TM Linings was started in Sydney during 2001 by Michael Lavorato and Tony Inzitari, plastering professionals with over a combined 35 years’ experience in the industry. Initially, the company concentrated on residential housing projects but its scope of work steadily expanded as word of mouth grew about its quality results and collaborative approach to working with clients. Current Managing Director, Michael Lavorato, began with TM Linings in the company’s early days taking a very hands-on approach to all aspects of the business – including being ‘on the tools’ – before gradually moving on to manage and grow the company to its current position of industry leader and innovator.
TM Linings is now the largest plasterboard specialist in NSW servicing greater Sydney, the Hunter Valley, the South Coast, Southern Highlands and the ACT. The company is recognised as the largest third party customer of CSR Gyprock, USG Boral and Knauf Australia, the three major industry suppliers.
TM Linings is also the preferred plasterboard contractor to many of Australia’s premier home builders. These builders take comfort in our processes and trust us to deliver the high standards to which they have committed to their customers.
As a teenager, Michael spent many hours on building sites learning the trade from his father. Wanting a broader skill base, he later gained qualifications as a Licensed Builder and Quantity Surveyor. These skills, combined with his genuine passion for plasterboard, has given him the perfect skill set to continue the growth and reputation of TM Linings. Those in the industry consider Michael an absolute expert in the field and his technical advice on finishes, sound proofing and fire ratings is highly regarded.
Michael is also on the Executive Committee of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) Australia and New Zealand, the peak representative body for contractors, suppliers and manufacturers throughout the wall and ceiling industries.
Tony also has a wealth of experience in the plastering industry – over 40 years in fact, and has worked in both residential and commercial projects where his industry knowledge and attention to detail has lead him to grow many strong relationships in the building sector.
Among his responsibilities, Tony regularly attends job sites to meet with clients and to ensure that all work is being carried out to the highest levels.
The quality control process for each project is personally managed by the Directors of TM Linings. That’s the way it’s been since the company was founded – it’s a hands-on approach but the standard and finish of every job matters. A quality job begins with high caliber tradespeople using the best materials possible. In selecting our team members, we only choose contractors that share our passion for a quality finish and our dedication to customer service.
Once we identify team members with the right skills and attitude, we lead the way with contractor training and management. Collectively, we know that our livelihoods depend on all the TM Linings team meeting the needs of every client on every job, so we ‘live and breathe’ a positive workplace culture that aims to please our business partners and clients.
It’s beyond laying plasterboard and producing top finishes where TM Linings separates itself from many competitors. Communication is important – we keep all clients informed at every stage of work, and we employ the strictest safety practices that typically go beyond the industry standards. We are also well ahead of our industry with regards to compliance and safety audits.
We pride ourselves on our clean-up standards and have introduced a removal system to ensure we contain all leftover materials, helping protect our clients’ environmental reputation while minimising site clean-up costs.