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Passion and experience
Whether you’re building locally or remotely from another city or country, a home builder that offers high-quality, reasonably priced homes in good time is a must.
Well grounded
In pursuit of views and effective demarcation of spaces, this home has a sculpturally organised interior – well grounded by clean, simple concrete floors.


Do more with less
Preparing a nutritious and healthy meal after a long day can be a chore. French made ovens by Brandt offer practical features that leave your hands free, your mind relaxed and your meals delicious.
Surface attraction – the Dekton Stonika collection
Vibrant, realistic veined patterns and textures matched with the highest technological performance required in a hard-working kitchen, this is the hyper-realistic Dekton® Stonika range from Cosentino.


Making life easy
By integrating ergonomic designs and smart engineering, a comfortable and relaxing shower is now an everyday experience with just a convenient push and turn of a button.
Light up my life
Task lighting in your bathroom should never be underestimated.  LeVivi LED mirrors come with a built-in de-mister and are highly energy-efficient.  The LeVivi range is offered in two styles to complem...


Get the jump on colour trends for 2020
How to use colour to create a home that reflects your quest for a more authentic, grounded lifestyle – Essence, the Dulux Colour Forecast for 2020
Lofty ambitions – brickwork made easy
For luxury apartments or cosy inner city pads, a faux brick finish in a range of colours can complete the look of the classic New York loft.


Passion meets experience
Whether it's a new home or a renovation, peace of mind come with engaging a highly experienced home builder. EZ Building has built more than 200 much-loved homes across the country and has an establis...
Rain, shine, shade – I'm there for you
Creating flow with the addition of an outdoor room is one of the most requested additions when building or renovating – and Installing a smart Louvretec Opening Roof is the first step in making that o...

New in Outdoor Living

Is your family sports mad?
Anyone for tennis? Or how about hockey practice, developing football skills, basketball, netball, or cricket practice? With TigerTurf’s multi-sport surfaces, your backyard tennis court can also be use...
Ready, set, glow
Allied Concrete's Ready Glow can be used to add unique design elements and adds a functioning, self powering renewable light source for any type of decorative concrete application

New in Commercial Design

It's a gem
Diamond-shaped panels create the faceted facade of Studio Gang's Solar Carve – a building that's quickly established itself as a new iconic silhouette on the New York skyline.
Proudly planet friendly
Green thinking is a major asset for any company both in terms of the planet and its own public persona – a pioneer in the field, Method Recycling goes further, making recycling an aesthetic pleasure
Meals on wheels?
Robotic room service is just one drawcard of the Hotel Monville, which features a soaring lobby with giant pillars along with triple floor windows so passers by can be drawn in by the drama.
Naturally better buildings
The potted fern on your desk was just a starting point – biophilic design is an increasing trend around the world which seeks to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment.
Master class
Norman Foster – one of the most charismatic architects of our time – gives a glimpse into the early influences that set him on the path to architecture
Container colour a winner
Athfield Architect's design for Waterfront House wraps colours of shipping containers into a winning workspace in the 2019 Resene Total Colour Awards
Back to the future
The golden age of air travel is back – and in grand style – with the new TWA Hotel at JFK incorporating Eero Saarinen’s fabulously futuristic 1962-designed TWA Flight Center as its spectacular lobby.
Five people-centric design principles that can be applied to workplace design
Putting people first in workplace design leads to better business results as well as more positive staff experiences, says Holly Campbell, senior associate at Warren and Mahoney.

Read the latest edition of Trends Commercial Design

Home Trends Vol. 35/4
Real estate agents often say the kitchen is one of the major factors that sways potential buyers of a home. But these days, it's just as likely that the home's bathrooms will also influence a sale. So...
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