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Who is the New Zealand Building Industry Federation?

BIF is a trade organisation dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing the needs of the wider building and construction industry. Members predominantly include merchants, suppliers, and manufacturers to the sector.

How do I find out more about the Building Industry Federation?

You can make contact at the following address:

Building Industry Federation 10 Treasure Grove Hataitai, Wellington 6021

Ph 04 386 2793
Fax 04 386-3408
Email: bruce.kohn@xtra.co.nz

What information can I get sent to me?

A membership application for the Federation is included with the information pack on CRISworks, and on the BIF website.

What are some related websites?

www.buildingonline.com.au
www.enr.com
www.mbawa.com


What do I need to know about the Fair Trading Act?

"No person shall, in trade, engage in conduct that is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive". You can mislead or deceive inadvertently, and still be caught. It is common in those standard terms to place qualifications or limitations on the liability you are prepared to accept or the remedies available to the customer if something goes wrong. However if that customer is a consumer and the sale is covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act, they will have a range of remedies set out in that Act that you cannot contract out of. If you tell that customer in your standard terms and conditions of trade that they have only a limited range of remedies against you, that can be misleading and deceptive because depending on the limitations, it will usually be untrue.


BIF was formed in 2001 to effectively represent the interests of major industry participants including merchants, importers, distributors, manufacturers and wholesalers, construction companies and other service providers to government.

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