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Calculating Hardware

Blog Bites – hot tips on measuring hardware

September 27, 2020

I reckon measuring hardware is one of the most under measured items when builders measure themselves… More often than not most rely on their supplier to capture all of the…

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Calculating Framing & DPC

Blog Bites – hot tips on measuring framing and DPC

September 20, 2020

The carpentry trade is the largest of all the trades within the NZ Standard, and rightly so! So I’m going to just give you a little nibble at a time…

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Calculating Formwork

Blog Bites – hot tips on measuring formwork

September 13, 2020

Measuring formwork used to do my head in….. formally There are lots of rules around measuring it correctly and sometimes you do it in square metres and sometimes in lineal…

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Calculating Concrete

Blog Bites – hot tips on measuring concrete

September 6, 2020

Concrete works come in many forms… slabs, perimeter walls, columns, beams… the list goes on. Because all the different types of concrete works often have different MPA requirements, and different…

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Labour Charge out Calculator

Labour Charge Out Tutorial

August 9, 2020

Victoria walks Pete the Builder through Labour Charge Calculator Remember that calculator we sent you last week? We know that it may look complicated but in actual fact, it’s a…

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Labour Only Tips

Labour Only Tips

July 26, 2020

We live in a crazy world…. And since this crazy world has meant a LOT of my dear builders are jumping into labour only work, I thought the despite having…

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Dealing With Your Client's Quantity Surveyor

If I was your client’s QS….

July 19, 2020

If I was your clients QS….. Settle down… I know most residential homeowners do not engage a QS to look after the financial side of their project for them, but…

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Pricing Your Services

How to Charge More – and get more clients through the door…

July 12, 2020

Charging A Premium You’re a skilled tradie and you’re proud of the work you do. You know your workmanship is as good – if not better – than others in…

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