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Fire proofing timber towers

Mjøstårnet is revolutionising Norwegians’ understanding of timber construction. In February, TTN featured Mjøstårnet, the (currently under construction) tallest all-timber tower in the world. Now, as it nears its completion, the building is changing the ways...

Combilift’s anniversary expansion

Combilift’s new factory has opened in Ireland, with new products and new capacity. When Combilift began 20 years ago, it was with three employees and one product: the world’s first multidirectional all-wheel drive IC engine-powered forklift. In that first year...

Prime timber talks

When politicians descended on Kennedy’s Timbers, it was more than just the reclaimed wood that shone. Kennedy’s Timbers in north Brisbane is usually associated with beautiful reclaimed wood, used in some of the finest architectural applications around the country. But...

Fensterbau Insider

Freshly returned from the world’s biggest window and door event, WADIC’s Bronwyn Foord shares the news. Fensterbau Frontale 2018 is the world’s number one international trade fair for windows, doors and façades. It attracts 800 exhibitors and thousands of visitors....

Timber on TV

Timberlink launches an industry-first ad campaign across television, print and outdoor media in Tasmania. With over 200 Tasmanian employees and contributing $150 million per annum directly and indirectly to the Tasmanian economy, Timberlink makes a big impact. But...

Fast fixings

The second-generation Simpson Strong-Tie® SDWS Strong-Drive Timber Screw makes faster stud connections. Time is money, so when considering methods of fastening stud connections, it’s important to look holistically and evaluate the overall installed cost. Simpson...

Superannuation tips

Your quick guide to the most common super queries, by Emma Watt. How much superannuation is payable? At the time of writing, employers are required to pay an additional 9.5% of an employee’s ‘ordinary time earnings’ into a complying superannuation fund. Is the minimum...

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Combilift’s anniversary expansion

Combilift’s new factory has opened in Ireland, with new products and new capacity. When Combilift began 20 years ago, it was with three employees and one product: the world’s first multidirectional all-wheel drive IC engine-powered forklift. In that first year...

read more

Eye in the sky

A German company is developing a ‘guardian angel’ for foresters. Hamburg-based drone and software company Skylab has combined clever drone technology with a sophisticated, adaptable algorithm to help foresters detect sick and infested trees early; stopping the spread...

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Theft from an employer

When is it appropriate and fair to dismissal an employee for theft? The case of David Dawson v Qantas Airways Limited is an interesting examination of the law, and an example of the dangers of proceeding to arbitration of a matter. Mr Dawson was a flight attendant...

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Prime timber talks

When politicians descended on Kennedy’s Timbers, it was more than just the reclaimed wood that shone. Kennedy’s Timbers in north Brisbane is usually associated with beautiful reclaimed wood, used in some of the finest architectural applications around the country. But...

read more

Fensterbau Insider

Freshly returned from the world’s biggest window and door event, WADIC’s Bronwyn Foord shares the news. Fensterbau Frontale 2018 is the world’s number one international trade fair for windows, doors and façades. It attracts 800 exhibitors and thousands of visitors....

read more

Timber on TV

Timberlink launches an industry-first ad campaign across television, print and outdoor media in Tasmania. With over 200 Tasmanian employees and contributing $150 million per annum directly and indirectly to the Tasmanian economy, Timberlink makes a big impact. But...

read more

Fast fixings

The second-generation Simpson Strong-Tie® SDWS Strong-Drive Timber Screw makes faster stud connections. Time is money, so when considering methods of fastening stud connections, it’s important to look holistically and evaluate the overall installed cost. Simpson...

read more

Abrasive options

Knowing the right grains, backings and other qualities can make all the difference to your sanding. Creating a smooth, precisely shaped product is the goal of joinery and most timber-based trades and crafts. To that end, we rely on abrasives to sand and polish our...

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The science of timber marketing

An Industry Insight from Christine Briggs, Timberlink Australia. Marketing being understood as both key to strategy and having a scientific basis is important in an industry dominated by finance and engineering. In my opinion and, given my professional roles today as...

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The Art of Wood

The Audain Art Museum has won an Award for International Excellence for its seamless marriage of location and material. The Royal Institute of British Architects announced their list of 20 winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence in May. The winners are...

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Skills Show Australia 2018

Top trainees, future tradies and industry leaders connect at Australia’s flagship skills and trades event. Skills Show Australia, 2018, will run in Sydney from 2–4 June at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. Presented by WorldSkills Australia, this free event is the nation’s...

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Workplace Policies

With a bit of research, everyone can benefit from clear policies. By Emma Watt Well-constructed workplace policies can assist your business by: Ensuring that your expectations about workplace behaviour are clearly communicated in a consistent manner; Providing a set...

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(Re)building Bridges

A custom-made solution fills a gap between budget and need. Kiah Road Bridge in Gillieston Heights, NSW, was still functional, but ageing unevenly, with some of its hardwood deck planks crumbling but many in good working order. A total refurbishment of the bridge deck...

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Mass Timber Talks

The list of experts taking the stage at Frame Australia 2018 ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ continues to grow. For anyone working in the frame and truss, construction, engineered timbers and associated software and machinery sectors, now is the time to organise your...

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Hyne Timber Upgrades

A significant investment in the Tuan Mill is guaranteeing softwood supplies. Tuan Mill, located near Maryborough in Queensland, is a key manufacturing site for Hyne Timber, employing 200 people directly and providing a significant economic boost to the entire area....

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Recycled Timber

Giving old boards a new lease of life has benefits for both consumers and the industry. By Finn Seccombe What is it about gnarly old bits of timber that gets us so exited? Rusty bolt holes, weathered grain, blackened dents and tool marks that were once considered...

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Urban Tree Change

A new Sydney tower puts timber on show. Crown Group recently collaborated with the City of Sydney and a panel of expert judges, including independent architects, in a competition for the design of the tallest tower in their upcoming five-building Waterloo development....

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Another rectification?

By Craig Klinge, MiTekFabricator Support Manager/Engineer As I sit down in front of my inbox, I see several emails with subject headings that start with “Rectification required…” And on at least five occasions each week (which averages once every working day), I read...

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