Ian’s thoughts

Is prefab the new black in affordable housing?

Is prefab the new black in affordable housing?

WOW is the short description of my day at the Prefab CoLab on 8 Feb18. There is so much opportunity ahead of us to provide affordable housing! This conference was run by Prefab NZ at AUT and had about 250 participants. Prefab is short for prefabrication or offsite...

Storm in a tea cup!

Storm in a tea cup!

Storm in a tea cup! Flooding is not a great word to be associated with any home.  In this article, I look at a couple of great solutions to this potential problem you could face on your site. The fairly common issue of downstream flooding, can be a serious one when...

Land for Small Houses – Lets Change the Plan

Guess what, we have a housing shortage crisis (and quality issues buts that’s another day’s topic).   The whole industry, including councils, Housing NZ and developers, volume builders and other players need to be involved in new solutions.  So far they are working on...

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