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Shrink Wrap Film – Presentsation Counts

Manufacturers across the divide continue to produce quality products. We are all too familiar, with the attractive transparent packaging of toys, imported fruits, clothes, pens amongst other things. Unlike the previous times, customers can still have a glimpse into their prospective purchases, carefully examining them

Renovator’s Delights

After having done all the required research, you’re ready to begin looking for the right property. This is where things get exciting. You must keep your wits about you, because choosing a property is critical. When you get to this stage, what you want is

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Shrink Wrap Film – Presentsation Counts

Manufacturers across the divide continue to produce quality products. We are all too familiar, with the attractive transparent packaging of toys, imported fruits, clothes, pens amongst other things. Unlike the previous times, customers can still have a glimpse into their prospective purchases, carefully examining them without necessarily compromising their state or quality (food).

It is of note that, both polymers are ideal for different packaging purposes. The choice of shrink film is determined by the product, budget and level of technology the producer in question has.

The undeniable fact is, packaging being the cornerstone of branding and advertising can be responsible for high sales volume or the reverse. Manufacturers and producers alike are today faced with the tough task of choosing the ideal packaging material. In the end the functionality of the shrink wrap can only be determined by the manufactures and producers.

It is as a result of these demands that the skrink wrap film was developed. In the formative years; we were all accustomed to the brown paper bags which had our tree population on the decline. Subsequent move to the opaque store-name-christened polythene was a further disservice. Then came the perfect solution to all these problems, the shrink film.Initially, the shrink film was exclusively made from PVC (Polyvinylchloride).This is a plastic polymer (third most used plastic in the world) that had the capability of sealing products with a thin layer of plastic sheet. These sheets were often transparent to allow the customer have a view of the product.

The sheet would be wrapped over the product and passed over a heat tunnel or a heat gun. Normally, the length or circumference of the product would be measured, 10% of this value would be added then the sum is divided by two, this would give the size of PVC shrink wrapping to be used. PVC has the ability to shrink by 40% percent giving the packaging a tight grip of the product.

However, with time it was noticed that PVC could release small amounts of hydrogen chloride giving the products a characteristic smell in addition to poisoning. The sealers also would have small carbon deposits. The presence of a plasticizer in PVC had the drawback of hardening and shrinkage during cold weather and extreme stetching with subsequent temperature increases.

These drawbacks meant a suitable shrink film devoid of a plasticizer be developed. Polyolefin was found to have the packaging abilities of PVC but lacked the setbacks that faced the latter. It became a preferred choice of packaging. Offering a stronger seal and fewer odours. Its lack of plasticizer meant no physical changes to the shrink film. It would become the perfect storage solution; all weather .Lack of chlorine in its polymer meant no hydrogen chloride previously characteristic of PVC. Visit http://www.redblade.com.au/shrink-wrap-plastic-films.html for info about film options.

However, while its predecessor PVC enjoys machine compatibility and low cost purchases, polyolefin is the opposite, it remains relatively expensive and hard to use alongside machines.PVC on the other hand remains a suitable choice for manufacturers who don’t deal with edible products. Owing to its cheap price and machine compatibility it is a manufacturers darling.

Renovator’s Delights

After having done all of the basic research and preparation, you’re ready to begin looking for a property.

This is when things get exciting. You need to keep your wits about you, because property selection is critical.

When you get to this stage, what you’re looking for is potential for renovation.

You have to assess each property not only on what it is right now, but what it could be once you’ve done your magic to it.

The main consideration is the condition of the property. You want something that’s crying out to be renovated, but nottotally derelict (unless you love a challenge)!Then you will think about the mood of the current market, and whether the property might meet them with optimal improvements.

Finally, you should consider how much you need to do to the property.
Some places will only need a facelift to gain a decent profit.
Other properties can be quite transformed, taking them to the next level and unlocking better profits.

Roughly speaking, there are three kinds of properties that attract renovators:The ‘Patch ‘n’ Paint’ means it is a solid property, in good condition structurally but the decor is dated.

It needs fresh paint, carpet, fittings and fixtures, and the garden needs tidying up.
The ‘Fixer-Upper’ is usually older and rougher than the Patch ‘n’ Paint.
The decor will still need a revamp, but it also needs a kitchen or bathroom makeover.
The problem child may have structural problems.

It might have cracks in the walls or need a new roof. Possibly the wiring or plumbing is uselss and needs to be replaced. These problems can be expensive to repair and yet won’t necessarily add a comparable value.

The ‘Knock-Down’ requires a complete restoration or demolition. These properties often attract developers, especially if they’re in a great location, on a large block or have fantastic views. From my experience, the best places for renovating for profit are the ‘Patch ‘n’ Paint’ and the ‘Fixer-Upper’.

The amount of renovation work you should attempt will depend on your knowledge, skills, experience and contacts, but the average person are able to renovate these kinds of properties without too much trouble.
Plus, they tend not to have a high level of risk.

Dealing with structural defectsGenerally, I advise people to avoid the properties that need serious work.

You want to spend your renovation budget on improvements that tenants or buyers can see immediately as that’s how you get results.

Spending money on fixing defects that are unseen eats into your renovation budget and you may not see a buyer who appreciates quality for some time, therefore your profits will be reduced.

Tenants and buyers expect a property to have good foundations, wiring and plumbing. They won’t pay extra for it, so the extra expenditure to fix the defect doesn’t add any value.

If you do want to make an offer on a property with structural defects you really should get a quote to find out how much it will cost to rectify the problems so you can factor that into the purchase price.

If the numbers still stack up then go for it. Plus, you can usually negotiate because most other will be scared off by the “problems”.

Don’t skimp on inspection reportsMany property investors are tempted to save a few bucks by foregoing an inspection report when buying a property.

Don’t be tempted! Termite infestations, dodgy wiring, rotten foundations. There are many possibilities of problems with any house that the average person won’t notice.

And any one of these problems could cost you big bucks. You wouldn’t buy a second-hand car for $10,000 without a $250 inspection report, so why purchase a property for several hundred thousand dollars without an inspection report for a a little more? For your peace of mind get the inspections done. For building inspections brisbane, contact Home Inspect today or visit their web site.

Meeting market demandNow let’s think about people, because despite what most renovation newbies think, renovating for profit is a people business, not a property business.

That’s because the tenants or buyers of your renovated property are the source of your profits -from either the rent you receive or the profit you make once it’s sold, so to maximise your return you must create a home that tenants will rent and buyers want to buy.

This is the golden rule if you intend to make a profit renovating houses.

If you intend to hold onto the renovated property then you need to research your target tenants for the suburb.
When you match a property to target tenants you’re not going to have vacancies, or need to make a reduction in therent just to get someone in.

Build a good relationship with property managers and find out what type of properties are desirable in the suburb. Tell them you’re looking at buying an investment property in the area, and ask them what tenants prefer.

What sort of property is in short supply? What kind rents the quickest?In this suburb do tenants prefer houses or apartments? Do they prefer one, two, or more bedrooms? Do they require parking or not? You should know these basics before you can make an informed decision on what to buy.

If you intend to sell the property after renovating it, the same principle applies but now you must consider the wants and needs of buyers rather than tenants.

While there are some similarities, there are differences you should cater for.

And finally, although there will be some features of the property you can improve, some features, such as location and aspect, etc, are fixed.
You can do a first class renovation, but if the property backs onto railway tracks you can expect to trouble renting and selling it.

That’s why property selection is critical. Remember, you can improve a property, but you can’t improve its location.

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