17 smart ways to improve your bottom line

The following points are simple but smart ways to work more efficiently, reduce waste and make better returns without increasing your prices. They can...

Les Hall: A look back . . .

Wellington Registered Master Builders Association:  • Les Hall Builders Ltd has been a member of the WRMBA for 54 years  • Executive committee: 25 years •...

Hall honoured with QSM

Wellington Registered Master Builders Association stalwart Les Hall was honoured with a Queens Service Medal for community services recently. “It was pretty exciting,” Mr...

Grass roots strength

One of the themes that you often hear in the rugby union arena centres around ensuring “grass roots strength” — so that local players...

Salem Ltd v Top End Homes Ltd — Court of Appeal endorses the CCA

This case concerns the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and was argued in the Court of Appeal.  Top End was a building company that undertook the...

Contrasting design helps company win building award

A Kerikeri home built by the House Company which successfully combines two design styles earned the top accolade in the New Homes $200,000 -...

Commercial contractor leads the way in building innovation

Hawkins Construction was commended for its building expertise and collaborative approach when it was named national winner in the Commercial Award $2 - $5...

Why do building companies get stuck at a certain size?

Have you ever said to yourself:  • “I thought we were going to have a great year because I doubled my volume. But instead of...

Dunedin woman wins dream bathroom

A delighted Dunedin woman has won a $25,000 dream bathroom thanks to Mico Bathrooms and Registered Master Builders. The prize package was featured in...

RMBF: Softening market was expected

The latest building consents data from January 2006 was in line with expected industry trends, RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout says. While residential consents...