2018 News


Helen Winkelmann appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand

Northland couple awarded more than $84,000 damages for faulty wall panels

Council making building consents easier

Engineers warned council over design of Wellington building damaged in Kaikōura quake

Scion building an innovation hub at Rotorua to welcome in the world

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirms KiwiBuild head hasn't been at work for weeks

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake


Builder in court after unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal

Christchurch Hospital contractor breached consent over non-approved pipes

Tauranga City Council settles with Bella Vista homeowners

Building consents go electronic in Far North

BCITO: Diversity the key to construction success

Building code out of date and won't ensure warm, dry homes

Skills shortage a target for construction minister - By Dave MacIntyre

It's time for leaders at all levels to step up - By Brett Murray


Wellington City Council consults on quake-prone 'priority' buildings

Ballot opens for the first Waikato KiwiBuild homes

Master Builders can step in to help customers of Taranaki building firm caught up in drug raidMinister rightly lacks confidence in KiwiBuild

Picking up the pieces: The story behind the Ebert Construction collapse


New look Steel & Tube board under pressure after seeing off takeover

Steel and Tube fined a record $1.9m for 'grossly negligent' conduct

Fletcher Building launches hostile takeover bid for Steel & Tube

CTV engineer Alan Reay involved in trouble-plagued Auckland project

GoShift building consents portal rebranded as Simpli

Auckland ratepayers still forking out millions on leaky buildings

Wellington's unreinforced masonry buildings secured

Auckland Council report reveals $600m surplus

Building consent numbers hit record last seen in 1970s

Action plan will address NZ's 30,000 construction worker shortfall

Government announces action plan to target construction worker shortage

Auckland builder loses licence after being found guilty of forgery

Construction industry urged to diversify in apprenticeships

Sir Michael Cullen to be new EQC chair

Is the Code fit for purpose?

Two carpentry Licensed Building Practitioners disciplined

Fletcher's play for Steel & Tube opportunistic

Fletcher to continue Steel & Tube pursuit

Fletcher $282m Steel & Tube offer 'compelling value': Ross Taylor


Major's solution to the country's housing crisis - think tiny

Bob Jones Building Delayed

Fletcher Living house built in a day at Hobsonville Point

BEAL CodeMark product certification body accreditation suspended


The Big Leak: Part 2

The Big Leak: Part 1

Knauf Insulation

Bad day for construction as interiors building firm Maven liquidated

Ebert Construction goes into receivership owing 'tens of millions'

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home

The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

Throwing a rock at the tiger: Accelerating your ability to adapt | Mai Chen | TEDxAuckland

Unlocking the local authority infrastructure funding puzzle

Coastal Hazards and Climate Change

NZ companies, councils, not 'walking talk' on climate risk

Fire report exposes Scott Base's flaws

Bunnings serves court documents on former Bella Vista director Danny Cancian, via newspaper ad

Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report

Insulation contractor 'deceived' clients with uncompleted jobs

Govt, product quality checker at odds over CodeMark scheme

Prefab company Matrix Homes in receivership

Building products approval scheme flawed - review

Building products approval certificates might be flawed
A review has found the Government's own gold-standard scheme to approve building products is badly flawed. It questions the competency and expertise of those issuing the powerful Codemark certificates.

Phil Pennington has been looking into this. Click here to listen to full Radio New Zealand interview

Replacement cladding fails fire safety test

Where KiwiBuild is at with one year to build 1000 houses

BuildNZ DAY 1

Kiwi Build - Phil Twyford & Amy Adams in their own words

Chinese Factory Building NZ Homes

Should we be planning for flying cars?


Construction company faces $3m fine for misleading customers

Are building products a rip-off or good value?


K3T Wall Panel System - About

'Deeply flawed' wall system being sold to unsuspecting kiwis

Wall panel system expands internationally

K3T Technical Data

K3T Code Mark Certificate of Conformity

Commerce Commission investigating 'flawed' wall panels


Wall system being sold to unsuspecting Kiwis

'Deeply flawed' wall panel system expands internationally

Unlicensed builder used forged council consent

Why more employers are bringing skilled migrants to NZ

Housing NZ Questioned over Irish prefab plans


Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over 'ticking time bomb' buildings

Cladding to blame for spread of Grenfell fire

Auckland has 13 high-rises clad in flammable aluminium panelling

Substandard building safety checks 'unacceptable'

103 aluminium clad buildings in Wellington, but 'no concerns' from council

Leaked report urges suspension of aluminium panels on high-rises

City council will get tough if building owners fail to meet revised deadline

Longer construction times part of busy industry, builders say

Blocks to affordable housing

Moving to medium-density

EQC Christchurch clean-up bill blows out by $200m

Wave of dodgy building materials sparks MBIE review

Builders' sign-off process creates weak link in regulation

NZ's biggest architectural firm, Jasmax, laying off staff

Auckland building practitioner has licence cancelled for serious breaches


Worksafe - Asbestos License Updates. Click here.

GoShift speeds up process. To read more, click here.


Steel Mesh - Commission lays charges over steel mesh claims. To read more, click here.

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