Industry suicide report highlights need for more effective support and prevention

The release last month of a report into suicides of construction industry workers has highlighted the need for all parts of the...

The ‘invisible’ costs of building a house in NZ

CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and services provider in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, says the recently-released Housing Stocktake Report contains underlying...

Giant global manufacturer partners with locally-owned tool company

Accent Tools Ltd has significantly expanded its sales and brand portfolio in New Zealand, with a newly-formed partnership with Apex Tool Group...

Angular Lexus showroom wins architecture award

A brave decision to build a one-car showroom on a high-profile site has paid off for GWD Lexus of Queenstown and Anna-Marie...

Asbestos: What are the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment?

Most builders know how dangerous asbestos can be to their health, but how many know the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment?

The ‘Wellbeing Budget’ — what was in it for the construction industry?

The Government’s recent “Wellbeing Budget” has promised to commit large sums of money to a number of sectors in an effort to...

Steel vs timber framing — the pros and cons

Steel framing versus timber framing — it’s a case of the tried and true against a still comparatively new method of construction...

New carpentry qualification rolled out

The Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has announced the roll-out of the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) which all new...

More apprentices sign up to showcase trade skills

More apprentices have entered this year’s Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year competition, reflecting an increased interest in building...

PSP team sprints to NZ Group A championship honours

The finale of this year’s Mouthfresh New Zealand Jetsprint Championships was held at the picturesque Wanaka jetsprint track recently, with the PSP Jetsprint team...