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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 general damages, including those for mental distress or anxiety.   However, the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Remedies) Amendment Bill passed through Parliament recently has arrived too late for some leaky home owners.   At least one owner has taken his own life and 10 others are on suicide watch, while ...
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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 the Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition, in association with Carters.   Key players in New Zealand’s construction industry have joined forces to find the country’s top carpentry apprentice as part of an ongoing commitment to recognise excellence among apprentices, and raise awareness of careers ...
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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 National Certificate in Construction Supervisor.   The Leading Hand qualification is suitable for a tradesperson who has shown the ability and willingness to take responsibility that step further.   The qualification assesses a range of skills including explaining and implementing site plans, com...
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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 by PlaceMakers, is in its 17th year. Excellence in workmanship by Registered Master Builders throughout the country has resulted in 100 Gold Reserve finalists representing the very best of the 675 entrants in 20 regional competitions held throughout the country during June, July and August.   They will vie for New Zealand&...
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Great product 'stacked up' well in 2006

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 the Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers.   The third-storey apartment is situated on the top floor of an exclusive two-dwelling development in New Plymouth. The architect’s brief was to create a building that made full use of the extensive sea and city views to the north.   Th...
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2006 award-winning home makes most of striking harbour views

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 Homes $600,000-$1 million category in the Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers.   Built by Andrew Wallace Builder Ltd, this beautiful beach house in the historic and picturesque town of Akaroa boasts striking harbour and countryside views, which can be seen from the 76 sq m front terrace, the...
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