The quality of building and the poor performance of new homes is not just an Auckland problem.

Activity in the building industry in New Zealand tends to follow a boom and bust cycle. Quality and performance decrease in boom times as the industry is stretched and builders and other tradies make the most of the situation before the bust hits again.  When this happens, like it did in 1990’s, we tend to lose our way. 

Home buyers need to be alert to these situations and must still undertake full and proper due diligence - even when buying a newly built property.

The article from the Queenstown Mountain Scene highlights this very serious issue.