November 2007 Issue


Whitianga apprentice wins Waikato

This year’s winner in the Waikato region was Aaron Blofield, employed by Brendo Builders in Whitianga.   One of Aaron’s major milestones in his apprenticeship […]

Building consents soften in September

September’s decrease in the number of monthly building consents (as against September 2006) reinforced the RMBF’s prediction of a softening market this past six to […]

BRANZ and DBH explain impact of H1 requirement

Anyone involved in design needs to understand changes Architects, designers and building officials are among the attendees expected at a series of seminars to be […]

Debt recovery can make or break a business

How well you carry out debt collection can make or break your business. Every business has different methods and issues, so here are some of […]

Leaky buildings: When is a company director personally liable?

Tim Bates and Francesca Collins of Auckland law firm Legal Vision debate when a director can be found personally liable for the faults of his […]

They’re changing guards at Buckingham Palace . . .

This month HRH Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years of marriage to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Dr Kerry Rodgers thought it appropriate to […]

AOY judge: Finalists show plenty of confidence

As Building Today goes to print, the 10 finalists for the national award in the RMB Apprentice of the Year 2007 competition were being judged, […]

BCITO’s web-based Career Launcher takes off!

The newest power tool in the BCITO tool kit is live on the BCITO web site.   After talking to employers, careers advisors, technical teachers, […]

Flatdeck goes flat out

One of the latest high quality developments sees the addition of QuBa to Auckland’s skyline.   QuBA, located in the Quay Park Precinct of Auckland’s […]

RMB 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards — National Winners

House of the Year PlaceMakers Supreme Award and 2007 Registered Master Builders House of the Year  J J Oskam Builders Ltd Site location: Maori Hill, […]

Judges had ‘work cut out for them’

South Island properties scooped the top awards at the Registered Master Builders 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with […]

2006 winning lifestyle properties

An open-plan country home north of Auckland, a chic estate in the Bay of Islands and a stylish dwelling in Wanaka took out three of […]

National apprentice finalists announced

The country’s top carpentry apprentices have been announced at 10 regional awards ceremonies as part of the Registered Master Builders 2007 Apprentice of the Year, […]

Licensing concerns reiterated

The Registered Master Builders Federation has reiterated its concerns about key unresolved elements of the Government’s Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme launched on November 1. […]

Volume builders congratulated

Hundreds of new home owners could be better off and do their bit for energy efficiency thanks to some of this country’s largest volume home […]

2008 RMBF Conference on the political horizon

As Registered Master Builders Federation president, it will be my great pleasure to preside over the RMBF’s 108th annual conference in Wellington at the Duxton […]

Superbly strong year for the RMBF and industry

This month’s column consists of the speech I gave at this year’s House of the Year national gala dinner: Welcome to you all to the […]