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MDH definitions

In order to communicate effectively about medium-density housing, it’s important to understand what the term means.

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MDH building categories

Medium-density housing comprises a diverse range of attached housing types. BRANZ divides MDH to three categories.

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Roles in the MDH delivery process

A large number of stakeholders are active in initiation, design and planning, construction and regulation of MDH in New Zealand. Some of these stakeholders and the roles they play in the process to deliver MDH are outlined in this section.

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MDH market and demographics

The last few years have seen acknowledgement of the benefit medium-density housing can deliver for residents.

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Attitudes to MDH

Historically, New Zealanders have aspired to the quarter-acre dream – a stand-alone house with a large, private backyard.

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Project risks

Like all construction projects, there are a range of risks and challenges that MDH developments must deal with as they progress.