Happy First Day of Spring! Greetings and a very warm welcome to the September 2023 edition of Hamptons Happenings! 

In this issue we:

With the world seemingly turning pink with the success of the Barbie movie (be honest now, you’ve all seen it) we thought we would dip our toes into the world of pink too… pink batts that is.

The recent snow flurry is a timely reminder that we still have four distinct seasons in Christchurch and one of these seasons can be quite cold.

Hamptons ITM has a long, symbiotic relationship with Pink Batts, and we carry a good selection in stock, ready to warm the homes of Canterbury at the slightest whim.

We can also provide a good reliable installer, saving you time and trouble. Speak to your account manager now about options and pricing. 

Andrew Blackler, our Estimating Coordinator, has now returned from his European sojourn, bringing tales of exotic locales and beautiful women. The heat was hot, the ice cream cold, and Florence, Italy stole his heart.

We haven’t had time for the five-hour slide show just yet, but one day we’ll sit down and look at all your photos Andrew, we promise. 

Back at his desk, Andrew is hungry to get back into his routine, so feel free to flood him with jobs that need quoting, he’ll be here for the next five years to pay for the trip and is dedicated to quoting you the best price.  

Handibracs – we got ‘em! Mike and the shop boys have been busy of late, and have provided us with a HandiBrac deal for the next few months.

Handibrac with bolt – $25 a bag. It’s a deal that’s hard to miss, especially since it is sitting on a pallet right by the trade counter.

See the handiest man in Hamptons, Neil, or the man that holds it all down, Mel, to grab your job requirements today. Once again, we’ll see you right. 

Looking Back on Christchurch Construction 

1962 – Cathedral Square – Government Life Building

You know there would have been an email about Health and Safety the next day!

Welcome to the September Hot Deal! This month we have the latest Purlin solution from Paslode. It is a single-tool solution for purlins – without the ups or downs. Check it out here. 

At Hamptons ITM, our team members aren’t simply proficient in constructing products; they’re also enthusiastic about a diverse array of hobbies and interests. To celebrate our staff’s unique talents, we will be featuring a personal area of expertise each month.

This month we asked our loudest rep, Craig, what his Top 5 are. As Spring is just around the corner, we all know he’ll be planning his weekend bike trips to Akaroa. So, if he won the lottery what Top 5 Motorbikes would he purchase next and why?

1. Kawasaki H2R. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is considered the world’s fastest bike that is still in production and considered street-legal. It was first launched in 2015 and set a world record of a top speed of 400 km/h in 26 seconds. The frame of the Kawasaki Ninja is shaped so that it is perfectly aerodynamic. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2R are the first bikes built with a super-charged engine.

2. The Ducati Superleggera V4 is the fastest and lightest bike ever made by Ducati. First launched in 2018, this vehicle could reach a top speed of 320 km/h. The elegant and clean design of the Ducati Superleggera V4 makes it aerodynamic and helps reduce wind resistance. The Ducati Superleggera V4 is also the most expensive bike ever made by Ducati.

3. The BMW M1000RR is the fastest and most expensive BMW bike ever made 305 km/h. This bike is also one of the most cost-efficient bikes on the market. This bike was released in 2008 and is still in production. The BMW M1000RR is currently being released in two variants standard and competition. The competition variant has more race-oriented accessories and its weight is 220g less than the standard variant. Other than that both variants have almost the same features.

4. The MV Agusta launched its F4 series in 1999 and the series remained in production until 2018. The MV Agusta F4 312 was also launched in 2009. The current model of the MV Agusta F4 CC looks similar to the BMW M1000 RR and Aprilia RSV4. The MV Agusta F4 got “CC” added to its name in honour of the managing director of MV Agusta, Claudio Castiglioni. The top speed is 314 km/h.

5. The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is the fastest and most powerful Aprilia bike to ever make 305 km/h. The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory’s design has a similar vibe to a sports bike. The sound of Aprilia RSV4 1100 is very smooth and totally does justice to the power of the engine.

Do you love motorbikes? Come and chat with Craig next time you’re in the store!

Best wishes,

David & Wendy, Don, Carolyn and the rest of the team at Hamptons ITM


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