29 Jan 2019

Chch builders out of work as rebuild construction dries up

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 29 January 2019
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Some Christchurch building firms are so desperate for work they are cutting their margins to the point where they're not making any money. That may come as a surprise to people looking for a builder in other parts of the country, where nation-wide there is a construction shortage. But with the rebuild work almost over and a decline in the numbers of building consents, some builders in Canterbury have been left twiddling their thumbs.