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June 2015


Todd Broswick taking some time out to check out a Blue Marlin???

The year is flying by, we have started a new financial year and have hopes for continued growth like most in the Building Supply game. The end of financial year in March saw a couple of record months for sales. Budgeting sales is extremely difficult as we see some large projects which inevitably seem to be delayed.The hard part is obtaining growth that is profitable and sensible. The re build in Christchurch is still going ahead but seems to be in fits and starts and lumpy.

Our Designex Show stand

Some of us worry about the re build of some sectors being over already , low cost homes being one, comes to mind. The Commercial sector re build is seeing delays after delays as costs for re building are under estimated, or so it seems to us. After quoting the same job three and four times. certainly a lot of work to be done, in the commercial space and high end housing market.

Build NZ Show

In Auckland it is very busy but equally extremely competitive. The market demand we see is strong, the biggest challenge everyone faces is surviving because it does appear at least from what we can see, that most products are being traded at less than sustainable margins.

Build NZ Show

Building on the strong growth we had last year and with good prospects we are feeling confident about the where we are going.

The Building Consent data points towards continued growth albeit focused in a few regions. More on this in our Building Update section.

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Current Feature Stories
June 2015
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In our quest to find hardwood's that are non tropical and suitable for use outside in NZ we are re focusing our attention on some of the Australian hardwoods. in particular we are looking at Black Butt.
/imagesdb/Issue/42027bbc-6b60-4efc-920b-a9466c61a538.jpgStaff news
A few changes in staff. The good news is a full crew in Christchurch and we have found great new staff to replace those leaving.
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Lots happening with our supply chains and costs relating to each have their own story.
2015 has so far seen record sales levels but increasing pressure on margins as we see desperate sellers. Contradictory on so many levels but a fact. We ended the financial year 31st March with 2 record months in a row.
Current Feature Stories
February 2015
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A few new faces and some work ahead, as we re build the team in Christchurch. We still are chasing 2 new bodies and in Auckland have one vacancy.
/imagesdb/Issue/00d1557c-b343-47cb-9208-a36346ef7f9c.jpgTimber supplies an overview
We need a Sherlock Holmes!! to keep track of the ups and down and ins and outs of all the changes to supplies and prices.
/imagesdb/Issue/af08302f-9d2f-4ed7-a040-786f48095f8e.jpgDuradia - a new star
Duradia the name chosen by Panpac for their new thermally modified Radiata is a great new star in enlightening us all to find alternatives to tropical hardwood use here in NZ.
/imagesdb/Issue/79994244-1a7c-41b5-86c8-b69c5be71622.jpgSustainability Seminars a great success
The seminars on good choices for sustainable and good environmental timber options held in November were well attended. The speakers from USA, Canada, Europe, as well as Australia did a great job.
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