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Austrian Industry Seminars on Structural Timber Construction

Thanks to its rich and sustainably managed timber resources, Austria has built up extensive expertise in timber construction methods and materials. With the recent surge in construction of tall timber buildings in Australia, Austrian companies have become pivotal...
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ASH will be joining the CFMEU Rally

ASH will be joining the CFMEU to Rally on Tuesday the 21st March. All branded trucks are encouraged to park on the foot path in front of Parliament House at 10:00am. Trucks with windows, staircases, furniture, wrapped packs of timber, etc - are all encouraged to come...
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Modular living

A Melbourne entrepreneur thinks outside the box by building within it Mechanical engineer David Nicolaides was on the hunt for a new career following the closure of the Holden plant in Port Melbourne. He decided to combine his skillsets of engineering and property...
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Better benefits

TABMA helps members grow their business. The Timber and Building Materials Association (TABMA) represents timber and building material merchants, suppliers, manufacturers, frame and truss fabricators, wholesalers and timber importers. TABMA’s aim is to help members...
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Global standards

Facilitating international trade of wood with ISO standards By Clare Naden Where would we be without wood? In 2015 alone, we humans consumed a whopping 310 million cubic metres of softwood lumber and 130 million cubic metres of hardwood lumber, totalling USD 129...
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Hyne Timber scales up glulam plant

Hyne Timber's glue laminating plant (glulam) in Maryborough, Qld, is scaling up ahead of the Mass Timber Construction boom in Australia. The plant has recently commissioned their new, state of the art CNC machine called a Hundegger K2i which will make the supply of...
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Smooth Operators

Quality, innovation, knowledge and experience set Hermes at the head of the pack. When you think of smooth, perfect surfaces, sandpaper may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but its inclusion in the finishing process is instrumental to the many products you...

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Forests in the Sky

Remote sensing advances to cut costs, increase speed and usher in virtual reality. New technological tools harnessing the power of remote sensing to make it quicker, easier and cheaper to measure forest inventory will soon be unveiled – and in future could potentially...

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Captain of Industry

Peter Taylor has faced countless setbacks over the past few decades, but his dogged determination has seen him build a true Australian success story. Peter Taylor, CEO of the Multinail Group, has quite the story to tell. He has been at the forefront of the nail plate...

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How timber puts money in the bank

In a construction market where budgets are forever under pressure, the use of timber materials in combination with offsite construction approaches can be a genuine silver bullet for astute builders. Richard Smith, Associate Director of MBMpl says where timber wins...

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Love your work

Embracing new opportunities has led Nicky Woodward to a rewarding and successful career. Nicky Woodward, software testing and support manager at Pryda Australia, has been in the industry for 21 years and she still loves what she does. Woodward began her career with...

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Breaking records

Exploring exciting new developments in engineered timber construction Photo credit for Dalston Lane project: Daniel Shearing Photo credit for Murray Grove: Will Pryce In a world where housing affordability is an issue and where climate change is real threat,...

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Out in force

Bostik unveils new technology for hardwood flooring adhesives. Everyone is looking to save time and cut costs, but that often goes hand-in-hand with a poor quality end result. However, market leader Bostik has developed innovative new technology which is set to...

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The bigger picture

SAPPHIRE Management – a smarter management system. "SAPPHIRE Management gives me a snapshot of my business at any time" Although happy with the internal systems they had, several years ago Peter Owen, manager of Owen Truss, was on the lookout for smarter management...

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Advancing Australia

AFA is offering the latest in world-leading machinery and manufacturing Australian Framing Automation (AFA) is an Australian-based company representing Modular Building Automation (MBA) and their timber framing machinery and floor cassette manufacturing machinery...

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Yellowing timber

As is often the case, this month’s article was inspired by recent events. While we were visiting a family member in Adelaide, she asked us to coat her new timber desk top with a water-based coating that’s low sheen, hard-wearing and wouldn’t cause the pale straw...

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BauBuche Flooring

German beech lumber in a new look Photographer: Darko Pollmeier uses a high-tech process to turn beech lumber into BauBuche. Its BauBuche flooring products combine exceptional strength with a most attractive uniform look and an unobtrusive texture that is far removed...

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Product Directory

First-of-its-kind technology offers ground-breaking new ecommerce solutions to industry. Vesta Timber and Hardware (VTH) and Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) are pleased to announce, following on from the agreement announced on December 19,  that the new...

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A real game changer

Mitek’s Sapphire Management can offer a multitude of benefits to your business. It’s been no secret Darren Campbell, Managing Director of The Truss & Frame Factory in Kelso, NSW, has been a big fan of MiTek’s SAPPHIRE™ program from day one. In fact, he’s been...

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Auto power

Embracing new technologies can cut costs and boost production. A lot has changed in the timber business in the past 30 years. New technology and advancements in machinery mean that manufacturers and fabricators can produce more products more efficiently while also...

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A proud milestone

Alpine Truss celebrates 15 great years in business. Between them, Alpine Truss managing director George Prothero and Director Chris Vafiadis share 85 years of experience in the timber industry. “I’ve been in the timber industry for 40 years, Chris has been in the...

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Truss Talk

The entertainment world is excited because it is Oscars time. Rocket scientists are over the moon because Space-X have just landed another rocket first stage back on earth.  Medicine is agog because it's now possible to make a human with three parents. And in...

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Concern over building products

EWPAA says substandard imports and non-conforming products risk Australian lives. The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) has made a detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry on Non-Conforming Building Products, highlighting the inherent safety...

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