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IT’S A HARDWOOD LIFE

From houses to ships, furniture to floors, timber has been used in the construction industry – and thus our everyday lives – for centuries. In the realm of modern architecture, it fell out of favour for a period of time, as new materials and technologies infiltrated the space for their day in the sun. Recent times, however, have seen a resurgence in the use of this reliable and aesthetically pleasing material in architecture.

There are a plethora of materials available to architects and builders, and with such a bountiful choice available to them, their selections speak volumes. Timber and hardwoods are experiencing unprecedented levels of popularity in the current market, and there is no denying the visual beauty and sustainability benefits of wood.

Australian Sustainable Hardwood (ASH) is an established leader among timber suppliers, with four separate manufacturing operations at its Victorian site, and it is passionate about sourcing innovative

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