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Sand and Finish

Borthwick Timber Floors delivered polished results at ATFA's awards. After two years of Covid delays, the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) recently held its annual awards. Entries were open to projects completed in Australia or New Zealand between 1 July...

Plantation Investment

The Victorian Government and Hancock Victorian Plantations have finalised a $120m agreement. We talked with HVP CEO Stephen Ryan about what this will, and won’t, mean. By Donyale Harrison Supply has been perhaps the biggest issue discussed in the timber sector in...

Asbestos Awareness Month

A new awareness campaign urges homeowners and tradies not to be casual about asbestos risk. The dangers of asbestos exposure are well known but many tradies and DIYers are still either overly casual when it comes to handling materials containing asbestos or don't...

Breast Cancer Awareness

AKD is putting the focus on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. While it’s the most common cancer in women, men can also develop it. Treatment is very successful for most cancers caught early, but...

Responsible Wood Community Grants

Applications for this year's funding round have opened. On 1 September 2022, Responsible Wood launched its 2022/23 Community Grants Program. This is the program’s third year, following the successful 2020/21 and 2021/22 programs. The aim of the program is to support...

Hello Pentarch

After acquiring Boral Timber last year, Pentarch Forestry is powering ahead. Any name change is a gamble, but Pentarch Forestry has emerged as a strong and trusted brand in the timber and flooring market after acquiring the Boral Timber portfolio of building products...
Wall to Wall Profits

Wall to Wall Profits

A lack of labour needn’t slow down your wall frame productivity thanks to these innovative machines from Multinail. By Warwick Porter Prefabricated wall framing isn’t new, but the game is changing, with revolutionary systems taking productivity and profits to a whole...

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The Bond Norwest

The Bond Norwest

CLT stars in this showpiece healthcare and commercial building. Sydney's Hills District is a step closer to a new health and medical precinct, with the recent topping out ceremony at The Bond, Norwest. This is the first of three planned healthcare and commercial...

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EWP Choices

EWP Choices

Leading Australian suppliers share the different ways they’ve delivered to their customers during EWP supply difficulties. Complex problems usually require complex solutions, which is why the response to the shortage of many engineered wood products (particularly LVL)...

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Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise Agreements

If your business doesn’t fit neatly under a modern award, there are many good reasons for taking a different approach. By Peter Maguire Wouldn’t it be great if you could simplify compliance with modern awards and related matters? If you could tailor their content to...

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Sand and Finish

Sand and Finish

Borthwick Timber Floors delivered polished results at ATFA's awards. After two years of Covid delays, the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) recently held its annual awards. Entries were open to projects completed in Australia or New Zealand between 1 July...

read more
Portal Frames

Portal Frames

This elegant engineering solution can solve some dire structural problems. By Paul Davis Somehow, I managed to study five years of Latin even though I went to a State School and it was an unusual subject to study even way back then. It’s not been hugely useful in my...

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Plantation Investment

Plantation Investment

The Victorian Government and Hancock Victorian Plantations have finalised a $120m agreement. We talked with HVP CEO Stephen Ryan about what this will, and won’t, mean. By Donyale Harrison Supply has been perhaps the biggest issue discussed in the timber sector in...

read more
Asbestos Awareness Month

Asbestos Awareness Month

A new awareness campaign urges homeowners and tradies not to be casual about asbestos risk. The dangers of asbestos exposure are well known but many tradies and DIYers are still either overly casual when it comes to handling materials containing asbestos or don't...

read more
Truss Details

Truss Details

Sweating the small stuff can make all the difference in trusses – and in boots. By Paul Davis My ski boots fit me pretty well – except in one spot on the instep. I’m a week back from an eight-day trip and it turns out that that little misfit turns into an enormous...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

AKD is putting the focus on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. While it’s the most common cancer in women, men can also develop it. Treatment is very successful for most cancers caught early, but...

read more
Responsible Wood Community Grants

Responsible Wood Community Grants

Applications for this year's funding round have opened. On 1 September 2022, Responsible Wood launched its 2022/23 Community Grants Program. This is the program’s third year, following the successful 2020/21 and 2021/22 programs. The aim of the program is to support...

read more
LVL Markings

LVL Markings

The branding on quality LVL can tell you everything you need to know, as can its absence. By Craig Kay, national product engineer, Tilling A graphic illustration conveys a stronger message than words. The phrase “one picture is worth a thousand words” was invented by...

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Jobs and Skills

Jobs and Skills

The recent summit in Canberra identified some of the major problems facing Australian industry, but solutions still need work. Neither the great success it was hailed by the Government nor the union gabfest it was dismissed as by the Opposition, the Jobs and Skills...

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Easy Decks

Easy Decks

Clients love a deck, but don’t always treat them right. Timber suppliers have responded with highly durable but still wholly attractive options. By Donyale Harrison Smooth timber underfoot; the gentle warmth of lying on wood in the spring sun; eating dinner outside as...

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Roofs Shouldn’t Twist

Roofs Shouldn’t Twist

Lateral stability is more complicated than you might expect for free roofs. By Paul Davis Over many years I have investigated damaged structures – something around 2000 of them. I’ve seen all sorts of damage – ranging from the dramatic to the mundane: the devastation...

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Multinail Expands

Multinail Expands

Production capacity and speed to market will benefit from a multi-million-dollar investment. Multinail is strengthening its long-term commitment to the timber F&T industry with a comprehensive upgrade of its structural building products and machinery manufacturing...

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Beyond Compliance

Beyond Compliance

Meeting your legal obligations as an employer is a minimum requirement. Doing more is what makes you and your business stand out. By Peter Maguire Under our Fair Work system of minimum wages and employment standards, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance...

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Stair Cassettes

Stair Cassettes

Staircase cassettes go in fast, give following trades easy access, and can be fancied up to fit any style. Not bad for an idea dreamed up in a ski lodge. Thomas Horsfall, project engineer at Meyer Timber, was on holiday in Jindabyne when he came up with the concept...

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Hello Pentarch

Hello Pentarch

After acquiring Boral Timber last year, Pentarch Forestry is powering ahead. Any name change is a gamble, but Pentarch Forestry has emerged as a strong and trusted brand in the timber and flooring market after acquiring the Boral Timber portfolio of building products...

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