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You invest a lot of money into a new build or renovation, so it’s important you protect yourself. Get to know your rights and what extra steps..

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Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Notwithstanding our earlier post on the true cost of converting shipping containers, here’s the best of the best if new designs…

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Just what we need given this remarkable summer. The most beautiful pool we’ve seen for a long time. M Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura in Brazil.

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Building in New Zealand: What is the cost? One of NZ’s award winning architects has put together a table of rough costs to use as your initial..

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Builder and his family opt for tiny house, but it's a cool, upmarket version

How one couple have downsized to reduce their footprint and they’re loving it!

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This Opahi Bay home worked with the environment and incorporated sustainability into the design very successfully. The result is a home that..

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Modular Home Construction Process - Step by Step Modscape Design

A brilliantly simple video shows the process that a modular fabrication company in Australia goes through to create a home quickly and efficiently…

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Renovating can be tricky, but having the right advice available can help considerably. Here are the hidden problems of renovations so you know..

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These pics are from @housingnz homes going up in Pt Chevalier being built by a large national housing company. We’d suggest the workmanship..

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A New “Solar Paint” Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

Technology like this will help save us.

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The Home of the Future Isn't Smart—It's 'Living' and Green

“A truly sustainable and healthy living environment should function more like an ecosystem.” The next evolution of eco-friendly builds could..

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Cocksy on his cancer battle: 'Always aim higher, give everything a shot'

Very sorry to hear this… http://nzh.tw/12040548

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Housing Is Key to Improving the American Economy

Not just us!

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50 Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad, We Can’t Believe They Actually Happened (New Pics)

While not all these are architecture, they certainly show the importance of good design – and how bad it can go when you mess up…

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Stop your new build from feeling cookie-cutter with these clever solutions

The perfect new home build will be a reflection of your unique personality – subscribe to our guide for tips to get you on the right track! https://bit.ly/2sU2m8x

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2019 is going to be an interesting year. Here's our take on what's going to happen...

There’s no hurry – people take months to make up their minds, so why should you worry? – https://mailchi.mp/aim-high.co.nz/2019-is-going-to-be-an-interesting-year-heres-our-take-on-whats-going-to-happen

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The real (compliant) cost of a shipping container home: an architectural designer's experiment

If you think renovating a container as a small house, think again – it’s harder and more expensive than you think… If you are building and..

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BRANZ just tweeted this: “Recent BRANZ research found it challenging for consumers to build beyond Code. This was due to inadequate information,..

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

How do you select which products to include in your build? We’ve sourced an exhaustive list of the best suppliers in a number of key categories..

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Tauranga's Cayman Apartments defects prompt $36m action against council, developer, builder

This will continue happening. It’s not just apartments. If you think you’re safe when you come to build, you need to think again…. “None..

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