Back in Time


20 years ago:

Extension of the guarantee scheme operated by Master Builders Federation subsidiary Master Build Services to all residential building work was timed to complement the Federation’s television advertising campaign.

MBF chief executive Trevor Allsebrook said automatic cover would effectively provide a long sought-after system of registration for builders.

“The guarantee, which will feature in the TV campaign, will give professional builders a marketable advantage over the cowboys,” he said.

15 years ago:

The 20 local awards functions were all to be sponsored by PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Winstone Wallboards, Origin Timeframe, Firth Industries and Tasman Insulation. These businesses were also sponsors for the national awards ceremony which was due to be held in Christchurch in 2000.

10 years ago:

The advice followed a comprehensive review, begun by the former Building Industry Authority and instigated by leaky building problems at the end of 2002, of the indemnity insurance certifiers were required to have. 

5 years ago:

“Without compromising quality and safety, MultiProof fast-tracks building consents for standard, multiple-use building designs. It will save time and money for consumers and builders,” Mr Williamson said.