The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-21T03:28:32Z SRC TO CLOSE SYDNEY ARM OF BUSINESS 2020-01-21T03:28:32Z src-to-close-sydney-arm-of-business Media Release: Tuesday 21 January 2020 SRC TO CLOSE SYDNEY ARM OF BUSINESS Meri Took and David Comer, owners of Staging Rentals & Construction, have announced they are closing the Sydney branch of the business effective April 2020. Founder, Meri Took, who has owned the business for 30 years said: “This is a heartfelt decision which has been made after a lot of consideration. “Due to a range of factors, David and I have decided that now is the time for us begin the next chapter.” However, this doesn’t mean the end of SRC, the leading staging and event production company which is well known for building large-scale sets and props for the Opera, exhibitions, corporate events and everything in between. “SRC Melbourne will continue to operate and provide full custom-construction services and our full line of rental products; it is business as usual there and Rod Sultana, Branch Manager, will continue at the helm. “David Comer and I will continue to own SRC, and as always, we welcome the opportunity to continue to support our industry friends and their events in any way we can. “We would like to thank the enormous army of people who have worked at SRC Sydney over 30 years, many who have gone on to be strong ambassadors for our industry. We also thank our incredible band of clients and partners, whose passion for events has kept us busy for 30 years. “It has been quite a ride, I’m extremely proud of the work we have done and the relationships we have forged. And, we are also looking forward to a change of pace,” said Mr Took. The Sydney construction workshop will operate until Wednesday 12 February. Sydney rentals are available for events up until and including Friday 6 March. Purchase enquiries of Sydney stock and plant equipment are to be directed to Meri Took. Please contact SRC Sydney for more information: 02 9519 6300. -ends- BeThere™ Group combines expertise with software platform CAPTUR3D to create insurance-specific SaaS 2020-01-14T01:17:04Z bethere-group-combines-expertise-with-software-platform-captur3d-to-create-insurance-specific-saas Today, BeThere™Group has joined forces with CAPTUR3D to provide cutting edge, industry-specific SaaS for insurance.  BeThere™ and CAPTUR3D have combined their extensive knowledge of the insurance process, customer service and software development to meet the needs of the ever-expanding insurance industry.  Leading with one of the fastest-growing tech hardware companies in the US, Matterport, BeThere and CAPTUR3D will pair the latest 3D digital evidence with a best-in-class sharing platform, to assist incumbents and 3rd party providers.  CEO and Co-Founder of BeThere™, Grant Beck, brings to the table six years of intensive experience with insurance claims. As a building assessor and Forensic Fire Scene Investigator, Beck knows first hand the pain points experienced by claims handlers, customers and suppliers when attempting to show stakeholders the magnitude of loss at their property.  Beck explains just how transformative these digital tools will be in easing the claims process: “Using 3D tools to scan an area of damage is going to change the way we look and manage claims. Our workforce of claims handlers is younger and technology to them is the now, not the future. So if we can use this technology to almost gamify their job role to better understand a loss we will see better customer service, improved NPS scores, and overall retention in staff into a role that has on average 40% turnover of staff per annum”. COO of BeThere™, Simon Wojcik, has been able to use his decade of experience in business development and training to guide the transition to this new SaaS with customers:  “Technology is advancing so quickly that organisations need to constantly look for ways to improve and innovate otherwise risk being left behind. Insurance is a unique industry with its own set of challenges.  We have worked extensively with industry experts to tailor and develop a safe and secure 3D solution to fit seamlessly into existing processes whilst providing industry-specific, onsite training and support.” As a world leading content management system for Matterport Virtual Tours, CAPTUR3D provides a cost-effective and efficient way to manage 3D data. By building specific digital tools for insurance, CAPTUR3D is allowing the benefits of 3D data to become ubiquitous across the entire industry.  COO of CAPTUR3D, Steven Kounnas, envisions how quickly this approach to data management could become an industry standard:  “We’re seeing this kind of data visualisation technology be adopted at an extraordinary rate overseas, particularly in the US. The intuitive nature of digital twins is such that the insurance process can become truly accessible for all stakeholders involved. Being able to visualise data in real-time ultimately aids the transparency of claims handling, limiting the opportunity for disputes. As such, we want to see digital twin technology really find a foothold here in Australia and New Zealand.”  For more information, please visit ... About the BeThere™ Group BeThere™ Group provides 3D Digital Evidence Capture Solutions and associated Virtual Reality Training to Companies, Enterprise and Government Organisations.  Insurance Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNhzUIi6Mo Fire 3D capture Example: https://bethere-virtual-tour.captur3d.io/page/bethere/large-fire-damage Contact us @ info@bethere.net.au or 1300 050 098 Discover more about BeThere™ Group’s services @ https://bethere.net.au  About CAPTUR3D CAPTUR3D is the all-in-one Content Management System that extends value to your Matterport Virtual Tours. Discover more about CAPTUR3D’s services @ http://captur3d.io BeThere™ Group combines expertise with software platform CAPTUR3D to create insurance-specific SaaS 2020-01-14T01:11:31Z virtual-tours-changing-the-face-of-insurance Today, BeThere™ Group has joined forces with CAPTUR3D to provide cutting edge, industry-specific SaaS for insurance.  BeThere™ and CAPTUR3D have combined their extensive knowledge of the insurance process, customer service and software development to meet the needs of the ever-expanding insurance industry.  Leading with one of the fastest-growing tech hardware companies in the US, Matterport, BeThere and CAPTUR3D will pair the latest 3D digital evidence with a best-in-class sharing platform, to assist incumbents and 3rd party providers.  CEO and Co-Founder of BeThere™, Grant Beck, brings to the table six years of intensive experience with insurance claims. As a building assessor and Forensic Fire Scene Investigator, Beck knows first hand the pain points experienced by claims handlers, customers and suppliers when attempting to show stakeholders the magnitude of loss at their property.  Beck explains just how transformative these digital tools will be in easing the claims process: “Using 3D tools to scan an area of damage is going to change the way we look and manage claims. Our workforce of claims handlers is younger and technology to them is the now, not the future. So if we can use this technology to almost gamify their job role to better understand a loss we will see better customer service, improved NPS scores, and overall retention in staff into a role that has on average 40% turnover of staff per annum”. COO of BeThere™, Simon Wojcik, has been able to use his decade of experience in business development and training to guide the transition to this new SaaS with customers:  “Technology is advancing so quickly that organisations need to constantly look for ways to improve and innovate otherwise risk being left behind. Insurance is a unique industry with its own set of challenges.  We have worked extensively with industry experts to tailor and develop a safe and secure 3D solution to fit seamlessly into existing processes whilst providing industry-specific, onsite training and support.” As a world leading content management system for Matterport Virtual Tours, CAPTUR3D provides a cost-effective and efficient way to manage 3D data. By building specific digital tools for insurance, CAPTUR3D is allowing the benefits of 3D data to become ubiquitous across the entire industry.  COO of CAPTUR3D, Steven Kounnas, envisions how quickly this approach to data management could become an industry standard:  “We’re seeing this kind of data visualisation technology be adopted at an extraordinary rate overseas, particularly in the US. The intuitive nature of digital twins is such that the insurance process can become truly accessible for all stakeholders involved. Being able to visualise data in real-time ultimately aids the transparency of claims handling, limiting the opportunity for disputes. As such, we want to see digital twin technology really find a foothold here in Australia and New Zealand.”  For more information, please visit ... About the BeThere™ Group BeThere™ Group provides 3D Digital Evidence Capture Solutions and associated Virtual Reality Training to Companies, Enterprise and Government Organisations.  Insurance Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNhzUIi6Mo Fire 3D capture Example: https://bethere-virtual-tour.captur3d.io/page/bethere/large-fire-damage Contact us @ info@bethere.net.au or 1300 050 098 Discover more about BeThere™ Group’s services @ https://bethere.net.au  About CAPTUR3D CAPTUR3D is the all-in-one Content Management System that extends value to your Matterport Virtual Tours. Discover more about CAPTUR3D’s services @ http://captur3d.io Key-Lena Panels Make Penfolds Magill Estate Winery Sparkle 2020-01-13T23:44:44Z key-lena-panels-make-penfolds-magill-estate-winery-sparkle Customised acoustic enhancing Key-Lena panels from Keystone have been used to spectacular effect at the Magill Estate Cellar Door project. The panels with custom perforation in Tasmanian Oak and grey wash stain reflect the South Australian coastline and Penfold’s vineyard locations throughout the state. The Magill Estate Cellar Door, fine dining restaurant and kitchen all offer serene views of Penfolds first vineyard. It’s located just 8kms from Adelaide CBD in the sheltered haunches of the Mounty Lofty Ranges, making it one of the world’s few urban single vineyards. Penfolds is one of Australia’s most celebrated wine brands and the maker of the almost mythical Grange Hermitage. In 2019, Penfolds celebrated 175 years of incredible winemaking heritage. The highly complex brief saw Keystone work closely with architects Denton Corker Marshall and installers APC from the project’s very conception. This project is testament that no job is too big or too complex for Keystone. Every panel has been customised and individually perforated and numbered to create a perforated image of the South Australian coast. Representing a giant jigsaw in terms of build, each panel was individually labelled according to its location in the overall design, ensuring absolute precision during installation. The resulting design not only offers superior acoustics, but in keeping with the contemporary feel of the Cellar Door and its polished concrete floors, the Tasmanian Oak with grey wash stain provides a sleek yet inviting atmosphere for swathes of wine-loving guests who arrive at this iconic Australian winery daily. With an extremely stringent monitoring process during manufacture, Keystone was also able to achieve complete colour consistency across all panels, again overcoming the usual issues that design teams face with substrates staining at different rates and shades. Key-Lena is an excellent choice for ceiling or wall decorative panels. With an extensive list of pre-finishes available to choose from, Key-Lena opens up the door to creativity by allowing clients to customise colours and finishes for their choice of slotted or perforated sheet styles. Cost-effective and long lasting, Key-Lena ceiling and wall decorative panels are suitable for a variety of applications, both commercially and residentially. They can give any space a pop of colour with various finishes, or choose timber for a more natural look. For a unique and modern look, Key-Lena slotted or perforated sheet panels offer a wide range of choices perfect for turning an ordinary space into something special. They can be used for interior walls and ceilings, including feature ceilings and walls, building entrances and foyers, high-impact wall linings in shopping centres, hallways, hotels and clubs, offices, libraries and auditoriums For more information, Keystone can be contacted on 02 9604 8813 or visit https://www.keystoneacoustics.com.au/ Eaton announces appointments to ANZ senior leadership team 2020-01-13T23:34:58Z eaton-announces-appointments-to-anz-senior-leadership-team Power management company, Eaton today announced an expansion to its senior leadership team in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) with two new appointments. Mark Anning appointed General Manager, Circuit Protection and Control (CPC) and Kevin Nesdale appointed General Manager, Power Distribution Systems and Services (PDSS). Dan Agnew, Managing Director of Eaton ANZ said the appointments strengthen Eaton’s power distribution offering as it focuses on meeting growing demand for products, systems and engineering services that deliver safe, reliable and sustainable power. “With energy requirements continuing to transform across the entire power train and in most communities across the region, it is critical that we continue to work closely with our customers and channel partners to help customers solve challenges and invest for the future.” Based in Melbourne, Mark Anning will build on his previous role at Eaton which saw him revamp and significantly expand the Power Distribution Partner Program. Prior to joining Eaton in 2017, Mark spent 10 years at ABB in sales and channel management roles. “Mark brings an incredible amount of experience to the role and a deep understanding of the electrical channel. He will continue to grow the Power Distribution Partner Program and drive market growth across Eaton’s circuit protection and control products including our xEnergy switchgear which will play a vital role as the AS/NZS 61439 standard is mandated in 2021.” Based in Sydney, Kevin Nesdale brings more than two decades of technical and leadership expertise from his previous roles with Eaton, Cooper Power Systems, Eaton & electrical utilities. Working with Australia and New Zealand’s leading utilities and other MV customers, Kevin is focused on delivering power systems that help support energy transformation being driven by renewable energy, affordability and reliability. “Kevin will lead our Power Distribution Systems and Services team which includes our Cooper Power Systems range that has supported the energy sector for over 50 years in Australia and New Zealand. Kevin will be focused on harnessing our extensive local and global engineering, customer service and technical expertise to drive value for our customers.” - ENDS - About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. Franchising with Master Building Inspectors 2020-01-13T04:07:31Z franchising-with-master-building-inspectors-1 Exciting times ahead with Master Building Inspectors franchising their successful business model.  A limited number of building inspection territories in both Perth & Melbourne will be available. All suitably qualified builder's, architects, building surveyors and structural engineers are encouraged to enquire.  Enjoy working & networking with other like minded professionals whilst building a successful building inspection business. No more unpaid overtime and inflexible working hours. Have the work/life balance that you have been craving. Learn a new skill!  MBI is the industry leader in the building inspection industry, conducting inspections for the WA Government such as Department of Main Roads, Housing Authority & Department of Communities. They also conduct inspections on all Fielders (BlueScope Steel) commercial roof works.   Inspections typically conducted include: * New construction staged inspections (slab, frame, roof, lockup & handover) * Structural inspections * Pre-purchase building inspections * Expert witness reports * Dilapidation surveys * Asbestos reports * Pest inspections * Strata reports MBI have high performing website in both building inspections Perth and building inspections Melbourne.  Free Asbestos Removal Quotes Now Available In Sydney 2020-01-08T23:51:15Z free-asbestos-removal-quotes-now-available-in-sydney The experienced team of industry experts at Asbestos Removal Sydney is proud to provide no-obligation asbestos removal and disposal quotes for property owners throughout the Greater Sydney region. With competitive rates and first-rate customer service, Asbestos Removal Sydney is one of the city's premier asbestos companies. Visit the company website to fast-track the disposal of asbestos from your commercial, mixed-use, strata, retail or commercial property. Asbestos Removal Sydney Address: 61 Francis St, Richmond NSW 2753 Phone: 1300 977 116 Website: https://sydneyasbestossolutions.com.au/ Enjoy Outdoor Living in Style & Comfort with Trueline Pergolaire Louvered Patios 2020-01-08T00:47:24Z enjoy-outdoor-living-in-style-amp-comfort-with-trueline-pergolaire-louvered-patios From Insulated Flyover roofs to Combination Patios where homeowners can control the sunshine and airflow, outdoor design specialist Trueline can bring dream designs to life, allowing clients to enjoy the iconic Australia outdoor living lifestyle year-round. With summer heating up, there is no better time to speak with the trusted professionals at Trueline when it comes to designing and installing custom patio, pergola, carport or combination space. The modernistic design and function of Pergolaire louvered patios from Trueline redefine the concept of outdoor design bringing fashion centred ingenuity to the pleasure of alfresco living. Aerodynamic marine grade aluminium louvres are engineered to fit within a custom designed framework and can be crafted to form flat, elevated and gable roof styles in configurations to harmonise with any type of home and outdoor environment. The integration of precision engineering and technology enables pinpoint adjustment of the mechanised 180 degree louvre rotation giving full control over sunlight, shade, breeze and rain to totally personalise ambient conditions for lounging, dining or entertaining at any time of the year. Pergolaire louvered patios are available in curved or flat louvre profiles with an endless choice of décor options. Trueline only use premium grade Australian materials built by their own skilled professionals with each project engineered to provide lifelong performance in Australian conditions and backed by genuine peace of mind guarantees. At a project in Runaway Bay, Trueline used the modernistic design and automated function of Pergolaire louvered opening roof patios to bring fashion centred ingenuity to outdoor living. For this home setting the design needed to bring architectural definition to the home in a way that would accentuate the waterside aspect.  The result was to craft a structure of two separate roof styles with the gable roof channeling the pool and canal vistas while providing an architectural spine for the flat roof elements to spread laterally giving full coverage and sectional climate control over the dining, lounging and cooking areas.  "What we’ve noticed is that we can enjoy the warmth of the sun in winter and during hot summer days can easily crack open the louvres to let in some breeze and it just makes an immediate drop in the temperature," say owners Michael and Nadine. Trueline’s design team can provide a free, no obligation design consultation on outdoor space designs. The company specialises in building patios, pergolas and carports that work well with any Australian home.  For more information, Trueline can be contacted on 1300 502020 or visit  https://www.trueline.net.au/ . VostroNet Deploys Network to ACS Melbourne 2020-01-07T23:50:18Z vostronet-deploys-network-to-acs-melbourne VostroNet has deployed its innovative platform and high-speed internet solution to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) new Bay City Labs at 839 Collins Street at Docklands, Melbourne.   The ACS Innovative Hub deployment comes as VostroNet extends its high-speed network infrastructure across co-working sites globally. As of June last year, ACS relocated its Melbourne offices from South Melbourne to Docklands. This was to cater to a growing number of employees, innovation co-working hub, members work area and public event visitors. One vital component of this expansion was to include a future-proof network. VostroNet’s co-working solution includes a fast 10 Gbps the site via high-speed fibre. But the hardware was only half of the offering needed for a co-working space solution. VostroNet also deployed its advanced Q2 Software Platform. Q2 allows ACS staff to administer users to the network easily. It offers helpful analytics, real-time monitoring and the sharing of information securely via the new VostroNet PrivateMesh Technology. Jonathon Runge, CEO of VostroNet, believes the PrivateMesh Technology is a “breakthrough” in the way users interact with the network. PrivateMesh creates and manages virtual private LANs, allowing groups to have separate secure networks within a co-working Wi-Fi ecosystem. It means users on a network can share information easily and securely between other devices and users.   VostroNet offers an innovative new solution for co-working spaces, meeting the requirements of this fast-growing industry. M-Files Achieves SOC 2 Compliance 2019-12-17T03:34:24Z m-files-achieves-soc-2-compliance DALLAS – Dec. 16, 2019 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced that the company has achieved SOC 2 Compliance based on the Trust Services Criteria developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). To achieve this certification, M-Files underwent an extensive review of its processes and workflows to demonstrate adherence to strict information policies and procedures encompassing the security, availability and confidentiality of customer data. Attaining SOC 2 Compliance signifies the company's ability to establish and enforce rigorous security policies and procedures designed to minimize risk and safeguard customer data stored in the cloud.  "We are deeply committed to meeting the highest technical compliance standards as we focus on ensuring the security of customer information," said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO of M-Files. "This certification reaffirms our proven internal practices for securing customer data and upholding its confidentiality in the cloud. Our customers should be confident that we have put in place well-defined measures to address the proliferation of security threats to cloud environments."   SaaS providers that achieve SOC 2 Compliance have established processes and practices with extensive oversight across their organizations. For example, M-Files procedures for monitoring unusual system activity, authorized and unauthorized system configuration changes, and user access levels are put in place to demonstrate how the company's security measures meet today's cloud requirements.   "M-Files solutions are built on trust and we take that trust very seriously. Our dedication and determination to protect customer data helps us form the building blocks of trustful, long-lasting customer relationships," said Nivala. About M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Valmet, Rovio, SAS Institute and thyssenkrupp. For more information, visit www.m-files.com. M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Best Brand of Air Conditioners for the SECOND Year in a row 2019-12-16T02:06:13Z mitsubishi-heavy-industries-best-brand-of-air-conditioners-for-the-second-year-in-a-row Capping off an incredible 20th anniversary year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA) is pleased to announce that they have once again been recognised as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners by leading consumer advocacy group CHOICE®. The Best Brand of Air-Conditioners recognition is based on test reviews of over 140 split system air conditioners and the results of the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed by 7738 CHOICE® members. According to CHOICE®, the Best Brand recommendation is given to companies with a clear lead over their competitors during the test period. Factors include performance over the last 12 months, customer satisfaction and reliability information submitted by CHOICE® members on their experience with the brand. This is then combined with the bi-annual review of split systems conducted independently by CHOICE® and all contribute to a company receiving the Best Brand recognition. Overall Mitsubishi Heavy Industries out performed all competitors with an overall Best Brand Score of 79% to be awarded the Best Brand of Air Conditioners in 2019. Managing Director of MHIAA Mr. Yuji Ito notes that receiving this recognition for the second time exemplifies the company’s commitment to bringing high quality and reliable products to the Australian market. “Receiving this honour for the second year in a row highlights the quality product we are bringing to the Australian Market. In 2019 we once again received a customer satisfaction rating of 91% and a high reliability rating of 88% to be awarded the Best Brand of Air Conditioners for 2019.” “At MHIAA we are committed to high performance, quality and exceeding customers expectations and to be recognised by CHOICE® for the second year running highlights our ongoing commitment to these efforts.” Mr. Yuji Ito, MHIAA. For MHIAA, receiving this recognition in both 2018 and 2019 cements their belief in creating long-lasting relationships with customers and their commitment to global research and development. “As a company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries takes pride in developing and designing products that are engineered in line with local and international standards. We believe in keeping consumers at the forefront of our heating and cooling solutions and going above their expectations to help them find the perfect AC solution for their needs” -Mr. Yuji Ito “We would once again like to thank CHOICE® for this esteemed honour and for once again recognising MHIAA as the Best Brand of Air-Conditioner.” – Mr. Yuji Ito. As MHIAA looks to the future, this acknowledgment of merit will once again cement the company as a leading supplier of heating and cooling solutions to the Australian consumer. Year of housing access inequality for seniors & disabled ends – and another about to start says Residents Assoc 2019-12-15T21:36:13Z year-of-housing-access-inequality-for-seniors-amp-disabled-ends-and-another-about-to-start-says-residents-assoc One of the most worrying aspects of Spring Street’s obsession with development at all costs is the unintended consequence of social inequality and access to suitable housing for seniors, mobility challenged and families coping with parents and children with disabilities said Fawkner Residents Association spokesperson Mr Joe Perri.    Commenting further Joe Perri said, “Developments are coming onto the market in Fawkner in designated high-density zones and not one meets the Liveable Housing Design gold and platinum level guidelines.  As a result, seniors and the mobility challenged are being deprived of access to housing suitable for their needs in areas that are close to shopping, medical, transport and other amenities”.     “By far the worst example is Jukes Road and more recently Hood Crescent”.   27 new dwellings over seven sites in Jukes Road have been approved and not one meets the gold and platinum level guidelines.    Seniors and the mobility challenged would appreciate and benefit from a home on Jukes Road with access to the nearby Bonwick Street retail precinct, library, community centre, swimming pool and CB Smith Reserve sporting complex.  Instead developers are ignoring the needs of these people in their planning.   It’s almost like the developers have banded together and constructed a large sign declaring Jukes Road as a seniors and disabled free zone said an infuriated Joe Perri.   There is currently an application before Moreland Council for 8 townhouses to be constructed on Hood Crescent bringing the total to 18 with the adjacent development that was approved by VCAT earlier this year.   Seniors and the mobility challenged would benefit immensely from access to the Merri Creek parkland that surrounds the quiet East Fawkner residential enclave, however they again find themselves with nothing on offer to suit their needs from developers.   “If all this wasn’t bad enough, it’s the lost opportunity and unrealised potential that I regard as the most disturbing”, said Joe Perri.    “Fawkner has a quite a number of elderly residents living lonely lives in homes that are beyond their means to maintain physically and financially.  However, they can’t consider down-sizing as developers are deliberately not providing housing to accommodate their specific needs.    “So instead of a win-win scenario providing an incentive to downsize that in turn would result in more properties coming to market to address the inner-city housing shortage – we have a missed opportunity and an appalling example of greed embodied in uncaring, unsustainable housing projects that deliberately excludes seniors, disabled and the mobility challenged”.   Adding his voice, Mr Gino Iannazzo of Australian Pensioners' Voice said, “I’m not surprised that elderly residents have been overlooked in yet another example of profits before people”.   “Instead of access to housing options that would provide peace of mind and quality of living in their twilight years – they have nothing.  Is it any wonder seniors feel abandoned by government”?   Moreland City Council and Spring Street must join forces to address this situation with decisive action in 2020 affirmed Joe Perri.    Issued by the Fawkner Residents Association   Media enquiries:     Mr. Joe Perri                                     Mobile:  +61 412 112 545    Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au   Safetyline Jalousie Announce Partnership with Darley Aluminium 2019-12-09T04:54:14Z safetyline-jalousie-announce-partnership-with-darley-aluminium Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are proud to officially announce their partnership with leading Australian distributor of aluminium, Darley Aluminium.   As part of the agreement, Darley Aluminium is now distributing Safetyline Jalousie Louvre windows to 2000 aluminium fabricators across Australia.   Its a win-win for the family-owned businesses, with Safetyline Jalousie Director, Leigh Rust expecting a potential increase in sales by 25% over the next two years.   "Our partnership with Darley has essentially doubled our salesforce," said Leigh." "With access to additional sales reps across Australia, we have the potential to quadruple our reach."   As industry leaders, Safetyline Jalousie is yet to be challenged as the manufacturers of the highest performing Louvre window in the world, in all key metrics.   “Darley Aluminium share the same passion for excellence in designing and distributing window and door systems which offer superior performance and style," said Leigh.  "It's one of the main reasons why we pursued this partnership."   Traditionally, Safetyline Jalouse's business model has been focused on driving the market from the top down but with the new partnership in place, Darley will drive growth from the bottom up.   Darley Aluminium has been designing and distributing window systems for more than 23-years and is a leading distributor of aluminium extrusion products and associated components used in residential, commercial and industrial applications.   Darley’s CEO, Nick Fazzolari wants to continue being a leader in the aluminium industry and part of his plan involved partnering with like-minded businesses like Safetyline Jalousie.   “Safetlyline Jalousie manufactures high-quality products known for their high performance and we are pleased we can now offer this product to our customers.” Said Nick.   A family-owned and operated business, Darley’s systems are designed locally in Australia and manufactured by one of the largest aluminium extrusion factories in China.    With four warehouses Australia wide, high-quality window systems and manufacturing options, Darley can provide the complete solution.    To place an order or find out more, customers can speak to their Account Managers or contact their local Darley branch – www.darleyaluminium.com.au For more information about this new distributor partnership, please contact Darley Aluminium; Marketing Manager: Maria Babic on 0404 946 622 or maria_babic@darleyaluminium.com.au or Safetlyline Jalousie Media Contact, Amanda Williams on 0414 605 850 or amanda@yellowpanda.com.au    Genius downlight with an emission hole as small as a 20 mm hole 2019-12-04T06:23:38Z genius-downlight-with-an-emission-hole-as-small-as-a-20-mm-hole ·       Enables easy maintenance, with an innovative push-pull mechanism from the light emission hole to change the globe ·       The Genius Concrete and Genius Naked are market leading in doing such a tiny yet powerful downlight.       Made of AirCoral® an innovative non-allergenic material combining natural and aggregating elements  The Buzzi & Buzzi Genius downlight is a new breed of discreet architectural lighting, with a 20 mm diameter hole that disappears into the recessed ceiling space.  No more ugly large size downlights that create a ‘runway’ effect when on. The name ‘Genius ‘ responds to satisfying the customer demands of creating ambient light effects, creating the desired mood, together with the best performance in a mix of architectural spaces. There are 10 different versions of the Genius downlight, with the lumen and size varies depending on the design. The small downlight punches out as much as 800 lm. The Genius range includes white (that is painted into the ceiling colour), black, brass, round, square, curved, slope, dim to warm, dynamic and twin versions. Install in all surfaces, including but not limited to wood, marble, metal and concrete. The lighting body is pre-mounted on the cladding panel and is installed on materials with a thickness from 5 mm to 20 mm and in a cavity of 80 mm. The Genius range has an IP20 protection grade but also includes the Genius Naked IP65 that is used in bathroom and outdoor applications. The maintenance of the light bulb is a simple manual gesture, thanks to the push-pull mechanism which makes it easy to extract and replace the LED source. If no maintenance hatch is included in the lighting design for competing downlights essentially the ceiling is destroyed to access the downlight and or the downlight housing is fully replaced.     Pierluigi Gambacorti, Gineico Lighting Director and Buzzi & Buzzi National distributor says, "The innovative push-pull mechanism from the light emission hole, is only 20 mm wide, as big as a $2 dollar coin. The Genius downlight becomes the feature with the hole disappearing when the light is off”.  “Changing the downlight is cutting edge in the downlight community, in that it has a push pull mechanism to change the bulb, long term cheaper for your architectural and interior design client”. Pierluigi says, "Our architects, interior designers and lighting engineers are using it for both domestic and commercial residences as it is practical and easy for Electricians on projects to install. This is Italian designer lighting at its best. The high-quality workmanship and the luminaire housing are stand out features”. The downlight is made in Coral®, an innovative material conceived by Buzzi & Buzzi, combining good design and a combination of natural and aggregating elements that make it extremely resistant to high temperatures, knocks, scratches fire resistance and thermal shock. As a result, the product has a strong affinity with the environment, is inert, totally non-allergic and dust repellent. Josh Watt from award-winning interior design firm Hecker Guthrie has specified the Genius range in a Melbourne townhouse. Finding they provided an understated solution to the general lighting. Josh Watt, from Hecker Guthrie described the use of the Genius, "The basic round is a remarkable fitting, almost entirely concealed it provides a huge amount of light through a tiny aperture. Only drawing attention to itself because it’s so inconspicuous, it leaves the ceiling clean of visible function. I think what we love about it is its only statement is its remarkable size, plus it offers a family of fittings providing for wet areas as well.” Specialists in sourcing architectural designer Italian lighting dealing only with brands that model the perfect marriage between design and functionality.  Gineico Lighting crafts and curates bespoke lighting solutions in a variety of spaces for commercial and residential clients. Gineico's experienced lighting consultants work closely with the architects, interior designers, and lighting engineers to meet the budget and visual requirements of that space and design ethos. All Gineico Lighting is designed and made in Italy.  For further information or if you would like to help us, please contact us via email showroom@gineico.com and for more information, visit gineicolighting.com.au Stonewood Homes exceptional craftsmanship cements House of the Year win 2019-12-02T06:31:12Z stonewood-homes-exceptional-craftsmanship-cements-house-of-the-year-win Hein & Nikki Mackay always planned to make their new Beachlands home something special, but they never imagined the Scandi inspired property would take out the prestigious title of House of the Year.   Winning the Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000 category, the Mackay’s partnered with builders Jeff Wilson and Jean Dougherty of Stonewood Homes Auckland East to bring the family’s vision for their new forever home to life. “It is quite a surreal feeling to win,” Mr Mackay said. “The family is so excited.” Self-titled ‘Beautiful Chaos’ by the family of five, it is the couple’s third home build and was a customisation of an existing Stonewood home design Lakeview Gable Custom Design. “We are ‘house nerds’ and we love to create things you can’t get in an existing home. When we decided to move to Beachlands we visited a Stonewood display home and the level of craftsmanship really stood out and is why we trusted them to build for us, even though it was the first time we had used a volume builder.” Stonewood Homes Auckland East General Manager and Owner Jean Dougherty said it was a pleasure to create the home for the Mackay’s who deserved much of the kudos for the win. “Every aspect of ‘Beautiful Chaos’ was well-considered by the couple,” she said. “They are a great team, who plan meticulously, and the result is an amazing award-winning home. “It would be remiss of me not to thank our team though, as it is their brilliant craftsmanship, attention to detail and care for providing exceptional service that makes the House of the Year award a reality. We are so proud to be acknowledged by the industry and deliver families amazing homes like this one!”    Described as an entertainer’s paradise, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s showpiece is a large open plan kitchen and living hub that leads to an expansive outdoor area featuring a wraparound deck and large swimming pool, ideal for summer fun and enjoying winter sun. “There was a lot of time spent on making sure the home could take full advantage of a north facing perspective. It was all about being able to take advantage of the Kiwi lifestyle all year round,” Mrs Dougherty explained. An ode to Scandi, the white on white colour scheme keeps things sleek and simple, enhancing the light, bright feel achieved through raked ceilings and large glass bifold doors. Wood-plank flooring adds texture and flow out to the deck. A mix of classic weatherboard and modern plaster cladding created beautiful road appeal for the 243sqm home. Stonewood franchisee Jeff Wilson, who has operated the business for a decade, said it was a career highlight to win House of the Year. “It is a very special moment for Stonewood. To get this prize is a big achievement, I can relax now,” joked Mr Wilson. “Seriously though, it is pretty cool to be at the top of your game and be recognised for it. We pride ourselves on the quality of our builds and this award just proves what we have always delivered. “‘Beautiful Chaos’ is an exceptional house that from the moment you walk in leads you on surprise after surprise. We are grateful to Hein and Nikki for entrusting us to make it a reality for them.”   Mr Mackay praised the builders for their craftsmanship and making the process so easy. “The team were excellent and every aspect of the build from start to finish was pretty flawless. It certainly gets easier each time you build but this was the first time we had used a group volume builder before but the process with Stonewood Homes was so easy and fun. We have recommended them to a couple of friends already who have built with them too. “We love our home and couldn’t be happier with it. Jean, Jeff and the team deserve the win.” Mr Mackay offered advice to anyone considering building a new home. “You have to be clear on what you want from a house and how you want to live. You need to consider every space and how it will be used now and in the future. “Work with your builder, trust them, they are the experts. Open communication is the key. A good builder will keep you informed and plan the build meticulously. You should know what is happening at every stage. “Be open to change because sometimes you realise things or want to change something through the process. And finally, always allow a little extra budget to accommodate your changes.” Winning House of the Year has topped off a huge year for Jeff and Jean and the Stonewood Auckland East team with House of the Year being the sixth accolade the company has claimed this year. The builders also proudly achieved:   ·       Gold: Award & Category Winner:   Volume Group Housing New Home $450k-$750K ·       Silver Award Winner:  Volume Group Housing New Home $450k to $750K ·       Silver Award Winner:  Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450K ·       Bronze Award Winner: Volume Group Housing New Home up to $450K More than 370 homes were judged as part of the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year Awards by a team of industry experts. In its 27th year, House of the Year celebrates innovation and quality in building across a wide range of house styles and budgets. You can view images of the winning House of the Year at https://houseoftheyear.co.nz/houses/2019/ak-7596-9-12/ Visit www.stonewood.co.nz About Stonewood Homes Stonewood Homes is one of New Zealand’s largest group home builders, with a network of franchisees proudly building homes across New Zealand.  A well-established name, synonymous with quality home building, and with 30 years of unparalleled experience and expertise, Stonewood have built well over 6,000 homes for Kiwi families.