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Angular Lexus showroom wins architecture award

A brave decision to build a one-car showroom on a high-profile site has paid off for GWD Lexus of Queenstown and Anna-Marie...

BT’s Back in Time

20 years ago — June 1999 • Funding of $113,000 to go towards a review of the Building Act,...

NZ Steel launches inaugural COLORSTEEL Awards

New Zealand Steel has announced the opening of entries for the inaugural 2019 COLORSTEEL Awards, celebrating excellence in the roofing and construction...

Steel vs timber framing — the pros and cons

Steel framing versus timber framing — it’s a case of the tried and true against a still comparatively new method of construction...

New Commission key to healthy infrastructure industry

The draft New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill is a positive step towards better and more efficient infrastructure planning and investment on...

Regular Columns

Are you an ‘Employer of Choice’?

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains what makes an “Employer of Choice”.

Business growth requires careful planning

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says by all means grow, and grow large — but plan your growth path carefully.

Building policy reform — a summary of proposed MBIE changes, Part 1

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision previews some of the proposed amendments to the Building Act 2004.

Products

New adhesive and sealant in one

Many builders will already be users of Sika’s MS Sealant and know what a quality product it is. Now Sika NZ has...

NZ’s toughest LED light

Intex Lumo LED lights are the toughest portable construction lights in New Zealand. These TradeTuff, IK09 impact-resistant and IP-rated...

8000 nails per charge!

With Senco’s new SGT90i Framing Gas Tool, the user can harness the increased power to guarantee efficiency and a professional finish with...