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Residential building costs continue to climb but price rises have slowed, according to a new report by Quotable Value.
Auckland Council says it is aware of defects being discovered in apartment balconies in Australia, but it is not seeing anything like that here.
Construction costs are starting to ease.
The Cordell Construction Cost Index for building an average sized house only rose 0.6 percent in the June quarter, well below the average quarterly increases… Audio
Building inflation looks to have peaked, according to a new survey of the construction industry.
At least 40 councils are checking if any properties in their region are structurally at risk after a Taupō man allegedly forged the signatures of qualified engineers to sign off more than 1000…
Making housing a fundamental human right would help crack down on a range of factors contributing to the fact decent housing is not available to all in New Zealand, advocates and advisors say. Audio
Wellington Hospital is at least three years away from completing a $90 million fixit job on kilometres of faulty water pipes.
The latest cost blowouts for hospital projects include two Bay of Plenty mental health units poised to triple in price to $150 million. Audio
Locals in rural parts south of Auckland city are angry that the council wants to shift the goalposts on how the area is developed.
The region is forecast to see thousands of new homes over the next… Audio
Wellington City Council has released the locations of 25 buildings in the capital that are being checked, following the fatal Loafers Lodge fire.
The contractor laying the new track at the Whanganui Velodrome says the city missed an opportunity by not putting a $20 million roof over the complex.
Firefighters have warned Auckland Council the city's rapid growth means they sometimes run low on water to put out fires.
The development of a 13ha block of former forestry land has been announced for a city Regional Development Minister Kiri Allan says is "bursting at the seams".
Construction industry bosses say the Government is dragging its heels in finalising health and safety regulations drafted four years ago.
The complaints centre around the Plant, Structures and… Audio
This week builder Stan Scott is along to help out with any DIY projects you might have. Audio
A rise in build-to-rent and social housing projects could keep the construction sector ticking along during a downturn in activity.
Forest industry contractors are rapidly abandoning their business, following too many tough years with no improvement in sight.
Rural Gisborne whānau are sleeping easy at night, knowing they have a permanent home on the land of their tīpuna.
Key parts of a government proposal to bring in stronger fire protection for infill housing were withdrawn just days before the fatal Loafers Lodge fire.
When Pete Montgomery started building his tiny house on a friend's lifestyle block near Whakatāne, he had no idea he was doing anything illegal.