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Oueensland Newsletter - Queensland Division of the Australian Tile
Australian tile council
Australian Tile Council Inc.
Leading the Industry
Oueensland Newsletter
JUNE 2010
“We continue to gain momentum with new memberships and sub committee members, now is the time
to become part of the ATC Qld team and help drive our industries development.”
I would like to welcome all readers to the 2nd edition of the Australian Tile Council Queensland Divisions
newsletter. Inside you will find a number of interesting articles along with an invitation to enter the 8th Annual
Awards of Excellence which will be held on 17th September this year, good luck to all entries!
Regards
Russell Clark (president)
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
29th & 30th MARCH 2010 HOBART
Major Topics addressed at the Conference
National President Robert Walker opened the Tasmanian Conference and congratulated the newly formed Tasmanian Division for
their progress to date and welcomed all the attending delegates
and observers.
EXECUTIVE
After the past two years as National President, Robert Walker
indicated that he would not seek re election and conducted the
election for a new executive.
Graeme Parkin from South Australia was elected President, with
Peter Carter from Western Australia as the Vice President. Mike
Snare remained as Secretary / Treasurer.
Past President Robert was thanked for his time as National
President and welcomed his continuing input into our industry
matters.
BUSINESS PLAN REVIEW
A large portion of the meeting was spent on reviewing our
business plan and agreeing a direction for the next three years.
The new business plan was agreed as –
Positioning Statement – The Australian Tile Council
“Leading the Industry”
Objectives – The Australian Tile Council will lead the industry by
–
• Providing Information
• Providing Training
• Providing Education
• Being the Representative Industry Body
These four roles would focus on delivering the following
objectives, primarily via the website –
Providing Information
• Tile Information
Benefits of Tiles
Choosing Tiles (Tips and Traps)
Maintenance and Cleaning of Tiles
Glossary of Terminology
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Tile Statistics (link to Info Tile)
• Adhesive Checklist
• Tile Apprenticeships
Providing Training
• ‘E’ Learning Downloads
• Onsite Training Courses
• External Training Providers
Providing Technical Support
• Technical Information (A glossary of technical articles covering
current issues in the industry)
• Consumer Complaints Procedure
(including a link to Department of Fair Trading)
• Notices and brochures (to download to use in showrooms)
• Standards Information
Being the Representative Body
• Addressing and taking up industry issues where necessary.
• Sitting on all standards committees to protect our interests.
• Being the industry watch dog for issues potentially detrimental
to our industry.
• Being the industry lobbyist (when required).
• Holding an annual conference.
• Participating in major trade shows.
SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS
The issue regarding the review of the standards for slip
resistance is back on the agenda again. The standard and the
handbook are currently being re-written and the ‘controversial
issues’ should be available for public comment in about 3
months. This will include a section for the inclusion of a slip
rating for floors in residential homes. Given the reaction last time
this issue arose, this will undoubtedly be a very controversial
component of the inclusions.
The A.T.C. ideally would not like to see residential homes being
included in this standard and supports the principle of free
choice for people using tiles in private dwellings and will again
take up this position when the debate recommences.
The A.T.C’s position will be weighed up against the position of
local councils whom are pushing for guidelines for their building
services departments to use. Given the re-activation of this
issue it will be a difficult proposition for the A.T.C. to negotiate to
achieve an acceptable outcome.
TILE CARTON WEIGHTS
The issue of the ban of tile cartons being delivered to site (in
NSW) was discussed. The NSW division had already had a
meeting with the CFMEU and persuaded them to1. Remove the ban and revise it to an ‘industry alert’
2. Await the outcome of the A.T.C’s national conference before
CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND 1
One for all
AND ALL FOR ONE
The Australian Tile Council Queensland
Division is in a period of transformation.
Over the past 10 months we have grown and introduced
new programs. In the next 2 years we expect to have many
more members.
The ATC was built on the concept of volunteers not money.
We are a not for profit organization. In the past, our small
budget has been spent in ways to benefit our members
and the tile industry in Queensland, and we would like to
continue that.
The ATC is the platform for tile related business to
communicate, and we hope you take advantage of it by
expanding the ATC presence with your contributions.
Many of the members have been participating in our new
programs but we need more help.
In most we cases we believe you will get a lot more out of
volunteering than you put in by meeting other members
and learning about PR. We also need long term volunteers
to help us with future and current programs (newsletter
editing, advertising space sales, membership recruitment
etc). All of your help will intern showcase our greatest
strengths of tile community building.
If you can spare a couple of hours a week then please
contact us, WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU!!!!
WELCOME
TO NEW MEMBERS
• BRISBANE VALLEY TILES
• CERAMICA SENIO
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
YOU SAY?
The first thing we hear when introducing the ATC to a
new prospective member is: What’s in it for me? A recent
email addressed to all members from Peter Carter (the WA
president) gives an insight to this question.
“If the only benefit members receive is that you know someone is
behind the scenes looking after your back whilst you make a living
out of the industry, then that alone would be worth many times
whatever the membership fee is.
A recent perfect example of this is contained in the following three
emails that dealt with the recent notice from WorkSafe about
asbestos in ‘Wall Tiles’.
The upshot was that the issue had nothing to do with wall tiles; it
had to do with natural stone! The notice however read ‘Wall Tiles’
and as such our members have already had builders call us to ask if
our tiles have asbestos in it!!
However, because we have an Association, and because of the
diligence of our members, we have already had the notice changed
and had the words ‘wall tiles’ deleted from the notice, thus avoiding
a potential massive issue for our industry.
To outline how bad it could have been there was a ‘scare’ in the
US regarding granite bench tops having Radcon in them. The
information was a total beat up, but because the word got out
it started a chain of events where people moved out of houses,
cancelled orders for granite bench tops, and even had kitchens,
bathrooms and large floors ripped up. Suffice to say it had a huge
financial impact on the granite bench top industry in the US.
The same could have happen to your wall tile industry if swift action
hadn’t been taken. Imagine what would happen to your wall tile
sales if that issue wasn’t rectified and panic set in.
This is the type of activity your association is doing all the time
behind the scenes on your behalf. Most times members wouldn’t
even know it’s going on so it is easy to question what value you
might obtain from your membership.
• HARBOURCITY TILES
We don’t usually involve members in these activities as that is our
job as your representative, but it is nice to know they are happening,
which is why I have provided this case to give our members a
reminder of where their good money goes.
• NCI
Without members we cannot do two things –
• COMPLETE TILING SOLUTIONS (QLD) Pty Ltd.
• GUARANTEED TILING
• RLA
• TILE DESIGN CENTRE
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2 AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND
(1) Be the representative voice of the industry
(We need the numbers for people to take notice)
(2) Have money to do those things.
It is often too easy to say ‘why should I be in it, such and such isn’t’.
But if we all took that attitude then there wouldn’t be an association
and then who would you turn to when (not if) a major issue came
up like this one? It’s a bit like a farmer not looking after the soil in
his paddock and just planting crops year after year. Sooner or later,
by not looking after what provides his income, the land would be
bare and he would have no income. I thank you all for continuing to
support the industry that supports you.
And the next time you run into a merchant, who is not a member,
give them a little reminder about why they should contribute too.”
Peter Carter. (President ATC (WA) and National Vice president).
TILE SIZING CHART:
HIA NEWS
All Financial members should by now
have received their HIA member number
if you haven’t please contact Rosa 55961916
or [email protected] and she will be happy
to pass on the information.
HIA Upcomming Events
9 June Northern Rivers at Ballina RSL, Ballina
23 JuneBrisbane at Jindalee Hotel, Jindalee
29 JuneGold Coast at Quality Hotel, Mermaid Beach
If any ATC members would like further information about any
of the above events, please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn
on 3846 1298 or [email protected]
Ceramic tiles come in many sizes and form variations. Here
are the technical tables that will assist you in selecting the
appropriate tile for the job.
STANDARD CONVERSION TABLE
Tile Size (size varies 0.5%)
mm
Number of Pieces per...
Inches
Square Foot
Square Metre
4 x 8
100 x 200
4.5
50
6 x 6
150 x 150
4.0
44
6 x 8
150 x 200
3.0
33
8 x 8
200 x 200
2.25
25
8 x 10
200 x 250
1.8
20
12 x 12
300 x 300
1.0
11
13 x 13
330 x 330
0.85
9
12 x 16
300 x 400
0.75
8
16 x 16
400 x 400
0.56
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Subcontractor QBSA Licensing
Most of the queries we get in regards to when is someone
required to be licensed come from the kitchen & bathroom
industry There has been some confusion about whether
subcontractors in some instances need to hold a QBSA licence.
The following diagrams will hopefully clarify any queries.
Scenario 1
CLIENT
CONTRACTS
BUILDER
NEEDS TO BE QBSA LICENSED
1 SQ Metre = 10.764 SQ Feet 1 Lineal Metre = 3.281 Lineal Feet
ISO/DIS 10545 TILE
POROUSNESS CLASSIFICATION
Water absorption is common to all types of tiles. It refers to
the amount of moisture that a ceramic tile can absorb. As a
tile absorbs moisture, it increases in weight (see table); It can
also increase minutely in size if placed in the wrong situation
for its grading. This can cause fixed tiles to move and release
from the sub strata. The water absorption rating is usually
found on the tile packaging.
Method of manufacture Water absorption % (by weight)
CONTRACTS
SUBCONTRACTOR NEEDS TO BE QBSA LICENSED
0-0.5%
0.5-3% 3-6%
6-10%
10-20%
Extrusion a1a
a1b
a11a
a11b
a111
Dust Pressing b1a
b1b
b11a
b11b
b111
CONTRACTS
Generally, tile types fit the following groups:
SUBCONTRACTOR NO QBSA LICENSED REQUIRED
Scenario 2
Extruded unglazed tilesgroup a1a, a1b, a11a, a11b
Mosaics (glazed)
group b1a, b1b
Glazed floor tiles
all groups but rarely group b1a or b111
Glazed wall tiles
overwhelmingly group b111
CLIENT
CONTRACTS
BUILDER
NEEDS TO BE QBSA LICENSED
CONTRACTS
BUILDER/BUILDER
RESTRICTED CLASS NEEDS TO BE QBSA LICENSED
CONTRACTS
SUBCONTRACTOR NEEDS TO BE QBSA LICENSED
LAUGHTER
What kind of tiles cant you stick on walls? Reptiles!
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
Please note the following corrections from our last Newsletter:
Couple of things in relations to the HIA information
1.The normal cost for anyone who walks into the office to join would be $616 including GST not the amount stated on our newsletter
which makes it even better value for our members.
2.The discount for the motor vehicles is NISSAN, which is what HIA
recommends although the others will still honor the HIA discount
but we cannot be seen to recommend them.
AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND 3
FLOOR WASTES,
TALKING TECHNICAL
INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC TILES:
ARE THEY REQUIRED?
(NAT) By Stephen Greenwood, Assistant Director Tech
Services HIA Victorian office.
One of the more contentious issues in relation
to bathroom construction is the provision of
floor wastes and when they are required. There
is much anecdotal evidence out there in relation
to this, but what are the facts?
There are two primary documents in relation to wet areas
construction:
• the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2008 and
• AS 3740 – 2004 ‘Waterproofing of wet areas within residential buildings’ is the relevant Australian
Standard referenced by the BCA.
Both contain information on materials and methods required
in relation to waterproofing bathrooms and wet areas such
as WCs and laundries.
The BCA has two parts: Volume 1 for Class 2 - 9 buildings
and Volume 2 ‘Housing Provisions’ for Class 1 and 10
buildings.
AS 3740 contains the wet area provisions relevant for
Class 1 buildings (houses), residential buildings, such as
apartments, and commercial buildings.
The diagrams in AS 3740 indicate floor wastes for floor
areas outside the shower enclosure for buildings that
require this. The information in AS 3740 was subsequently
transferred into BCA Volume 2 for houses unaltered and
because of this it may be assumed that floor wastes are
required in houses, but this is not strictly the case.
Unless stipulated by State or Territory legislation or adopted
as traditional practice, floor wastes are only required
under BCA Volume 1 in apartment buildings, residential
buildings such as boarding houses or motels and residential
parts of commercial buildings, if the bathroom is located
above a sole occupancy unit or public space. There is no
requirement for houses.
The intent of this provision is to provide protection to those
other buildings and areas outside the immediate building,
potentially being separation occupancies, in the event of
flooding.
Falls to floor wastes
It is important to note that although a floor waste is
generally not required in a Class 1 building, if one is
provided, the bathroom floor must be graded to that waste.
This is noted in AS 3740 which states “Where a floor waste
is provided the floor shall be graded to the waste’”. BCA
Volume 2 also notes this in its definition of a floor waste.
For further information HIA members can
contact HIA’s Building Services staff on 1300
650 620 or [email protected]
4 AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND
TYPES OF TILES:
MONOCOTTURA: refers to tiles, which have been fired once
at a temperature of 1200°c. This type of tile is ideal for floors
and walls as they are very hard wearing and can be used in a
wider range of areas, both domestic and commercial.
BICOTTURA: refers to tiles, which have been fired twice and
are mostly of a gloss finish. The glaze, which is applied to
the surface of the tile, is made of molten glass. The glaze is
not only for decoration it is what gives the tile its practical
qualities. Mostly only wall tiles are of this nature.
VITRIFICATION: refers to the firing process in which the clay
becomes glass-like as a result of fusion. The lower the water
absorption of a tile, the greater is the vitrification and stain
resistance. It is important to remember that the particular
adhesive material to fix vitrified tiles is not overlooked, as
bonding these tiles becomes more specialised. Different tile
companies will have different technology for the application
of glazes and surface finishes which will continue to improve.
UNGLAZED: tiles are fired, however it is the type of clay and
the way it is prepared that give it its characteristics, colour,
salt and acid resistance. Australian made terracotta tiles are
often the pick of terracotta as they are more consistent in
size, finish, and colour, and are made to deal with Australian
conditions. They are not as porous as many of the imported
terracotta tiles.
AGM MEETING
After the last year, Trent Spencer indicated that he would not
be seeking re-election and conducted the election for a new
executive. All committee positions were put up for re-election.
Russell Clark ( Coulson Tiles) was elected President, with Mark
Morskwa (RLA Polymers) as the Vice President, Rosa Bajolek
(Nerang Tiles) remained as Secretary/Treasurer.
Russell Clark,
President
Mark Morskwa,
Vice Presiden
Regards
Rosa Bajolek, Secretary/Treasurer
Rosa Bajolek
Secretary/
Treasurer.
Annual Fees
ATC Qld Division 2010
Full Membership $475.00
(includes HIA membership)
Associate Membership $250.00
For full details email [email protected]
MARBLE AND GRANITE tiles are produced from large
slabs and are polished, then cut to size. Care must be taken
when fixing these types of tile and the use of the correct
adhesive and surface preparation is vital. Like all tiles the
quality can vary and price is not always an indication of
corresponding quality.
SLATE tiles are made from a naturally occurring sedimentary
rock material, traditionally black or dark with surface metallic
leaching providing various colours and pattern formations.
When laying it is important to thickness grade so that
continuity of surface is achieved.
The two main methods of producing tiles are:
DUST PRESSED TILES; tiles formed by the method in which
the dried raw materials are stamped into shape before firing.
EXTRUDED TILES; tiles formed by the method in which the
still malleable raw materials are forced through a mould
forming a large sheet, and then cut to size before firing.
(Subject to greater size variation than Dust Pressed tiles.)
Two main methods of firing tiles are:
CONVENTIONAL FIRING, which is ideal for unglazed tiles
which can be joined back to back and stacked vertically in a
tunnel kiln and fired at around 1100°c for 30 hours.
FAST FIRE is for a single layer of tiles stacked horizontally
in a roller hearth kiln and fired at 1200°c for about 1 hour
and 20 minutes. This method is best for complex glaze
applications and for thin and large tiles.
AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND 5
GETTING IT
RIGHT
Porcelain Bond Failure Defects by James (The Tile Shop)
Bond failure defects have become a major concern
throughout the industry. Floor tile defects rank at number
3 of the QBSA’s building defects.
Approximately 320 defects have been recorded each year
with the BSA, the majority of which are bond failure related.
Bond failure generally occurs between 3 and 5 years after
tile installation where environmental influences such as
substrate shrinkage and deflection, differential movement
between materials, and sudden changes in ambient
conditions inflict stresses on tiling systems.
However, a major contributing factor to bond failure
is often the result of an inadequate bond being
formed in the installation process.
weep edge. The evidence of this bond failure can appear
usually in the outer two rows of tiles where trapped ponding
of moisture under tiles has fully immersed adhesive (usually
polymer modified adhesives ).
Failed tiling systems rectified using the Tile Reglue
Injection Method has encountered an increase of
debonding throughout Australia in a wide range of climatic
conditions and ambient stabilities. T.R.I.M is a system
which rectifies bond failure through the injection of
specialised adhesives beneath the affected tiles.
Entrant Two
This process positively refixes the tiles without the need
for removal or complete tile replacement where the tiles, or
even batches, are no longer available.
The Queensland Division of the Australian Tile Council invites you to enter this
year’s Awards of excellence that will culminate at a gala dinner on the 17th September.
Entry is free to Members Non Members $50.00 per entry, Refunded if Category winner.
This may be due to a single installation error
or combination of various standard practices
throughout the process. Often these include such
crimes as: lack of substrate preparation, missing
or ineffective installation of movement joints,
insufficient contact coverage and adhesive bed
thickness, an inappropriate selection of adhesives.
With the popularity of high density porcelain tiles,
these bond failures are on the increase. This is
mainly due to inadequate bond formation directly
related to the last two factors, contact coverage and
adhesive selection. High density and therefore low
porosity biscuits require the selection of appropriate
adhesive system and upon application, the correct
techniques to ensure that the tile embedded into the
adhesive to form a positive contact coverage with sufficient
bed thickness.
This particular type of failure is often characterised by a lack
of adhesive residue remaining on the back of the tile and full
coverage on the substrate in both cementious and polymer
modified adhesives.
Another area of increased bond failure is on patio and
balcony edges, where tiling systems have had constant
exposure to long periods of rain then sunlight. Incorrect
installation of patio/ balcony edge materials has sometimes
been a contributing factor in bond failure.
In most failures, moisture becomes trapped between
waterproof membrane and tiles, unable to weep via incorrect
The above photo shows peaked or pyramided tiles.
Yes, this is still a common occurrence, this is not just
associated with Australian made tiles from 20 years ago. This
particular failure occurred well within builder warranty period.
In Townsville alone, one T.R.I.M contractor reported, at the
height of summer this year, he would sometimes attend up to
3 peaked failures in a given week.
Most comments made by parties concerned at seeing this
kind of failure is that ‘the tiles have grown’. It is more proven
that concrete substrate shrinkage is a natural occurrence,
than tiles excessively expanding.
Only through complete compliance - with Australian
standards/ guide to installation of ceramic tiles – and in
accordance with adhesive manufacturers recommendations,
can these types of failures be minimised
Don’t forget to check our new improved web site!
www.australiantilecouncil.com.au
You can use it to book Virgin flights and Cars through Eurocar.
Quote our membership number; CCC 04841 and you will receive a discount.
6 AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND
Invitation to Enter the 8th Annual Awards of Excellence
Award categories –
 Most Attractive use of Tiles in a Bathroom.
 Most Innovative Application of Ceramic Tiles
 Most Innovative use of product in an Exterior application.
 Best Showroom in a Regional Area
 Best Customer Service Award (Retail)
 Best Single Tile Display in a showroom
 Tiler award for Quality Trademanship
 Best use of Tiling in a Residential Project
 Best use of Tiling in a Commercial Project
 Best use of Tiling in a Renovation Project
Please send your votes for the following two categories to:
[email protected]
 Best Customer Service Award (External Representative)
 Most Supportive Wholesaler or Manufacturer
2010 Entry of Awards of Excellence
Entry By ………………………………………………
Category
……………………………………………………..
Points to note.
 Entries close 27/8/10 please send to C/- 15 Alpine Terrace Mount Tamborine Qld 4272
 All entries can be entered into ONE or MORE categories.
 Each entry submitted must include Photos on a CD with a copy of this entry form.
 Non-members fee of $50.00 per entry (fee refundable if winner of category )
Fine/Thin tiles
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the last revolution in large format tiles
NEW
Mid 2009 the newest technology in a large format tile was
released and was seen by the tile industry for the first time at
the Bologna Tile Fair, Italy September 2009.
The fine tiles have been designed to offer a new solution in the
field of Architecture and refurbishment.
Fine tiles have a thickness 50% less then normal large format
tiles (average thickness around 5mm), which has many
advantages, as it reduces the amount of raw materials, energy
consumption and the generation of CO2 in the firing process
required to manufacture, which helps to protect environment.
The low weight of the produce is also a large advantage in
logistic cost as the weight of a pallet is half that of a tradition
pallet, which also applies to the box weight and the single tile
weight. The Australian tile council is currently working on this
exact issue of box weight. These new fine tiles not only fix the
problem of the box weight but also make the tradespersons live
easier with the average fine tile 900x450 weighing 4 to 5 Kg per
single tile.
These products have many uses including wall and floor tiling
in residential homes, building facades and shopping centres,
but the products main advantages are shown when used
for refurbishment, as it is not necessary to remove existing
material. You can just apply the fine tile directly over the
previous product thanks to its extreme fineness. This also saves
time, money and mess when refurbishing.
Grout in 3 hours
s Rapid setting
s High performance cement based adhesive
s Rapid works on interior & exterior applications
s Excellent pot life
We will not know the full capabilities of this product until it
has more use within the market, only time will tell if this new
revolution will take over from the traditional tile thickness or not.
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WORLDSKILLS CERAMIC
WALL & FLOOR TILING
NATIONAL COMPETITION
During the course of the competition, Peter Steinweiss from
Parex Davco (Bronze Medalist at the Calgary International
WorldSkills competition) was in Brisbane to host the Try A
Trade stand, and to assist in the Judging.
The results are:
Luke Gorecki
Sydney West
GOLD MEDEL
Jake Hall
Western Australia SILVER MEDAL
Elijah Henebery Wide Bay
BRONZE
MEDAL
Well done to all of the competitors, and congratulations to
Elijah Henebery (King & King Plastering and Tiling Wide Bay)
or bringing the Bronze medal to Queensland.
CONSTRUCTION
CHEMICALS
GROWTH GETS THE TICK
Ticking all the right boxes has become second nature to
Construction Chemicals and it is this attitude that has made
them a standout in the market-place with their diverse range
of products.
Best wishers go to all the National Champions in 2011 at the
International Competition in London.
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The next Brisbane regional competition will be held in 2011,
and the next National competition will be in Adelaide in 2012.
combination of product innovation and strict ethical
business practices has seen Construction Chemicals growth
outstrip their facilities at Wacol in Queensland where new
building is under way.
Mark Thomas.
Judge / Convenor WorldSkills Australia Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiling.
Above and at right, Elijah Henebery, bronze medal winner
WorldSkills Australia National competition for over
fifty trade and career skills was held over three days
on the 7th - 9th May 2010 at the Brisbane Convention
& Exhibition Centre where 500 young Australian
competed for the title within their career calling,
setting very high standards of workmanship. This was
the biggest event ever held by WorldSkills.
In the lead up to the Nationals, during 2009, eleven regions
across Australia held competitions in Ceramic Wall & floor
Tiling. Scott Guy of TileCorp, representing Brisbane Region,
and Elijah Henebery of King & King Plastering and Tiling,
representing Wide Bay Region, were the first time Quensland
Regional champions entering the Nationals.
Dribond
Current Brisbane State Office
The new building will be situated behind the current factory and will
have the potential to triple their output in a more productive and
seamless manner. New larger silo’s along with streamlined packaging
facilities will enable Construction Chemicals to meet the ever growing
demand for their products.
This new building comes right on the back of the completion of the new
Head Office facilities in Adelaide which houses their state of the art
laboratory.
Breaking ground
C
onstruction Chemicals has maintained the premise that to compete in
local markets also requires a strong commitment to that market by way
of manufacturing facilities and more importantly strong stock levels and
immediacy of service. This is why you will find manufacturing facilities in
Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland New Zealand
and Kuala Lumpa. This commitment to the market-place and a stronger
demand for their enormous range of building products has seen strong
growth demanding this new facility. Construction Chemicals are ticking
all the right boxes.....
Rapid progress as walls go up
Construction Chemicals......... TRADESMANS CHOICE
When Professional results demand QUALITY PRODUCTS
www.constructionchemicals.com.au
10 AUSTRALIAN TILE COUNCIL QUEENSLAND
Australian tile council
Australian Tile Council Inc.
Leading the Industry
Oueensland Newsletter
Entrant Two
th
Invitation
to
Enter
the
8
Awards of Excellence
CURRENT 2010 ATCAnnual
QLD MEMBERS
The Queensland Division of the Australian Tile Council invites you to enter this
year’s
Awards of excellence
that will culminate•atNorthen
a gala dinner
Rivers
• Beaumonts
Acacia Ridge
• Brady Tile Imports
• Toowomba
• Cairns
• The Tile Shop
Award categories –
• Townsville
Brisbane
Valley
x •Most
Attractive
use Tiles
of Tiles in a Bathroom.
• Coulson Tiles
group:
x The
MostBeaumont
Innovative Application
of Ceramic Tiles
x Most
Innovative use of product in an Exterior• Guaranteed Tiling
• Cairns
• Harbourcity Tiles
application.
• Townsville
x Best Showroom in a Regional Area
• National Ceramic Industries
• Cannonvale (Airlie Beach)
x Best Customer Service Award (Retail)
• Nerang Tiles
• Mackay
x Best
Customer Service Award (External
• North West Independent Floors
Representative)
• Rockhampton
x Most
Supportive
Wholesaler or Manufacturer• Oztop Pty Ltd
• Ceramica
Senio
x Best Single Tile Display in a showroom
• Project Stone Australia
• Complete Tiling Solutions
x Tiler award for Quality Trademanship
(QLD)
Ltd. in a Residential Project • RLA
x Best
use Pty
of Tiling
Tiles
x The
Best Concept
use of Tiling
in agroup:
Commercial Project
x •Best
use of Tiling in a Renovation Project • The Tile Factory Wholesale
Bundaberg
• Rockhampton
• Tile and Stone Gallery
2010 Entry of Awards of Excellence
• Tile Design Centre
• Yepoon
• Gladstone
• Tiler Made Pty Ltd
Entry By ………………………………………………
• Tile Solutions
• Labrador
Category
• Mackay
……………………………………………………..
• Uptiles Strathpine
• VSI Pty Ltd
Points to note.
x Entries close ???? and sent too ????
x Your entries can be entered into ONE or MORE categories.
x Entries submitted include Photos on a CD with a copy of this entry form.
National Members
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