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Rapid growth in construction set to continue

It’s an exciting time to be in Tauranga and the construction industry is certainly no exception.  The value of building consents in the region spiked to record levels in February and at this stage all signs point to a continuation of this upward trend (more in today’s Bay Of Plenty Times article below).

The team at Barrett Homes are gearing up for a huge year and we have quality NZ designed and built, House and Land packages available now in Golden Sands, Ballintoy Park, The Lakes and Coast subdivisions.  We’re also working on a brand new and exciting development that will be coming very soon in Eversham Road, Mount Maunganui – so stay tuned for details!

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Value of building consents at a record high of $66 million

Source: Bay Of Plenty Times

Date: 8th March 2016

Reporter: Sandra Conchie

The value of building consents last month rose to a record-breaking $66 million — but the mountain of construction work means many builders are booked out for the whole year.

Master Builders Association Tauranga president Johnny Calley said a lot of building companies had a year’s worth of work on their books.

“Some of the big commercial projects soak up a lot of labour resource, which puts pressure on the residential sector.”

Mr Calley said the commercial sector was booming, as was forecasted, and the residential sector was continuing to grow. He expected this to continue through 2016 at the same level it was now.

Read full article.