June 2007 Issue


Big show presents new technology

More than 100 stands presenting new technology and a series of topical seminars and breakfast forums will inspire visitors from all key sectors of the […]

Hot and cold angle on speaker circuit

A national circuit of builder breakfasts entitled “Cold Calling” involving registered master builders and Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL) is to be held soon. The breakfast […]

Assessors sought for Licensed Building Practitioner scheme

The Department of Building and Housing has contracted Assessment Systems Ltd (ASL) to be its assessment agent for the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme, which […]

Bergin & Bergin v North Shore City Council & Others: Individuals behind developer companies

This High Court decision concerned a townhouse in Long Bay, Auckland. The second defendants had brought a claim for summary judgment against the plaintiffs and […]

The simple dignity that is Avebury

Avebury has always affected me deeply. I saw its standing stones first in 1973. It wasn’t their immensity, nor their simple grandeur — rather, the […]

Taking you into the future . . .

May saw the 2007 series of Future-Proofing Roadshows kick off. The first one was held in Wellington on May 22, and saw more than 250 […]

Carpentry literacy profile developed

As part of its proactive leadership role, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has commissioned Workbase to develop a literacy profile of a […]

Fit for a King

New Zealand Scaffolding Supplies takes its safety duty of care as seriously as its legal responsibilities. Director Laurie Sayers says the team lives by a […]

Accident count remains high

Safety statistics in the New Zealand construction sector remain a source of concern to the industry. According to ACC, it received 38 claims for work-related […]

Paying the price

A fall from height fatal accident in 2005 reportedly resulted in the second highest reparation order made under the Health and Safety in Employment Act […]

Continuous sheet ensures weathertightness at Vector

There’s no getting away from it, Auckland gets more than its fair share of rain. Surprising enough, how­ever, up until now Auckland City hasn’t had […]

Colour my world

A roof and its accessories need not be boringly conventional, but can be an exciting architectural feature that adds colour, texture and personality to a […]

Tried and trusted roofing systems to be introduced

Sika (NZ) Ltd will be introducing a new range of Sika Sarnafil roofing systems into New Zealand in the coming year. Sika Sarnafil is a […]

Quality sheet fixing vital

With today’s demands for quality products that are proven to stand the test of time and ensure weathertightness, roof sheet fixing is very important. The […]

Testing, testing, one two three

Modern roofing systems offer excellent durability and years of trouble-free service, provided the former is true of their fastening systems too. Ramset New Zealand product […]

Riding the Ranger — on automatic

When car manufacturers design cars, or utes for that matter, it is very easy to get tangled up in wish lists. One of the more […]

Mico continues its support of industry excellence

Mico Bathrooms, New Zealand’s premier plumbing supplies merchandiser for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, is continuing its support of the Registered Master Builders House of the […]

Patient care made easy

A purpose-built manufacturing and design facility constructed by Clelands Construction Ltd won the Taranaki-based builder the Seismic Industrial/Utility Project Award in the Registered Master Builders […]

Natural materials transform simplicity into stunning

Brackenridge Builders Ltd’s striking development of an Omaha Beach property gained the top prize in the New Homes $450,000-$600,000 category of the Registered Master Builders […]

Winner confirms right career choice

Paul Randall is sure he made the right choice in joining the construction industry after winning the Registered Master Builders 2006 Apprentice of the Year, […]

Getting it right for builders

A key strategy for the RMBF is for us to take a lead role within the building industry around the critical issues it faces — […]

Voluntary contributions add strength to RMBF and to the industry

Over the past 30 years the unselfish contribution RMBF members make to our elite organisation — and to the industry as a whole — has […]

RMBF presents inaugural Meritorious Service Award

The RMBF’s Meritorious Service Award sets out to recognise the significant contributions made by members to the RMBF and the construction industry as a whole. […]

RMBF Conference 2007 — an overview

Taranaki turned on some stunning weather for the record number of 420-plus attendees who gathered in New Plymouth in April for the annual Registered Master […]

Builder Practitioner Licensing

Building Practitioner Licensing will soon be introduced, and an indication of just how close it is is reflected in the fact that the company charged […]

Looking back on RMBF performance

One of the things we did at the recent RMBF conference in Taranaki is present our Annual Review for the work we did last year […]