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Simplicity and NZ Living launch major build to rent housing programme

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Unlike standard residential developments where units are built for individual sale, build to rent (BTR) developments are designed and built specifically as long-term rentals. The...

Badham takes out RMB CARTERS 2021 Apprentice of the Year title

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Jarred Badham from the Central North Island Region has built his way to the top, taking out the title as this year’s Registered Master...

Orams Marine celebrates marine village expansion

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The ambitious Orams Marine development on Beaumont Street, which borders Westhaven Marina and Wynyard Quarter in Auckland, has reached an impressive milestone with the...

Pozzolans — the answer to concrete’s carbon challenge

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Kiwi company Neocrete’s innovation is reducing carbon in concrete — including precast panels in Kainga Ora developments and the Auckland City Rail Link.In November,...

Keeping your good people

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TradieHR director Leigh Olsen presents some top tips and steps employers can take to retain their valued staff.I met with a client recently, and I...

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Keeping your good people

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TradieHR director Leigh Olsen presents some top tips and steps employers can take to retain their valued staff.I met with a client recently, and I...

OSM: Time to scale up to meet demand, retain jobs and build capability

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EasyBuild director Mike Fox says instead of importing fully-built homes, the Government has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a sustainable, Kiwi-based, off-site manufacturing (OSM)...

Where has all the timber gone?

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Northpine general manager Bruce Larsen says structural timber remains in short supply nationwide. And that no matter how fast and how hard timber manufacturers...

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Northbeam — stronger, stiffer beams and square posts

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When architectural designer Corry Clayton designed this poolhouse in Northland, he chose Northbeam by Northpine, a specialist sawmill in Waipu, and one of the...

Multiscanner easily locates studs and joists

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The Zircon MultiScanner HD900 quickly and easily locates studs and joists behind walls, floors and ceilings. It also locates metal, as well as live...

End cutting pliers provide powerful cutting capabilities

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Channellock 203mm End Cutting Pliers provide powerful cutting capabilities, including piano wire (1.4mm to 2.3mm), hard wire (1.2mm to 2.3mm); medium hard wire (1.2mm...