May 26 - June 15, 2024: Issue 627

 

Mould Inside Your home after all that rain?: How to Keep Air and Surfaces Healthier



The return to blue skies after a few weeks of incessant rain is very welcome - however, over the past few weeks many will have seen the rise of black mould spots in their homes. 

Mould is a fungal growth that reproduces via tiny airborne particles called spores. When these spores settle on moist, plant-based construction materials such as wood, wallpaper or plasterboard, they can form a new colony. Living in a mould infested home is harmful to your health. 

The World Health Organisation recognises mould can be harmful. A 2022 Asthma Australia report revealed people living in mouldy homes were more likely to have asthma and allergies. A systematic review of peer-reviewed research found children living in mouldy homes were more likely to experience asthma, wheeze and allergic irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and mouth (allergic rhinitis).

Living with mould is a source of stress; people worry about the consequences for their health and there is also a growing body of evidence describing the negative mental health effects of mouldy, damp homes. Further, mould remediation can be costly.  A study by Victoria University found half the defects causing mould were water-related. These were more expensive to fix than other problems, by an average of A$7,000.

What can you do about it? 
Get rid of it!

Bathrooms are prime candidates for mould and mildew, but these are not the only areas where surfaces will show black mould forming. Inner hallways, ceilings where the roof cavity has been penetrated by water, will all start to turn black. 

If you have mould appearing on the ceiling and upper walls of rooms there is a problem in the roof cavity and with your roof. You need to fix where the leak is first and then clean it off and invest in some mould limiting paint. Although these mould-defence products are more expensive, the cost for prevention is going to be much less than letting it go and much less than a family member falling ill. 

If you have wood furniture this can accumulate mildew left over from Summer an Autumn humidity. Hard floors, whether wood, tiles or other, can also be a place where a coating of moisture and condensation build-up becomes a breeding ground for spores.

Although some of this can be alleviated by a dehumidifier, or using an upright airer in one room of the home where a window can be left open, a few other measures can be taken to reduce condensation within the home and the conditions that promote mould and mildew with a few easy steps and a bit of regular maintenance. 

Dealing with mould in your home
Prevention is more efficient than removal. The key is keeping the house dry and free of dust. 
The list is to make sure you:
  1. fix leaks, including roofs and walls as well as plumbed appliances such as dishwashers
  2. increase ventilation and air circulation with windows and fans
  3. use extractor fans when cooking, bathing or drying laundry
  4. use a dehumidifier
  5. clean condensation from inner windows
  6. clean and apply a good furniture polish to wooden furniture
Install an exhaust fan
An exhaust fan in the bathroom will stop condensation build-up in the bathroom areas, or a laundry where a dryer is. Bathroom fans are essential for removing moisture and bad odours from the bathrooms in your home, preventing the growth of mould and mildew. By removing excess moisture from the air, you can also prevent paint from peeling and prevent doors and windows from becoming warped. If your bathroom doesn't have one, installing one will cut out cold and hot weather moisture. If you do have one and it's not been replaced for years, the great new products available will be a low cost of making the air and moisture inside your home healthier.

Installing or replacing a bathroom fan is a moderately easy DIY project for homeowners with basic electrical and carpentry skills. The only connection you can legally make to the fixed wiring in your home (unless you are a licensed electrician) is to push a plug into a socket and flick the switch, so bear this in mind if you wish to self-install. Although electrical work seems simple, there are many risks, including electrocution and circuit overload – which can lead to a fire. You can physically install the fan and other components, but you cannot legally make any electrical connections. Follow exactly the instructions of your electrician and the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your home.

The first thing you need to do when choosing a new bathroom fan is determine the CFM rating for your bathroom, so you can buy the appropriate strength fan. CFM stands for "Cubic Feet per Minute" and refers to how much air the fan can move per minute. Small bathrooms will need low CFM fans, while larger bathrooms may require fans with a much higher CFM. Fans are available in a range of sizes and shapes, so each has different clearance requirements. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions fully before you start cutting into your ceiling. 

To calculate the CFM for your bathroom, multiply the room's cubic footage (length x width x height). For example, if your bathroom measured 120 square feet, you would multiply that by the height of the ceiling (say 8') to get 960. THEN divide by 7.5 to get a CFM rating of 128.
You will find the CFM rating of a new fan printed on its box.

Consider the sound rating of your fan. The sound rating of your new fan, which is measured in sones. New fans usually have a sound rating somewhere between 0.5 (very quiet) and 6 (very loud). Some people prefer to have very quiet fans, while others value the privacy offered by louder fans, especially in public areas of the home. Like the CFM, the sone ratings of new fans will be printed on the box

Choose the location of the fan. The location of your bathroom fan is important. It should be installed at the centre point between your shower and toilet for optimum ventilation. However, if your bathroom is very large, you may need to install more than one fan. Install self-closing exhaust fans and ducts to prevent heat-loss in winter, the loss of cool air in summer, and entry of insects or vermin anytime.

We'd recommend doing your measurements and then speak to the trained friendly staff at your local Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 store about your requirements, and whether you want a products you can self-install or one you will be calling an Electrician and Builder in to install for you.



Daytek 2 Tier Tower Airer: $49.95
13 metres of drying space. Lockable castor wheels. Takes long garments and hangers. Folds flat for easy storage. Several drying configurations are available. H1460 x W700 x D700mm 


Ausclimate Dehumidifier Compact 12L: $299.00
12 litres of moisture extraction per day. Compact, lightweight & portable with an easy carry handle. Suitable for areas up to 20 m² or 50 m³. Low centre of gravity with a sturdy base


Zilch Refillable Dehumidifier 300g: $4.60
Helps prevent dampness, mould or mildew. Absorbs up to 600ml.


Zilch 3.4kg Dehumidifier Refill: $17.00
Helps prevent dampness, mould or mildew. Use with Zilch 300g Refillable unit.


25 metres of hanging space; 4 coat hanger holes; 4 steel ground pegs for outdoor stability; Suitable for indoor and outdoor use; Drying net to flat-dry wool or delicate items
This porta-line clothes airer provides 25 metres of hanging space to dry your clothes, keeping them clean and fresh. Featuring four coat hanger holes and four steel ground pegs for outdoor stability, this Porta-Line is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. A drying net is included to flat-dry wool or delicate items.

Removing mould
If you already have mould at your house the best way to get rid of it is with a good scrub of a white vinegar and water solution. Eight parts vinegar to two parts water and a microfibre cloth is the recommendation.  Remember to patch test on surfaces before cleaning them. Although bleach for mould removal has been used in the past it does not kill the mould, it just bleaches the colour out. 

If you are using this vinegar-water mix to remove white mould from wood surfaces, remember to apply a good polish afterwards to protect the item from further mould build-up. 


O'Cedar Furniture Polish 300ml: $8.95
Suitable for all wood types. Smear-free finish. Developed to help nourish timber. Does not contain silicone. Removes smears & marks. Helps prevent wood drying or cracking. Captures dust to make dusting easier.




Selleys Rapid Mould Killer Remover 500ml: $7.50

Surface spray disinfectant - household grade; The powerful formulation kills mould in just 2 minutes; Stream trigger option helps reduce fumes; Removes the stains you can see and kills the germs you can't see; Can be used in Bathrooms, laundries and other mould-affected areas.
Made with a powerful formulation that leaves surfaces hygienically clean in just 2 minutes, the Selleys Mould Killer is ideal for eradicating mould and mildew from walls, ceilings, tiles, and treated surfaces. The unique formula kills mould and stops its growth in its tracks, while also removing stains you can see and kill the germs you can't see. Suitable for Ceramic Tiles, Grout, Shower Screens, and Rubber bath mats and not suitable for use on fabric as bleaching will occur (if spilt, rinse immediately), mirror tiles, metallic surfaces, and older baths, and basins


Anti-bacterial wipes that are treated with a disinfectant fight mould. For cleaning mould from carpet, two tablespoons each of bi-carb soda, white vinegar and methylated spirits, and two teaspoons each of eucalyptus and glycerine has proved successful for many - always spot test first though.

Moisture absorbents in your cupboards are also effective at reducing the humidity and preventing mould in those areas where ventilation is not present.

Invest in a Good Hard Surfaces cleaner
Vacuuming and washing floors can still leave dust or cleaning products behind on hard surfaces. A few years ago Kärcher Australia launched the new and innovative FC3 Hard Floor Cleaner.The Kärcher FC 3 Cordless Hard-Floor cleaner combines self-cleaning and twin tank technology, so it only uses continuous fresh water while cleaning (no more spreading dirty water!). This innovative substitute to the mop & bucket not only provides a deeper clean to your floors, but it is also quicker and easier to use.

Mops need to be constantly ringed-out and are difficult to clean once finished. The FC 3 is as easy as a push of a button. The super-soft microfibre rollers ensure no scratching of your floors. The FC 3 can be used on all hard floor types - vinyl, timber, tiles, lino & hybrids just to name a few. The rollers go right to the edge of the machine, meaning you can clean your floors right up to your skirting boards.

The FC 3 can clean all household spills such as sauce, yogurt or liquids. It also has a pet hair pick-up function, making it perfect for busy households who have children or pets! The Karcher detergent that comes with the unit is ideal for use as it has drying agents that ensure a super fast 2 minute drying time. 

When you're finished, the microfibre rollers can be rinsed under hot water or thrown in the washing machine to be simply cleaned. Then you can just rinse out your dirty water canister and you're ready to clean again.

 

Karcher FC5 Hard Floor Pet Cleaner: $429.00

Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner that uses continuous freshwater whilst cleaning; Slimline product design and floor head with swivel joint; Can be used on all hard floor types; Superfast 2 minute drying time; Twin tank technology.

Protect surfaces from mould returning
Once you have removed the problems causing the mould, and removed the mould itself, there are some measures you can take to make this last a lot longer. For interior walls a good wipe over with sugar soap as preparation to repainting these with a mould limiting paint or adding a similar product to paint is recommended. Please make sure you wear a mask when painting indoors and have adequate ventilation while doing so. 

Some of the great products now available include:


Mould Defence Additive 1L: $167.00

Mould Defence Additive is a powerful long-lasting mould inhibitor (when added to an existing product e.g. paint) which inhibits the unsightly growth of mould onto the surface it is applied to. Mould Defence forms an enduring film that will not change the look or feel of the substrate to which it is applied. Add to paint, grout, mortar, adhesives, timber oils/stains and textured coatings; Add 5mL per 1L of paintLong lasting mould protection; Protects paint where mould is prevalent: bathrooms, kitchens, laundries.


Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer 800g: $32.50

Effectively kills and removes mould; Specially formulated for use on timber and is biodegradable; Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer is a biodegradable, environmentally responsible formula with an active mould-killing life of 6 hours once diluted; Specially formulated to effectively remove mould from exterior timber including coated and uncoated surfaces.

Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer 800g is a highly effective solution for removing mould and mildew stains from timber surfaces. This product is specially formulated to kill and remove the spores that cause mould and mildew, ensuring that your timber surfaces stay clean and healthy. Overall, if you're looking for a reliable and effective solution for removing mould and mildew stains from your timber surfaces, Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer 800g is an excellent choice. With its fast-acting formula, easy application, and long-lasting results, this product is sure to meet all your mould-killing needs.

The powerful formula of Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer works quickly to remove even the toughest mould and mildew stains from your timber surfaces. This product is simple to apply and can be used on a wide range of timber surfaces, including decks, fences, and furniture. 

Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer is safe to use and does not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins, making it an ideal choice for use in and around the home. When used as directed, Intergrain UltraPrep Mould Killer can provide long-lasting results, preventing the growth of mould and mildew and keeping your timber surfaces looking clean and fresh.


Selleys No Mould Waterproof Silicone Sealant 290ml: from $20.90

Selleys No Mould Waterproof Silicone Sealant Light Grey 290ml; A mould-resistant, light grey sealant that stops mould growth; Resists lifting and provides a waterproof seal; Suitable for use on ceramic, glazed and porcelain fixtures, aluminium, plastic laminates, some rubbers, glass and stainless steel; Sealant will be waterproof and shower ready 1 hour after application.

Selleys No Mould Waterproof Silicone Sealant creates a long-lasting waterproof seal that prevents mould growth. Suitable for use in humid and damp environments, it’s ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, showers, tiles and plumbing fixtures. For interior use only. Also available in translucent.

This sealant will be waterproof and shower ready 1 hour after application in showers. The semi-cured sealant must not be touched until fully cured (at least 48 hours). To maintain your sealant properties, ensure you regularly clean off any soap scum and dirt as these encourage mould growth. Not suitable for aquariums, food or drinking water contact, permanent immersion in water, or metals other than aluminium and stainless steel. Not suitable for PE, PP, PTFE and some rubbers. Pre-test on other surfaces for compatibility.



Dulux Precision Stain & Mould Blocker: $36.50 for 1l - 4l: $92.90
1L; Water based; Fast drying; Powerful stain blocker; White base.


Accent Kitchen & Bathroom Low Sheen White: from $60.50

Smooth finish for kitchen, bathroom and laundry projects; Helps resist mould and bacteria; Wipes clean; Australian made for Australian homes.
Accent® Kitchen&Bathroom paint is perfect for all your kitchen, bathroom and laundry projects whether you’re refreshing a wall or refurbishing a room. You can rely on Accent paint to deliver a quality finish and the satisfaction of a job well done. Cool or humid conditions allow longer dry times. Ensure the temperature is above 10°C during application and drying. Up to 16m2 per litre coverage (depending on the surface). Easy water clean up with a Low sheen providing a low level of shine.

When applying the paint, use a good quality brush to paint corners, around windows, doors and trims or any other areas not accessible with a roller. When using a roller, use a medium nap (10-14mm) for Low Sheen. When using a spray, thinning the paint is not usually required, but up to 10% water can be added to help spray. If spraying, back rolling is recommended for an even finish. Back rolling is the use of a short to medium nap roller to roll over the freshly painted surface immediately after the spray application.

If you hop into these jobs over the next few weeks before Winter arrives you will be making it more likely that you and your family breathe easy over whatever the storm months bring.

 

Johnson Brothers Mona Vale E-Waste Recycle Program

Johnson Brothers have become a FREE e-waste recycling collection point at our Mona Vale store.

The bins for disposal are at the start of the parking for our Trade customers, but it’s free for all to use (during business hours).

From December 4th 2023, you can drop off any unwanted electrical items at Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale for recycling by our e-waste management partner, Sircel

E-waste is anything with an electrical plug or battery. This includes electric power tools, household appliances, computers and mobile phones.

We cannot accept gas, petrol or diesel appliances.

When you bring your stockpile of old power tools, tablets and TVs to our e-waste collection bins, what happens then?

Our recycling partner, Sircel, collects the waste each week and transports it to a facility in Western Sydney. There, Sircel deploys their world-leading and proprietary refining solution to: 

  • Triage all electronics that may have a future useful life, such as TVs and computers
  • Securely data-erase all electronics to remove all information in preparation for reuse
  • For products with no viable future use, Sircel safely removes any batteries and sends them downstream to a dedicated, authorised battery recycling partner
  • All e-waste is then mechanically destroyed
  • Individual commodities are recovered and returned to the circular economy for re-use as regenerated resources.

Give your old power tools, household appliances and computers a new life in the circular economy. 

Plastic tool casings could become bench seats, copper cabling could become a new copper pipe, and the gold, silver and palladium in your old phone could be transformed into fuel cells in your car.

Together, we can make finite resources infinite.

Johnson Brothers Family

Johnson Brothers Mitre 10: Serving Our Community Since 1955

The Independent Hardware Group has awarded Johnson Bros Mona Vale the best in state Store of the Year at the IHG state awards again in 2023.

Johnson Brothers say; ''Thank you to all of our amazing staff and customers for being awesome!''

IHG is Australia’s largest home improvement wholesaler supplying more than 1,500 stores nationwide. These stores cater to a broad range of Trade and DIY customers and range from large format warehouses to convenience operations and Trade centres, as well as frame and truss sites in two States. 

Under the IHG network, there is a clear mandate to support the growth of Independents within the hardware sector in Australia by helping them to be ‘The Best Store in Town’.

The culture of IHG is built on being a low cost and transparent business partner to members, with an unwavering commitment to protect and grow a sustainable independent hardware sector for the long term.

Greenlife garden centre at Johnson Brothers Mona Vale - for all your gardening needs.

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JBH Design Centre 

JBH Design Centre is a tool for builders and DIY'ers to assist in the fit out of houses. It has displays of kitchens, Bathrooms, Doors and Storage as well as knowledgeable staff to assist in making house fit out painless.

Visit: http://jbhdc.com.au/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/design.centre.jbh/



Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Store
73 Bassett Street
Mona Vale - Online Store: Jbhmv.Com.Au

Products advice is available from the trained friendly staff at Narrabeen, Mona Vale and Avalon Johnson Brothers Mitre 10. 

Click on logo to visit Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 website

Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Avalon            (02) 9918 3315

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JBH Fencing & Landscape Supplies    (02) 9970 6333

www.johnsonbros.com.au Online store: jbhmv.com.au

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This Movember: Some Lawn Care Tips To Keep Your Grass Greener This Summer - Aerate, Worm Up!, Fertilise, Watering, Mowing Basics  Christmas-New Years 2021 Checklists: Preparing The Garden & Home - Entertaining - Gift Ideas For Every Budget  DIY Backyard Cricket Pitch DIY Surfboard Rack: Vertical and Horizontal Options  Late Summer - Early Autumn Garden Tips: BOM Forecasts Warm Autumn 2022 With Above Average Rainfall  Dealing With Dampness Inside The Home March 2022  Maintenance Of Your Home's Outside Areas After Storm Events: Paths, Walls & Windows, Dampness Under The House, Dying Lawns And Plants - The DIY Checklist  Fun Project Ideas for Youngsters for Autumn School Holidays: wooden cars, blackboards, bright painted herb pots, grow your own food, make a chessboard  Mother's Day 2022: Promise Her An Ever Blooming Native Flowering Plants Garden  Retaining Walls Save Your Garden's Soil: DIY  Winter Draught Stops To Lessen Your Power Bill   Johnson Brothers Trade Day 2022: June 16 At Mona Vale + Winter Garden Jobs For A Flowering Fruitful Spring  Winter School Holidays Projects For Youngsters On Rainy Days Dealing With Dampness Inside The Home: Black Mould July 2022  Stop Winter Rain Soil Erosion In Your Garden - Especially On Sloping Blocks Increases In Building Materials Costs Adds Pressure To Fixed Price Contracts - Construction Industry  Father's Day 2022 - Some Gift Ideas To Make Dad Feel Special; Some For Those Without A Single Dollar + Some For Those Who Get Pocket Money! Spring 2022: Time To Get In The Garden! What Can Be Done In September - For Youngsters + Oldsters  Spring School Holidays 2022: Handmade Toys - For Youngsters + Oldsters Who Want To Lend A Hand  Spring Lawn Care: During Mow For Your Bro Month - Movember 2022  Preparing Your Garden and Home For Bushfires 2022 - The Rains Will Cease; Now Is A Good Time To Clean Out Your Gutters + Prep. The Home  Preparing Outdoor Areas For Christmas Get-Togethers and Summer Visitors: Wooden Decks, Tiles, Pavers, Outdoor  Furniture, Putting Up The Christmas Lights, Garden Spruce Up   Summer Garden-House Care: when to water, mow, when and how to harvest that crop, how to keep the ants, ticks and mozzies at bay this season + Christmas Gifts for all budgets and everyone + Johnson Brothers Christmas - New Years Trading Hours  End Of Summer Garden To Do List For A Bountiful Indian Summer This Autumn  End Of Summer Garden To Do List For The Lawn: How To Combat Armyworm + Small Jobs Boost Winter Resilience - Aerate, Weed, Feed, Patch Bare Spots  A Dry Autumn Forecast: How To Look After Your Garden During Low Rain Seasons + What Plants Thrive In Dry Conditions  Autumn School Holidays 2023: DIY Project Ideas For Youngsters, Older Youngsters & The Young At Heart: Lava Lamp (60th year of this invention), Wood Building Blocks for Toddlers and Older, Let's go Fly a Kite, Basic Wood Bookshelf, Sundial, Make a rope and wood swing, Making Your Own Windchimes + more  It's starting to get Cold: 11 Ways to keep your home warm, safe and save money this Autumn and Winter - what to look for in a heater; the list!  Mother's Day 2023 DIY Idea: A Basic Bookshelf You Can Make For All Mum's Books  Mould set to rise Inside Your home this Winter: How to Keep Air and Surfaces Healthier  A Job For Life as HSC Trial Exams commence: Apprentice Carpenter + Commencement Tool List  Pittwater's Noxious Weeds: A Great Time To Get Outdoors, Pull Them Out - Replace With Native Plants  DIY Worm Farm: Spring 2023 Garden Prep. + Father's Day 2023 Gift Ideas   DIY Father's Day 2023 Gift Ideas: Some For Little Hands + Those Now Grown + The Best Gifts For The Best Dads From JBH Dry Warm Spring Forecast: Time To Prepare Your Home For Bushfire Season - The RFS's List + 6 Easy To Do Extras You Can Do In The Garden + Home To Be Prepared, Get Ready Weekend 2023 Dry Warm Spring Forecast: Put In Drought Tolerant Native Plants + Spring School Holiday Spring Gardening Ideas For Youngsters Because They Like 'Growing Stuff' Too  Johnson Brothers' Mona Vale Outlet Wins Store Of The Year Again In 2023: Tradies Breakfast Every Friday - Recycling Of Batteries Available + Spring Garden Care For Your Lawn  How To Save Water This Spring-Summer  How To Save Water This Spring-Summer: Retaining Water On A Sloping Site + Best Coastal Plants To Retain Soil  Christmas Lights Time: Deck Your Home With Rows Of Jolly! + Pittwater MP - Leader Of Opposition Visit Mona Vale Johnson Brothers Store  Christmas-New Years-Summer Prep.: Outdoor Areas For Summer Celebrations + How To Keep Your Home Cool During A Heatwave Without An Air-Conditioner + DIY Your Own BBQ Kitchen Garden For Gifts That Grow Past That Giving Day  Johnson Brothers Hardware Mona Vale launches e-Waste Recycle Program Summer De-Bug: How to Keep Flies, Ants, Mozzies and Cockroaches where they belong - In the Garden  Humid Summer + Above Median Rainfall Predicted For Autumn 2024 Means Mould In The Home: Some Tips To Keep The Family Safer & Healthier  Go Outside & Play!: Creating Garden Spaces To Connect Children With Nature This Autumn  Fun Project Ideas for Autumn School Holidays: ideas for those who like making things out of wood, growing things, painting things, storing things and one project for really big kids! Mother's Day 2024: A Few Handmade Options + Gift Ideas  Mould Inside Your home after all that rain?: How to Keep Air and Surfaces Healthier 

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John and Bob Johnson - The Johnson Brothers Profile  John William Alfred Johnson - The Eulogies for those who could not attend Mass

Australia's Prime Minister Visits Mackellar - Informal Afternoon Tea with Hon. Malcolm Turnbull October 2016

JBH Win Awards August 2018 Trifecta - 2018 Free Trade Day supporters, Mitre 10 Heritage Advert features JBH Mona Vale Store, Hardware Australia’s 2018 NSW Hardware Store of the Year over 2500sqm.

Front Page Issue 294: 2018 Winners Of National Hardware Store Of The Year - Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale !!!

National Garden Week's 2019 Focus Is On Children(Oct 13-19): School Holiday Garden Ideas (to get started on) & Congratulations Award Winning Johnson Brothers Mitre10 At Mona Vale - 2019 NSW Store Of the Year, 2019 NSW Trade Centre Of the Year and 2019 Village Garden Centre of the Year

Johnson Bros Mitre 10 were awarded as the best Trade Store in the country: February 2020

Family Hardware Store Wins Best In Australia: Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale Crowned ‘National Trade Store Of The Year’ - Celebrating 65th Year in 2020

Johnson Brothers' Mona Vale Outlet Wins Store Of The Year Again In 2023: Tradies Breakfast Every Friday - Recycling Of Batteries Available 

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2020: Candles, Crosses and Online Commemorative Services: Johnson Brothers Family Donates 20 Thousand Candles to Community Light Up The Dawn Initiativ

Front Page Issue 447: ANZAC DAY 2020

Front Page Issue 478: Johnson Brothers Avalon Store Renovations & Mona Vale Store: Everything You Need This Summer In Stock

Front Page Issue 492:  JBH Celebrates Upgrade Of Avalon Beach Store


Bob, John and Robert Johnson, 2013 - photo by A J G.
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