Trade News & Events

This is where we share industry News & Events with builders and other members in the construction industry.  

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Restraints for Internal Partition Walls

Published 31 October 2016

Restraints for Internal Partition Walls
A recent audit of north Queensland building sites by the QBCC revealed widespread use of non-compliant practices in relation to restraints on the tops of internal partition walls. The QBCC identified a number of builders restraining the tops of internal timber walls by firing framing nails into metal… Read More

World's tallest timber building

Published 12 October 2016

World's tallest timber building
The world's tallest timber building has been completed in Canada - four months ahead of schedule. Expecting to accommodate 700 students by September 2017, the 18-storey tall building Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver got under way in November last year.  It is the first… Read More

Employers Should Empower Workers More

Published 16 September 2016

Employers Should Empower Workers More
Up to one-quarter of employers do not frequently empower their workers through active consultation around safety and do not always treat their workers justly – especially when investigating accidents, according to Safe Work Australia research. Furthermore, small businesses in particular are less likely… Read More

Trade Survey

Published 14 June 2016

Trade Survey
Your Feedback helps us to provide the products, services and events that you really want. Thank you for taking the time (approx. 2-3 min.) to complete this short survey. Please note that the information you provide is treated confidentially and will not be shared with any other parties or used for any… 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

Queensland Renovations

Published 27 April 2016

Queensland Renovations
After a long period of sitting in the doldrums, the Queensland renovation market is finally on the rise - up 13.2% during the past year. Master Builders figures show that during 2015 Queensland homeowners spent $1.66 billion on renovations with most of the activity in South East Queensland - reflecting… Read More

TOOWOOMBA FRAME AND TRUSS

Published 26 April 2016

TOOWOOMBA FRAME AND TRUSS
If you're a Toowoomba Builder or Tradie you've most likely heard of SIMON HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE.  We used to go under the name of SID'S PLACE. We've been around for a very long time, supplying locals with great quality building material & timber.   Unfortunately, many building suppliers in the region… Read More

HTH Significant Player in Australian Hardware Market

Published 1 April 2016

HTH Significant Player in Australian Hardware Market
In the official press release sent out to media following the event, Home Timber & Hardware Group's (HTHG) said its recent National Conference brought together the largest gathering of industry leaders and key influencers. It said it delivered a record sales event that helped to confirm the group's position… Read More