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23.11.2016

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Price Increase (April 2017)

23.11.2016

We wish to advise of a General Price Increase effective from 1 April 2017.


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02.09.2016

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Price Increase (October 2016)

02.09.2016

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Banksia woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain

23.08.2016

$45.00

Authors: Jason C. Stevens, Deanna P. Rokich, Vernon J. Newton, Russell L. Barrett ...

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Banksia woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain

23.08.2016

$45.00

Authors: Jason C. Stevens, Deanna P. Rokich, Vernon J. Newton, Russell L. Barrett and Kingsley W. Dixon

Banksia woodlands represent an important part of the rich fabric of Southwest Australia’s biodiversity. Their close proximity to the sprawling Perth Metropolitan Region has seen losses of 60% of woodland lost in areas with many of the remnants under increasing threats from processes associated with fragmentation. Integrating future planning with restoration knowledge from scientists and management practitioners is critical if we are to successfully manage and conserve these nationally important woodlands.

Banksia woodlands - A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain provides the platform to achieve this biodiversity protection, enhancement and restoration. The book synthesises more than 20 years knowledge derived from research and development conducted by Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Hanson Construction Materials (formerly Rocla Quarry Products) and highlights how long-term industry-scientific partnerships driven by mutual visions can deliver leading restoration solutions. The book reflects the ethos of providing a truly integrated restoration scientific approach integrating concepts from restoration target definition, genetic guidelines, seed-plant-soil interactions, and their practical application.

With other significant contributions from experts across government, academia and industry this book provides the first comprehensive overview for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to assist Banksia woodland restoration activities and decisions, and a platform from which to build future strategies if these iconic systems are to remain an important part of the WA system.

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SMS and Delivery Tracker

24.03.2016

We’re changing the SMS messages you receive from us to enable online order confirmation &am ...

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SMS and Delivery Tracker

24.03.2016

We’re changing the SMS messages you receive from us to enable online order confirmation & real-time delivery tracking – right from your phone. We’ve also made it easy and fast. This means you can confirm your order when it suits – even after hours – and view all current or previous deliveries for your job on the day of the pour. To help you get the most out of these new conveniences we’ve put together some more information – click here to get started

Price Increase (April 2016)

15.12.2015

We wish to advise of a General Price Increase effective from 1 April 20 ...

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Price Increase (April 2016)

15.12.2015

We wish to advise of a General Price Increase effective from 1 April 2016.


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In addition, our Technical Service Charges and Surcharge Schedules have also been revised with effect from 

1 April 2016. Updated versions are available on our website www.hanson.com.au

 

Hanson Semi Agitators have arrived

27.07.2015

The newest addition to the Hanson fleet of agitator trucks is the semi ...

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Hanson Semi Agitators have arrived

27.07.2015

The newest addition to the Hanson fleet of agitator trucks is the semi agitator. With capacity to hold up to 11.5m of concrete in its bowl, the semi agitator has been introduced to the fleet to improve delivery efficiency and better service our customers. This specialised design has steerable rear axles that allows it to manoeuvre into most locations the standard agitator fleet is capable of. Check out this video of the semi agitator in action.
Nature the ultimate winner in international biodiversity competition

22.04.2014

FIVE young researchers will be given the chance to showcase their most (bio) diverse side after b ...

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Nature the ultimate winner in international biodiversity competition

22.04.2014

FIVE young researchers will be given the chance to showcase their most (bio) diverse side after being selected to compete for an international award where nature is the ultimate winner.

The Quarry Life Award, organised globally by Hanson parent company HeidelbergCement, aims to raise knowledge about the biological value of mining and quarry sites and how managers can contribute to enhancing sustainability.

Almost 400 young students, graduates and researchers from 19 participating countries have applied for the award which is only in its second year.

From those applications, five project proposals from each country have been selected by a national jury to carry out field work between March and September.

Their selection has been based on their added value for nature and society, for innovative aspects, feasibility, raising public awareness and involvement of stakeholders.

Hanson Sustainability Manager Paul Timmins presented the top five Australian finalists with a $500 cheque each this week to support commencing their research at Hanson’s Tweed Sand Plant site.

“We all toured the site to give them an idea of where they can carry out their outdoor field research and they will have until the end of September to submit their reports,” Mr Timmins said. “Eighty-six national jury members will evaluate the participants' project reports in October and reveal the national winners who will vie for three cash grants of up to 5000 Euros.”

“We’ve been privileged to have two high calibre sustainability experts on the Australian judging panel - Anne-Maree Huxley, founder of Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) - the industry body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; and Dr Martin Blake, Co-founder and Director of the “be sustainable” group of companies, the Founder and Chair of Carbon Zero Solutions, among many other functions.

“They were joined by Ken Brown, Hanson Compliance Officer and former QLA Coordinator for Australia.”

An international jury will evaluate the same reports from world-wide point of view. Prize winners will receive 10,000 Euros and the best overall project will win 30,000 Euros.

“Sustainability is key to running a successful long term business and will be even more important for future generations; with a global research focus we believe Hanson is taking steps in the right direction to achieve this goal,” Mr Timmins said.

“Mining and quarry sites can provide a huge variety of landscapes and habitats with low disturbances from human activities so they are valuable research sites.

“Cement and aggregates producer HeidelbergCement is highly committed to managing biodiversity during and after extraction and in more than 1000 quarries and pits worldwide the company strives to promote the exceptional local flora and fauna.

“The Quarry Life Awards and participating projects offer a unique opportunity to add true ecological and educational value to a mining environment.”

 

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For interviews or more information:

Hanson Communications Officer Rebecca Grisman

0438 797 613  

Imagecrete Display now open at Home Base Expo in Subiaco, Perth

14.04.2014

The new Imagecrete display centre in Subiaco, Western Australia is set to take advantage of the ...

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Imagecrete Display now open at Home Base Expo in Subiaco, Perth

14.04.2014

The new Imagecrete display centre in Subiaco, Western Australia is set to take advantage of the rising interest in decorative concrete sparked by home renovation shows such as The Block.

Josh Maldon, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, has always known that the potential of Imagecrete could be realised if the product was marketed and sold correctly.

Josh worked together with Reg Hutchison, Imagecrete Sales Manager in Queensland, to find a suitable location for Hanson to promote the Imagecrete range. Home Base Expo in Subiaco was selected as the ideal location for Hanson’s new display centre.

Many builders and renovators in the Perth area visit the centre for inspiration and product information. The display centre is one of the busiest in Perth with some 12,000 people walking through it each month.

The new display centre, together with the recent appointment of Aaron Lehmann as Imagecrete Manager for Western Australia, will provide Hanson customers with comprehensive information about our improved Imagecrete range and capabilities.

The setting up of the display centre took some months but the result was worth the time and effort.

‘We had a fairly large space to work with, but we were challenged by height restrictions, minimal wall space and a window that had been installed by an exhibitor on an adjoining display. These factors all had to be considered in the design to ensure that nothing looked out of place.’

‘We also wanted to show the Imagecrete product in real-life applications so that the customer can visualise how it will look in their home and show how versatile the product can be. Having this design approach also helped set us apart from other competitors’ decorative concrete displays’, comments Kirby Wright, National Coordinator - Sales and Marketing.

Once the design and layout were approved, the building and construction process commenced.

A total of six Imagecrete mixes were poured on the display floor. Four of the sections formed the real-life application areas, which included alfresco, driveway, kitchen and bathroom settings. A custom-built BBQ area and planter seat were constructed from Imagecrete concrete and incorporated into the display, cleverly utilising the window installed in the adjoining display stand.

The final touches included hanging concrete colour samples on the back wall, providing small sample colour cards for customers to take home, and a setting up a website displayed on two iPads for customers to view our extended decorative ranges, local project case studies, or to submit an enquiry on the spot.

The new display was launched at a grand opening cocktail event, where existing customers and the public joined the Hanson sales team for canapés and drinks and were delighted to receive Imagecrete goodie bags packed with information and a few novelty items.

‘We hope that the display centre will become a place where our sales people can consult with customers and show them samples of our product. We also want to showcase the versatility and style of Imagecrete decorative concrete to convert customers from traditional floor coverings such as tiles and timber', says Aaron Lehmann

 

New Hanson App Launched!

14.04.2014

Hanson has release a new mobile App so that customer can access information about their next proj ...

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New Hanson App Launched!

14.04.2014

Hanson has release a new mobile App so that customer can access information about their next project from the palm of their hand.

View up to date information about orders, products, make calculations and even request a quote, anytime, anywhere with just a few clicks.

The Hanson App provides direct access to the MyHanson mobile viewer, a customer portal for account customer. Here, customers can get up to date information about their orders, invoicing, testing results and deliveries.

The Hanson App is not only useful for account customers wanting to access MyHanson but is ideal for anyone interested in purchasing concrete, precast or aggregates. By browsing the product range, customers can read all they need to know about each product, view brochures, request a quote and even email product images to friends and family, or share on Facebook.

The Hanson App also includes a concrete calculator to help customer spec their next project, whether it be stairs, a slab or columns. Based on these specs, customers can then request a quote, at which point a Hanson representative will contact them.

The new Hanson app is the start of a new way of connecting with customers. ‘As we receive feedback from the business and customers, the app will be updated to meet requirements. This is an exciting new step for Hanson and we hope that our customers find value in using the app’, says Kirby Wright, National Sales and Marketing Coordinator.

The app is available for download for iPhone, iPad, Andorid and Windows applications.

Download the Hanson App today!

Imagecrete in prime position in new display home

14.04.2014

When Reg Hutchinson, Imagecrete Sales Representative, heard that Steve Parcell Builders were bui ...

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Imagecrete in prime position in new display home

14.04.2014

When Reg Hutchinson, Imagecrete Sales Representative, heard that Steve Parcell Builders were building a new display home in the largest display village in South East Queensland, he jumped at the opportunity to sell the concept of using ImagecretePolish instead of the traditional floor coverings such as floorboards, carpet and tiles.

‘Steve Parcell Builders are a long-standing client of Hanson. We have a very strong relationship with them and they have bought the standard grey concrete from us for years’, says Reg.

After some six months of selling the concept, Steve Parcell Builders finally accepted the offer. ‘It was a long process but the result is well worth the effort. We provided the Parisienne ImagecretePolish mix at a reduced rate and enhanced the offer by involving the services of trusted polisher MyFloor to seal the deal,’ adds Reg.

Bringing in MyFloor ensured that the project would be finished to the highest standard. Reg Hutchinson held many discussions with MyFloor on the importance of this project and how it could benefit both companies.

‘Many customers come into the display centre and ask where they can see the final product (Parisienne ImagecretePolish). We now have a place where we can take them. It really gives customers a better idea of how the end product looks, rather than just showing them a small sample of the mix,’ says Reg.

‘The house has only been open for a couple of months now and feedback from the walk-throughs has been very good. Now that we have one display home set up with ImagecretePolish, we hope that the ball keeps rolling and Imagecrete becomes a well-known brand in the residential market’

Guiding the next generation

08.04.2014

High School engineering students learn first-hand about our operations.

Over th ...

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Guiding the next generation

08.04.2014

High School engineering students learn first-hand about our operations.

Over the last three years, Hanson has invited Engineering Technology students from Indooroopilly State High School in Queensland to gain a deeper understanding of the concrete industry. Northern Region Sales Manager, Alison Morssinkhof, and Michael Fritter, the Engineering Technology Teacher at the school, coordinate the visits.

Engineering Technology gives students an understanding of the underlying principles of engineering in its broadest sense. The course covers theoretical concepts and practical applications related to technology, industry and society, engineering materials, mechanics and control systems. Students are required to study a unit on concrete, including its design and uses, and the concrete production industry in general.

The tour of our concrete operations helps the students put what they have learned in class into perspective, and exposes them to the professional production and testing of concrete. This year, the students visited the Jindalee concrete plant first where Plant Manager Matt Munari greeted them. The students were inducted to site and dressed in the appropriate PPE, after which Matt took them on a guided tour of the plant that covered everything in the operation, from the batching computer system, loading the trucks, conveyor belts and silos, to water management, materials and production analysis.

The students then headed to West End laboratory to view the technical side of concrete manufacturing. Lab Manager Lee Chisholm showed the students the materials that go into making the concrete and how the aggregates and concrete are tested. The students even conducted a compression test on the concrete sample they made in class.

‘Not only do we hope that the visit gives the students a better understanding of the concrete industry to help them apply the knowledge to their class work, but hopefully the visit will encourage students to move into the concrete and aggregates industry after they finish school or their university degree,’ said Alison.

‘Over the past three years, our students have greatly appreciated the opportunity to experience the concrete industry first hand. Through the generous time and support offered by Hanson in conducting both plant and laboratory site visits, students at Indooroopilly State High School have been better able to understand and appreciate the connections between engineering technologies, industry and the built environment’, said Michael

A worthy project

08.04.2014

Leighton Contractors are working with the George Gregan Foundation (GGF) to construct a playgrou ...

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A worthy project

08.04.2014

Leighton Contractors are working with the George Gregan Foundation (GGF) to construct a playground in the centre courtyard of the new Centenary Hospital for Women and Children in Canberra. Leighton approached Hanson, as a key supplier to the project, for a donation towards the construction of the playground, on behalf of the GGF. Hanson were delighted to be able to supply 80 cubic metres of concrete for the sub-base under the soft-fall material.

The GGF was established in 2005 as a long-term vision of George Gregan and his wife Erica, whose son Max suffered from epilepsy. The time that George and Erica spent in hospital with Max alerted them to the needs of the sick children and their families. The Foundation raises funds for projects to improve the wellbeing of children. One of the key goals is the creation of specialist outdoor equipment in hospitals.

The GGF playgrounds are unique as their design is the result of specialised input from architects, children’s therapists, educators, doctors and patients. In 2006, the first GGF playground opened in the Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney. The second playground opened at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane in September 2008, followed by a third at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, Sydney.

Renowned playground designer Ric McConaghy designed an all-access playground for the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. The playground will be a tactile, interactive space and will provide a stimulating environment for children with or without disabilities. It will incorporate features designed to meet the therapy needs of patients as well as the recreational requirements of the patients, their siblings and visitors.

The Hanson team were delighted to be able to assist children in need to enjoy their time in hospital. Having a strong community focus, the project met two of Hanson’s building blocks in terms of Best Customer Focus and Most Responsible. George, Erica and the GGF were grateful for Hanson’s contribution, saying ‘we rely on donations such as yours to continue achieving our goal of building all-access buildings in children’s hospitals across Australia.’

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