May 2018 Issue


Short-term thinking

By Architect Don Bunting   Common phrases once used in our industry when discussing a proposed new project were:  • What standard do you want […]

Procrastination — it’ll cost you dollars!

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   It’s not often I get on my soapbox and have a real good moan. Well, yeah, I […]

Loyalty arrives when respect is a two-way street

Atlas Fibrous Plaster Co Ltd owner Bryce Clifford has been working in the interior systems industry his entire working life or, as he would say, […]

Back in Time

20 years ago — May 1998: • New Zealand men chose to take unnecessary risks because of their macho attitudes to workplace accidents, according to […]

Thousands of kiwi homes — the Swedish way?

Building Today talks to PrefabNZ membership and communications manager Alice Boultbee. PrefabNZ is a partner and sponsor at the buildnz designex trade show being held […]

Mahia home’s magic outlook delights judges

Sweeping 180° views and the environmentally-friendly living of Landmark Homes Gisborne’s Mahia build impressed the judges sufficiently to take out the New Home $550,000-$700,000 category […]

Taupo show home nails it

Penny Homes celebrates its 20th anniversary in July, and this depth of experience helped it nail the competitive GIB Show Home category at the 2017 […]

Tamaki regeneration moving forward

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the opening of four new houses in Fenchurch Park, Auckland, bringing the total to 336 new homes delivered under […]

Blenheim carpentry apprentice makes her mark on the industry

Olivia Ward from Hunt Construction was overwhelmed when she was awarded first place at the Upper South Island Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of […]

Dairy Rubberware facility wins Supreme Commercial Project of the Year

Project Viking, Skellerup’s Dairy Rubberware Development and Manufacturing facility in Christchurch, was awarded the Supreme Commercial Project of the Year at SkyCity in Auckland recently. […]

Building supplies co-op triples member numbers since launch

“A phenomenal response”. Combined Building Supplies co-operative chair Carl Taylor says following the co-op’s launch last month the number of signed up co-op members has […]

Tradies build dream house for NZ’s toughest customers

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has launched a new campaign aiming to show New Zealanders anything is possible with a career in […]

Manukau Bus Station wins prestigious Auckland Architecture Award

The Manukau Bus Station has been open for just over a month and has already won a prestigious architecture award. The new station was the […]