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Elemental pricing

Elemental Pricing – Benefits and Pitfalls

September 15, 2019

Hey I was checking a builders work the other day and I realized something – HEAPS of you price elementally when you are working on jobs yourself and you don’t…

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Costing myths debunked

Red QS Myths debunked!

September 8, 2019

Its interesting the tales you hear when you speak to people who have heard of you but never spoken to you directly… I’ve heard a few goodies lately so I…

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sub-contractor-price

Subbies – how do they price?

September 1, 2019

Believe it or not – they work twice as hard as you might think I spend plenty of time talking about how builders should price their jobs, and how to…

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builders quote

Matchy Matchy… Builders Road Map

August 25, 2019

Builder/QS partnership …. Its so much more than just a price Some people think that making a successful profit on a job just comes down to the pricing done at…

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Don’t chop your margin!!!

August 18, 2019

It’s not a bargaining chip! Why is it that every time I hear a builder trying to make the budget of a project work for the client, the first thing…

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The New Zealand Building Economist

August 4, 2019

Builder Dick Willson, the Apprentice’s Champion Dick Willson was born in Napier 1932, not long after the Napier earthquake, to a father working in demolition and rebuilding work. Dick could…

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cost-of-builder-quote

Builders taking a stand on pricing…

July 28, 2019

Do you know what’s exciting???? How many builders are truly considering the cost of pricing when dealing with clients. A few years ago, the concept was completely foreign. Builders were…

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My home reno #8

July 21, 2019

One of those really tough days Its been a rough few weeks at the reno….. our lovely pup who was the best friend of all the tradies (especially those who…

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