Prime Minister explores Donovan Group’s answer to housing crisis

Prime Minister Bill English paid a visit to Whangarei on Friday 7 April, to meet with a local company which may have the solution to New Zealand’s housing crisis.

This year Donovan Group NZ Ltd will launch a new residential housing franchise, which offers a housing system to rival the current industry standard.

The building system incorporates a patented innovative steel skeleton structure, with the company’s own unique, patented Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) System. Together these elements provide an energy-efficient, affordable, eco-friendly and fireproof home which can be erected in record time.

The system is backed by custom-built software that allows customers to design, walk through and price their dream home online, in real time.

“Our Home Direct will be launched later this year and we’re confident that it will be a game changer in the New Zealand residential building industry,” says Jeremy Parkinson, General Manager, Our Home Direct.

“The speed at which we can take a residential customer’s concept from design, through to completion is a huge advantage. The system has also created huge opportunities for multi-storey, commercial housing developments.”


During his visit, the Prime Minister took a tour of the Whangarei manufacturing facility, where the new residential construction system is currently being developed.

“Our Home Direct franchise opportunities are now available nationwide and I encourage any interested parties to get in contact via our website,” says Mr Parkinson.

Donovan Group NZ Ltd is a New Zealand owned and operated company which is best known for their commercial steel building franchise success story, Coresteel Buildings.

Prime Minister Bill English paid a visit to Donovan Group to talk with staff. Pictured above from left, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti, Donovan Group Director Tim Williams, Prime Minister Bill English, and staff from Donovan Group.



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