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New Zealand trade associations

A comprehensive list of trade bodies, institutes, trade associations and regulatory organisations for the building, heating, plumbing, electrical industries in New Zealand.


Governing and qualifying organisations

Master Builders - Registered Master Builders Federation represents New Zealand's premier building and construction companies. With their heritage spanning over 100 years, they have an unsurpassed network throughout New Zealand and their members are dedicated to building New Zealand's homes, offices, hospitals and schools for many more years to come.

Building Industry Federation - Representing the supply chain of the building industry, providing meaningful responses to government on important policy issues that affect the construction sector. They are involved in advocacy to government, including promotion of standards development, engagement on key research issues, reviews of timber treatment and the resolution of issues arising from the Building Act of 2004. They also take an active interest in economic issues impacting on the industry including interest rates and immigration policy - key issues driving building demand.

Building Service Contractors of New Zealand - Building Services Contractors (BSC) has been representing New Zealand’s building services contractors and promoting excellence in the industry for more than 50 years. Their members range from sole operators to multi-national companies, including all New Zealand’s major contractors, and provide a diverse range of services from cleaning to grounds maintenance, security, rubbish removal and document destruction.

Concrete Association of New Zealand - By blending technical and marketing disciplines, as well as balancing growth opportunities with support for existing markets, CCANZ aims to ensure that industry decision makers realise the full potential of concrete. With over 250 corporate and individual members, those that seek to better understand concrete as key to a sustainable built environment include architects, designers, engineers, building contractors and students.

Certified Builders Association of New Zealand - The Certified Builders Association of New Zealand Inc is a community of craftsmen and was established in 1998 to recognise and promote qualified builders. Unless the builder is trade qualified they cannot become a member of the Certified Builders Association.

Claddings Institute of New Zealand - The Claddings Institute of New Zealand (CINZ) is a non-profit organisation established in 1991 to focus collective resources to promote quality performance of the building industry. CINZ is a small organisation that acts as a facilitator to bring together the resources of the many sectors that make up the claddings market. Over the last few years much of the focus has been on raising awareness the weather-tightness issue. Now the Institute’s focus is moving to education of the industry based on the latest available information.

Design Association of New Zealand - The Design Association of NZ Inc operates a voluntary registration scheme which aims to provide the public with a practical means of identifying a Design Practitioner who is bound by a Code of Ethics, has acceptable professional indemnity insurance cover, and can provide unequivocal evidence of their skills and knowledge of the discipline of design they have successfully practised to the public for a significant length of time.

Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand Inc - While you may be able, as a homeowner, to undertake some electrical work in your own home under certain conditions, the vast majority of homeowners will not be competent to meet these conditions, nor would they feel confident enough to put their family and property in danger. You need then to call on the services of a Registered Electrician with a practising licence. In today's climate you need a MASTERelectrician, a member of The Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ) who has met the MASTERelectricians criteria.

Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association of New Zealand Inc - The Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association was formed in 1998 as an independent not for profit industry association by a group of proactive Frame & Truss fabricators who were determined to raise the standards of the industry and commit to high quality framing practice in New Zealand. The FTMA NZ Inc is a self regulating and independently audited industry association representing the majority of the framing industry in New Zealand.

Institute of Refrigeration and Heating - The Institute was formed in 1989 following the amalgamation of NZIHVE (the New Zealand Institute of Heating and Ventilating Engineers) and NZIRACE (the New Zealand Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers). These original organisations had been operating for over 50 years in New Zealand.

Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand - The Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand Inc (Landscaping New Zealand) is an Incorporated Society whose mandate is to represent professionals practising landscape design, landscape construction and maintenance of landscapes

New Zealand Council - List of councils, district councils, regional councils and city councils within New Zealand.

Master Plumbers Association Inc - Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ was established in 1901 to support and promote excellence within the industry. We are the trade organisation that represents over 60% of the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.

Contractors Federation Inc - A safe, viable, and progressive sector meeting the needs of all its participants. A healthy civil construction sector is one where skilled and qualified clients, consultant, and contractors produce outcomes that deliver value for money for all participants.

Metal Roofing Manufacturers - The New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Association Inc (NZMRM) represents those companies that roll-form steel and other metals for roofing and cladding purposes. Commonly known as "Rollformers" there are 30 of these companies who are members of NZMRM. Members are involved in producing a wide range of profiled product, both painted and unpainted. The association is also active in the development and promotion of industry Standards and in conducting research that promotes the use of metal roofing and cladding.

Pine Manufacturers Association - The New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association Inc., more commonly known as the Pine Manufacturers, was incorporated in 1991 to promote New Zealand's ability to meet international demand for solidwood value-added products for the benefit of member companies and the economy as a whole.

Site Safe New Zealand - Assisting businesses to improve health and safety culture and practice, and reduce injuries - that's been their goal since 1999. Site Safe is membership based, not-for-profit, and their services cater to the entire construction and related industries. Their nationwide team of health and safety professionals deal directly with helping businesses. They offer safety systems, training, consultancy, audits, resources, information and more.