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Hoo-Hoo Golf Day

The timber industry’s finest met on the golf course last month. The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo is one of the world’s oldest service organisations, dating back to 1892. Its members are drawn from the forest industry’s many branches and it has one core...

Hobart Making History

Certified cypress is the star in this new hotel. Building onto old concrete piles that previously supported a single-storey shed, physical logistics were just one of the issues facing the team behind the new MACq 01 Hotel on Hobart’s waterfront. The solution? Timber...

SupaBord Protection

This easy-to-use product is a board saviour. It’s a sad truth of building that floors can’t be the last thing to go in on most sites, which means they are often exposed to accidental damage from follow-up trades. With intricate parquetry and luxe floorboards making a...

Employment Updates

An overview of employment matters that have changed recently. FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE NOW IN AWARDS Many modern awards have been varied with an effective date of 1 August 2018 to include an entitlement to unpaid Family & Domestic Violence Leave. This...

Regional Investment

Timberlink is investing $100m in jobs and Australian timber supply. As the only major Australasian sawmilling company managing full chain of custody from forest to warehouse, Timberlink holds a unique place in the industry. Now it is set to expand with a $100 million...

Upcoming events

October TABMA events On Saturday, 13th October, TABMA will be hosting the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. Held in the Podium Room at Rydges Hotel in South Bank, the event is an opportunity to recognise excellence in the industry and showcase the...

Virtual Visits

A new range of programs allows designers, builders and clients to step straight from CAD to VR, allowing you to walk through projects before any real-world work begins. One common difficulty for designers and builders is helping clients to ‘see’ the final product....

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Hoo-Hoo Golf Day

The timber industry’s finest met on the golf course last month. The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo is one of the world’s oldest service organisations, dating back to 1892. Its members are drawn from the forest industry’s many branches and it has one core...

read more

Hobart Making History

Certified cypress is the star in this new hotel. Building onto old concrete piles that previously supported a single-storey shed, physical logistics were just one of the issues facing the team behind the new MACq 01 Hotel on Hobart’s waterfront. The solution? Timber...

read more

Small Joys

The beauty and potential of timber is celebrated by Budapest-based Hello Wood, a creative design and architecture studio that challenges and delights. For many years, Budapest has been famous as a city of fine art and architecture. It’s a place where creativity is a...

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Northern Treasures

Branch 95 specialises in top Australian hardwoods from a very special location. Dale and Meyers Operations has spent the past 30 years cementing their reputation as top suppliers of Australian hardwoods. Now the Queensland-based company has introduced an exciting new...

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In Memoriam: Peter Duncan

A great gentleman of the trade, Peter Duncan passed away on Tuesday 9 October, 2015. Here, we remember him. It’s often said that we do not die until no-one speaks our name. If that’s the true definition of immortality on Earth, then the late Peter Duncan of Peter...

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SupaBord Protection

This easy-to-use product is a board saviour. It’s a sad truth of building that floors can’t be the last thing to go in on most sites, which means they are often exposed to accidental damage from follow-up trades. With intricate parquetry and luxe floorboards making a...

read more

Employment Updates

An overview of employment matters that have changed recently. FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE NOW IN AWARDS Many modern awards have been varied with an effective date of 1 August 2018 to include an entitlement to unpaid Family & Domestic Violence Leave. This...

read more

Regional Investment

Timberlink is investing $100m in jobs and Australian timber supply. As the only major Australasian sawmilling company managing full chain of custody from forest to warehouse, Timberlink holds a unique place in the industry. Now it is set to expand with a $100 million...

read more

Social Splendour

Hybrid timber/steel construction and clever software has seen Sunbury Wallframes and Trusses create a social housing success. By Jane Clark. Corpus Christi is a thriving residential care facility in Greenvale, Victoria, that provides accommodation and support for...

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Upcoming events

October TABMA events On Saturday, 13th October, TABMA will be hosting the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. Held in the Podium Room at Rydges Hotel in South Bank, the event is an opportunity to recognise excellence in the industry and showcase the...

read more

Planning the best deck

The nation’s favourite outdoor structure is a brilliant place to show off the capability and beauty of timber. By Donyale Harrison. A good backyard deck is as much a part of our traditional Australian lifestyle as barbecues and parliamentary backstabbing. But, unlike...

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New LOSP plant

SE Pine’s investment in new treatment is paying off. SE Pine’s focus on constant improvement of their processes and production of quality product shows through in its latest investment: a new LOSP treatment plant in South Dandenong. In typical SE Pine fashion, it uses...

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Pop-up Shelters

Unoccupied commercial buildings are providing dignity and security for those in need. We’re one of the richest countries in the world, but Australia can’t pretend we’re one of the most equal. One in every 200 Australians is homeless, a jump of 14% in the five years to...

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New Safety Guide

A comprehensive guide covers legal and practical issues. Following the same focus on worker safety and management responsibility as our WH&S special (TTN August 2018) is the Forestry Sector Guide to Workplace Safety AU/NZ 2018/19. Published by Pro-Visual in...

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Complete Package

The first residential CLT development in NSW was recently completed, ahead of schedule and under budget. Back in the June 2018 issue of TTN, we spoke with Theo Pasialis, Director Construction at Holz DC. At the time they had just completed the structural work on the...

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Architect’s Dream

Timber provided the inspiration and material for this redesign. Most architects spend their working lives thinking about how people are affected by the spaces around them and how our spaces shape our lives. So when Sally Wilson from Adelaide-based sw-architects...

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September Events

Next generation timber, plus bushfire safety. Bushfire Building Forum & Expo Paarhammer Windows and Doors will be one of the companies featuring specially designed fire-safe products at the Bushfire Building Forum & Expo in Springwood, NSW on 8 September. The...

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Hitting a Century

After one hundred years of success, G. Gay & Co are still learning and growing to meet the needs of their booming Ballarat customer base. When a person turns 100, they get a message from the Queen. It seems a little unfair that a company’s centenary passes without...

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Eco Build Excellence

An environmentally friendly set of luxury townhouses has won three major awards at the 2018 BDAV Awards. The 23rd Building Designers Association of Victoria Building Design Award winners have been announced and among the brilliant designs that have taken home gongs on...

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