Archived News and Media Releases

11 December 2015

 As part of the rollout of the new LBP Skills Maintenance system MBIE recently introduced, LBPs are now able to complete Record of Work (RoW) and Certificate of Work (CoW) forms online.

11 December 2015

 The Code of Practice for Design, Installation and Seismic Restraint of Suspended ceilings has been released by the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries of NZ in response to recommendations from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

4 December 2015

 The number of new dwellings consented rose in Auckland, but decreased in Canterbury, in October 2015 compared with October 2014, Statistics New Zealand said.

23 November 2015

 Residential building activity in the Taupo District has increased to levels not seen since 2007, with Kinloch standing out as an increasingly popular choice for those building new homes.

23 November 2015

 A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.

14 November 2015

 The completion of the 100th house at the Waimahia Inlet housing development in Auckland was welcomed this afternoon by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says the project is symbolic of the Government’s progress on housing.

11 November 2015

 The number of residential and commercial building consents issued for Rotorua properties continues to go up.

7 October 2015

Two Havelock North men have been convicted and fined for carrying out sanitary plumbing and drainlaying work without authorisation.

4 September 2015

 An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $1,200 plus court costs and solicitors fees for providing information that was intended to cause, or may reasonably have caused, a homeowner to think he was a registered or licensed tradesperson. 

17 July 2015

Two Licensed Building Practitioners have been held to account by the Building Practitioners Board for poor workmanship.

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