Newsletter 31

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Kaitaia Update
The frames are up and the cladding has started to go on……so we are steaming ahead now and hope to be open in October but will keep you posted….

Reducing Timber Movement by Air Seasoning of Treated Outdoor Timber Products
Decking, Balustrades, Fence Palings and Capping, Retaining Wall and External Structural Timber. All these outdoor products, and others, used in external weather-exposed positions are normally supplied in a “treated wet” condition. To minimise shrinkage due to the drying out of the moisture within the timber, and to keep the product in a minimum-distortion type condition, the following steps can be taken:-

Timber should be filleted in a stack for a minimum period of three weeks – depending on weather conditions. Ends of timber should be supported to minimise bending and general distortion.
The stack should preferably be covered on top to prevent hot sun and rain from direct contact with the product but air movement must be retained to draw moisture from the timber. Sides of the stack must be left uncovered to allow the wind to move through the layers. The stack should be raised off the ground to allow air movement around the bottom layers and all grass, etc, should be kept clear.
While these products are treated against decay, it is advisable when cutting ends, drilling holes or checking out, that the freshly exposed timber be treated with a liquid timber preservative.
Ensure that the correct strength of timber preservation is requested when ordering the timber – timber for above-ground uses must not be used in the ground or in contact with it.
If the above processes are carried out, timber shrinkage after installation will be minimised and the product will give many years of reliable service

Hand Tool Promotion
Stud Sensor $62 plus gst
Estwing 20oz Claw Hammer with free Handy Bar $67 plus gst
​Tuffbox Drill Set 19 piece $51 plus gst
​Measuring Wheel 19″ $105.50 plus gst
​ITM Tape Measure 8m $12 plus gst

Makita Promotion
18v Brushless Recipro Saw $698 plus gst
185mm Circular Saw $255 plus gst
Jigsaw 650watt $190 plus gst
​High Pressure Water Cleaner $270 plus gst
18v 5.0Ah Combo Kit Brushless $785 plus gst
18v x 2 Brushless Blower (skin) $382 plus gst

Fathers Day special still on with our Special 12v Cordless Driver Drill 6271DWPE $99.00 incl gst (4 left)

Industry Updates
Maintenance Schedule free to Builders
BRANZ Maintenance Schedule is now available as a free web-based tool that allows you to simply select the materials and finishes used in a building via drop down boxes. With its enhanced features, the tool creates a professional maintenance schedule for a new or renovated home which can be supplied to clients or local authorities.

Charge Accounts
Raewyn will be following up on charge accounts not paid on the 21st of each month, please do not be offended as we need to ensure payment is coming in and you have received the invoices and statements. Technology is great but there can be issues with you actually receiving the invoices and statements sometimes. The BNZ we are not. If there are any issues with paying your account please contact Danielle before the 20th of the month due, 09 4060048 or

Community Sponsorship
This is the heartland stuff that really counts. We always get asked, but like you, have limited funds.
Our latest support is: U8s Soccer Team footballs, Whangaroa Golf Club, Hospice Kaitaia, ITM Fishing Contest & Auction, Bowling Club, Mangonui Volunteer Fire Brigade, Waterfront Festival, Mangonui School Gala Garden Shed raffled, Mangonui School Vege Garden Boxes (in conjunction with Coastal Homes), Light Line & Rod Competition

Stores Details
Mangonui Store: 22 Karamea Road, Mangonui Hours: Mon – Thur 7.30am to 5pm; Friday 7.30am to 4pm; Saturday 8.00am to 1pm

Kaitaia Store: 44 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia; Hours: Mon – Thur 8.00am to 5pm, Friday 8.00am to 4pm Saturday Closed


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