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Australand rebranded as Frasers Property Australia

Diversified property group Australand will be known as Frasers Property Australia, following its acquisition almost a year ago by Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL). Source: Timberbiz The rebranding marks the completion of the integration of Australand with FCL’s existing Australia bus
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FRAME program focus is on prefab timber and engineered wood

The FRAME Australia 2016 Conference and Exhibition, now in its 18th year, will be held on 23 May at Park Hyatt Melbourne with the theme “Building construction with prefabricated timber and engineered wood”. Source: Timberbiz “The 2016 event will be the largest ever held with mor
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Ta Ann plywood mill open for business

Following a year-long construction phase, Ta Ann Tasmania executives showcased the company’s new $16 million plywood mill at its official opening last week. Source: Circular Head Chronicle Assisted by a $7.5 million federal government grant from the Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package,
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Substandard plywood causes concern

While Australia’s planning laws and standards for building product manufacturing are notoriously stringent, there is widespread concern that a growing amount of dodgy imported building materials are being used across the country. Source: Architecture & Design A 12-month market sur
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Prefab timber opportunities for Tasmania

There are hopes Tasmania’s timber industry may find a new path to profitability, with the increasing use of prefabricated timber structures in major building projects. Source: ABC News Associate Professor Greg Nolan from the University of Tasmania said European and US builders w
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Intergrain Timber Vision is far sighted

The sheer number of entrants for the 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards gives weight to the argument that there is a resurgence of timber use in Australian architecture. Source: Architecture & Design With 124 entries across five categories in 2015 the Intergrain Timber Vision Aw
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Steering a positive course in mid-rise construction

A recent Timber Opportunities in Mid-Rise Construction Symposium unanimously agreed that this new market holds an ‘opportunity’ for wood products and systems. Source: Timberboz Many saw the symposium as the start of a journey, now the focus is on establishing a “hands on”
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Queensland plantation operations code of practice

Queensland timber plantation owners and operators can now access the Timber Plantation Operations Code of Practice for Queensland, a guide that outlines how to comply with all laws and with accepted principles for sound plantation management. Source: Timberbiz Rod McInnes, CEO Timber
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Reborn Timber recycling for east coast

Reborn Timber, an independant recycling business sources, recycles and supplies high quality recycled timber flooring, beams and posts to the east coast. Source: Timberbiz Species range from New Zealand Kauri and Remu Pines, Ironwood, Spotted Gum, Red Iron Bark, Huon Pine, King Billy
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New guides for thermal timber design

The role of thermal mass in residential design is apparently simple, yet in practice it is frequently poorly understood and applied, especially in timber design and construction. Source: Timberbiz For example, while it is often said that thermal mass is good, it is seldom recognised t
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