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Boral Timber pitches in for a new wildlife hospital on KI. After bushfires destroyed a third of Kangaroo Island over summer, help was urgently needed to get many businesses and organisations up and running again. For the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, that came in the...

Fuel Reduction Training

TABMA Training’s training partnership with HQPlantations will make a difference to upcoming fire seasons. Given the unprecedented bushfire crisis that most of Australia went through at the start of this year, the importance of protecting our softwood and hardwood...

Great Ideas

If you have an idea to improve sustainability in construction, the 2020 COINS Grand Challenge wants to hear it. Construction software specialists COINS are serious about giving back to the industry behind their success. The 2020 COINS Grand Challenge calls for ideas...

Covid-19 Resources

Whether you’re sailing through steadily or about to bite the next person who says “we’re all in this together”, there are multiple resources ready to help you get through 2020’s many changes. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld’s famous saying, we’ve got an unknown number...

Support During Covid-19

A super fund perspective on the Federal Government’s financial support package for individuals. Super funds are playing their part in the country’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. “As the impact of COVID-19 has affected businesses across the economy, a...

Government Stimulus FAQ

Fred Tortora from corporate law and accounting firm Surry Partners, explains the benefits available to businesses and individuals under the government’s most recent measures to support people and the economy Here is a summary of the government’s latest stimulus...
Hop to It

Hop to It

Boral Timber pitches in for a new wildlife hospital on KI. After bushfires destroyed a third of Kangaroo Island over summer, help was urgently needed to get many businesses and organisations up and running again. For the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, that came in the...

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Good Returns

Good Returns

Recycled timbers are showing their worth – environmentally and economically – in the supply chain, both as high-quality designer timbers and as quality wood fibre. Durability is a key selling point for all of us in the timber industry: our product lasts. And yet at a...

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Fully Loaded

Fully Loaded

While loaded chips or burgers can be great, overloaded joists are anything but. It’s one of those words that has come back into vogue. ‘Fully’ was used by hotels and restaurants when they were fully booked, but then the hip crowd starting using it for being very cool...

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Fuel Reduction Training

Fuel Reduction Training

TABMA Training’s training partnership with HQPlantations will make a difference to upcoming fire seasons. Given the unprecedented bushfire crisis that most of Australia went through at the start of this year, the importance of protecting our softwood and hardwood...

read more
Parting Ways

Parting Ways

What needs to be considered if redundancies are on the cards… By Emma Watt. Sometimes an employer needs to change the size of their workforce by making some employees redundant. This is a process that requires some attention to detail if it is to be done properly, in...

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Great Ideas

Great Ideas

If you have an idea to improve sustainability in construction, the 2020 COINS Grand Challenge wants to hear it. Construction software specialists COINS are serious about giving back to the industry behind their success. The 2020 COINS Grand Challenge calls for ideas...

read more
Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Whether you’re sailing through steadily or about to bite the next person who says “we’re all in this together”, there are multiple resources ready to help you get through 2020’s many changes. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld’s famous saying, we’ve got an unknown number...

read more
Support During Covid-19

Support During Covid-19

A super fund perspective on the Federal Government’s financial support package for individuals. Super funds are playing their part in the country’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. “As the impact of COVID-19 has affected businesses across the economy, a...

read more
Government Stimulus FAQ

Government Stimulus FAQ

Fred Tortora from corporate law and accounting firm Surry Partners, explains the benefits available to businesses and individuals under the government’s most recent measures to support people and the economy Here is a summary of the government’s latest stimulus...

read more
Concrete Shoes

Concrete Shoes

Turns out, slabs are a bigger factor than you might think when it comes to bracing. I set out writing this article with the intention of providing you with a universal design for the attachment of bracing walls to slabs so that you could provide this to builders on...

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Making it Last

Making it Last

Use of engineered timbers externally comes with durability considerations. By Craig Kay, national product engineer, Tilling Acknowledged as the oldest wooden building in the world, the Horyuji Temple in Japan was constructed around 700CE. In North America, covered...

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On Trial

On Trial

We investigate some of the most common questions regarding probationary employees. By Emma Watt Does being on probation make a difference to an employee’s access to unfair dismissal claims? The answer to this common question is that agreement between the employer and...

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Clever Car Parks

Clever Car Parks

EnviroPark takes advantage of the strength and prefabrication ease of engineered timber and combines it with solar panels for innovative, eco-friendly car shelters and multi-storey parks. Many readers will already know Dr David Bylund from his work with Wesbeam’s Tall...

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WELL Built

WELL Built

The awards are still coming now that Brisbane’s 25 King has moved from construction into its working life. Not satisfied with taking the gong for Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building, 25 King is also Queensland’s first building with WELL Core and...

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Parquetry Perfection

Parquetry Perfection

New large-format parquetry blocks deliver a great modern look and make laying faster. Boral Timber’s focus on flooring has long delivered a range of great products with an enviable mix of visual appeal, reliability and attractive price points. The new Grande Block...

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Excellence Rewarded

Excellence Rewarded

IHG’s Awards of Excellence recognise the hardworking families and teams whose innovation and commitment are at the forefront of timber and hardware retail in Australia. Singer Anthony Callea opened his set at the start of the Independent Hardware Group’s 2019 Awards...

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Reaching the Heights

Reaching the Heights

A Tasmanian PhD student’s arborist drone has won him a 2020 Science and Innovation Award for Young People. Mechanical engineer and University of Tasmania PhD student Sean Krisanski has been announced as one of the winners of the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for...

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Prints Not-so Charming

Prints Not-so Charming

A look at biometric attendance records – are they lawful? And what are the concerns employers should consider before introducing them? By Emma Watt A 2019 decision of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission found that an employer’s direction to an employee to consent...

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Put a Coat On

Put a Coat On

Customers may not always know exactly what colour they want, but when it comes to consistency and environmental concerns, they have some very clear views. There’s a surprising amount of crossover between interiors trends celebrating the natural qualities of timber and...

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Let’s Get Connected

Let’s Get Connected

Physical links are essential to structures, and good engineering makes all the difference. By Afzal Laphir, Principal Engineer, Meyer Timber What does it mean to be connected? A street survey would invariably be full of associations to Linkedin, Facebook, WhatsApp or...

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Covid-19 in Brief

Covid-19 in Brief

You don’t need 96 rolls of loo paper, but you do need to stay abreast of the facts regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. By the time you read this, things will probably have changed again in Australia’s rapidly evolving response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Already the text...

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