Prefab construction unlikely to be cheaper than building on-site: Bruce Kohn

A combination of myths and exaggerations have led to a perception that prefabrication of new housing may be the immediate answer to New Zealand’s housing issues of supply and affordability.

The fact is the supply chain of the building industry has been developing its off-site construction operations through a variety of businesses. These include automated frame and truss assembly with a more than 50-year history, provision of bathroom pods, large scale kitchen joinery, window componentry, wall panels and construction of transportable housing.

About 85 per cent of the country’s current home construction involves prefabrication in some form.

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