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Sunday September 23, 2018

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Leaky Building Syndrome: Will Australia Be the Next to Suffer?
Business
Tuesday September 5 2017

Leaky Building Syndrome: Will Australia Be the Next to Suffer?

Is Australia set to follow in the footsteps of Canada and New Zealand and face its own leaky building syndrome disaster in the near future? Canada...

Leaks Beneath the Surface
Residential
Tuesday July 11 2017

Leaks Beneath the Surface

The Australian housing market demands affordable, quality homes. For a potential buyer inspecting a newly-built home, the only observable measures of build quality are often cosmetic...

NZ James Hardie Class Action Gets go Ahead
Business
Tuesday October 18 2016

NZ James Hardie Class Action Gets go Ahead

The New Zealand High Court has given permission for a leaky building class action to proceed against cladding maker James Hardie.

How to Improve the Building Ethos
Business
Wednesday September 28 2016

How to Improve the Building Ethos

How can we ensure issues such as the leaky building issue in NZ don't crop up in Australia, particularly given the laxity of our regulatory regime?

Carters Takes Leaky Building Case to NZ Supreme Court
Commercial
Thursday April 14 2016

Carters Takes Leaky Building Case to NZ Supreme Court

Carter Holt Harvey has gone to the Supreme Court in Wellington on in a final effort to toss out a claim that it's liable for the...

The High Court and Leaky Buildings
Business
Monday May 18 2015

The High Court and Leaky Buildings

Most of us will have heard of the “leaky building” phenomenon afflicting building works across the Tasman, but how much of this is down to poor...

Class Action Considered Over Defective Cladding
Residential
Wednesday March 11 2015

Class Action Considered Over Defective Cladding

Law firm Adina Thorn Lawyers is asking leaky building owners to join a proposed class suit against plaster cladding manufacturers, which it says could seek damages...