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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.

Read more here…

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…

Waterproofing
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…

Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world - Olympic News

Olympic House, the new HQ of the International Olympic Committee has received 3 of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications in the..

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And, a final one for the day. This is a not unusual event – make sure you take a bit of time to learn the processes and protect yourself. A little..

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Builders' contracts 'draconian' and unfair to homeowners, expert John Green says

And if you thought our previous post was a rarity, think again. The cliche of Dodgy Builders is because it’s a regular problem – and make sure..

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Renovation horrors caused by unrealistically low renovations 'estimates'

We keep banging on about this, so this time we thought we’d let someone else bang on about it instead. Renovations are traps and taking the lowest..

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Timeline Photos

More than in any other room good bathroom design depends on forward planning as the style of fittings and equipment needs to be governed by practicality…

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Artificial intelligence sees construction site accidents before they happen

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From Sinks to Sewers

So funny. Warning – swearing. Lots of swearing.

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Timeline Photos

“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”

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Two weeks from the rental deadline, the insulation industry is at total capacity

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Renovations uncover teenage 1960s time capsule in New Plymouth

This is amazing! A time capsule of a typical 1960s teenager’s pop culture crushes has been uncovered by a Taranaki teacher during house renovations…

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