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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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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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We are family

The TTIA boasts a broad membership base, but at its heart it remains a grassroots organisation, dedicated to the timber industry and the people who make it thrive. Over the past 25 years, Timber Trade Industrial Association (TTIA) CEO Brian Beecroft has seen a lot of...

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Welcome to the Jungle (House)

Accoya adds finishing touches to Brazilian home Accoya modified wood has been used to provide the finishing touches to Casa da Mata or “The Jungle House” on Guarujá Beach, Brazil. Accoya was commissioned by architects Marcio Kogan and Samanta Cafardo at Studio mk27...

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Concept and reality

Lendlease sells its tallest engineered timber office building in Australia, while a mind-blowing 80-storey timber concept in Chicago could one day become a reality. Lendlease’s first engineered timber office building in Queensland, called 5 King, has been acquired by...

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Best on show

Construction of Multinail head office underway Australia’s leading innovator in light weight pre-fabricated timber technology has started construction of its new head office in Stapylton, Queensland. With the recent changes to the National Construction Code allowing...

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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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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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Getting high

Engineered timber is building a new future for the timber industry. Forte Living in Melbourne is a 10 storey timber construction that was briefly the tallest timber building in the world. Treet, in Norway, reaches 14 storeys. Brock Commons at the University of British...

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TIMMS for timber

Continued growth and innovation keeps this timber-specific software product ahead of the pack. As your business grows, you need more than just qualified, hardworking staff and quality products and services. The right software to manage your business is essential if...

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All above board

All about the National Wood Flooring Association of Australia The National Wood Flooring Association of Australia (NWFAA) is a not-for-profit association of grass roots organisations who hold specialised expertise in wood floor installation. The NWFAA is dedicated to...

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Code orange moving to green

New building code for construction sector By Duncan Fletcher and Miriam Power, K&L Gates The passing of the Registered Organisations Bill on by the Senate on Tuesday, November 22 and the passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity)...

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Second time around

Recycled timber is not just good for the environment. Here, we take another look at a beautiful and bountiful resource. In the July issue of TimberTrader News we looked at the various ecological benefits of using recycled timber. But there are many other benefits to...

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Destroyers of Timber

Over the years we have received requests for assistance from organizations as far afield as the USA, India, and New Zealand so it wasn’t a total surprise when last month we got a call for assistance from a couple in the UK.  Given that the call did not originate from...

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