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Master Builders Awards

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Congratulations to all the winners at the Master Builders awards evening(s) in Cairns/Townsville & Mackay.
It is great to see so many quality projects being recognised in our region.

If you would like to see more information on those winning builders & projects please see these links:

https://www.mbqld.com.au/whats-on/housing-and-construction-awards/winners/far-north-queensland

https://www.mbqld.com.au/whats-on/housing-and-construction-awards/winners/north-queensland

https://www.mbqld.com.au/whats-on/housing-and-construction-awards/winners/mackay-and-whitsunday

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Price increase notifications for 2018

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

We have received quite a number of notifications from manufacturers all intending on
having a price increase (for various reasons) late 2017 / Early 2018.

Below is a summary of currently known price increases:

1st December 2017
Iccons Fastners – 5% to 9% on various products

1st February 2018
Fletchers insulation – 3.2%
Kingspan Insulation – 2.5 to 3% on various products

1st March 2018
Rondo Metal Products – 4.5%
CSR Plasterboard Products – 4.5%
USG Boral Plasterboard Products – 5.0%
Knauf Plasterboard Products – 5.5%
Knauf Metal products – 5.5%
Sheffield Group (selected products) – 4.5%
Armstrong Ceilings – 4% to 6% on various products.
Almet Aluminium – 5%
Gunnersens – 3.5% to 15% on various products.
Global Trade supplies (fixings) – 4.9% to 8.9% on various products.

1st April 2018
USG Boral Ceiling Tiles & Grid – 5%
CSR Bradford Insulation – 4% to 6% on various products.

1st June 2018
James Hardie Products – 2.9% to 6.5%
CSR Cemintel Products – 2.9% to 6%
Studco Metal Products – 10%

1st July 2018
Gunnersens Weathertex Products – 3% to 10%

1st August 2018
Rondo Metal Products – 6%

1st September 2018
Knauf Metal Products – 5.75%
Knauf Plasterboard Products – 4%
CSR Gyprock – 15c/m2 Levy introduced on Plasterboard, Freshstone & Supatone Ceiling Tiles.

1st October 2018
USG Boral – Plasterboard Products – 6% and Cornice products 2%
Kingspan Insulation products – 4% – 6% on various products.
Gunnersens Timber products – 1.75% up to 15% depending on product.

If you need more detailed information please contact us or the relevant manufacturer.

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Townsville Show Holiday

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Plaster/Metal/Cladding will be closed in Townsville for the local show holiday on Monday July 2nd.
Please organise any orders/deliveries with that in mind.

Should you have any urgent enquiries that day our Cairns store will be able to field those calls on (07) 40311277.

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Updated Cornice Cement Formula!

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

USG Boral has announced a new cornice cement formula with improved spread, strength and adhesion. In addition the new formula is creamier and smoother than ever before.

We should start to see the new product arriving on our shelves from March 2018.

For the full article please see this link:
https://www.usgboral.com/en_au/who-is-usg-boral/blog/innovation-saves-cornice-installation-time.html#Oea60f2Is4w2kiDG.97

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Wallboard BBQ Breakfast

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Call into PMC Cairns for a free BBQ Breakfast hosted by Wallboard Tools.
Leigh Ryan from Wallboard will be there to display all their latest products.
Come in and say hi if you are in the area.
176-178 Aumuller St – anytime from 6am.

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Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

A big thankyou to all the suppliers & customers that travelled & took time out of their schedules to attend the ladies day at the Cairns Amateurs. I hope everyone had a big win and there weren’t too many sore heads the next day.

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New Knauf Tech manual released

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Knauf have released their new technical manual called BluePrint.

Blueprint is Knauf’s new technical manual for lightweight steel frame construction offering complete Knauf wall and ceiling system solutions for commercial and multi-residential projects.

Give us a call to obtain a copy or download here:
http://www.knaufplasterboard.com.au/blueprint

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JH & Azzo Event Evening

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Thankyou to Jared Laco and Ben Thearle from James Hardie, and also to Mark Azzopardi from Azzo Project Services for presenting last night at the Bungalow Hotel.

Also thankyou to everyone who attended – it is great to see such a great mix of people in our industry with a holistic approach by everyone to improve their knowledge of the legislative requirements and best practices.

If you would like any more information please be sure to contact the PMC Cairns office.

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Craig Dontas Racing at PMC in Townsville today!

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Come on down to 350 Bayswater Rd for a morning BBQ Breakfast and to check out the GJ Gardner & PMC Sponsored V8 Race ute driven by Craig Dontas Racing. We can’t wait to see this on the track this weekend!

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Tape-Pro Service & Repairs

Posted by Mark Spaulding on

Recently we have had staff attend an intensive hands on Tape Pro repair & maintenance training course. What this means is that we are now able to offer a service to our customers for repairs of Tape-Pro flat boxes & handles. If you have any boxes, handles or other tape-pro equipment you would like a quote on please bring it in or discuss with our staff next time you are in store.

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