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Links 1 through 10 of 37 by Peter Cresswell tagged Building

John Key and Maurice Williamson are both saying taxpayers have to cough up for one-quarter of the multi-billion dollar leaky-home bill because it's all akin to "a natural disaster." For most people t...

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Since the very first signs of a screw-up, the two authorities I describe -- the Government's building industry authority and the country's leading building research organisation -- have adopted a "Who, us?" approach to the houses crumbling around them, ho

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Those opening remarks are made in the context of a UN report on 'children's well-being' released overnight and splashed all over this morning's news. It begins with this highly questionable assertion: "The true measure of a nation's standing is how well i

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The easiest place to spend over your budget when you're building or renovating these days is in your bathrooms -- and just try to sell a house without an en-suite! To find out how the bathroom has become (for some) the most expensive, and most loved, smal

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Here's a charming story about a client's adventures building a house designed by Bruce Goff. My favourite part is when his builders get hauled off to the police station at the behest of a developer who declared our writer's house "too dangerous for the ne

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Managing director Dean Hopper blamed the collapse of the six-year-old company mainly on significant delays in getting building consents for homes. By the time the council gave consent, he said, the cost of the building had exceeded the original contract p

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Think house prices are high? Owen McShane points out two reasons below. Reason One: land supply is being strangled by regulation, specifically by artificial city boundaries imposed by regional governments such as the Auckland Regional Council (ARC). Reaso

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I watched a film recently at the Auckland Architecture Film Festival in which a London architect explained to a Swiss banker that he wouldn't be moving in to his new building quite as soon as he thought he might. "In London," explained the architect patie

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However, you should be equally keen to visit the famous city of Pahrump. You may have never heard of it but we should all be intrigued by this Nevada city –- one hour's drive from Las Vegas. Pahrump not only has no planning codes or zoning – it has no

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So is this another global warming myth de-bunked then? As Owen McShane suggested here the other day, 'climate change' is having an effect: that is, the belief in climate change is having an effect. Expect this incident, for example, to have an effect on c

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