10 [Edition datE] 1 Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District Assuring your build From time to time, a building company lets its clients down by being extremely unreliable, through poor workmanship, or due to business failure. Where a business goes into liquidation, any deposit and/or progress payments made before work has begun or during construction may be lost. The effect of such an occurrence can be minimised by choosing a Registered Master Builder who is accredited with the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand Inc. This organisation which was established in 1892 works with its members at a regional level while having political influence nationally. Its members are individual building contractors and apprentices through to major building companies. Its role, to promote high quality building work and share best industry practices with its membership. To become a Registered Master Builder, individuals must: have had at least six years’ industry experience; possess relevant trade qualifications; be assessed on their practical management experience; have their work checked to ensure it meets a high standard and client requirements; and provide evidence from suppliers, bank and accountant that they are financially responsible. Members of the association are able to provide a ten year standard guarantee for their workmanship on residential homes they build, which is backed up by the Registered Master Builders Association. A Master Builders’ guarantee covers: Loss of deposit – the lesser of up to 5% of the contract price or $20,000 (GST included), with the option to remove this cover from the guarantee. Non-completion of work – the lesser of up to 10% of the contract price or $40,000 (GST included), with the option to remove this cover from the guarantee. Defective materials and workmanship – for two years after completion and a Notice of Practical Completion has been issued. This relates to substantial premature material failure or the builder’s failure to comply with the contract, building consent, law, or manufacturer’s/supplier’s installation or use instructions. Structural defects – these are covered for ten years from the date of code of compliance for actual physical damage to the structural aspects of the building. Rot and fungal decay – in cases such as leaky buildings. The Department of Building and Housing’s ‘building envelope risk matrix’ for weather tightness is applied at the time of building consent and a score of 12 or lower is required. The more complex the design, the greater the risk of a higher score, while high wind zones can also influence this. The Registered Master Builders’ Association can advise on whether a building company is a member of their association and their membership status. They can be contacted on 0800 762 328. They can also provide a list of builders in your area. The financial risk associated with the building process can also be minimised by only making progress payments after the work has been completed, and if money paid in advance is held in a safe trust account until the work it relates to has been carried out. Build your next home with Artisan Homes Your local registered Master Builder 5 Broomleigh Drive in Rolleston’s Faringdon Artisan Homes’ show home is open every day (Fri by Appt) 8.30am-5pm Mon-Thur, Fri by appointment, and 12-4pm Sat/Sun. To contact Rob: phone 374 9172, mobile 021 324 876 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are viewable in high resolution digital at www.artisanhomes.co.nz Let Rob and his team work with you to produce your own unique plan. Office & Show Home- 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone - 03 374 9172 or Rob 021 324 876 E-mail - email@example.com | www.artisanhomes.co.nz Builders of superior homes.