October 2023 Issue


What’s all the excitement aboutLow-E?

Window & Glass Association NZ technical communications manager Alex Wung says low emissivity glass has become more suitable for use in residential dwellings in recent […]

Lessons from Constructive 2023

Registered Master Builders Association chief executive David Kelly summarises the debate during, and response from, this year’s Constructive Forum held in Auckland. It was a […]

Google vs Facebook ads — which is best for you?

Building Today columnist Andy Burrows — The Trades Coach — presents the pros and cons of Google and Facebook advertising, and which option might be […]

Sprinklers save lives!

The fire protection community has clarified its position with regards to loss of life in sprinkler-protected buildings and international experience with fire sprinkler systems. The […]

Game-changing framing system wins top research award

Science discoveries are being turned into transformative new technologies. XFrame, a game-changing framing system, was among the winners in the 11th annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation […]

Construction enters subdued era as annual cost growth slows to 3.4%

The New Zealand residential construction industry continues to soften due to a decline in new building consents and workloads. The latest Cordell Construction Cost Index […]

Wai Ariki wins highest honour at prestigious design awards

Rotorua’s new luxury spa, Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa, has been nationally recognised for its eye-catching innovative design, winning three accolades in this year’s […]

Innovation recognised with global construction technology award 

Payapps, a global construction software solution, has been awarded the Best SaaS Product for Construction at the 2023 SaaS Awards. The award recognises Payapps’ leadership […]

A sustainable business where all are welcome

Construction businesses across New Zealand know waste is a big issue, which is why Wood Solutions general manager Andrew Bellamy has sustainability front of mind. […]

Discover the magic of magnetic latches

Traditional door latch perceptions changing through clever use of embedded magnets. In the world of door hardware, even the smallest detail can make a significant […]

Realistic wood appearance combines with unparalleled performance

TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking delivers a realistic wood look with unparalleled performance and design versatility, with Multiwidth Decking available for certain collections. Other features include: […]

Ventilated facade innovation improving building sustainability

In today’s fast-paced world of construction and architectural design, one constant remains — the need for practical, sustainable solutions that effectively address today’s challenges. Modern […]

Can a notice to fix be served on non-compliant works carried out by a previous owner?

Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co look at the case of Waikato Regional Council v The District Court […]

Site Safe launches virtual reality training courses

The future of training is here with Site Safe New Zealand’s first virtual reality (VR) health and safety training courses for New Zealand’s construction industry. […]