February 2010 Issue


Licensing changes will make it easier for qualified tradespeople

20,000 expected to be licensed by 2012 From 15 Feb 2010, qualified builders and tradespeople will find it faster, easier and cheaper to get licensed, […]

MultiProof: Faster, smarter building consents for volume builders

MultiProof, a new streamlined national multiple-use approval service for volume builders, has been launched by Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson. “Without compromising quality and […]

New Zealand construction on the up and up

Detached housing consents are leading an upward spiral in New Zealand’s residential building sector, which has recorded its first growth since June 2007, according to […]

PlaceMakers raises $70,000 for Blue September

PlaceMakers chief executive John Beveridge has presented a giant cheque for $70,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation — the sum the company raised for the […]

Geyser a world leader

Samson Corporation’s goal of a Green Star-Office Design rating for its Geyser building in Parnell, Auckland, has come to fruition, with the building being issued […]

Personal liability of construction company directors — where is the law currently at?

The Morton decision was a subsidence case where the plaintiffs claimed compensation for damage suffered by their dwellings, consequent upon the subsidence of the foundations […]

Christchurch salutes the Deans

AMI Stadium is the latest incarnation of what was once Lancaster Park that began life in 1880 under the auspices of the Canterbury Cricket & […]

Super-sized collaboration brings the best out of 3750 tonnes of steel

In terms of tonnage, Lion Nathan’s iconic new $250 million manufacturing and warehousing facility in Auckland might not be the biggest steel job ever, but […]

Home automation an effective way to increase quality of life

Home automation is an effective way to Future-Proof homes and increase the occupants’ quality of life. Wireless technology can allow access to state-of-the-art entertainment and […]

Proactive apprentice gets ahead

Hamilton builder Justin Clark says simply entering the Apprentice of the Year competition shows you are a motivated apprentice and sets you apart from the […]

Following the plan

Philip Leach of PSL Construction says building big architecturally-designed homes has always been his plan. After taking out the PlaceMakers Supreme Award at the Registered […]

Making a splash

The construction of a large swimming pool complex for the Queenstown Lakes District Council was always going to turn heads, but Naylor Love (Central Otago […]

Range of new initiatives as House of the Year celebrates 20 years

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers, will celebrate its 20th year with a range of new initiatives in 2010. […]

RMBF secures GSB supply partnership

The RMBF is thrilled to announce a new supply partnership arrangement with GSB Supplycorp (GSB), New Zealand’s largest specialised commodity broker. Registered Master Builder members […]

New RMBF guarantee products launched

Master Build Services Ltd (MBS) has announced the introduction of two new guarantee products on to the market. The new products, named Premium and Classic, […]

Memorial cup presented by Waikato

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association was proud to present the Ian Gillett Memorial Cup to its top Waikato Master Builders Apprentice for 2009 recently.  […]

Waikato helps hydrotherapy fund raising

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association believes in supporting the local community, and recently raised nearly $600 for the Hamilton Hydrotherapy Pool Charitable Trust at […]

Multi-use consents welcomed

I recently attended the release of the new multi-use consents scheme (now named MultiProof) at Parliament. This is a system that will help a lot […]

Activity outlook brighter this year

Happy New Year to you all and here’s hoping 2010 will be better for you than 2009. From a residential building consent perspective the outlook […]