Archived News and Media Releases

10 October 2016

Consultation relating to pool inspection and retailer notices

MBIE is seeking your feedback on proposed requirements to be made by regulatory instruments under the Building (Pools) Amendment Bill.

3 October 2016

National Business Review

Claims and rebuttals as steel class action heads toward the furnace

SALLY LINDSAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

ADINA THORN: ‘It was a big oversight and leaves more questions than answers’

Steel & Tube has written to its shareholders saying a class action launched by Auckland-based Adina Thorn Lawyers over its seismic steel mesh used in building foundations over the past four years has little chance of succeeding.

7 September 2016

Use licensed people for restricted building work

Why you need licensed people

We all want warm, dry and safe homes that are built to last.

Building rules help you build it right – protecting you and your home now and when you come to sell it. As the homeowner, some of these rules affect the choices you make.

29 July 2016

New publication - AS/NZS 2754.1:2016 - Adhesives for timber and timber products - Part 1: Adhesives for manufacture of plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)

Provides the specifications for adhesives suitable for use in the plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) manufacturing industry. It incorporates the technical content of AS 2754.1-1985. It also includes non-formaldehyde-based adhesives for use in non-structural, interior applications.

28 July 2016

Crisis in New Zealand log supply

New Zealand wood processing leaders held a hui with senior government officials and political leaders in Whangarei yesterday to assess the acute log supply shortage to local mills in Northland.

13 July 2016

 It’s important that reliable and resilient fire design features are used in the design of tall buildings. This advisory highlights the specific considerations for designing tall buildings to achieve the fire safety performance requirements of the Building Code.

13 July 2016

A new practice advisory explains the need for early site investigation, as a key element in controlling the costs of a project and delivering good building performance.

9 May 2016

Proposed ban on retrofitting foil insulation into residential buildings.
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is beginning consultation on a proposal to issue a ban, under section 26 of the Building Act, which will prevent people retrofitting residential buildings with foil insulation.

9 May 2016

NZS 4246:2016 Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings provides guidance for the correct installation of quality insulation products by installers and consumers to achieve the intended thermal performance in buildings without compromising the durability and safety of insulation or building elements and the health and safety of installers and building occupants.

28 April 2016

Thursday April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work (aka ‘Worker’s Memorial Day’).

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