Fox appointed to Building Research Board


Building Research has appointed Mike Fox to its Board, effective immediately. Mr Fox is the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) representative on the Board. 


Mr Fox is the founding director of Primesite Homes Ltd. Established in 1981, Primesite Homes is an awardwinning home building company which has built hundreds of new houses to date.


 Primesite Homes’ mission is to educate its clients about the building and design process so that they can make informed decisions regarding their house, ensuring that the building process is rewarding and enjoyable. 


Building Research Board chairman Steve Gentry says Mr Fox has signifi cant, practical and managerial experience in the construction industry, having worked in the industry for 30 years, and being a Registered Master Builder for more than 20 years. 


“We are pleased to have a director of his calibre on the Board, and we anticipate drawing upon his extensive knowledge which will benefi t Building Research,” Mr Gentry says. Educated at St Patrick’s College in Wellington, Mr Fox completed a Certifi cate of Building at Wellington Polytechnic. 


He lives in Churton Park and is a keen cyclist, having taken part in the 160km Taupo Cycle Challenge nine times. He has served on the Wellington Registered Master Builders Association for 10 years, is the RMBF immediate past president and a current director of the RMBF. 


He is also a director of Master Build Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RMBF, which provides the Master Build 7-year guarantee covering loss of deposit, non-completion of building work, defective workmanship and defective materials. 


Building Research is an independent entity with a primary role of investment in research, technology transfer and scholarship activities. 


The Board is drawn widely from the construction sector, comprising nominees of the RMBF, Property Council of New Zealand, Building Industry Federation, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, New Zealand Contractors Federation, Local Government New Zealand, Business New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of Architects, Housing New Zealand Corporation and New Zealand Building Subcontractors Federation. The Board is responsible for determining how the Building Industry Research levy funds are invested