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

16-06-2017
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

01-06-2017
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

03-01-2017
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”

16-08-2016
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

08-08-2016
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

04-08-2016
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 …

Housing affordability eases in Australia

26-07-2016
Timberbiz, HIA, Australia, Housing

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) Housing Affordability Index shows affordability for home buyers eased back in the quarter of June 2016, according to the latest Affordability Report from the Housing Industry Association. The report shows that affordability fell by 3.7% during the quarter of June 2016 and was 2.1% less favourable than the …