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Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Written By: Harry Dillon, builder Article 8: Leaky Buildings: Back to basics This is the eighth article in a series based on a number of workshops on weathertight remediation for builders which the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Building and Housing group has been running at centres all over New Zealand. In this article we will be going back to basics.
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Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Written By: Harry Dillon, builder Article 6: Leaky Buildings: Health and Safety This is the sixth in a series of articles based on a number of workshops on weathertight remediation for builders which the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Building and Housing group has been running at centres all over New Zealand. As builders we are all aware of our many responsibilities on our building sites. But in this article I will be taking a snapshot of some of the additional conside...
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Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

Written By: By Geoff Hardy and Gagan Tangri, Madison Hardy Article 5: Legal Risk Management The main risk builders face in undertaking leaky home repairs is that if further leaks develop later on down the track, the home owner will file a claim against them. This fifth article in the series based on the workshops by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Building and Housing group that have been running at centres around New Zealand, focuses on how builders can effectively manag...
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Report on financial assistance package due next month

Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Select Committee is due to present a final report to Parliament on the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill on April 28. The Government’s financial assistance package for leaky home owners, announced in May last year, is due to be up and running some time this year, despite talks with the major banks dragging on. However, building materials manufacturer and distributor Fletcher Building n...
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Weathertightness — estimating the cost

The Department of Building and Housing (DBH) carried out a review of the approach to the weathertightness problem in 2009. The first part of the review was to identify the scope of the issue. PricewaterhouseCooopers (PwC) was contracted by the DBH to carry out research, analysis and modelling to provide a re-estimate of the size and cost of the leaky homes problem. The result was the report Weathertightness — estimating the cost. Building Today presents a Q&A analysis of the report, and commen...
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