Rondo's guide to compliant fasteners
Starting from 1 May 2023, new regulations regarding fastener standards will be implemented, with significant changes that will impact post-installed anchors.
Introducing Deco Australia
DECO is an Australian owned company that specialises in a wide range of decorative aluminium finishes. Their DecoWood® colour series is an innovative woodgrain powder-coated finish, it offers the form, feel and appearance of real timber on almost any piece of aluminium.
Protecting your vision with safety glasses
According to research, there are over 9,000 claims for workplace eye injuries each year in Australia, costing over $3 million. Safety glasses provide a barrier between your eyes and the hazards present, reducing the risk of injury.
Supplier Changes 1.6.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 June 2023.
The rise of vertical lines
The vertical orientation of the cladding adds a unique visual element to the building's exterior, drawing attention to its design.
BACK TO BASICS: UNDERSTANDING BAL COMPLIANCE FOR DOORS & FRAMES IN BUSHFIRE PRONE AREAS
We know that most of you will already be familiar with the requirements of building in BAL areas, but we thought it might be time to revisit some of the basics as Hume Doors and Timber have expanded their range of doors and frames suited to areas with high BAL requirements.
Supplier Changes 1.5.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 May 2023.
When engaging contractors (who have workers) to undertake work in NSW, it is a requirement to obtain a Subcontractor’s Statement (Statement) each time they seek payment from you.
Selecting building materials with your clients
Communicate the benefits of selecting the correct building materials to your clients, especially when it's about creating liveable spaces that perform in every season and every stage of life.
Villaboard - Same performance, now grey
James Hardie has announced that Villaboard™ will be appearing on our shelves with a new look! The change from pink to grey will take effect between March-April 2023.
Hunter building approvals drop
After a strong number of years ABS figures on new home approvals indicate that activity across the Hunter contracted in 2022.
Lighting Effects on Plasterboard
Knauf has updated its popular Lighting and Decorating Plasterboard Guide to assist architects, interior designers, builders, plasterers, and home renovators in achieving the desired wall and ceiling results.
Paslode’s Cordless Positive Placement Nailer (PPN)-Master is the easiest and fastest way to install hole punched metal connectors.
Supplier Price Changes 1.4.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 April 2023.
Festool PLANEX 2 long-reach sander is revolutionising plaster and paint sanding
Illuminating. Perfect walls and ceilings. The new PLANEX 2 long-reach sander with LED light.
Build easy with Ezipier and Boxspan
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.
Supplier Changes 1.3.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 March 2023.
Timber flooring grades
To reduce the risk of an unhappy client, you will be in a better position to make recommendations to them when you help them understand the basics of timber grading and how the natural features of the different species affect the overall look of the flooring.
Supplier Price Changes 1.02.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 February 2023.
Changes to branch drain connections
the NCC 2022 adoption of the revised edition of AS/NZS 3500.2:2021 - sanitary plumbing and drainage. This will require plumbers and builders to pay close attention to the design and installation for the branch drain connections for sanitary plumbing installations for two storey houses.
Supplier Changes 1.1.23
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 January 2023.
Mitek introduces a Top Plate Stiffener
Our friends from MiTek have released a Top Plate Stiffener to reinforce a single loadbearing top plate where a hole for a service duct penetration is required, by restoring the top plate to its original design strength.
James Hardie launch new Hardie Oblique Cladding
James Hardie is committed to innovation and delivering design led products to meet the needs of modern Australian homes. Their vision is to be a premier, consumer branded company that offers endless design possibilities. Hardie™ Oblique™ Cladding delivers a fresh slant on modern home design.
R-Flor Radiant Barrier Flooring
STRUCTAflor R-flor is particleboard flooring that has been laminated with a metalized foil layer on the underside of the board, reducing the radiative heat transfer across suspended timber floors, improving thermal performance and Total R-Value of the flooring system.
Treatment prolongs the life of H2 and H3 timber
Wet weather across much of Australia and supply difficulties have combined to leave any number of partly built homes waiting for weeks or even months for roofs and walls.
NHS Wins Two Awards in 2022
The NHS family has been recognised by winning two awards from industry organisations this year.
Supplier Changes 1.12.22
Our suppliers have notified us of some price changes that we will be passing on from 1 December 2022.
Supplier Changes 1.11.22
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 November 2022.
Pairing metals to prevent corrosion
Our friends at ICCONS have helped to explain how to ensure that your choice of fasteners is compatible and prevent corrosion on your projects.
When will NCC 2022 be adopted in NSW?
In this article find out when NCC 2022 provisions will apply in NSW.
Timber Flooring Vibrations
Engineered floor systems which have been engineered to the maximum span and capability will increase the occurrence and impact of timber floor vibration.
Introducing Anchor Armour from ICCONS
Our friends at ICCONS are proud to introduce their Anchor Armour® platform! This platform is a tailor-made program designed to further assist you in accessing the ICCONS product range, information, technical support, and a heap of other benefits.
Decks Close to the Ground
We’ve covered the pitfalls of using the incorrect product when building decks close to the ground, in this article, we will be looking at two different product solutions that will help you deliver a beautiful outdoor space for your client while also minimising the risk of call backs.
NSW Government announce BASIX changes
Following the recent announcement of changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 energy efficiency provisions, the NSW Government has announced the equivalent changes for NSW that will apply under BASIX.
Supplier Changes 1.10.22
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 October 2022.
Safe on-site, safely home
At NHS, we continually refine and improve our safety procedures so that everything reasonably practicable is in place for a safe work environment on our site and yours.
Supplier Changes 1.9.22
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 September 2022.
Framing options at NHS
With the current demand, we understand how important it is to keep your delivery timelines on track, so we have come up with a variety of timber framing alternatives with options for load-bearing and non-load-bearing applications.
Timber flooring guide by Hurford
We have worked with our friends at Hurford to give you an outline of available timber flooring options, which will help you find the most practical solution for your client.
Long service leave in the construction industry
HIA regularly receives enquiries about long service leave in the NSW building and construction industry. Employers need to be aware that there are two long service schemes that may apply to the NSW building industry.
Adjustments to Modwood's Koko Brown
Over time ModWood have noticed that Xtreme Guard Koko Brown has drifted from a darker chocolate brown colour (original) to a more reddish brown (current). Product manufactured from late May 2022 will revert the Koko Brown to its former chocolate brown colour.
Engineered flooring products at NHS
Engineered flooring is becoming a popular alternative to solid timber flooring. This product has a wide array of advantages when installed correctly.
Supplier Changes 1.8.22
Our suppliers have notified us of some price rises that we will be passing on from 1 August 2022.
James Hardie Villaboard for wet areas
The long-term performance of the waterproofing membrane in your client’s bathroom is about the correct selection and installation of these product to the manufacture’s installation requirements.