October 2005 Issue


School looks forward to return of construction contractors

Staff at the recently-completed Albany Junior High School in Auckland have just one issue with main contractor Multiplex Constructions — the state of the school’s […]

Building industry not a cash cow for local government

The building industry must not be regarded as a cash cow for local government, Construction Industry Council chairman John Pfahlert says. He says proposals by […]

The Louisiana Superdome

No building came to make us so aware of the human misery caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath than did the Louisiana Superdome. It […]

Choosing the right forum for your dispute

Over the past four years or so two acts have been passed in relation to the construction industry that provide alternative dispute resolution procedures for […]

Cemix keeps up with changing market

Cemix Drimix has developed plaster products not previously available in New Zealand, or which were restrictively expensive due to import costs. With a substantial number […]

Revolutionary system delivers four major benefits

During September Dimond held breakfast meetings around the South Island to launch its revolutionary new 185mm Fascia and Spouting system made in the South Island […]

CCANZ appoints new chairman

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) has appointed Andrew Moss as chairman of the Board. Andrew, a CCANZ Board member for two […]

Apperley takes reins at Eco Insulation

Paul Apperley has moved to Eco Insulation Ltd as general manager, after nearly 20 years’ experience in the insulation industry. He brings a wealth of […]

The Ford Mondeo — one answer to rising fuel costs

With petrol prices doing the dance of the upwards spiral, there’s no doubt the time of the small car is coming again — which is […]

BCITO inaugural Building Careers Week a great success

The first BCITO Building Careers Week has helped quench the public’s thirst for information on the building and construction sectors, and looks set to become […]

Commercial Award over $5million

Ross Home provides residential services for older people, incorporating Ross Home, Ross Hospital and residential cottages. It was first built by Fletcher Brothers and originally […]

Commercial Award $2million to $5million

An “incubator” for hi-tech companies involved in research and development, the tenants work in a wide variety of areas within the software and bio-technology sectors, […]

QBE Insurance Commercial Award under $2million

The judges commented that the building blends into the landscape so effortlessly, it could almost have grown out of the ground it sits upon.  “The […]

James Hardie show home award

Situated on a large corner site, an impressive sheltered entry and elegant foyer welcome you into this home constructed for acoustic stability, summer coolness and […]

NuLook Builders own home award

The house was conceived as a series of layers, with a strong emphasis placed on the horizontal, to give the home a designed elegant look.  […]

New Homes over $1million

The judges said not only was the site difficult, but that this was an extremely challenging design for the builder to execute.  It required a […]

New Homes $600,000 – $1million

This spacious, single-level, architecturally-designed home with vaulted ceilings in tongue and groove macrocarpa has an effortless fl ow to a covered outdoor entertainment area.  The […]

New Homes $400,000 – $600,000

This stunning beach-front home has been designed with a monopitch roof to fit within very restrictive height requirements. The view to the inner harbour and […]

New Homes $300,000 – $400,000

This attractive, substantial, low-maintenance home close to the city is planned for privacy and sunshine. It features a traditional design, with a French Provencal fl […]

New Homes $200,000-$300,000

Situated on one acre of land, this modern family home is positioned to take advantage of the superb rural views and year-round sun. Polished terracotta […]

New Homes under $200,000

This distinct contemporary home is full of rare and unusual design features which make it a stylish house to live in. Design features include an […]

PlaceMakers Renovation Award over $250,000

This house, originally built in 1939, has a classic feel and is set in the middle of Lower Hutt on 3/4 of an acre of […]

PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000

The brief for this renovation was to restore the dining/ lounge/family room and add a verandah to provide a covered walkway for this historic house, […]

Lifestyle Awards

GIB Living Solutions Award – for a better living environment Builder: Adobe Enterprise Ltd Site location: Bethlehem Heights, Tauranga  From the moment you step into […]

2005 Registered Master Builder of the year – Commercial

The brief was to construct four new luxury units as part of, but separate from, an existing lodge complex. The site was difficult, with no […]

2005 Registered Master Builder of the year – Residential and 2005 PlaceMakers Supreme Award Winner

This architecturally-designed home is organised around an internal black honed block. This wall forms the spine of the house and splits the living on the […]

Future Proof Building — ignore at your peril?

Future Proof Building is the next consumer-driven initiative that builders, designers and developers will need to embrace if they wish to deliver a sustainable product […]

Gargiulo top apprentice in Canterbury

Pierre Gargiulo, 22, of Harewood, Christchurch, has won the inaugural Registered Master Builders Carters 2005 Apprentice of the Year competition for the Canterbury region. Pierre […]

Constructive policies essential

As I write this column, caretaker Prime Minister Helen Clark is negotiating the terms of her third Labour-led Government with a number of the minor […]