Builder specification

Ensuring a certified builder undertakes your project is the first step towards a reliable outcome
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Cool Colour technology in Black was applied to entry walls to reduce the effects of heat.

Every angle and facet of a renovation has to be carefully considered. The lengths gone to in securing the finance, deciding on the right approach, and finding an astute architect are all vital elements on the road to success but perhaps the most important step of all is locating a skilled, reliable tradesperson to carry out the work.

As a major financial investment, it is essential that your renovation is carried out to exacting standards, says Derek Baxter, CEO of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).


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This modern home was built by Buildwell Ltd, Christchurch. Rockcote's AAC Render system was applied by Get Plastered Ltd, Christchurch.

"Ensuring your builder belongs to the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand means the person entrusted with your project is appropriately trained and has the skills and business ethics to do a good job," he says. "Trade qualifications don't come lightly certified carpenters and builders undertake rigorous training and sit exacting exams to become trade qualified.

"The skills certified builders acquire mean their workmanship is of the highest standard it will stand the test of years and add to the value of your property."

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A view of a home built by CABNZ.

Two leading principles of the CBANZ's Code of Ethics and Conduct go a long way to explaining their advantages to act at all times with honesty, integrity, and responsibility and in the spirit of good faith; and to deal fairly and equitably with clients and other industry participants at all times.

For further details, contact CBANZ, PO Box 13405, Tauranga 3001, phone 0800 Certified (237 843). Or visit the website: www.certified.co.nz.

Jan 25, 2008
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