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The Austrian Cowboy | Short doco by Bengar
In life we hear feats of resilience, stories of grit, winning against the misfortunes of poor beginnings. These are people who are compelled never to go down, but forever looking up. Hans Grimus is one such a man. Hans left the Austrian Alps and arrived in Australia alone, with 16-pounds and a bag of carpentry tools. He took construction work on the Snowy Mountain Scheme, a dangerous hydroelectricity construction project taking 138-lives, then to Mount Buller in the Victorian highlands. With the heaviest snowstorm in 1964, Hans courageously built lift towers, defied politics and helped create what is now the finest ski resort in Australia. People have called him a rogue, but Hans Grimus has simply done more with less. He is an Australian pioneer, known as ‘The Austrian Cowboy’. We hope you enjoy.
Bowens The Builders Choice
Be Inspired with Bowens - Portsea Hotel
http://bowens.com.au The incredible $7-million face lift of the iconic Portsea Hotel by Directitude Management & Baxter Projects is an example of the calibre of complex, large scale projects Bowens is often proudly involved in. This was no easy feat. With a six-month deadline and minimal disruption to the142-year-old pub’s business, it was essential for Bowens to deliver products and services on-time and in full. The Bowens Account Manager at Hastings, Michael King, looked after the project and was on-site two to three times per week to ensure everything flowed smoothly. Michael says “With large projects like this, Bowens can provide the required volume, quality and special buy-ins in a time-frame that gets everything here on time and gets the job done.” David Miller, Director at Directitude Management, further backed this by explaining why they put their faith into Bowens; “Bowens have been really proactive in providing the materials as and when required.” There were up to forty-five trades working on site at any one time. Project Manager Scott Gregory states; “There was a lot of times when we needed materials straightaway. For example, we might suddenly need to waterproof or require extra screws. I just called Michael from Bowens and said, "I need it on site!" and he would get it to us on time.” Bowens supplied over ten kilometers of 86mm x 32mm Blackbutt decking which is a fair indication of the size of this whopping project. Blackbutt was chosen as it is a very stable material and can withstand the harsh salt water environment as well as the high foot traffic. “Not only is it practical but it looks great too,” says Scott. The architect specified that the decking was to be laid at forty-five degrees which increased the amount of work involved. As David explains; “We're very particular on detail and that's one of the things Directitude Management is renowned for. We make sure that every single joint is exactly the same and the gaps between the boards are absolutely spot on. If you stand back and look down the deck, you can see it's on point, straight, and dead on square.” Other materials supplied by Bowens included plywood flooring, pine framing and ceiling linings, James Hardie HardieGroove™ internal wall lining and custom doors with portholes. Michael also organized several special buy-ins for the project, including custom sized Spotted Gum bearers and 3-meter high posts that were used on a large new pergola. “With the amount of timber decking and the Spotted Gum bearers, we've almost dried up the supply in Victoria!” says David. Another special buy-in was the 3,500 lineal meters of sandblasted timber lining boards. These where used on the ceiling of the new enclosed veranda that extends from the main dining area. The sandblasted effect causes the grain to be easily visible and looks fantastic. David explains that Directitude Management specialises in unique hospitality projects. He says “It's been a great honour to be involved in such an iconic building. What we've transformed this place into is remarkable and it's going be enjoyed for many years to come.” http://bowens.com.au
Australia Post, AFL Multicultural Round 2013 | Nic Naitanui by Bengar Films
With AFL Multicultural Round approaching, Bengar was engaged by Australia Post to create a campaign to show how the partnership between Australia Post and the AFL helps build healthier, more vibrant communities. The campaign features Australia Post AFL Multicultural Ambassadors Harry O'Brien, Bachar Houli and Nic Naitanui. With this campaign, we've set out to show children being included and coming together through footy. Our multicultural audiences might not speak English as their first language, so it was important that the story was told simply in pictures. We love creating deeper connections with audiences from all walks of life -- we hope you enjoy. Directed by Ben Gartland, produced by Nathan Primmer and shot by John Wheeler ACS. Audio Post Production mixed by Beat Tank Melbourne.
Bowens The Builders Choice
Nagambie Brewery - Be Inspired with Bowens
The Brewery is a Gerry Ryan project and includes a brewery, whiskey bar, restaurant, café and tourist information centre. Bowens has played a large part in the production of this new watering hole, supplying an impressive ten kilometres of Spotted Gum decking, 200 sheets of ply, 50,000 screws and many custom machined products. Ryan Taylor, Account Manager at Bowens Shepparton, marvels at the massive product load being supplied for the project, “It's quite staggering, the amount of timber here as well as the range of species”. Jackson Hutton, CRC Constructions Project Manager explains "From the string lines to the 50,000 screws we've put in the deck, Bowens have been supplying us with everything we need from day one. To have that single point of call means we don't have to chase things up with lots of different suppliers. The range of materials that Bowens were able to deliver is just amazing.” In terms of volume, the ten kilometres of Spotted Gum timber has been the most remarkable. A premium hardwood timber, Spotted Gum is naturally strong and durable and is great for outdoor projects. Most commonly used as decking, Spotted Gum comes in a range of pale brown to dark chocolate hues and has a wavy course grain. At the Nagambie Brewery, Spotted Gum is used throughout, bringing a rich and inviting feeling to the venue. Also used in the brewery’s design was the Silvertop Ash species. This is an Australian hardwood most commonly used for construction and flooring, however its use in this build in inspired as cladding that lines the exterior of the building. Bowens also supplied all concrete boxing and form-work as well 900sqm of Bradford Enviroseal ProctorWrap and 1000sqm of Bradford Black Insulation Batts. Oregon beams were sourced from Canada for the specific purpose of replicating the original 100-year-old beams that were in the police station which stood on the original site. The original beams were beyond restoration but in the skilled hands of the crew at Bowen’s Shepparton’s machine shop, the new beams were masterly replicated keeping a historical element to the structure. The machine shop was busy during construction with the addition of several unique pieces for the Nagambie Brewery, from Spotted Gum table tops to battens for the large outdoor pergola. For information on custom items, big or small, speak with the representatives at Bowens Shepparton on (03) 5822 2364. Communication and teamwork are imperative to the success of a project, and that’s what a Bowen’s account manager will give you. As Jackson says; “We can ring up and say, ‘We need 5000 battens ripped at this width,’ and it's done and delivered to site. That level of service is invaluable.” http://bowens.com.au/
Celebrating cultural diversity in football
The Trident musicians filming our TV commercial, entitled ‘Change our Tune’, that celebrates cultural diversity and recognises how multiculturalism enriches Australian neighbourhoods, particularly through AFL. Learn more: http://www.afl.com.au/multiculturalround
Bowens The Builders Choice
River Red Decking - Expert Advice
River Red Decking – Expert Advice by http://bowens.com.au We are in the middle of decking season and there is a wide range of timbers available. As well as traditional decking timbers such as Merbau, Spotted Gum and Iron Bark, Bowens is now stocking River Red decking. River Red is an Australian native hardwood from the coastal regions of Northern New South Wales and Queensland. It is Class 2 durability, which is excellent for outdoor use. River Red decking boards come in two widths, 130mm x 19mm and 86mm x 19mm and have great colour, ranging from pink tones to reddish brown. With the help of his brother-in-law, Michael Johnston from Coastal Building, Michael Trueman, a Hastings branch customer, recently used River Red for a large deck at his own home in Bittern. Michael’s account manager, Ryan Brand, assisted Michael in the decision to use River Red by supplying samples pieces with different oils and stains so he could get a good idea of finished product before ordering. Ryan explains that; “The reason I would use River Red and recommend it to all builders is because of its versatility, colour and price point. It’s fantastic!” If installation guidelines are not adhered to, decking has the potential to cause many issues which can lead to call backs and costly rectifications. Michael is very happy with River Red and understands the importance of correct installation. “It is a nice product that looks really good. I made sure I put it down right to make sure it will last a long time,” says Michael. Bowens Timber Experts, Frank di Stefano certainly agrees. Frank was impressed when he came to site to examine at the deck. The way Michael built the deck ticked off all the recommended guidelines that Bowens suggests for decks. Michael followed all the Bowens installation guidelines such as using an oil to pre-coat the timber on all sides, joist membranes, a perfect gap between the boards and suitable ventilation. Frank says: “I see a lot of decks with problems and often it’s all about ventilation. Even with front base boards, Michael has been able to incorporate a flow of air from beneath the house through his deck by installing a fan.” After examining the deck, Frank is happy to say that Michael’s River Red deck will be around for a long time for him and his family to enjoy. River Red decking and installation guidelines are available at all Bowens branches. Next time you are in the timber yard, ask a staff member to show you this beautiful timber decking or discuss with your Account Manager. Summary Australian native hardwood with Class 2 durability Colour ranges from pink tones to reddish brown Competitive price point Comes in two widths: 130mm and 86mm Decking installation guidelines are available from Bowens Bowens, the Builders Choice, is a Victorian family based company that has served the building and construction sector since 1894. Bowens has 13 branches including Melbourne's largest under cover timber yard at Port Melbourne. http://bowens.com.au
Bowens The Builders Choice
Cementitious Water Proofing with Drizoro - Bowens Product Review
Cementitious Water Proofing with Drizoro – Product Review with http://bowens.com.au Regular viewers will recall that in the June edition of the Builders Bulletin, we featured a new and exclusive product, Drizoro, and how it was used to waterproof a problematic garage. In this month’s edition, we look at how Drizoro products have been used to waterproof a large in-ground pool and wine cellar. Michael Pollock from Privilege Homes is in the middle of building a custom 93 square, high-end residence in Mt Eliza. A major challenge for Michael was related to the waterproofing of a large 15m x 6m wine cellar that will hold 5,000 bottles and an adjoining 103,000 litre swimming pool. Not only is the property sloping but there is also a large perspex window in-between the cellar and the pool. As you can imagine, finding a waterproofing solution for both these areas was a high priority. Michael has been a customer of Bowens for many years and his account manager is Michael King from the Hastings branch. When the scale and complexity of the waterproofing requirements became evident, Andrew Healey, a Product Innovations Specialist at Bowens was called upon to come and visit the site. As Andrew explains: “Michael knew that he needed waterproofing. He was looking at a few solutions but when we explained how easy it was to apply Drizoro and the fact that it could go onto a wet wall, that really ticked a lot of boxes for him.” Michael agrees, saying that is was huge plus to be able to apply Drizoro to green concrete and not have to worry about full curing. This was especially the case as he had started the initial waterproofing process in the middle of winter. “We can apply Drizoro the day after concreting which speeds up the whole construction process,” says Michael. Bowens invited Bruce Leslie, the Australian distributor of Drizoro from Scientific Waterproofing Products, to visit the project and advise on the correct solutions. As Bruce explains: “We are dealing with many different surfaces including concrete block, concrete shotcrete and wood. Pipe protrusions coming into the pool were of particular concern as there would be vibration from pumps and water hammer which could cause issues.” Max Joint Elastic, a flexible waterproof membrane, was applied to the pipes. When the product sets, not only is it waterproof but it is highly flexible which is a huge benefit in this application. “Whilst we put Max Joint Elastic around the pipe we have a substrate that is very porous. We decided to use Max Seal Flex on the concrete to ensure we have water proofing continuity from the pipe all the way to the concrete”, says Bruce. Max Seal Flex can be used in a wide range of applications. For example, it can be used for waterproofing retaining walls, basement car parks, rainwater tanks, rooftop concrete balconies, fishponds and planter boxes. Bruce provided Michael with a full catalogue of waterproofing solutions, complete with specifications, for all his waterproofing requirements. This included the external walls of the cellar, which are up to 3 meters below natural ground. As part of the consultancy service, Bruce trained one of Michael’s builders, Jeremy Bire who was responsible for the application of Drizoro. Whilst it is a straightforward process to apply Drizoro, having the training available gave Jeremy the confidence to proceed on his own. Jeremy explains that: “Getting trained meant I had the right ratios of the mixing to make sure that it went on properly. With the guarantee of the product being in the installation being done correctly, it was very important to get that right”. Andrew Healey is available for site visits. He will step builders through the entire process so that they can be 100% sure they are using the right products for the job. For Michael, this training meant he could be sure of the correct methodologies being applied so there would not be any issues in the future. Michael says; “I like the fact that Drizoro is a cement-based product that sticks to cement. A lot of waterproofing products are acrylic based which don’t like it over time. I think it will be a great result at the end of the day.” Max Seal Flex is very versatile because it provides a negative pressure waterproofing solution. In areas that are difficult to access such as the back of a wall, you can still waterproof the wall by applying it to the front. Jeremy was keen to use Max Seal Flex on water tanks, which are a good example of this scenario. All Bowens branches are fully ranged with Drizoro products. If you are interested in learning more about Drizoro and are unsure of their correct application, contact your account manager or visit your local branch. Bowens, the Builders Choice, is a Victorian family based company that has served the building and construction sector since 1894. Bowens has 13 branches including Melbourne's largest under cover timber yard at Port Melbourne. http://bowens.com.au