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Boral Timber pitches in for a new wildlife hospital on KI. After bushfires destroyed a third of Kangaroo Island over summer, help was urgently needed to get many businesses and organisations up and running again. For the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, that came in the...

Fuel Reduction Training

TABMA Training’s training partnership with HQPlantations will make a difference to upcoming fire seasons. Given the unprecedented bushfire crisis that most of Australia went through at the start of this year, the importance of protecting our softwood and hardwood...

Great Ideas

If you have an idea to improve sustainability in construction, the 2020 COINS Grand Challenge wants to hear it. Construction software specialists COINS are serious about giving back to the industry behind their success. The 2020 COINS Grand Challenge calls for ideas...

Covid-19 Resources

Whether you’re sailing through steadily or about to bite the next person who says “we’re all in this together”, there are multiple resources ready to help you get through 2020’s many changes. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld’s famous saying, we’ve got an unknown number...

Support During Covid-19

A super fund perspective on the Federal Government’s financial support package for individuals. Super funds are playing their part in the country’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. “As the impact of COVID-19 has affected businesses across the economy, a...

Government Stimulus FAQ

Fred Tortora from corporate law and accounting firm Surry Partners, explains the benefits available to businesses and individuals under the government’s most recent measures to support people and the economy Here is a summary of the government’s latest stimulus...
New Facility

New Facility

Timberlink has announced a new CLT and GLT manufacturing plant in SA or Vic. With mass timber carving out an ever-increasing market in Australian construction, it’s the ideal time for more local production. Leading timber producer Timberlink is taking on the challenge...

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Clever Cladding

Clever Cladding

Two new products hit top trends with none of the traditional problems. InStyle Timber Products is known for its extensive, high-quality timber offer, so when the team there is excited about a new range, you know it’s something special. In this case, it’s two thermally...

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Bushfire Recovery

Bushfire Recovery

Timber industry and government bodies are leading the way. The industry response to this summer’s unprecedented fire season is ongoing and inspiring. We know that the whole process of recovery is going to take time and involve a great deal of expertise, but there are...

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Deck Fixings

Deck Fixings

Life is fragile enough without poorly engineered decks. I found myself outside Oslo Royal Palace two years ago. It has a grand processional arena 300m long that leads up the hill to the castle. Minding my own business, I watched a family with a stroller and German...

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Echo in Australia

Echo in Australia

Japanese quality tools now have local availability and website. Workers have personal preferences when it comes to top-quality forestry tools, but power, light weight and premium performance are on everyone’s list. Japanese brand Echo’s X Series delivers on all fronts...

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Managing Risk

Managing Risk

Insurance is central to the survivability of any business in a disaster. We spoke with David Keys of AB Phillips about what businesses and insurers get right and wrong. Over the last few months, around Australia, thousands of people have been feeling relieved they...

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Timber Noggins: Floor Squeaks

Timber Noggins: Floor Squeaks

Squeaks in timber floor systems always have a cause, here’s how to find yours. By George Dolezal, principal engineer, Meyer Timber Timber floor systems have been used in residential housing for centuries. They are a natural material, renewable, light and stronger than...

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New Views

New Views

Windows and doors are still largely sold on appearance, but the new technical innovations in the sector spell opportunities for retailers, fabricators, suppliers and builders. There are three practical factors behind decisions regarding windows and doors: how they...

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Employers and Natural Disasters

Employers and Natural Disasters

Disasters and relief efforts bring their own employment issues. By Emma Watt Many employers have been touched by the fires around the country. Some employers have been directly affected, either by losing worksites, or having to evacuate. Others have released employees...

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Thermory Modified Wood

Thermory Modified Wood

This durable and environmentally friendly cladding and decking is ideally suited to Australian conditions. Australia’s harsh environment and voracious insect life means most of the timbers in our market are either chemically treated or naturally highly durable. The...

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FLAMEfixx BAL 29 Pine

FLAMEfixx BAL 29 Pine

A clever new product gives pine a BAL 29 rating, marrying all the advantages of sustainable radiata to fire resistance. Innovative Timber Ideas (ITI) has recently launched FLAMEfixxdFx onto the Australian market. A highly innovative product, it’s the first durable...

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Providing Support

Providing Support

Ottobock’s Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton. For fans of the Paralympic Games, chances are the name Ottobock is already familiar to you. The century-old German company is a world-leader in prosthetics, orthotics and wheelchairs. As part of their range, unpowered passive...

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Get the Culture Right

Get the Culture Right

How embracing a challenging process changed this company’s staffing problems. By Jane Clark When Kennedy’s Timbers picked up the gong for Small Employer of the Year at the 2019 Queensland Training Awards recently, it wasn’t a huge surprise to the audience. Twice as...

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Finding Solutions

Finding Solutions

A focus on world-leading automation hasn’t stopped Bliss and Reels from helping smaller fabricators make an entry into the lucrative panelisation market. Post-war Australia was a time of booming industry. Large government infrastructure projects were being funded and...

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Best in Show

Best in Show

Every year the Timber Design Awards highlight brilliant uses of timber materials, and 2019’s overall winner is a gem. The annual Timber Design Awards (TDA) Excellence in Timber Design Award celebrates the use of wood in architectural design. Rarely has a winner...

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Young Crafts

Young Crafts

Britton Timbers has supported these student designers. For many years, students at Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) Freshwater Senior Campus have enjoyed a top-class technical education. The 2019 Year 12 students enrolled in ‘Industrial Technology Timber’ had...

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Industry Voices

Industry Voices

The annual MGA TMA lunch saw several experts talk on major industry issues. There is only one downside to the annual MGA TMA lunch: it isn’t long enough to talk with all the brilliant people in the room as well as hear all the speakers, and so business cards were...

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Deep Dive into Overtime

Deep Dive into Overtime

Explaining the intricacies under the Timber Industry Award 2010. This month I’m going for a deep dive into some of the common workplace myths regarding overtime in the Timber Industry Award 2010. This information may not be relevant to employees covered by other...

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Top in Timber

Top in Timber

The TABMA 2019 National Awards rewarded the best and brightest in the industry. On a warm spring night, timber industry leaders and their loved ones came together at Doltone House near Sydney’s Hyde Park for the TABMA 2019 National Awards. In the glam Art Deco...

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40 Years of Multinail

40 Years of Multinail

Behind today’s smoothly efficient products is a journey that’s been far from seamless, but one in which the company has survived and thrived with good humour and perseverance. By Jane Clark When Peter Taylor founded Multinail in 1979, he expected a few challenges...

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