LATICRETE celebrates 60 years of industry firsts

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

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.

LATICRETE MVIS Masonry Veneer Mortar

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Mortar provides a productive, easy-to-install, permanent, high-strength installation for adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.

QBCC responds to pool fencing query

20 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

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 hires up across the country

14 June, 2016 by Alice Richard

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 premixed glass and pebble finishes

07 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

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.

Letter to the Editor RE: 'Multiple Pools, one set of equipment'

25 May, 2016

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 New Zealand pebbles

24 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

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.

Dodgy builder skips out on fines, convictions

23 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

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 Mapesil AC silicone sealant

12 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Mapei

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.

Wiring rules are changing — have your say

09 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

The Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules have been revised and Standards Australia has released a draft Standard for public comment.

LATICRETE and Europe Imports seminar a success

06 May, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

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.

NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program now in force

03 May, 2016 by Alice Richard

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!

Govt announces changes to pool barrier inspection regulations

14 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

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.

Serial offender pool builder busted for unlicensed work

11 March, 2016 by Alice Richard

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.

Modular pools making a comeback

10 March, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

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.

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