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Weekly News-Letter FROM AN APPRENTICE TO HIS MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
Weekly News-Letter FROM AN APPRENTICE TO HIS MOTHER. Dear Mum, . My mate, Pommy, the improver, is (buying a motor car on time payment, second hand for £5. He took it to the garage the other day and they wanted to charge him for, leaving it there, because they said they hadn't any guarantee that he would come for it. He's going to take me for some spins as soon as he knows how to drive it. ; : It's kn American machine and lie says we. won't be getting them into Australia soon, be cause we are balancing the imports and ex ports, which has something to do with cars from America (but I don't know what would happen if Anierica retaliated and decided not to let us have any petrol) ; and after that, as soon as Mr. Scullin gets to England, he will develop an Empire spirit and we will get Brit ish .cars only. He didn't say anything about . Australian cars, except that they develop 'canaries' better than horse power, whatever .that may mean. A politician friend of the boss while waiting for, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
homes you buPd to-day, you incorporate 'B' ^ every convenience that the skill and ingenuity (fl A BR ®' ffl B of man can devise. To guard all this, use the \Z-M — 1 m I /& finest, surest protection that- man has dis- — 'H-n== ? -=Ml S.L.W. SPECIAL VCHEMICAL LEAD [1111 llBHIH Miff ? ' DAMPCOURSE II 1 j S jH M| I fk It's lead at its best— lead everlasting. aS —REMEMBER THE BRAND— S'LW* Special Chemical LEACDAMPCOtRSt ^^^ Buy from your Local Hardware Merchant THE SYDNEY LEAD WORKS LTD. LEAD SPECIALISTS. ? New Offices and Works: 'Phones Works: 741—747, BOTANY ROAD, (6 lines) BLACKWATTLE BAY. WATERLOO, SYDNEY. Mascot 850 to 855. Tel.: MW 2737 (3 lines). WANTED BUILDERS to tender for a pair of Cottages and one Cottage, to accept part pay ment .Equity* of £800 in Cottage. Pair- renting £208 per year, balance cash. — 247 Birrcll St. Bondi. PLEASE MENTION 'CONSTRUCTION' WHEN YOU WRITE TO OR DEAL, WITH ADVERTISERS IN THIS PAPER
COMFORT, CONVENIENCE AND CHARM [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
COMFORT, CONVENIENCE AND CHARM The English type of house has many Australian admirers, a fact that is well borne out by a survey of practically any Sydney suburb, where some domestic architecture embodying our ancestral characteristics is sure to be found. Our illustration shows a villa residence of this type, which is very delightful in design and planning, with the texture derived from the brickwork contrasting with the half-timbering and diamond-paned windows. The plan is simple, spacious and most ' convenient;, the inner portion of the front porch seems a little narrow (that is a detail), but the stair hall from which opens the lounge and dining rooms, would make a very fine feature, with the stairs ascending from it, pn the right. Upstairs this generosity of planning is preserved in the ample dimensions of the upper hall, while tha best bedroom, with bay and dormer should prove bright and cheerful. Some people regard a foot more than is absolutelv necessary in a hall or passage...
NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Council Tendering [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Council Tendering The unfair practices adopted by the Sydney City Council in calling tenders for Council works was criticised last Wednesday evening at the meeting of the Northern Suburbs Branch of the Master Builders' Association. ; It was claimed that the procedure adopted by the Council in calling public tenders and ? then awarding the job to its Supervisor of Building Maintenance, when his price was .com siderably above that of the lowest tenderer, was only wasting the. time of . builders. ; . An article on this subject, dealing particu larly with the decision to award the contract for the building of the Prince Street, Rand wick substation to the Supervisor of Building Maintenance, appeared in last week's issue of 'Construction,''' whilst the Master Builders' Association has the matter in hand# and has already waited jipon the City Council. Ladies' Evening The Annual Ladies' Evening of the Branch .will take place on Thursday, the 18th instant, . and ther...
NORTH SHORE LINE BRANCH [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
NORTH SHORE LINE BRANCH The condition of builders having to supply a box for the gas meter before the Gas Companies will instal a meter was criticised at the meeting of the North Shore Line Branch of . the Master Builders' Association last Mon day, evening. Mr. James Chambers stated that it .was only a smail matter, but one of those pin pricks' which on opcasion become very irksome to the builder. Tt was .decided that the matter should be brought under the notice of the Council of Branches.
The Master Builders REPORTS OF MEETINGS EASTERN SUBURBS BRANCH Advances for Homes [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
The Master Builders ? REPORTS OF MEETINGS EASTERN SUBURBS BRANCH Advances for Homes At the meeting of .the Eastern \ Suburbs' Branch of the Master Builders' Association last Monday; evening, a suggestion . was made that the Government be asked to advance money to the Savings Bank for advances on the 75 per cent, basis for the building of bonus. The building industry^ it was pointed out, was a key industry and once it got going every thing else would start. The Federal Govern ment intended to advance money for the assist ance of languishing industries and the opinion was expressed that by advancing money for the purpose of building, the Government would be reaching a wider field than if they subsidised industrial organisations directlv. Mortgages The matter of 'mortgages, brought up by the Canterbury-Bankstown. Branch at its last meeting, was also discussed and agreement was expressed wi'.h that Branch that some definite action should be taken against methods adopted in forcing purch...
EXTENSIVE ADDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
EXTENSIVE ADDITIONS The following tenders were received for ex- tensive additions to the business premises of McWhirters', Ltd., Brunswick, Wickham, and Warner Streets, Valley. — Geo. A. Stronach, ' £1 13,138/5/-; Concrete . Constructions (Q.) Ltd £114,200; J. I.. Green and Sons, £ 1 14,480-; Herbert Cheetham, £116,000; A. J. Dickinson, £ 116/213/10/5; . the Marberete Co. Ltd., £116,500; F. J, Corbett & Sons, Ltd., £116,569; J. and W. Maskrey, £118,906/10/-; A. and J. D. Macdonald, £119,000.; G. H. Turner and Co. Ltd., £120,186;- G. E. Day and Son, £120,274; Geo. Heaven, £120,400; A. E. Hill and Brown, £120,449/9/-; D. F. Roberts & Sons, £121,498; Hutcherson Bros., £121,730; Walter Taylor, £121,980; A. Lind and Son, £122,350; Peter Frew, £.123,750/13/-; Blair Cunningham, £124,500; S. S. Carrick, £127,649; M. R. Horni brook, Ltd., £133,467,; Ernest Taylor, £135,514; G. A. Baumber, £136,358; and M. Dwyer, £139,000. ? ? ?
HERE AND THERE The Interesting, Extraordinary and Instructive THE BUILDINGS OF MAN [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
H ERE AN I The Interesting, Extraon THE BUILD IN vi,: Man has always been a builder. That is probably one of. his greatest distinctions from ? lower life, for with a few exceptions ruch ar. the beaver, bird and mole, the fauna of the globe takes the world as it Comes and makes no attempt to provide shelter for themselves against the elements. The few rough boughs of our ancestors at the. dawn of civilisation gave way to the stone and wood hut, till grad ually man began to realise the advantages and ? amenities of a good house and since then he has never stopped buil din - It must naturally follow that since these kindred ancient arts of architecture and build ing are as old as man, /they; provide one of the most exhaustive and interesting Of studies. . 'Civilisations have come and gone and were it not for the ruins of their buildings we should never know that they even existed, as it is, . by careful study of the ruins of their houses and cities we are able to piece together the mos...
MASTER BUILDERS' MEETINGS [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
MASTER BUILDERS' MEETINGS ' Western Suburbs' Branch. — -On Thursday, September 11, in the Builders' Exchange, Ash field at 8 p.m. (Ladies' Evening). Parent Body. — On Tuesday. September 23 in the Builders' Exchange, Castlereagh St., Syd ney, at 8 p.m. Northern Suburbs' Branch. — On Wednesday, October 1, in the School of Arts, Eastwood, at 8 p.m. Manly Branch. — On Thursday, October 2nd in the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Manly, at 8 p.m. Canterbury-Bankstown Branch. — On Mon day, October 13, in the Masonic Hall, Campsie at 8 p.m. Eastern Suburbs' Branch. — On Monday, October 13th, in the Randwick Town Hall, at 8 p.m. North Shore Line Branch. — On Monday, October 13, in the School of Arts, Chatswood, at 8 p.m. Central Cumberland Branch. — On Tuesday. October M'th; in the Town Hall, Auburn, at 8 p.m.; ; -
MASTER BUILDERS' ANNUAL DINNER [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
MASTER BUILDERS' ANNUAL DINNER The annual dinner of the Master Builders' Association will 'be held at Hordern Bros.' Banquet Room on Wednesday, October 1 next. This is the first- occasion on which the dinner has been held at Hordern Bros, and arrange ments have ibeen made for those who wish to attend to make up their own parties; but only if reservations are made with the Secre tary of the Association, Mr. L. W. Beagley, oh or before Monday 22nd September. The Secretary of the Association desires those who propose to attend, but do not wish to make up parties, to also inform him of their intention before 22nd instant.
STATE ELECTRICITY COMMISSION OF VICTORIA [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
STATE ELECTRICITY COMMISSION OF VICTORIA September 15 (Ext.) — Spec. No., 30/109. — Car- bon vacuum 'and pas filled lamps. P.D. £25. : Spec.' £1/1/- for three copies, returnable. Extra copies 10/ - each not returnable. September 15.— Spec. No. 30/116. — Supply, de livery, etc., boiler ash hoppers. P.D. £10. Charge for spec. 10/ - for two copies, return able. Extra copies 5/- each, not returnable. September 29. — Spec. No. 30/102. — -22,000 V. transformers .arid spares. P.D. £20. Spec., £1/1/- for three copies, returnable. Extra copies 10/6 each not returnable. ' October 6,. — Spec. No. 30/83.— Supply, deliv ery, etc., of combined regulating and non return valves. P.D. £10. Spec. 5/- for two copies returnable. — W. J. Price, Secretary, 22/32 William St., Melbourne,.
SUPPLY & TENDER BOARD, S.A. [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 10 September 1930
SUPPLY & TENDER. BOARD, S.A. September 17. — Supply and deliver}'-, ex ship's slings at Ocean Steamers'- Wharf, Port Ade laide, of — Reinforcing steel, in accordance with specification No. H.B. 1051/30. September. 241- — Supply and delivery, free on rail, _ Mile End or . Port Adelaide, of — One . . planing and matching machine; One thick-; nessing machine; One automatic grinding machine; One hogging or chipping machine; One band resaw; One double cleating mach ine; One shooking machine. October 22. — Supply and delivery, at Islington Workshops, of steel boiler tubes and flues, to be of anti-corrosive material in addition to S.A.IR. specification No. A56/29. 885 boiler tubes, to drawing 7-L-29. 180 boiler flues, to drawing 7-L-28. - — H. J. Day, Chief1 Storekeeper.