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Your guide to Building in NZ

Stage 3 Life Stages Home Ownership - Home DIY When You’re Thirty-ish

You’ve achieved the Kiwi dream and now own you first home! It’s time to start thinking about home DIY, but where should you start and what can you do? In this third article of our Life Stages of Home Ownership series, we’ll walk you through the tasks you can do and those you should call on a tradie to do for you. Easy home DIY you can do yourself! After you’ve been living in your new home for a while, it’s natural to notice things you want to change. The colour paint on the wall, a… (view full article)

Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Having left our teenage years behind, we enter our twenties stage of looking towards home ownership and possibly moving away from property renting. While this used to be the time we’d consider buying our first home, rising house prices have mostly put a stop to this dream. However, in some part of the country, buying your first home in your twenties can still be a reality with some clever planning.   When it comes to knowing what to look for when buying a new home, we’ve got your… (view full article)

Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Timber has been the traditional choice for decking and decks for many years. But like in other areas of our lives, we are now spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing our decking materials. While remaining a popular choice, decks can also be made with concrete and composite timber. Today we’re going to walk you through your options for your decking materials and help you decide which one is right for your home. Types of decking materials in New Zealand In New Zealand, you will… (view full article)

Guide to Installing Balustrades Which Meet NZ Building Code

If you’re planning on installing balustrades or wondering if you need to, then you’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through the process of identifying if you need a balustrade, the options you have and how to make sure it will meet the current NZ Building Code. Let’s jump to it! What is a balustrade and do I need one? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the way to a full fence. It’s often confused… (view full article)

Slate, Concrete or Imitation Roofing Tiles - What to Choose

Should I use slate, concrete or imitation roofing tiles? Choosing the type of roofing tiles to use on your roof can open a can of worms. You want a roofing tile which looks great, is easy to maintain and is long lasting. With roofing vendors all praising their specific tile type, how do you know which one to pick? Let us help. Types of roofing tiles available in NZ In New Zealand, there are five main types of roofing tiles available. Each of these tile types have their own pros and… (view full article)

Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home

Ever noticed that great roofs don’t get the attention they deserve? With a watertight roof being one of a home owner’s major concerns, it’s surprising how little attention roofing material receives. We’ve always known that roofs are important. They’re the crowning glory so to speak of your home. That makes choosing the right materials for your roof of high importance. How to choose which roofing material is best for you Our country’s climate varies hugely from coast to coast. From… (view full article)

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