Industry & LBP Info

New Zealand Certified Builders’ new mandatory guarantee scheme - Q&A with Grant Florence

Back in January New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB) introduced a mandatory building guarantee programme called the Halo 10-year Residential Guarantee Insurance Scheme.

We caught up with NZCB Chief Executive Grant Florence for an overview of how the scheme works, and how it can help both builders and home owners.

New Zealand Certified Builders’ new mandatory guarantee scheme - Q&A with Grant Florence

Changes to the LBP Skills Maintenance Scheme

As of November 2 2015, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) has introduced changes to the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) Skills Maintenance Scheme, in order to make skills maintenance more relevant and meaningful to each of the seven LBP license classes.  This transition will roll-out to LBPs as your current Skills Maintenance two year cycle comes to an end. 

Changes to the LBP Skills Maintenance Scheme

Site Safe NZ's tips for heading back to work

Coming back to work after the holiday season can be tough. After a relaxing summer holiday of BBQs and beaches, the first few weeks back at work can increase your stress levels, leading to anxiety and post-holiday blues. With that in mind, here are a few tips on making the return to work healthier, safer and more enjoyable, courtesy of Site Safe NZ.

Site Safe NZ's tips for heading back to work