Laing Properties Ltd is a proud family owned business that has been building new transportable homes and relocating pre-owned homes in the South Island for over 20 years. Whilst the terminology is new we believe that the philosophy of sustainabiliy - economic, social and environmental balance are the same fundamental principles that have underpinned our business from the day we shifted our first home. We have worked to build a balanced business, which delivers a high quality product to our customers, provides a sustainable viable return and looks after the environment and our employees. We achieve this by having;
- a commitment to minimising construction waste through improved construction efficiencies
- a commitment to preserving our heritage through the relocation of existing pre-owned homes and buildings
- a commitment to support local businesses
- a commitment to re-use and recycling
- a commitment to minimising our impact on the environment through the use of sustainable building materials, and practices
- an excellent team of well trained, loyal and experienced staff
As our business continues to grow and develop we are looking for new ways to improve our overall sustainability. We have recently completed a first principles review of our operations as they relate to our environmental performance. We are working our way through the recommendations of this process and will methodically integrate the recommendations of this work into our business.
Laing Properties is proud to be a member of the NZGBC as we believe this organisation is important in providing leadership, influencing policy development and developing rating tools in the expanding area of sustainable housing. We support the idea of a common integrated residential rating tool and we await with interest the developments in this area that are being driven by the NZGBC, BRANZ and Beacon Pathway.
The New Zealand Green Building Council is an industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices
Laing Properties is also proud of its contribution to the community. Each year we budget resources to contribute to the community. We have recently provided assistance to Habitat for Humanity in the relocation of a new home, transported a Charity Home for Cure Kids and helped with the establishment of a community vegetable garden for Richmond School.