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Nelson builder updates the past in stunning style

Nelson builder updates the past in stunning style

An impeccable character renovation elevated Nelson builder Paul Brockie to national winner of the PlaceMakers Renovation up to $250,000 Award in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year Awards, held in association with PlaceMakers.  The renovation was so seamless that the national judging panel initially wondered what they were meant to be critiquing when they arrived at the home. Once they were fi nished judging they were emphatic in their praise.  “Paul Brockie B...
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Les Hall: A look back . . .

Wellington Registered Master Builders Association:  • Les Hall Builders Ltd has been a member of the WRMBA for 54 years  • Executive committee: 25 years • President • Apprenticeship committee  • Father Christmas at children’s Christmas parties (once his children were older)  • Annual Ball organiser, assisted by hand picked helpers (the workers)  • Wairarapa Master Builders exchange — barn dances and horse and cart funct...
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Hall honoured with QSM

Hall honoured with QSM

Wellington Registered Master Builders Association stalwart Les Hall was honoured with a Queens Service Medal for community services recently. “It was pretty exciting,” Mr Hall says of the phone call he received to tell him he had been awarded the medal.  “I’m happy that all the work I’ve done has paid off to a certain extent.” A glance through his CV shows the award is well warranted, being involved in the construction industry, at the sharp end and in a...
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Business and qualifications development in 2006

The BCITO began the year in a strong position, with a client base of 8150 trainees and new sign-ups tracking to the strong trend shown in previous years. Foundation work undertaken in 2005 has formed the basis for ongoing development for the coming year.  The delivery of the leading hand qualification, further review work in specialist trade areas and the development of a new schools-based qualification look set to keep the business and qualifications development team busy in 2006. Leading...
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Scalable three-tiered solution designed for building industry

Scalable three-tiered solution designed for building industry

Databuild is offering a three-tiered accounting solution designed for the construction industry. The fl agship is Databuild for Windows, an enterprise solution that services all estimating, quantity processing, ordering, scheduling, ecommerce and accounting needs in a single package.  It is scalable from single user systems right through to enterprise solutions with several hundred users in multiple locations. The estimating module provides the end user with a comprehensive choice of tools...
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