Eye On The Industry

  • We Will, We Will Gyprock You!

    GypROCKSTARS recognised in #ImAGyprocker campaign as entries open for the 2019 Gyprockers Awards. The 2019 Gyprockers Choice Awards returns this year, with a brand-new image. Continuing to pioneer the sector, CSR...

  • Post-Election Bounce In Housing Market

    “The number of building approvals for new homes across Australia increased during May, adding to evidence that Australia’s housing market is in the early stages of a recovery,” Shane Garrett, Master...

  • On Firm Ground: Smarter Building For Stronger Homes

    New software to assess building sites could save homebuilders thousands by avoiding structural damage caused by soil moisture changes. The software, named SURFACE and developed at RMIT University in collaboration with...

  • Three Misconceptions Surrounding Fleet Management Solutions

    Most trade-based businesses have considered implementing some form of fleet management system whether it is a simple solution or a more comprehensive one. For companies that choose to go without a...

  • Strong Population Growth Reinforces Need For Microeconomic Reform

    Official results show that 2018 was one of the strongest years on record for population growth, with the number of people living here rising by 404,780 during the year. “This reinforces...

  • Falls From Fixed Ladders With Cages

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of falling from a fixed caged ladder and over the guardrail of the landing below. Background In June 2017, a...

  • Apartment Developer Fined For Unsafe Worksites

    A residential apartment developer has been fined $80,000 after WorkSafe inspectors detected multiple safety breaches at two construction sites in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Erfanian Developments Pty Ltd was convicted of eight...

  • Morrison Ministry

    Master Builders welcomes the announcement of the new Morrison Ministry. Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia s, aid, “It is particularly good news for our industry that industrial relations will...

  • Sydney Tools Opens First QLD Store

    Attention all Brisbane and Gold Coast tradies – Sydney Tools has opened a new mega store in Archerfield located at Unit 6, 867 Beaudesert Road, Archerfield, approximately 30km south of the...

  • Rockhampton Workers’ Compensation For Black Lung Sufferers

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has met with current and former coal workers in Rockhampton to discuss the range of programs and services available to people affected by coal workers’ pneumoconiosis...

  • Big River Group Delivers Effective Flooring Solution

    The $2.7 billion Homes for Victorians initiative is the Victorian government’s response to the housing affordability crisis. It aims to renew public housing and address homelessness and, on completion, will help...

  • Building On Australia’s Largest Public Housing Investment

    The ACT Government will soon begin a new public housing renewal and growth program, which will see $600 million spent on new public housing in Canberra. In October 2018 the ACT...

  • Are You Wasting Time Running Your Business Vehicles?

    When you’re running a small business, every dollar counts and every minute matters. But you’re probably wasting a few hours a week on unnecessary admin you don’t need to do – things...

  • The Beauty Of Timber

    When building or renovating the choice of flooring is numerous and with current environmental issues, choosing timber has never been more important. The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) has all the...

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