Architectural Design

The dangers of reusing building specifications across projects

The Team at Palliside 29 March 2017

When a project goes well, it’s tempting to copy and paste the building specifications to a new project – especially if you’re time-poor. However, it’s best to avoid this practice as it can cause problems further down the track. 

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uPVC Weatherboards

More builders are turning to uPVC weatherboards for a quicker install

The Team at Palliside 14 March 2017

A quick install is vital to maintain the integrity of the cladding and ensure it isn’t damaged by inclement weather before it’s made watertight. Plus, a quick install keeps the client happy, as they can see real progress being made on their home. For these reasons, more builders are recommending uPVC cladding to clients.

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Building Advice

Three myths about uPVC weatherboards builders can help bust

The Team at Palliside 09 March 2017

73% of home builders seek guidance from their builder for the materials used in their home’s cladding. Therefore your clients trust you to know and recommend the right cladding solution for their particular build, which is why it’s important to understand different cladding options.

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Cladding Materials

Builders are getting great results with uPVC weatherboards

The Team at Palliside 07 March 2017

They say, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” but ironically, that’s exactly how many people choose a book. And the same can be said of a home’s exterior. A house that looks great from the street will attract a higher value and stand as a beacon advertising your skill and expertise.

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Building Advice

Builders do you know what your clients expect from exterior cladding?

The Team at Palliside 23 February 2017

When it comes to what goes into their homes, New Zealanders trust their builders. A recent study from Perceptive Research found that 73% of home builders seek guidance from their builder for the materials used in their home’s cladding.

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Building Advice

Builders are the building products you're using fit for purpose?

The Team at Palliside 21 February 2017


The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment have raised
some concerns that a number of building products being used around New Zealand are not fit for purpose.

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Building Advice

Help your clients choose their weatherboard colour wisely

The Team at Palliside 16 February 2017

For your clients, choosing the colour for their home’s cladding is all about aesthetics. However, there are other factors to consider.

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Building Advice

Builders love uPVC weatherboards because they're quicker to install

The Team at Palliside 14 February 2017



Cladding can be one of the most time-intensive jobs on a build, especially when you’re fighting against inclement weather or a hard deadline.

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Building Advice

4 Tips for retaining good building apprentices

The Team at Palliside 14 February 2017

The apprentice scheme is a centuries old method of learning, where a young student works alongside a master and learns on the job. However, once that apprentice has completed their training, how do you keep them on your crew?

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Building Advice

Substituting building products and major and minor variations: what you need to know

The Team at Palliside 09 February 2017

The builders and subcontractors we talked to explained that substituting one product on the plan for another is pretty common.

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