An "unprecedented" level of building work is predicted over the coming six years, due largely to Auckland's housing boom, a new report says.

Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith heralded the latest National Construction Pipeline Report as confirming the nation is “building more than we have ever before” with $209.4 billion of work projected over the next six years, peaking in 2016 at $36.5 billion of work. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and…