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...

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...

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...

Personal Warrant of Fitness — get yourself a check-up!

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Last week was Men’s Health Week (June 15-21). Registered Master Builders Association president Darrell Trigg says you look after your vehicles and site equipment...