Biggest building and design show to run in June

Keen interest is already being shown in this year's major building industry event, BuildNZ designEXNZ 07, which runs from June 24 to 26 at...

LBP rules cause for major RMBF concern

The rules that will set out the standards of competence that building practitioners must meet in order to be licensed were announced recently by...

Scanning device developed to detect rotten wood

A group of New Zealand scientists has developed a portable X-ray scanning device that can differentiate between good wood and rotten wood, providing a...

Registered Master Builders says record lows no surprise

Residential building consents for March 2011 were up marginally at 2.2% but down 28% since April 2010 to the lowest level since the series...

Important to check materials documentation

By MBIE manager, determinations and assurance, John Gardiner   A number of recent concerns about building products highlights the importance of checking evidence supplied with products...

Enhanced site helps home owners make informed choices

Building Issues Minister Clayton Cosgrove and Consumers' Institute chief executive David Russell recently launched the enhanced ConsumerBuild web site, aimed at improving New Zealanders'...

Aorangi wins big Green Building award

Aorangi House, one of New Zealand’s most energy-smart buildings, has co-won the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award in the Commercial category, as...

Hirepool swallows Hirequip

Hirepool’s purchase of Hirequip was finalised recently, with the newly-created business targeting a range of growth opportunities nationwide. Mike Foureur, executive director of...

New homes exempt from LVR restrictions

The Registered Master Builders Association is delighted with the Reserve Bank’s recent announcement that the construction of new homes are to now become exempt...

Tale of two cities ‘well entrenched’

The latest residential building consent figures show demand for new housing continuing to strengthen. The trend for new home consents is at its...