A guide to designing accessible public buildings was released today. Permanent or temporary disability affects about one quarter of the population at any one time and everyone should be able to access and use public buildings with their normal level of support.
The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance by the 1 July 2019 deadline.
A licensed building practitioner (LBP) who underquoted work on an Auckland home by nearly $250,000 has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for carrying out building work in a negligent or incompetent manner, failing to provide a record of work, and bringing the LBP scheme into disrepute.
MBIE released the latest Housing Affordability Measure data at midday today. HAM is an experimental housing affordability measure consisting of two indicators, one that tracks affordability for potential first-home buyers and one that tracks affordability for renters.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ran a consultation in June to review the fees and levies for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and Electrical Workers (EW) licensing and registration fees. From this process, new fees will be set in place from 21 January 2019.
All six of the original aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates suspended in July, have been removed from the CodeMark register, with each certificate either being revoked by MBIE, withdrawn by the manufacturer, or reissued as a new certificate following revision.