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  • Changes in the Timber Industry

    February 22, 2017

    In recent years, Australia has seen a huge shift in the consumer home improvement retailing industry. This is primarily because the small business owners are being steadily taken over by bigger chains. In fact recent reports have shown that the number of independent hardware stores has fallen by as much as 12.6 percent in the […]

  • Timber Cladding- Adds Value to Varied Building Structures

    February 15, 2017

    Timber cladding is becoming an extremely popular method among the architects and construction companies to use for the external façade of a building. The use of timber cladding adds to the uniqueness of the buildings and helps in enhancing the property’s market value. How is Cladding done? Cladding forms the external wall of the building […]

  • History of the United States timber and lumber industry

    February 2, 2017

    The lumber industries have a very rich history in the entire world. The United States of America lumber and timber supply industry is not without a history of its own. The history of timber supply in this country starts from the British timber speculative pre-colonial period, moving to the British colonization period and having constant […]

  • Responsible timber industry in Australia

    January 27, 2017

    Timber is the most important construction material used even in this age of concrete and cement. But like most other resources, it is getting depleted. Zimbabwe is one of the primary sources of timber to the rest of the world. Here, it has come to the notice of the experts in the industry that the […]

  • A short history of the Columbian Forestry

    January 20, 2017

    A branch of the provincial government was set up a century ago which was dedicated to managing the Forests of British Columbia. At that time most of the work being done in the field of forestry was small scale. Soon the industrial harvesting of timber was going to take up a major role in the […]

  • High Density Hardwoods for Outdoor Structures

    January 15, 2017

    During the mid 60’s and 70’s, most of the timber options available were quite scarce but today there are more options available to homeowners for their outdoor projects. Synthetic decking or some other artificial forms have been introduced for developing the patio furniture, fences etc; however, nothing can beat the beauty of natural options like […]

  • Analysis of Decline in Demand for Timber-Framed Floors

    July 27, 2015

    The timber industry has been concerned lately due to the declining demand for timber framed floors in the building construction sector. The incidence of multi-residential and multi-storey buildings has increased in today but, that has not however, led to a consequent increase in the demand for timber-framed floors. One of the main reasons given is […]

  • Beauty of Reclaimed Timber

    Reclaimed Timber or recycled Timber is popularly used by many property-owners for several applications such as timber frames, open beam ceilings, reclaimed Timber flooring, exposed trusses, exposed headers, rustic mantels, trellis work or rustic furniture. There are several advantages for using reclaimed Timber in various applications and some of them are discussed below. What is […]

  • Timber Industries facing Raw Material Shortage

    July 15, 2015

    Timber has been heavily harvested over the past many years so much so that the timber industries of today are facing acute shortage of their basic raw material. Though there are other factors too plaguing the timber industries like shortage of skilled manpower or equipment none is as severe as the raw material deficiency. Let […]

  • Importance of ‘Target Design Life’ Ratings for Timber

    Timber which is one of the most important natural resource is widely used in the construction of homes and dwellings in many countries of the world. However, there are several varieties of timber and each variety has a specific use in construction. Several ratings and other criteria are laid down by the Australian government to […]

  • Factors to Consider while Selecting Timber Flooring

    July 3, 2015

    Choosing timber flooring for the home has always been a popular option among homeowners due to its several advantages. Durability, easy maintenance and elegant appearance are just to name a few besides its anti-allergic features. However, there are a few factors that have to be kept in mind as you choose the best timber floor […]