Prefab Pam on RNZ Nine to noon: The power of prefabrication

Pamela Bell

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It's predicted that the country will need 100,000 new homes by 2030 - 70,000 in Auckland. Last week, it was reported that Fletcher Living has built a 170 square-metre house in just nine-and-a-half hours at Auckland's Hobsonville Point made largely of panels constructed off-site and put together on-site. The industry body, PrefabNZ, says this is not new. Prefabricated houses are 60 percent quicker to build, cost 15 percent less, have fewer defects than traditional builds and are more sustainable. Lynn Freeman speaks with Chief Executive Pamela Bell.

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