Our Corporate Structure

2016 Annual Report

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Our History

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Building Products Group

Founded in 1908, Austral Bricks is Australia’s largest, best-known and most efficient clay brick and paver manufacturer. The company has a well-established national presence with manufacturing and sales facilities in every state. It has long been at the forefront of product innovation and efficient, sustainable production. The introduction of robotic brick handling equipment and the ongoing pursuit of energy and resource efficiencies has enabled Austral Bricks to maintain its competitive edge.

Through organic growth and acquisition, Austral Masonry has grown in just a few years from a single Victorian plant to become a major player in the concrete masonry market along Australia’s east coast. As well as grey concrete blocks, the workhorses of the building industry, our masonry division manufactures coloured concrete masonry units, pavers and retaining wall systems for residential and large-scale commercial applications.

In just a few years, Austral Precast has become Australia’s premier supplier of high-quality, innovative and customisable precast concrete product solutions. Using state-of- the-art technology, production techniques and systems, our precast division produces a diversified range of wall, floor, column, and client-specific precast solutions. To meet the construction industry’s ever-increasing demands, the company operates from five plants located along the eastern seaboard and in Western Australia.

For almost a century, Bristile Roofing has delivered stylish and innovative roofing products for Australian homes. Bristile is now one of Australia’s largest manufacturers and installers of quality roof tiles and the exclusive Australian distributor of La Escandella premium-quality terracotta roof tiles from Spain. Product innovation, manufacturing expertise and first-class service guarantee a strong, low maintenance roofing solution that will look great and perform superbly for generations.

From production facilities in Western Australia, Victoria and the ACT, Auswest Timbers manufactures a diverse range of timber products. Jarrah, karri and chestnut timbers are processed into a range of decorative, seasoned products for furniture and joinery, flooring, decking, staircase components, veneers and fence screening. Green structural timbers are also processed for mine, wharf and rail track construction, as well as for floor joists, roofing timbers and roof tile battens.

Since 1853, Daniel Robertson has helped build Australia with building products that combine craftsmanship with architectural excellence. In a world of mass production, where qualities are constantly compromised, Daniel Robertson premium-quality clay bricks are highly prized for their unique character, earthy appeal and individual charm.

When Bowral Bricks began production in 1922, a teenage Don Bradman was still scoring runs for the local side. Today their distinctive dry-pressed bricks are highly valued by discerning architects and builders across the country. The unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology will ensure that the Bowral Bricks brand will remain the benchmark for brick excellence for many years to come.

With a heritage reaching back to 1862, Nubrik premium-quality bricks are still moulded the traditional way on century-old presses. Their time-honoured expression of authenticity and elegance is acknowledged by architects, builders and discerning homebuyers who also value their rich colour blends, solidity and crisply- defined edges.

Facade systems are a cost- and time-efficient approach to cladding commercial and upscale residential buildings. The Terraçade system, developed in Australia by Brickworks Building Products, combines the visual appeal and colourfastness of terracotta with the low maintenance and functional efficiency demanded in today’s competitive market.

Pronto Panel’s durable, lightweight and simplistic nature makes it perfectly suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Pronto Panel’s minimal components and availability of various sizes minimizes cutting, allowing for an efficient assembly and installation.

Pronto Panel satisfies the performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia. The certified structural capacity of Pronto Panel ensures compatibility for projects requiring fire resistance and acoustic insulation.

Backed by a proud history of more than a century of brickmaking experience, NZ Brick Distributors offers New Zealand’s most comprehensive range of high quality bricks and pavers in an unmatched palette of colours, textures and sizes, backed by a nation-wide sales and distribution network.