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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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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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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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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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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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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4 tips to impress clients by improving building quotes

The Team at Palliside 31 January 2017

Recently, Placemakers conducted independent research into the business practices of New Zealand builders. It revealed one of the most common issues builders had was around providing accurate building quotes.

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Builders: how to avoid working for the clients from hell

The Team at Palliside 26 January 2017

Ah, clients. Some are absolutely wonderful, but others will drive you up a wall. If you want to avoid getting any more of the latter, then keep reading.

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6 tips for hiring and keeping the best building subcontractors

The Team at Palliside 08 December 2016

We work with builders across the country, and we know from hearing about their experiences and seeing them in action that one of their biggest challenges is managing building subcontractors. As a builder, you can probably relate.

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Five reasons to reduce construction waste on your building site

The Team at Palliside 06 December 2016

Reducing waste, reusing and recycling materials can have a huge impact not only on the environment, but on your bottom line.

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