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Patrick Wood at 3DAV is giving homeowners and designers the tools to visualise the built environment more accurately and with much greater context...When a law was passed in the UK mandating all new structures be built in 3D, the country saw a major positive shift in their built environment. Patrick Wood of 3DAV would like to see the same happen here in New Zealand. We sat down with Patrick to talk further about how having a 3D render made can enhance a project and save time and money at every stage of a build...
A new generation of gas fireplaces is emerging from a team of Dunedin-based engineers and designers intent on...
Backed by 27 years industry experience, Peter Fell is the specialist for coloured concrete in New Zealand. With his own extensive experience playing with colour, Managing Director Brennan Fell knows the difference high quality oxides can make...
Relocating from post-earthquake Christchurch to the Bay of Plenty represented both a divisive change in...
Big, bold and beautiful is what it’s all about in terms of soft furnishings at the moment. Glamour is in,...
Colin Gregg was destined to become a builder from the day he was born. He follows his father Bruce and grandfather George...
New Zealanders have an innate relationship with the environment. Most of us have grown up going camping or visiting the beach...
Living in smaller spaces is a topic that’s been discussed for a while now. In Auckland in particular, it’s something that’s a necessity rather than an option...
The traditional definition of a lodge essentially centres around a lodge being a rural dwelling of some form, often used by groups of people...
After spending more than two decades involved in the New Zealand construction industry, and more than 12 running architectural firm Turner Road Architecture, it was Lee Turner’s experience at the coalface of housing design that led him to start thinking outside the square...
There were 52 Saturday nights in 2014, but only one of them was needed to change the future of New Zealand...
In our busy lives we often find ourselves seeking out spaces in which to relax and take time out from the constant distractions that life throws at us...
Due mostly to renewed seismic requirements for heritage buildings, much of the original masonry detailing on some of our oldest homes...
If you’re considering a renovation, the first thing to look at is whether the house has good bones...
Designing a house for a difficult site can be like a dance, a subtle adaptation of elements to create a...
Of late, there has been a feeling in the market that residential architecture has become something reserved...
We talk to Adam Taylor Architecture about smart design and working with set material properties rather than...
Fibre cement has long been used as exterior cladding, but its use is expanding in the interiors of New...
Sustainability in residential design doesn’t have to mean grand green roofs or the latest technology, or...
Detailing recessed aluminium windows within a cedar facade has been a challenge for New Zealand architects...
To renovate or to rebuild? It’s a big question, and one where the scales can tip in either direction...
Contemporary or replica? Retaining the beauty of character homes. We talk to Salmond Reed...
There are many ways to consider what is valuable when embarking on the process of building a home.
Over the last few years, affordability and diminishing site sizes have had their effect on the...
Smaller, even tiny, homes represent a new way of living. With a reduced footprint, both physically and...
We chat to Elrond Burrell of VIA architecture about Passivhaus, its merits and what it means for New...
There are certain things every builder should be able to tell you if you’re approaching them to build an...
With almost unlimited options in architectural and building materials, choosing the right ones for a new home
Residential architecture should be beautiful, like a stunning piece of jewellery or the subtle harmony of a
Vertical shiplap cedar cladding has long been a popular choice for cladding, but limitations in the Building...
Volcanic activity has shaped our country over the last few million years, with the remnants of eruptions on a...
The garage door and gate can often be two of the biggest single items in a home, and are generally at the...
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