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glue laminated timber beams

While the term ‘glue lamination’ may not sound super sexy, when the natural strength of timber is intensified through Hynes unique bonding processes, a truly beautiful thing happens and new creative possibilities are born.

Commonwealth Games hurdles

There will be many hurdles to get over with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year... and not all will be Track and Field events!

Williams Group are currently putting together a strategic plan to minimise disruption to our business and that of our customers (particularly on the Gold Coast).

We are looking at ways to get product into our depots and out to your job sites, however based on information from GCCC we believe there is a high chance of delays in deliveries to site.

Since November 2016 the NSW state Government has been rolling out generational change for home warranty insurance. In NSW, commencing October 3, the Government has reduced the number of brokers by 75%, paving the way for ongoing changes over the next few months.

Given the complexity of this insurance, I would recommend that you check with your current provider and or discuss with either the HIA or MBA.

Go to HIA website Go to MBA website

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A growing trend, particularly in the southern states, is the introduction of Floor Cassette Systems. These provide a fast, cost effective way to install a complete structural flooring system for both ground floor and upper storey applications.

Williams Group Australia don't generally see a lot of requests for this service, however we are monitoring the market and possibly will offer this service in the future.

brick efflorescence

One of the most common issues with brick masonry especially face brick is that of efflorescence, unfortunately this is common on new masonry units, it is powdery and sometimes “fluffy” deposit that forms on the surfaces of porous buildings such as concrete block, clay brick and mortar and concrete.

As a rule the formation of efflorescence requires 3 conditions; the presence of soluble salts, excessive amounts of water and evaporation of water as the masonry units dry, depositing salts on the surface.

The soluble salts that appear as efflorescence can enter the wall from various sources;

Mortar components, particularly cement, soil or fill in contact with the wall, Sea spray in coastal areas.