Sideboard, Trunk Storage Box, Mica Basin, Etc.

Sideboard Oak Look Emphasise your eye for style with this understated, on-trend sideboard in oak brown, whose reasonable price point makes justifiable updating our homes when trends or personal styles change, or just as we see fit! To contrast the calming effect of light wood or to add layers of interest to the room u

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Asbestos Removal Not Just a Risk for the Worker

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  • Safety
  • September 26, 2018
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  Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing material is still not being managed effectively, says WorkSafe New Zealand. “Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one killer in the workplace with around

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Barn Brilliance

  A workshop, a place to do up that classic car, extra storage space, an innovation chamber; your barn can be whatever you want it to be - they even make them to live in. Introducing the Barn Kit, a product from McAlpines, the largest privately-owned sawmill, timber and building materials group in New Zealan

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It’s All in the Design

  What does it take to build a home that performs at its best? A sustainable, energy efficient, healthy and practical home. A home that you are going to love and it will love you back. Harakeke Consultants director Claudia Kaltenstadler says it’s really quite simple – find a good architect. If this is the so

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New Ideas for Outdoor Living

  We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate its cover – and like the book cover for your property, there is much to enjoy in a home’s landscaping, even as a spectator. Award winning in design, construction and horticulture, Artworks Landscape’s designs hav

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A Home That Gives More Than It Takes

    Claudia Kaltenstadler of Harakeke Consultants has spent the past 12 years dedicating her life to creating energy efficient buildings and driving sustainability. She has seen the switch of ‘green’ buildings being considered a fad to being embraced by prominent designers and builders as the only way

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Creating Great Spaces

  Often in a busy home, it’s difficult to find a place that’s special to you, where you can get away from it all and unwind. Here are some of our best suggestions for creating that special place you can go when you need to. 1. A second or third bathroom with a bath Bathrooms used to be strictly functional p

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Driveways, Corners and Curbs

  If you are considering subdividing your land, something you may not have put much thought into are the road designs and access ways. These need to be considered during the early planning stages and, if done right, can increase its value. Canterbury Kerb and Concrete managing director, Alan Judd has spent his e

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Designed to Suit a Lifestyle

  This spectacular Queenstown home designed by Dravitzki & Brown Architecture is positioned on a terrace in Jack’s Point looking back towards Queenstown and Coronet Peak, in an area flanked on one side by Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables on the other. Not really that bad a spot it must be said! Just imagi

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The Strength of Authenticity

  Few modern cities have been able to be redeveloped citywide, at once, just as Christchurch is experiencing following the earthquakes. It’s a unique platform from which new opportunities are being explored, and the understanding of what constitutes a grand design has developed a whole new meaning. Designs tha

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