- Fire Certification
- Acoustic Systems
Speedpanel’s fire and acoustic rated panel based wall systems are quick and easy to install, better for the environment, certified, tested and highly versatile. For over 20 years we’ve been adding value to construction programs across Australia and New Zealand; drastically speeding up builds and saving our clients time and money.
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Come visit us at Equinox Evolution Melbourne. FREE to attend – this boutique event is tailored exclusively for leading architectural, design, and specification industry professionals wanting to explore the latest in innovative designs and technology within the construction and building industry.
Date & Time:
Thursday 24th October 2019
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT
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Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
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Speedpanel – FAST, EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT Fire and acoustic rated wall systems.
Speedpanel 2.0 – Coming soon to a building site near you.
Speedpanel, in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology and with co-investment from the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), is developing the next-generation Speedpanel 2.0.
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of fire and acoustic-rated wall systems, Speedpanel has recently partnered with Swinburne to research and develop new materials and manufacturing technology to further enhance their modular wall panel system.
Recognising the changing nature of Australia’s construction sector – particularly in light of technological advances and environmental pressures – Speedpanel is investing in the next generation of its proven lightweight, fire and acoustic rated wall systems that are easy to install and widely used in the building and construction industry.
Under the leadership of Professor Jay Sanjayan, Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure, researchers will apply advanced manufacturing principles to develop and test the structural, acoustic and fire performance of new, low-carbon materials, and incorporate them into Speedpanel’s existing production environments.
“Swinburne is proud to work alongside an industry leader like Speedpanel and other collaborators, with the help of the IMCRC. This project provides a great opportunity for our team to go beyond the laboratories and use our ground-breaking research to develop new materials and technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the construction industry,” said Professor Sanjayan.
Peter Bernhardt, Innovation & Technology Manager at Speedpanel, which is Australian-owned and operated, described the ground breaking/world first research project as a major shift in how fire and acoustic rated wall systems are designed, manufactured and supplied. The three-year project is worth more than $4.4 million in research effort.
“Speedpanel 2.0 will be a game changer for the building and construction market. New methods of manufacturing, combined with exciting, new, innovative and sustainable materials, are set to enhance our versatile range and further reduce our carbon footprint,” said Mr Bernhardt.
The project will be a collaboration with industry partners such as Independent Cement Limited, Redox and Speedfoam to leverage synergies and adopt new approaches to delivering affordable, high-quality products and services that benefit the wider building and construction industry.
David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director of IMCRC, says that Australia’s building and construction sector presents a widespread opportunity for change and greater potential for the adoption of advanced manufacturing technology.
“As part of its commitment to business transformation and continuous improvement, Speedpanel has recognised the need to further develop and evolve production processes, components and systems used to increase efficiency, productivity and respond to market demands.
“Aligning its manufacturing capabilities, and investing in the development of new materials and technologies, will create a breadth of opportunity across the entire supply chain as it develops the next generation of Speedpanel products,” Mr Chuter said.
Speedpanel Innovation & Technology Manager, Peter Bernhardt, and Researcher Sayanthan Ramakrishnan, conduct tests on new materials as part of the Speedpanel 2.0 project.
Speedpanel would like to congratulate all involved in the building of the Franklin St. Metro tunnel shed No.1 with construction officially completed. Speedpanel is proud to be involved in this great infrastructure project which highlights our products speed of installation combined with its superior acoustic properties.
Speedpanel is currently delivering for:
Harbour Town, VIC, (Hutchinson)
Metro Tunnel, VIC, (CPB – JHG)
Green Square, NSW, (Mirvac)
100 Mount St, NSW, (Laing O’Rourke)
Ritz Carlton, WA, (Probuild)
Calvary Hospital, SA, (John Holland Group)
and many more….
Speedpanel initiates the patent process for a new more environmentally friendly inner core, which contains minimal cement.
Its cold formed process will revolutionise aerated concrete manufacturing and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
October 10th 2017
We are delighted to announce the restructuring of Speedpanel. Speedpanel holdings Pty Ltd has purchased the assets for $19.5 million.
We are further delighted to advise that key personnel inclusive of Karen Hewitt, Frank De Paoli, James Armytage, Lindsay Evans, Matt Fife, Finn Schultz and Jono Vogt, remain in the business.
Speedpanel are proud to share the newest addition to our suite of acoustic systems:
A unique composition with a 187mm thickness, SPFT031 uses the small, Speedpanel 51mm panel with less screws and sealant than traditional Speedpanel systems.
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Visit the Hordern Pavillion to chat with our skilled and experienced technical staff, and see our new display walls to examine for yourself the benefits of using Speedpanel in your next project.
We are looking forward to meeting with you, so save the date! Details below.
30 – 31st March
The Hordern Pavillion (Stand 9!)
1 Driver Ave, Moore Park
Sydney, NSW, 2021
Register to attend for FREE here
Contractors, business owners, partners and suppliers of the wall and ceiling industry will participate in plenary sessions, discussion forums,
strategic workshops and exciting networking events over the course of the Conference.
REGISTER TODAY Pre-register your attendance for the conference here
To Whom It May Concern,
We refer to our letter dated 27th April 2016 titled “Important Notice – Fire Doors within Speedpanel Wall Systems”.
Speedpanel wishes to inform its customers that it is working together with E-Core in relation to the use of the E-Core door system and the Speedpanel wall system.
Speedpanel will keep its customers informed of further developments.
THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRES – PROJECTS (CRC-P) GRANT FOR
“INNOVATIVE PREFABRICATED BUILDING SYSTEMS” WAS AWARDED TO:
Speedpanel® is pleased to announce that a partnership with the University of Melbourne has been awarded a CRC-P grant of up to $3 million over the next 3 years in the Advanced Manufacturing category to research and develop innovative pre-fabricated building systems.
The CRC-P project aims to develop a new generation of pre-fabricated panel systems for multiple applications such as facades, floor panels and roof panels. The panels will be easily customised and their multi-functionality will widen their application to the building industry. Automated production, modelling and easy on-site installation will ensure reduced building costs and shorter completion times.
Speedpanel® look forward to working with the University of Melbourne and to use the research grant to make a solid contribution to advanced manufacturing of construction products in Australia and overseas.
Running the entire length of Claire & Hagan’s house,
Speedpanel was used for their fire rated boundary wall;
looking sleek in its colour steel finish.
The second floor now looks great & the roof and skylight have been added.
Don’t miss the next episode!
The house on the Mornington Peninsula is undergoing a massive renovation with the roof being lifted off in the first episode which went to air on Monday night.
Claire & Hagan’s house is the smallest in House Rules history.
Speedpanel have supplied materials for the fire rated wall running the entire length of the building.
Watch tonight to see what’s in store in this final renovation for the season!
House Rules, Tonight 7.30pm on Seven
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Fire Australia & Hazmat is the largest conference and tradeshow dedicated to providing the latest information, research and knowledge for all stakeholders involved in the fire protection and hazardous materials sectors.
Come down and chat with our highly skilled & experienced staff at our Booth Number 59!
Today 4th May (8.00am-5.00pm) and tomorrow Thursday 5th May (8.00am – 3.00pm) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Venue address: MCEC – 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
With so many exhibitors under one roof, the tradeshow allows you to get an overview of the latest innovations from local and global manufacturers.
Showcasing the latest technology and cutting edge products to reach the market.
Talk one-on-one with manufacturers and businesses.
REGISTER TODAY Pre-register your attendance for the tradeshow via fireaustralia.com.au to be in the draw to win $300 cash.
For the first time, DesignBUILD and the Fire Protection Association Australia will run simultaneous events at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
This partnership will provide the ultimate trade event for architecture, building and design together with fire protection and hazardous materials.
Located at Australian Technology Park, Locomotive St, Eveleigh, our experienced and highly skilled staff are at Stand 113 eager to help you with your new or existing project.
We are proud to announce the release of our NEW installation guide!
The new guide contains user friendly information surrounding the following areas of SPEEDPANEL installation:
You can download a copy of the Interactive PDF here:
Or please provide some details so that we can mail you a free hard copy:
Speedpanel Australia Ltd are happy to announce that we have now officially completed our move into our new facility at 421 Dorset Rd Bayswater. Whilst there is still work to be done, many of the new facility initiatives are completed or being rolled out.
The Photovoltaic panels are completely installed and are now turning solar energy back into direct current electricity for use within our factory and offices. Our rain water catchment system is hooked up and capable of harbouring 600,000 litres of water per annum based on regional bureau of meteorology information.
We are also pleased to say that our inner core batching facility now uses 100% of our recycled water.
Speedpanel have been involved in many 6 star green rated projects over the years, and are now pleased to be able to improve our own facilities to mitigate environmental impacts wherever possible.
Dr Alan Finkel has, with considerable regret, tendered his resignation as Chair and Board Director of Speedpanel so that in January 2016 he can commence a full-time role as Chief Scientist of Australia. This is a full-time contract with the Commonwealth of Australia, in respect of which Dr Finkel is relinquishing all of his existing institutional, corporate governance and management roles.
Speedpanel Directors have found it a pleasure and honor to have Dr Finkel as part of the Company and are certain that Dr Finkel will make a significant contribution to the research and innovation agenda in Australia. Dr Finkels’ resignation will be effective 31 December 2015.
The Board has appointed (and the Annual General Meeting has ratified the appointment of) Mr Ron Lazarovits to the Board and Chair effective 1 January 2016. Speedpanel’s Board welcomes Ron and thanks him for taking on this new role with the Company. Ron is the founder of the Friendly Group, the operators of the Greenhouse Backpacker chain. As well as being an accomplished businessman Ron has a strong academic background with a Master of Science, Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Ron’s knowledge and intellectual strength will be a great asset to Speedpanel as it plans its strategy and executes on its current growth plans.
Sydney Build 2016 (10th & 11th March) is the leading construction expo for Sydney and New South Wales. Taking place at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. Featuring more than 100 exhibitors and thousands of quality attendees from the construction industry and local government, Sydney Build is the ideal opportunity for your organisation to get involved in Sydney’s booming construction industry; and to access major contractors, developers and suppliers from Sydney and across Australia. For more information please visit www.sydneybuildexpo.com. (sic)
Located at 11 Sudbury Street, Darra 4076, about 14 kilometres southwest of Brisbane CBD, Speedpanel Qld Sales & Distribution is headed up by Mr. Neil Baggott.
Contact Neil directly on 07) 3166 9770 for any Speedpanel enquiries
In an exciting new development, assessment 34352100 from Exova Warringtonfire certifies 78mm Speedpanel for ceilings and bulkheads.
78mm Speedpanel can be installed horizontally for a two-way fire rated ceiling up to 3.0m spans supported off vertically installed Speedpanel walls.
The 78mm Speedpanel can also be used to create a 3.0m x 1.5m fire rated bulkhead.
For full details and assessment click here
In the latest SPEEDPANEL certification from Exova Warringtonfire, assessment 35875300 now covers horizontally installed 78mm SPEEDPANEL up to 5.0m spans without any requirement for supporting posts or lintels!
This means the horizontal SPEEDPANEL can be stacked to unlimited heights with a simple angle attachment to the stair stringers.
For the full assessment, please read or download on our website.
Speedpanel is excited to welcome Dr. Alan Finkel as Chairman to Speedpanel Australia Ltd. Dr. Alan Finkel is well known for his sound business acumen and significant contributions to various business and educational ventures within the science and technology fields. We look forward to his contributions and guidance within the board to assist in growing Speedpanel throughout the global market.
Dr. Alan Finkel AO is Chancellor of Monash University, President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Executive Publisher of Cosmos Magazine, Executive Chairman of Stile Education, Chairman of Manhattan Investment Group, Director of ASX-listed Cogstate and Chairman of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics. He is an elected Fellow of ATSE, Engineers Australia, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA), and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Previously he founded and ran California-based, ASX-listed company Axon Instruments and was a Director of NASDAQ listed company Molecular Devices.
To do this we are proud to announce that we have begun moving into our new facility at 421 Dorset Rd, Bayswater, Victoria. Whilst this is currently our head office and dispatch warehouse, we will be moving manufacturing here in the coming months. Our new state of the art facility is currently being fitted out with a batching plant that will allow complete control over our aerated inner core and be able to recycle all mixture waste products. We will be pumping energy back into the grid via our new solar panels that cover our extensive roof area. Not only that, Speedpanel will be saving water by ensuring that our large roof area will be recycling all rain catchments for our inner core!
Speedpanel is dedicated to the importance of manufacturing in Australia, and providing jobs to local communities. Stay tuned as we duplicate these facilities in other capital cities around Australia!
Sales & Distribution
421 DORSET ROAD,
BAYSWATER, Victoria Australia, 3153
PO BOX 145
BAYSWATER BC, Victoria Australia, 3153
Phone: (03) 9724 6888
Fax : (03) 9724 6889
421 DORSET ROAD,
BAYSWATER, Victoria Australia, 3153
Phone: (03) 9724 6888
Fax : (03) 9724 6889