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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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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  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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  Winter’s here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside your house all day. Brush away the boredom bug this season and do a bit of renovation work to keep you busy.  Tradespeople tend to be more available during the colder months as business slows down, which means they’re likely to b

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Living Roofs

  A global shift towards a more sustainable future is changing urban development as we know it. When it comes to roofing, are living or green roofs a permanent fixture of the future? Living roofs are roofs partially or completely covered in vegetation typically found in coastal areas, semi-deserts or dry mount

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  Unlike interior layouts, landscapes are continuously evolving and maturing; thus, designers must incorporate seasonal transformation within their original concept. There is a real art to creating an outdoor space that you can feel proud of instantly, yet improves over time. Artworks Landscape Ltd have been p

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  A lifestyle block self-sufficiency survival guide. Owning a lifestyle block is a dream for many and it’s easy to see why. Fresh country air, picturesque panoramas, more privacy from your neighbours, the space to grow your family, keep pets, explore your green thumb or run a business from home. Living self-

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Hot Stuff

  Each of the seasons is unique in what it offers – be it weather, produce, lifestyle choices and more – but spring is even more unique in that it signals new beginnings and is perhaps the most popular time when it comes to updating the home. Freshen up your abode this season with the latest looks for spri

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