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China steel trade subsidies subject of dispute with NZ

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:16 pm | Building Industry Federation

Chinese subsidization of steel exports to New Zealand remains an issue to be resolved following a High Court ruling yesterday critical of advice provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to the former New Zealand Government. More >>

Urgent fix to new home consent process needed

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:55 am | Building Industry Federation

The Government must move as a matter of urgency to clear up the delays and confusion in the consent and compliance process costing home owners and industry thousands of dollars every year says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Claims against building supply chain an “exaggeration”

Friday, 4 May 2018, 12:42 pm | Building Industry Federation

“Claims by the Minister of Housing that the building materials supply industry is far too uncompetitive are an exaggeration,” says the Chief Executive of the Building Industry Federation, Bruce Kohn. More >>

Building standards and quality at risk

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:05 am | Building Industry Federation

The Government’s decade-long reform programme for greater accountability in the building industry is at risk because of a lack of resources to enforce quality and standards, says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Build consenting in Christchurch needs improvement

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 1:30 pm | Building Industry Federation

Builders, materials suppliers and designers will applaud the efforts of the Government to better the local government consenting process in Christchurch says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Facts at odds with claims on costs of new home building

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 10:25 am | Building Industry Federation

16 April, 2013 Facts at odds with claims on costs of new home building Cost increases in the supply of new housing in the Canterbury region have much more to do with aspects other than material and product prices says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Action on building industry training timely

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 6:38 pm | Building Industry Federation

Moves by the Government to boost training and employment programmes to assist in the rebuild of Canterbury are timely, says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Earthquake suggests a “hold” on standards review

Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 11:44 am | Building Industry Federation

A building standard review should be put on hold pending the results of studies into the performance of residential structures during the Canterbury earthquake, says the Building Industry Federation. More >>

Immediate gains from budget insulation initiative

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 6:00 pm | Building Industry Federation

The manufacturing and merchant chain of the building industry sees immediate gains in employment and activity in the industry from the insulation initiative in the budget. Building Industry Federation Chief Executive Bruce Kohn said today that 11 ... More >>

Recognition of building problems a positive step

Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 1:49 pm | Building Industry Federation

Recognition by the Minister of Building and Construction of the costs and problems imposed on local government and the building industry through implementation of the 2004 Building Act is a positive step forward, says the NZ Building Industry Federation ... More >>

Sustainable Building Challenges

Monday, 6 August 2007, 12:31 am | Building Industry Federation

Practical policy implementation of sustainable building concepts signalled in the Building Code Review discussion document released today will be especially challenging, says the New Zealand Building Industry Federation. More >>

Building consent issues under scrutiny

Thursday, 19 July 2007, 12:23 am | Building Industry Federation

An initiative to obtain nation-wide consistency in building product and systems consent processes through agreed industry-local government mechanisms was unveiled today. More >>

Green buildings less costly path

Monday, 2 April 2007, 1:52 pm | Building Industry Federation

An aggressive energy efficiency and conservation policy toward both commercial and residential buildings offers a more certain and less costly path to counter global warming than other alternatives, says the New Zealand Building Industry Federation ... More >>

Green buildings less costly path to improvement

Saturday, 31 March 2007, 3:55 pm | Building Industry Federation

An aggressive energy efficiency and conservation policy toward both commercial and residential buildings offers a more certain and less costly path to counter global warming than other alternatives, says the New Zealand Building Industry Federation ... More >>

Industry rejects claims of monopolistic practices

Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 1:56 pm | Building Industry Federation

New Zealand’s building material supply chain is characterised by price competition and quality products says the New Zealand Building Industry Federation. More >>

Timber treatment report should give confidence

Monday, 22 August 2005, 11:16 am | Building Industry Federation

The Building Industry Federation (BIF) today welcomed the report of the Department of Building and Housing on the timber treatment product TimberSaver Boron as one that should give confidence to builders and customers. More >>

Industry Moves to Allay Concerns over Timber

Friday, 29 April 2005, 3:14 pm | Building Industry Federation

The public can have confidence that timber used in residential construction is sufficiently strong and fit for purpose, said John Pfahlert, Chief Executive of the NZ Building Industry Federation. More >>

Uncertainty and chaos outcome of govt decision

Friday, 10 September 2004, 9:23 am | Building Industry Federation

Uncertainty and chaos in the housing market are likely consequences of the Government decision to exclude private building certifiers says the Chief Executive of the Building Industry Federation, Mr John Pfahlert. More >>

Uncertainty, Chaos Outcome of Govt's ABC Decision

Thursday, 9 September 2004, 5:49 pm | Building Industry Federation

Uncertainty and chaos in the housing market are likely consequences of the Government decision to exclude private building certifiers says the Chief Executive of the Building Industry Federation, Mr John Pfahlert. More >>

Industry Support for Revised Building Bill

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 4:10 pm | Building Industry Federation

The Building Industry Federation believes the Government Administration Select Committee has done a good job with the Building Bill reported back to Parliament yesterday. More >>

 

 

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