Floor Joist
Flooring System

What Are The Benefits Of Engineered Floor Joists?

Timber is the mostly widely used material in building construction across the country today. Why is it timber the choice of most builders, DIY, developers, and homeowners. The answer is simple, it’s economical, durable, sustainable and can withstand all kinds of weather, like heavy winds, extreme temperatures, and heavy downpours. That’s why, many homeowners choose timber as the favoured material

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Exterior Cladding
Cladding

What Is The Best Exterior Cladding?

If you are not familiar with construction terminology, you may be wondering what exterior cladding is and why use it. In simple words, cladding is a material to cover the exterior and interior of a building or structure. Cladding protects the structure and interiors of your home or project from harsh weather and environmental conditions. It can also serve as

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Timber Building Structure
Wall Frames

How To Design A Building Structure?

If you’re looking to start a building project, and your located in Newcastle or surrounding areas, and need information about where to start the building project, then we may be able to help. Are you having problems finding a manufacturer of timber wall frames and trusses? We can assist in solving this problem, and also in the areas of design

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Roof Trusses
Roof Truss

What Are The Australian Standards For Roof Trusses?

Whether your upcoming project is residential or commercial, and your based in Newcastle, Central Coast or surrounding areas, it is important to remember that all suppliers of timber trusses and wall frames that you decide to work with; should comply to the Australian Standards. The  AS4440-2004, explicitly states in detail the installation of nail-plated roof trusses with regards to the

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Timber wall frames
Wall Frames

How To Build Wall Frames?

Whether you are an owner builder getting ready to construct your own home, or a contractor with an upcoming project, you want to ensure you have everything ready to go before you start the build. You would start looking at plans, contractors, material, and finding a manufacturer for your timber wall frames and trusses. But why timber specifically for wall

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Timber Roof Structure
Roof Truss

How Much Timber Is Needed To Make A Roof Structure?

Congratulations! You will soon be starting work on your new home construction project. Therefore, you may be thinking of a list of items, suppliers, and contractors that your need for the build. Some of the things that you will need may include the setting of foundations, the procurement of materials, the timber wall frames and roof trusses for the building

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Timber Cladding
Cladding

How Long Does Timber Cladding Last?

In the construction and architecture world, ‘cladding’ refers to a layer of material placed on a building surface or structure. It’s this cladding which gives a building its aesthetic and architectural beauty. Cladding is used not only on the exterior of the the building, but also on floors, interiors, baseboards and walls. Cladding not only contributes to the overall look,

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Truss Manufacturer
Roof Truss

What is a Truss Manufacturer?

Have you started designing and constructing your dream house or next project? Maybe you are in the initial design stages with your architect or engineer. Many engineers now advise to install a truss in home scale projects. If you are not familiar with the construction terminology, you may be wondering what exactly is a truss system. A truss is an

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Floor Joists
Flooring System

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Floor Joists?

Timber floor framing is mostly made up of timber joists, running side by side and having the same distance at regular intervals. Joists cover the areas from end to end of supports, such as walls, girders, foundations and beams. Typically, floor joists are 2 x 8s, 2 x 10s, or 2 x 12s. Normal spacing is 16 inches from the

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Gable Roof
Roof Truss

What Is A Gable Roof?

Are you looking to renovate your home? Or is your roof at the end of its life expectancy? Whatever the case, it can be a challenging task to choose the right type of roof. However, a reliable supplier of timber wall frames and roof trusses like the Newcastle Frame and Truss can provide you with great advice and cost estimates.

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