Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ventilating Timber Windows and Doors – the Cure for Sick Building Syndrome


Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term used to describe a variety of health problems associated with “sick” buildings – buildings that contain high levels of air contaminants. In some countries, SBS is called Tight Building Syndrome or Closed Building Syndrome. These more descriptive terms are th...
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Transforming Your Bathroom with Timber


The trend in bathrooms today is away from the slick-surfaced, institutional look of traditional tiled bathrooms towards a more natural look. What could be more natural than timber?
The trend towards the natural look in bathrooms began with natural healing spas, where all natural ingredients are...
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Hazards of Lead-Based Paint on Timber Windows


Until 1970, lead-based paints were used extensively on Australian homes. Until that time, the health hazards of lead were little understood and most paints contained extremely high levels of the toxic metal — as high as 50% of their entire contents in paints produced prior to 1950....
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Why Choose Solid Timber Doors and Windows?


Solid timber doors have become rare in Australia. It started in the post war years, when mass production replaced custom joinery and housing developments replaced custom-built homes. There were sound economic reasons for the change: Aussie battlers needed to save money wherever they could. There...
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

What is Architectural Timber Joinery?


Concrete and steel is giving way to timber as the architect’s building material of choice today. All around the world, architects are pushing the boundaries and creating award winning structures made entirely or predominantly of timber. What is architectural timber joinery and why is it the l...
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Custom Timber Joinery versus Mass Produced


When we think of custom timber joinery, we think of the work of master cabinet makers. When we think of mass produced joinery products, we think of a poorer level of craftsmanship, but much cheaper prices. What’s the truth about custom timber joinery versus mass produced joinery products?
The T...
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Brisbane Architectural Styles


Brisbane has a rich architectural history that is often under-appreciated even by local residents. The commandant of early Brisbane’s Redcliffe settlement built Brisbane’s first residence in 1824. Sadly, this house is no longer standing, but outstanding examples of Brisbane architectural styles f...
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