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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...

Wintec trades students get chance to beautify Hamilton’s Ward Street car park

Ward Street in Hamilton has had a makeover via some new additions to Wintec’s student car park, with 24 planter boxes filled...

Asbestos: What are the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment?

Most builders know how dangerous asbestos can be to their health, but how many know the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment?

The ‘Wellbeing Budget’ — what was in it for the construction industry?

The Government’s recent “Wellbeing Budget” has promised to commit large sums of money to a number of sectors in an effort to...

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...