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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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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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Bullying in the workplace

Bullying in schools, in the workplace and in society in general is frowned upon and rightly so but why is it ignored in politics or in business relationships. Look at poor Minister Garrett in Victoria, caught between the fire fighters union, her political party,...

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