Our friends at Hurford Hardwood help us breakdown some of the myths that surround the 14mm timber flooring overlay.
There’s more than one blonde in our decking offering, and all of them will help you cater to the look that your client is trying to achieve. Listed here are some of our favourite blondes.
There are applications where an alternative to LVLs can be considered, and many of you have come to us to try to find solutions to deliver projects on-time.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 November 2021.
In this article, we step you through the Scandi Barn-inspired look from the outside, in. So next time you’re talking Scandi, your lingo’s leading-edge
If you’re building a new home or planning a major alteration for your client, SoundScreen can help you create a sanctuary that your client will appreciate.
There are a number of risks to consider before you decide to do work for an owner-builder. Find out your legal requirements when doing work for an owner-builder.
To prevent the most common issues that come with using the wrong product for building decking, we’ve narrowed down the considerations
When you recommend doors to your customers it is important to know the different factors that play into choosing the right door for the space, but it is also important to highlight that there are additional considerations that may influence the overall build.
Plywood, is a timber panel that is made up of cross laminating veneers or (plies) that are then bonded together. The alternating stacking of the veneers help with the stability of the product as it reduces the likelihood of the wood splitting when it is nailed at the edges.
Spantec Systems invented the whole concept of using a steel pier to replace a brick pier more than 20 years ago, and they have since expanded the capabilities of their products so that builders can choose to use them as components.
Choosing the right insulation is important. You need confidence that the product installed delivers on the performance that is promised.
The team at ICCONS have introduced dust-free drilling to help ensure worksite safety! Their Heller Duster Expert vacuum drill bit enables dust-free drilling by removing the dust at the point of impact.
Controlling site access is important. But what do you do if clients want to come onsite to check progress of works, do their own works, or bring their own trades on? The following are some of the most common questions HIA receives from members.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 October 2021.
Purchase a white or yellow Suttons Holesaw from NHS in September, October or November, complete the entry form and get in a monthly draw for a Weber Q Premium. There’s three to be won.
The Galintel Retaining Wall Posts are manufactured to suit various sleeper products including concrete and timber. The addition of holes to accommodate the fence bracket system can also provide connection of either a timber or metal fence, providing ease of installation, saving you time and money.
This month we explore the Mixed Materials Modern Look which is a smart way to break up homogenous designs for kerb appeal.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 September 2021.
Laminex has launched a new range of readymade decorative interior wall panels, called Surround by Laminex.
CSR Bradford is an Australian company that's been making insulation for over 80 years. They have a range of insulation solutions for your project.
With the current supply issues with framing pine, it is worth keeping in mind Rondo's Steel Stud & Track Wall Framing System as an alternative.
There is no specific Deem-to-Satisfy part in the National Construction Code (NCC) that provides details for the drainage of balconies, however consideration needs to be given to the relevant Performance Requirements.
The opening size for a Hume Doors Evolution Timber Cavity Unit is a frequently asked question. Here is what you need to know.
Illuminating. Perfect walls and ceilings. The new PLANEX 2 long-reach sander with LED light is now available.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 August 2021.
To increased their capacity and efficiency, James Hardie have announced some product deletions effective from 2 August 2021. After that date these items may be unavailable.
Those who carry out building work on behalf of insurance companies should be aware that insurance claims handling and settling services are now considered a financial service. This might mean you are subject to new obligations like holding an AFS license.
Gripset XpressLay Self Adhesive Underlay is a next-generation high strength reinforced self-adhesive PVC sheet that offers unique properties for waterproofing wet area applications, internal and external.
An alternative to render, Hardie Fine Texture Cladding, is the replacement to EasyTex and will be coming in July 2021. Find out all the benefits here and see how you could claim a cashback for your first order!*
Buy any Sutton Tools product from 15 May until 15 October 2021 and you could be in the draw to WIN a tonne of prizes
The HIA often receive distressing calls from members who have become involved in detailed, expensive and emotional disputes after doing work with friends, family or the classic “a friend of a friend”. Find out some tips from the HIA to ensure that the project runs smoothly and you are still on good terms at the end of the build.
The second in a five part series where we take you into detail into each of the modern home looks, we're making it easy as for you to talk the talk to your clients about Modern Coastal home design whether it be for a new build or a reno.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 July 2021
Every lintel installed in Australia must contain certain markings for clear identification post-install.
All Galintel steel lintels meet this requirement. For added peace of mind our products are made with high quality steel and backed by a 25 year warranty.
ICCONS® Structnail® range is a nailing system for steel frames that is more time-efficient than conventional installation methods such as screws.
Boral has now replaced their Australiana and classic flooring ranges with their brand new Boral Premier Solid Flooring. Find out all the features and benefits here.
In search of the most compact and lightweight M class dust extractor? We have a range of tools to suit, which includes the M-class range from Festool.
The Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) will take effect on 1 July 2021. All Class 2 building projects will need to comply with the new requirements. This includes Class 2 buildings of all shapes and sizes - including low rise apartments and walk up townhouses with shared garages, and some granny flat developments.
We carry out annual stocktakes of our stores. And to do so, we will be closing the following stores on these dates to complete. Note, our other stores will remain open. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
With a wide range of decking oils on the market, deciding on the product that’s best suited to your specific project can be challenging. Meet Cutek oil.
ICANZ (Insulation Council of Australia & New Zealand) has launched a free insulation installation training tool for both insulation installers, as well as trades handling insulation in residential construction.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 June 2021
Lately we have had a number of questions regarding the different concealed fixing systems for the James Hardie HardieDeck. To ensure you get the full benefits, it's important you're using the correct accessories.
Everyone in the industry has heard horror stories about leaking showers or bathroom areas; and defects related to waterproofing are high on the list of findings from the NSW Building Commissioner auditing of apartment construction. Read on for an overview of the provisions regarding internal wet area waterproofing within the NCC, the relevant Australian Standard, and seeks to answer some of the most FAQs related to bathrooms.
Chippies, home builders and renovators who read our site or Easy Times know all too well that today’s customers do a stack of research before they even chat to you. Then, they expect you to be an expert on everything and up with the latest design lingo.
Do you know your dust classes and what extractor to use to help reduce the risks of silicosis? Find out more here
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 May 2021
James Hardie have announced a range of deletions from their range, effective 3 May 2021. Here's the list, along with their recommended alternatives
Introducing the stunning new range of architectural entrance doors from Corinthian with horizontal, vertical or herringbone options available. Available by special order at NHS