News & Events

Want to find out all the intrigue and behind the scenes dramas at your local Simon Home Timber and Hardware store?

Well sorry to disappoint you but the average day in the average store wouldn’t even make it into an episode of Blue Hills!  All these happy, well-adjusted career oriented people, a bit boring really if you’re after a bit of goss …but there are plenty of really good fun and community events to get involved in.  Click here to see what's coming up.

Maybe a fun and inexpensive day out for the family to raise funds for a local cause, an educational/informative event to learn which products are best used for which job, a special sale that could save you heaps or a workshop* to learn or improve a certain DIY skill like balancing a pencil behind your ear all day. 

Our three branches in IpswichToowoomba and the Sunshine Coast hold a multitude of events and soon workshops. Find out what's going on in your area.

You can also check-out anything newsworthy happening in the SIMON HOME Group below and here

Feature News

Quick Chippy Pro

Published 22 November 2016

Quick Chippy Pro
Home Timber & Hardware has proudly partnered with the Quick Chippy Pro App, reinforcing our trade know-how to thousands of carpenters Australia-wide. Quick Chippy Pro was designed by a carpenter and includes: Carpentry calculators Building stage cheklists Supplies/Materials lists Team chat for… Read More

Tall timber tower passes key test in USA

Published 31 October 2016

Tall timber tower passes key test in USA
  CONSTANTLY "putting out fires" is no way to run a major political campaign, but advocates of tall wood construction are happy to do it if it will win over the many doubters of their product. This month, the designers behind Framework, a 12 storey, mass-timber tower in Portland OR, just put out several… Read More

Increased supply solution to housing affordability

Published 31 October 2016

Increased supply solution to housing affordability
MASTER Builders Australia welcomes the Treasurer’s announcement of a way forward to tackling housing aff ordability. “The Treasurer Scott Morrison has correctly identifi ed the role supply side constraints play in artifi cially pushing up the price of housing. Tackling housing aff ordability by addressing… Read More

Encasing Deck Framing

Published 31 October 2016

Encasing Deck Framing
There appears to be a growing trend, probably for aesthetic reasons, to encase timber deck bearers and posts and other structural members in either masonry veneers or rendered 'blue board' type external surfaces. As can be seen in the photograph below, this trend is resulting in premature decay failure… Read More

METCASH BUYS HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE

Published 24 August 2016

METCASH BUYS HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE
Big news from the Home Timber & Hardware Group. Metcash Limited (Mitre 10) will acquire 100% of the HTH Group Business. See below for further details on the sale.  James AylenGeneral Manager, Home Timber & Hardware Group  24 August 2016 Refer to the ASX announcements for further information Read More

Stress

Published 23 June 2016

Stress
Not too many people have built a new home and considered the experience stress free.  But has anyone considered the stresses on their builder? Workplace Health and Safety has for many years focused on the safety side of the construction site. It is time to focus on the health part as well.  If you google… Read More

What the State Budget means for business

Published 15 June 2016

What the State Budget means for business
Source: Timber Queensland - TQ Alert Issue 16 | 15 June 2016 Treasurer Curtis Pitt has handed down his second Budget with a number of positive aspects, particularly with regard to infrastructure, jobs and innovation spending, but also a number of risks tied to optimistic revenue growth. Key Budget… Read More

Brighter Outlook for Queensland's Forest and Timber Industry

Published 14 June 2016

Brighter Outlook for Queensland's Forest and Timber Industry
  9 June 2016 MEDIA RELEASE  For immediate release  Brighter outlook for Queensland’s forest and timber industry  With a record breaking year in new housing activity in Queensland in 2015, innovations in wood technology and new laws allowing taller timber buildings, the future for the State’s… Read More

SIMON HOME FRAME & TRUSS MODERNISATION UPDATE

Published 7 June 2016

SIMON HOME FRAME & TRUSS MODERNISATION UPDATE
The Sunshine Coast Daily's Business & Development Journalist Nicky Moffat interviewed SIMON's Operations Manager Paul McDonald to find out the reason behind the latest $1.5m upgrade to it's 5000m2 Frame & Truss plant at Coolum Beach. Read the article below. Paul McDonald at Simon Home in Coolum. COMMIT… Read More

Steady Federal Budget Good for Builders

Published 10 May 2016

Steady Federal Budget Good for Builders
The Federal Budget announced last week will benefit home buyers and the building industry, but doesn't include any specific measures for the forest products industry.  HIA says the Budget reflects a measured path to budget recovery that should add to the confidence that the home building industry and… Read More

Update on HTH Group sales process

Published 10 May 2016

Update on HTH Group sales process
Simon Pty Ltd trading as Simon Home Timber & Hardware and Simon Home Frame & Truss is not affected by the impending sale of Home Timber and Hardware by Woolworths. 100% family owned for 66 years, we're not going anywhere.  Please read the latest update communicated by the HTH Group to us below. VIEW… Read More

TRADE E-NEWS MAY 2016

Published 9 May 2016

TRADE E-NEWS MAY 2016
What's inside our MAY TRADE E-NEWS? Tinny Winners Revealed! Construction Industry Winners in 2016 Budget Update: Sunshine Coast Frame & Truss Plant Modernisation and what's in it for you. SAVE with our May Trade Specials Frame & Truss Plant Toowoomba Update Workwear Shop NOW OPEN at Ipswich Branch Ipswich… Read More

Silent Auction Fundraising Results

Published 4 May 2016

Silent Auction Fundraising Results
SIMON HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE Toowoomba have been fundraising to help chronically ill tradie Mitch Kronk suffering from a debilitating rare kidney disease.  The latest fundraiser, a Silent Auction and Appeal on My Cause, produced proceeds of $1,668.10 to help with Mitch's medical expenses.   We again… Read More

Silent Auction

Published 4 December 2015

Silent Auction
We're holding a Silent Fundraising Auction in Toowoomba for Tradie Mitch Kronk, who is suffering from a rare and horrible kidney disease, between January and April 2016. NRL Legend Billy Moore has signed a special edition 1995 State of Origin jersey, which we've had beautifully framed.  Entry fee is… Read More

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing - Media Release

Published 6 July 2015

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing - Media Release
 Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply The Honourable Mark Bailey   Toowoomba Second Range Crossing preferred tenderer announced Nexus was today announced as the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project. Deputy… Read More

The Big Three-Hearted Economy

Published 1 July 2015

The Big Three-Hearted Economy
Economic situation is complex in 2015/16   - Glenn Stevens calls Sydney house prices "crazy" -   Forecasting the housing market has become something of a shared preoccupation for much of Australia. The Australian economy is still in a weak stage of recovery - its recuperation not helped by various… Read More