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“We become who we are by the people we spend time with and the books we read”……

I set the goal this year to read a minimum of 1 book each month related to my entrepreneurial passions. I’m a little ahead of schedule thanks to lots of time on planes during January and February. Sharing with the CWS Tribe these 4 books that I read – Tom Peters is someone for all business lovers to check out, that was the pick of the 4 but a tonne of value from all of these….



The process of lengthening something

Wednesday April 25, 2018

I recently returned from an overseas business trip in Europe meeting with customers and suppliers, managing to spend a day at one of the building exhibitions in Germany.  Always good to see how the Europeans approach their industry and where the future focus points are directed over there. Much of the discussion I had with […]


Lessons we’ve learned, and others taking more time

Wednesday April 25, 2018

In a recent chat with a few of my staff we’d been recollecting how the waterproofing and building game was in the 80s/90s. It felt like I was pulling stories out of the vault, but it wasn’t that long ago we approached it this way and in some cases still are. Without writing War and […]


What lies beneath

Wednesday April 25, 2018

This question comes up frequently with architects, specifiers and builders asking our Technical Services about specifications for internal and external wet area applications and whether the waterproof membrane should be applied under or over the screed? No doubt many professionals in the industry will have their thoughts on this topic, but over the past decade […]


Not so standard

Wednesday April 25, 2018

At a recent chat with a few industry professionals the conversation digressed to what I describe as a mild bitching session, but an intelligent one at that, regarding building standards and how some lack critical detail or are outdated and not keeping up with the changes and trends in the industry. So after listening to […]


Waterproofing… where is it?

Wednesday April 25, 2018

How is it we’re in 2016 and within the construction industry there are many professionals not really sure of what waterproofing is and where it should go? I realise many understand where it should go in terms of surfaces it should be applied to, e.g. roofs, basement walls, planters, wet areas, podiums etc but when […]