The Right Design

  The dream of an architecturally-designed home in which a harmonious balance of form and function is achieved is now easier and more affordable than ever. But what makes a home beautiful and really liveable? Peter Mannion of Synergy Design has designed award-winning homes all over the world and is known for his

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Freedom Furniture Alpine Throw What better way to warm up in winter than to sink into your couch and wrap yourself in a cosy throw? Measuring 150x180cm, Freedom Furniture’s faux fur Alpine throw is perfect for just that – and there’s even be room for your better half to snuggle in too, depending on how cold/gener

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The Only Limit Is Your Imagination

  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 Zealand.

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  Sheppard and Rout Architects Ltd has notable experience restoring designs of architectural distinction to their former glory while retaining a kinship with their surrounds and maximising enjoyment of the space. Director David Sheppard explains Canterbury’s emerging architectural landscape.  Prior to the

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  Decks can be victims of neglect over the colder months, but any time is a good time to renew them to their former glory – even when it’s cold.  If you don’t fancy calling in the professionals, but you’re pretty handy, here are some tips on what to do before you pick up your sander and paint brush. 

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The Winter Home

  It’s cold outside; if you’re lucky, you’re sitting by a fire or maybe you have a hot chocolate and a cuddly blanket over your knee, making now the perfect time to pull out an over-full drawer or storage box and have a sort out! Winter is the season for cosying up at home, but it’s not so relaxing if

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Dolce Stil Novo Wine Coolers

    Smeg’s Dolce Stil Novo wine coolers were designed in partnership with some of Italy’s top sommeliers. Well built and attractive, they feature several clever features, such as independent temperature zones, perfect for storing red, white and sparkling wines.  The wine coolers maintain humidity

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The Silent Extractor

  Forget what you know about noisy extraction fans that don’t cut the mustard, and introduce yourself to the Schweigen BR500 Silent Bathroom Fan; a powerful and very quiet extraction fan.  The key feature is the fan motor is mounted outside - removing steam and odours in silence. It also has multi-room cap

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  There are lots of things to consider when planning your new home or major renovation and one area rightfully deserving to be high on the list is sustainable building solutions.  Incorporating good environmental design before you commence a project is vitally important for the conservation and welfare of our

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  Our news feeds are inundated with stories of damp and unhealthy homes. As such, we are increasingly aware that homes need to be warm, dry, well-ventilated and energy efficient in order for us to stay off the doctor’s waiting list. A Certified Passive House ticks all of these boxes with ease.  “The Pass

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