We are setting the benchmark for Australia’s building and construction industries
Innovation is at the core of who we are as a business. From the very beginning, our founder Len Buckeridge was determined to continuously improve our company, proactively seeking ways to deliver more value, produce better quality products and operate more efficiently.
Today, our values underpin our business strategy with a clear focus on continually improving and asking is there a better way. We undertake ongoing research and development, discovering new technologies and process improvements across our businesses. From industry leading product testing and quality control to adopting the latest technologies, we are consistently pushing the boundaries and staying ahead of the curve.
Materials Technology Centre
We established the Materials Technology Centre (MTC) as a centralised hub to drive research and development activities for the Group.
The state-of-the-art facilities are used to conduct technical research on manufacturing materials and building products to ensure we are upholding the highest possible standards in quality control.
3D Software at BGC Housing Group
We provide potential clients with the opportunity to visualise plans and home designs by the power of 3D Virtual Space technology. Our Archicad models are transitioned into a program called Twinmotion, which uses video game technology to create 3D worlds that can be explored on a computer with a gaming controller or through a VR headset when visiting our display villages.
Transport Fatigue Management Cameras
As part of our commitment to safety, we have installed cameras in our vehicles to manage driver fatigue during night shift. If the driver closes their eyes or shows inattention while in control of the vehicle, the system will warn the driver by triggering an alarm and vibrating the seat.
As a newly emerging technology, our fatigue management cameras are keeping us on the forefront of innovation.
We have the largest plasterboard manufacturing plant in WA, which enables us to manufacture the largest range of GECA (Good Environment Choice Australia) certified products in Australia.
In the manufacturing process, we use a PVC belt to produce the smoothest possible plasterboard products, with key plasterboard ingredient gypsum sourced from Cape Cuvier in WA.
Double Glazing & Low e-Glass at Affinity Windows
Affinity Windows underwent an expansion in 2021. The new facility offers unconstrained manufacturing capacity, with new technology and equipment to support optimal efficiency in the manufacturing process. In line with the expansion, Affinity Windows introduced new double-glazed products and energy efficient glass known as E-Tech Lite to offer a more sustainable alternative.
Robotics at Midland Brick
We use robots to load and unload bricks from kiln cars and put bricks into packs. Our robots can easily handle 30 tonne of product per hour, with much greater flexibility to handle different shapes and sizes when compared to traditional automated production lines. The use of robotics eliminates the need for manual handling processes within the factory, reducing the risk of workplace injuries.