Builders keen to fast-track consent process

4:03 pm on 9 September 2010

Registered Master Builders want to fast-track plans to do away with certain building consents in order to speed up earthquake reconstruction work.

The chief executive of the Registered Master Builders Federation, Warwick Quinn, says the Government has already outlined its plans to reduce red tape in the consents process.

He says he does not believe that will compromise standards.

The president of the Canterbury Registered Master Builders Association, Richard Field, says 60 builders are available in Christchurch, and builders from Ashburton have volunteered to do work for people who are uninsured.

He says he does not think cowboy operators will come into Canterbury and do rushed, substandard work.

Mr Field says a can-do spirit and generous hearts are speeding along the repair work in Canterbury.