Your Wood-Guide for Sydney Build 2023

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Wed 08 Feb 23


Darling Harbour will be abuzz with more than 37,000 building and design professionals converging on the ICC Sydney on the 6th and 7th of March 2023.

And with a healthy representation of suppliers and merchants on exhibition standards and presenting on stage, timber and forest-based products will be the talk of town!

The Wood Central team will provide wall to wall coverage Sydney Build and will provide a wood-takeover across all social media channels. 

Sydney Build offers a totally unique experience over 2 days:
  • 450+ inspiring speakers across 9 conference stages, covering: Architecture & Design, Future of Construction, Digital Construction, Climate Resilience, Safety, Sustainability, Infrastructure and more…
  • CPD accredited Workshops
  • Australia’s biggest Festival of Construction with DJs, musicians, live performances, entertainment and giveaways
  • Architect’s Hub with 3D models of upcoming projects from across Australia
  • The latest insights on major upcoming construction projects
  • Multiple networking events: BCI Central Networking Breakfast, Living Building Challenge – Professional Networking, CIOB Meet a Mentor Mentee Networking, Master Builders Association NSW Networking Breakfast, Architects Networking Session.
  • Australia’s largest meetings of Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction
  • 400+ exhibitors showcasing the latest services, products and innovations transforming the industry.
  • 37,000+ registered visitors from contractors, architects, civil engineers, realtors, developers, government and construction professionals.

Day 1

06 March 2023 11:00 – 11:50 SUSTAINABILITY STAGE

ESG Sustainability – How to Work Together to Achieve NetZero?

06 March 2023 13:00 – 13:50 SUSTAINABLITY STAGE

Key Principles of Sustainable Design: Create a Legacy without Breaking the Bank

Day 2

07 March 2023 10:00 – 10:50 SUSTAINABLITY

Circular Economy in Construction

07 March 2023 11:00 – 11.50 SUSTAINABLITY

Maximising Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

07 March 2023 12:00 – 12:50 FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

Prefab Construction, Why Hasn’t It Taken Off Yet?

07 March 2023 12:00 – 12:50 SUSTAINABLITY

Biophilic Design & Build

07 March 2023 13:00 – 13:50 FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

Modernising Construction – Modular Methods Matter

07 March 2023 14:00 – 14:50 MAIN STAGE

Councils and Government Discussing the Latest Developments and Opportunities in the Built Environment

07 March 2023 14:00 – 14:50 SUSTAINABILITY

Energy & Carbon Management Strategy

07 March 2023 15:00 – 15:50 MAIN STAGE

Working and Collaboration on NSW’s Biggest Construction Projects

07 March 2023 15:00 – 15:50 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN STAGE

Empowering the Next Generation of Architects

07 March 2023 15:00 – 15:50 SUSTAINABLITY

A Sustainable Built Environment through Regenerative Design


DAVID ROWLINSON – Make It Wood Campaign Manager, Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

David studied Architecture and Building Engineering in the UK and also has an MBA from MGSM and a Master of Marketing from UNSW. He manages Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign, which aims to increase the use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. Prior to joining Planet Ark David was CEO of a major Sydney-based building products manufacturer, and is also a judge on the Australian Timber Design Awards and the Banksia Foundation’s NSW Sustainability Awards.

MATT de JONGH – Sustainability Manager, Responsible Wood

Matt de Jongh is the Sustainability Manager for Responsible Wood. Matt is also a Director and Registered Forestry Professional for Forestry Australia, which is the professional association for foresters, private forestry, commercial tree growing and all forestry professionals. Matt is a forester with over 20 years’ experience in both operational and policy roles. As an operational forester for about 11 years, Matt managed both native and plantation forests, with Forestry Corporation of NSW, in various locations throughout regional NSW, also spending time on a secondment to the NSW Natural Resources Commission to assist with the management of the state‑wide NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program. In forestry policy, Matt has worked for both the Australian Government and the Australian Forest Products Association.



In the timber industry, the name of Binder stands for tradition and integrity, combined with high-tech and innovation. Still only a small sawmill operation 60 years ago, the family operation has become a leading European company today, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and production methods, with a corresponding reputation on the timber market.

binderholz produces sophisticated solutions made from solid wood across 14 sites. Responsible handling with the wonderful raw material and the environment guarantee high quality solid wood products and wood fuel composites. The range of solid wood products includes lumber, profiled timber, single-ply and multi-ply edge-glued solid wood panels, glulam GLT beams and binderholz CLT BBS. Any waste timber, resulting as a by-product from production, is processed as densified biofuels, green electricity, multi-purpose panels, moulded pallet blocks and moulded wood pallets.

Apart from the headquarters in Fuegen in Tyrol binderholz has thirteen further sites. Around 3,000 employees share their passion for wood at five sites in Austria – Fuegen, Jenbach, St. Georgen, Hallein and Unternberg – five sites in Germany – Koesching, Burgbernheim, Oberrot, Baruth and Wolfegg – two sites in Finland – Lieksa und Nurmes – and two US locations – Live Oak, Florida and Enfield, North Carolina.


We make real wood products. We make them from legally and sustainably harvested wood. We make them well and with pride. We look after our customers first. We are working to build an enduring and decent company that takes care of its people and contributes to its local community. We started in the wood industry in 1997 in Australia. We are proud of our brand and strive for constant improvement of our products and our customer service.


LINYI LUJU INC, established in 2012, obtained the customs AEO(Authorized Enterprise Organization) certificate in 2017. With independent intellectual property rights, CC ®, LEADER ® brands and 6 patents for OSB related products, build factory laboratories, the products have obtained CE,FSC,CARB,JAS,BSI-benchmark AS 6669,BSI-benchmark AS/NZS 2269 and other quality certifications.

Has many stable cooperative factories, include two OSB production line, and many plywood/ LVL production lines. About 100,000 cubic meters are produced and exported to all over the world every year. There are mainly OSB, Film faced plywood, high-grade plywood and LVL.

We strictly control the production process of our products according to high quality standards. Provide stable product quality and better comprehensive services for each customer. The company will continue to invest in the research and development of new products to meet the needs of international customers and markets. Continue to contribute our strength to the green development of the international wood industry chain.

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NeXTimber ® by Timberlink will manufacture Australian-made Engineered Wood Products and provides mass timber building solutions with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) members. Our high-quality Australian mass timber building solutions offer a renewable & sustainable solution for commercial, residential, and public projects.


PERMAX is a specialist supplier to the Australian market of a selected range of intumescent coating products for structural steel, concrete and timber fire protection. The products utilize leading edge technologies from globally recognized manufacturers such as Nullifire, Aithon and Typhoon to provide effective and compliant fire protection solutions.


Weathertex is the preferred cladding manufacturer by many builders, architects and designers all over the world, with history dating back to 1939. As 100% Australian owned manufacturers, we offer a wide range of high quality timber cladding, weatherboard and architectural panels like our Weathergroove, plus also our wall shingles.

Our company only uses PEFC certified state forest or private hardwoods from controlled sources.  The logs are chipped, pulped and pressed with 3% natural wax to make Australian eco-friendly, timber products that are completely natural with no chemical additives.  We’ve recently gone through a rigorous evaluation from Global GreenTag to determine the “green performance” of our products and we are proud to announce we have been the FIRST GLOBAL manufacturers product to receive a Green Tag Platinum certification with a GreenRate Level A for our natural range products. We also received Gold certification for our primed flat cladding (Classic/ Selflok) and wall panel sheets.  At Weathertex, we are committed in playing a role in improving the sustainability of Australian construction products and practices.



Wurth Australia services all trades in the building and timber industries. We are proud to provide high quality, locally accredited products to general builders, construction sites, carpenters, joiners, electricians, plumbers, shop fitters and kitchen manufacturers. With over 20,000 products available, Wurth Australia is your specialist in the construction industry.


XLam leads the manufacture and supply of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) beams and columns for use in conventional and mass timber construction projects across Australia and New Zealand.

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