March 2011 Issue


Consumers want a competent, accountable workforce

Consumers are already aware of changes to the construction sector which allow building practitioners to be licensed as a mark of their professionalism and expertise. […]

More fault info needed before rebuilding starts

The location and scale of potential faults under the Canterbury Plains must be understood before Christchurch pours billions of dollars into rebuilding, according to University […]

Quality design mark here now for homes of the future

A growing number of builders in New Zealand are now being asked to construct homes which work for all Kiwis — no matter their age, […]

Build and design event showcases industry’s best

buildnz designex 2011 is destined to be a huge showcase of the very best and latest on offer in the construction and design industries.  “Held […]

Report on financial assistance package due next month

Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Select Committee is due to present a final report to Parliament on the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (Financial Assistance Package) […]

Limitation periods

Overview Limitation periods are extremely important for those involved in a claim relating to defective building works, whether that be someone who wants to bring […]

Broken but not subdued

For generations Christchurch’s cathedral has been the city’s symbol, its focal point and, in many ways, its very identity. Of all New Zealand cities, Christchurch […]

New home for brick and block and the masonry trades

The BCITO is pleased to welcome the trades of brick and blocklaying, masonry and monumental masonry into its official qualifications and training family. The start […]

The Colorflo journey continues

Dimond is continuing to develop its new Colorlfo range, with the new 147 Fascia going from strength to strength. Sales continue to increase, and the […]

College project finished in record time

A consortium specialising in new projects for the Ministry of Education has completed Papamoa College in record time. Comprised of Hawkins Construction Ltd as the […]

Russell helps Isaac hammer it home

Russell Bruce of Nelson’s Russell Bruce Contract Builders was rapt when his apprentice, Isaac Alder, took out the Registered Master Builders 2010 Carters Apprentice of […]

Bonham Builders wins Platinum Award

The House of the Year competition was in its infancy when Gary Bonham of Bonham Builders & Management Ltd first joined Registered Master Builders. Mr […]

‘A badge of quality’

Bryce Ardern of Lite-House Waiheke Ltd, who took out the national title for the Meridian Sustainable Homes $500,000 – $1million at the Registered Master Builders […]

Good administration key to success, says building expert and author

Document aims to make administration easier for builders Administration is not core business for builders, and many dread it. But a newly-released manual can help […]

Trying times, and moving forward with weathertightness

At the time of writing this article, the city of Christchurch is trying to recover from a huge natural disaster. Just when we thought that […]

Our support for Canterbury

What can you say when it comes to the Canterbury situation? From the RMBF we want to express our sympathy, concern and support for all […]