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Does using timber within a home effect the value? Real Estate agent Nina Schubert on natural materials and why developers should build properties with heart

Nina Schubert is a real estate agent and director of Insitu Property in Hobart Tasmania. Nina was interviewed on the Original Thinkers Podcast to represent that last stage in the timber supply chain, the estate agent. Nina spoke of the advice she gives property developers when they plan to build, and why buyers will always be attracted to timber and natural fibers when looking for their new home.

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The project management of a ground-breaking building: Fairbrothers’ Dylan Graham on The University of Tasmania’s Rivers Edge development

As part of the University of Tasmania’s Northern Transformation Project Program, the $45.5m River’s Edge development is a jewel in the crown of the state’s new education precinct. Home to the schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Education and Business, the four storey River’s Edge building was designed by Wardle Studio and built by local firm Fairbrother with spectacular views of the lakekeller/North Esk River. Overseeing the construction of this extraordinary building was Fairbrother’s Project Manager for Construction for North West Tasmania, Dylan Graham.

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How driving past an old shed inspired Tasmania’s Home of the Year

On a stretch of road in northern Tasmania there’s a little shed. It has a silvered Tasmanian Oak exterior that is typical of the apple sheds, pickers huts and shearing sheds that dot the Tasmanian valleys. The hardwood fence-lapped, untreated boards have been structurally sound for decades. Murray Griffiths is the Director, Designer and Project Manager of My Build Collective, a design and construction company based in Tasmania. Murray kept driving past this shed on the way to the site of a building he was designing. He wanted the new building which was to be built on the site of an old shipyard, to look like it belonged.

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Merritt Joinery: A story of family and expert craftsmanship

Amanda Hardinge grew up in the cabinet making and joining industry. Her father and his business partner started Merritt and Fair in the 1980’s making custom joinery in their backyards. Amanda was the ‘rack stick girl’ pushing racks of timber around for her dad after school and on weekends. Amanda’s plan wasn’t to work in the company, she trained as a beauty therapist, but business management interested her. Today she is CEO of Merritt Joinery, with her brothers as Directors and together they are continuing the family legacy.

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