David Baker

David has a background in construction. He started in the trenches on the tools, working his way through an apprenticeship. He soon discovered that he was more suited to management, so he became a site manager for a light commercial building company. He then started working for a construction company with a friend. The two of them undertook a 300-panel precast project. David managed 15 staff members and materials, as well as ordering ahead to stay on schedule.

Cost of building in New Zealand

Cost of building a house in NZD is a really difficult task. How much will it cost? cannot be  answered simply because every house in New Zealand is unique. In New Zealand, the  cost of building a house is more expensive than it was five years ago. 

Plans must be available, or at the absolute least concept drawings and a list of the  products to be included, in order to obtain an “exact ballpark” estimate. Greater effort and  attention to detail, including a “schedule of products” to be used, are required the more  accuracy you seek.