New GIB® Fire rated systems manual out now

With the release of the updated GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature, Winstone Wallboards aims to help reduce confusion in the market about fire rated systems and provide good guidance on issues that commonly come up when dealing with fire. The GIB® Fire Rated Systems literature is already a core resource for the design and detailing…

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TOP 10 BUSINESS MISTAKES

As a business coach working exclusively with trades, here are the 10 biggest mistakes I find tradies are making (not necessarily in this order). If you feel you’re not getting ahead, and your hard work isn’t being reflected in the bank account, chances are you’re making one or more of these common mistakes.    #1…

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Should builders be paid to teach apprentices?

The critical shortage of skilled tradespeople is not unique to New Zealand. It’s a worldwide problem, forcing governments and skills training organisations to try innovative new strategies to get more hands on the tools. BCITO is the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships in New Zealand, and CEO Warwick Quinn is clear about what needs…

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Yes, you should increase your prices!

Yes, you should increase your prices! When was the last time you raised your rates? Last week, last year, or maybe you just can’t remember. Small increases can significantly improve your profitability – without extra work. If you have $1 million in sales per year. Just by increasing your prices by 5%, you would add…

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