Bespoke residential housing demand and construction innovation

05 November 2014

NZIER report to BRANZ and the Building and Construction Productivity Partnership.

This report examines the drivers of demand for bespoke housing, the impact of building firm size and the barriers to innovation, and thus productivity, in New Zealand residential construction.

NZIER interviewed home buyers that commissioned new builds, builders, and other industry stakeholders. The engagement was informed by research and economic benchmarking of housing in Australia and the USA. NZIER did not engage regulators or review regulations; this was outside of the report scope.