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Future-proof your frames and trusses

Future-proof your frames and trusses

As you may be aware, the Future-Proof Building Roadshow series is working its way around the country, bought to you by Construction Marketing Services.   Carters is proud to promote these roadshows to their customers and to be involved with a stand in the partner area promoting its frame and truss solutions. So how do Carters frames and trusses build a better home to live in now, and in the future?   Energy Efficiency: As the cost of energy continues to rise, future-proofing home...
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Become a Future-Proof Builder

Become a Future-Proof Builder

You should have heard a bit of talk by now about the concept of Future-Proof Building (FPB). The easiest way to sum it up is this: it’s building a better home to live in now, that’s worth more to the owner in the future. We are all conscious of the cost of building and maintaining a home, and want homes that are safe and healthy places for our families and our customers’ families to live in. By incorporating the eight principles of FPB, builders and their clients can creat...
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Carters Kids Gone Fishin days a great success

Carters Kids Gone Fishin days a great success

Carters Kids Gone Fishin (CKGF) are collaborative events between Carters, Police Bluelight, Graeme Sinclair and the Gone Fishin team and the local community.   The aim of these events is to get the kids having fun in an outdoor marine environment, and to encourage parents to spend quality time with their kids. Fishing is fun! Below are some snippets on the most recent CKGF events.   Raglan Carters Waikato put on its second annual CKGF day in Raglan in October. About 300 kids tur...
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AOY judge: Finalists show plenty of confidence

AOY judge: Finalists show plenty of confidence

As Building Today goes to print, the 10 finalists for the national award in the RMB Apprentice of the Year 2007 competition were being judged, with the winner announced on November 6.   Each of the 10 finalists has been named the winner in their region over the past two months, and these winners went head to head to be named the inaugural National Apprentice of the Year.   Carters would like to reflect on the efforts of the regional judges. For each region there is a judge represen...
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FPB — brought to life!

FPB — brought to life!

Another successful Auckland Home Show was held last month, with 50,000 plus visitors attending the show.   While Carters is trade focused, they understand that there are certain things they can do to help make building easier for their customers.   One of these things is to continue to educate consumers on the value of Future-Proof Building. This helps create pull-through so that customers come to the builder better educated about the beneficial effects of using premium products, w...
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Going Barefoot in Hawaii

Going Barefoot in Hawaii

It was perfect timing — just as the temperatures started to drop in New Zealand the Carters Advantage Barefoot group were packing their swimsuits and getting ready for the sun, sand and surf on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The group was welcomed with perfect weather and a traditional flower lei, then transported to the magnificent Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, located right on Waikiki Beach. Monday arrived and the fun started with an outdoor Welcome Cocktail Party. Par...
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Rinnai Efficiency Continuous Flow Hot Water Heater gets you into unlimited hot water

Rinnai Efficiency Continuous Flow Hot Water Heater gets you into unlimited hot water

Increasingly, home owners are looking at their energy bill and wondering how on earth it managed to get so expensive. They are becoming more concerned about the environment and looking at ways to save energy. Committed to smart, energy-efficient solutions, Rinnai is proud to introduce its answer to endless hot water and added energy savings with lifestyle environmental and financial benefits — the new Rinnai Efficiency Continuous Flow Water Heater. Gas powered, the new Rinnai Efficie...
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Taking you into the future . . .

Taking you into the future . . .

May saw the 2007 series of Future-Proofing Roadshows kick off. The first one was held in Wellington on May 22, and saw more than 250 builders and architects turn up for bacon and eggs, coffee and information on Future-Proof Building. CMS (Construction Marketing Services Ltd) is the company behind the Future-Proof Building initiative. The turnout at the roadshows so far shows that the concept is really gaining momentum. This is especially so as the world is becoming increasingly aware of sust...
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Huge conference goes off without a hitch

Huge conference goes off without a hitch

After many months of planning, the second night of the recent RMBF Conference 2007 in New Plymouth finally rolled around. Carters, in conjunction with Laker House of Travel, had organised a progressive dinner which spread across four restaurants in New Plymouth — potentially the largest progressive dinner ever held in New Zealand! The four restaurants involved were the Waiau Estate, Gusto, Bach on Breakwater and Burgess House. All four venues entered into the spirit of the event and e...
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