Sunday, 28 June 2015

Here we go again for the SA Architecture Awards in 2015

As State Major State Sponsor of the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, we’re proud to once again take part in the South Australian Architecture Awards, held this Friday at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Marked on the calendars of Architects, students and industry professionals far and wide, the awards ceremony is the state’s biggest celebration of outstanding projects across a range of disciplines, with the winners going through to the national awards in November.

This year, Fielders will be sponsoring the ‘Educational Architecture’ category which features 10 exceptional projects from children’s centres, schools and universities, to TAFE centres and training facilities – all outstanding examples of world-class design.

Included amongst the nominees for this category are two projects that feature our trademark ARAMAX FreeSpan roofing profile, including Cornerstone College by Flightpath Architects plus the Mining Engineering and Transport Centre at Regency Park by Greenway Architects.

Cornerstone College (Image: Don Brice)                                          Mining, Engineering and Transport Centre (Image: Aldo Trissi)
Also nominated for an award in the Public Architecture and Urban Design category is the landmark Adelaide Oval development by Cox Architects, another project where we were proud to be involved in supplying material during the construction phase.

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for architectural professionals in Australia, representing over 12,000 members and working to improve the built environment and architectural industries through their encouragement of quality, responsible and sustainable design – an approach that Fielders are passionate about for the construction process.

For live updates on the South Australian Architecture Awards, follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we bring you all the news as it happens from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and we look forward to another great celebration of the best architecture in the state. For more information about the Australian Institute of Architects and the 2015 SA architecture awards, click here.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Boof signs with Fielders for another 2 years

We’re proud as punch to announce that sporting legend and head-coach of the Australian Cricket Team, Darren Lehmann, has re-signed as our Fielders Brand Ambassador for another two years.

Our renewed partnership with Boof will see him continue as the face of the iconic Fielders Home Improvement products including the Centenary portfolio, Endurance Sheds, plus our range of Dominator Fencing products.

We’ve been lucky to work with Boof for the past five years, representing our company on a series of television commercials for Centenary and Endurance, while also making guest appearances at a number of local Fielders events.

If you follow our Fielders Home Improvements Facebook page, you might have seen him on-set at the filming of our latest Centenary television commercial which is set to hit the screens later this year - keep an eye out for it.

Our renewed partnership with Boof will also extend to the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy where we'll be involved in a range of initiatives to foster the development of our up-and-coming cricketers:

Off the back of leading the Australian Cricket team to victory at the Cricket World Cup, we caught up with the man himself to chat about our partnership, plus all things cricket. Take a look below!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

New Meriton tower an industry ‘game-changer’

In yet another development with our KingFlor decking, we've recently been contracted to supply the material to the luxury Meriton apartment development in North Sydney.

The project has been heralded a ‘game-changer’ for the industry, being the first high-rise residential building in Australia to be constructed purely from structural steel, eliminating the use of the traditional concrete frame building method.

We’re working with Meriton and Tony Caro Architects to provide 20,000m2 of the KingFlor CF210 SlimFlor decking, with this flooring system an essential part of reducing the timing and costs of construction. 

In the past, traditional steel construction depth can vary from 450mm to 650mm which has limited the use of steel framed apartment buildings given the increase in the height of the building and therefore construction costs.

However, with our SlimFlor system, we have the ability to reduce the construction depth of the flooring down to 290mm to compete favourably with concrete framed buildings.

It is expected that the use of this flooring combined with Meriton’s prefabrication of materials, will see the project completed six months ahead of when it would have been finished using traditional concrete construction methods.

When the development is completed, it will deliver unparalleled luxury including 218 stylish short-stay apartments across 30 levels with sweeping views of the Harbour, Opera House and Sydney’s skyline.

Our supply of the product for this development will commence in early June, with the tower is estimated to be open for business in the first half of 2016.

As one of the five profiles available as part of the innovative KingFlor range, CF210 is capable of extensive unpropped spans of up to 5.5 metres which results in reduced materials, logistics, labour and waste on site. 

For more information on the KingFlor range, visit