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Retail Heroes

The recent 2020 IHG Awards of Excellence were the good kind of different. There’s a charm and quality to good homemade products that the professionals can rarely match, simply because they don’t know their targets as well. This year’s IHG Awards of Excellence was the...

Position Vacant

MGA TMA is looking for a new national membership manager to fill a fulltime permanent role in Victoria. National Membership Manager (MGA TMA) Permanent FT   Malvern, VIC About the business Master Grocers Australia Ltd (MGA) trading as MGA TMA (Timber Merchants...

The Finest Cuts

Timberlink’s new CLT/GLT plant in Tarpeena has moved a step closer towards production with the order of a new Hundegger PBA Industry Machine for millimetre-perfect panels. Tarpeena, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast is a typical small town. The pub is the centre of...

Timber Offsite Construction

After more than 20 years inspiring new timber builds and technologies, this year’s TOC event brings some exciting changes that will make it more accessible than ever. Last year was decidedly not a good one for conferences. But as the Frame Australia team regretfully...

The Billion-dollar Man

Australia Day honours include the man behind the Security of Payment Act, a genuine hero for many contractors. The recent honours list contained some extremely worthwhile recipients among the usual political gongs. Few are more deserving than Geoffrey Jochelson, who...

New Webinar Series

Frame Australia’s new CPD-accredited webinars follow innovative timber projects. Frame Australia has been at the forefront of encouraging offsite and mass timber construction in Australia for over 20 years now and in recent years, the effort has borne a substantial...
Security of Payments

Security of Payments

New NSW legislation helps tradies get paid on time. Changes in the Security of Payment Act mean that since 1 March 2021, the Act also applies to contracts between homeowners and builders, and homeowners and trade contractors. The act had previously exempted...

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Retail Heroes

Retail Heroes

The recent 2020 IHG Awards of Excellence were the good kind of different. There’s a charm and quality to good homemade products that the professionals can rarely match, simply because they don’t know their targets as well. This year’s IHG Awards of Excellence was the...

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Forklift Dangers

Forklift Dangers

A tragedy highlights the risks of forklifts even with well-trained operators. February saw another workplace fatality when a truck driver who had just delivered a load was crushed between his vehicle and a forklift in St Marys, NSW. This tragedy highlights the dangers...

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Position Vacant

Position Vacant

MGA TMA is looking for a new national membership manager to fill a fulltime permanent role in Victoria. National Membership Manager (MGA TMA) Permanent FT   Malvern, VIC About the business Master Grocers Australia Ltd (MGA) trading as MGA TMA (Timber Merchants...

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Retail Helper

Retail Helper

With home delivery and click and collect services reaching record highs, Combilift’s new order picker offers faster, more user-friendly service, plus a chance to optimise your stock storage. Online ordering has boomed under Covid for both retail and trade customers....

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The Hole Truth On I-Joists

The Hole Truth On I-Joists

Taking more care when cutting access holes can save a lot of time and worry. By Afzal Laphir, Principal Engineer, Meyer Timber Prior to the mid-1980s, floor systems were generally made out of solid joists which gave limited opportunities to put penetrations through....

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Skin Safety

Skin Safety

Workplace mole checks protect your staff and save money. Construction, forestry, milling and even timber retail jobs involve a lot of time outside under the harsh Australian sun. Living in the skin cancer capital of the world carries annual risk, but not enough of us...

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The 4C’s

The 4C’s

Turns out there are more than two C’s in compliance. By Peter Maguire. One of the most common client requests that we get as a HR consulting firm is for a document – a policy or contract for example – in the client’s belief that that will mean that they can...

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The Finest Cuts

The Finest Cuts

Timberlink’s new CLT/GLT plant in Tarpeena has moved a step closer towards production with the order of a new Hundegger PBA Industry Machine for millimetre-perfect panels. Tarpeena, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast is a typical small town. The pub is the centre of...

read more
The Billion-dollar Man

The Billion-dollar Man

Australia Day honours include the man behind the Security of Payment Act, a genuine hero for many contractors. The recent honours list contained some extremely worthwhile recipients among the usual political gongs. Few are more deserving than Geoffrey Jochelson, who...

read more
New Webinar Series

New Webinar Series

Frame Australia’s new CPD-accredited webinars follow innovative timber projects. Frame Australia has been at the forefront of encouraging offsite and mass timber construction in Australia for over 20 years now and in recent years, the effort has borne a substantial...

read more
The Four R’s

The Four R’s

Relating, reflecting, recalibrating and reconditioning will help your business reshape effectively after the stresses and changes of 2020. By Peter Maguire As 2021 gets into gear, it is apparent that the effects of the pandemic will be with us for a while yet. There...

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New Courses For Building

New Courses For Building

A range of free and low-cost courses are designed to upskill the sector in NSW. More education is one of the most common requests we hear in the sector, both fundamentals for new entrants and easy-access courses for professionals. The NSW government has taken a step...

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Fly LVL

Fly LVL

Deciphering Australian LVL grades without a consistent standard is up there with flight training for difficulty, and risks the market. So, I had my first-ever flying lesson yesterday. Guided by my flight instructor, who was half my age but a thousand times more...

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An Expo Like No Other

An Expo Like No Other

The Independent Hardware Group is taking its annual networking and awards events online.  When no one knows if they’ll be able to travel to the 2021 IHG Expo, IHG’s simple answer is to bring the Expo to their members instead. From 22–26 February, IHG Virtual Expo will...

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Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

More than just openings, windows and doors are the faces and the security of our homes. And now there are more sophisticated options for them than ever before. There’s a cliché that residential building is conservative and slow to change. Nothing disproves that as...

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Testing Tool

Testing Tool

A new state-of-the-art facility will test safety and save lives. A state-of-the-art impact testing facility was launched at Monash University in December last year. The National Drop Weight Impact Testing Facility (NDWITF) uses world-leading technology that can...

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Responsible and Beautiful

Responsible and Beautiful

Meet the expert craftsman bringing a ‘Timber Hub’ to life. When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to their shared new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a ‘Timber Hub’ – a vision showcasing Responsible Wood-certified Queensland timber...

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Atrium Roofs

Atrium Roofs

When things get a bit fancy, make sure the engineering keeps up. Mum says that when she and Dad emigrated from England to Australia by boat in the mid 1960s, she never expected to see England again. The subsidised trip cost them £10 each and she simply never expected...

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