Members in the Spotlight

Rob de Fegley wins prestigious Jolly Medal
Sustainable Timber Tasmania Chairman and Margules Groome consultancy founding director Rob de Fegley has won the International Institute of Foresters NW Jolly Medal.

Rob won the Award during the last week of August at the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Forestry conference in Christchurch New Zealand.

The NW Jolly Medal is the most highly valued award given for outstanding service to Forestry in Australia. The Award is name after Normal W Jolly, the first trained Australian forester.

Congratulations Rob!

Hydrowood wins Australasian Floor of the Year 

Hydrowood Oak took centre stage at the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) Awards for excellence last week taking out three awards including Overall Winner Floor of the Year.

The award was won for the Lewisham Pod floor that was recently showcased on Grand Designs Australia. In addition to the top award of the night, Hydrowood won Recycled Solid Timber Floor of the Year and Avant Garde of the Year for the Lewisham Pod Tasmanian Oak couch designed and made by Simon Ancher Studio.

Hydrowood is unlike any other recycled timber, because it is reclaimed from the depths of a hydroelectric dam. The forest beneath lake Pieman was submerged over 50 years ago, and the timber has laid dormant beneath the depths, preserved. It is now being repurposed as Hydrowood, with an incredible story of provenance embodied in the timber.

ATFA is the peak association for the timber flooring industry including flooring installers, sanders and finishers, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.