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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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50-year high for New Zealand construction boom

Written by Anthony McIlroy on September 21st, 2015.      0 comments

build-472Statistics New Zealand reported more than $4 billion worth of activity was put in place in the three-month period - the most since records began.

Whilst it’s exciting times for construction and the trades servicing the sector, have you thought about how to future proof your business and take advantage of the upswing?

#helpingyoutradebetter
 

NZ tradie businesses embrace a better way at Parnell event

Written by Anthony McIlroy on August 12th, 2015.      0 comments

Speakers-580-793Four leading New Zealand trade industry experts came together to urge builders and construction businesses to seize the opportunities in the market place to make more money whilst doing less paperwork. 

#helpingyoutradebetter
 

Subbies and Head Contractors take note

Written by Anthony McIlroy on June 22nd, 2015.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Proposed changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 means better outcomes for trade industry subbies and head contractors trying to get paid on the completion of jobs. The proposed amendment to the Act means that retention monies previously withheld against potentially defective work will be more formally managed and accounted for correctly. The move sees subcontractors elevated from bottom-of-the-barrel status of being an unsecured creditor to a status that sits right up the top along with the likes of the IRD, which we think is great news!
 

Alliotts speak with Grant Millar from Auckland's Precision Construction Limited

Written by Greg Millar on June 9th, 2015.      0 comments

PCL waiheke 01-285x186-816Proudly living up to their motto Do it right the first time, ‘precision’ is not a term that was chosen lightly when Grant Millar’s business was first formed. He not only founded PCL 35 years ago, but has remained hands on and involved throughout all stages of his business. Where many start-ups fail after the first few years, Grant made sure his business was robust with dynamic systems and procedures to support it.

Having built an enviable track record in residential and light commercial construction for a broad spectrum of clients, Grant continues to work with Alliott NZ for professional advice covering all aspects of PCL.