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Carpentry apprentice Cody Webby's got it made

Carpentry apprentice Cody Webby's got it made

Cody Webby is well on his way to becoming a full y qualified builder. At only 21 he’s in the final year of his carpentry apprenticeship with the BCITO. Cody left school when he was 16. Being a hands-on type of guy and a keen outdoorsman, Cody decided to look into construction as a possible career path. Through the BCITO’s dedicated job-matching service, Cody got in touch with his current employer, Licensed Renovations. Two weeks after an initial telephone interview he was on the too...
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Working with timber weatherboards

In Building Today June 2015, Mike Fox expressed concern at what he saw as a problem with “shrinking timber weatherboards”, and at the failure of wood product manufacturers to fully address his concerns. Weatherboard manufacturers have said that installation procedures must be followed. Of course, timber weatherboards are not the only building product which needs to be handled according to manufacturer’s instructions to get expected performance. With good manufacturing p...
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Huge turnout at Residensity-themed buildnz designex show

Huge turnout at Residensity-themed buildnz designex show

Organisers of New Zealand’s largest trade exhibition for the building, construction and design industries are calling their recent show a huge success, with record crowds of more than 5000 builders, architects, designers, planners, developers and related trades visiting across the three days. The event, held in Auckland, attracted more than 300 exhibiting companies, assisted in part by the decision to co-locate the National Safety Show alongside buildnz designex. The organiser says exhibi...
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Quality Austrian machinery from Felder now available in NZ

Quality Austrian machinery from Felder now available in NZ

W & R Jack Ltd has announced its representation of the Felder Group agency for New Zealand, including the Felder, Format-4 and Hammer brands. Jacks has provided woodworking machinery and service for nearly 70 years, and takes pride in its independence from machinery suppliers, allowing it to hand-pick quality machinery suited to New Zealand working conditions. Jacks sales manager Simon Hornby — who worked at Felder in Austria, Britain and the United States for several years — ex...
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New Product development a key driver

New Product development a key driver

New product development is a key driver for Nulook, and the company believes it has delivered with the Highbook Louvre. Nulook is introducing a louvre suitable for residential and commercial applications, and offers designers, developers and the home owner meaningful features and benefits. The range provides protection from the sun, rain and wind. Along with increased privacy, the product enhances the visual appearance of commercial building facades and residential homes with exterior design el...
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RMBA Conference - won't be forgotten!

RMBA Conference - won't be forgotten!

The first week of Jul y saw Registered Master Builder members from all over New Zealand gather in Hamilton for their annual conference, themed “Lest we Forget”, in recognition of the worldwide commemorations of 100 years since the Gallipoli landings in World War I. Opened by Association president John Macdonald, proceedings were kicked off by an address from the Minister for Building and Construction the Hon Dr Nick Smith. The Minister acknowledged the appointment of RMBA chief exe...
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Back In Time

20 years ago: The slump in the residential construction market was predicted to continue as the Reserve Bank was unlikely to ease monetary conditions, instead maintaining its firm stance on interest rates. Despite the falling building activity, Westpac chief economist Bevan Graham said a recent study showed pessimism caused by higher mortgage rates had given way to optimism over prospects of a fall in rates later in 1995 or early 1996. 15 years ago: The biggest challenge builders fac...
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Wintec trophy cupboard overflows with Gold

Wintec trophy cupboard overflows with Gold

The new state-of-the-art Engineering and Trades Facility at Wintec’s Rotokauri Campus in Hamilton has cleaned out the education architectural prize cupboard. In addition to taking home Gold and National Category Winner for the Education Category in the Registered Master Builders Commercial Project Awards, it has also won the Education Award at the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards, and received the Award of Excellence at the Property Council New Zealand Property Industry Awards. ...
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Young Wainui builder shows value of commitment

Young Wainui builder shows value of commitment

Young Hutt Valley builder Sean Ryan’s pathway through school and study has led him to a job he enjoys so much, he says it doesn’ t even feel like work. Sean, 20, works full-time for Kiwi Construction, and is completing his Level 4 National Cer tificate in Carpentr y at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). The former Wainuiomata High School student’s love of building was first sparked by a family project. “I helped my granddad build a deck,” Sean says. &...
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