Archive for September 2014

Harwood Andrews builders update – limitation periods

Supreme Court clarifies limitation periods under Construction Contracts In the recent case of Brirek Industries Pty Ltd v McKenzie Group Consulting (Vic) Pty Ltd [2014] VSCA165 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria has ended uncertainty about the period in which legal action can be taken under building contracts. Uncertainty had emerged in…

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Invibe and Inraw feature wall innovation

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I am introducing to you, 2 new internal feature wall products from James Hardies that are going to play a big part in the design element of your next project. Inraw is a 6mm thick pre-finished cement sheet with the natural look of concrete.  Each panel has a slight variance in shade, tone and pattern…

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Get your doors organised before the rush

  As we approach the festive season and weather is improving, builders and renovators alike take advantage of the productive days ahead.   As the demand is higher, items and materials that are custom made or items Barwon Timber does not carry in stock will take longer to source from our suppliers.  Lead times can increase from…

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The humble timber stop is highly evolved

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  It’s no longer a piece of wood nailed to the end of a wall to hide the ends of the weatherboards.  Timber stops have come a long way in the last couple of years, from being a simple piece of timber to an architectural finishing point using Barwon Timber aluminium and timber stops. It…

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Harwood Andrews builder update – Rectification Orders

A new section 45 under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 enables a party to a domestic building contract to refer a dispute to the Victorian Building Authority. The VBA will have the power to direct building inspectors to attend domestic building sites, in circumstances where the builder and owner cannot resolve the matter themselves,…

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Greenboard foam cladding Geelong

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Barwon Timber is a proud supplier of the NRG Greenboard™ insulative foam cladding system in Geelong and surrounds.  It is a lightweight, environmentally responsible and Building Code of Australia compliant external cladding system for both steel and timber framed buildings. The system was developed in Germany in 1973 and since then, popularity skyrocketed throughout the…

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