May 2008 Issue


Building for a sustainable future at South Island show

Building professionals interested in finding out more about building for the future and practical solutions to green building issues should take a look at Southern […]

Declining consent numbers a direct result of rising interest rates

Increasing interest rates are now starting to bite, fully for the first time, as evidenced in the building consent figures released recently, RMBF chief executive […]

Demand for sustainable products and practices drives new web site’s development

An online database set up late last year is helping product manufacturers and specifiers meet the demands of a marketplace increasingly concerned with sustainability. Greenbuild, […]

CCA — ‘residential occupier’ has to occupy the premises!

The recent High Court decision of Welsh v Gunac South Auckland Ltd serves as a timely reminder as to the power of the Construction Contracts […]

Carpentry Gateway package connecting future apprentices with industry

The BCITO has recently introduced a tailor made Carpentry Gateway package for students interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Gateway is a […]

Dimond recognised for innovation excellence

The Dimondek 630 roof fixing system by Dimond has been judged one of three finalists in the prestigious building category of the bi-annual DuPont Australia […]

Conference for the future

The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) is holding its inaugural ABSA Conference 2008 at The Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne, from 28 – 30 August. […]

Popular FPB roadshows starting in June

The annual Future-Proof Building national roadshows have been a fixture on the construction calendar for many years. Traditionally split into a two-year cycle covering half […]

‘Hey mate — it’s a Freaking Good Falcon!’

It’s the start of a fabulous few months for Ford. Following on from a good month in April, according to managing director Richard Matheson, Ford […]

Young carpentry apprentices to compete for national title

Entries have opened for the Registered Master Builders 2008 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters. Key players in New Zealand’s construction industry have […]

A home and Haven in South Auckland

Haven (NZ) Ltd’s design and build of a contemporary home for a young couple in Pukekohe, Auckland, was the worthy national winner of the New […]

I.L.T Velodrome the pride of Southland

Calder Stewart Construction Ltd knew it was on to a winner when it was contracted to turn Cycling Southland’s aging outdoor concrete track into a […]

Brighter news at Wellington’s Conference

There was better news at the RMBF Conference 2008 as Minister for Building and Construction Shane Jones told delegates that the Government had listened to […]

RMBF welcomes move to clarify genuine DIY exemptions

The RMBF has commended the Government for addressing industry concerns, clarifying that the proposed DIY exemptions to the restricted building work requirements and the Licensed […]

Mallett receives life membership

RMBF past president Graham Mallett has been awarded life membership of the Federation. Outgoing president Ashley Hartley presented Mr Mallett with the award, saying that […]

RMBF’s new president — up for the challenge

Welcome to my first Building Today piece as RMBF president. First, I would like to acknowledge the exceptional work Ashley Hartley has put in on behalf of […]

Absolutely Positively Wellington!

We have just had an absolutely fantastic conference in Wellington — great speakers, enjoyable social events, some interesting surprises and absolutely great weather. Go Wellington! […]