23 10, 2014

Growth sparks Auckland job surge

By |October 23rd, 2014|Building Services, Economy, Small Business|0 Comments|

With the latest Auckland Economic Quarterly report released, the general comment is that the city’s strong economic growth is reflected in the strong labour market.

Anne Gibson, property editor of the NZ Herald writes;

The latest Auckland Economic Quarterly for the three months to June showed Auckland had 749,000 people employed, up on the 728,000 employed […]

18 08, 2014

Schools use Solar Power to generate Cash Income

By |August 18th, 2014|Building Services, Economy, Electrical, Small Business|0 Comments|

The Solar Power Generation
Schools are a perfect fit for solar power generation because they use the bulk of their electricity when the sun shines. They also have their longest holiday during the sunniest months of the year so can sell power back to the grid. However the capital cost of installing solar power is […]

22 05, 2014

Cash flows as rebuild moves into construction phase

By |May 22nd, 2014|Building Services, Economy|0 Comments|

Source: The Press, 23 May 2014

OPINION: Steve Wakefield, of the accountancy and financial services firm Deloitte, surveys the progress of the Christchurch rebuild.

Regional economic growth in Canterbury, underpinned by very strong employment figures, is robust and is one of the main drivers behind New Zealand’s growth story.

It’s against this backdrop that last week’s Budget […]

7 05, 2014

Construction set to reach records levels

By |May 7th, 2014|Building Services, Economy|0 Comments|


Chris Hutching, Building Innovation NZ Autumn 2014
Construction analyst BIS Shrapnel is predicting a construction boom bigger than anything seem before in New Zealand.
The Canterbury rebuild and rebound in the Auckland housing sector is expected to help drive the building sector to a new peak by year ending March 2016.
Remediation on leaky building will add […]

9 04, 2014

Has the Canterbury boom begun?

By |April 9th, 2014|Economy, Small Business|0 Comments|

Source: Marta Steeman – The Press, 24 March 2014 – Canterbury Boom

Soaring retail spending due to sales in hardware, building and garden supplies.

The Christchurch rebuild has sparked a growth spurt in retail spending with big sales of building supplies, garden supplies and hardware.

Canterbury spending is growing three times faster than the rest of the […]

7 04, 2014

Factory-building could cut $47,000 off each new home

By |April 7th, 2014|Building Services, Economy, Small Business|0 Comments|

Source: Anne Gibson – NZ Herald, 28 March 2014 

Factory-building could cut $47,000 off each new home built in factories under Labour’s planned KiwiBuild 100,000-house scheme, an opposition spokesman says.

Phil Twyford is addressing the Prefabrication NZ Conference in Auckland this morning and said a new report showed off-site house prefabrication could save thousands per house.

Value […]