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Valued Industry Partners

The BDAA maintains an active, prosperous, and mutually beneficial network of esteemed industry partners.

The BDAA counts among its many industry partners some of the highest profile, top quality suppliers of building materials and services throughout Australia. Our members are proud to specify their materials and building services from these auspicious companies, well revered across the Australian built environment, who are in turn proud to make their essential supplies the prime components of BDAA member designs.

Aside from serving as key collaborators for our grateful member designers, our industry partners form a strong presence at our conferences, chapter meetings, symposiums and webinars; enlightening our membership with their specialised knowledge regarding every aspect of the Australian building industry and the built environment. Our industry partners even help us to honour our top-achieving member designers as a part of our BDAA National Design Awards program; which awards special prizes for the best use of industry partner products in nominated commercial and residential designs.


Principal Industry Partner

Building modern weatherboard homes? Undergoing renovation and need new exterior timber cladding? Weathertex is a specialist exterior wall panels supplier and weatherboard company offering the best quality products available on the market. From classic to modern styles, we offer all the cladding and timber wall panelling you need for projects of any size, and are committed to keeping our prices as affordable as possible so that you can enjoy quality products without blowing your budget.

MAJOR Industry Partner

Architectural Window Systems (AWS), is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of aluminium window and door systems. AWS offers an extensive range of locally designed aluminium window and door suites for residential and commercial applications. AWS designs, tests, finishes and supplies aluminium window and door systems under the Vantage and Elevate™ brands to more than 200 licenced manufacturers throughout Australia.

MAJOR Industry Partner

Made from Aussie steel, LYSAGHT® products are extensively performance-tested, come with a BlueScope warranty, and offer our customers confidence and peace of mind. Our quality Australian-made steel products, including Roofing & Walling, Architectural Cladding, Home Improvements, Structural product, and Fencing, are only part of our unique offer. Our people are located in over 30 locations throughout Australia and are always ready to assist. It’s our commitment to delivering genuine, helpful customer service, and an unmatched technical support and expertise that has helped us become the trusted experts and industry leaders.

PREMIUM Industry Partner

At Nero, our mission is simple: To provide Australian households and families with stunning, excellent quality yet well priced tapware for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries creating remarkable experiences through new and better ways. Nero Tapware manufactures and supplies a range of tapware and accessories ranging from entry level through to high end architecturally designed pieces.
In addition, we also manufacture a full Ambulant and Assisted living ranges across 6 colours with everything from standard to made to measure options. Nero prides itself of quality and craftsmanship to ensure an unforgettable bathing experience.

PREMIUM Industry Partner

Since 1915 the steel industry has been an essential part of Australia and its economy. BlueScope’s heritage traces back to the very beginning. BlueScope is a global manufacturer of premium branded coated and painted steel products, such as COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel. Genuine COLORBOND® steel has undergone over fifty years of Australian research and development, which has allowed for proven durability and long lasting performance when subjected to some of the harshest Australian conditions. With a range of designer colours and a new matt finish, COLORBOND® steel gives you the flexibility to realise your design vision.

PREMIUM Industry Partner

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fibre cement building solutions. The company empowers homeowners, designers and building professionals alike to achieve the home of their dreams with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.

Helping you to specify and inspire your clients

Can you design your client’s dream home with less time, cost and effort, all without compromising on your vision? With James Hardie, It’s Possible™. The integration of our products and accessories work together seamlessly to give you peace of mind on any project. The premium quality of every James Hardie product makes us the best partner to bring your designs to life. The James Hardie Specifier page is your one stop shop for the latest design news and specifier tools. Whatever your vision, It’s Possible™ with James Hardie.

PROFESSIONAL Insurance Partner

Webber Insurance Services is pleased to be the preferred insurance broker for the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA). All members have access to a unique, tailored insurance solution for their insurance requirements.

To arrange a quote or for further information for your Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, please contact Chris Webber or Daniel Webber on 1800 932 237 or email us at


Founded by its Director, Lou Stojanovski, Keystone Lawyers is an innovative commercial law firm, specialising in the fields of Construction, Engineering, Mining, Commercial, Development and Property law.
With a personal and professional approach to the law, they are able to deliver exceptional results to their clients. Built upon a solid foundation of specialist legal knowledge and extensive legal experience, Keystone Lawyers moves beyond the role of law firm. They aim to partner with their clients, strategising and championing them to achieve business, personal and commercial success. They are the law firm of choice for local and national companies and entrepreneurs, supporting clients through all phases of business.

Their Areas of Practice include:

  • Construction, Mining, Infrastructure and Engineering Law
  • Tenders and Contracts
  • Commercial Advice
  • Corporations Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Development and Property Law
  • Conveyancing Services
  • Building Disputes
  • Home Owners Warranty Insurance
  • Competition and Consumer Act
  • Security of Payments
  • Business Structuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insolvency Law
  • Trusts and Self Managed Super Funds
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning

CORPORATE Industry Partner

Hebel is Australia’s leading manufacturer of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). Backed by CSR, the trusted name in building products, Hebel is a strong yet lightweight building product that is available in panels or blocks. It is kind to the environment, quick to build with and better to live in.

CORPORATE Industry Partner

From a small team of three in 1987, we’ve grown to become the largest independent wholesale timber suppliers in Australia today.

At ITI Australia, we have made leaps and bounds in the timber industry, and endeavour to provide our quality timber and building products in bulk for builders and landscapers everywhere.

We now have nine distribution centres, making us accessible to the whole country.

BUSINESS Industry Partner

Geoff French, the owner of MBC, has been a building surveyor and certifier for 40 years within the southern region of Sydney as Manager of Southern Sydney Building Certifiers.

My Building Certifier (MBC) offers a comprehensive service in all areas of building certification throughout greater Sydney and Illawarra.

BUSINESS Industry Partner

Unitex® is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of building products suitable for both residential and commercial architectural projects. The range includes lightweight Wall Cladding; Acrylic Polymer Renders; Acrylic Textures and Finishes; Architectural Mouldings and Columns; and Render Accessories. The Unitex® brand is built on a platform of ‘innovation’ and ‘service’. Let our friendly technical sales team assist the development of your next project to create a truly unique and elegant exterior facade.

BUSINESS Industry Partner

The company specialises in designing the right system to suit your needs and prides itself on getting this right. After over sixteen years of serving the Sydney market, the fact that the majority of our work comes from repeat business and referrals is a testament to the solutions, products and services that we provide.