BONDOR BUILDS ON GROWTH
Written on the 2 May 2014 by Karen Rickert
THERMAL building solutions company Bondor is pushing its InsulLiving system, to drive growth in the residential sector.
The housing project combines InsulWall and SolarSpan to create a thermal envelope, aimed at reducing energy costs and construction outlay.
The Brisbane-based company supplies the commercial and industrial sectors with insulated panel products, expanding across six states since inception in the 1950s.
General manager Geoff Marsdon (pictured) says Bondor’s internal research and development team designed the new system in the past six years.
“That system has essentially replaced the framing of the insulation, the internal walls, the build and cladding with one system, which is enabled to be painted or rendered directly on the steel face.
“That’s where we worked with Bluescope Steel, who we asked to develop a revolutionary living system in housing for the Australian market,” he says.
Traditionally the company has focused on the food and refrigerated storage industry, but has “diversified into other market sectors” in the last decade.
This started from moving into commercial and industrial interests, then into warehouses and the general construction market.
“The industry is very competitive and especially the last couple of years, it has been quite a difficult market for everybody really.
“Obviously the building industry has been fairly quiet the last couple of years, although there have been a few good opportunities in the mining sector.”
Marsdon says InsulLiving will be a significant contribution to the company’s growth, as well as housing in Australia.
“We see lots of opportunity for energy efficient buildings in the residential sector, that’s one of our big pushers – but also in the commercial sector as well.
“In the commercial space there are a lot of opportunities to reduce the load on air conditioning systems and bring down the energy cost of a building by having a superior insulating envelope around the building.”
Bondor's insulated panel
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