Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Zealand renovation demand strong

New Zealand renovation demand strong

New Zealanders have continued to spend more on renovating their homes over the last year, with market leading home renovation site Builderscrack.co.nz reporting a 62% increase in the number of home renovation and repair jobs posted in the year to March 2014.

Auckland growth was in line with the national average at 63%, with the hot housing market encouraging many to renovate before selling. Canterbury was up 78%, with growth driven by a strong housing market, as well as a number of homeowners choosing to opt out of the Fletcher process and manage their own earthquake repairs.

Gisborne and Taranaki were the fastest growing regions in the country, up 220% and 124% from the previous year. Waikato (114%) and Northland (105%) were also up strongly.

Wellington grew slower than the national average (43% increase), whilst Nelson and Bays was the only region to decline from the previous year (down 8%).

Mark Dickson, cofounder of Builderscrack.co.nz, stated that “a strong housing market in select areas and the Christchurch rebuild have driven demand for larger renovations. A warmer dryer summer also provided a boost to outdoor jobs like fence and deck construction, house painting across the country”.

About Builderscrack.co.nz
Builderscrack.co.nz is the leading website in New Zealand where homeowners can find good tradesmen, check reviews and get multiple competitive quotes quickly and easily. Over 50,000 jobs have been posted, and over 39,000 tradesmen reviews completed.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Crown Accounts: Government Ekes Out Six-Month Surplus Of $9M

The New Zealand government eked out a tiny surplus in the first six months of the fiscal year as growth in domestic consumption lifted the goods and services tax take, while uncertainties over the Kaikoura earthquake costs meant expenses were less than expected. More>>

ALSO:

Almost 400 Jobs: Shock At Cadbury's Dunedin Factory Closure

Workers at Cadbury in Dunedin are reeling after learning this morning that the iconic Cadbury factory is to close, with the loss of almost 400 jobs... “The company had reported it was doing well and this has come out of the blue,” says Chas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news