Story: Building and construction industry

Leaky homes

From the late 1990s many new houses were built that did not keep out the rain. Many factors, such as new building materials and methods, contributed to these leaky homes. Some people ended up owning a new house in which the timber framing was rotten with toxic mould growing on it.

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Top Shelf Productions
Reference: Target special: leaky houses. Producer, Laurie Clarke; director, Jill Graham. Auckland: Top Shelf Productions, 2002

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Carl Walrond, 'Building and construction industry - The building profession and process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010