The ‘invisible’ costs of building a house in NZ

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

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

Wanted: Construction partner in Antarctica

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a...

Industry suicide report highlights need for more effective support and prevention

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

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

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

Auckland’s urban sprawl accelerates

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

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

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.

Protecting your work site from Covid-19

By Building Today writer Jo Bailey Like many industries in New Zealand, the construction sector has been hit hard...

Spearhead Developments wins prestigious Supreme New Home award

Spearhead Developments’ Cromwell Hawk House has won the Supreme New Home, Craftsmanship, and CARTERS $1 million to $1.5 million New Home awards...

New Zealand’s top 100 homes announced

After lengthy deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition.