August 8th, 2011
Posted by Jen.
Just back from the Home Show- beautiful sunny weather & a great turnout!
I collected lots of leads to send information to and follow up. Jarrod (our Newcastle installer) went through hundreds of business cards – he was busy stapling them to the back of the brochures and to watch him in action was entertaining! I gave a brochure to Don Burke despite the efforts of a very protective (and burly) security girl, and when I tried to get him over to the stand the following day, she planted herself firmly in my way and said Don needed to go!
Went a little better with Luke Van Dyke who is on TV renovating shows. A 3rd generation builder, he came over to the stand after I invited him and was really keen on the system and stood around and had a bit of a chat. Check out his website – they build on the Northern Beaches. Only a young guy late 20’s, but very personable and friendly (guess that’s why he’s on TV!).
So, definitely the best Home Show that I have done (besides DesignEX, which was a different ball game).
People can’t help but touch our balustrades when they walk by and the stand works really well! Got to love that!
August 8th, 2011
The latest initiative from the Housing Industry Association is the launch of a new website called ‘Housing Local‘.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is Australia’s largest residential building organisation.
HIA represents a network of more than 40,000 members – from decking and pool fencing suppliers, builders, carpenters and joiners, bricklayers, plasterers, tilers and electricians to painters, roofing contractors, kitchen and bathroom specialists and many more.
HIA members are committed to promoting the highest standards of customer service, workmanship and business conduct, as well as full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, codes and standards. They also subscribe to a strict code of conduct that sets acceptable standards of commercial behaviour, which provides additional peace of mind for home owners.
A visit to the Housing Local website will give you heaps of inspiration for developing your property, and for those of you who have been inspired to move into the scary but satisfying area of home renovation (not that the TV ratings have anything to do with that…no!) they have a whole section relating to renos with heaps of ideas and facts to guide you throught the process!
Don’t forget to check out our listing, which we are very proud of. Our association with the HIA goes way back, and we are simply delighted to be involved in their latest, quality venture.