Health

  • Codesafe: cutting-edge workplace safety technology

    At Dahlsens we understand workplace safety is critical to the set-up and smooth running of any construction site. Yet managing workplace safety can be complex and time consuming. Help is at hand with Codesafe CodeSafe is an innovative and multi-award winning smartphone app that simplifies workplace safety processes, improves compliance and bridges...
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  • Taking time off: how to leave your business in good hands and really enjoy a break

    Everyone knows that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” but when you run your own building business it can be difficult to take a break without worrying that your business will fall over in your absence. Here are five tips to help you take a real...
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  • How to work smarter, not harder: three productivity tips for small business success

    As a small business owner the management of your building business can quickly become stressful. The list of responsibilities seems to literally grow by the minute – business development, cashflow management, client and project deadlines are only the tip of the iceberg. Productivity specialist and Principal Consultant at Lingford Consulting...
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  • Timber: the benefits of nature-inspired design

    When it comes to building materials, wood is both the oldest and the newest choice, evolving in use from the purely functional to the truly beautiful. Extracts from the recent Planet Ark report, Wood – Nature Inspired Design, explore some of the health and wellbeing benefits of exposure to this most...
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  • Decrease the stress of running your own business with these three simple steps

    It’s no secret that the construction industry can be a stressful workplace, and this is especially true when you’re running your own business. Long hours, tight deadlines, physical strain and risk of injury can all contribute to potential wear and tear on your mental health. Recent studies suggest that a slide...
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  • Healthy homes: building materials for allergy sufferers

    With the number of allergy sufferers on the rise in Australia, one of the most important considerations in building a healthy home is the elimination of dampness, mould and dust mites – and one of the biggest culprits in causing all these issues is condensation. Why can condensation be harmful...
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  • Top three ways to keep your building site secure

    The security of your construction site should be an important consideration when setting up every project. Not only can vandalism and theft threaten your bottom line, site security can help to meet occupational health and safety standards and keep both staff and the general public out of harm's way. A...
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  • What fire rated wall solution is best for your build?

    At Dahlsens we supply a range of Fire Rated Wall Solutions designed to satisfy the BCA’s Provisions for internal walls and shafts, external walls close to boundary properties and floors and roofs in multi-residential construction. Here’s our selection of the top Fire Rated Wall Solutions in our range: CSR Gyprock Shaft Liner...
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  • Sun safety: on-site essentials

    The health risks associated with the harsh Australian sun are a constant focus of public health campaigns and news headlines. A depleting ozone layer and consistently high UV index underscore the sun's impact – it's no surprise that Australia tops the list for incidence of skin cancer worldwide, with more than 750...
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  • How to build healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient homes

    Australia has one of the harshest climates in the world. This means selecting the right wall wrap, roof sarking, insulation and ventilation directly impacts the comfort and durability of the homes you build. At Dahlsens we stay continually abreast of the latest approaches and products for effective climate control in...
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