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  • Bursting the flexi-hose bubble 19 January 2018

    According to research conducted by general insurer IAG, flexible braided hoses accounted for 22% of water damage claims in Australian households in 2016, with the claims most likely to be for kitchen and bathroom damage. IAG has even labelled flexible ... Continue Reading

  • Facing the men’s mental health stigma head on 11 January 2018

    Half of all Australian men will have a mental health problem at some point in their life and one in eight will experience depression. Despite this, they are far less likely to open up about what is affecting them than ... Continue Reading

  • HIA releases Renovations Roundup report 21 December 2017

    HIA has released its December 2017 edition of the HIA Renovations Roundup report, which is a regular review of Australia’s $33bn home renovations market. The report also includes the results of a survey of 595 renovations firms from around the country. “Low ... Continue Reading

  • ALDI taps found to have dangerous levels of lead 19 December 2017

    A kitchen tap sold by ALDI to an estimated 12,000 customers has been found to contain dangerous levels of lead, according to new tests. The tests conducted on the Easy Home spiral mixer kitchen tap have shown it produces as much ... Continue Reading

  • Nuflow leads the way for Queensland building sites 15 December 2017

    Following recent legislation changes by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Gold Coast pipe repair manufacturer Nuflow Technologies is urging Queenslanders to be aware of the mandatory certifications when installing plumbing and drainage products. Since November, new laws have ... Continue Reading

  • Prove Standards and Engineering open day 15 December 2017

    On Thursday 7 December Prove Standards and Engineering held an open day at its Campbellfield laboratory to launch its new large meter test rig. The new test rig can accommodate water meters up to DN400 in size and has a ... Continue Reading

  • Bigger and better in Qld 15 December 2017

    Connection Magazines managing director Jeff Patchell, Plastec founder Syd Hawthorne and Plastec business development manager Tony Mitchell. Jeff Patchell has been out visiting customers and dropped in on Plastec this week which is based at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine ... Continue Reading

  • Standards Australia submit new proposal on water efficiency 15 December 2017

    Standards Australia has submitted a proposal for a new international Standard on water efficiency labelling with help from Singapore, Malaysia, China and New Zealand. The proposed Standard aims to reduce domestic water wastage, support the government’s Water Efficiency Labelling and ... Continue Reading

  • It’s raining training dollars in Queensland 12 December 2017

    If they are true to their word then the re-elected Palaszczuk Government in Queensland will be helping to build a $4m state-of-the-art training facility at Beenleigh, which was part of their pre-election promises. The facility is planned to be built at ... Continue Reading

  • Vacuum Drainage gets the go-ahead 6 December 2017

    Through the national support of the Plumbing Products Industry Group (PPIG), the Vacuum Drainage “special interest group” was created under the PPI Group banner to collaborate in drafting  the technical requirements covering the design and installation of Vacuum Drainage Systems. Subsequently, ... Continue Reading