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…

Flammable Panelling in High-rises

13 high-rise buildings in Auckland are covered in flammable aluminium panelling, but Auckland Council does not foresee any “immediate safety concerns” for the tenants. After the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) requested all councils to identify buildings covered by the Read more…

Construction Jobs

Construction Jobs : Trends and forecasts The construction industry contributed to at least 25 percent of employment growth between 2015 to 2018. The growth of the industry is primarily pushed by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Thousands of Canterbury homes and commercial buildings were either badly damaged or destroyed Read more…

KiwiBuild

KiwiBuild – What is it? In December 2017, the New Zealand Government has announced KiwiBuild which originates from Labour’s election promise. During the 2017 Election Campaign, the labour party announced they would aim to tackle the housing crisis.The Party took a holistic approach where its proposed policy would cover constraining Read more…