Category: No. 351 // October 2015

FTMA Newsletter

They say good things come to those who wait, but the truth is, even better things come to those who work hard – and this is definitely the case when it comes to the newly released Australian Standard ‘1720.5:2015 Timber Structures – Nailplated timber roof trusses’.

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Underfloor heating

From start to finish, the success of a timber floor installation over a heated subfloor is subject to the level of open communication, and the exchange of information, between all parties. This includes the customer, the subfloor heating provider/contractor, and the flooring contractor.

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In the right hands

Lumara Timber is a hardwood sales yard from New South Wales, currently experiencing a resurgence. Founding publisher Greg King caught up with owner, Andrew Epthorp, to get his insights on timber products, competitive sectors, and why timber continues to surprise him.

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G Gay & Co. Mitre 10, Ballarat, VIC

During my time working on TimberTrader News, I’ve often been impressed with the number of family-owned businesses still present in the industry today. I recently spoke with Keith Gay about his family business, G Gay & Co. Mitre 10, the challenges they’ve faced, and the possibility of an all-female leadership team in the future.

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Matthews moving on up

After 50 years, the team at Matthews Timber have packed up and shipped out to the Melbourne suburb of Knoxfield – marking the beginning of a new chapter for a business that is deeply immersed in Australia’s timber history. John Hickey, National Sales Manager of Mathews Timber, recently shared his insights as to why the business decided to move on, and what we can expect next.

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