Promoting, supporting and educating the masonry trades

The Federation

What we do for the Brick and Blocklaying Industry

  • Set workmanship workmanship quality standards and customer service focus
  • Promote higher standards of training for all levels of the trade
  • Develop strong ties with kindred organisations for the benefit of our members
  • Act as watchdog to ensure maintenance of good trade practices
  • Make our voice heard with government – at both national and local level

More specifically our work includes:

Working with Government: 
On matters of direct importance to the trade; legislative, policy, fiscal, industrial etc.

Working with merchants and manufacturers:
Representation on matters of quality, technical information, discounts, etc.

Working with kindred organisations:

  • To promote the ideology that tradespeople that are connected to industry groups generally are more knowledgeable and have good trade practises 
  • To identify common regulatory and behavioural improvements and work together with government to implement them
  • To identify cost effective way of training and communicating within the sector 

Supporting our Affiliated Regional Associations

  • to promote the aims of the Federation into their local communities
  • Regular meetings of members to share information
  • Trade evenings to provide product information and techniques
  • Promotion of the trade, and apprenticeships through membership of the local apprenticeship committee.
  • Liaison with local specifiers to achieve the best end result.
  • Encouraging registration of members to ensure work skills are of the highest possible standard.

Who we are

First formed in 1966, our operations now embrace all masonry tradespeople working in New Zealand and manufacturers and suppliers of our products.  We have fourteen regional associations belonging to the Federation each having their own individual memberships.

Governance of the Federation is by a seven member Executive, elected at each annual conference.

Chief Executive, Melanie McIver, is based in Wellington and is a staunch advocate and promoter of the trade. Previously at MBIE, she played an integral part in the successful launch of the Licensed Building Practitioner scheme.