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WOrds from the
appy New Year and welcome to the
first edition of Windows for 2016.
While activity levels varied from state
to state last year, overall, 2015 was a strong
year for our industry nationally. This was
largely driven by the record number of new
dwelling commencements, which reached an
all-time high of 215,329 housing starts in the
year to September 2015. This was 15 per cent
above the previous peak of 187,000 starts
way back in 1994.
For many of our members, this has created
the normal issues of trying to meet increased