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The new Dimond Christchurch

The new Dimond Christchurch

Big changes have been happening for Dimond’s Christchurch branch recently. The roofing, cladding and structural products manufacturer has opened a new 4500 sq m site in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby. The new premises offer a real advantage to the busy roofing installer, builder or renovator. Located at 89 Buchanans Road, Dimond’s latest site brings a new level of efficiency for staff and customers, with a streamlined drive-through system that allows ease of access and product ...
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ACC tackling injuries in the construction industry

Among New Zealand’s working age population and ahead of all other industries, the construction industry has the highest proportion of ACC claims and costs. For the 2005/06 period, construction accounted for 11% of all workplace entitlement (moderate to serious) claims costs, at more than $29m. The main types of injuries sustained in this industry are: • soft tissue (sprain/strain) (49%), • fracture/dislocation (14%) , • lacerations (11.6%), • ...
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Fresh perspective on an old method

Plaster Brick NZ Ltd’s Anthony Elisara answered Building Today’s call for feedback on Part 1 of our Exteriors feature last month. He says his company differs from most plasterers (this is all they do, and they finish a house every two days). He explains the system, which he says is a reliable and durable way to complete a plastered finished home. Plaster Brick NZ Ltd is a reliable plastering system which enables the new home owner to have a beautiful plastered home of su...
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Tools of the Trade feedback

Tools of the Trade feedback

In the March issue of Building Today you requested information on what we tradesman consider our most valuable cordless tool that we swear by. I have a fantastic one for you. The Bosch 14.4V cordless grinder is the dogs bollocks! I have had it a number of years now, yet when I returned to New Zealand from Britain I noticed no other tradesman with one. I dont get it! A lot of New Zealand builders are slow to pick up on the usefulness of such tools which save time and money This...
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uPVC products

I have recently finished reading the April edition of Building Today magazine. You have asked for feedback on products. I have an issue with the use of uPVC products regarding the manufacture and the disposal of the product at the end of its use. I believe there is a release into the atmosphere of toxic chemicals with its manufacture, and the disposal is expensive. It’s not something that I would recommend unless I was shown that this is not the case. Howard Whitteker Quant...
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Judging begins

A team of 20 judges has been given the daunting task of assessing the 683 properties entered in this year’s Registered Master Builders House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. The judging began on April 26, and will continue over the following 14 weeks as 10 panels made up of two judges (one with building expertise and one with architectural expertise) travel the country in search of the top residential and commercial properties. Each judg...
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RMBs give generously to House for Karen

RMBs give generously to House for Karen

Registered Master Builders from around the country united together and raised a record amount for their chosen charity, New Plymouth’s very worthy House for Karen, at the conference charity auction in New Plymouth over the conference weekend. The auction, held at Yarrow Stadium on April 19, raised $38,750 thanks to the generosity of RMB members who bid on packages including a fishing trip, a signed Black Caps cricket bat and four half-hour rides in Russian Yak 52 aeroplanes. The Hous...
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