May 2015 Issue


Winning apprentice has design and build ambitions

The recent graduate decided to gain practical building experience through an apprenticeship to use alongside his architecture degree. Winning the regional award has seen the […]

Successful win for a Napier home

Michael Redshaw of Redshaw Homes was thrilled when his name was read out as the winner of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New […]

House of the Year judges hit the road

Judges have started their trek up and down the country on the hunt for New Zealand’s finest homes in this year’s Registered Master Builders 2015 […]

A credit to commercial construction

What a great night at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards gala recently! The awards are now in their third year and have already established […]

War Memorial art display reaches new heights

A spectacular memorial artwork to commemorate the 100,000 New Zealanders who fought in World War I was brought to life on Anzac Day thanks to […]

Research: Construction sector’s staffing shortage will have huge implications

The construction sector may be unable to capitalise on the industry boom if it doesn’t take measures to attract more potential employees. In the midst […]

Research publication spotlights lucrative trends in property

New Zealanders could see hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of residential developments above shopping centres in the next 10 to 20 years, according to […]

Christchurch’s Church Square achieves sustainable NZ-first

Christchurch will soon boast one of New Zealand’s most sustainable homes, with a house under construction in Addington achieving 9 out of 10 under the […]

Build, design and industry safety at leading trade show

Buildnz designex, New Zealand’s award-winning and largest industry exhibition specifically for builders, project managers, designers, architects, specifiers and related trades professionals, returns next month bigger […]

More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings

New Government policy as to how quickly earthquake-prone buildings will need to be assessed and strengthened has been announced by Building and Housing Minister Dr […]

Amalgamated Builders goes Platinum!

Southern-based construction company Amalgamated Builders Ltd describes its award-winning formula in three simple words — “a strong team”. “Team performance and the spirit of the […]

Ease the stress of time management with KISS!

Well, did you do it? Did you say no to anybody? I hope not. What I hope you said was “yes we can do that, […]

Back In Time

NZMBF chief executive Trevor Allsebrook said the fact that the Master Build Services five-year new home guarantee covered materials as well as Registered Master Builders’ […]

Cast aside

  Noticing the poignant wording on an old footpath grating — “Patent applied for” — reminded me what a great building material cast iron is, […]

Judgment finds in favour of the plaintiffs — but there’s only two solvent defendants!

The Nautilus is a multi-unit residential complex situated in Orewa in close proximity to Orewa Beach.It is a 12-level mixed use development, with shops and […]

The bridges of Møre og Romsdal County

  Tourists come from across the globe just to drive it. Popularly, it has been dubbed “The Road to Nowhere”. It is Norway’s Atlantic Ocean […]

BCITO launches provocative promotion to recruit 5000 new apprentices

With a $100 billion construction boom now a reality, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is doing everything it can to recruit more […]

Rinnai launches new-look online trade hub

Leading appliance solutions company Rinnai has further committed to helping Kiwi tradespeople upskill with the unveiling of its revamped Tradesmart Hub. The new look trade […]

More efficient construction just a click away

Technology is increasingly seen as one of the fastest growing ways to increase productivity in New Zealand’s construction industry, and a leading solution in New […]