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Old Nov 8th 2009, 12:39 pm
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its been a while but am still looking to move out work is hard to find here but am still working hows the building game out there has it picked up or is it still iffy im a roofer by trade industrial and slate and tileing any info would be gratefull thanks steve
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Old Nov 8th 2009, 5:55 pm
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We are currently building with GJ Gardener and they are getting to be quite busy now, I know this as we are still waiting for out bricks to be put up!!! We live in Rolleston just outside ChCh and it seems busy out this way.

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Old Nov 8th 2009, 7:24 pm
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You may remember that my husband is a plumber mostly working on new builds. his employer contracts to all the main , off the peg, builders as well as doing commercial, maint and retro fits. We are at the top of the South Island.

We feel it is still 'iffy' as you put it. Husband is still on short hours . Some days there is no work. Same for all the tradies up here.
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My OH was on a 9 day fortnight and they have now gone back to a full working week so things are looking up here - He works in Christchurch. Houses are coming on the market and getting snapped up quick as well out here in Rangiora. We are busy in work and opening new files every day (Law firm selling and buying houses!)
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We're on a new(ish) subdivision and there has been over 20 new houses built
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Originally Posted by colandros View Post
We're on a new(ish) subdivision and there has been over 20 new houses built here in the last 3 months.
It's just the same down here. Too little building work for too many trade companies and employees.

It will be interesting to see if it becomes busier during November and December in the lead up to the Christmas shut-down. Normally, this period is flat out as people want to be in their new homes before the festive season. Since we arrived here, this has been the period where Mr BEVS and other tradesmen have been working weekends and evenings to complete final fit offs.


On a positive note

Originally Posted by NZ stats
Rise in new housing consents In September 2009, the trend increased for the number of new housing units authorised (excluding apartments), Statistics New Zealand said today. The trend has increased by more than 20 percent in the last six months, following a decrease of over 50 percent between the recent peak in May 2007 and the low in March 2009. When apartments are included, the trend
has been increasing since January 2009, although it has eased in recent months.
The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised (excluding apartments) rose 2.8 percent. This follows a similar-sized rise in August 2009. Although the level is still low, it
is at its highest since August 2008. Including apartments, the number of new housing units rose 3.3 percent in September 2009.
Building consents were issued for 1,275 new housing units (excluding apartments) in September 2009. This is the highest number authorised since July 2008. Consents were issued for 155 new apartment units.
In September 2009, the value of residential building consents was $480 million, the highest monthly value since September 2008, while the value for non-residential building consents was $257 million, the lowest monthly value since January 2007.
For the September 2009 year, compared with the September 2008 year, the value of residential building consents fell 27 percent (to $4,939 million), while the value for non-residential building consents was similar to the previous year (at $4,533 million).
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