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  • Making timber in the 21st Century

    We hear from Timberlink about how they use the latest technology to give you the most consistent stick of timber Timber is often thought of as an old-fashioned industry – lumberjacks and flannelette shirts might come to mind! But the reality is Timberlink, like most thriving Australian manufacturers, is able...
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  • Taking decking to the next level

    The latest product to join the Dahlsens decking range, NewTechWood, is taking composite decking to the next level, pioneering the industry with its cutting-edge UltraShield 360° capping. 360° capping – an outer polymer shell – provides the wood plastic composite with an ultra-protection guarantee designed to increase durability, lock out...
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People
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  • Builder spotlight: Les and Nev Hutchings Pty Ltd

    Swan Hill builder and local business owner Nev Hutchings celebrated his 80th birthday this year and can’t imagine slowing down any time soon! “I love being able to go out and meet new people each day. I’m a big believer in building strong personal connections to ensure each of our...
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  • Builder spotlight: Hudson Ridge

    Custom builders Hudson Ridge take pride in the creation of top quality contemporary housing. The team’s design and execution skills have been recently recognised with their ‘Everest’ display home awarded Finalist 2018, HIA Western Victoria Display Home. “As a business we share a focus on producing a high quality final...
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Your Business
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  • Succession planning...

    What is it and why your business needs it Planning for the future of your business – or ‘succession planning’ – is not only a plan for retirement, it’s a plan for managing the unexpected. “Succession planning is all about clarity, and articulating how your business can continue to operate...
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  • 5 tips for building a successful business

    John and Geoff Dahlsen There may be no one-size-fits-all recipe to sustained business success, but with tenacity and focus the challenge can generate lasting reward. Both John Dahlsen, owner and co-chairman of the Dahlsens group, J C Dahlsen Pty Ltd, and son, Geoff Dahlsen, CEO, understand this sentiment well. “There...
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Design
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  • Old meets new

    With the latest figures from the HIA predicting a slight downturn in new home builds in 2018/19 (and beyond), many home owners are turning to their existing properties to create their dream home. And there is no shortage of inspiration! Lifestyle and renovation shows bring endless possibilities to life, using...
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  • Taking decking to the next level

    The latest product to join the Dahlsens decking range, NewTechWood, is taking composite decking to the next level, pioneering the industry with its cutting-edge UltraShield 360° capping. 360° capping – an outer polymer shell – provides the wood plastic composite with an ultra-protection guarantee designed to increase durability, lock out...
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Building
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  • Old meets new

    With the latest figures from the HIA predicting a slight downturn in new home builds in 2018/19 (and beyond), many home owners are turning to their existing properties to create their dream home. And there is no shortage of inspiration! Lifestyle and renovation shows bring endless possibilities to life, using...
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  • Making timber in the 21st Century

    We hear from Timberlink about how they use the latest technology to give you the most consistent stick of timber Timber is often thought of as an old-fashioned industry – lumberjacks and flannelette shirts might come to mind! But the reality is Timberlink, like most thriving Australian manufacturers, is able...
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  • Taking on the tough jobs

    Allchin Builders’ expansive mono truss project Dahlsens’ truss and frame manufacturing experts take pride in helping customers grow their business with the streamlined design and construction of intricate roof installations. This complex work is made possible by Dahlsens’ longstanding partnership with Pryda – pioneers in the frame and truss industry...
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  • Industry Update from HIA

    Housing Update – March Quarter was a Record Over the past few years, Victoria has seen record amounts of housing activity. In terms of dwelling commencements, the March 2018 quarter in Victoria was a national record – not just a state record. With 10,185 detached house starts and 11,965 multi-unit...
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