Keith Hay was a religious man who did not tolerate bad language in his workplace – as shown by this large sign in his factory, probably in the 1950s. Hay developed a method of moving buildings in large sections that did not require dismantling. He formed Keith Hay Homes to quickly and cheaply produce prefabricated radiata pine houses. Constructing houses in a central assembly yard and then transporting them to suburban or rural sites, he pioneered a new era of low-cost prefabricated housing in New Zealand.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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