Subcontractors call for decision on voidable transactions

Subcontractors are calling for the Supreme Court to release its decision on the ability of liquidators to claw back payments made by insolvent companies...

Significant supplier sponsorship backs boost in quality of training for tradespeople

A newly-developed Continuing Professional (CPD) Development model and collaborative support from a significant industry supplier is set to lift the overall quality and consistency...

‘Residential industry not in great shape’

Jennian Homes is calling on the Government to take a stronger leadership role to restore consumer confidence in new home building. “The indicators...

NZI Centre scores ‘market leading’ NABERSNZ rating

Auckland’s NZI Centre has been awarded a 5-star “market leading” base building Certified Rating for energy use under NABERSNZ, the office building energy rating...

Timber Standard amended to ensure quality buildings

Springy floors, sagging lintels and walls moving excessively in high winds should be problems of the past with the introduction of Amendment 2 to...

New technology could cut energy costs significantly

Cutting-edge thermal technology mixed with building materials could save Kiwi home owners on energy costs by up to 16% each day, new research has...

New 52-storey residential tower to redefine Auckland skyline

Leading New Zealand architecture firm Peddle Thorp has released details of a 52-storey residential high-rise building on Customs Street East in the Auckland CBD,...

RMBF says building stats improved but concern remains about LVR policy impacts

The latest building consent figures indicate one of the highest months this year for the number of new homes and apartments consented. Statistics New Zealand...

RMBF laments worst year ever

Statistics New Zealand figures show 893 new home consents were issued in April, down 14.7% from the previous month. New home building consents issued...

Specialised connection service a money saver for builders

Although Genesis Energy has offered a specialised service to the trade for a number of years, it was renamed “Trade Connections” in 2013, and...