Builders Busy With New Home Construction

Hawke’s Bay builders are bucking the national trend with the value of new home builds up $7 million last month, as the rest of the country experiences a slow-down. Figures from Statistics New Zealand show 55 building consents were granted for new dwellings in Hawke’s Bay last month, worth a combined value of $23m. That was up from 46 consents (worth $15m) in July last year, and up from $16m in June this year. A total of $136m-worth of new dwellings have now been consented since the start of the year but Registered Master Builders Association Hawke’s Bay president Scott Taylor said while that was ‘incredible” for the region, the “huge” demand also meant added pressures. Photo: A new house takes shape on Ferguson Avenue, Napier. Photo / Paul Taylor. For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 3 September 2018