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No need to think about flashings!

Flashings may well be essential and feature very prominently in E2/AS1 relating to external moisture. However they are also very boring! Builders, architects and designers who don’t want to spend any more time thinking about flashings than they absolutely have to should turn to Quickfl ash Ready-Made Flashings where a lot of the thinking has been done for them.  To enable designers and architects to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of design work, Quickfl ash has available ma...
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Cavities vital in exterior cladding

For most claddings, any drained and vented cavity is formed by fi xing approximately 20mm thick battens vertically over the wall underlay to the studs to provide a free draining void or space behind the cladding.  The only place where full length horizontal battens are used is at the top of the wall to block the top of the cavity to prevent air fl ow into the roof space, or at horizontal movement control joints to support the top of the lower sheet, provided the fl ashing bridges the cavit...
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Period renovation restores character

Period renovation restores character

A period restoration of a Taihape home helped Richards Construction take a National Gold Reserve Award in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. Richards Construction director Richard Ellery says the house had an understated elegance that had been compromised by previous alterations and additions over many decades.  A key consideration in the redesign and renovation of the property was to ensure that the integrity of this original, almo...
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Clever options make ingenious use of limited space

Clever options make ingenious use of limited space

A home on a small section was recognised for its clever use of space when it took the national award for New Homes $300,000 - $400,000 in the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. Judges felt the highlight of the Christchurch home, built by Clive Barrington Construction, lay in its usefulness.  “We were impressed at how every available space has been used to provide the owners with a clever range of storage options,” they com...
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Lifetime commitment to building

Lifetime commitment to building

As the principal of one of the Registered Master Builders Federation’s longest standing members, Rodger Bradford, from the Bradford Management Group, knows a thing or two about building.  When Rodger became involved in the family business in 1965, he was paid in pounds and pence, everything was measured in yards and inches, New Zealand had a rigid wage awards structure, builders applied for permits rather than consents and Sir Keith Holyoake was Prime Minister of New Zealand.  ...
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CMS and RMBF cooking up a second serving

Future Proof Building and builder licensing is on the menu again as Lester Haycock from Construction Marketing Services (CMS) and Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Pieter Burghout take the CMS roadshow around the country once more.  The roadshow will visit Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Auckland, with a full list of the proposed events being communicated to members shortly.  The ro...
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