September 2006 Issue


Programme is gateway to building career

William Clinton-Baker’s favourite class at Wairarapa’s Rathkeale College was woodwork, so he is following a natural progression by working on much larger scale construction projects […]

Steel flooring — lightweight and easy to install

Dimond composite steel fl ooring is manufactured by roll forming G550, Z200 galvanised steel in either 0.75mm or 0.95mm thick material. Two flooring systems, HiBond […]

Italian flooring system now made here

A unique structural dome flooring system used throughout Europe and North America as an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective fill option for concrete flooring is now being […]

Synthetic fibre readily accepted

New RAD 55 macro synthetic structural fibre has been embraced by, and readily accepted in the shotcrete and engineering industries as end users recognise the […]

Sustainability — and ‘repositioning’ New Zealand

New Zealand has long been perceived by the outside world as having a “clean, green” image, but there is more to sustainability than merely being […]

The changing face of the Transit

With the constantly changing world of vans and light commercials and the ever increasing level of specifications being developed by major manufacturers all around the […]

Record entries in carpentry apprentice competition bode well for the future

A record 116 entries have been received for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year competition. The carpentry apprentice competition aims to […]

CMS brekkies pull the crowds

The third leg of the CMS road shows were successfully concluded recently, finishing a cycle that encompassed Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, New Plymouth, […]

Modular building ideal for project’s critical deadline completion

Award-winning Registered Master Builders Stanley Construction recently completed the first phase of the Globe Holdings Ahuriri Quadrant development in Napier.    The company erected 37 […]

Authentic French living features in award-winning house

A beautifully fi nished Tauranga home saw Adobe Enterprise Ltd named national winner of the GIB Living Solutions Award at the Registered Master Builders 2005 […]

House full of unusual design features

A Canterbury home built by Horncastle Homes was named national winner in the New Homes under $200,000 category at the Registered Master Builders 2005 House […]

Scaling new heights

The RMBF has already started planning for its conference to be held on April 20 to 22, 2007, in Taranaki at the Plymouth Hotel, New […]

Building consents Bill heard

  The aim of the Bill is to prevent territorial authorities from charging fees to building consent applicants where the territorial authority has processed the […]

246 got it right the fi rst time!

When it comes to quality, getting it right the first time is what counts. Out of the 703 entries in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers […]

RMBF: Builder ratings web sites don’t add value for consumers

RMBF chief executive, Pieter Burghout says the Federation has seen a plethora of web sites pop up in the past few months that rate builders/tradespeople.  […]

Fines imposed under the Building Act 1991 — a recent High Court decision

This recent decision concerns a prosecution brought by the Manukau City Council against an individual developer. Mr R faced two charges laid under s80(1)(a) of […]

We’ll still see you right!

Carters are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Umbraco Group, which has been trading as ITM stores, across Auckland and Northland.    The acquisition […]

Building Registered Master Builders for tomorrow

As well as leading and running a dynamic, professional and sustainable organisation today, one of our other main organisational responsibilities is helping build the Registered […]