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Special attention required for QA of key components

Another FPB principle is using quality materials, correctly installed by trained professionals. When designing a Future-Proof home, special attention should be given to quality assurance testing programmes for key components of the home.   Builders should insist on products and materials that meet New Zealand Standards, and that carry BRANZ appraisals or International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification where applicable.   Strict attention to quality also applies t...
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RMB knows good apprentice when he sees one

RMB knows good apprentice when he sees one

Kevin Garrity of Edinbridge Resources in Tauranga certainly knows a good apprentice when he sees one.   For the past four years one of his apprentices has had success in the Bay of Plenty Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters. Luke MacGibbon took out this year’s competition.   Mr Garrity says Luke first started worked for Edinbridge during his school holidays in 2005. At the end of the holidays he was so impressed with Luke’s wor...
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Building in the blood

Building in the blood

Hawke’s Bay carpenter Nathan Biggs had a “like father like son” moment recently when he took out a national apprenticeship award.   Nathan, whose father is also a builder, finished ahead of nine other national finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2009 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters.   The 25-year-old was presented with his award by Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson at a ceremony in Wellington last month.   ...
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Energy efficiency a key component

Tasman Insulation is the proud sponsor of the Pink® Batts® Ultra® Energy Efficiency Award, one of the four lifestyle awards in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition, in association with PlaceMakers.   Alison Roberts, brand manager of residential for Tasman Insulation, discusses why energy efficiency is such a key component of sustainable building.   Q. How do you define an energy-efficient building?   An energy-efficient building is one t...
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Sustainable building has solid future

Sustainable building has solid future

Consumer interest in sustainable building has been a growing trend in New Zealand during the past few years, and builders have responded to the demand by changing their building practices and the products they use.   In recognition of this, the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition, in association with PlaceMakers, added the Sustainable Building Awards to the competition in 2008 to reward new approaches to building and renovating homes.   One year on, competition...
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Brand new home to be auctioned with $1 reserve!

Home buyers could get the bargain of a lifetime when Lockwood puts a brand new two bedroom Initial design home up for charity auction with a $1 reserve!   Bargain hunters are expected to keep the auctioneer’s hammer busy as bidding on the new home gets under way.   The Lockwood Initial series house will be built on site in Rotorua, with building work starting at 10am on Saturday, 28 November. Lockwood builders from around the country will work together over 32 hours to comple...
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