Leading Companies

BlueScope Steel

The BDAV is delighted that Bluescope Steel – under its Colorbond® brand – has sponsored the BDAV since 2002, and we highly value their support.

A product of intensive research and design, Colorbond® steel is one of the most versatile building materials available. Australia’s leading design professionals attest to its virtually limitless design possibilities, and use it for everything from award-winning homes to faithful renovations of heritage style homes. 

From the traditional bullnose verandah to the soft sweeping curves of today’s innovative designs, curved roofing made from Colorbond® steel makes an impression that really lasts. Year after year, curved steel roofing regularly features in architectural award winning residential and commercial designs. So think about specifying Colorbond®

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Architectural Window Systems

Architectural Window Systems is Australia’s leading supplier of innovative aluminium window and door systems, offering an extensive range of locally designed window and door suites for residential and commercial applications.

The Vantage residential brand has become the preferred choice of residential design professionals. The innovative performance and design features of the Vantage range deliver outstanding outcomes in residential construction. A comprehensive suite of products, including bi-fold doors and windows, stacking and sliding doors, awning and casement windows and ClearVENT™ ventilating sashless window systems are offered under the Vantage brand.

The most recent of development from AWS is THERMAL HEART™, an innovative range of thermally efficient window and doors that meet contemporary aspirations for energy conservation and comfortable interior temperatures.

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James Hardie Australia

James Hardie Australia is a leading international building materials company and a global leader in fibre cement, one of the world’s fastest growing building products.

Fibre cement is used in the exterior and interior of a building, from exterior cladding and internal lining, to fencing, bracing and decorative finishes.

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Scyon is the brainchild of James Hardie’s research and development team. Scyon is an advanced lightweight cement composite with heavy-duty performance. Created with ease of installation in mind, Scyon brings advanced building technology to the houses of today, with an eye on tomorrow. For further information about Scyon, visit

Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of innovative, high performance insulation products for building fabric and building services applications, helping designers to achieve 6 star energy rating and beyond. Kingspan Insulation is committed to providing high quality, innovative products, which are supported by high-quality technical expertise and customer service. Kingspan Insulation’s vast product range includes super high performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation as well as the flexible fibre-free reflective insulation AIR-CELL®.

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Four divisions of CSR – a leading building products company across Australia and New Zealand – have combined to support the BDAV: CSR Cemintel, CSR Bradford, CSR Bricks and Roofing, and CSR Viridian.

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bankmecu is Australia’s first customer owned bank, which makes them accountable to their customers, who are also their owners. At the heart of bankmecu is a belief that strong synergies exist between social and environmental responsibility and a cooperative approach to banking.

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Rylock are designers, manufacturers and specifiers of high performance windows and glass doors. From humble beginnings in 1983, Rylock are now represented across a significant area of eastern Australia, with their head office at Dingley Village, and showrooms in Brunswick, Clayton, Mentone, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Launceston, and Adelaide. Rylock staff are highly capable and committed professionals, focused on supplying custom window solutions.

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WoodSolutions is an industry initiative that provides information on timber and timber products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction. WoodSolutions is resourced byForest & Wood Products Australia Ltd (FWPA), a not-for-profit organisation that provides a national, integrated research and development focus for the Australian forest and wood products industry. WoodSolutions is a collaborative effort between FWPA members and levy payers, supported by industry peak bodies and technical associations.The WoodSolutions website provides a central repository for technical and product information on wood and its use in building and construction. The site is designed to allow users to easily navigate information on a topic, from cursory summaries through to detailed technical information.

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