2006 House of the Year competition kicks off with a roar

I recently attended the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2006 House of the Year Awards in Nelson and, if this is any indication of the...

Accord and Satisfaction

This is an Australian Court of Appeal decision whereby the issue of Accord and Satisfaction (settlement) was considered. The builder performed residential building work...

Sydney’s Necropolis Receiving House

In the mid-19th century Sydney had a grave issue. The city had run out of cemetery plots. To resolve the matter, the City Fathers...

Lifetime commitment to building

As the principal of one of the Registered Master Builders Federation’s longest standing members, Rodger Bradford, from the Bradford Management Group, knows a thing...

CMS and RMBF cooking up a second serving

Future Proof Building and builder licensing is on the menu again as Lester Haycock from Construction Marketing Services (CMS) and Registered Master Builders Federation...

Why should I belong to my local Registered Master Builders Association?

I became a member of the Hawke’s Bay RMBA of the Registered Master Builders Federation in 1977 after completing a carpentry apprenticeship concurrently with...

Lifting quality in the building industry

The Registered Master Builders Federation has been advocating the introduction of builder licensing for many years. The launch of building practitioner licensing by the...

Licensing inevitable consequence of leaky building crisis

The leaky building issue is one of those phenomenon you don’t wish on any industry, but some positive consequences resulted out of it, and...

Two more cases on the Construction Contracts Act

This was an appeal from a District Court decision declining summary judgment on a payment claim. West City was a construction company and Mr...

Raurimu’s twisting spiral

The date: 1898. The problem: How to achieve a workable climb for New Zealand’s main trunk line from Taumarunui to the summit at National...