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Win a Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A8 Speaker, valued at $1,925. This state-of-the-art sound system will complement your home beautifully. It's stylish, sleek and works with all digital devices. Enter by clicking on the pic...

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Choosing a builder is right up there with choosing a designer. Do you know you MUST have a Licensed Builder for certain 'Restricted Building Work'? Get it right and it's plain sailing. Get it wrong and you set yourself up for expensive heartache. Check out our list of Licensed, Certified, Master Builders and Independent Building companies here...
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Once the fun part of designing your home is finished the work starts - staying on top of the construction process is essential to getting your build done on time and in budget - find hints, tips and advice on your responsibilities here...
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Building Co. Reviews

WE came across this conversation on people's experiences with builders. It's worth reviewing, then make sure you have a good contract and you educate yourself around your project by reading our site or getting the magazine...
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The BUILDING 'Bible'!

Packed with information around product selection, design and construction advice and the regulations you need to know about...THIS IS THE ESSENTIAL PROJECT WORKBOOK FOR YOUR BUILDING PROJECT. Order your copy of Building Guide, tailored to your region here... GrabOne Vouchers can be redeemed here, too.
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Find an Architect

Finding the right Architect or Designer is worth it. We have a list of great designers who can help you create the home of your dreams...CLICK HERE...
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Start Here!

If you're about to build or renovate, start here. You're about to undertake a massive project and it can be great...or not so good. We're here to help make it go smoothly...
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The Essential Guide to Home Design

Full of articles from some of New Zealand's leading architects and designers, our 2014 Design Guide is essential reading for anyone building a house. Order now and we'll send you PDFs of the 2012 or 2013 edition, too. Jane Priest, architect and finalist in HOME magazine House of the Year 2013 said "If you're building a house, this is the best place to start." Find out more here...
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BoB - for Builders

BoB - the Business of Building is our new website for... Builders! Find checklists, advice columns and information to help you do your job better...The resource site for Builders who want to be BETTER...with links to DBH, BRANZ, Standards and more...check it out!
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Luxurious Bathrooms

Luxuriate in the bathroom you've always wanted. The best of advice to get your bathroom right, right here...
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Kitchen Design

Creating the Kitchen of your dreams takes planning and thought. Start here - get advice around the design and the use our list of superb products and designers...
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Your Responsibilities

Homeowners have responsibilities, too, especially under the new rules. Don't get caught- check out what YOU need to do here...
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New Building Act 2013

The new Building Act 2013 as passed in November with some significant changes to the way the building process works, including mandatory contracts with your builder, higher penalties for work without consent. Read more here - it's important.
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What Others Say...

Don't take our work for it - read what others say about our publications...
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New Design Guide Site

Our new Design Guide website has just gone live. Find superb designs for your house and inspiration for your dreams...click below.
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Getting a contract for work over $30,000 will be mandatory soon. We strongly recommend you get a contract for projects of a lesser value anyway, and make sure you have one even before they become mandatory - a contract should protect you in case things go wrong.
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