Building timelines blow out amid timber shortage

Building timelines blow out amid timber shortage
The products in short supply include some of the basics of residential building. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Alex Braae
Republished with permission from The SpinoffWith the government considering an inquiry into the chronic shortage of timber and potentially even export controls, builders are speaking out about how difficult construction is right now. It is seen as one of the biggest handbrakes on the ambitious building programme needed to alleviate the housing crisis, which is fundamentally being driven by a lack of housing supply. A project manager at JCC Build in Hamilton, Jono Kraenzlin, said the situation is unlike anything he’s seen in...

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