria. We ensure the safety, liveability and sustainability of our built environment.

AccuRate AccuRate

AccuRate is the fully featured software package developed by CSIRO for rating the energy efficiency of residential building designs.

FirstRate5 FirstRate5

FirstRate5 is used to rate the energy efficiency compliance of residential dwellings to the 6-star standard under the National Construction Code of Australia.