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Tackle any job with this super powerful sucker!

Tackle any job with this super powerful sucker!

Robust systems last for years Whatever task awaits you on the job site — removing asbestos, draining flooded rooms, grinding concrete, sanding plaster and paint — it doesn’t matter.   With the Starmix dust extractor you’re prepared for everything, even the toughest continual use.   Starmix dust extractors set themselves apart through their super powerful suction, robust construction and superior filter systems.   With efficient after-sales support ...
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The curved double glazed green windows challenge

Window and door joiners AliWays travelled a new learning path when they installed curved windows for a house with a stunning view over Lake Taupo. Architectural designer James Thomson, of JT Design, specified precision curved windows to capitalise on the premier location to fully capture the lake and mountains of the Central North Island. The house was built in a Zone 3 area where Energy Efficiency was introduced in 2007. To achieve its thermal performance, this house used double glazing throu...
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Industry-specific software has come a long way

Plusfactor wrote its first program for the construction industry in the mid-1980s — a very simple job costing application for Hartner Construction Ltd. From that simple beginning, the company evolved initially into a complete suite of software written for DOS (remember that?) and, more recently, for Windows. The latest edition of the software bears little resemblance to its predecessors. There is a very powerful new Progress Claim routine that caters for residential, commercial and civi...
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How apps can change the way you do business

Increasingly more businesses are moving towards smartphones as a business communication tool. There is huge potential in these devices to do more than just keep in touch. No matter what operating system your phone uses, there is an abundance of apps available, many of which can help improve business efficiency. It’s all about relevancy. So, depending on your business model, the product or service you sell or simply the size of your budget, you need to find the right tools for your busine...
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Cloud Computing saving time and money for construction firms

Although the challenges faced by small businesses every day in every industry may be similar in nature, never are they more acute than in the construction industry. Low margins lead to increased workloads and less time spent managing and improving. ACRIS Services identified the residential construction industry as a sector most likely to under-utilise technology to help manage their businesses. This provided Russ Stephens the inspiration to create a company with the vision to increase profits...
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Building a successful business

With the downturn in the construction industry, it is a great time to review systems and procedures in any business. This can include a review of the staffing resources to make best use of the talent of those who can help grow the business. It is also a good time to reflect on some of those business decisions made in the past, and check that the controls put in place since have helped ensure the challenges ahead can be faced with confidence. Databuild works closely with the industry to help g...
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The true cost of guestimating

What is the value of 1% to your business, and are you missing items in your quantities take-offs? If you miss a quote by as little as 1% on your jobs it can cost your business more than $50,000 a year, money that could be better spent in growing and developing your business. This doesn’t even take into consideration the cost of unhappy clients facing delays in their builds, supervisors’ down time while driving to the merchant and collecting additional material, or extra delivery co...
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    Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd has announced the recent launch of the Flexi Bin in Auckland and Whangarei. The Flexi Bin provides an innovative rubbish collection service that can be used as ...
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    Here are the key products ideal for cutting James Hardies Fibre Cement Cladding products. They are all used and recommended by James Hardie. Hitachi snapper shear Slices through all medium densi...
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    Version Two of the New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Association’s Code of Practice is now available for download on the Association’s web site. The New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufa...
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    Do you have a new product or service that you want 44,000 contacts in the New Zealand construction industry to know about?