The ‘invisible’ costs of building a house in NZ

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CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and services provider in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, says the recently-released Housing Stocktake Report contains underlying...

New building consent exemptions from August 2020 — what do they really mean?

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Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says overall, the changes allowing more building projects to be completed without a building consent are...

New Zealand’s affordable housing crisis — why is it near impossible to produce low-cost...

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Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says there is a massive disconnect between supply and demand for affordable housing. So why, he...

MX FUEL System of cordless equipment launched in NZ

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The MX FUEL Equipment System from Milwaukee Tools was launched in New Zealand recently. Milwaukee Tools says the ground-breaking cordless system revolutionises the equipment market...

NZ’s largest distribution centre to sport the equivalent of 14 netball courts’ worth of...

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Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) will install the largest array of solar panels in New Zealand on the roof of its distribution centre currently under...

Wanted: Construction partner in Antarctica

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Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference —...

Europe’s largest 3D printer builds two-storey house

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In just a few short years, 3D printed architecture technology has matured from producing basic hut-like homes to creating a community of low-cost housing. Another interesting development in...

Industry suicide report highlights need for more effective support and prevention

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The release last month of a report into suicides of construction industry workers has highlighted the need for all parts of the industry to...

Auckland’s urban sprawl accelerates

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The Auckland Council has approved two structure plans for more than 34,000 homes to be built in the Drury and Pukekohe areas in South...

Year in review

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This year has been significant for our sector. Before we take a well-deserved break, we should take a moment to reflect on what we’ve...