Great Interiors Reflect Who Live There

  Designing a home is such a personal venture. The houses that we live in range from those we have rented and those we have owned, those we love and those we couldn’t wait to leave. Some are small, others are bigger, renovation was required on some whereas on others less so. Each of the homes we have lived in

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Designing Spaces to Suit Lifestyles

  Build & Renovate Today spoke to John McGrail, design director of Dalman Architects about design trends for entertaining and extended living spaces. “Big isn’t necessarily best anymore,” John says. “People are looking for high quality, high functioning spaces that respond to their lifestyles, are ad

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Built for Today, Good for Tomorrow

Building by its very nature is not overly environmentally friendly, but with careful consideration and planning, the impact can be significantly reduced. Ryan house, built by NKR Builders Ltd was designed to reduce the overall environmental impact, during and after construction, to ensure it could meet the needs of t

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Blending Old with New

  A seamless upgrade that enhances and modernises without obtruding is the ultimate artistry in a home renovation. A major 50sqm of additional space was added to this traditional Christchurch home by the team at LOC Construction. Rich with solid rimu paneling and golden wooden floors, it was critical to the home

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Harbourside Hummer

  The Bowater family has become a part of the landscape in the Harbour Basin and Banks Peninsula region. Bowater Builders owner Greg Bowater says his family have been building homes in the Harbour Basin for more than 50 years. Greg appreciates that the homes they build are part of the landscape and will remain s

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Stunner in Sumner

  In a picturesque setting, surrounded by native bush overlooking Sumner beach, this stunning hillside home creates a serene space. Encased in natural cedar it complements the landscape and looks right at home. The masterpiece of LOC Construction, this home is well within its rights to be draped in awards. Enter

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The Passive Home Specialists

  The passive house movement reinvigorated Leighton Baker’s passion for the trade and Cantabrians are reaping life-changing benefits of such synchronicity. Research confirms the advantages of passive building methods in comparison to a standard build, the industry is seeing increasing capabilities for passive

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Canterbury’s Brilliant Builds

  The 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards have again showcased a range of stunning designs. Run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA), the awards set a benchmark for the country’s buildings and recognise the contribution of architects to their towns and communities. Canterbury architects have a wel

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New Zealand’s First 9 Star Rated Home

  A Christchurch family home has become the first house in New Zealand to receive a 9 Homestar rating from the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC). The new home, at 15 Dove Grove, Westmorland Heights – which produces virtually no power bills – has been awarded the rating after being assessed on its health, war

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Coffee with Style

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  • September 26, 2018
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  Retro-styled fittings and appliances have been in vogue for a while, and with super stylish offerings such as this gorgeous coffee machine from Smeg, the trend doesn’t look to be going anywhere. The three button selection allows for one or two cups and a steam function. The coffee temperature and water hardn

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