Home' The Wellingtonian : April 5th 2012 Contents 8 THE WELLINGTONIAN, APRIL 5, 2012
Dimond has been a name synomomous
with Roll forming and Roofng in the
Wellington region for over 40 years.
During this tme Dimond has emerged as a
market leader, supportng and promotng
industry standards and bringing many new
innovatve products to the industry.
In a contnuaton of these actons and in
light of recent changes to the building
codes, many home owners are possibly
unaware of the requirements for re-roofng
and the importance of selectng the correct
contractor, partcularly when it comes to
The Department of Housing and Building
(DHB) have decided that all restricted
by Licensed Building Practtoner (LBP)
ROOFERS. These changes have been
introduced on 1st March 2012.
The Licensed Building Practtoner (LBP)
scheme is an important change in the
Building Act 2004 introduced to encourage
beter building design and constructon.
Below is some key informaton about the
FAQ - What are LBPs?
The scheme sets out a regulated process
where skilled and / or qualifed building
practtoners are required to demonstrate
their ability to meet industry consulted
competencies in order to obtain the status
of being a Licensed Building Practtoner
(LBP). The scheme has seven license classes
which includes Roofers.
The Scheme requires workers on site to be
supervised by a LBP. This gives them the
ability to ensure a high standard of work
and ensure the installaton company take
ownership and responsibility for their work.
If the company implementng the work
does not have LBP status they will need to
employ an independent contractor that can
take the responsibility to sign oﬀ the work.
FAQ - Does your re-roof require a building
Generally rule of thumb is if replacing like
for like, the answer is no, if you are replacing
one product for another eg concrete tle
for lightweight long run, this will require a
building consent. Dimond customers are
able to take your job from consent to fnish
FAQ Are there any changes to Health and
Safety in the work place?
Fortunately many people have experienced
increased awareness of Health and Safety
in their own workplaces. However it
seems that domestcally the message
around people who are employed by the
homeowner to work around your home
seems to be taking a litle longer to get
through. Some contractors are happy to
take shortcuts just to get a job. OSH have
advised that they are now beginning to take
a hard line on those contractors that fout
Responsibility for Health and Safety on
your property falls mainly to the contractor
you engage. Contractors should be able to
assess whether your re roof job requires
scaﬀold or other safety precautons. If you
receive a quote for proposed work from
another contractor that does not include
these precautons, then its worth asking
the following queston, If that person is
prepared to take a short cut with someones
life, then what short cuts will they be taking
when it comes to re-roofng your house.
So whilst the upfront costs of scaﬀolding
may seem high, the beneft is the work
will be done more eﬃciently (quicker) and
probably to a beter standard, not just
Dimond have partnered with a number
of customers in the Wellington area who
are embracing the above changes and
leading the way for the industry. These
professionals have excellent reputatons
and the qualifcatons backed up by
Dimond and extensive warrantes issued by
competencies in order to obtain the status
Dimond and changes to the Industry
Complete Roofng - 0800-476 638
S&B Construction - Roofng Division - 021 675 307
Tararua Roofng - (04) 569 3074
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A step back in
time at Cadillac
By JOSEPH ROMANOS
I d been hearing good things about Cadillac,
the American diner that has opened on the old
St George s Corner in Willis St.
Huge steaks, massive burgers, bottomless coffee
. . .itseemedmysortofplace,soIpoppedinfor
lunch on Sunday.
Cadillac had operated in Lower Hutt but moved
to Wellington a couple of months ago.
The site holds fond memories for me. I snuck in
there underage to drink as a student in the 1970s,
and we ate there with our young children when it
was Cobb & Co 10 years later.
I can see the good times continuing at Cadillac.
There is a vast amount of space, so diners have
plenty of room to spread out. The service was
friendly and the coffee did, indeed, keep on
The owners have made a considerable effort to
evoke a feeling of the 1950s American diner.
There s plenty of Elvis about. He s on one of the
flatscreens, there s a ceramic of him on one of the
counters and there are lots of photos of him.
Plenty of Marilyn Monroe, too, and Cadillacs, of
Down at the pool table end of the restaurant is
a framed offering illustrating the history of base-
ball. Very interesting.
The tables are chrome-edged, there are colourful
booths and there s even a serviette dispenser on
each table. A jukebox merely adds to the feeling
you re in 1950s America.
You almost expect to spot John Travolta and
Olivia Newton-John hiding behind a menu in a
The menu is extremely long, with all sorts of
burgers with fancy titles (Junior State Trooper,
$19.95; LAPD Burger, $19.95) and equally
evocatively-named meals (Beatles Big Breakfast,
$19.95; 58 Cadillac Waffle, $17.50; Buddy Hollie
Bagel, $14.50). We went for a bagel and enjoyed it
so much we could even forgive them the wrong
spelling of Buddy s surname.
One meal that took my eye was the Whopper
1kg Sirloin ($55). I decided to keep my powder dry
on that one and wait until I was good and ready.
The desserts were good diner fare -- banana split
($8.95), apple and blackberry pie ($13.95), warm
I was rather taken by the reading material on
offer -- various beautifully bound editions, a year
at a time, of The Dominion and The Evening Post.
Having worked on those papers, it was a jolt to see
them not in our vault, but in a local restaurant.
The first one I picked up was The Evening Post
and the first page was September 1, 1997, the day
after Princess Diana died. What a day that was. I
spent 20 minutes reading the coverage and then
dragged myself away.
I ll be returning to the Cadillac, not just for the
food, good though it was, but to poke my nose into
a few more of the old newspaper editions.
Walking into Cadillac is truly a march back in
time for me.
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