Kōrero: Building and construction industry

Keith Hay’s cabinetmaking factory

Keith Hay’s cabinetmaking factory

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
Reference: 1998P
Photograph by Sparrow Industrial Pictures Ltd

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Carl Walrond, 'Building and construction industry - Residential construction companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24194/keith-hays-cabinetmaking-factory (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010