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    BRISBANE TIMBER

    MERCHANTS'ASSOCIATION

    and

    BRISBANE&DISTRICT JOINERY

    ASSOCIATION

    129 Creek

    Street

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    A n aerial view of ourWhinsta nes plant whi ch con

    tains up-to-date equipment for dipping house blocksor

    structural timbersin steam-heated C R E O S O T E or

    C U P R I N O L .

    Thisisthe same

    plant

    which treated with C R E O S O T E

    the great massoftimber used in theHornibrook

    Highway,and is n o w treating with C U P R I N O L the

    timbers being used in the big wh arfat Newstead.

    Why not doi- ble th e life of your

    structure b y this treatment?

    Ring Ml 138-9 and ha ve our representat ive cal l. In

    quire also about our choice selection of well-seasoned

    hard wood flooring an d timber for general building

    purposes (see advertisement page 14).

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    at th e Lowest Cost

    When Build ing or Modernisi ng y our Home use

    our Queensl and LUSTER Flooring. LOOKS

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    QualityoftheTimber that goes into it. Ourexperienceenablesusto supplyTi

    w i l l"stand up" through the years and give youLASTING SATISFACTION.

    For QUALITY TIMBER and SERVICE, entrust your Orderto

    RICHMOND TIMBER CO. P TY. LTD.

    Suppli ers of al l BUILDING TIMBERS and PL YWOOD ("Sta np ly " Bran d)

    (Special Quotations given for Truck Lots direct fromourCountry Mills)

    Address: STANLEY STREET (next Dry Dock), SOUTH BRISBANE

    Phone: J 1536 (2 lines)

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    There is nothing cheaper than ACCO K55 STANDARD CREOSOTE and not hi ng

    moreeffectivearecent test against White Ants mad eby theQueensland Forest

    Service has proved the superiorityofCR EO SO TE . Comment in gonthis creosote

    test, Mr. P. P EA SE, the MINI ST ERFORL A N D S , wa s reported in the "Telegraph"

    of February 26th as saying

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    As a

    preservative

    and White An t and Borer Repellant for house stumps and fence

    posts,

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    Introducing t h e

    Second

    Edition

    of

    TheHomemakers' Book . .

    .

    To Home

    Builders,

    Last year, w h e n the firstedition ofthis booklet w a s issued,

    itm et with such general acceptance, that the publishers hav e been

    encouraged to issue an enlarged edition.

    The requests for the booklet w ere not c onfined t o Queens

    land;but from each of the States of the Co m m on w ea l t h there

    wererequests for this epi tom e of the characterofthe dwellings

    whichha ve earned for Queensla nd the interest, if not the envy ,

    ofthosetow h o m the very acceptable hom es of wo od typical of

    Brisbanean d other Queensl an d cities, were not a lwa ys available.

    Inthe int erim, t here has been an ac celeration of the demand

    for timberhouses in Victoria, aided by the romantic developm ent

    and utilisation of that State's ow n timbers; and in the other

    States, attention has been directed towards timber dwellings m ore

    than heretofore.

    Never b eforehas the vogueof tim ber houses in Great Britai n

    been given such an impetus, ashas resulted from the policy of

    clearing aw ay the slums to ma ke w a y forhomes. N o greater

    tribute could be paid to the suitability oftimbertowithstand the

    ravages of both cold an d heat.

    From every practica l and aesthetic a spect, t imber houses

    still hold pride of place in the h o m e maker's pursea nd general

    esteem.

    F.

    O.

    N I X O N ,

    General Secretary,

    BRISBANE TIMBER MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION

    and

    BRISBANE AN D DISTRICT JOINERY ASSOCIATION

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    H E abov e illustration of a school, built

    largely of imported w oo d , com pl eted at

    Birmi ng ha m, England, in 193 4 is one of 35

    n e w schools erected in that city in the past

    10 years. Th rou g h using tim ber in the

    building illustrated, a saving of 8, 000 w a s

    effected without the sacrifice of architec

    tural character. Sta nd in g on a four-acre

    site,

    the school has a cc om mod at ion for 3 60

    senior boys and the sa m e n um b er of senior

    girl pupils. External wea th er-b oard in g an d

    roof shingles w er e used, only th e found a

    tions an d heating c h a m b er being in brick.

    Queensland Schools Built

    of Wood.

    Beautiful school buildings constructed of

    w o o d are fo be seen all over Queen sl an d;

    bu t hitherto the use of tim ber for the m a i n

    structure has not been associated with

    school buildings in Great Britain, w h ere the

    rigors of winter weather are more severe

    than in Queenslan d.

    600-Year-Old Dwellings of Wood.

    In Russia, w h i c h occupies one-fifth of

    th e world's area, there are log buildings 5 0 0

    to 60 0 years old an d still in occupati on.

    Log s eight inches in di am eter provide build-

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    C l i m a t e i s

    No Bar to

    B u i l d i n g

    i n T i m b e r

    ingswith betterinsulation than in ordinary

    brick houseswi th 28-inch walls, the thick

    ness prescribed b yRussian laws.

    In Canadathe log cabi ns of the Arctic

    Circle withs tan dwinters w h e n the mercury

    dropsso farbel ow freezing that thether

    m o m e t e r sh ow s unbelievable figures. In

    sideit

    is

    as comfortably w a r m as it

    is

    caress

    ingly coolin the torrid heat ofs u m m e r .

    World-wide Popularity.

    Throughout the world, 80 percent, of

    thedwellings are clai med to be of timber.

    The popularitytha t the modern wooden

    hous e enjoys is attributable essentially to

    the flexibility of treatm ent in m a n n er of

    design.

    If should not be forgotten that the

    w oo d en h o m e is capable of alterations or

    additions wit h comp arat iv e ease, a fact

    wh ic h is som eti mes overlooked b y thepros

    pective home-builder. H o m e s of this con

    struction, too, m a y be readily rem ov ed from

    on e site to another as circumst anc es m a y

    require, w h i ch ad van ta ges are as yet un

    econ omi c wi th a ny other form of construc

    tion.

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    Timber

    Dwellings

    Hold Pride

    of Place

    in

    Queensland

    s W I N G to t he

    wealth of timbers

    in Queensla nd , both in

    regard to quality and

    variety, the proportion

    of timber dwellings in

    Bri s ba ne is greater

    tha n in an y other

    capital city in the Co m m on w ea l t h . Fora

    m u c h smaller s um of m on ey allthe amen i

    ties of a comfortable h om e, of a similar

    floor space, are provided in Queen sl an d

    ho mes.

    Well selected hardwoods have a dura

    bility so great that there is a doubtful ad

    vantage in resorting to brick or concrete

    h o m e s , wh i c h are boun d to require re

    modelling m a d e necessary by fashion

    dictates in a lesser num b er of years.

    Queen sl an d supplies the h a rd w ood floors

    an d the pl yw ood panels that grace the in

    terior of m a n y of the palatial offices inLon

    don and of s om e of the magnificent h om es

    there,

    an d the s a m e internal beauty is found

    in a greaf n um b er of Queensla nd h om es of

    mo de s t cost. The re is the tendency, n ow a

    days,to build a h o m e as m u c h for the edifi

    cation of the aesthetic tastes of the passer

    by as for the comfort of the occupan t.

    T h e pioneer architects designed for the

    com fort of h o m e dwellers, particular regard

    bei ng paid to ventilation indoors, and to

    w i d e ceiled veranda hs. So m u c h time is

    spent out of doors that verandahs, used

    ma in ly for sleep-outs, should be the first

    consideration. If ec on om y m us t be prac

    tised it is wi se to reduce the size of the

    room s in wh ic h less time is spent ; an d in

    case of bedrooms, wh en one is inclined to

    indoor living during a severe win ter, smaller

    b ed room s c an b e cosier than if they w ere

    on a larger scale.

    H o m e life m ea n s somu c h to thenation

    thateverything should be d on e toprovide

    the cheapes t possibledwelling for thelegion,

    w h o s e means are strictly limited. Every

    country intheold world is engaged in the

    problemofhousing, and the extent

    to

    w h i c h

    thisis being ov erc om e by the erection of

    timb er houseswould bea revelation tothose

    w h ohavenot had occasion to m a k ea study

    of thebuilding figures.

    Universal approval isexpressed of the

    beauty ofBrisbaneh om es , wh ic h travellers

    seeas they c o m e to Brisbane by w a y of its

    noble river. These in the m ai n are timber

    structures. In its 40 0 square miles, the

    Greater Brisbane Municipality provides an

    object lesson in the use of timb er for dwell

    ings,w h i c h creates the impression that, so

    long as civilisation lasts, there will b e a de

    m a n d for timb er that no other material ca n

    substitute.

    Economy in cost, beauty in ap pearance

    inside and ou t a re unquestionable. The

    m ore likely we a kn es s of the unsuitability of

    tim ber to wi th st an d the cold is also shat

    tered w h e n the strongest evidenc e is pro

    duc ed. In Vol. 4 (1934) of the Journal of

    the British W o o d Preserving Association, an

    authoritative article states that w herea s the

    specification for wall thickness of ordinary

    brick hous es in Russia is 28 inches, it is

    interesting to note that 8in. thick log type

    of ti mb er wall affords better insulation.

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    O

    one will den y the desirability of

    families own in g their o w n h om es , but

    the m ost absorbing question at family coun

    cils that decide on housebuilding is " W h a t

    can w e afford to sp end "?

    It has been laid down b y the mana ger of

    an institution that finances h o m e purchases

    that " A m a n should not spend mor e than

    one day's wag es per wee k on

    rentin

    other

    words,

    one-sixth of his income. W h e n the

    question is the purchase of a h om e, then

    on e is justified in spend in g a fifth of his

    in come, slightly m ore tha n he will pay for

    rent."

    Thenext question is where can t his

    finance be obtained for the capital sum.

    Thereare three well established sources of

    finance for h o m e builders in Queenslan d.

    Firstlyt heStateAdvan ces Corporation,

    secondly the Insurance Comp an ies, and

    thirdlythe Banks.

    Latterly, thedisti nct tendency towards

    interest charges of7 to

    8-

    per

    cent,

    and

    more has definitely halted, due largely to

    world economi c conditions and a recog

    nition of thefact that real estateis one of

    the bestsecurities.

    State Advances.

    TheStateAdvanc es Corporation allows

    one tobuild a house on quite a small de

    posit,

    and to repay mont hl y a sum , approxi

    mately, oreven

    less,

    that of the rent which

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    would b e demanded of a simi lar house. T

    covers both principal an d interest.

    Home builders adopti ng th is sc heme have

    the ad vant age of being advised by officials

    of the State w h o, b ecause of the large num

    ber of h om es being built un der their super

    vision, m a y be considered d ependa ble

    authorities on the various phases of h o m e

    construction.

    Insurance Companies.

    This schem e

    is

    wo rked out so that in the

    event of the death of the b read-w inner, the

    mortga ge i mme...