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Housing : March 2009
smart systems The slow-down in the industry provides a great opportunity to review systems and procedures within your business. Providing software to many of Australia’s most successful builders, Databuild and its consulting network help their customers to grow their businesses, even in tough times. Databuild can implement business controls which include rapid estimating, accurately costed quotes (no guestimating), simple price catalogue maintenance and quote request features. Databuild also provides a purchase order and ‘live’ job costing system, which provides accurate forecasting and a comprehensive general ledger accounting system for balance sheet, profit-and-loss and GST reporting. Managing correspondence with your clients is easy too, with the document control functionality and customer service issues easily identified with the contact management systems. For more information visit www.databuild.com.au colourful protection The protection of outdoor metal has become easier. Rust Guard, a metal protection paint by White Knight Paints, is now available in thousands of colours from the Taubmans and Bristol colour palettes. Rust Guard primes and top-coats new or rusted ferrous metals in a simple application – providing long-lasting metal protection in the perfect colour choice. White Knight Paints says that Rust Guard epoxy enamel also transforms any rusty surface into a tough gloss finish and significantly extends the life of the product. Available in a brush-on formula and touch-dry in just six hours, it is ideal for finishing and protecting anything from garden furniture to downpipes and guttering. For information call 13 16 86 or visit www.whiteknightpaints.com.au the right advice Moray & Agnew are the newly appointed solicitors to the legal panel of HIA Victoria. They can provide members with reliable, affordable and thorough advice in all property areas from construction and conveyancing, to leasing and property development. The Construction and Property Team in Victoria is headed by managing partner, Bill Papastergiadis, together with partners James Collier and Richard Best. The firm also has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle and has more than 170 lawyers. The firm provides members with representation in all construction- and property-related matters while ensuring that there is a balance between experience, cost and a commercial understanding of members’ businesses. For more information call 03 9600 0877 or visit www.moray.com.au HOUSING MARCH 2009 9