Raising the bar in building consent processing

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove has announced the next step in helping local authorities gear up to meet new requirements to raise the...

Builders’ breakfasts focus on licensing

Following similar successful events last year, several leading building suppliers have joined forces with the Department of Building and Housing to host a series...

British Medical Journal hails link between home insulation and improved health

The British Medical Journal has profiled a collaborative research project including BRANZ based at the Wellington School of Medicine, which shows a conclusive link...

Feedback sought on building sector licensing rules

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove wants to hear from people in the building sector on key aspects of the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme,...

Lower value leaky home claims to be fast-tracked

Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove has announced another step in getting better outcomes for those affected by leaky homes, with the establishment of...

Concrete as sustainable construction material a key focus for industry

Promoting concrete as the sustainable construction material of choice is a priority of the cement and concrete industry, as determined at the recent Cement...

Council insurers decide against appeal action on Waitakere leaky home

Waitakere City resident Colleen Dicks is relieved that Riskpool, insurers for the Waitakere City Council, have dropped their High Court appeal over an award...

Insulation installation Standard a long time coming

At last the insulation industry has a Standard — NZS4246:2006 — that addresses long-standing issues of quality and compliance. Industry experts were gathered...

Judgement Day for New Zealand’s councils

A nationwide survey to find the best and worst councils in the country is being run by the makers of a popular television show....

WHRS Act new regulations: Background Information

What regulations have been approved? The Executive Council has approved regulations required to fully implement the WHRS Act 2006. There are...