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Find a Builder

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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Start Here!

You Now Need to Be Informed - here's what you need for your Home Building or Renovation Project. 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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HINTS & TIPS

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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Build a Better House

Take control of your building project. The Building Guide is what you need: Learn how to talk to an architect and get the builder doing what YOU want...THIS IS THE ESSENTIAL PROJECT WORKBOOK FOR YOUR BUILDING PROJECT. Order your copy of Building Guide here...
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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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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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Design Better Houses...

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." Featuring the best of new urban houses from leading architects and designers from around the world, our new 2015 Design Guide is essential reading for anyone building a house. Order now and we'll send you a PDF of the stunning 2014 edition, too, for free! 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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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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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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New 2015 Regulations

New regulations were released January 1 2015 with some significant changes to the way the building process works, including mandatory contracts with your builder, higher penalties for work without consent and a requirement that consumers become informed. 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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Contracts

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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Overview to Building Guide

Where we've come from, why we've done the site and then how to advertise with us, our Christchurch Earthquake advice page, a special project we were involved in and more...
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Sustainable Building

Find great advice around building sustainable and energy efficient homes on this blog here...
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