Hitting the nail on the head – the importance of properly scoping and pricing your construction job

A recent High Court decision sets out the consequences of not including a clear pricing mechanism and scope of works in the contract.… Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on construction in Northland

The construction sector is among the hardest hit by the steps taken to address COVID-19. With the outbreak forcing a nationwide lock down (and more restrictions to come), the terms of standard construction contracts may no longer be suitable for the current landscape. … Read More

Congratulations to our newly promoted lawyers

Congratulations to Simon Davies-Colley and Heidi Mackey on their promotions to Senior Associate and Senior Lawyer respectively, effective 1 April 2019.… Read More

Constructing the right contract

Large construction projects are popping up everywhere in the North. Getting the right building contract in place up-front can avoid a lot of pain.… Read More

Relocatable houses – making sure your dream home arrives safe and sound

With property prices around the country reaching record highs, many people are looking to relocatable houses as a faster or more cost-effective option.… Read More

Building a house? Make sure your contract has you covered

If something goes wrong, then your building/construction contract is the document that covers disputes, remedies and processes to help eliminate arguments.… Read More

Getting paid under a construction contract

The contract can be written or oral, and relate to work that is commercial or residential. … Read More

Refresher: payment claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

The Construction Contracts Act provides quick and simple procedures to resolve disputes about money due under construction contracts.… Read More