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    News Archive for May 2006

    Wall cladding set in stone

    In what appears to be a natural progression in the huge interest in natural stone such as travertine, marble and limestone for walls and floors, a highly textured look for walls is now gaining currency.

    The toast of the microwave ovens

    First cab off the rank from the newly relaunched Omega Appliances is a very clever combination toaster/microwave oven.

    Kerlite - the new porcelain innovation

    Metrix Stone & Tile is proud to offer a new, innovative porcelain from Italy. Kerlite is a 3mm thick porcelain product that is available in sizes up to 1m x 3m sheets. It is perfect for commercial projects.

    BT releases Faresin telehandler range

    Faresin telescopic handlers are recognised for their build quality, advanced technology features and safe, comfortable cabs with 360° visibility to all working areas.

    Safety In Action show offers novel solutions

    The show’s composition is changing to include an even more diverse range of solutions, like on-site physiotherapy services, ergonomics and safety management software.

    Timber floors won’t suffer under ABCB change

    New ABCB standards relating to energy efficiency won’t be to the detriment of timber floors, according to a building commissioner.

    Green rush leads to plethora of labels

    Designing green requires a green products and materials supply chain and this is one of the greatest challenges facing green designers and specifiers in Australia.

    Stable truck crane impresses contractor

    The GT-550E clocked up 100 hours in its initial three weeks of operation at ABC Crane Hire in WA.

    Kennards Lift and Shift now open in Wollongong

    The company has a broad range of equipment specific to that industry including large chain blocks, machinery skates, hoists and winches.

    Lighting energy efficiency program

    A pilot lighting energy efficient program pinpointed massive savings.

    Sea-changers shift is slowing

    BIS Shrapnel’s report into Regional Residential Building predicts a slowing in the move away from cities.

    Rentokil Pest Control gets HACCP endorsement

    Rentokil Pest Control has become one of the few companies to gain national endorsement from HACCP Australia Pty Ltd for pest control services and products provided to the food and beverage industries.

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