Category Archives: Members News

Building Trade Professionals Workshops

Maintaining Profit through Project Management We are about to hit the road with our next round of Educational Workshops.  We have joined forces with project management specialist Xigo, to deliver workshops throughout the country to up-skill the building industry, ensuring … more

Suspension of six aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates

Following a number of high profile fires involving combustible, polyethylene core aluminium composite panels (ACPs) used as external cladding, the use of the ACP has been the subject of a number of avenues of inquiry, both in New Zealand and … more

Talking Timber – BRANZ Seminars 2018

This Talking Timber seminar will travel along the path of timber as it is prepared for a career in the building industry. Starting off in the forest, we will explore the influences on timber as it grows and how this will … more

Another highly successful NZCB Apprentice Challenge.

Congratulation’s to the winner Matt Hatchard from NorthTec, 2nd place setter Robert Piutau from Unitec and 3rd place Tomas Ashley from NMIT. The 18 Finalist represented their regions & ITP’s with pride & passion. Special thanks to our 2018 Industry … more

Consultation on changes to licensed building practitioner fees and scheme levy

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing the fees and levy for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and we would like to hear from you. The fees and levy have not been changed since the scheme … more

Industry given poor advice: Prime Cost Sums v Provisional Sum

Recently there was an electronic mail out to Building Practitioners by The Building Hub. A section of content within this mail out, implies that builders could take a mark up on the labour and materials supplied by the client into … more

Is it defective?

Recently Jason McClintock posted this question on the Associations FaceBook page… If a product is not installed as per manufacturers specification but it is still meeting its performance criteria as required under the Building Code, is it considered defective? Lots of … more

KiwiBuild Summit @ buildnz 4th & 5th July

FREE TO ATTEND for all industry professionals, the KiwBuild Summit located within buildnz | designex will be emceed by leading journalist and commentator, Duncan Garner and fronted by Hon. Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Transport, and … more

Noel Leeming and Torpedo 7 Friends and Family Week – May 2018

Friends and Family week at Noel Leeming runs from Mon 21st May 2018 – Sun 27th May. Cost + 5% on all TV’s, computers, whiteware and mobile phones Cost + 7.5% on all small appliances, vacuums, heating, furniture and ink. … more

Insuring against sub-contractor defects

Recently there has been discussion within the Association’s Facebook page involving a situation whereby a sub-contractor was engaged to lay concrete. This contractor then went out of business, in the meantime the client rejected the finish of the concrete. This … more