June 2012 Issue


House of Year crucial part of marketing

Cliff Erskine Builders Ltd attributes its success in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2011 House of the Year to its team’s passion and craftsmanship. The […]

Ability to deliver client’s dream is the key to achieving

Lindesay Construction has made a name for itself as one of New Zealand’s premium construction companies, dedicated to building architecturally-designed, award-winning buildings. The company was […]

A tough industry to operate in

As I near the end of my tenure on the board of the RMBF, it has given me cause to stop and think about our […]

Impact of the Act No 4 Bill

The Building Act Amendment Bill No. 4 has been referred to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee, with submissions having closed on June 11. […]

Call for entries highlights new partnership

NZ Wood has announced that Resene, the New Zealand-owned and operated paint manufacturer from Lower Hutt, has committed to a naming rights sponsorship of the […]

New web site sifts out potential employees

Auckland builder Glen Beh found himself facing a real problem when he was looking to hire builders to staff his sites. From a single online […]

Developer re-affirms target of 1000 Christchurch apartments

In 2007, Legacy Corporation director Gary Gordon predicted his company would build 1000 residential apartments in Christchurch within 10 years. The company was approaching the […]

New aluminium factory to make significant contribution to Christchurch

“A big boost to the rebuild”. That’s how Christchurch-based Fletcher Aluminium South Island window and door manager Darrell Gane is describing a new multi-million dollar […]

Awards keep flying in for MOTAT

Following on from the array of architecture awards won last year, MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall in Auckland, which opened last November at a cost of […]

Mesh now available for reinforcing concrete slabs-on-ground

Grade 500E reinforcing mesh, specified in the Department of Building and Housing’s latest version of Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 for the reinforcement of concrete slabs-on-ground, is […]

Back in Time

Game of two halves

Christchurch. Still battered and bruised nearly two years after the first earthquake. But as a visit in late 2011 showed, there are some signs of […]

Can individual building inspectors be sued in their individual capacities for negligence?

This case — Body Corporate 318596 v Mathis [2012] NZHC 373 — involved an application by the employees of Bay Building Certifiers Ltd (BBC) to […]

Saving light

Each year more than 120,000 people visit Cape Reinga and its lighthouse. The Cape itself is certainly worth checking out as it is currently vying […]

Building sector in safe hands with Gen-Y apprentices

New research released by the BCITO shows the next generation of New Zealand builders are technology-savvy, professional and passionate about their industry. The BCITO’s annual […]

Carlton Butchery — still a Christchurch landmark

Prior to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Christchurch developer Richard Diver had been making plans for the Carlton Butchery building. He engaged Modern Architecture […]

Become a trades coach!

Trades Coaching New Zealand Group is a company that is 100% Kiwi-owned, and is a subsidiary of Business Coaching New Zealand which has been working […]

Ex-tradespeople ready to help guide your business

When was the last time you sat on your deck, stared up at the stars and wondered if we are actually alone? Okay, I know […]

Mackersey Construction: Investing in apprentice training for 62 years

Carpentry apprentices are the future of the New Zealand construction industry, and Mackersey Construction is leading the way in apprentice training and development. Founded in […]