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Community Centre Exposed Trusses

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Exposed Glulam Trusses for Community Hub Calco recently hand made these beautiful exposed glulam trusses for a Community Hub built by H Troon. See photos below: These feature trusses were 10 metres in length and constructed from Spotted Gum glue laminated timber and were assembled using custom made steel plates. We were able to cut and drill all of the material on our state of the art CNC cutting machinery. This enabled precise location of all holes to match ..

2 and 3 storey Burbank project

Friday, June 07, 2019

Calco Trusses and Timber has been supplying the Circ project to Burbank Urban over a series of months throughout 2019. The project consists of 104 two and three storey townhouses in the suburb of Pt Cook, Melbourne. The supply has consisted of prefabricated walls, floor and truss systems and has been challenging due to varied design elements. We have been grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the teams at Burbank Urban in their estimating departments through the des ..

Mark joins our Calco Sales Team

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Calco is pleased to welcome Mark Boddington to the sales team as our Geelong / Ballarat account manager. Mark has a history in sales and construction so is well placed to service the needs of our customers. His approach to sales “Is to find out what the customer wants but also what they need to complete the job.” Mark is a local guy from Torquay who in his spare time likes spending time with his family and walking the dog. Make sure you say G’day whe ..

Group 4 visit to Calco

Friday, November 02, 2018

On October 10th we hosted Tony Moussa, Luke Jones, Jay Di Paola & Steve Kolar from Group Four Building Surveyors for the morning for a meet and greet to help foster effective outcomes for our mutual clients. We found that Group Four shared our enthusiasm for continuous improvement and our innovative approach to residential construction. The meeting provided the opportunity for us to convey how the Group Four inspectors could assist our detailers with constructive communication an ..

Mitek Footy Tipping WINNER!

Friday, September 07, 2018

Winner, Winner! Congratulations to our timber sales star, Jared. Jared won the coveted Mitek footy tipping competition for 2018. The prize for this happy Richmond supporter is 2018 Grand Final tickets, complete with Fed Square corporate luncheon. Jared intends to take his girlfriend and make a weekend of the event. We are sure that they will have an amazing time, and maybe even get to see the Tigers take home the flag. Or perhaps the CATS will get up ;) Thanks to  ..

Armstrongs Creek Integrated Childrens Centre

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Now that the North side of the ACICC project is trussed, roofed and ready for the internal trades, the Hutchinson’s team have now moved onto the south side stage of the build. The structural steel and timber framing has been installed and all but 1 truss delivery is now onsite ready for erection. The building is really starting to take shape. As the prefab supply component of this build comes to a close, I would like to thank the Hutchinson’s team in Rick, Shane and Chase fo ..

Jason's progression.....

Monday, August 20, 2018

Jason Simonsen joined Calco in Sept 2016 as a production team member working in our Truss plant but quickly displayed an organised approach and was moved into order preparation in our timber sales area also doing deliveries. As opportunity arose, Jason progressed into the prefab delivery area where he now drives a semi and operates a crane. Jason has displayed a strong “can do” attitude and relates well with site supervisors and framers. Whilst on the road, Jason ch ..

Sports Pavillion well underway

Monday, August 13, 2018

Rendine Constructions recently awarded Calco the Truss supply for a large sports pavilion. Michael Obrian and Karl Blakebrough are running the project and have been a pleasure to work with through the process to date. The structure is really coming along now with all of the structural steel, internal blockwork, structural framing and fascia installed. The first group of trusses were also installed earlier this week through the veranda section. The main trusses are scheduled to be delivered o ..

Nicole's new role - Sales Administration Manager

Friday, July 13, 2018

Calco is pleased to announce Nicole Cassidy’s appointment as Sales Administration Manager. Nicole has been with Calco for around 4 years now, primarily in a scheduling role. During this time she has brought a high level of organization and scheduling experience to the role but it has been Nicole’s customer service and interactions that have brought her many compliments from our customers. This promotion has come from demonstrating high care factor levels and an understanding  ..

Sustainabilty increases with solar panels

Friday, June 22, 2018

Timber people are passionate about the product they work with, and sustainability is a big part of that. Calco has a long history of trading timber - a managed, renewable, carbon neutral resource, making timber frames the environmentally friendly option over alternatives. Consider the energy to manufacture pine into prefabricated products for housing compared to the processing for a steel frame! Calco's factories are lit by LED highbays, significantly reducing our electricity usage. A ..

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