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Business Advice

Should MBIE Extend the Transition Period for Insulation Settings for New Housing?

MBIE would like your feedback on whether the transition period for the proposed insulation changes to new residential housing should be extended.

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30 May 2022
14 March 2022

Spare a thought for the builders… Building Material Prices Predicted to Continue Rising

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Following a 34% increase over the last 12 months, building product suppliers are estimating a further 11% increase in the price of their products over the next 6 months, according to the latest EBOSS Construction Supply Chain Update.

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21 February 2022

How Big is the Renovation Market in NZ?

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I analyse the latest Stats NZ figures to consider the growth of the alterations and additions market in New Zealand.

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14 December 2021

Building Material Costs Predicted to Increase Another 12% Over the Next 6 Months

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While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon.

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29 November 2021

Updated Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Builds

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the biggest energy efficiency changes to the Building Code in more than a decade on 29 November 2021.

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22 November 2021

BIM: A Review of the Last Eight Years and the Impact BIM Has Had on Business

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the eighth year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. In this blog post I share some of the biggest changes we've seen from 2014 to 2021. 

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26 October 2021

Streamlined Process for Product Substitution in Auckland Builds

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Auckland Council has now streamlined their process for assessing product substitutions to help builders deal with supply chain issues. 

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27 September 2021

Project Pricing with a Volatile Supply Chain

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With supply delays, product shortages and price increases affecting the industry, do we need to change our approach to managing pricing for upcoming projects?

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9 September 2021

Applying for an Exemption to Operate Under Level 4 for Auckland Based Product Suppliers

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The Government has launched the process of Auckland-based businesses looking to operate under Level 4. 

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8 September 2021

Webinar Video: A Deep Dive into the Construction Supply Chain Report

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In this webinar held on Tuesday 7 September 2021, Matthew Duder (Managing Director, EBOSS) analyses the results of the EBOSS Construction Supply Chain Report 2021 and Julien Leys (Chief Executive, Building Industry Federation of New Zealand) provides an update on travel and business exemptions.

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2 September 2021

Webinar Video: Reopening Building Sites at Level 3 and the Effect of the Supply Chain Crisis

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On Tuesday 31 August, Matthew Duder of EBOSS was joined by David Kelly (Chief Executive, Master Builders), Bruce McEwen, (Chief Executive, Placemakers) and Stephen Voyle (Principal, Context Architects) in a webinar looking at the return to Level 3 for sites South of Auckland, and the impact of supply chain issues. 

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