Category Archives: All Regions

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

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

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