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Welcome to the timber floor specialist!

WELCOME TO THE TIMBER FLOOR SPECIALIST!



Welcome to see our selection of timber, plank, parquetry and strip flooring. 

Offering craftmanship services with peace of mind quality that lasts a life time. 

Over 40 years experience- exclusively in timber, wood, plank and parquetry flooring were able to give the most honest and helpful advice to best suits your requirements. 

Australian Parquet Industries- inconjunction with Thrust Floors International establishment- Mr Swindale has for over 43 years headed organisations specialising in the design, manufacture, marketing and installation of parquet specialised wood floor systems, throughout Australia.   For twenty (20) years, Mr Swindale owned and operated the George Hudson Parquetry Flooring Group throughout Australia, incorporating the following Companies: George Hudson Parquetry Manufacturers Pty Ltd, Extensive Administration: As Chairman Managing Director of the largest manufacturer / installer of parquet in Australia, Mr Swindale has largely been responsible for the widespread marketing, sale and installation of a very broad range of Parquet Specialty Wood Floor products and systems and has personally had a major influence on the trends in style design of Wood Flooring in Australia.     

Mr Swindale has been responsible for the Design and Marketing of new Wood Floor concepts and systems which have been recognised by the awarding of an Australian Design Award. Mr Swindale is regularly used as a Consultant to Commonwealth and State Departments, Architects, Engineers and Acoustical Engineers and Interior Designers, in the design and formulation of specifications applicable to a wide range of specialised conditions. During the past 43 years Mr Swindale has been responsible for the Design, Manufacture, Sale and/or Installation for a great majority of the Parquet and Speciality Wood Floors installed in prime Public Buildings in all States and Territories of Australia. Following the sale of the George Hudson Parquet Flooring Group, Mr Swindale then established the following companies which he owns and operates:- 

Australian Parquet Industries Pty Ltd 

Australian Parquet Manufacturing Pty Ltd 

Thrust Floors International Pty Ltd   (ABN 33 002 817 450)

 

 

Technical Credentials

TECHNICAL CREDENTIALS

 

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Mr Swindale has for over 43 years headed organisations specialising in the design, manufacture, marketing and installation of parquet & specialised wood floor systems, throughout Australia. 

For twenty (20) years, Mr Swindale owned and operated the George Hudson Parquetry Flooring Group throughout Australia, incorporating the following Companies: 

George Hudson Parquetry Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
George Hudson Parquetry Sales Pty Ltd 
George Hudson Parquetry Installations Pty Ltd 

prior to their sale to the Adsteam Group. 

As Chairman & Managing Director of the largest manufacturer / installer of parquet in Australia, Mr Swindale has largely been responsible for the widespread marketing, sale and installation of a very broad range of Parquet & Specialty Wood Floor products and systems and has personally had a major influence on the trends in style & design of Wood Flooring in Australia. 

Mr Swindale has been responsible for the Design and Marketing of new Wood Floor concepts and systems which have been recognised by the awarding of anAustralian Design Award

Mr Swindale is regularly used as a Consultant to Commonwealth and State Departments, Architects, Engineers and Acoustical Engineers and Interior Designers, in the design and formulation of specifications applicable to a wide range of specialised conditions. 

During the past 43 years Mr Swindale has been responsible for the Design, Manufacture, Sale and/or Installation for a great majority of the Parquet and Speciality Wood Floors installed in prime Public Buildings in all States and Territories of Australia. 

Following the sale of the George Hudson Parquet Flooring Group, Mr Swindale then established the following companies which he owns and operates:-


Australian Parquet Industries Pty Ltd 
Australian Parquet Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Thrust Floors International Pty Ltd


Mr Swindale is Chairman and Managing Director of the above Companies in Australia and was responsible for the establishment of these companies operating as Joint Venture Companies in Asia. 

Mr Swindale established the "Air-Thrust" Pneumatic Sports Hall Flooring System in Australia and Asia and has been personally responsible for the installation of over 850 major sporting installations in Australia alone, including the National Stadium - Canberra. 

Mr Swindale has effected major installations in both Asia and the Middle East. 

Mr Swindale has travelled extensively in studying Wood Floor Systems and Methods as used in various parts of the world in particular Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S.A. and is the author and publisher of the 100 page Architectural Technical Data Catalogue entitled: 

"PERFECTION IN PARQUET" 

widely used throughout Australia & New Zealand as the authority of the Parquet & Speciality Wood Floor Industry. This publication is also used by key Engineers, Designers, Architects and other specifiers in other parts of the world. 

Member of the following Professional Bodies & Associations

NWFAA

* President - National Wood Flooring Association of Australia

* Chairman – Technical Committee NWFAA

 

 

T.F.F.A.N

* Past President - Timber Floor & Finishing Association of  N.S.W.

H.I.A.

* Member of the Housing Industry Association

M.B.A

* Member of the Master Builders Association NSW

B.E.

* Member Builders Exchange
* President Builders Exchange (3 years)

 

 

I.P.S.M.

* Member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management

H.I.A

* Former Chairman HIA - PTFC

 

* Professional Timber Flooring Council (5 years)

 

* Member of the Executive Committee Technical

 

* Appointed Representative of Professional Timber Flooring Council on Australian Standards - Wood Flooring

 

* H.I.A. nominated Rep Australian Standards - Wood Flooring

 



About Mr. Swindale

ABOUT MR. SWINDALE

 

GERALD ROGER SWINDALE

 

Gerry has over 40 years of construction experience in design, manufacture and installation of specialised Wood Floor Systems.

 

Currently principal of the following Group of companies:-

 

                                            THRUST FLOORS International P/L

                                            Australian Parquet Industries P/L

                                            Australian Parquet Manufacturers P/L

 

Formerly, owner/operator of the George Hudson Parquetry Flooring Group prior to its sale to the Adelaide Steamship Group.

 

Responsible for the Patented Design and Marketing of new concepts in Wood Floor construction and design, recognised with awarding of the prestigious Australian Design Award. 

 

Established the patented “AIR-THRUST” Pneumatic Sports Hall Flooring System in Australia and Asia and has installed major government and commercial projects in all Australian States and Territories, including in excess of 850 major Sporting Facilities in Australia alone.

 

Internationally, Mr Swindale has established joint-venture manufacture and marketing operations in Malaysia and installation projects include work in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

 

Author and publisher of the 100 page architectural technical catalogue entitled “Perfection in Parquetry” widely used by engineers, designers, architects and government departments in specifying parquet and wood floor products.

 

For more extensive details please refer :     www.parquet.com.au

 

MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL BODIES & ASSOCIATIONS

 

NWFA                                  *  Member National Wood Flooring Association of America

*  Appointed Liaison Officer -   NWFA  and NWFAA

 

NWFAA          *  Special Projects Officer

*  Chairman      -  Technical Committee  NSW Chapter

 

T.F.F.A.N.      *  Vice President – Timber Floor & Finishing Association of N.S.W.

                                            *  Chairman        -   Technical Committee   (5 years)

*  Former President TFFAN

 

H.I.A.                                   *  Member of the Housing Industry Association

 

M.B.A.                                  *  Member of the Master Builders Association NSW

 

B.E.                                     *  Member Builders Exchange

                                                President Builders Exchange (3 years)

 

I.P.S.M.                                *  Member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management

 

H.I.A.                                   *  Former Chairman HIA – PTFC

                                                Professional Timber Flooring Council (5 years)

                                            *  Member of the Executive Committee -  Technical

                                            *  Appointed Representative of Professional Timber Flooring Council on

                                                Australian Standards – Wood Flooring

                                            *  H.I.A. nominated Rep Australian Standards – Wood Flooring

 

M.T.L.                                  *  Former Chairman & CEO – Maritime Technology Ltd (5 years)

 

A.T.S.R.         *  Former Chairman & CEO – Australian Technology Science &

                                               Research (2 years)

 

 

J.P.                                      *  JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (NSW)

 

 

About us

ABOUT US

The THRUST FLOORS Group of companies is a 100% Australian company - family owned and operated. 

The managing director, Gerald Roger Swindale is the current President of the " National Wood Flooring Association of Australia " and Chairman of the The THRUST FLOORS Group of companies is a 100% Australian company - family owned and operated.

The managing director, Gerald Roger Swindale is the current President of the"National Wood Flooring Association of Australia " and Chairman of the Technical Committee and has been actively involved in the Design, Manufacture, Sale Installation of Detailed Parquet Specialised Wood Floor Systems for over 42 years.

Whether your timberflooring requirement is "Stylishly Simple " or more "Complex and Elaborate" we are only too happy to work with you to establish the "look you require".

 

GET YOUR FREE GUIDE TO CHOOSING A TIMBER FLOOR? 

 

We offer:

Most extensive choice of hardwood timbers.

Best Quality

Best Tradesmen- We employ only highlytrained parquet craftsmen.

The greatest value for moneypurchase in the industry.

Our craftsmanship increases the asset value of your home.

Because our craftsmen are so highly qualified, we back our workmanship with a full ten (10) year Written Guarantee*, which covers both workmanship and materials.

In essence - today you get what you pay for !

 

14) solid reasons why you should select us!

 

1. For 42 years we have been the market leader in Design, Manufacture, Marketing and Installation of Parquet Specialty Wood Floors.

2. We have owned and operated the largest Parquet Manufacturing Plants in Australia.

3. We employ the most highly skilled Team of Parquet Experts in Australia.

4. We offer the greatest "personalised" service to you, as well as exercise a care of your home

5. Unlike other trades persons we are clean and tidy.

6. The experience of others has taught many customers that there is no such thing as a "cheap" parquet floor. However, we offer excellent value!

7. Others have judged, that we provide at least 50% more value than what our competitors delivered.

8. Our installation will become your proud investment for a lifetime.

9. We back our craftsmanship with a Ten (10) Year Written Guarantee covering both workmanship and materials.

10. Our reputation has been established upon 40 years of outstanding Quality and Service Australia wide.

11. Our credentials are second to none. Our Executive Director sits on the Professional Timber Floor Council of Australia.

12. The Advisory Committee of The Standards Association of Australia . Chairman – Technical Committee National Wood Flooring Association of Australia

13. The quality Timbers that we select and the parquet products we produce are the very best that are procurable.

14. The Finishes we apply are the hardest and most outstanding in performance that money can buy.We trust that you may award us the privilege of adding you to our list of highly satisfied clients and that our floors will remain a continuous source of pleasure to you.Call us now for a quote!