October – December 2018

October - December 2018

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H.B. Fuller Polyurethane Sealants

When you need a sealant that’s going to last, polyurethane (PU) is a well proven technology that has been used with great success for many years. H.B. Fuller’s FulaFlex™ polyurethane sealants offer excellent durability, flexibility and high bond strength. Coupled with both UV and weather resistance they are ideal for most construction applications—delivering performance and [...]

October – December 2018

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The Better Bit

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why have three or four different sized countersinking bits for all those different screws? There’s got to be something that’s versatile and user-friendly enough to make countersinking easier!” Welcome “The Better Bit”! It’s a new intuitive way to pre-drill and countersink your decking boards. Extensive market research and prototype field [...]

October – December 2018

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The Next Breakthrough Is Here

Milwaukee Tool is proud to announce The Next Breakthrough in lithium-ion and M18™ with the introduction of their most capable battery ever – the M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ HIGH OUTPUT 12.0Ah Battery. The new 12.0Ah Battery delivers 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and provides 33% more run-time than their powerful 9.0Ah battery – significantly elevating the [...]

Good Advice

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The Tradies’ Guide To Marketing

You don’t need a massive marketing budget to build your small business. But you do need a little know-how and the right marketing strategy in place. Here’s how to get started. By Shane Conroy When it comes to the wide world of marketing, a lot of jargon gets thrown around. You can safely ignore most [...]

Cover Story

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Brothers In Arms

Some bucket list wishes are relatively simple to fulfil, while others depend on a mix of luck and hard work. Will and Alex Davison share two wishes. The brothers grew up in racing, mainly against each other. Competing together has always been on their bucket list. They have twice tackled the Australian enduro season together. [...]

Industry In Action

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Keeping It Clean

For nearly 30 years, Global Spill Control has focused on investing in business and delivering quality products that can weather changing markets and trends. By Sue Nelson What does it take to survive and thrive as a business over many decades? In Global Spill Control’s case, it was an entrepreneurial spirit and a healthy curiosity [...]

Good Advice

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Safe Storage Of Dangerous Goods

It can seem costly and maybe even excessive, but good housekeeping is critical when it comes to dangerous goods. By Meg Crawford Australian workplace health and safety laws require that businesses identify and eliminate the risks associated with dangerous goods as far as possible, but it’s easier said than done in the construction industry where [...]

Industry In Action

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Building A Better Business

Two CSS member businesses, Ultimate Fasteners and Kencor Sales, have joined forces to provide a wider range of products—and a wider range of customers. By Merran White When your business is selling essential but low-unit-cost industrial hardware in regional areas, you need to find ways to expand your market while satisfying existing customers.  This is [...]

Industry In Action

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Something Old, Something New

One of the older houses in Marrickville, NSW, has been restored, rejuvenated and rebooted into an exceptional family home. By Kerryn Ramsey A few years ago, Neil Mackenzie—who started architecture firm Mackenzie Pronk with his partner Heidi Pronk—was regularly kayaking on the Cooks River in Marrickville, in Sydney’s Inner West. During his paddles, he would admire the quiet [...]

Community News

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The Joy Of Giving

A Donation From CSS Members Will Make A Real Difference To Young People Affected By Cancer. Harry is a Youth Ambassador for CanTeen, the charity that supports the 23,000 young people that go through a cancer experience in Australia every year. “CanTeen became a part of my life when my Mum discovered that she had [...]