Protect businesses, jobs and skills by investing in the vertical construction industry

The chief executive of one of New Zealand’s leading commercial construction companies is asking the Government to consider underwriting the vertical construction...

Preparing your business for the rebound

Over the next four, six or eight weeks (who really knows) your focus will be on managing your business and getting it...

Site theft — the traumatic effects of burglary on clients and builders

By Building Today writer Jo Bailey In October last year, two weeks before I was...

Smarter than your average home

Dimming lights, motorised blinds, thermostats and timers were becoming the minimum expectations in new builds over a decade ago.

Year in review

This year has been significant for our sector. Before we take a well-deserved break, we should take a moment to reflect on...

Play the ‘holiday game’, and make some required changes

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says it’s time to play the holiday game — which means four or five days...

Contractual mistake in sale and purchase of a leaky house

Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd of Auckland law firm Legal Vision review a recent case which concerned a contractual mistake in an...

Risky business

Architect Don Bunting wonders whether warranty insurance is the best way to ensure building quality? The Ministry of Business...

Clarifying the case on climate change . . .

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand responds to his responders, clarifying his stance on climate change. Whoever said...

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision evaluates a case that addresses the interplay between the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and...