December 2012 Issue


Weathertight remediation: A quick introduction for builders

This article will be looking at some of the considerations when tendering for a re-cladding project. I will be sharing some of the expensive lessons […]

NZIA holding professional training sessions at designex 2013

Buildnz designex has been running for more than 26 years serving the building, architecture, design and specifier sectors with a biennial three-day exhibition of leading […]

Long Bay sections sell fast

Developed by Todd Property Group, Stage 1 sections with an average price of $450,000 have sold out. A further three stages will be released for […]

Back In Time

A lot of hot air?

More concerning — and the article was headed “working with nature” — was that among a number of highlighted features were “the installation of five […]

The year in summary – Off the cuff

They include: • Does the LBP scheme expand the liability of builders and contractors? Our resounding answer was no, although they will become more recognisable; […]

BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

A dedicated team has been assigned to match employers who have registered their need for apprentices with those keen to start a career in the […]

‘Awesome outcome’ for shocked James

“I never expected to win, not at all. I told everyone I’d be happy if I came in the middle of the bunch at nationals, […]

Judges ‘incredibly impressed’ with Renovation of the Year

The company was ultimately awarded the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders Renovation of the Year for the transformation of a substantial family […]

Leach thrilled to win Supreme status a second time

The company presented the competition judges with a Remuera masterpiece, which judges have described as a work of art built by a master. “With outstanding […]

Associations optimistic about 2013 prospects

SOUTH CANTERBURY Richard Geary South Canterbury has experienced roughly a 5% to10% increase over the residential and commercial sectors during 2012. Builders and subcontractors have […]

RMBF: Plenty to be proud of in tough times

RMBF members have traditionally enjoyed good market share across New Zealand but, interestingly, we know through our Guarantee sales that our market share is increasing, […]

End of a tough year ­­— what’s on the horizon?

Nearly all of you have probably had to cut costs, reduce staff numbers and fight for work. It can be hard releasing staff, particularly if […]