Building better foundations for the future

Born from the need to develop a more environmentally friendly alternative to the current polystyrene void forming pods, co-founders and directors of CLEVACO®, Andrew Minturn and Grant Brown officially launched the CLEVA POD® in New Zealand in September. 

Time to expand your team?

Many tradies find it hard to say ‘no’ to customers. Or feel they can’t knock back jobs as it will impact growth. So, they end up working longer and longer hours. Is the answer to expand and try to do more? Or stick it out and do as much as you can with the team you’ve got? 

Back to work? Keep your cool

In summer, the elements add an extra dimension to health and safety considerations in making businesses manage working in heat. The immediate and cumulative effects of heat exposure can prove catastrophic and mitigating these is a key part of health and safety on site, especially at this time of year. 

Women in trades: Where are we at in 2024?

Tradeswomen make three times fewer ACC claims compared to their male counterparts, more than half of female trade apprentices are still engaged in an industry related to their training ten years later, and one in three women in the trades are businessowners. So why aren't more women joining the trades?

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Understanding how the market drives interest rates

Understanding interest rate behaviour is important because it is the major driver of residential building.

Lessons learned from board decisions

Learn more and gain LBP points by taking the quiz on clause 3A of Schedule 1 of the Building Act, after Building Practitioners Board recently concluded an investigation which demonstrated its limitations. 

The Building Code update and what it means to you

What has changed within the Building Code and how is it important to you as a Licensed Building Practitioner? Find out and take the quiz to score LBP points.

Women in trades: Where are we at in 2024?

Tradeswomen make three times fewer ACC claims compared to their male counterparts, more than half of female trade apprentices are still engaged in an industry related to their training ten years later, and one in three women in the trades are businessowners. So why aren't more women joining the trades?

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NEW BESTWOOD DECORS

Bestwood is releasing four new, on-trend solid melamine colours into the market, as a complement to the two woodgrains launched late last year.

Vocational education boost for construction sector

A partnership announced by Registered Master Builders and Builders Academy New Zealand aims to develop a more robust and skilled workforce, offering more choice for aspiring carpentry apprentices across Aotearoa. 

2023 Apprentice of the Year Winners Announced

Now in its 20th year, the Registered Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year regional winners have been announced for 2023.

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