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August 2017

Construction and Building Round Up

Radiata laminated Clears grade fins installed by Paragon Construction

Radiata Clears laminated grade fins installed by Paragon Construction

Building Round Up – Building consents as shown below in the graph (sourced from the Department of Statistics). The end of June figures report building  consents being issued at around 30,000 per annum. Builders report mainly busy times at the top end of the market but fairly slow on the middle to bottom end. This reflects I guess the slowdown in the market. No where is this more evident than in Christchurch. Even Auckland has a lot of builders worried about work loads. The other issue is that way too many builders and especially commercial construction contractors are not making enough money.  Equally there is a lot of talk about rising building costs but the materials suppliers are not making super profits, the builders are certainly not.  The costs to build have risen a lot due to the huge increase in regulatory requirements ( health and safety, building code changes, council and government rules and laws(i.e. RMA, Fire Code). 

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Timspec Cedar in action

Broswick Builders using good old Timspec. Accoya used on verandah.

Broswick Builders again

Accoya weather boards

Oak T&G - hard to beat

American White Oak stair treads

Broswick Builders winning team at the Master Builders awards

Accoya posts in black with Cedar from Christchurch job

Accoya posts and cedar screen from Christchurch

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