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 in the process of negotiating a lease and it will be in Auckland,” he said.
“In June, we will prove it works for terraced homes at Hobsonville Point as well,” Evans added.
Thousands of new residences have been planned across Beachlands, Hobsonville Point, Karaka, Kowhai Ridge, Ormiston, Red Beach, Stonefields, Swanson, Three Kings, Totara Heights, Waiata Shores in Manukau, Whenuapai and Christchurch.
Last year, Fletcher’s showcased its construction technology in a time lapse video, in which a $2 million Auckland duplex was built in four days.
Fletcher had also constructed a single Auckland house in one day.
Evans contended that the average time allotted to building Auckland houses is around six to nine months. Fletcher Living’s target was one day, but erecting a duplex in four days was already a great milestone.
As such, the construction giant is keen to collaborate with the Government and support and accelerate the KiwiBuild scheme.
“Fletcher will tell the Government what we’re already doing and encourage it to make more land available for KiwiBuild homes which we would build. We’re already building homes that satisfy the KiwiBuild criteria in Massey and on the former Manukau Golf Course,” Evans said.