November 2021 Issue


Simplicity and NZ Living launch major build to rent housing programme

Unlike standard residential developments where units are built for individual sale, build to rent (BTR) developments are designed and built specifically as long-term rentals. The […]

Badham takes out RMB CARTERS 2021 Apprentice of the Year title

Jarred Badham from the Central North Island Region has built his way to the top, taking out the title as this year’s Registered Master Builders […]

Orams Marine celebrates marine village expansion

The ambitious Orams Marine development on Beaumont Street, which borders Westhaven Marina and Wynyard Quarter in Auckland, has reached an impressive milestone with the completion […]

Pozzolans — the answer to concrete’s carbon challenge

Kiwi company Neocrete’s innovation is reducing carbon in concrete — including precast panels in Kainga Ora developments and the Auckland City Rail Link. In November, […]

It’s all about that Base!

Antarctica New Zealand has announced that the new Scott Base will be constructed at PrimePort Timaru. The decision to work with PrimePort was made after […]

OSM: Time to scale up to meet demand, retain jobs and build capability

EasyBuild director Mike Fox says instead of importing fully-built homes, the Government has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a sustainable, Kiwi-based, off-site manufacturing (OSM) housing […]

Locally-sourced products proving more crucial than ever

One of New Zealand’s most recognised and trusted brands, Lockwood Homes, believes one of the secrets to its longevity is its focus on local sourcing, […]

Portaloo company lifts hygiene standards after female tradie request

When Chelsea Roper made the switch to the construction industry three years ago, it wasn’t the fact that the industry is male dominated that made […]

DHBs join forces with University of Auckland to provide health project management solution

A shortage of qualified and experienced project managers could challenge the three Auckland region DHBs tasked with delivering significant capital and infrastructure programmes, so they […]

GJ Gardner celebrates 20,000 family homes for Kiwis

New Zealand’s most trusted builder, GJ Gardner Homes, began building its 20,000th family home, in Ngaruawahia recently. That’s equivalent to the size of many New […]