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House Building Guide Christchurch And Canterbury

Thinking about building your new home in Christchurch? Here is everything you need to know from subdividing or buying your section and house and land packages through to budgeting for your new home. Finding The Perfect Section The first step when building a new home is buying your land. The success of your new build [...]

2020-04-09T13:57:22+12:00March 27th, 2020|

Designing And Building For Climate Change

While the focus in recent years has been on building greener homes and more eco-friendly building practices, it is important not to forget that new buildings should also be designed to cope with the impending impacts of climate change. What Is Climate Change? In a nutshell, climate change refers to the differences in global climate [...]

2020-03-09T10:32:15+13:00March 4th, 2020|

Building Lower Carbon Footprint Homes In NZ

When we think about green house gas emissions in New Zealand vehicles and cows immediately spring to mind, but buildings produce significant green house gas emissions over the course of their relatively lengthy lifetime too. This includes accounting for energy needs for the obvious things like heating, cooling, waste disposal and lighting, but emissions also [...]

2019-11-25T10:15:58+13:00November 25th, 2019|

Building A New House – What You Need To Know

The journey to building a new house is full of decisions - some easy and straight forward some a little trickier. You will have to decide on everything from paint colours, carpet and kitchen appliances through to things like location and materials. Perhaps the most important decisions come before any of these and they are [...]

2019-10-17T15:55:16+13:00August 27th, 2019|

Would You Live In The Christchurch CBD?

Despite the best efforts of local developers, established rebuild plans, drawcard anchor projects and the Christchurch City Council, construction of inner city apartment style living as part of the Christchurch rebuild has seemingly stalled in Christchurch’s CBD. The big plan was to entice more residents back into the CBD, creating a lively and vibrant city [...]

2019-09-23T15:29:39+12:00July 12th, 2019|

Choosing The Right Builder

Finding the right building company is one of the biggest decisions you will make when building a new home - which makes it well worth doing a little research. 5 Things To Think About Before Choosing Your Building Company Before you even start looking at paint colours and tapware you need to choose your building company, [...]

2019-06-13T13:59:08+12:00June 7th, 2019|

Sustainable Building In New Zealand

We've all heard about building more eco-friendly energy efficient homes, but what is building sustainably all about? Read on to discover exactly what a sustainable house is, what materials are used and why sustainable building is so important here in New Zealand. What Are Sustainable Houses? The key to the definition of a sustainable house [...]

2019-05-27T11:25:43+12:00May 26th, 2019|

Smart Home Technology

Virtually everyone these days has some degree of ‘automation’ in their home, it can be as simple as the alarm used to wake you up at 6 am, or the blinds that you can control from your smart phone, right through to a more complex system of automated lighting and heating. In fact many modern [...]

2019-04-29T15:29:23+12:00April 8th, 2019|

7 Advantages Of Building A New House

Building a new house is an exciting opportunity to create the home you’ve always wanted. Choosing the exact specifications, size and orientation along with being able to choose your colours, fixtures and fittings is not only fun and exciting it is often the culmination of many, many hours of planning and forethought. The enjoyment of [...]

2018-11-28T18:01:17+13:00November 28th, 2018|

Why Build A New Home?

A bespoke design that is tailored to your needs versus a renovation of someone else’s dream home? As with anything there are pros and cons to building versus buying a new home. Read on for our break down of everything from upfront costs, energy efficiency and the all-important location. Should I Build A New Home? Your [...]

2018-10-25T15:43:39+13:00October 24th, 2018|

What Is A Superhome?

These days we’re all looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle, both for ourselves and for our environment. Although building a new home might not seem like the most obvious step in the sustainability direction, the Superhome movement is proving you can build a new home and tick all the eco-boxes. A common [...]

2018-10-15T09:50:45+13:00October 15th, 2018|

The New Christchurch Convention Centre – Te Pae

The History Christchurch’s original Convention Center was opened in November of 1997 by the mayor at the time - Vicki Buck. The fragmented concrete box was a success, sporting a glass facade with a large glass air bridge connecting it to the esteemed Crowne Plaza Hotel. This was the very first convention center in the [...]

2018-10-11T11:52:33+13:00September 27th, 2018|
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