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PrefabNZ Media Stories/ Mentions/ Interviews From The Last 2 Weeks

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A list of media stories, mentions, interviews PrefabNZ has had in the last 2 weeks of March 2018.

Disrupting Construction For Good

From: National Business Review

Published: 14:07 19/03/2018

Prefab NZ predicts up to 70% of new houses under KiwiBuild could be built using prefabrication.


Solutions To Cure Housing Needs

From: National Business Review

Published: 15:06 16/03/2018

Several Japanese companies regularly produce more than 10,000 new prefab homes a year. ... In Germany, 9% of permits for new residential buildings are for prefabs. ... In the Netherlands, 20% of all new housing uses an element of prefabrication, although this pales in comparison to Sweden where a staggering 84% of detached homes use prefab components.


John Roil: Are We Facing Housing Armageddon?

From: Hawke's Bay Today

Published: 10:12 16/03/2018

There has been a bit of a stigma to prefabricated building thanks to the old prefab classrooms many of us were educated in, but these days it's very hard to see the difference between prefabricated houses and design/build houses. ... Cottages NZ has been a member of Prefabrication NZ for over a decade and has built hundreds of prefabricated houses, commercial offices and education facilities. ... Prefab NZ is doing a fantastic job of promoting this construction method as a way for government to keep to its promise.

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Housing Minister Phil Twyford is anticipating a significant chuck of the Government’s KiwiBuild homes will be prefabricated and is anticipating bringing overseas companies to NZ to get the work done

From: Interest.co.nz

Published: 08:31 16/03/2018

Last week, Twyford told Prefab NZ’s Auckland conference that the Government’s 100,000 KiwiBuild homes goal was not possible without the use of prefabricated homes - houses that are built in factories and then assembled on site. ... Twyford says New Zealand’s prefab industry is still in the "early stages of development." ... There are a number of prefab companies already operating in New Zealand which he says are ready to step up, for example, EasyBuild based in Masterton and Fletcher Building.


Prefabrication The Smart Answer

From: Hawke's Bay Today

Published: 04:45 16/03/2018

There has been a bit of a stigma to prefabricated building thanks to the old prefab classrooms many of us were educated in, but these days it's very hard to see the difference between prefabricated houses and design/build houses. ... Cottages NZ has been a member of Prefabrication NZ for over a decade and has built hundreds of prefabricated houses, commercial offices and education facilities. ... Prefab NZ is doing a fantastic job of promoting this construction method as a way for government to keep to its promise.


Home & Garden: In case you missed it

From: Radio Live

Published: 09:55 11/03/2018

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has said the Government's Kiwibuild program won’t be able to meet his target if it doesn’t use prefab housing. ... Why does Prefab Housing have a stigma with many people that its substandard?Tony talks with Pamela Bell Chief Executive Prefab NZ.

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NZ's Crowded Schools

From: Sunday Star-Times

Published: 06:00 11/03/2018

Eleven prefab classes encroach on its field space. ... However, more and more of the school field is being filled with prefabs.

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NZ's most crowded schools

From: Stuff.co.nz

Published: 05:12 11/03/2018

PREFABS AND BIG CLASSES ... Eleven prefab classes are encroaching on its field space. ... More and more of the school field space is being taken up by prefabs - some were trucked onto the site in 2015, but it hasn't been enough.


Govt Could Build 7000 Homes A Year With Prefab

From: Radio New Zealand Audio

Published: 18:53 08/03/2018

Could thousands of prefab homes help solve the country's dire housing shortage? ...Prefab NZ's report on New Zealand's capacity to construct prefabricated buildings says the industry could build 7000 - or more - prefab homes a year. ... Minister for Housing, Phil Twyford, says prefabs are an opportunity to build affordable, quality homes quickly.


New Report On Prefab Homes In NZ: Is It The Answer To The Housing Crisis?

From: One News Breakfast, TVNZ

Published: 09:56 08/03/2018

7.20 - HAYLEY It's no big secret that the task of building more homes in New Zealand is a mammoth one but could factory made, or as the industry likes to call it, prefab homes, be the solution to the housing crisis. ... Is this similar in prefab homes? ... How many can prefabs deliver do you think?


Wave Of Prefab Homes Predicted

From: Kapiti Observer

Published: 06:05 08/03/2018

A report by Prefab NZ indicates its member companies could deliver around 7000 homes each year from 2020, but the number could be even higher. ... The prefab home makers surveyed for the report said they were ready to reinvest around 8 per cent of revenue, and up to 20 per cent in some cases, to increase the rate at which they can turn out buildings for KiwiBuild. ... The report was due to be launched at the Prefab NZ CoLab conference in Auckland today, attended by Twyford.


Construction Worker Shortage A Global Issue: UK Expert

From: Manawatu Standard

Published: 16:39 07/03/2018

Farmer is in New Zealand to talk at CoLab, a conference organised by PrefabNZ.


Construction Worker Shortage A Global Issue: UK Expert

From: Taranaki Daily News

Published: 16:37 07/03/2018

Farmer is in New Zealand to talk at CoLab, a conference organised by PrefabNZ.


Construction Worker Shortage A Global Issue: UK Expert

From: Dominion Post

Published: 16:29 07/03/2018

Farmer is in New Zealand to talk at CoLab, a conference organised by PrefabNZ.


Residential Building Triples In Value, NZ Commercial Construction Flatlines, Consents Show

From: Taranaki Daily News

Published: 14:37 07/03/2018

Earlier this week PrefabNZ chief executive Pamela Bell said for prefabrication to achieve scale under KiwiBuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest. ... PrefabNZ proposed a nationwide design competition for tiny one- to two-bedroom houses that could be "pre-consented" by local councils. ... The recent mothballing of Juken NZ's Gisborne production line, which produced material commonly used in the prefabrication process, shows an area suffering from a lack of demand and investment.


Residential Building Triples In Value, NZ Commercial Construction Flatlines, Consents Show

From: Manuwatu Standard

Published: 14:24 07/03/2018

Earlier this week PrefabNZ chief executive Pamela Bell said for prefabrication to achieve scale under KiwiBuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest. ... Prefab NZ proposed a nationwide design competition for tiny one- to two-bedroom houses that could be "pre-consented" by local councils. ... The recent mothballing of Juken NZ's Gisborne production line, which produced material commonly used in the prefabrication process, shows an area suffering from a lack of demand and investment.


Residential Building Triples In Value, NZ Commercial Construction Flatlines, Consents Show

From: Dominion Post

Published: 14:24 07/03/2018

Earlier this week PrefabNZ chief executive Pamela Bell said for prefabrication to achieve scale under KiwiBuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest. ... Prefab NZ proposed a nationwide design competition for tiny one- to two-bedroom houses that could be "pre-consented" by local councils. ... The recent mothballing of Juken NZ's Gisborne production line, which produced material commonly used in the prefabrication process, shows an area suffering from a lack of demand and investment.


Ups And Downs Of Tiny Homes

From: The Press

Published: 06:02 07/03/2018

But news that PrefabNZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will launch a nationwide competition seeking a design for a tiny one to two bedroom house plan that could be "pre- consented" by the Auckland Council, and any other councils wishing to follow suit, has many of us wondering how or even if we could live that way.


Could Tiny Homes Be The Solution To Housing Crisis?

From: MSN

Published: 23:39 05/03/2018

The prefabs may be small, but chief executive Pamela Bell says they have all the room modern Kiwis need. ... PrefabNZ says these small prefabs, which could be produced locally, will make the Government's plan to build 100,000 homes in 10 years possible. ... Small prefabs could be the answer to New Zealand's housing crisis.


Could Tiny Homes Be The Solution To The Housing Crisis?

From: Newshub

Published: 21:23 05/03/2018

The prefabs may be small, but chief executive Pamela Bell says they have all the room modern Kiwis need. ... PrefabNZ says these small prefabs, which could be produced locally, will make the Government's plan to build 100,000 homes in 10 years possible. ... When we asked Kiwis if they could live in a tiny prefab, they had mixed feelings.


Is Tiny Living Really So Terrific?

From: Southland Times

Published 16:40 05/03/2018

But news that Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will launch a nationwide competition seeking a design for a tiny one to two bedroom house plan that could be "pre-consented" by Auckland Council, and any other councils wishing to follow suit, has many of us wondering how or even if we could live that way.


Is Tiny Living Really So Terrific?

From: Stuff.co.nz

Published: 16:10 05/03/2018

But news that Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will launch a nationwide competition seeking a design for a tiny one to two bedroom house plan that could be "pre-consented" by Auckland Council, and any other councils wishing to follow suit, has many of us wondering how or even if we could live that way.


Phil Twyford: Housing Needs To Intensify

From: New Zealand Herald

Published: 16:02 05/03/2018

In March alone, the amalgamation of housing organisations, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), lists four talkfests from groups as diverse as the Property Council to the NZ Coalition to End Homelessness. ... "We can't do a standardised product [prefab] if every local authority has a different view.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Manawatu Standard

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Dominion Post

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: The Press

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Waikato Times

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, PrefabNZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Timaru Herald

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Taranaki Daily News

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Southland Times

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Nelson Mail

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Prefabs: The Future Of NZ Housing

From: Marlborough Express

Published: 06:03 05/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said that for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the Government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


Twyford Has A Bob Each Way

From: New Zealand Herald

Published: 04:43 05/03/2018

In March alone, the amalgamation of housing organisations, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA), lists four talkfests from groups as diverse as the Property Council to the NZ Coalition to End Homelessness. ... "We can't do a standardised product [prefab] if every local authority has a different view.


NZ's Gotta Go Prefab

From: Stuff.co.nz

Published: 16:28 04/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.


The Future Of NZ Housing Is Prefabs, And 180,000 'Tiny' Homes

From: Stuff.co.nz

Published: 15:20 04/03/2018

On Thursday, Prefab NZ, an industry association of housing prefabricators, will release a report into the industry's capacity to turn out houses for Kiwibuild. ... The tiny house would be called "The Snug", said Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ's chief executive. ... Bell would not share the report's detailed conclusions, but said for prefabrication to achieve scale under Kiwibuild, the government would have to look at measures to give prefab companies the confidence to invest.

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