Insurance coverage review – stock, work in progress and customer goods

Insurance coverage review – stock, work in progress and customer goods

A message from KBDi Insurance Partner, Cabinet Makers Insurance Brokers
 
With COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions slowing or preventing installations, it has become apparent that many cabinetmaking businesses are holding increased volumes of stock, work in progress cabinetry combined with customers appliances awaiting installation and is potentially ballooning the value of insured stock that is typically held in their Business Premises.
 
Accordingly, it is imperative that cabinetmakers urgently review their current policies and requirements to ensure adequate coverage will exist if a loss is incurred. 
 

Risk Management associated with excessive storage should also be addressed. Manufacturers should consider: 

  • How the goods are being stored – fire can spread quickly with congestion, and warehouse managers should ensure goods are stored in designated areas of the factory away from flammables and other ignition sources.
  • Goods stored at increased heights can pose a falling risk and potentially injure employees or others.
  • If factories are left unoccupied for long periods of time, valuable items such as customers’ goods should be stored away from entry points and secured if possible. Alarm systems, security gates and windows should be checked to ensure reliability in case of break-in and theft.
 
Cabinet Makers Insurance Brokers strongly encourage KBDi Members to assess their risks and revisit their coverage today. To learn more about their policies and levels of cover, contact Cabinet Makers Insurance Brokers here.
Legal membership offer for KBDi Members

Legal membership offer for KBDi Members

Members enjoyed an entertaining and informative Legal Q & A session with our legal partner, Sprintlaw, on Tuesday afternoon. Sprintlaw Co-founder, Alex Solo, recapped and expanded his advice on referral partnerships and discussed a range of other topics relevant to k and b designers. From IP to PI, members were given some invaluable reminders about the small steps we can take to avoid more significant business headaches.

And in a much-appreciated move of support, the innovative, online law firm increased their discounts to all KBDi Members from 5% to 10% on any first fixed-fee legal project undertaken with Sprintlaw.

Additionally, they’ve offered a substantially discounted first-year rate for their new initiative – Sprintlaw Membership.

As a Sprintlaw Member, you’ll be entitled to unlimited 30-minute phone consultations with Sprintlaw lawyers (subject to a fair use policy), free updates to any documents they’ve prepared for you and a 15% discount on any further fixed-fee legal services for the very affordable rate of $599 + GST/year (a saving of $200). (Offer valid until the end of September 2021.)

(Please note that discounts do not apply to government fees or excluded services Sprintlaw can’t offer.)

If you’d like to learn more about this offer, complete the form below, and we’ll facilitate an introduction.

Expression of Interest: Sprintlaw Membership and Legal Services

Staron Supreme range inspired by nature

Staron Supreme range inspired by nature

Inspired by nature, the latest additions to the Supreme range deliver a stunning organic visual effect

Complementing their ever-popular Cotton White and Morning Sky, Austaron Surfaces have recently launched Arctic White, Rotor Cloud and Latte Cream to the Staron Solid Surface collection.

These delightful new colours paired with the design flexibly that Staron offers are sure to deliver a stand-out feature within any area of the home.

Arctic White

With its fluid pattern and a delicate white on white background; Arctic White is ideal for creating a subtle impression.

Rotor Cloud

A striking design inspired by nature; Rotor Cloud will add texture to make your space even more special.

Latte Cream

A warm hue paired with intricate veining; Latte Cream adds a touch of luxury to make a bold statement.

In a busy home, benchtop surfaces are often ground zero for a multitude of activities, finding the right product that will withstand the many years of hustle and bustle is key to your project. Staron Solid Surface will not only give great opportunity for adding a stand out feature to a design, it will also provide the whole family with a durable surface. Everyday dirt and grim are easily cleaned due to Staron’s non-porous nature and the unique joining capabilities of solid surface, eliminating joins and silicon. In addition, you can seamlessly integrate Staron sinks and tile coves or fully integrate the bench and splashback to flow as one. Staron Solid Surface is repairable, renewable, UV Stable and Silica free for peace of mind.  

Have you explored all your design potential?

Exclusively available from Austaron Surfaces.

Industrie Tapware offers special KBDi discount

Industrie Tapware offers special KBDi discount

As KBDi Corporate Partners, Industrie Tapware have demonstrated their desire to support the kitchen and bathroom industries. With lockdowns and restrictions beginning to impact many members (and their clients), Industrie Tapware have taken their support one step further with a special discount initiative.

For the entire month of September, all KBDi members are invited to take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount on top of their Industrie Tapware trade prices. You’ll have no minimum spend or limit to usage and can apply the unique KBDi code to as many orders as you choose to make from now until 30 September 2021.

If you don’t already have an Industrie Tapware trade account, you’ll need to set one up to redeem the discount. This is a very straightforward process – simply complete the online form here, and you’ll be on your way. When you’ve established your trade account, add your products to the cart and apply the code idtxkbdi upon checkout. (Note: this code is case sensitive – cut and paste from this feature for an error-free transaction.)

If you’ve any queries regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Industrie Tapware directly. Email connect@industrietapware.com.au or phone 1300 463 827, and be sure to let them know you’re a KBDi member.