NADRA Education Series launching on March 24 in Rhode Island
*** Online registration begins Feb. 22, for: NADRA Dinner and Full Day of NADRA Education — More details and pricing to follow
Composite decking producers roll out new wave of design tools
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Composite decking manufacturers are unveiling a host of new computerized design tools to help contractors and homeowners visualize their outdoor projects and ensure they spec in their deck brands during the process. More
Winter storms drop construction materials sales
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Job site shutdowns during the winter storms forced construction materials suppliers to cut production 0.8 percent in December in response to a 0.6 percent fall in sales. The weather worsened in January and has not returned to normal so far in February so the materials market will weaken further early in 2011. More
Rising construction costs could boost new-home prices soon
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The overall price for building materials has been rising year-over-year since the summer. That could mean, in the words of one industry analyst, 'If you want to buy a new house and are in a position to do so, you should do it now.' More
10 small business tax mistakes that will cost you
There's not an entrepreneur on the planet who likes thinking about taxes. We know, it's only February, so you're likely still in deep denial about April 15. But it's time to get organized. Almost every aspect of your business has tax ramifications and if you don't know what they are, you're inviting trouble down the road (can you say "audit?"). More
MoistureShield® composite decking now verified with 95 percent total recycled content
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MoistureShield composite decking products from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies are now verified with 95 percent total recycled content – up from the 90 percent total recycled content previously listed in company literature. A report issued by the International Code Council Evaluation Service provides independent verification of 57 percent pre-consumer recycled content and 38 percent post-consumer recycled content. More
NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting on Feb. 23
When: Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6:15 to 8 p.m.
Where: Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, 160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 211, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406, (610) 962-0922
RSVP: Stacey at Breyer Construction: Stacey@breyerconstruction.com or 610.376.8086
The speaker will be Brian Brown from Reach Local in Bala Cynwood, Pa. Reach Local is a new innovative way to market your deck business through the internet and existing website. "The rules as we know them have changed!" This will be an outstanding way to renew your understanding of the internet advertising in your region. More
Check out NADRA now on Facebook!
Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More
Join NADRA today!
NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More
Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!