Dual Distinction

    This stunning creation by Craig South from Cymon Allfrey Architects is the creative and elegant design of two family homes. Similar in form, each dwelling maximises the building envelope, creating large internal living spaces. Each home provides multiple living spaces to suit their individual family

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Getting the Lay of the Land

  If you are thinking about subdividing a property, it’s useful to review the steps you’ll need to take. Whether you are thinking of carving off the back of a section to make two lots, or developing a lifestyle block or a site that could be a large multi-development subdivision, the process is similar - i

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Innovation Above

  Representing the majority of roofing contractors in this country, the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) entered its 23rd year by embarking on a number of projects to enhance the professionalism and standards within the roofing contracting industry and to ensure its future sustainability. Recognition

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Creating Warmth with Colour

  If you’re considering the end result of a significant renovation or restoration project, then it pays not to forget about colour and accessories – both of which play a role in setting the atmosphere of a home. The shorter days and chilly temperatures mean we are spending more time indoors searching out t

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Getting Rentals Up to Par

  Contractors with a passion for helping property investors make smart renovation decisions. Greg McCourt and Jo Hopkinson met in the chaotic days of the earthquake repairs and quickly recognised in each other a commitment to detail, and the ability to engage with property owners to get the result from their

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Property Market Mechanics

  Canterbury’s property market is ripe for residential rentals and these can be a lucrative investment if done properly, but quite the opposite if not, says Strategic Homes Group – a local company guiding homeowners towards maximised gains on their property investment. Strategic Homes is proud of its 18-y

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Getting it Right

  By Ann-Marie Appleton As an interior designer I am often asked, when I meet new people “what are the most common design mistakes people make in their home?” A cheeky answer would be “not hiring an interior designer!” Seriously though, working with qualified, experienced and trusted professionals like de

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Hidden Building Costs

© free pictures of money   By Natalia Rietveld When looking to build your own home or renovate your existing home, if a quote looks too good to be true, chances are it probably is. More often than not builders will leave out certain costs to bring their overall quote price down to secure the job. Here are a few

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The Cube Revolution

By Lydia Truesdale Small, innovative housing solutions are emerging victorious from the Christchurch rebuild. Slowly but surely they’re becoming a popular choice for a range of homeowners, and rightfully so. “There’s a big difference between a house that’s affordable because it is poor quality and a house th

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