Home' The Wellingtonian : March 15th 2012 Contents 14 THE WELLINGTONIAN, MARCH 15, 2012
Dimond has been a name synomomous
with Roll forming and Roofng in the
Wellington region for over 40 years.
During this me Dimond has emerged as a
market leader, suppor ng and promo ng
industry standards and bringing many new
innova ve products to the industry.
In a con nua on of these ac ons and in
light of recent changes to the building
codes, many home owners are possibly
unaware of the requirements for re-roofng
and the importance of selec ng the correct
contractor, par cularly when it comes to
The Department of Housing and Building
(DHB) have decided that all restricted
by Licensed Building Prac oner (LBP)
ROOFERS. These changes have been
introduced on 1st March 2012.
The Licensed Building Prac oner (LBP)
scheme is an important change in the
Building Act 2004 introduced to encourage
be er building design and construc on.
Below is some key informa on about the
FAQ - What are LBPs?
The scheme sets out a regulated process
where skilled and / or qualifed building
prac oners are required to demonstrate
their ability to meet industry consulted
competencies in order to obtain the status
of being a Licensed Building Prac oner
(LBP). The scheme has seven license classes
which includes Roofers.
The Scheme requires workers on site to be
supervised by a LBP. This gives them the
ability to ensure a high standard of work
and ensure the installa on company take
ownership and responsibility for their work.
If the company implemen ng the work
does not have LBP status they will need to
employ an independent contractor that can
take the responsibility to sign oﬀ the work.
FAQ - Does your re-roof require a building
Generally rule of thumb is if replacing like
for like, the answer is no, if you are replacing
one product for another eg concrete le
for lightweight long run, this will require a
building consent. Dimond customers are
able to take your job from consent to fnish
FAQ Are there any changes to Health and
Safety in the work place?
Fortunately many people have experienced
increased awareness of Health and Safety
in their own workplaces. However it
seems that domes cally the message
around people who are employed by the
homeowner to work around your home
seems to be taking a li le longer to get
through. Some contractors are happy to
take shortcuts just to get a job. OSH have
advised that they are now beginning to take
a hard line on those contractors that fout
their obliga ons.
Responsibility for Health and Safety on
your property falls mainly to the contractor
you engage. Contractors should be able to
assess whether your re roof job requires
scaﬀold or other safety precau ons. If you
receive a quote for proposed work from
another contractor that does not include
these precau ons, then its worth asking
the following ques on, If that person is
prepared to take a short cut with someones
life, then what short cuts will they be taking
when it comes to re-roofng your house.
So whilst the upfront costs of scaﬀolding
may seem high, the beneft is the work
will be done more eﬃciently (quicker) and
probably to a be er standard, not just
Dimond have partnered with a number
of customers in the Wellington area who
are embracing the above changes and
leading the way for the industry. These
professionals have excellent reputa ons
and the qualifca ons backed up by
Dimond and extensive warran es issued by
competencies in order to obtain the status
Dimond and changes to the Industry
Complete Roofng - 0800-476 638
S&B Construction - Roofng Division - 021 675 307
Tararua Roofng - (04) 569 3074
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Young seller: Liam Williams, 7, with his charity-voting table at Wadestown Fair. Photo: RHIANNON MCCONNELL
By RHIANNON MCCONNELL
Liam Williams had a novel twist on profit-sharing
at the Wadestown Fair.
He gave 10 per cent of his takings from the sale
of toys from his collection to the Child Cancer
Liam, 7, was unable to decide between the
SPCA and the Child Cancer Foundation, so opted
to let the buyers choose.
For each item customers bought, they nomi-
nated the charity of their choice by placing a poker
chip in the appropriate container. Liam raised $15
for the foundation, and his mother and her friend
Mary matched it.
He said he would buy Lego from his share.
His mother, Kristina Galyer, said: I suggested
cent of his pocket money to some sort of charity.
Liam was not the only young entrepreneur at
Marguerite Callam, 11, Nina Smith, 11, and
Tessa Inglis, 12, sold treats they had made at
home. I sold out of jellies in 45 minutes, Nina
said. The proceeds were split between the girls.
A bit of it goes to camp, then we pay our
parents for ingredients, then the rest is for us,
And the winner is...
Thanks to all those who entered our
Abba ticket giveaway.
The winners of the five double
passes to the show on March 23 are:
Rupert Buchanan, Amanda Cun-
ningham, Rebecca Hope, Greg Kerr
and Rhonda Taylor. Congra-
To organise collection of your
tickets please email us at
phone us on 474 0147.
Keep an eye out for more compe-
titions -- in fact, there s another one
this week. Can you find it in the
paper? Here s a hint -- it s on page 18.
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