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New Zealand’s top 10 architects declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Coinciding with the recent “Climate Strike” in New Zealand, a group of New Zealand Registered Architects have officially declared a Climate Change...

Building industry supports government’s new construction procurement guidelines

The construction sector has welcomed the announcement by Ministers Phil Twyford and Jenny Salesa of the recently revised Construction Procurement Guidelines.

Drainlayer tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

Forty-two apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) awards held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum...

The three Ps in EcoPave systems — permeable, pervious and porous

While synonymous, the terms permeable, pervious and porous are quite different when it comes to discussing suitable pavement systems and their ability...

Chelsea’s building a great future

There are a number of things that apprentice carpenter Chelsea Roper loves about her job. While using the nail...

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Constructive the driver for major industry change

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly This month we held our fourth Constructive Forum. We...

Celebrating a better built New Zealand with Commercial Project Awards

The search is on for New Zealand’s best commercial building project, as entries open for the 2020 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.

New Zealand’s top 100 homes announced

After lengthy deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition.


Protection from the elements all year round

When creating a covered deck, patio or outdoor family area, it is important to consider that the roof will not only offer...

A durable and contemporary option for exterior cladding

Equitone fibre cement is a mineral composite material with outstanding aesthetic and physical properties designed as cladding by and for architects.

Basins get a makeover!

The bathroom has become the latest space to benefit from a fresh kind of craftsmanship — an area where art and artisanal...