Consents for new homes in Auckland rose 24% in the year to March, to 13,874, and consents nationally rose 10% to top 34,500.
Building & Construction Minister Jenny Salesa released the Government’s building law proposals for public consultation yesterday.
Dublin-registered but historically Australian building materials supplier James Hardie Industries plc has failed in an attempt to limit, to local subsidiaries, a court action over defective cladding taken by 5 Metlifecare retirement village companies & individual unit owners.
ANZ Bank NZ Ltd introduced a new factor to its lending policy today – a discount for lifting the construction standard.
Consents for new homes in February topped 3000 in a month for the 6th time since August 2017, after a stronger than usual January.
Statistics NZ said today consents for new homes were 30% higher in both January & February compared to those months last year.