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.Read more
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.
For your clients, choosing the colour for their home’s cladding is all about aesthetics. However, there are other factors to consider.Read more
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.
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?Read more
The builders and subcontractors we talked to explained that substituting one product on the plan for another is pretty common.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Reducing waste, reusing and recycling materials can have a huge impact not only on the environment, but on your bottom line.Read more