R-value requirements make NZ homes fit for purpose

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Energy efficiency requirements set out in the New Zealand Building Code need to be met, whether building a new home or making additions or...

BOINZ initiative to boost confidence of home buyers and sellers

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The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand and a special interest group made up of inspection and surveying industry professionals has launched an initiative...

don’t turn a deaf ear to the risks

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A recent survey has revealed that workplace noise isn’t regarded as a major concern by many builders.   Yet the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss in...

One-stop online shop

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Www.trade.homeimprovement.co.nz is an exciting, fresh concept to hit the New Zealand trade market.  Instead of spending precious hours at the shops ordering stock, go online,...

Government makes a start on housing

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Housing Minister Megan Woods says with 7000 public houses and 5414 new builds in the pipeline under various housing initiatives, the Government is on...

Labour: Biggest energy efficiency steps in 30 years

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New insulation requirements and moves to make it easier and cheaper to install solar water heating systems are part of major changes to the...

Celebrating the very best in commercial construction

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The Registered Master Builders Association says the quality and variety of projects entered in this year’s New Zealand Commercial Project Awards was truly excellent,...

Public invited to help shape waterfront access

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The public’s ideas on how Auckland’s Eastern Viaduct could be shaped when it becomes free of public car parks are being welcomed by Auckland...

21st Century technology a feature of Timber Design Awards

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Wood is no longer “just” a framing option for bungalows, as New Zealand Wood-Resene Timber Design Award winners have proven. From extensive use of laminated...

NZSTCF: Nearly one third of NZ construction companies not complying with new retentions law

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The New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (NZSTCF) is concerned by findings in the recent 2018 BDO Construction Survey which revealed that nearly one...