All posts in "Tradie"

No More Tradie Surprises

1 February 2015

There is an embarrassingly high number of tradie horror stories in New Zealand. Heard the one about the locksmith who got a key copied for every home he visited? (That certainly wouldn’t happen is you use a reputed a Auckland locksmith like Chubb!) What about the builder who never turned up, but charged someone anyway? […]


Labour Urges Building Competition

20 December 2014

Labour Party’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says competition is essential to cut the costs of building materials. Even though New Zealander’s face lower incomes than their Australian counterparts, it costs up to 30% more to build a house here. In particular Twyford is concerned about German headquartered Knauf Plasterboard after it’s operation here was being […]


Auckland’s First House Building Factory Planned

15 December 2014

A factory to create pre assembled houses is excepted to step foot in Auckland within two years. The Pokeno based factory will create components for four houses every two days. The factory could make 1250 houses a year. Mike Greer founded the house building business Mike Greer Homes. He and a joint venture partner planned […]


Rotorua Development Demands Builders

7 December 2014

A new development on Lake Road in Rotorua has created demand for around 20 staff during construction. This development is being hailed as an example of the growth opportunities expected under the proposed District Plan. 106 to 108 Lake Road is being redeveloped to allow Big Save Furniture to expand. Big Save Furniture has been facing […]

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