Principal Partner

NeXTimber by Timberlink

NeXTimber® by Timberlink manufactures Australian made engineered wood products (EWPs) and provides mass timber building solutions with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) members.

Made from sustainably certified local Australian plantation pine that sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, NeXTimber CLT panels and GLT members provide the biophilic and environmental benefits of traditional timber but with the strength to support taller and more complex structures.

Production of the NeXTimber range is scheduled to begin in 2023. Our locally based technical support team is ready now to help you optimise the use of NeXTimber products in your future projects.

NeXTimber is backed by a vertically integrated business model that goes right back to the plantation securing consistent, reliable supply. This connection from seed to structure will give NeXTimber customers a unique level of supply certainty.

NeXTimber: It’s what better tomorrows are built on.

Website – www.nextimber.com.au 

Video – https://youtu.be/IJ4dXBqVB88 

Gold Partner

HASSLACHER group / HESS TIMBER

HESS TIMBER, a member of the HASSLACHER group, offers a unique range of services for architects, planners, and developers and sets new standards with over 140 years of experience and a constant drive for innovation as a sought-after company for special solutions in timber engineering. HESS TIMBER has specialised in the realisation of architecturally challenging and large-scale mass timber projects. HESS TIMBER can refer to outstanding projects in Australia, such as the country’s first commercial wooden multistorey office building International House Sydney, the award-winning Performance Space of Phoenix Central Park, or the free-formed foyer of Bunjil Place in Melbourne.
www.hess-timber.com/en

Gold Sponsor

WoodSolutions

WoodSolutions is an industry initiative designed to provide independent, non-proprietary information about timber and wood products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction.
WoodSolutions comprises a website with more than 3000 pages of information and downloadable resources, technical publications, professional seminars and other related activities.
A collaborative effort between FWPA members, WoodSolutions is supported by industry bodies and technical associations.
www.woodsolutions.com.au

Silver Partners

Hyne Timber

Hyne Timber is one of Australia’s largest producers of sawn timber products, a leader in preservative treatments and an iconic supplier to the Australian construction industry. We also implement standards throughout our business that underpin our commitment to product quality, service, safety and sustainable timber production.

www.hyne.com.au 

Rubner Holzbau / Theca Timber

Rubner is a European manufacturer and fabricator of mass timber working in Australia via a partnership with Theca Timber that guarantees a local technical and commercial presence from project conception and design until finalisation.

Decades of experience in Europe and unparalleled top-class jobs completed in Australia made this duo the leading expert for customised mass timber construction solutions. Rubner Holzbau and Theca Timber work is based on a shared vision by their team, defining their work every step of the way, customising their approach to the special needs of every Client, thus using structural timber versatility at its very best.

rubner.com/holzbau

timber.theca.com.au

Wurth Australia

Wurth Australia’s Construction Division supplies all trades in the building and timber industries, with quality the foundation of our market-leading position in assembly products and techniques. Wurth provides screws, anchors, abrasives, hand tools, material processing, chemicals, and health and safety equipment. Our highly qualified and industry leading Engineering Team can provide technical on-site support to ensure that installations or applications are safe, efficient and specification compliant. A full range of post installed anchoring solutions are available from heavy duty concrete screws and fix anchors to a range of chemical injection products for concrete and masonry.

Wurth – World market leader in the sale of fastening materials.

https://eshop.wurth.com.au/en/GB/AUD/

XLam Australia

XLam leads the manufacture and supply of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) beams and columns for use in conventional and mass timber construction projects across Australia and New Zealand. 

Across the government, commercial and residential sectors, XLam CLT and GLT is routinely specified and used in applications from major construction projects through to individual mass timber buildings.  XLam has secured a market reputation for quality, efficiency and technical support that means XLam is the natural choice for the production and supply of engineered timber for sustainable and efficient prefabricated mass timber and “hybrid” conventional construction.

XLam offers a total solutions package including design, manufacturing, off-site solutions and assembly services. Every project is unique and XLam understands the requirements of a fast, safe and sustainable construction process to ensure efficient delivery.

www.xlam.co.nz

Bronze Partners

Bliss & Reels

Bliss & Reels are a machinery supply & service company established in the 1940’s.  We are the exclusive local representatives for a range of European equipment manufacturers for the prefab & mass timber sectors.

RANDEK are a pioneer in automation for offsite house / building manufacture, having been active in the sector since the early 1960’s.  The systems are used to manufacture wall frames & wall panels, floor cassettes, roof trusses and modular buildings, along with the latest technology in robotics, and digital vision system technology.

ESSETRE are a leading supplier of woodworking machinery, in operation for over 40 years.  The company has a complete range of machines for processing structural building elements made from solid and laminated timber, glulam beams and CLT panels.

LAP manufacture laser projection systems.  These improve the accuracy and speed of manual assembly tasks including production of floor cassettes, roof trusses and wall frames/panels.

www.blissandreels.com.au

Homag/Weinmann

The HOMAG Group is a leading manufacturer of modern, high-performance machines, production lines and systems for the construction of prefabricated timber buildings, with a coordinated portfolio for woodworking including solutions for utilising computer-controlled, automated machinery with a range of CAD/CAM-interfacing controls.

As part of the German HOMAG Group, WEINMANN portfolio includes beam processing, production of wall elements, roof and floor elements and the processing of large-scale board materials and handling, storage systems and providing solutions for cross-laminated timber (CLT)

www.homag-australia.com

Hundegger Australasia

Hundegger offers innovation matched with high performance in production of engineered timber frame and mass wood systems, with unique functionality and reliability in their ‘state of the art’ solutions for processing including cutting saws, panel processing and CNC machines, along with the most recent software technologies and robotic developments to meet customer’s future requirements.

As an Australasian company, we offer high levels of technical support and backup service with a comprehensive range of spare parts and a decade of experience in servicing local markets.

www.hundegger.de

Intergrain Trade & Industrial

Part of the woodcare division of DuluxGroup, we manufacture and supply some of Australia’s market leading woodcare brands, import specialist coatings and equipment from Europe and produce bulk product solutions for industrial application. 

Combining coatings expertise, comprehensive product ranges and access to coating equipment and machinery, we’ll work to understand your unique business needs and tailor timber coating solutions to help take your business to the next level. 

We are committed to providing the very best timber protection solutions for on-site trade professionals and timber product suppliers and processors.

www.intergrain.com.au

Warringtonfire

Warringtonfire offers a comprehensive range of fire safety engineering, independent fire testing, fire assessment and product certification services. Our unique ability to deliver a full suite of services provides confidence and certainty throughout the entire building cycle. 

Although part of a global organisation, we take a local approach to each and every project. Our staff have an excellent reputation for integrity and providing the highest level of care and expertise on all our projects, regardless of size or location. We have an established and extensive presence in Australia including at our NATA accredited laboratory in Melbourne and our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

www.warringtonfire.com 

Weinig Australia

Michael Weinig Australia is the industry leader in solid wood and panel processing technology and equipment. We provide innovative manufacturing solutions for the smallest workshop through to industry turnkey production lines. The Weinig & Holz-Her range of equipment includes moulders, cross-cut saws, rip saws, finger jointers, gluing presses, scanners, CNC machining centres, edge banders, beam saws, vertical saws, material handling equipment, along with fully integrated software solutions that manage and optimise production. For manufacturing excellence – Think Weinig.

http://www.weinig.com.au/

Exhibitor Partners

BeA Australia

BeA supplies customised fastening systems and automated fastening equipment for frame & truss fabrication and provide new fastening innovations in timber frame and panel construction. BeA provide modular-tool systems that offer solutions from automated packaging to single-unit fabrication to mass production, with customized solutions for prefabricated houses, furniture, automotive, appliances and packaging. 

www.bea-group.com

Biesse Australia

Specialising in the design and manufacture of multi-axis machines for wood construction materials, machining of advanced materials and a range of other special applications.

Biesse has been producing technology for doors and windows for over 50 years, and has expanded its product range with specific models for the machining of solid wood beams and panels for any wooden structure used in building wooden frame houses, wooden panel houses, prefabricated buildings as well as in large public buildings, playgrounds and more.

https://www.biesse.com/au/wood/biesse-range

Box Hill Institute

Box Hill Institute ensures the student is at the heart of what we do by delivering quality education in a rapidly changing world. Box Hill Institute partners with industry to ensure appropriate skills and knowledge requirements are met, thereby providing employers with competitive advantages within their dynamic marketplace. Under the Workforce Training Innovation Fund Box Hill Institute and industry partners have developed the first accredited qualifications to address emerging skills gaps in off-site construction technologies.

VIC Diploma of Project Management for Prefabricated Building Systems (Timber) 

VIC Course in Onsite Installation of Prefabricated Building Systems (Timber)

www.boxhill.edu.au

Braford Industries

The Braford Industries introduction of LignoLoc® Nail has launched a new generation of fastening technology using traditional wood fasteners with pneumatic nailing for ready transfer to the age of automation. The material for LignoLoc® wooden nails is Beech, which is best suited as its straight growth gives it the most homogeneous cell structure. The nail is hardened by compressing the cell structure and permeating it with resin for durability. 

The special design of the LignoLoc® nail tip and the large amount of heat generated by friction when the nail is driven in cause the lignin of the wooden nail to weld with the surrounding wood to form a substance-to-substance joint with tremendous durability. 

http://www.brafordindustries.com.au/lignoloc/

Cadwork

Cadwork is the front runner in timber construction software and solutions markets for more than 30 years. With its complete and flexible range of design, management, and production modules, cadwork covers all areas of timber construction applications (Mass Timber, Framing, Modular, Hybrid, DFMA, Traditional Carpentry to name a few) and each stage of a project (Architectural Design, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Management, Production, etc).

Unmatched flexibility and power to meet business needs, using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure maximum speed in visualization and data access. Each year cadwork reinvests more than 25 % of its resources into software development.

https://www.cadwork.com/cwen/Home

Essetre

Essetre was founded in 1979 and began its business by designing and manufacturing woodworking machinery, with attention to kitchen processing. Today it is an established Company, well-known on the Italian and foreign markets, highly qualified for its specific design and manufacture of multi-purpose working centres for the processing of wood, plastic and light alloys. The working centres with advanced technologies, structures and software, meet the requirements of numerous production fields, and often adapted to satisfy the Customer’s requirements with guaranteed flexibility, highest quality and productivity. 

www.essetre.com/en

First Super

First Super is an industry super fund. That means we are run only to benefit our members.

We welcome all Australians regardless of their occupation or location but we have particularly strong links to the furniture and joinery industry, the pulp and paper industry and the timber industry.

Not surprisingly, when it comes to super most Australians want the  same things: real value, real service and real returns. Which is  probably why we have around 46,000* members who trust us to manage more  than $3.6 billion* of their hard-earned savings.

Everyone at First Super wants you to enjoy your retirement, but we  also want you to enjoy today. To us, being a super fund is more than  just what happens when you stop working.

https://www.firstsuper.com.au/

SEMA Software

The SEMA group is the world‘s leading provider of software solutions and additional services in the fields of timber and stair design as well as for sheet metal work. The software adapts perfectly to the individual needs of each customer due to its modular structure and flexible master data. SEMA have been the market and technology leader providing expertise and know-how as a reliable partner for more than 8,900 customers in 54 countries for more than 33 years.

http://www.sema-soft.de

Siegware

An established supplier business of architectural innovations, Siegware offers the most up-to-date products from select manufacturers in Europe and around the world. Siegware stocks a range of construction supplies and specialised hardware including Sherpa connectors for engineered timbers such as Glulam, CLT and sawn timber beams. Products for low energy builds, a comprehensive range of Isocell airtightness products, Siegenia AERO ventilators, silicones, Adler low VOC timber finishes, a variety of construction tools, window and door hardware, and more. 

Siegware provides a unique service to our customers, through knowledgeable support, technical expertise and wide stock offering. With over 10 years of experience in the building supply industry, Siegware has the solutions for your most complex projects.

https://www.siegware.com.au

LAP Laser

LAP Laser are focussed on applications for laser projection technology.  The company’s laser projection systems improve the accuracy and speed of manual assembly tasks including production of floor cassettes, roof trusses and wall frames/panels.

www.lap-laser.com

Randek

Randek are a Swedish company that began working in the industry in the 1940’s to deliver high-performance machines and systems to prefabricated house manufacturers, initially developing manual machines, and later pioneering highly automated production lines.

Randek are the world’s most experienced provider of equipment and production lines for prefabricated housing/building manufacture, including both standard and purpose-engineered equipment for manufacture of open timber frames, closed wall panels, modular buildings, floor cassettes, and roof trusses. 

www.randek.com/en

Rothoblaas

Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational and a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for the engineered wood construction sector, engaging with architects, engineers and builders to create solutions for fixing and fastening, along with membranes and tapes for improved building performance in acoustics and moisture control. Along with catalogues for the extensive product range, specialised design software can further assist designers in finding the most efficient solution for a wide range of connections in construction.

Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.

www.rothoblaas.com

Sponsors

Choice Energy

Australian owned and operated, Choice Energy is an end-to-end award-winning energy consultancy founded in Melbourne with almost 4,000 clients across Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 2013, its core goal is to help businesses gain independence by using less power from the grid and paying less for the energy they use.

Choice Energy believes in a predictable, fair and low cost energy future and takes a holistic approach to energy management by providing a number of core solutions to help better manage demand for energy, improve operational efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Solutions include Commercial Solar, Energy Procurement, Power Factor Correction, Metering and Monitoring, Network Tariff and Demand Assessment.

Choice Energy – Use Less and Pay Less

https://www.choiceenergy.com.au/

Housing Industry Association Victoria

As the only national industry association for Australian building professionals, we represent the interests of the housing industry at regional and national levels. Our extensive membership program supports residential builders, trade contractors, developers, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers. We have been supporting the Australian home building industry for more than 60 years.

https://hia.com.au

Planet Ark

The Planet Ark initiative ‘Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good’ aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change. This is because wood is a low carbon option for building – when used in long-lived applications it stores carbon for the long-term, it is renewable, and it has a lower embodied energy than other building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics.

As such, using wood allows us to live a low carbon lifestyle. Wood is unique among building materials because it is a natural carbon store – up to 50% of its dry weight is carbon. Responsibly sourced wood products store the carbon that the growing trees have removed from the air.

https://planetark.org/campaigns/make-it-wood.cfm

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