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At some point in your life, your home may become too small for your family. Undertaking a major renovation such as adding a house extension will give you extra space. But are you better off building a second floor instead? Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages between adding a storey verses building a new addition.

House Extension

How to Choose Between Another Storey or a House Extension

A need for extra space in your home is why most renovations are undertaken. Depending on the size of your backyard, you can choose to build up or build out. (more…)

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Smart homes are the way of the future and 2017 will see more use of these automated features within our homes. Created to make life simpler for homeowners, intelligent homes are still seen as a luxury rather than a necessity by many. However, we’re 100% certain in that you’ll want these must see smart home features as much as we do!

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Summer is here and our skin is not the only thing we need to protect from the harsh NZ sun. Our decking areas also need protecting. Not only are our decks areas to relax or dine upon. They are also an entranceway into our homes, making it important they are kept in top condition. To keep your deck looking great year after year, we’ve put together this handy guide about the steps you need to take to summer proof your deck.

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Posted In: Builders, Carpenters, Choosing Tradespeople, Landscapers, Painters & Decorators, Rental Property

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Believe it or not, but 2017 is the Year of the Kitchen. Okay, well maybe we’ve exaggerated that a bit, though many homeowners will consider kitchen design trends before renovating their kitchen at some point through the year. However, 2017 does see the start of many new exciting kitchen trends, as well as the continuation of a few favourites. Whether you are installing a complete new kitchen or partially renovating an existing one, we’ve got you covered with these new kitchen design trends.

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Swimming during summer is a favourite pastime of New Zealanders, big and small. Keeping safe around the pool is therefore a top priority. Not only is drowning the most serious hazard around swimming pools, but it is also one of the most preventable ones too. Other hazards include drains, uneven surfaces, ladders, pool equipment, hand rails and fences. To help keep you and your family safe and having fun in the water this summer, we’ve got five top pool safety tips for you.

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