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Sketch design - Building Guide - house design and building tips, architecture, architectural design, building regulations, auckland builder, christchurch builder, wellington builder, hamilton builder, tauranga builder, dunedin builder,...

Tips for working with your designer on those initial sketches which will form the bedrock of your dream home as it develops throughout the process..

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Alarming spike in Aussie tradies hit by deadly condition, silicosis

We’ve run articles on this in our BoB magazine and we see tradies everyday ignoring basic safety measures. You might be 25 but you’re not indestructible!..

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You Can Live in the Brady Bunch House Now

“Til the one day when the lady met this fellow And they knew that it was much more than a hunch That this group must somehow form a family..

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20+ Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men (New Pics)

And another great Friday post – something for relaxing with and reason why sometimes it’s best to use a professional. And sometimes not.

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D'oh! The Simpsons house reimagined in 8 different architectural styles

We’re longtime fans of the Simpsons and here’s a cool article from Archinect on how their house would look using different house designs…

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How a Waiheke Island bathroom was designed to feel like a luxurious hotel

Proof that bathrooms too, sometimes one of the forgotten rooms of the house, can be a work of art http://bit.ly/2O09KZf

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How to make your boring spaces look beautiful

“When you’re designing a home it’s often easy to get caught up in the ‘big picture’ rooms such as the living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. But..

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Building products approval scheme flawed - review

@MBIEgovtnz CodeMark scheme fundamentally flawed according to Deloittes’ report completed a year ago but only just released to @radionz. More..

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Contemporary house styles - Building Guide - house design and building tips, architecture, architectural design, building regulations, auckland builder, christchurch builder, wellington builder, hamilton builder, tauranga builder, dunedin...

Architecturally unique home designs don’t have to cost the world, here’s an intro to a few of the most common types http://bit.ly/299kHVk

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This is a building site at one of the most valuable plots of realestate in NZ, on the coast around from Takapuna Beach. Clearly the firm building..

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Stunning makeover for '60s Beazley house in ADNZ BOP awards

Plenty to be inspired by here for anyone fond of the ‘modern rustic’ feel http://bit.ly/2NGgKKG

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Working from home has never been easier, thanks to new technology

There’s never been a better time to start thinking about including a dedicated working space in your coming build http://bit.ly/2Lb2sQL

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Choosing an architect/designer - Building Guide - house design and building tips, architecture, architectural design, building regulations, auckland builder, christchurch builder, wellington builder, hamilton builder, tauranga builder, dunedin...

Choosing the right architect may be the most important decision in a process that has a seemingly endless amount of decisions. Here are some..

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This guide will make your home chill-proof for winter

Building in these handy winter hacks will make for a more comfortable home year round http://bit.ly/2IVV8GM

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Top designs show character and modern builds 'in safe hands'

Plenty of inspiration to be taken from these award-nominated designs http://bit.ly/2KVBVGL

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Council orders removal of 'non-compliant' Dunedin tree house

Tree Houses are buildings too! Hard to believe, but you need consent for these or you can be made to pull it down! http://bit.ly/2ILNA9v

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Legal requirements - Building Guide - house design and building tips, architecture, architectural design, building regulations, auckland builder, christchurch builder, wellington builder, hamilton builder, tauranga builder, dunedin builder,...

Knowing the key factors regulated by the Building Act can save you from making a lot of costly mistakes before you even get started http://bit.ly/2N9E57o

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Peter Stutchbury, Cabbage Tree House, Photographer unknown.

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First 9 Homestar house completed: Why is it so much better?

“How much of a premium would you pay for a house that produced virtually no power bills, and was always warm, dry and comfortable?” http://bit.ly/2IBUZrz

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5 practical tips for decorating and styling a small bedroom

With these clever styling hacks, space won’t matter. Take a look through some simple and effective hacks that will help you make the most of..

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