The Group formally known as Sole Practitioners started as a Self Help Group in 1986. The group meets twice each month at the Build and Design Centre, 66 Merivale Street South Brisbane (next door to the AIA Queensland Chapter Premises), from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm to discuss Architecture and General practice topics with special emphasis and application to issues affecting sole and small architectural practices.

All Architects who are sole practitioners or who are contemplating entering into small practice are welcome to attend. This includes practitioners who are solely responsible for 3 to 4 staff and this has recently been expanded to include small practices with more than one principal and staff (up to 10 people).

SESSION 12, 25 July

12:30 - 12:45 Presented by Blair Collins

Guardian Screens & Shutters will introduce their innovative lockable plantation Smart Shutter. The latest development in home security, giving all the advantages of plantation shutters - privacy, light and breeze control and now security.

Guardian Smart Shutter are made from reinforced aluminium, Identical to traditional shutters. The strong range provides a solution for both security and privacy, eliminating the need to install obtrusive security bars or screens, roller shutters, curtains, and blinds.

12:45 - 13:00 Presented by Julie Paraha

CS Cavity Sliders is Australia's premier manufacturer of cavity sliding door systems. We have a huge range of cavity sliders and related door systems to choose from, suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Our product range includes special systems for disabled access and healthcare, automatic or self-closing cavity sliders.

We manufacture to customer's specification to almost any size requirement. Julie will demonstrate the array of jamb details and options available including the soft-closing system, New Yorker doors and range of hardware specifically designed for CS Cavity Sliders.