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Build & Renovate Features

Grand Designs

Major projects that are impressive in design, build and scale, notable for their setting or context, and befitting a city of ambition that is looking forward to a bright future.

Hot Homes

The popularity and appreciation of award-winning architecture has grown significantly in recent years and these stunning homes showcase architectural and building excellence.


Sustainability has long moved from a trendy catch-cry to a vital component in modern building. This encompasses the design and materials used to exceed standard building code standards, delivering homes that deliver environmental performance and energy efficiency.

New Homes

Insights into modern home design, building techniques and materials. From how architects bring ideas to life, blend function and form to create contemporary living spaces, all the way through to the finishing touches that make a new homes unique and ideally suited to today’s lifestyle.


Products, techniques and tactics that can add to any property, be it a classic restoration, an extension or new home build.

Rural & Lifestyle

Be it a large urban section or a larger piece of rural land, there’s a wide range of options available to anyone living on, or considering buying a rural or lifestyle property. It is important to weigh up your needs, wants, experience, long-term goals and financial commitments.

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