The Trump Wall (cont.)

  In May last year we commented on this blog on the seemingly impossible suggestion of a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico, outlining the many obstacles to be overcome before the wall could even be considered as a remote possibility. However, President Trump has never let the seemingly impossible stop him and has moved…

Construction investment at record high

For the first time in 12 years, the number of new homes consented to in Auckland exceeded 10,000 (as at November 2016). Over 1156 consents were issued in November alone, making it the strongest month for consents in more than 10 years. The Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Dr Nick Smith, highlighted the importance…

Cutting costs?

New Zealand is experiencing a well-publicised high level of demand for construction services at the moment. But is this increased demand compromising the quality of the homes we are producing? While we would hope not, Amanda Saxton suggests that building inspectors are telling a different story, and are said to be experiencing an increased volume…