Cladding, a simple way to make your home or commercial building look elegant. You can choose from a variety of cladding that suits the personality of your residential or commercial property. But, what went so wrong with the Grenfell Tower's cladding? Could there be a silent killer?
Christchurch City has come a long way since the earthquake devastated the homes of many. What was once one of the most stable secure part of a family was now in ruins or damaged. Around three quarters of homes in the Canterbury region were damaged or condemned inhabitable. With many homes unliveable, the quake was followed by increasing rent and house prices.
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It’s no secret that New Zealand is currently in the midst of a building boom. Record levels of growth within the building and construction industry are occurring across the country. This includes new home builds, renovations, rebuilds, commercial office, retail and hospitality development and civil infrastructure projects.
Looking around the nation at the major infrastructure projects in the pipeline in all major centres, the housing problems in Auckland, the rapidly changing skyline in Wellington, the ongoing ramifications of the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and more recently widespread flooding in Edgecumbe, it’s not difficult to understand the noticeable surge in construction activity here in New Zealand.
As with any country, New Zealand has a unique set of building conditions, geographical and climate based influences and legal requirements that need to be taken into account when building a new house.
From cars and shoes through to the mind blowing potential of actually ‘printing’ new organs for people in need of a transplant, 3D printing is set to revolutionise the creation of all manner of things on a global scale. Understandably the obvious potential for its application within the construction industry is beginning to emerge.
According to a recent article in the NZ Herald, the current building boom and subsequent increased lead times for sourcing building materials in New Zealand has led to a rise in the use of alternative (sometimes substandard) building materials and supplies. Largely due to a case of simple economics, the lack of supply versus high demand has provided opportunities for alternative (unproven in New Zealand) supplies to gain popularity in the marketplace.
Versatility is the key when working on site, having the right tools for the job is essential. All building professionals have a set of trusty and reliable tools central to any construction project. These are the ones they simply can’t do without, the ones that travel everywhere with them, the ones they rely on to get the job done.