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Workplace Assessors Training programmes crucial in continuing education

Workplace Assessors Training programmes crucial in continuing education

If you are involved in training or want to get involved in training an apprentice then completing the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s (BCITO) Workplace Assessor Training programme could be for you. The programme is suitable for all workplace assessors operating in the construction industry. The key to the programme is its practicality. The two-day course is custom designed for BCITO clients with a construction focus. Following the course a BCITO training advi...
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Sustainable Steel

Sustainable Steel

As New Zealand’s leading supplier of metal roofing, cladding, rainwater and structural products, Dimond is big on sustainable business. Employing more than 200 full time staff in 13 locations throughout New Zealand, Dimond supports the local New Zealand economy as well as striving to minimise its environmental impact.  The company is looking to create sustainable solutions for the future through a dedicated research and development programme. All of Dimond’s key roofing, clad...
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Renovate with Rinnai

Renovate with Rinnai

Water heating is the single largest energy use in homes. Electric cylinders also take up unnecessary space. So it makes sense to take a closer look at the systems you use when planning for renovations. Committed to smart, energy-efficient solutions, Rinnai has the answer to endless hot water with financial, lifestyle and environmental benefits — the Rinnai Efficiency Continuous Flow Water Heater. Gas operated, the Rinnai Efficiency is, at its heart, a continuous flow hot water system...
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Home heating a big energy efficiency concern

Home heating a big energy efficiency concern

As we head into winter, one of the main household concerns is home heating. While the newspapers fill with the threat of uneven electricity supply, potential power outages and other doom and gloom energy stories, one energy source stands out from the rest: gas. Cost effective, efficient and dependable — these words not only describe the energy resource, they describe the gas fires that make up the Rinnai range, fires that can heat your home, and alleviate some of those fears around ener...
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Future-proofed master-planned community an NZ first

The groundbreaking Anselmi Ridge development south of Auckland can lay claim to being New Zealand’s first fully future-proofed and master-planned community. The McConnell Property Ltd master-planned development at the old Anselmi family farm, a beautiful piece of land that has long been a part of Franklin District’s rich heritage, is set to become a landmark in sustainable development. When completed, Anselmi Ridge will come to be regarded as New Zealand’s first fully futur...
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Energy Efficiency — vital for reducing costs

The cost of energy is rising, so future-proofing homes against expensive energy consumption makes good sense. By using efficient water heating, space heating, lighting and insulation in your home, energy costs can be reduced. And by choosing appliances with low energy consumption, not only will monthly power bills reduce, but carbon footprints will also be minimised. In the end, future-proofing homes for Energy Efficiency means less energy is used and, therefore, more money saved.  Her...
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Stand-up operation is easy on the back!

Stand-up operation is easy on the back!

The FDVL41 Speed Driver is the tool that stands on its own with the capability do all screw jobs asked of it. It is an industrial strength tool for the discerning contractor, and is a one-piece system with no awkward attachments. It requires no pre-drilling of wood, and users will reap tremendous labour savings on every job. Each coil contains 150 screws, and the tool comes with a one-year warranty. Recommended applications are: • Sub Floor • Underlayment • Decking &...
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