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).


12:30 - 12:45 by Ian Reid

Vauth-Sagel has along history across Australia and New Zealand some 20 plus years. Having recently re-invented its self and its philosophy on design, Vauth Sagel is now looking to be part of inspired living spaces for all people around the globe.

Ian will take you through the key new product design about to hit our shores, Planero. Award winning Cornerstone Maxx, officially launched at AWISA this year. Tools to assist you in specifying Vauth-Sagel. Who to contact for support and solutions to your next project.

12:45 - 13:00 by Andre Bailey

Jetmaster Fireplaces Australia, is a well established market leader in supply and manufacture of wood and gas fireplaces. Over the years Jetmaster has been committed to revolutionising and increasing their range of both gas and wood fireplaces with a combination of superior heat, beautiful design and the ability to push the boundaries of where fire can go and how it can look in your homes.

This presentation will we will look at the possibilities of what fluing options are available such as NATURAL DRAFT, BALANCED FLUE, DIRECT VENTING AND POWER FLUE OPTIONS. This will help in specifying which fireplace will be best suited and what clearances are required for each type.