May 2010 Issue


Predictions confirmed

The Registered Master Builders Federation says the figures released recently by Statistics New Zealand confirm their own predictions last month that the recovery being experienced […]

Strategy group to address issues

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has welcomed the construction industry’s move to establish a high-level strategy group to address industry-wide issues. “I understand construction […]

Building a simple house just got easier

Aspiring home owners should now find it quicker and cheaper to build a simple home thanks to a new guide for streamlined consenting launched by […]

Milestone Homes: ‘Give investors some answers’

Milestone Homes general manager Stephen Murray has slammed the government for fuelling insecurity among property investors, warning it will increase pressure for housing demand.Mr Murray […]

Outward Bound experience lives on for scholarship winner

Six months on from his Outward Bound experience, and Tyrone Parson, winner of a BCITO Specialist Trades Outward Bound Scholarship, is still reaping the benefits […]

Fabrication collaboration achieves excating export delivery

Last year, as part of the environmental emissions upgrade of the Societe le Nickel (SLN) smelter in Noumea, the structures and mechanical air ducting for […]

Building his interest

Joe Dobson, winner of the Registered Master Builders 2008 Apprentice of the Year in association with Carters, has recently returned from the National Tradesman’s Expo […]

National first

Richard Fairbairn, owner and operator of Wanaka-based David Reid Homes (Central) Ltd, was thrilled to take out his company’s first national award in the Registered […]

From amateur to expert

Building started out as a hobby for Paul Richards, owner of Ezebuild and Contemporary Homes, but it has since become his passion. His recent building […]

RMBF Board for 2010

The 2010 RMBF AGM at the Federation’s recent annual conference saw the welcoming of Blair Cranston as the new RMBF president, David Fabish the new […]

Conference focuses on education

The RMBF’s 110th annual conference took place in the Hawkes Bay recently, based at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre on Marine Parade. Delegates were […]

Leaky building remediation — issues to consider

The industry is waiting with bated breath the soon-to-be-announced new package from the Government on dealing with the leaky building crisis. The focus of most […]

Looking back

Two years have flown by, and it’s difficult to look back when the focus for those past two years has been only forward. I said […]

Hawkes Bay turns it on at conference

Well the Registered Master Builders Federation conference is over for another year and what a resounding success it was. I would personally like to thank […]