Japanese engineers Zoom in on fast track Kiwi housing

Japanese engineers Zoom in on fast track Kiwi housing
Brent Melville
Japanese housing company Prime Life Technologies Corp. has completed its first prefabricated home in New Zealand and says it could help pave the way for a low-cost fast track housing solution for the country. PLT is a joint venture between TV maker Panasonic and car giant Toyota. The 3-bedroom, 88sqm prototype, pre-built at Panasonic Homes’ factory at Osaka, took just three days to assemble to weathertight standard, including pillars, beams and roof.Mike Greer Homes, one of the country’s biggest residential builders, const...

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