Build7 Christchurch Blog

More house building advice

When you start your house building journey, the first step is to purchase the perfect section for your new home. Build7 Christchurch are experienced builders in Canterbury and can give you good advice on land. Why it's important When choosing your piece of land, it's more than just the location and community that you need to think about. [...]

More house building advice2017-06-06T12:12:01+00:00

Budgeting for your new home in Christchurch

When you're in the planning phase of your new home in Christchurch, budgeting is very important. You should be smart about budgeting, and always set aside a little extra for unforeseen costs. If you plan thoroughly from the start, you aren't going to have big unexpected bills later on. Be realistic When planning the budget for your [...]

Budgeting for your new home in Christchurch2017-05-29T13:14:44+00:00

Sustainable building in Christchurch

When you're building in Christchurch, there are certain things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. You can find out what sustainable materials are available in the building market. In New Zealand there are a number of options you can look at. Using sustainable materials reduces possible health issues for you and your [...]

Sustainable building in Christchurch2017-05-22T16:39:32+00:00

Building an energy efficient home

If you're building new, having an energy efficient home is important. You can save money while helping to keep your family healthy in the process. There are many things you do in your new home to keep energy consumption low. Some of this technology used to be very expensive, but prices have dropped as it improves and becomes more [...]

Building an energy efficient home2017-05-18T12:29:02+00:00

New house design for a growing family

When you have, or are planning for a family, there are a number of things you need to look at in your new house design. Certain things will ensure the home accommodates the whole family and their needs. If you've just started a family, or already have a few children, there are a few ideas you can use [...]

New house design for a growing family2017-05-08T14:55:50+00:00

Contemporary design for your new Canterbury home

Contemporary design is a sure way to make your new Canterbury home timeless. It's made up of simple, clean, smooth surfaces without any clutter or intricacies. It's sophisticated and comfortable, giving a lived in but fresh feel. The idea is to blend your furnishings and decorations for a neat, clean look. So try to avoid boxy furniture or too many decorations. Elements [...]

Contemporary design for your new Canterbury home2017-05-04T19:14:06+00:00

Building on the Port Hills

If you've thought about a new home in Canterbury, then you should consider building on the Port Hills. There are many innovations in building today that allow you to make use of topography to build a unique home. This saves spending time and money on heavy retaining, excavating and flattening of land. Building on the Port [...]

Building on the Port Hills2017-04-26T10:09:56+00:00

Build a healthy home

In New Zealand it's easier to build a healthy home with specific insulation requirements for all new houses. You can save thousands by insulating your home properly. Features such as proper ventilation and double glazing cut down on heat loss and heating bills. New builds are being designed with the latest in insulation. So you don't [...]

Build a healthy home2017-04-24T09:32:44+00:00

Custom home building in Christchurch

If you haven't been able to find your ideal home in an existing property, then custom home building might be the ideal choice for you. Maybe you have a large family and need multiple rooms and bathrooms. You could entertain a lot and need extra guest rooms with their own en-suites. Need an indoor studio with the right lighting? [...]

Custom home building in Christchurch2017-04-18T12:35:05+00:00

New home building consents: NZ up – Canterbury down

There's positive news for New Zealand in terms of new home building consents, with dwelling numbers growing by 14%. This represents the first time double digit growth has been achieved since June 2016 according to Statistics New Zealand and a recent story in the NZ Herald. While that may be good news in the overall [...]

New home building consents: NZ up – Canterbury down2017-04-11T14:17:10+00:00

Tips for the perfect indoor outdoor flow

Indoor outdoor flow is a great way to improve your home's potential. When you live in a good climate like Christchurch, enjoying a good outdoor indoor flow can be very important. There are several ways of improving the flow as well as your property overall. Our tips: One of the easiest ways of starting the process is [...]

Tips for the perfect indoor outdoor flow2017-03-31T09:28:27+00:00

Moving House Made Easy

The process of moving house  can sometimes be difficult. But, by implementing the right strategies it can be a lot easier than you might think. So you and your family can settle in to your newly built house stress-free. Children and Moving House Be Enthusiastic – Your kids can tell whether you're excited about the experience of moving house. [...]

Moving House Made Easy2017-03-25T15:57:24+00:00

Build your dream home with a house and land deal

There are two main benefits that come with purchasing a house and land deal in Christchurch. The first is owning your own land, and the second is being able to design and completely customise your house plan. When you design your own house plan, the possibilities are endless and are not limited to the house [...]

Build your dream home with a house and land deal2017-03-20T15:04:09+00:00