How Your Renovation Can Survive Building Supply Shortages

How Your Renovation Can Survive Building Supply Shortages
Long delays in sourcing building material could mean home renovators risk not even starting their project until 2022. Mark Trafford, the managing director and founder of the national renovations franchise Maintain To Profit, said that with New Zealand’s borders shut and serious shipping delays at the country’s largest ports, Kiwis are still facing a perhaps three-to-six-month lag to get even some of the simplest building materials like decking timber. “There is still a huge problem with supply. The entire building sector is struggling to source decking timber, framing timber, GIB Aqualine (for bathrooms and wet areas) and other key products. “And it’s not just imported versions of these materials. Timber and decking products manufactured in New Zealand are also clogged up,” Trafford said. Many construction materials have already experienced considerable jumps in price this year. The delays are having a serious impact on lead times too. For instance, a pallet of plywood used to take two days to receive, but now it can take two weeks. Trafford said appliances can also take dozens of weeks to arrive in the country. “It’s a juggling act to get this sorted out. This week the delays might be for framing, next week it will be for appliances, and the next week after will be something else. It just doesn’t stop,” he said. The supply problem is now so acute that building companies both large and small are beginning to enact waiting lists for clients. If a renovator hasn’t organised their finances, the builder will often move on to another client that has. “It is still tough out there. Depending on the materials,...

Things Property Investors in Central Auckland Need to Know

Things Property Investors in Central Auckland Need to Know
Are you a property investor? Are you looking into buying properties in New Zealand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Maintain To Profit Renovations is here to help you with your property management needs. We help you manage properties in Central Auckland. We can assist you by providing renovation services that are reasonably priced with excellent results. Our team of experts are here to help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you wish to buy and sell homes, buildings, or both, we are confident that we can deliver your requirements. We believe that project management through extensive planning is vital to the success of any building project and will help you avoid expensive problems and delays. It’s not easy to build or renovate a home or building. Sometimes, you have to deal with bad weather, delay in delivery of materials, inefficient subcontractors who don’t show up at all, and other cost overruns. We help by eliminating those hassles and delivering excellent results within your fixed budget. Of course, we abide by Government policies, which are constantly changing. New Central Auckland Property Policy Property owners and investors alike have much to be thankful for in the recent months. Recent news abound that the government has abandoned its previous KiwiBuild’s 100,000 homes target. It will no longer be replaced as part of the Government’s sweeping project reset. The policy no longer sets a cap for number of homes built. A reset of the affordable housing policy now includes a $400M progressive ownership scheme made available for about 4,000 families with a move to gain wider support for...

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