September 2007 Issue


Bill to help leaky homes claimants arrives too late for some

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove says leaky homes claimants can now be certain that Weathertight Homes Tribunal and WHRS adjudicators are able to award […]

Safety test results with a twist

According to the results of a test conducted by Consumer magazine recently, seven ladders fall short of their specification claims.   The magazine tested 11 […]

Commerce Commission v Carter Holt Harvey — Fair Trading Act

A report on a decision based on the Act involving CHH   This High Court decision followed on from a successful claim the Commerce Commission […]

Top young apprentices compete for national title

Young carpentry apprentices all over the country are sharpening their tools and honing their skills as they prepare to contest the inaugural national title in […]

Beijing’s Beaut Birds Nest

Dr Rodgers takes a gander at the auspicious centrepiece of China’s 2008 Olympics   Its image has appeared in newspapers and on television for some […]

Learning doesn’t stop in the construction industry

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has developed two new higher level qualifications — the National Certificate in Construction Leading Hand and the […]

Premier building awards finalists announced

The national finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards have been announced.   The programme, sponsored […]

Great product ‘stacked up’ well in 2006

A New Plymouth apartment constructed by David Fabish Ltd far and away exceeded judges’ expectations in taking out the James Hardie Show Home Award in […]

2006 award-winning home makes most of striking harbour views

A stunning holiday home overlooking one of New Zealand’s most beautiful harbours and the rolling hills of Banks Peninsula was the winner of the New […]

All regional award winners now found

The regional 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards have ended, with the last gala award ceremonies taking place in Ashburton, Auckland, […]

Dedicated Kiwis head to Ethiopia to build homes for families

Livewire RMB prefers more effective ‘hands on’ approach Just as he said he would in the Dec/Jan issue of Building Today, Auckland Registered Master Builder […]

RMBs renovate for Hospice Southland

Stagnant real estate listing garners nearly $700,000 for charity The idea to renovate one of the older houses that had been lingering on their listings […]

Wendy’s House in the Wairarapa

Wairarapa Registered Master Builders have come to the fore, in no small way, by constructing the fabulous Wendy House which is being raffled off with […]

Evolution — improvements that work

Auckland company Aluminium Systems New Zealand (ASL) recently introduced a new D1010 product warranty and two new product lines, the Evolution Series and a new […]

Designing problems away

New Zealand’s building legislation still causing confusion for many builders and TAs   Leaky buildings have been a major concern in the construction industry in […]