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Winning apprentice has design and build ambitions

Winning apprentice has design and build ambitions

It was a humbling experience for David Gare, employed by Barry Stewart Builders, when he was named the Southern Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year. The recent graduate decided to gain practical building experience through an apprenticeship to use alongside his architecture degree. Winning the regional award has seen the many years of training and study pay off. “A lot of the older guys thought I was just a ‘little architect’. he laughs. “Once...
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Successful win for a Napier home

Successful win for a Napier home

Michael Redshaw of Redshaw Homes was thrilled when his name was read out as the winner of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000 at the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year. He says after being a finalist for the past three years, it was great to be recognised for his company’s hard work and to be a national winner. “Winning the award gave us recognition for the quality of work that we’re doing,” Mr Redshaw says. ...
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House of the Year judges hit the road

Judges have started their trek up and down the country on the hunt for New Zealand’s finest homes in this year’s Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year competition. Judges will assess more than 350 homes as they travel from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island before regional event winners are announced in July and August. They are on a mission to find the finest houses in the country, ranging from new homes and show homes, to renovations and bui...
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War Memorial art display reaches new heights

War Memorial art display reaches new heights

A spectacular memorial artwork to commemorate the 100,000 New Zealanders who fought in World War I was brought to life on Anzac Day thanks to the generous efforts of Kiwi companies such as Hirepool. The company donated specialist equipment, allowing thousands of brass, poppy-shaped “quatrefoils” to be installed on the exterior of the historic St David’s Church on Khyber Pass Rd in Auckland. They cascaded their way down the church’s imposing tower and onto the surroundin...
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Research: Construction sector’s staffing shortage will have huge implications

The construction sector may be unable to capitalise on the industry boom if it doesn’t take measures to attract more potential employees. In the midst of huge demand for construction, research from HR and recruitment experts Randstad reveals that construction firms are becoming increasingly less attractive to potential employees. The Randstad Award employer branding research shows that the attractiveness of the construction sector has decreased for the fourth consecutive year. When asked...
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Research publication spotlights lucrative trends in property

New Zealanders could see hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of residential developments above shopping centres in the next 10 to 20 years, according to property, design and research company RCG. In its research publication Constructive Thinking, the company documents its top 25 commercial trends across the property industry. RCG says investment in hotels will grow again as New Zealand hotels are running at near-full capacity. The publication outlines Auckland, Queenstown, Rotorua an...
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Christchurch’s Church Square achieves sustainable NZ-first

Christchurch will soon boast one of New Zealand’s most sustainable homes, with a house under construction in Addington achieving 9 out of 10 under the Homestar rating system — the highest Homestar rating awarded to date. Homestar is the independent system that rates the health, comfort and efficiency of New Zealand homes, on a scale of 1 to 10. It takes into account energy, water, waste, ventilation, health and comfort, and other environmental factors, at the design and built stages...
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Build, design and industry safety at leading trade show

Build, design and industry safety at leading trade show

Buildnz designex, New Zealand’s award-winning and largest industry exhibition specifically for builders, project managers, designers, architects, specifiers and related trades professionals, returns next month bigger and stronger than ever before. For the first time in the event’s history, buildnz designex will be joined by The National Safety Show (NSS), the country’s leading trade exhibition dedicated to workplace safety. NSS has a natural alignment with buildnz designex as...
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More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings

More targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings

New Government policy as to how quickly earthquake-prone buildings will need to be assessed and strengthened has been announced by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. The changes would reduce the number of buildings requiring assessment from an estimated 500,000 to 30,000, and bring down the total estimated cost from $1360 million to $777 million. The Government came under pressure to review its policy around earthquake strengthening after landlords of older buildings faced huge bills...
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