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Top apprentice competition extends to nine regions

Top apprentice competition extends to nine regions

Carpentry apprentices from across the country will now get the chance to be part of what is growing to be one of the industry’s most coveted titles, the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year.  Building on the success of the Registered Master Builders Carters Carpentry Apprentice of the Year Awards held in 2005, the competition is being extended this year to nine regions, opening entries up to carpentry apprentices from Northland to Invercargill.  The aw...
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No need to think about flashings!

Flashings may well be essential and feature very prominently in E2/AS1 relating to external moisture. However they are also very boring! Builders, architects and designers who don’t want to spend any more time thinking about flashings than they absolutely have to should turn to Quickfl ash Ready-Made Flashings where a lot of the thinking has been done for them.  To enable designers and architects to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of design work, Quickfl ash has available ma...
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Cavities vital in exterior cladding

For most claddings, any drained and vented cavity is formed by fi xing approximately 20mm thick battens vertically over the wall underlay to the studs to provide a free draining void or space behind the cladding.  The only place where full length horizontal battens are used is at the top of the wall to block the top of the cavity to prevent air fl ow into the roof space, or at horizontal movement control joints to support the top of the lower sheet, provided the fl ashing bridges the cavit...
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Period renovation restores character

Period renovation restores character

A period restoration of a Taihape home helped Richards Construction take a National Gold Reserve Award in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. Richards Construction director Richard Ellery says the house had an understated elegance that had been compromised by previous alterations and additions over many decades.  A key consideration in the redesign and renovation of the property was to ensure that the integrity of this original, almo...
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