Our support for Canterbury

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What can you say when it comes to the Canterbury situation? From the RMBF we want to express our sympathy, concern and support for...

Key industry announcements anticipated at RMBF Conference

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Well, it’s that time of year again. The Registered Master Builders Annual Conference is being held in Blenheim from 16 to 18 April and,...

First impressions

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Just when I thought I could ease into my new role, slow down to a leisurely pace leading up to Christmas and take some...

Important changes on the horizon

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  The article seems to have sparked interest from a number of other researchers and industry groups who are eager for factual information on what...

New construction forum — a first for New Zealand

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One of the issues that has been obvious for some time now is that the construction industry is not often good at working together...

The customer service advantage

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The housing market is very tight at present, activity is low (but improving), competition for work is high, margins are squeezed and customers are...

The many factors to achieve affordability

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One of the fundamental factors affecting the price of housing is the availability and cost of land. The land component makes up 30% to...

The 4th Amendment

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The No 3 amendment also introduced risk-based or step consenting, something which is designed to ensure the regulatory regime adopted by Building Consent Authorities...

Holding our own at the 2006 International Builders Show

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As part of a study tour hosted by PlaceMakers, I attended the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida, with Michael Fox, Brent Mettrick...

Going green — second time around!

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I was working in Federated Farmers in the early 1990s when the Resource Management Act was first being debated by the Government and industry...