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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
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...
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.
A healthy home from the ground up
Disano – HARO’s PVC-free design floor – is a great choice if you care about your family's health and the planet. A Disano floor meets all requirements for an ecologically sound, healthy living environ...


Tall order
One way to optimise a feature in your kitchen is to have other elements help showcase it. The rolled steel hood is a feature of this kitchen, so designer Meghan Browne accentuated the cabinet directly...
Does a bar overhang on an island crowd out valuable workspace?


Royal retreat
The elegant Sensia Arena – ultra-modern technology is to the fore in this Rolls Royce of toilet designs, which offers innovative functions tailored to your personal needs.
Luxury from the ground up
Tired heating systems burn money and aren't that attractive on the eyes either. Under-tile heating brings a fresh spa-like feel to your bathroom, economically warms your space from the ground up and n...


How to design your home office for maximum productivity
Working from home comes with many benefits – but you need to to make the most of the design of your home office to avoid the downsides.
I'm in the bath. Yes, I can see that!
Gorgeous views beyond the master bedroom windows – so, why not let the ensuite share the love? Placing this modern bathroom behind glass in the master bedroom saves space, enhances view access, and lo...


Cream of the crop
Functionality and fine finishes, sure, and what about a simple sense of calm? This substantially reworked and repositioned kitchen combines contemporary elements with more classic features – the resul...
Open, closed, and now retracted, too
Louvretec’s next generation (and cleverest) Opening Roof style is the all new range of Retractable Opening roofs. Providing you with the features of an original Opening Roof concept, but with the adde...

Trends Outdoor Living

New in Outdoor Living

Ideal for poolside or play area
As well as looking pristine all year round, TigerTurf is easy to keep clean, with no grass clippings ending up in the pool, while the children's play area round the corner is no longer a mud fest. Tig...
Enjoy in winter, protect in summer – plan your outdoor room now!
We’ve just had the shortest day here in NZ, signifying the middle of winter. However, soon the evenings will slowly get lighter earlier and our thoughts will turn to bbqs and opening up our homes to t...

New in Commercial Design

Green new = good news
New Zealand Government announced that any new building developed for government office accommodation is required to be measured for a NABERSNZ rating, with a target rating of four stars. NZGBC chief e...
A red letter day for your business
Facilities Integrate is a unique trade show that combines the construction and building management industries with integration and enabling technologies. Held over 25-26 September, it focusses on hand...
Where eagles dare
And also adventurous travellers, if their destination is one of these pared back extensions at Manshausen Island Resort, Norway – an area noted for the world´s largest population of Sea Eagles.
What do senior living communities really need?
Establishing pathways for interaction is central to Boffa Miskell’s approach to masterplanning and landscape design in today’s senior living developments.
Fresh cover, fresh contents
The new Helsinki Cenral Library offers a dynamic sea change for libraries generally, with its sheer diversification of services and connections, not to mention its stunning aesthetic presence.
Taking to the skies
If autonomous flying vehicles, such as cargo drones and flying taxis, have the capacity to disrupt how we move goods and passengers around urban space in the near future, we need to start planning for...
Diverse approach
Long a highly respected home design and build company in New Zealand, Fowler Homes continues to extend its expertise in stand-out commercial designs
Retirement architecture – a sea change is coming
The retirement living sector faces major change and significant growth in coming years, with a number of factors coming together to place pressure on the way that new builds are conceived, designed an...
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