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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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Stunning Design Guide

Our FABULOUS new Design Guide will be out in November. Full of articles from some of New Zealand's leading architects and designers, it's essential for anyone building a house. 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... Redeem GrabOne Vouchers Here...
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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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Design & Planning

Learn the tips and tricks of designing a great house for you and your family. Avoid Leaky Homes, learn about Sustainable Building, get advice on Renovations, and get information on contracts and insurance. Find out what works and some great ideas that will make your new house a fabulous place to live...
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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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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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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 Blog

A periodic observation of the Home Building and Renovation industry.
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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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Bathrooms for you

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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