Middle class desires are increasing size and price of building homes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 5:17PM
An architecture expert is arguing that instead of a three bed, one bath home from the 60s - we now expect two bathrooms a separate toilet and a scullery. (Photo / File)
An architecture expert is arguing that instead of a three bed, one bath home from the 60s - we now expect two bathrooms a separate toilet and a scullery. (Photo / File)

Middle class desires are increasing size and price of building homes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 5:17PM

The housing market may be responding to our middle class desires.

An architecture expert is arguing that instead of a three bed, one bath home from the 60s - we now expect two bathrooms, a separate toilet and a scullery.

That's led to the size of the average home increasing to 200 square metres.

Bill McKay told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's also led to the industry building more expensive homes.

"Why go to all the trouble of building a house in New Zealand, which is expensive and difficult, and then make it affordable? You may as well add in all this kind of stuff and make a bigger profit.

 

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