Wood stacks up as rain falls down

THEY’VE got a full house at Tamworth’s Trussframe. Every last nook and cranny has been taken up by house frames ready to roll just as soon as there’s a break in the weather.

There are frames by the dozen in the yard, trusses stacked to the rafters and a mountain of wood waiting to be cut and gang-nailed.

In fact, the rain-induced delays have got to the point where the business has had to call time-out on


Company director Derrek Cargill said yesterday it was a case of wait for Mother Nature to dry out building sites before it was back to business.

“We’re bursting at the seams,” Mr Cargill said. “And with wet sites from Muswellbrook to Moree, it will be a few days before we get the backlog on the way out.”

Trussframe director Morris Mondolo said they had about 12 houses worth of frames and trusses in the yard, more than $120,000 worth – enough to fill a football field in frames and then some.

“This is the first time in our history we’ve had to call a halt because we’ve run out of room,” Mr Mondolo said.

“Normally the frames are trucked out to sites as they’re made but with builders waiting for the ground to dry and slabs yet to go down, we’re at a standstill.”

But there’s a silver lining to the clouds, according to Mr Mondolo. “No one’s complaining too much about the wet,” he said. “It’s good for the economy and it’s good for the building industry. We’ve been pretty busy for a while and the quotes are still very strong.”

It’s just a bit of a squeeze getting to the tearoom.

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