Giants in the Sky: Why are Skyscrapers Important?
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Giants in the Sky: Why are Skyscrapers Important?

May 17, 2022 Posted by Dane Latham

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Giants in the Sky: Why are Skyscrapers Important?

Since the opening of Australia Square Tower in Sydney in 1967,  Australia’s skylines have continually risen, reflecting a change in the way we think about the relationship between towers and densification. Far flung from the early days of business districts, today’s skylines reveal a bricolage of br...
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The Use of Tactile Indicator Studs in Stairways

The purpose of tactile indicator studs is to create a textured ground surface on public pathways and access routes with a distinctive, consistent and readily-recognised surface pattern that is detectable by a long cane or underfoot. The textured surface is used to assist vision-impaired pedestrians ...
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What Differentiates Latham Expansion Joints?

In a world of competing products, one of the challenges for a specifier and a purchaser is to ensure that the product they choose is the one that is totally suitable for the job. Quality materials, precision manufacture, durability and performance are all part of the equation. Latham Australia has b...
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How to Maximise the Working Life of Your Stair Tread Nosing

1. Select a Stair Nosing that is Appropriate for the Environment Where it is To Be Installed  Assess the type and volume of foot traffic and whether the nosing will be exposed to trolleys or other equipment. A lightweight profile in a high traffic area will wear quickly and result in a short lifespa...
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What Is The Typical Lead Time For Latham Products?

Latham Australia have been manufacturing our range of high-quality architectural and safety flooring products for over 70 years, right here in Sydney, Australia. Because we can make our products in such wide variety and to the precise specifications desired, just about all of our products are made t...
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What is the Difference Between Latham’s Control Strips and Expansion Joint Covers?

Latham Australia is the expert in floor movement control and safety products. Many people will have seen our products, but may not know what the various types are and what they are used for. Let’s explore the range. 
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Are Stair Tread Nosings Suitable For Fire Escapes?

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has adopted Australian Standard AS1428.1.2009 for Design for Access and Mobility and, accordingly, compliance is mandatory. The standard applies to new buildings and existing buildings that are being upgraded, altered, or refurbished.
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Latham Australia’s Manufacturing and Dispatch, Right Here in Sydney

Here at Latham Australia, we make our entire range of floor movement control and safety products in our factory in Gladesville, in the Sydney suburbs. Latham are proud to be a key “Australian Made and Owned” business. 
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What Are the Requirements For Tactile Ground Surface Indicators Under AS1428?

Almost everyone has seen Tactile Indicators – one of the vital safety products made and sold by Latham Australia. 
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When Dirt Comes in the Door, There Goes Your Beautiful Floor

When you visit friends or relatives, you will often ask them, “should I take off my shoes to come inside?” because you don’t want to bring dirty, dusty, or wet shoes in, which would spoil the condition of their floors. That is really just being thoughtful and having good manners. On the other hand, ...
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Why You Should Preference Australian-made Products

Firstly, let’s clear-up any confusion about what Australian-made actually means.  For a product to claim to be “Made in Australia”, “Australian Made” or “Manufactured in Australia”, Australian Consumer Law effectively states that the good must have undergone ‘substantial transformation’ within Austr...
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Why the Profile and Infills Matter When Specifying Entrance Mats

You won’t be surprised to hear it, but not all entrance mats are the same. Even within the broad range of styles available in Latham Australia’s high quality entrance mats, different combinations are recommended for different situations. It pays to be aware of the potential varieties - so that you c...
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