August 2019 Issue


Christchurch red zone makeover approved by Government

A once-in-a-lifetime makeover of the eastern areas of Christchurch that were shattered by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes has been approved by the Government. The […]

BCITO trades experience collaboration a success

Switched On has entered into a partnership with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) and Hillmorton High School in Christchurch to provide trades […]

Auckland’s urban sprawl accelerates

The Auckland Council has approved two structure plans for more than 34,000 homes to be built in the Drury and Pukekohe areas in South Auckland […]

BDO helping to build future construction tycoons

BDO has integrated its business advisory expertise into Construction Tycoon, an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business. Players can create their […]

New awards to celebrate innovation in the sector

By RMBA CEO David Kelly I think, unfairly, the perception of the construction sector is often of it being reluctant to innovate, and dragging its […]

Mitre 10 names new CEO

Following an international search, Australian retail leader Chris Wilesmith was appointed the new chief executive of home improvement retail co-operative Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd. Mitre […]

Recognising resignations . . .

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen has some helpful advice for business owners and managers in dealing with staff resignations in a professional and positive manner. […]

Moderation and timing needed to save the planet

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand, despite risking being placed on a Greenpeace hitlist, points out the downsides to a couple of favoured current […]

Power to the people

Architect Don Bunting muses about power usage and the planet. John Lennon’s 1971 song Power to the People was an impassioned cry for political power […]

When does innocent representation become actionable misrepresentation?

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision examines a case concerning the purchase of a leaky unit that invoked clauses in the Contract and […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — August 1999: • Members of six more local Registered Master Builders Associations were to have their subscriptions cut by 50% to […]

Basins get a makeover!

The bathroom has become the latest space to benefit from a fresh kind of craftsmanship — an area where art and artisanal skills come to […]

Stylish modular aluminium handrails

Promenaid handrails are a stylish addition to any home or business and are easy to install using a patented clip and screw system. They balance […]

Panel easy to cut, nail, screw and drill

IBS RigidRAP is a high-quality, 8mm-thick Oriented Strand Board 3 (OSB3) product for use as a rigid air barrier and structural bracing panel. OSB3 is […]

Auto-feed systems increase productivity

When it comes to choosing fasteners, the superior holding power of screws over nails is obvious, but the time-saving advantage of driving nails has always […]

‘Huge risk to swap out proprietary screws’

With the recent surge of various screws designs and applications appearing on building sites, building inspectors understandably find it very difficult to police the quality […]