Magazine Articles

Healthy working environment a ‘must’ for painters

A growing trend towards creating and sustaining healthier work places has picked up pace in the Australian painting and decorating industry, particularly in regard to the dust that professionals inhale whilst sanding surfaces in preparation for painting projects.

Timber – current supply and demand

Australia’s timber supplies have been falling for several years, generating longer lead times on orders and threatening to affect the schedules and costs of building works over coming years. JOHN POWER reports.

Retail focus: Reinvention builds success for 135-year old store

Business longevity for the Porter family can be put down to resilience, innovation and a persistent approach to refocus for future growth. The most recent and significant adaptations came in 2017 following the family’s decision to join Mitre 10 and undertake an extensive renovation through IHG’s exclusive Sapphire transformation program.