Pryda’s podcast provides expert knowledge at your fingertips

Where can you find business knowledge that’s informative and entertaining in under 30 minutes?   The Pryda Pod is our own podcast where our mission is to improve the productivity and profitability of the construction industry with a focus on timber framing.   Hosted by Pryda’s Marketing and Engineering Manager, Adam Dawson, we’ll feature the industry’s leading experts… Continue Reading»

Laurie Ellul

Laurie Ellul – Software Development Manager

When Laurie walked through the doors of Pryda’s head-office in Dandenong for the first time early this year, he was struck by the familiarity of the tools displayed in a storefront demo showcasing Pryda parent ITW’s product range. “It dawned on me that my home workshop is full of ITW tools,” the avid woodworker said.… Continue Reading»

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Wendy O’Hearn – Segment Market Manager, ANZ

With a career built in the manufacturing sector, this Kiwi is as passionate about the construction industry as she is about her home country. Having worked in Industrial Gas (BOC), Glass (O-I, now Visy), and Concrete (RamsetReid), Timber was a natural next step for Wendy.  With a CV that zigzags between marketing, sales, productivity (Lean… Continue Reading»

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Giving your best detailers extra tools

Our Advanced Roof Course is one of our most popular training courses for design staff. David Proudford, Plant Manager at Midcoast Timber Truss and Frame in Ulladulla, sent not one, but two staff members to our Advanced Roof training in June. “They’re both taking on the more difficult jobs and have been more confident in their… Continue Reading»

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Steve White – NZ Sales Manager

Born and bred in Newcastle, New South Wales, Steve is one Australian who calls New Zealand home – well, almost. Having moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife and their two children in 2011, Steve’s home base on Auckland’s North Shore, handily located to Pryda’s Albany office. Degree qualified in construction management, Steve joined Pryda… Continue Reading»

Ian Hayward

Ian Hayward, Engineering Manager ANZ

Eighteen years with Pryda, structural engineer Ian Hayward has witnessed the progressive digitisation of frame and truss design. The newly appointed engineering manager for Australia and New Zealand now spends more time with his head in Pryda Build software, developing briefs and tweaking software functions to help designers do their jobs more efficiently. Nevertheless, his… Continue Reading»

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Meet the New Edition – Pryda’s HIP END ROLLER

The safest way to quickly produce smaller roof trusses. It’s a big statement and we are proud to make it. Designed and built in Australia, this high-quality unit is loaded with practical safety measures to keep your team safe while manufacturing hip ends and other small size trusses. Just a few of the safety focused design… Continue Reading»

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Adam Dawson, ANZ Technical Manager

The fresh face in Pryda’s residential timber team, Adam recently switched camps from ITW’s Commercial division, Ramsetreid. With hundreds of products now under his technical gaze, it’s just as well chartered engineer Adam has so many letters after his name.  Ultimately responsible for ensuring every Pryda product and service is compliant, Adam is currently focused… Continue Reading»

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Support for FTMA Australia and New Zealand

Pryda is proud to support the respective FTMA industry bodies in both Australia and New Zealand. In a competitive market against other build materials, being able to have a common voice is a core strength for the industry. As part of our Gold Sponsorship with FTMA Australia, we regularly contribute to the Tech Talk series. … Continue Reading»


Machine Driven vs. Hand-Hammered Nail

Written by Adam Dawson, Pryda’s ANZ Technical Manager, this article was published as an FTMA Tech Talk in May 2020. Timber connection systems rely on a combination of the correct product, fasteners and installation practices to achieve their required capacity. They are typically designed and tested by the manufacturer using their proprietary nails or screws… Continue Reading»

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Carbon Calculator now available in Pryda Build

Timber’s reputation as the material of choice for sustainable construction is crucial to the future of our industry. The timber framing community are in a unique position to continuously reinforce this message to architects, builders and homeowners through our software and documentation. The latest version of Pryda Build now includes a Carbon Calculator to quantify… Continue Reading»

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Ian Currie, Business Development Manager – F&T

There’s a special kind of glint that flashes in Ian’s eyes when he wanders the factory floor of frame and truss manufacturing facilities. He’s at home among sawdust and machines. But mostly, he enjoys understanding how factory processes can be improved – a skill he’s honed over 24 years with Pryda, in manufacturing plants across… Continue Reading»

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Supporting the fire relief efforts

In our December edition of Better by Design, we shared that Pryda was donating to the Bushfire relief efforts. When making the donation, the devastation that was to come across the Christmas/New Year period was beyond imagination. As our teams across ITW came back to work in January, there was unanimous feedback that more needed… Continue Reading»