Category Archives: All Regions

News that appears in the Members Login area of the website for all Regions.

Choose the right software to make your business more efficient Spending too much time completing paperwork? Had enough of spending evenings and weekends wading through supplier invoices, generating client estimates, invoicing and employee paperwork. You’ve now decided you need some … more

MBIE funds over 120 building standards for free download

120 building standards are now available for free download. These have been funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to make it easier to comply with the Building Code. Standards New Zealand, and MBIE as the building … more

Advertising Levy Explained

The Advertising Levy is invoiced annually to all Business Members. The levy is used to fund the vast majority of homeowner facing advertising and communications for New Zealand Certified Builders Association on behalf of its members. Click to view the … more

Worried about scam emails?

What can you do to protect yourself and your business Reduce your digital footprint Check if your email address is compromised – see below Check if any websites have insecurely handled your passwords Software updates? Review then update Secure your … more

MBIE’s Building System Legislative Reform Consultation

As you may already be aware, MBIE is proposing major changes to New Zealand’s building laws. The aim is to strengthen and modernise our building laws, so all New Zealanders can have confidence in our built environment. The proposed changes … more

NZCB AGM | 21st Annual Conference & Expo

When: 14th & 15th JuneWhere: Christchurch Town Hall | ChristchurchLimited tickets available for Friday Night Mingler and Saturday Night Gala Dinner! REGISTER HERE now! ‘Into The Future’How technology is changing the building industry NZCB Annual General Meeting : 8.00am, Friday … more

Employer sues employee for poor workmanship

A designer who suffered finical loss putting employees work right was awarded compensation. This case as determined by the Employment Court demonstrates that employees are also expected to work with care and responsibility, after all that is what their employment … more

Unqualified and unsafe asbestos removal

Builder unlicensed to remove Asbestos is fined under new Asbestos regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The builder deceived his clients to think he was licensed and proceeded to remove the material in an unsafe manner.  Click … 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