July 2010 Issue


Christchurch demolition innovators provide top tips to minimise waste to landfill

Pioneering demolition Christchurch company Taggart has proved you can salvage between 70% to almost 100% of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill. The company […]

When will the building recovery pick up speed?

“When will the building recovery pick up speed?” is the question posed by the Department of Building and Housing’s second Building and Construction Outlook quarterly […]

‘Residential industry not in great shape’

Jennian Homes is calling on the Government to take a stronger leadership role to restore consumer confidence in new home building. “The indicators are no […]

New solution helping with ‘modest’ house design

The Simple House Acceptable Solution is a new resource to assist designers, architects and builders in developing innovative, modest houses that comply with the New […]

CMS buys into Productspec

Construction Marketing Services, the parent of the Future-Proof Building initiative, has bought a strategic shareholding in www.productspec.co.nz. Productspec is New Zealand’s national building product database, […]

Cleaner, eco-friendly and efficient heating for New Zealand homes

Climate change and the dwindling supply of fossil fuels has become a pressing issue for anyone conscious of the environment. New Zealand has a great […]

Standard amended for installing insulation in residential buildings

Energy efficiency – Installing insulation in residential buildings NZS 4246:2006 provides a step-by-step guide to ensure insulation is installed effectively and achieves its designed thermal […]

Lake v Bacic — Successful appeal against Weathertight Homes Tribunal decision

The Bacics, recent immigrants to New Zealand, purchased a unit at the plan stage, in a group of eight that were constructed between 1998 and […]

Eyeing you up

They do things differently in England’s north. Up in Newcastle-on-Tyne they have a plethora of bridges crossing the river on which the city is built. […]

Building literacy through apprenticeships

Research shows that around half of New Zealand’s trade and construction industry workers have difficulty with reading, writing and basic numeracy. We know that trades […]

Novotel Hotel rockets up at speed

Due for completion in time for the Rugby World Cup next year, the new $65 million Novotel Hotel, that is being developed by a consortia […]

Naylor Love celebrates 100 years

Naylor Love, a private construction company, was formed in 1969 with the merger of the two companies, W H Naylor Ltd and The Love Construction […]

How to measure up . . .

Judging is about to kick off for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2010 Apprentice of the Year competition. To give employers and entrants an insight […]

Sleek, stunning and sustainable

John Creighton was over the moon when his company took out took out the BRANZ Sustainable Homes over $1 million category, in the Registered Master […]

RMBF aligns conference with leading trade event

Two of the biggest brands in New Zealand building, the biennial BuildNZ Trade Exhibition and the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF), have joined forces to […]

Smart ways to improve your bottom line: Part 2

It has been another busy month with plenty of progress on key industry initiatives. One of the pleasures of my role as president is visiting […]

Getting payment from a ‘residential occupier’

General knowledge of the benefits and obligations that the Construction Contracts Act 2002 has brought to the business of building has improved in recent years, […]

Why would you not want to be an RMB?

When I am presenting to a group I am often asked what the benefits are of being a Registered Master Builder. Now I have only […]