Three times better: buildnz designex and National Safety


Over more than 20 years, buildnz designex has gone from strength to strength, and that growth continues, with this year seeing a third string added to the bow of the country’s leading trade event for the building, construction, design, interiors and lighting industries.

For the first time ever, the largest event dedicated to workplace safety is co-located with the iconic buildnz designex duo.

Sales and events director Tony Waite says with 250+ specialist companies from throughout New Zealand and around the world coming together in one place to exhibit to more than 6000 visitors, it’s vital that industry professionals attend the show at the ASB Showgrounds on June 21 to 23.

There are very good business reasons to register now to attend this major event, that features a comprehensive programme of free professional development seminars, including international keynote speakers, special features, networking opportunities, show-only specials, and the opportunity to win a huge array of prizes (including a Ford Ranger XLT Ute).

As well as that, the seminars contribute to LBP skills maintenance points, with one hour of learning equalling one LBP point.

Among the exhibitors is German company OrbisWill. International sales manager Dominik Einhaus says visitors to their stand will be surprised.

“Making your way to booth 350E will give you the possibility of connecting to our level of expertise when it comes to the professional usage of pliers. Discover life testing of our products, introduction to our manufacturing standard and quality assurances, showcasing of our most innovative product lines patented by OrbisWill, as well as networking. Don’t miss the chance of getting in touch with us, because you can also win a limited and buildnz-only set of pliers made by OrbisWill.”

Used for thousands of years, clay remains the most sustainable solution for modern buildings. Its natural properties means it provides complete long-term sustainability, and increasingly sophisticated low-carbon product manufacture, giving a building life of more than 150 years with little or no maintenance.

That all means another European product at buildnz designex that will be of interest to many is the range from the largest producer of clay building materials worldwide, Wienerberger, as showcased by Stellaria NZ Ltd.

Visitors will be able to get hands-on with the seismic resistant Porotherm Clay Block Walling System, the broad range of more than 100 models of Koramic Clay Roofing Tiles in an extensive array of colours, and Terca Clay Facing Bricks, which combine aesthetics, tradition and innovation, incorporating a wide range of design options through the range of diverse colours, shapes and surface structures.

Among the hundreds of exhibitors at buildnz designex is one that helps the industry in a different way, says CertMark International certification team member Sammy Fowler.

“We’re a family-owned business with a head office on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. We have a number of specialists on our team located in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, United Kingdom and the United States.

“Our free, no-obligation, initial assessment allows our team members to discuss with you the certification or services that best suit the needs of your organisation. We also offer service in management systems, supplier assessment, scope of testing, assessment briefs and our environmental technology verification called Future Friendly.”

buildnz designex and the National Safety Show is a trade-only event, with free entry for those that register online at