Residential building hit 15-year high

Auckland residential building consents hit a 15-year high for May, while any gains in the South were relatively modest. Nationally, new residential consents for May rose from 2794 a year ago to 3407, which was the highest monthly total since June 2004, Statistics New Zealand construction statistics manager Melissa McKenzie Read more…

Fletcher Building Announces Auckland Factory

Fletcher Building will be releasing more details on its new high-tech fast house-building factory next month. Chief executive of residential and land development at Fletcher, Steve Evans, announced a soon-to-open Auckland panelisation factory which will increase the pace of house-building. “We have a panelised factory that’s being negotiated now. We’re Read more…

Seascape Development Held Up

What was set to be New Zealand’s highest residential skyscaper has experienced long delays due to its fire design. The designers of Seascape Apartments have previously submitted a request of approval to only install one stairwell, rather than two, for its top-floor penthouses. The ruling should have been issued within Read more…

How automation will change building industry?

Automated construction companies boast the ability to make a small home in a day. It’s the future of construction, according to world-leading robotic fabrication expert Lauren Vasey. However, there are two big hurdles standing in the way of automated fabrication. “Building systems have been designed from very specific human assembly Read more…