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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
The Haven Range has the perfect coastal-inspired classic Hamptons look, with large French styled glass panels that let in an abundance of natural light. Available by special order.
Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd joins forces with the Australian Made Campaign (AMCL), promoting the Australian manufacturing and construction industry and continuing its support by operating in Australia. As Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of light gauge rolled formed steel products and systems, Rondo prides itself on delivering innovative and high-quality solutions.
Weathertex is constantly reviewing and improving the product range. So from 1st May, Weathertex are replacing the ECOWALL RANGE by adding Woodsman and Natural profiles to the Weathertex WEATHERGROOVE 1200MM range.
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 April 2021
In addition to these fire resistant building materials, the sealant used to fill the gaps between substrates is just as important. An intumescent sealant that swells when exposed to heat provides a better seal and protection for the building materials surrounding it. With that in mind we have two great offerings from HB Fuller in their fire rated sealant range...
Following on from the 3.4 magnitude Earthquake felt in Hunter Region last month, we thought it might be timely to discuss the importance of reinforced masonry and best building practices, highlighting Abey as one of the leaders in this department.
When you buy an HB Fuller product at NHS from 1 March until 31 March 2021, you can go into the draw to WIN...
Over the next few months TILLING NSW will be moving its LVL stock across from SmartLVL15 to SmartLVL13 as its standard LVL offer. Find out how it could impact you here...
Order your screendoor and entrance doors all together with NHS and Hume Doors & Timber... EASY AS!
Our friends at Anchormark have launched the next generation of stainless decking screws – the Series 2 (S2).
Weathertex has utilised the CodeMark Australia Scheme to demonstrate that the Weathertex Selflok & Weathergroove ranges meet the relevant NCC requirements. Find out more info here...
The latest ABS Building Approvals data shows that detached dwelling approvals for the Hunter grew 6 per cent in the year to November 2020 compared to the same period a year earlier and surged by 44 per cent in the previous 3 months. Major renovations and additions are also performing strongly.
Our friends at Anchormark have developed a 316 / A4 stainless bimetal self drilling screw that will make fixing hardwood to steel quick and easy in the harshest environments without the need to pre drill
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 March 2021
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1.2.21.
In recent times, it has become common practice to install an electrical or other meter box without installing a steel lintel above it to support the brickwork above. It is assumed that due to the size of the meter box a lintel above is not warranted and this is somewhat supported by what is stated in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
Whether you've been on social media for a while and want to ramp up your game, or you feel like you're absolutely clueless when it comes to social media, we've got some tips for you here...