Concern about shoddy building work in Auckland has prompted the appointment of a full-time council investigator to lay complaints with professional licensing...

John Gray, president of the Home Owners & Buyers Association, says a proposal to allow some builders to sign off work is "absolutely ridiculous".

Building costs are rising faster than inflation with red tape and rising section prices pushing house building costs up. Some big costs, such as...

New dwelling consents have hit 10-year high, with 2824 consented nationally last month. Statistics NZ data has just been released and business...

The building industry is hitting back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy earthquake repairs in Christchuch.

The licensing system for builders should be toughened up, according to one industry body. Certified Builders (of which Platinum Pacific is a member) is...

Auckland's building inspection authorities are alarmed at the shoddy workmanship they're seeing on construction sites around the city, with around a third...

Shoddy buildings are going up in Auckland as the council struggles with "significant" quality issues including unskilled construction workers...

Home renovating has become a boom industry as a growing number of home owners turn their backs on trading up in a rampant property market.

The pace of home building may slow this year, economists say, after a drop in the number of new home building consents issued by councils in January.

Some property developers are sounding a warning that the Government's plan to enable more affordable housing to be built is being undermined by...

More home-owners are thinking about double glazing as it gives much better window insulation and reduces noise.

Thinking about selling your home? Forget quirky touches to add personality, swimming pools or extensive landscaping, here are some tips on ways to...

The Government has been accused of using the Resource Management Act as a scapegoat for New Zealand's housing affordability woes. Housing Minister...

Building consents in December fell for the first time in three months, rounding out a year in which the number of permits issued reached a...