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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...

Comfortable Safety Boots

The new Blundstone RotoFlex doesn’t sacrifice comfort for protection and comes in a range of fits. The number one reason most people give for not wearing proper PPE is that it’s uncomfortable. Blundstone’s new RotoFlex boot range has been designed to stamp out...

The Other Hardware Store

Mitre 10’s new ad campaign seeks to add more DIY customers to their already strong trade base. The Mitre 10 group has always had an individual way of doing things, but their new ad campaign may be the first time public nudity has played a role. With tongue firmly...

Queensland Timber Awards

As the nation listened to Antony Green, an equally exciting set of results were being announced with TABMA hosting the 2022 Queensland Timber Industry Awards. The evening of 21 May was one of the more exciting this year. While some people might have been focused on...

Semiconductor Shortages

A global semiconductor shortage is impacting on a huge range of manufacturers and has left many fishing for chips. Semiconductors aren’t the first thing you think about when you’re thinking timber. The links between a shortage of the components that are vital for so...
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...

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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...

read more
Uplift on Roofs

Uplift on Roofs

Fly me to the moon is a great song, but a terrible option for roofs. By Paul Davis In late June, media reported that a rocket of unknown origin crashed into the moon. I have several theories: instinct suggests that it was Elon Musk landing his secretly designed...

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Swift Rafters

Swift Rafters

Roof cassettes are a valuable addition to the offsite production offer. We talked with Thomas Horsfall of Meyer Timber’s NSW team about their forays into the field. What sent Meyer Timber into roof cassette fabrication? As Meyer project engineer Thomas Horsfall puts...

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Healthy Lining Boards

Healthy Lining Boards

Magnum Board delivers a lining option that lives up to the higher safety standards of most timber buildings. We’re all familiar with the joys of working with timber: it’s a fairly easy and forgiving building material and, aside from not inhaling dust and taking basic...

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Asbestos Information

Asbestos Information

A new campaign is designed to protect buyers and renters. The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has launched a new information campaign informing residential property buyers, sellers, renters and landlords of their responsibilities and rights when it comes to...

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The State of Work

The State of Work

The latest international Gallup report on global workplaces sheds light on worker engagement. By Peter Maguire Global consulting organisation, Gallup, recently released its State of the Global Workplace 2022 Report, reporting on its latest findings from its annual...

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TABMA WHS

TABMA WHS

With a focus on practical and worker-focused initiatives for the timber sector, TABMA’s new GM for training explains what’s on offer for keeping your staff safe. By Louise Kinloch We all want to keep our staff safe, improve productivity and reduce injury in the...

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FTMA Weekend Retreat

FTMA Weekend Retreat

After a long Covid break, the 2022 FTMA National Conference was bigger and better than ever with a welcome chance for fabricators to share and learn. By Kersten Gentle The aim of the 2022 FTMA National Conference was to bring the industry back together for some...

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Protecting Timber

Protecting Timber

For practically every type of timber product you make, pre-oiling can help keep it looking and performing at its best from day one. Pre-oiling is far from the sexiest topic, but like fibre and sunscreen, it’s worth every bit of effort in most cases. For a small...

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PieceGiver Productivity

PieceGiver Productivity

When Multinail realised many of their customers weren’t getting the most out of their linear saw, they engineered a solution. By Warwick Porter In response to our customers’ production needs, Multinail has been delivering highly specialised and technically advanced...

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Forest Tales

Forest Tales

Designer furniture celebrating under-used timber takes centre stage in Milan. Much as it pains me to admit this, sometimes Americans do things better than we do. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has brought together 22 recent projects made from American...

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Comfortable Safety Boots

Comfortable Safety Boots

The new Blundstone RotoFlex doesn’t sacrifice comfort for protection and comes in a range of fits. The number one reason most people give for not wearing proper PPE is that it’s uncomfortable. Blundstone’s new RotoFlex boot range has been designed to stamp out...

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