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Indonesia targets Australia as the next export frontier

ITTO, Australia, Indonesia, SVLK

Indonesia’s domestic legality verification scheme (SVLK) may not have helped the industry sell more wood products, according to the Indonesian Sawn Timber and Timber Manufacturers Association (ISWA). Association Chairman Soewarni said that while the SVLK should boost exports and export prices this has yet been achieved. The value of exports …

Editor’s pickCLT vs lightweight timber frames – Friends or foes?

CLT, Margules Groome, Australia, New Zealand

By Margules Groome Is the market for mass timber building products expanding? Will it be a lengthy process or it will happen quickly? The days when CLT was seen as a “hobby” in Australia, or more exactly as “an interesting trial”, have passed. Currently there is hardly a day goes by without a new CLT or glulam development …

Editor’s pickLatte swirls inspire veneer design for Sydney cafe

Lot 1 cafe, Sydney, Cafe, veneer, Australia

As premium coffee roasters for three generations, Primo wanted a distinctive space for their very first restaurant at LOT.1 restaurant/bar & cafe, located in a late Victorian warehouse in Sydney, Australia. With the café latte as the catalyst for the design, Enter Projects had its take on the everyday, familiar coffee swirl pattern and …

Log availability revised down: ABARES

Australia, ABARES, log availability

Future log availability from Australia’s commercial plantations is expected to fall, according to Australia’s plantation log supply 2015 – 2059, released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Acting Executive Director of ABARES, Peter Gooday, said the reason for the decline …

FWPA: “Wood is Australia’s most desired material”

FWPA, Australia

Wood is Australia’s favourite material and more than half of the country polled are likely to choose wood over other materials, according to a new research by the Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). The latest results also show that the preference for wood is on the rise as the most used material for renovating, furniture and …

Australia's Big River Group introduces Tasmanian Oak to its prefinished Australian hardwood engineered flooring range

Tasmanian Oak, Australia, hardwood, engineered flooring

Known for its warmth, unique character and stunning beauty, timber is an ideal choice when it comes to flooring options. Important factors such as lifestyle, furnishings, wear, cost and appearance are to be considered when choosing the most suitable type of timber. Offering character and individual richness, Big River, one of New South Wales' …

Australia's largest cross laminated timber project well under way

cross laminated timber, CLT, Australia, timber, largest project, The Gardens, Magnolia, Acacia, Camellia

The first shipment of cross laminated timber - alomst 3,000 m3 of CLT - will arrive in 78 shipping containers from Austria to build what will become Australia's largest tall timber building at Cambelltown, The Gardens. The Gardens is the largest affordable housing project to be delivered without any government funding. It will be the largest CLT …