Worldwide Timbers Traders have a designers range of Natural, Reconstructed and Pre-finished Timber Veneers, ready to press onto your chosen substrate. Also, choose from a selection of Laminates and Melamine sheets, or ask about our range of pre-pressed panels ready to go!
WWTT has one of the largest panel press in the Southern hemisphere. Our Machinery and manufacturing process ensures we do not manually handle our product ensuring that our Quality Assurance is at it’s highest level. We pride ourselves on our customer service and helping our clients select veneer for their project. It begins from the initial consultation in our well established showroom, too arranging appointments for viewing the Veneer.
We take our time to ensure that when you select your project it is well thought out and can achieve the aesthetics you require. With over 40 years of combined experience we know you will be happy with the result. We love offering this personal experience so you can enjoy your project for many years and have the unique story to share with your family and friends.
Prefab or processed parts you can take our product and put it together no matter what your skill level. Lighter than comparative timber products and with all lengths cut and holes punched all you need is a battery operated drill / driver to screw them together.
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Steel has a high yield strength to its weight which makes for economic design processes in construction. Frames with open web lintels are considerably lighter than timber frames with old timber lintels which means you need less labour when raising them into place and moving them to position. Tall walls in timber need 45mm timber studs at closer stud centres, 1.2 steel walls can do the same job at half the weight. If you have tall raking walls at the ends of your building steel wins hands down.
We all know or have heard of someone who've had the heartache of someone who has found termites in their home. This can lead to very expensive repairs or even entire homes needing to be rebuilt. The new threat is the European House Borer which has caused havoc at similar latitudes to Perth in Southern Africa. A future issue may be the more voracious northwest termite moving south as the climate changes as has been the case on the east coast of Australia.
Because steel framing is processed using CAD and CNC software it's a lot easier to create all manner of shapes with light steel framing. Frames with angled top or bottom plates are no harder to build than straight frames so unlike timber frames the cutting and labour component is not priced at a premium.Raking gable walls are a breeze and frames can be shaped around structural steel base plates bolts and bracing. Builders are even using the steel framing to create the shape of the stairs in two storey builds.
Australian steel is world recognised for its quality and consistency. Bluescope's coil steel material is manufactured to meet AS 1397 for which it is regularly tested to ensure uniform product quality. Zincalume Steel which is highly durable has the strength of steel and the stable qualities of Zinc and Aluminium. Worldwide Timber Traders' cold roll form 90mm Zincalume lipped "C" channel in 0.75/1.00/1.15 material thicknesses. The 12mm lip gives 60% more strength than un-lipped. The cold roll forming process does not affect the ductile strength of the steel or compromise the protective coatings.
For anyone building in Bushfire zones you are aware of the extra complexities when it comes to conforming to the relevant codes. Building sites assessed under AS3959-2009 BAL-FZ sites are those considered most at risk of bushfire attack and any structures built on them have to be assessed and certified. Structures in these zones can benefit from using non-combustible materials, as a structural building material steel will not contribute fuel to the spread of a house fire.