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Ten-year vision hits all the right tones

The drive towards visual perfection is evident throughout the new award-winning one bedroom apartment built behind the heritage-protected 1920s State Savings Bank in the heart of Melbourne, with Big River Group’s Armourpanel plywood critical in realising the architect’s detailed vision.

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Engineered system a lifeline for state’s deteriorating timber bridges

Thirty per cent of timber bridges in regional NSW are in a poor condition[1], making the restoration of these critical transport arteries a priority for local governments and councils.

Given the importance of these transport routes and the safety of the local community, councils have needed to lower payload and speed limits as a precaution to the continued deterioration and disrepair of the state’s 2,000 timber bridges[2].

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Big River’s Spotted Gum Engineered Timber in Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Southern Concourse

Durable Big River Engineered timber was pivotal to the retail upgrade of the Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Southern Concourse.
As Queensland’s capital city and a popular holiday destination for both interstate and international travellers, Brisbane enjoys frequent visitors to its sunny shores. With the increase of passenger numbers passing through the Brisbane Domestic Airport, an upgrade of the Southern Concourse terminal by award-winning architecture firm, ARKHFIELD allows the airport to lay out a new, enticing and user-friendly welcome mat for the cosmopolitan city.

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Big River Armourdeck steel decking provides cost-effective permanent formwork solution for Pacific Fair project

Reinforced concrete is one of the most widely used building materials in Australia and recommended by many leading architects, engineers and builders across the country. Over the last few years, steel decks have become increasingly popular for the reinforcement of concrete slabs as they offer a number of benefits such as consistent quality, speed of construction, lightweight designs and considerable savings in material and labour costs.

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The Rose Fitzroy

With roots deeply entrenched in the local community, iconic pub The Rose, in Fitzroy, Victoria recently underwent a complete makeover, transforming it into a contemporary, stylish and welcoming space, whilst keeping with the country pub in the city ethos.

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Big River Blackbutt Armourpanel brings Wulugul Pop Up to life

With a focus on locally sourced, natural materials and innovative design, the new Wulugul Pop Up development at the edge of the Barangaroo waterfront is touted as Sydney’s most exciting and vibrant temporary space. Big River’s Blackbutt Armourpanel, together with recycled cardboard tubes, are at the heart of the installation and enabled designers and specifiers Foolscap Studio along with private construction firm CJ Duncan, to achieve a thoughtfully designed urban oasis that replicates the unique forms and natural colours of the surrounding landscape.

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Big River introduces Tasmanian Oak to its prefinished engineered Australian hardwood flooring range

Timber is known for its warmth, unique character and stunning beauty and is an ideal choice when it comes to flooring options. Important factors such as lifestyle, furnishings, wear, cost and appearance all need to be considered when choosing the type of timber most suitable. Offering character and individual richness, Big River has just introduced Tasmanian Oak into its prefinished Australian hardwood engineered flooring range, providing additional flooring options for residential and commercial applications.

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Big River introduces a new generation of quality, engineered flooring

Flooring has a huge visual impact and can immediately set the tone of a space. Selecting a timber floor is a classic choice, its natural beauty will add warmth and depth to a home, enhancing the lifetime of family memories it will no doubt endure. Choosing from Australia’s unique resource of native hardwoods Big River Group, Australia’s timber flooring expert, has launched a new generation engineered Australian hardwood flooring range to the market.

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Media Release – New Anti-Slip Building Product Set to Overhaul Workplace Safety

The safety of workers across Australia’s construction, hospitality and healthcare sectors is set to improve significantly with the arrival of timber specialist Big River’s Anti-Slip Plywood, a new plywood product featuring a highly slip resistant coating designed to protect against injury on both indoor and outdoor workplace platforms, ramps, walkways and floors.

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Media Release – New building product, Bridgeply offers a Life Line for Old Bridges

As tens of thousands of ageing timber bridges throughout regional Australia continue towards the end of their structural lives, local governments and councils are struggling to bring regional infrastructure to an adequate standard. With no plywood bridge deck system available, Councils have been forced to lower road limits and reduce speed limits on the roads which serves only as a band-aid solution to the continuing deterioration and disrepair of the approximate 30,000 timber bridges that are currently deemed unsafe.

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