LATICRETE celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016. Far from contemplating retirement, the company continues the commitment to product innovation that has been key to its success. Its dedication to improving building materials and a policy of never settling for 'good enough' has resulted in LATICRETE introducing many industry firsts over its 60-year history.
The QBCC has responded to a question raised at a SPASA Queensland PSI Sector Group meeting. The group queried whether a fence needs to be able to be measured at 1200 mm in a full arc from the top right-hand corner of the step in figure 2.2(b) of the Standard.
Earthmoving equipment hire companies saw a huge jump in business during May throughout the company. While figures for the construction industry show varied outlooks for the year ahead, equipment hire figures can reflect real-time business activity.
The Blue Glass Pebble Company supplies a range of glass pebble pool finishes for concrete pools. The premixed products are a combination of 50% New Zealand pebble and 50% glass pebble.
Regarding your article 'Multiple pools, one set of equipment?' [Pool+Spa May/June 2016], I agree with everything published, but my first thought was overflow issues. If the system has been set up correctly, and the water drawn from each pool is equal, and the return water also equal, then everything should run smoothly.
The Blue Glass Pebble Company is a supplier of New Zealand pebbles for swimming pool surfaces. The New Zealand white pebble gives a true white colour with few imperfections. When used in pools, it gives a clean, crystal blue hue to the water with a crisp, vibrant finish.
The law has caught up with a NSW builder who charged clients huge deposits for landscaping and pool building work before disappearing with the money. However, in keeping with his modus operandi, he has now skipped town and is thought to be living in Western Australia.
Mapei's Mapesil AC is a single-component, solvent-free silicone sealant with acetic cross-linking at normal temperatures. It is easily workable and available in 31 colours (including transparent) from the company's coloured Grout and Silicone range.
The Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules have been revised and Standards Australia has released a draft Standard for public comment.
Europe Imports recently hosted an informative LATICRETE and Ezarri Swimming Pool training seminar at its store in Seven Hills, NSW. There was a great mix of pool builders, pool tilers and mosaic tilers in attendance.
The NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program has now commenced, coming into effect on 29 April. How will the program affect your business? Are you already feeling the effects? Let us know!
The government has announced amendments to pool barrier compliance regulations. Home owners will be able to sell a property with a notice of non-compliance, with new owners given 90 days to undertake any repairs required to make the barrier compliant.
A pool builder who has been unlicensed since 1990 has been prosecuted by NSW Fair Trading for a host of offences. Garrie John Maxworthy (trading as Maxworthy Pool Restorations) pled guilty to charges including unlicensed contracting, carrying out substandard building work and demanding an excessive deposit.
In July 2015, Swimart signed an agreement with Sterns Pools to supply its above-ground pools to Swimart stores. Swimart's foray into modular swimming pools appears to be paying off, with first-season results well ahead of expectations. The franchise group said this bodes well for the coming season.