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Building in Australia
It's hard to believe we are already in NOVEMBER! Where has this year gone?

Construction projects within Australia is on the rise and the construction market is looking healthy w
hen reviewing the Australian Bureau of Statics, 8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia report, released on 11/10/2017.

The Australian building market compared to the 2017 March quarter, where:
  • the total value of work done in Australia has been revised upwards by $603.2m or 2.4% .
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia has been revised upwards by $1 639.5m or 6.2%.
This was driven by a 4.4% ($749.5m) revision to total residential commencements and a 9.5% ($890.0m) revision to non-residential commencements.
The number of dwelling unit commencements has been revised upwards by 1,865 or 4.0%

LATICRETE have the solutions to all your building needs. We've highlighted just 2 of these types of products in this newsletter. Contact us to discuss your next project or to arrange a demo, sample or a specification.

Additional interesting items in this issue is our 2017/2018 Holiday flyer, we share an Australian award winning Queensland Project Spotlight; announcement of a new team member; provide Tips and Hints when tiling and grouting in hot weather and more.

For technical support, or chat to us about your next project - Call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Emma Tschannen

Featured Articles
Product Spotlight
254 Platinum Adhesive

254 Platinum Adhesive (Previously 345 Platinum) is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick.
254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. Designed to just mix with water. Suitable for immersed installations
. Read more.

When Your Standards are High
Article by: Fred Gray, Technical Service Manager

Want exceptional, known performance and productivity with your screeds and renders? 3701 Mortar Admix gauged with 226 Thick Bed Mortar delivers! We realise that not every project needs this exceptional level of performance, but when contractors want to ensure their mortars and adhesives are of a higher standard, that’s when LATABOND™ comes in.
Use internally or externally to increase, amongst other things, the flexibility, compressive/tensile strength and shock resistance of your mortar. Read more.

Hot Weather Tiling and Grouting
Hints and Tips

It's that time of the year again - construction projects are soaring and deadlines are creeping in as we approach the end of the year. But those aren't the only problems...
Things are about to heat up in Australia as we head into our Summer months. There are important things to remember to ensure the best installation of your projects over the hotter months. To ensure the best installation of your projects, read our helpful hints and tips for tiling and grouting in hot weather. Click here to read the TDS-1018: Hot Weather Tiling and Grouting.

Welcome to the LATICRETE Team
Announcement: Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager

We are excited to announce Glenn Mannix has joined the LATICRETE Australian team as a Technical Sales Rep servicing NSW, alongside Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter.

After a three year break, Glenn has rejoined our team and comes to us with a strong tile and stone background.
Read more.

2017/2018 Holiday Schedule Flyer
Important Operation Dates from LATICRETE Australia

LATICRETE Australia will be closing in late December for year end stocktake and the holidays.
For a list of the important dates, such as our:
  • Year end stocktake
  • No shipping/receiving
  • Office closure
  • Reopen dates

here to view and or download the flyer.


Product training at your fingertips

LATICRETE University e-learning program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards from the comfort of your home or office 24/7 and it's FREE.  Haven't registered yet? Here's how it works:

Register for FREE!

  • Watch short video tutorials on a variety of different topics
  • Take a short test that will measure your knowledge
  • Upon the successful completion of a segment, a training certificate is provided

Register for LATICRETE University

Projects / Articles of Interest

A new build private residence in Indooroopilly, QLD, Australia, consisted of nearly 1200m2 of construction including a pool, spa and water feature. Skilled designer, Owen Rentoul, helped in the creation of the project design, and Tim Stewart Architects were engaged to assist with the project drawings. 1200x600mm large format marble from SNB Stone and 40x40mm glass mosaics from Trend Mosaics, which were new to Australia and not used before, were used on the pool, spa, and water feature. The installation of these tiles required more than the above-average application technique. With award winning skills from Sam Gardener Tiling and LATICRETE solutions, the project was completed with exceptional quality and ease of mind. Continue reading here.

The Texas Motor Speedway®, located in No Limits, TX, is home to several popular NASCARevents each year. Everything about the place states no limits. Four Dallas Cowboys’ football stadiums fit inside the track. It has the biggest outdoor high definition digital display board in the country. Over 190,000 screaming fans attend the NASCAR events and make Ft. Worth, TX, their home for up to two weeks. In 2016, Texas Motor Speedway management partnered up with LATICRETE to bring high performance SPARTACOTEconcrete coating systems to the legendary raceway’s massive garages. The existing floor surface had a thin film epoxy that was failing. Continue reading here.
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