Setting the standard

Inspectors from national property inspection company Realsure Ltd have become the first in New Zealand to receive the newly created Building Surveyors Accreditation, as...

Bill to help leaky homes claimants arrives too late for some

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove says leaky homes claimants can now be certain that Weathertight Homes Tribunal and WHRS adjudicators are able to...

Safety test results with a twist

According to the results of a test conducted by Consumer magazine recently, seven ladders fall short of their specification claims.   The magazine tested 11 well-known...

From tanks to treasure — changing the rules for Wynyard Quarter

To enable the redevelopment of Wynyard Quarter from a bulk-liquid storage and industrial area into a world-class waterfront precinct, the Auckland City Council and...

Rules announced for building sector licensing

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove recently announced the rules for the licensing of building practitioners, a new regime aimed at raising building quality...

City set to move on tank farm development

Auckland City, buoyed by the successful negotiations to develop Wynyard Point, is keen to proceed with developing the waterfront by converting the “finger wharves”,...

Company pioneers climate neutral floor coverings

InterfaceNZ has announced an environmental first in New Zealand.   From July 1, all its InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles will be climate neutral, accounting for the greenhouse...

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...

Winstone Wallboards celebrates 80 years

This year Winstone Wallboards is celebrating its 80th anniversary since first manufacturing GIB plasterboard in New Zealand.   The modest hand-operated factory which first opened in...

Timaru builder crowned Jack of all Trades

Timaru builder James Williamson has won the title of New Zealand’s best all round tradie and $100,000 of prizes in the final of the...