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Does underfloor insulation increase likelihood of termite attack?

It is estimated that Australian homes attacked each year by termites cause up to one and a half billion dollars in damage, with the average cost of repairs per home being $7,000 after a termite attack.

Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and signs of termite infestations can go undiscovered until serious damage is done.

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Polystyrene Insulation Options – EPS and XPS

 With today’s intense focus on the environmental building goals of sustainability and energy efficiency, the proper use of building insulation is more important than ever. 

One of the many uses of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) is for highly effective commercial and residential insulation: roof insulation, underfloor insulation, ceiling insulation and wall insulation. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is a closed-cell insulation that’s manufactured by “expanding” the polystyrene polymer. Expanded polystyrene is produced in block form which is then converted into a number of applications. Expanded polystyrene can be used in wall insulation and architectural profiles, void forms, protective packaging, cold storage, refrigeration units and sign writing displays.

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Can I extend a brick home using polystyrene?


One of the key challenges you may face when deciding to extend or renovate your 50’s red bricker or classic 70’s cream brick home is matching the right shade and tone of brick. The exact same bricks are very rarely still available so attempts to match the bricks can result in a  close but not exact match that looks like an add on, rather than a natural flow on from the original home.

Polystyrene is an ideal building material solution for home renovations and extensions, adding to the thermal insulation and comfort of the home while able to be rendered in any colour. So you can turn your classic brick home in to a new, improved and larger home fully rendered in any colour and texture you wish using polystyrene building materials.

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EPS Signage and 3D lettering gets you noticed


3D signage is sure to get your brand or product noticed - its the first thing everyone sees and from quite a distance. 3D signage and EPS lettering has a unique look that simply can't be matched by other signs.

3D signs grabs people's attention in a way that traditional or digital signs simply cant – making an immediate impact for your business.An ideal material for 3D low cost signage, Expanded Polystrene (EPS) is also highly durable, lightweight, cost effective, versatile and overall easy to use.

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Keep your home cooler this summer


With the heat of summer upon us, many families are facing increased pressure on their energy bills by continuous running air conditioners just to make the heat bearable. 

To stop heat entering your home in summer, Expol Underfloor Insulation is the ideal way insulation. And, unlike running an airconditioner non-stop, it’s a one of cost that can instantly make a difference to the comfort levels of your home this

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Polystyrene recycling – What you can do

Polystyrene can’t be recycled from your kerbside recycling bin, however many councils still make it possible for you to help the environment and recycle polystyrene.

Polystyrene recycling drop off stations are available through many Councils across Sydney and Melbourne at a range of locations. Once collected, your polystyrene will be recycled and re-manufactured into domestic building products.

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Polystyrene – making your home more energy efficient

Energy efficiency and long term sustainability in buildings are not only good for the environment but also go a long way in saving you money by reducing your energy bills.

The exceptional R-Value of polystyrene used as insulation maximises your energy savings and comfort level in your home. The higher the R-Value, the more effective the insulation is in stabilising the temperature within your home.

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Award winning exhibition with Foamex

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2011 saw award winning florist My FlowerHouse team up with Foamex to take out a bronze award at  the world renowned flower and garden show.

Relying heavily on the integration of Foamex polystyrene profiles with an amazing floral creation to design the award winning look, My FlowerHouse chose the polystyrene shapes due to their clean look and the ability to create any shape or profile.

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Insulate your home this summer with Expol

Expol Under Floor Insulation is the way to insulate your home to stop heat entering in summer. The polystyrene insulation panels are placed snugly between your floor joists.

The insulation panels ensure your home is protected from the extreme temperatures under your floor. Underfloor insulation is great for all homes especially pole houses and all exposed wooden floors.

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Foamex Polystyrene features in Sydney Biennale Artwork


Showcasing unique work using unique shapes and forms, the 18th Biennale of Sydney art festival opened today, exhibiting the works of 100 artists from 44 countries.One of the largest displays is by artist Peter Robinson and features Polystyrene shapes and blocks. The display is called Snow Ball Blind Time. Foamex supplied the cut chain links to size that link the pieces together in the instillation.

Speaking of his use of Polystyrene, Artist Peter Robison said the following.

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