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Housing : March 2009
Housing Industry Association Limited ABN 99 004 631 752 THE MAGAZINE OF THE HOUSING INDUSTRY ISSN: 1444-1128 Published by HIA Publishing Pty Ltd ABN 26 062 034 904 79 Constitution Avenue Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6245 1300 Fax: 02 6257 5658 Managing Editor Louise Tigchelaar 02 6245 1300 Deputy Editor Lieske Tigchelaar 03 9280 8200 Production Assistants Nicole Amey 02 6245 1300 Contributors Apword Partners 02 6238 0683 Nicole Amey, Colin Buttenshaw, Graham Cooke, Liz Greenwood, Nassim Khadem, Chris Lamont, Lieske Tigchelaar, Louise Tigchelaar, Kristin Tomkins. Design & Production Lahlee Harris Design Pty Ltd Tel: 03 9809 4166 Advertising Queries Helen Cooper, Lorraine Williams, Kristina Frohlich Tel: 03 9280 8252 Fax: 03 9280 8205 Mobile: 0408 082 500 Printing /Prepress PMP Printing Important Disclaimer The authors, editors, publisher and their staff and agents are not responsible for the accuracy or correctness of statements made or information contained in this publication or for the consequences of any use made of the products, plans and information referred to in this publication. All liability of whatsoever nature is expressly disclaimed for any consequences arising from any errors or omissions contained in this publication whether caused to a reader of this publication or otherwise. The views expressed in the articles and other material published herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor and publisher or their staff or agents. It is impossible for the publisher and editor to ensure that the advertisements and other material herein comply with the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). Readers should make their own inquiries in making decisions and, where necessary, seek professional advice. Many images used in Housing are supplied by contributing companies and are accepted in the belief that they are the property of these companies and that they have the right to use them. The publisher does not accept responsibility for any image improperly supplied or acknowledged. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part, without written permission, is strictly prohibited. page43 Regulars President’s Report What’s New Developer Profile Porter Davis Homes Member Profile Ausmar Homes Product Reviews MiTek Corinthian Doors NEC Business Profile Eden Brae Homes HIA Legends Brian Dawson Trade Contractor Profile Beaver Building Group HIA Apprentices Matt Carty Industry Bulletin In Focus Lifestyles 4 6 23 54 62 68 71 66 74 82 94 96 98 100 page77 www.hia.com.au HOUSING MARCH 2009 HOUSING