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In the July edition of Trade Issue we profile a Competitive Homes and Hind Builders development in Paraparaumu, as well as Greenstone Homes – a building company actively involved in the Christchurch rebuild. We also take an in-depth look at the economic outlook for the rest of 2016 and how to get the best result in a liability insurance claim.
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June’s edition of Trade Issue highlights the power of doing things differently – the business benefits of going green are but one example. As Nikki Mandow explains what was once a fringe topic in building forums has instead become mainstream. A family business built on innovation, and a long association with Bunnings, is featured together with a story on why the number of certified builders is going through the roof. We also ask the question: is ‘shonky’ building a reality or simply a media beat up?
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The April we discover how one building company, CBD, is making a difference in Hamilton’s area of the same name with a landmark project. We also explore the pros and cons of leasing or buying your work vehicles, and discuss how fibre broadband could help your business in process and productivity. Finally, we take a look at how the LBP Scheme is shaping up with an interview with Paul Hobbs, MBIE’s Registrar of Building Practitioner Licensing. Enjoy the read.
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In the March issue of Trade Issue we have a look at the main regional and national drivers affecting the 2016 building scene. We also have a look at how an Auckland-based construction business is helping Housing New Zealand’s Rightsize building initiative gain ground. Nikki Mandow informs us about how to avoid some of the pitfalls around rapid business growth. Also read up on some of the changes around health and safety legislation coming into force early this year.
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This month we shine the spotlight on Shore Homes - a company that prides itself in creating homes, rather than houses. We also follow 25-year-old identical twins, Jake and Luke Waghorn, who are taking the building industry by storm. Read up on ways in which you can cut back your ACC levy, as well as find the right balance between paying too much for insurance and being underinsured. Plus, get great tips to ensure you use the right products for the right job.
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In our last Trade Issue of 2015 we profile Boss Projects and their work with Bunnings rehabilitating a leaky building complex in West Auckland. We also take a close look at Codemark system changes, building insurance, health and safety liability under the 2016 PCBU changes, and how social media can help your business and recruitment.
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This November we profile the restoration of a historic homestead in the South Waikato region of Okoroire, and take a look at how social media can work for your business. We also have the inside story on succession planning for your business, the Fringe Benefit Tax and a new determination on Specified Systems
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September Trade Issue takes a good look at the development of the new heliport at Waikato airport, a Coresteel project with help from Bunnings. Read up on the skills shortages in the building market and get a building market economy update. Our determination story this month explores whether uPVC joinery really stacks up against code compliance.
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Welcome to our new look Trade Issue! This month we explore the building development in progress in Silverdale, Auckland, with Bindon Group and Bunnings leading the way. We also profile Peter Goodwin, and get the inside story on building guarantees and modifying the building code. Find out more about the difference between contractors and employees to the IRD and how this may affect you.
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With the opening of Bunnings Warehouse in New Lynn on the horizon, we take a look at what sets this building site apart. We’re excited to provide a new shopping experience in a new neighbourhood. We also discuss how any issues with neighbours can be dealt with in your own building work, as well the upcoming changes to Health and Safety Reform Bill.
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In this issue we take a close look at managing ACC requirements in your company, and also how to tap into the green movement to make sure your business operates with sustainability in mind. Our Determination section of this issue delves into the ‘nitty gritty’ of Restricted Building Work and we also cover a new addition to one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs.
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With the forecast of another busy year for the building industry in 2015, February’s Trade Issue looks at the increasing opportunities for apprentices, plus the advantages and pitfalls for builders employing them. This edition’s Determinations article makes a call on shipping containers as structures and you’ll read all about the brand new Avondale Trade Centre.
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November Trade Issue takes a look at the ‘business’ side of building, in particular how good governance is critical for small businesses, how applying the tried and true principles of planning can help your business, and we look at workplace dangers and the importance of protecting yourself and team. Plus it also takes a special peak into Bunnings new Trade Centres.
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At a time when all the economic indicators look positive for the building sector, September’s Trade Issue looks at the Inland Revenue’s hunt for monies owed, the growth of women in the industry, plus it also takes a sneak peak at ‘one helluva house’ just north of Auckland.
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June’s Trade Issue takes a look into the struggle of finding good help within the building industry, how assisting the council could save you money in the long run, plus we take a look into a new apartment project in the rural Taranaki.
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April’s Trade Issue investigates the shortage of tradies in New Zealand and how it is impacting the building industry. We take a look at small to medium size companies and how they can manage growth. Plus this issue also features an article on natural hazards and the best ways to tackle them safely.
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February’s Trade Issue celebrates the start of 2014 with the potential for a very prosperous year ahead. It investigates your liability when estimating for insurance purposes and the impact the Christchurch ‘crank up’ will have on the building industry.Plus this year’s new must-have tools are also featured.
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A quick look back on 2013 shows a great wrap up to this year with a positive outlook for next.
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September’s Trade Issue investigates if now is the right time to invest in property. We showcase a radical new planet-friendly insulation product called Earthwool and announce another Bunnings dedicated Trade Centre to look after Trades north of Auckland. Plus we have great offers on essential trade supplies and bonus products to be won.
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June’s Trade Issue covers the advantages of buying the best tools and the innovations AEG have introduced to warranties. We check out the new Full Boar range of industrial grade tools and showcase the new Adaptable Buildings Solutions; the latest commercial buildings available from Bunnings. Plus we have great offers and our regular Compliance Corner to help reduce your burden of compliance.
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April’s Trade Issue covers how great relationships have helped build great properties and why the right choice of tools is a serious business for Trades. The versatility of plywood is rediscovered and we road test the new range of Kaboodle Kitchens now available at Bunnings. Plus we have exclusive offers and deals for New Zealand Trades.
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February’s Trade Issue kicks off 2013 with a comprehensive article on healthier and more sustainable homes. We investigate the big changes in consumer protection and how they affect New Zealand builders in relation to compliance. Plus we feature this year’s must-have tools.
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November’s Trade Issue wraps up the year with some great opportunities and positive results for next year. We profile new products like Ecologix; the ultimate decking material of the future, and many others that meet the new EQC standards and are Codemark Code compliant. Plus we have great offers on essential trade supplies and bonus products to be won.
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September’s Trade Issue features the new Bunnings frame and truss service that will help builders nail more business. We take a good look at site safety and how it impacts the industry along with how LBPs are now responsible for reporting breaches of building consents. Plus we check out the building products that will give you peace of mind before your build.
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Welcome to the first issue of Trade Issue; your essential magazine to keep on top of changes in the industry, including an industry viewpoint on new compliance laws, advice and what’s new at Bunnings. Plus we have all sorts of great offers on essential trade supplies and bonus products to be won.
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