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Licensing concerns reiterated

The Registered Master Builders Federation has reiterated its concerns about key unresolved elements of the Government’s Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme launched on November 1.   The long-awaited scheme signals significant and positive change for the construction industry, according to RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout.   But yet to be finalised regulation around defining “restricted work” and exemptions to owner-builder improvements (those carried o...
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Volume builders congratulated

Hundreds of new home owners could be better off and do their bit for energy efficiency thanks to some of this country’s largest volume home building and development companies.   Jennian Homes, Stonewood Homes and Golden Homes Christchurch are among the first to participate in EECA’s Solar Water Heating Volume Build funding scheme launched in July.   Government spokesperson on Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Jeanette Fitzsimmons says the scheme is an exciting opportu...
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Building consent values still rising

Although the rate of increase in the number of building consents issued over the past few months has slowed slightly, they are still up overall on last year’s numbers and, in particular, the value continues to rise in comparison to 2006.   “We’ve been predicting this flattening out of the industry to occur across 2006 and 2007, but clearly the increased value in the work that is being undertaken continues to rise and reflects a buoyant and healthy sector, with our builde...
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Survey establishes industry's future research and information needs

Energy use and efficiency, followed by sustainability and environmental issues, were seen as the two most important areas for future research, according to the results of a survey of the construction industry.   The survey was undertaken for Building Research, the independent industry association owned and directed by the construction industry, by Research New Zealand.   Building Research uses this annual survey as one of its measures to identify the industry’s priorities for...
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New residential neighbourhood planned for Frankton East

New residential neighbourhood planned for Frankton East

Up to 400 residential sections are planned for the terraces near the Shotover and Kawarau river delta flats just east of Frankton near Queenstown.   The sections will be priced to provide entry-level, three-bedroom detached housing for Queenstown families.   The site lies east of the Shotover River almost next door to the existing Lake Hayes Estate neighbourhood and close to existing communities at Frankton and Quail Rise.   Once established, the neighbourhood will be the fr...
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NZ Wood intending to promote wood to the building and design sector

The landmark NZ Wood programme was officially launched at Parliament recently by Minister of Forestry Jim Anderton.   The launch kicks off the first promotional phase of NZ Wood — to present the environmental credentials of forests and wood to the building and design sector — and coincides with the launch of the NZ Wood web site, www.nzwood.co.nz.   NZ Wood brings together the wood and forestry industries behind the common goals of increased wood consumption and greater...
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Challenges ahead says Canadian energy efficiency expert

Challenges ahead says Canadian energy efficiency expert

Canada 20 years ahead of New Zealand in terms of building energy efficient homes New Zealand homes need improved levels of insulation and ventilation, according to Canadian energy efficiency building expert Bill Crist.   Mr Crist spoke with representatives from the construction industry recently about Canada’s “painful learning curve” in legislating and implementing energy efficient homes, and how this knowledge can benefit and assist New Zealand’s building prac...
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Industry breakthrough for time-strapped builders

Innovative way to order supplies just got better!   Just launched is a powerful new tool for today’s builders! The first of its kind in New Zealand, E Source provides builders with comprehensive online product and price information, ordering and job management tools that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.   E Source lets builders take control of the ordering and delivery processes, reduce error and improve profitability.   Developed by NCB (Sourcing for builders) ...
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