Welcome to
Build & Renovate TODAY The magazine for Christchurch home owners.

In today’s New Zealand, the demand for and appreciation of architectural excellence continues to gather steam.

Be it a showcase estate, standard family home, batch or mini-build in a dense urban setting, architectural and building excellence not only sooths the senses, but in our diverse climate, impacts our quality of life.
But with so many things to consider and options to choose from – where do you begin when building, restoring or renovating your largest investment?
That place is here and it’s called Build & Renovate TODAY.

This is where to learn about products, techniques and tactics that can add to any property, be it a classic restoration, an extension or renovation, or new home build.
It’s a place to glean insights into modern home design, building techniques and the vast array of products and materials now available.
From how architects bring ideas to life and blend function and form to create contemporary living spaces, all the way through to the finishing touches that make a new home or renovation unique and ideally suited to today’s lifestyle.
Old or new, classic or contemporary, this is where to discover what works for you and your family, to create a haven befitting people living in a nation looking forward to a bright future.

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Build & Renovate Features

Grand Designs

Major projects that are impressive in design, build and scale, notable for their setting or context, and befitting a city of ambition that is looking forward to a bright future.

New Homes

Insights into modern home design, building techniques and materials. From how architects bring ideas to life, blend function and form to create contemporary living spaces, all the way through to the finishing touches that make a new homes unique and ideally suited to today’s lifestyle.

Hot Homes

The popularity and appreciation of award-winning architecture has grown significantly in recent years and these stunning homes showcase architectural and building excellence.

Exteriors

Products, techniques and tactics that can add to any property, be it a classic restoration, an extension or new home build.

Sustainabilty

Sustainability has long moved from a trendy catch-cry to a vital component in modern building. This encompasses the design and materials used to exceed standard building code standards, delivering homes that deliver environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Rural & Lifestyle

Be it a large urban section or a larger piece of rural land, there’s a wide range of options available to anyone living on, or considering buying a rural or lifestyle property. It is important to weigh up your needs, wants, experience, long-term goals and financial commitments.

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