Architecture has been called ‘frozen music’ and in this series of articles we’re going to explore elements of design and building that showcase the flash and the foundations of this music.
If you’re building, come back regularly to check on new insights and products we discover along the way…
Curtains or Blinds?
Or Blinds or Curtains..?
Window Treatments have big impact on what a home feels like inside. It’s a big colour/pattern block and then there are other considerations, like thermal properties, ease of use, cost, etc…
Our friends at Harrisons have explored this topic in their post here, which we’ve shared from their own blog page.
Eco-friendly Food Waste Management
In-sink food waste disposers are actually really good for the environment, and cut down on your rubbish too! What’s not to like…
A new product came across our desk recently for a part of building that’s often overlooked. Tanking, aka waterproofing, is an essential item and often involves highly toxic chemicals. But you can eat this product, and even better, it works a lot better too…read more here…
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Remember, you are not restricted to the items your architect or designer suggests. Look widely and be comfortable participating in the decisions..
While construction is a big part of keeping the cold at bay, these little tricks can help http://bit.ly/2IP5c4Q
Check out this creative building solution for maximising space while giving the kids the privacy of their own room http://bit.ly/2s6rJUz
@tvnz are reporting on a cladding system that is failing in homes around the country. The product is the KT3 cladding, ex-China, imported and..
We like to encourage people building and renovating to think beyond the normal so you get a better home. One of those things is the creative..
Getting a geotechnical report is essential!
Looking to build a home fit for the whole family? Here are some great tips! http://bit.ly/2IqNAfy
An inspiring rebuild that connects past, present and future http://bit.ly/2L3jujX
A look at how technology is shaping the future of new home design http://bit.ly/2Ks1puT