June 2006 Issue


Accord and Satisfaction

This is an Australian Court of Appeal decision whereby the issue of Accord and Satisfaction (settlement) was considered. The builder performed residential building work for […]

Sydney’s Necropolis Receiving House

In the mid-19th century Sydney had a grave issue. The city had run out of cemetery plots. To resolve the matter, the City Fathers purchased […]

Top apprentice competition extends to nine regions

Carpentry apprentices from across the country will now get the chance to be part of what is growing to be one of the industry’s most […]

No need to think about flashings!

Flashings may well be essential and feature very prominently in E2/AS1 relating to external moisture. However they are also very boring! Builders, architects and designers […]

Get the colour you want (not just white)

Dimond’s Colorfl o Rainwater Systems bring excellence and innovation to rainwater systems. The Colorfl o range includes internal fascia systems, external fascia systems and nine […]

Strategy developed for global success

A group of Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) member representatives, complemented by members of academia and government departments, has contributed to the development of a […]

Cavities vital in exterior cladding

For most claddings, any drained and vented cavity is formed by fi xing approximately 20mm thick battens vertically over the wall underlay to the studs […]

Institute aims to promote quality buildings

The Claddings Institute of New Zealand is a nonprofi t organisation established in 1991 to focus collective resources to promote quality performance of building envelopes. […]

Return of the GT Falcon FPV GT

Well, we had a car that turned you green with envy with the XR6 turbo not so long ago and, so, the good folks at […]

Period renovation restores character

A period restoration of a Taihape home helped Richards Construction take a National Gold Reserve Award in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the […]

Clever options make ingenious use of limited space

A home on a small section was recognised for its clever use of space when it took the national award for New Homes $300,000 – […]

Lifetime commitment to building

As the principal of one of the Registered Master Builders Federation’s longest standing members, Rodger Bradford, from the Bradford Management Group, knows a thing or […]

CMS and RMBF cooking up a second serving

Future Proof Building and builder licensing is on the menu again as Lester Haycock from Construction Marketing Services (CMS) and Registered Master Builders Federation chief […]

Why should I belong to my local Registered Master Builders Association?

I became a member of the Hawke’s Bay RMBA of the Registered Master Builders Federation in 1977 after completing a carpentry apprenticeship concurrently with a […]

Lifting quality in the building industry

The Registered Master Builders Federation has been advocating the introduction of builder licensing for many years. The launch of building practitioner licensing by the Minister […]

Licensing inevitable consequence of leaky building crisis

The leaky building issue is one of those phenomenon you don’t wish on any industry, but some positive consequences resulted out of it, and I […]

Leaky homes package contains ‘good news’

Moves by the Government to speed up the resolution of disputes under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service have been welcomed by the Construction Industry Council […]

RMBF welcomes moves to streamline WHRS

Government moves to resolve issues with the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) by streamlining the dispute resolution process are being supported by the Registered Master […]

Shake-up for WHRS

Minister for Building Issues Clayton Cosgrove has announced a major shake-up of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) that will stop gaming of the system, […]

New regulations prompt update of thermal Standard

Changing regulations and technology has prompted the Department of Building and Housing to initiate and fund a revision of the Standard for methods of determining […]

Unit Titles Act review under way

Minister for Building Issues Clayton Cosgrove says a comprehensive review of the Unit Titles Act 1972 is being driven by big changes in the types […]