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G J Gardner tops residential building list

Franchised group house builder G J Gardner is New Zealand’s top residential building company, erecting 1462 new houses in the past year.

BCI New Zealand data showed G J Gardner built around double the number of new dwellings — valued at more than $531 million — than second-placed Mike Greer Homes, which built 750 new residences worth $214.2 million in the year to July 2017.

G J Gardner’s average new dwelling cost $363,790 and was an average 190sq m. Its business equated to 5.1% of the New Zealand new housing build by dollar value.

Mike Greer Homes’ average house size was 163sq m, with an average price of $285,612.

Classic Builders was third with 613 residences worth $190 million, an average 169sq m and $310,145 average price. Fletcher Building ranked fifth with 386 residences worth $110 million, an average area of 183sq m and average price of $285,575.

BCI New Zealand is part of the BCI Media Group, providing construction information across the Asia Pacific region. It operates 23 offices in 10 countries, reporting on construction projects across 13 countries.

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