Quake-resistant stone

While stone has been used for thousands of years, a new technology by Southern Stonemason Canterbury enables stonework cladding to be installed and resistant to seismic activity. The company was recently awarded the Christchurch regional Supreme winner title in this year’s Registered Master Builder’s House of the Year award for its work in restoring ‘CashmereContinue reading “Quake-resistant stone”

Scaling new heights… Next six months to see spike in building material costs

While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon. Following a higher than anticipated 16% increase in material costs over the last three months, building suppliers are estimating a further 12% increase in the cost of their materials over the next six months, according to the latest research from Eboss.