Rotorua is a large town with a rapidly growing residential population located in subdivisions on the outskirts of the town and around the lake frontage. Rotorua is reasonably wealthy due to the very healthy tourist industry, but like all towns and sometimes they are confronted with an aging set of infrastructure including the town’s main drainage and sewage systems.
The drainlayer in Rotorua needs to be able to work with the new and the old, and like drainlayers everywhere they will be focusing very carefully on making sure their work is carried out in a professional manner such that the public health is maintained, the job is done safely, and the work is long lasting.
For homeowners and businesses needing a drainlayer in Rotorua, they have a reasonably large selection to choose from when they do a Google search on drainlayers Rotorua. The challenge for anybody wanting such services is to find someone that’s going to do a good job at a good price, and so the smartest thing generally to do is to obtain quotes from at least three drain laying companies and then to check out any references supplied by the companies.
Drainlaying in New Zealand is very tightly regulated, and the drainlayers must be qualified, certified and trained, and all this will be fairly easily to check out from their website or from the industry regulator’s website. The reason for the tight regulation is simply that drainlayers first and foremost are the protectors of public health in the community, and so any work they do must be focused on creating the best public health solution, as well as being done safely for the workers on the site, and done in a manner that is long lasting and will not need future maintenance.
For drainlayers in Rotorua there is an added complication in that much of the township is sitting on an active geological site, and so the risk of sulphur dioxide poisoning is high when they are working in enclosed situations like down in a deep trench or under a building floor. This very real risk is unique to Rotorua, and over the decades a number of workers have died on site due to this gas poisoning. Another problem the drainlayers must counteract is that the sulphur dioxide in the air is corrosive on exposed metal surfaces, although this generally impacts electrical connections and some plumbing connections rather than the more functional drainage connections.
New Zealand badly needs a lot of new houses, as the immigration boom over the past few years has put a huge strain on the housing stock and caused a massive increase in the price of houses.
Every New Zealand City has their own set of problems, but in all cases what is really required is a lot more land to build on and the capability to build a lot more houses at a lot lower cost than the current average. There are a set of property developers throughout the country that are very high net worth, and have been able to purchase large Tracts of rural land on the outskirts of all the large cities in New Zealand, in anticipation that new land will be urgently required for subdivision at some stage in the future. This process is called land banking, and it makes the property developers very wealthy because they are generally able to purchase the land for song in comparison to the price of the front of subdivision. The downside is that it drives up the cost of land enormously, and it also means that there is always a shortage of land because that is their intent, and hence there is a large sector of the population who are just simply not able to get themselves into their own home.
Government policy is at fault here, because it’s simply allows this land banking to go on unrestrained while the demand for new houses increases almost exponentially. A brave government would put a halt to this process by forcibly purchasing the land and carrying out your own massive scale build program. Landbankers theoretically take quite a risk when they buy this land upfront, but the risk is very low in New Zealand because there will always be a market for this land down the track, and the price will always be very high.
Is the government threatened the land bankers that they would purchase the land compulsorily and it’s current rural value unless the land was developed within a short time frame, then this would have the effect of a large quantity of new sections coming on the market in a hurry, because otherwise the developers would stand to make only a very small amount of money from the government purchase. A good feature about such a plan is that was such a large number of new sections coming onto the market over a relatively short time frame, the price of the new sections will be lower then they are currently. If a handful of very large builders can also start manufacturing completed house panels, then an entire house can be erected in a matter of a day or two, which will mean that a much higher number of new houses can be built for roughly the same amount of labour. This will also have a big impact on the price of the finished house, probably around 30% cheaper than a house built with current normal techniques.