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Weathertex - Timber made perfect, naturally

February 9, 2016

What & Who are Weathertex?

Weathertex is a manufacturer of natural Australian hardwood Weatherboards and Architectural Panels.

100% Australian owned & manufactured, Weathertex uses certified state forest or private hardwoods from controlled sources. The logs are then chipped, pulped and pressed with 3% natural wax to make Australian timber products that are natural & perfect.

Why Choose Weathertex?

  • Low maintenance - on average, repainting is required every 15 years.
  • Value for money - lightweight product, single person installation.
  • Australian made & owned - proudly made in Newcastle, NSW.
  • Carbon Storage - better than zero carbon footprint.
  • Easy to install - only standard carpenter’s tools are required.
  • Warranty - will not rot, split or crack for 25 years.
  • Longevity - natural Australian timber, made to last.
  • Safe - can be sawn or cut indoors.
  • Quicker to install - direct fix to frame.

Weathertex Product Range

  • Selflok Weatherboards
  • Primelok Weatherboards
  • Weathergroove
  • Rubix Panel
  • Natural
  • ExteriorBoard / High ImpactBoard

 

Weathertex Brochure

Weathertex Installation Guide

 

New National Construction Code 2016

February 8, 2016

Build it up, build it up, build it high…..

Australia’s timber & building sectors are happily welcoming the recently confirmed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), which will now allow architects & builders to construct timber-framed structures up to eight storeys in height for the first time.

 

These changes will become effective from 1 May 2016 & are expected to offer cost savings of up to 15 per cent compared with other construction systems.

 

The research project for this change was led by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), a non-profit industry organisation. Managing director Ric Sinclair claims the ruling will offer benefits to local residents, property owners and the domestic building industry.

 

The 2016 NCC Volumes One, Two & Three along with the Guide to NCC Volume One, & the expanded stand-alone publication that extracts the Performance & General Requirements of the NCC is now available for download & print at www.abcb.gov.au

If you require, but are unable to download a copy of the NCC 2016, please ask your 5 Star Timbers representative who will gladly assist.

320m2 of extra storage at 5 Star Timbers Woodridge

February 5, 2016

Thanks to a new 320m2 racking system, 5 Star Timbers Woodridge is holding more stock for you than ever before.

Primarily purchased to accommodate more storage capacity for our James Hardie & Scyon fibre cement product lines, the new racks also allow for the off ground loading of many timber products.


Listed below are some of the extra stocked products we now have for you:

James Hardie

External Cladding

Product Size
HARDIEFLEX  
Hardieflex Sheet 1800 x 1200 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 450 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 600 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 750 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 900 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 1200 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 3000 x 900 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 3000 x 1200 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Vented Sheet 2400 x 600 x 4.5MM
Hardieflex Sheet 2400 x 1200 x 6MM
Hardieflex Sheet 3000 x 1200 x 6MM
HARDIEPLANK  
Hardieplank Weatherboard - Smooth 4200 x 230 x 7.5MM
Hardieplank Weatherboard - Woodgrain 4200 x 230 x 7.5MM
PRIMELINE WEATHERBOARD  
Primeline Heritage Weatherboard 4200 x 300 x 9.0MM
HARDIETEX CLADDING  
Hardietex Base Sheet 2440 x 900 x 7.5MM
Hardietex Base Sheet 2725 x 900 x 7.5MM
Hardietex Base Sheet 2440 x 1200 x 7.5MM
Hardietex Base Sheet 2725 x 1200 x 7.5MM
Hardietex Base Sheet 3000 x 1200 x 7.5MM
EASYLAP PANEL  
Easylap Panel 2440 x 1200 x 8.5MM
Easylap Panel 3000 x 1200 x 8.5MM

Internal Lining

Product Size
Ceramic Tile Underlay 1800 x 1200 x 6.0MM

Associated Hardware

Product Size
Fibre Cement Joint Mould 2400 x 4.5MM
Fibre Cement Joint Mould 3000 x 4.5MM
Fibre Cement Joint Mould 3000 x 6.0MM

Click here to find out more about our James Hardie product range.

Scyon

Cladding

Product Size
AXON CLADDING  
Scyon Axon Cladding Sheet - 133MM Groove Width 2450 x 1200 x 9.0MM
Scyon Axon Cladding Sheet - 133MM Groove Width 2750 x 1200 x 9.0MM
STRIA CLADDING  
Scyon Stria Cladding 4200 x 325 x 14MM

Weatherboard

Product Size
LINEA WEATHERBOARD  
Scyon Linea Weatherboard 4200 x 150 x 18MM
Scyon Linea Weatherboard 4200 x 180 x 16MM

Flooring

Product Size
SECURA FLOORING  
Scyon Internal Secura Flooring 2700 x 600 x 19MM
Scyon External Secura Flooring 2700 x 600 x 19MM

Associated Hardware

Product Size
Aluminium Internal Corner 3000 x 9.0MM
Aluminium External Corner 3000 x 9.0MM
Aluminium Horizontal h Flashing 3000 x 9.0MM
Colorbond Corner Flashing 3000 x 75 x 75MM
Linea Aluminium Internal Corner 3600MM
Linea Aluminium External Corner 3600MM

Click here to find out more about our Scyon product range.

 

Meet our new staff members

February 2, 2016

We are very happy to introduce you to two great individuals who have joined 5 Star Timbers in 2016.

We started the New Year off by welcoming Jan Krueger to the 5 Star Team.

Bringing with him many years experience in the timber industry, Jan has taken on the role of Internal Sales Representative at our Woodridge yard, replacing Barry Patterson who is now in an external sales position.

 

Just a short time later we were pleased to also start working with our new TABMA trainee, Tahria Howard.

Also based at our Woodridge yard Tahria has joined our crew in the role of “Trainee Estimator/Detailer”.

Tahria has already obtained some experience in the timber industry in a sales & detailing position.

 

Welcome to 5 Star Timbers Jan & Tahria.

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