Introducing TimberLane by Stoddart Group

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The garage door can account for 30% of a home’s facade and it’s often used more frequently by the owner than the front door.  We’re excited to launch of new range of Stoddart Garage Door finishes, TimberLane by Stoddart Group. These stunning doors combine the strength of steel with the beauty of timber to create a natural-look for your builds.

  • 13 spectacular new colours offering a style to suit every home

  • Available in all four standard door styles

  • Available with doors with window inserts

  • Available with doors up to 5900mm wide

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How Termites are Destroying Australian Properties.

There is a common saying that there are only two different types of houses in Australia – the ones that already have termites and those that will eventually get them. At Stoddart Group we know there’s another to add to the list, those with a steel house frame. Termite infestations are becoming increasingly common across Australia and are responsible for more damage to houses in Australia each year than fires, floods or storms (Victorian Building Authority). Concealed in locations that often go undetected, termites destroy timber internally, leaving only a wafer-thin layer to protect them from the outside environment. There is no predictable pattern or height restriction to their damage, with termite-infested sites found in roofs and even high-rise constructions.

A survey conducted by CSIRO reveals that roughly one out of three Australian residences have termites living on their property, making these insects a huge issue here in Australia. Research conducted by the National Association of Steel Framed Houses Inc estimates the annual cost of termite damage in Australia to vary between $80 to $780 million, causing many home owners to face losses of tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Considerations and Warnings

  • Sometimes termites, which are known as "white ants", are confused with ants, but they're different. One difference is that ants have eyes, while termite workers and soldiers do not. Furthermore, ants have a distinct waistline between their abdomen and thorax, but termites do not have a waist.
  •  Even though there are more than 250 different termite species just a few of them create significant issues for Australian properties such as the Coptotermes Acinaciformis and the Schedorhinotermes Intermedius 
  • Termites are extremely secretive, entering structures via areas, such as through expansion joints, concrete slab cracks and other spots that are out-of-reach to inspection.
  • Home or Building Insurance Policy will NOT cover remedial and repair costs of damage caused by termites to structural and decorative timbers in a building.
  • As mentioned previously, the damage to unprotected homes can be substantial and the repair bill enormous, ranging from an average cost of $7000 to over $100,000 in more severe cases (Building Connection).
  • As well as structural timbers, termites can also chomp their way through furniture, paper products, fabrics, clothing, footwear and even non-cellulose materials like soft plastics, building sealants and rigid foam insulation (Choice).
  • To protect themselves from predators, heat, light and the humidity of the outside environment the worker termites make tunnels to travel back and forth between the nest and the feeding ground (where the damage is caused). Tunnels can be 400 mm deep and 150 metres in radius, with the nests sometimes being up to 100m away from where the workers are foraging.

With our growing love of landscaping in modern times, the abundant use of bark, wood chips and mulch, timber retaining walls and pergolas has created a haven for termites in our backyards which has hugely increased the presence of termites on residential properties. To most people, their most important asset is their home, therefore, it is important to ensure termite protection is a priority for every builder and homeowner.   

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Our Steel Framing is 100% termite free and gives homeowners the comfort of knowing their home is protected from these silent destroyers for years to come. Superior to timber in many ways and cost-competitive, steel framing is a must-have option for modern builders.

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ICON by Metricon Promotion

Congratulations to the entire team at Metricon on the launch of their Designer Series ICON Collection.

We’re pleased to bring to ICON by Metricon two of Australia’s leading brands, representing the very best in roofing and framing, COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel.

If you haven't already, you're sure to see this ad on your screens soon.

Steel House Frames Minto

Did you know we manufacture all our Stoddart Steel House Frames in our two facilities in Yatala and Minto?

Our frames are the result of precision detailing, quality manufacturing and skilful installation with an end-product that provides tonnes of benefits for builders and homeowners.

Steel framing is 100% termite free, is not chemically treated and will not warp over time, making for an excellent product today and for years to come.

Want to offer your customers a choice when it comes to framing? Head to Steel House Frames

Introducing SunYield® by Stoddart Group

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We are beyond excited to announce the launch of our latest product, SunYield® by Stoddart Group in the Queensland market. SunYield® allows both the landlord and the tenant to benefit from solar on new build rental properties.

In an Australian-first, we've automated and simplified the billing and the landlord can either sell the power to their tenant or sell it directly back to the grid if the tenant chooses not to buy it.

We're thrilled to have leading SEQ investment builders Choice Homes, Fortitude Homes, Brighton Homes and MetInvest including the system as standard on their new investment properties.

Find out more at www.sunyield.com.au

Coral Homes Steel House Framing

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We've long loved the benefits of steel framing and it's great to see more builders incorporating this excellent product into their offerings.

Coral Homes is one of our builders really embracing steel framing and looking at this recent progress shot of one of their homes, it's not hard to see why.

More than just a supplier, our team can help with converting plans to steel, technical support, on-site advice, training, project management and certification.

Get in touch with our frames team today www.stoddartgroup.com/steel-house-frames 

Custom Garage Door - Paddington

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Our Garage Door team are doing amazing things in the custom door market.

Designed to complement the architectural style and increase the overall street appeal of the home, our custom doors are a showstopper.

We're loving the team's latest install, this white timber door looks amazing against the exposed stonework.

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Interested in adding custom doors to your offering? Get in touch today. www.stoddartgroup.com/garage-doors

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Henley Charity Bike Ride

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The Henley team have arrived in New Zealand and are currently on day 5 of their 1000 km charity bike ride.

The team are raising money for two incredibly worthy causes.

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services and The Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by creating unforgettable memories.

With 2 days and 334 km to go, we are wishing all riders the best of luck. To sponsor the Henley team and contribute to these amazing causes, head to https://lnkd.in/fKf76HX

The Benefits of Metal Roofing

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You can't find a more durable or safer metal than steel and it’s no surprise that steel is the metal that's the most widely used in construction products.

Here are some of the main benefits of using metal roofing on new residential homes.

Designed for Australian Weather

A huge benefit of steel roofing is that it's made for Australia's challenging weather conditions. Because a steel roof is remarkably secure, safe and weather tight, it doesn't peel, crack or rust. Steel roofing can withstand harsh weather and won't fracture during hailstorms. A metal roof doesn't soak up water, so it doesn't add additional water to a structure's frame.

Safety Features

A steel roof is one of the safest roofs a homeowner can find. In addition to being able to endure severe Australian weather conditions, a steel roof is non-combustible, meaning it doesn't spark.

Lightweight & Quality

Even though steel roofing is incredibly strong and durable, it's also exceptionally lightweight. An average metal roof only weighs about 1.5 tonnes, which is a little less than the weight of a regular vehicle meaning there’s less load on your frame.

More Than Thirty Colour Options

When it comes to colour options, there's a rainbow of colours from which to choose. Keep in mind that Stoddart supplies and installs roofing and rainwater products in more than 30 colours and finishes.

When deciding on a colour, choose one that can complement the colour and style of your house. Because colour reproductions on a computer screen can vary, it's best to check a specific shade against an actual sample of a product before making a purchase. 

Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Many Australians choose steel roofing because of its energy efficiency. Steel roofs are environmentally friendly. In fact, at the end of its life, a steel roof is 100 percent recyclable. This is not the case for other roofing materials. 

If you’re a builder looking for a supplier that’s reliable and goes above and beyond, get in touch with our team today.

International Women's Day

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It was International Women's Day on the 8th of March and we were proud to sponsor the AWIC lunch celebrating the important role women play in this phenomenal industry.

We have female representation at all levels of our organisation, from the manufacturing floor through to senior management and we love what this adds to our business.

It's great to be part of events like today where we all come together to recognise and celebrate the fantastic women in the industry, and those who support them.

Custom Garage Doors

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History, commitment and service are just some of the things that set us apart, but all these mean nothing if they're not paired with the best products.

Our custom Garage Doors are an excellent example of how we provide our customers with unique products that can complement their stunning designs.

When it comes to these doors, your creativity can be the start of something truly spectacular.

To learn more about our custom doors head to http://ow.ly/mhhW30iBOOi

Head Office Solar Panels

We are proud to provide our customers with smart and innovative energy solutions and are firm believers in practising what we preach.

Our head office and warehouse in Darra is powered by 363 solar panels and it's just one of the ways we are contributing to a more eco-friendly environment and the future of sustainable energy.

We see a future where every new home can power itself and are proud to be well on our way towards making this a reality.

The Benefits of Ceraclad®

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Safety, Convenience, and Design: 3 Features that give Ceraclad® the Edge

When it comes to choosing your external cladding, you want to make sure that you pick the very best available. Considering the regular wear and tear a home experiences, including extremes of heat and intense elements, it's vital to focus on products with integrity. That's where Ceraclad® comes in.

Developed in Japan, Ceraclad® cladding is a pre-finished, ceramic-coated cladding option that gives you the triple benefits of easy maintenance, superior safety, and a sleek aesthetic.

With over 50 years of professional experience with world-class exteriors here at Stoddart Group, we feel confident standing behind the benefits of Ceraclad®.

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Aesthetics: Versatile, Modern, and Long-Lasting

We understand the importance of aesthetics when it comes to a home's exteriors. The outside of a house is what faces the rest of the world: you want it to be stylish, sleek, and modern. Ceraclad® offers versatile design options that can fit well into anyone's concept. Interested in a more classic, wood look? Ceraclad® offers several ranges of wood-toned panels that emulate those classic walnut and oak finishes. With a wide range of colours and textures, there's a Ceraclad® panel that fits every design vision.

Ceraclad® can be used to design and develop a variety of sleek exteriors to fit the vision for any new home. And with Ceraclad®’s 30 Year Colour Test, you know you're investing in a quality look that lasts.

Convenience: Cladding that looks after itself

Once installed, you'll benefit from the extra convenience of Ceraclad®'s self-cleaning panels.

This self-cleaning mechanism is based on Ceraclad®'s ability to trigger an oxidation process when exposed to sunlight. Also known as a photocatalytic capacity, this means that all the sunlight shining down on your exteriors will work in your benefit. The oxidation process decomposes dirt and grime that naturally accrues on your home, with no extra effort on your part.

And it's not just dirt and grime. The oxidation process also destroys other types of unwanted
growth on your cladding, erasing mould or mildew before they even have a chance to take hold
in most circumstances. Not only will homeowners save money by not having to power wash or
invest in exterior cleaning, but they won't have to put the time in to constantly check for mould
and mildew cropping up. The photocatalytic coating which is the top coating of CERACLAD
panel is so sophisticated, it's used in Japanese hospitals to eliminate germs and viruses.

Safety: Conscientious features for the Environment and You

We're proud to stand behind products that fit our standards for safety. As we mentioned before, the photocatalytic coating is so safe that it's used on the walls in Japanese hospitals. The ceramic coating is a safe and non-toxic material that's in cookware, tableware, and biomedical implants.

In addition, Ceraclad® offers protection for you and your family. It's code marked up to BAL 40 for bushfires, which means you can feel safe with Ceraclad panels whether you're in the city or out in the country.

Remember that oxidation process that makes Ceraclad® self-cleaning? Well, this photocatalytic property also makes for an environmentally conscious product. Every 80 square metres of Ceraclad® produces the same amount of air purification as six poplar trees. In addition, the panels are made of 50% recyclable materials, making it the ideal product for the environmentally conscious consumer.

Ceraclad® not only looks and performs great, it's also backed by the Stoddart Group Seal of Approval. With over 50 years of experience, 38 branches, and 2000 contractors, we know a great building material when we see it. And we're so impressed with Ceraclad® that we've secured the exclusive Australian distribution rights. If you're interested in installing panels that offer sleek design, low maintenance, and peace of mind, contact us today.

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Stoddart's Health, Safety & Environment Risk Group

Introducing Stoddart's Health, Safety and Environment Risk Group. The group caught up last week to discuss all things health and safety and talk strategy for the year ahead. Safety is a fundamental part of what we do and we strive to ensure a safe working environment for all involved.

To have a team like this is a great asset to our business and round-table discussions like these ensure safety is more than a department, it's a company-wide commitment.

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