3D printing: The future of housing construction?


New Zealand's housing crisis has left a major shortage of housing across the country and it needs a fast, affordable and sustainable solution.

Technology is rapidly advancing in leaps and bounds, and the progress made in 3D printing is no different.

Massey University engineering and advanced technology lecturer Frazer Noble told Duncan Garner there are international companies which have been able to 'print' multi-storey houses.

"If you think about it, you could 3D print a single-person abode in 24 hours for less than it would cost to build a house for humanity," he said.

"We're making a house in 24 hours for 10,000."