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In the most basic sense, your home is a reflection of who you are. Here's all the inspiration, ideas and information you need to get started.

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Natural warmth

It’s a fact - timber is a natural insulator. By using Niagara’s 100% timber components, you can achieve a fully enclosed, weathertight finish.

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6 ways to save money on heating bills

Want to reduce your heating bill? The first step is to take a look at your energy usage and monitor your average daily, weekly and monthly consumption.

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Make the best choice for your home

Create a warm, comfortable home with thermal resistant, WEERS-rated windows and doors. Fairview provides a thermal rating for each unit, as well as a total value for your home.

Beginner's guide to home design

So you want to transform your old bungalow into something more contemporary? Great! But how do you get started?

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Double glazing and how it works

For the ultimate way to keep your home warm over winter, look no further than double glazed windows. This is a pretty simple technology – but it can work wonders.

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Considered choices

A dramatic red front door and black garage are just two of the many considered paint choices in this new home

Feminine or Masculine? Take your pick!

With its latest pair of showhomes, GJ Gardner set out to do something a bit different. If you head down to Papamoa, you'll find two competing designs and an interesting competition.

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Woodland sanctuary

Situated on a wooded plateau overlooking a wetland and lake, this new home from Altus Architecture also features a shimmering, surreal out-building

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Can you tell the difference

In this article, you'll see different landscapes which incorporate artificial grass and a discussion of the benefits

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7 signs it’s time to replace your heat pump

During a Kiwi winter, we rely on a few important things – a very warm coat, beanie, a scarf to keep the wind off of our necks while out and about, and at home, our heat pump unit.

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Trends International Design Awards 2017

International Winners

The selection of the TIDA international winners was the culmination of a series of awards for kitchens, bathrooms and homes held across 2017.

Inspiring ideas

Want to give your home character and warmth? Consider the New Ambience range

Plytech's Ambience range can be used anywhere from office interiors, lounges and commercial spaces, to rumpus rooms and garages

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Beachside house with a view to kill for

The owners of this home fulfilled their dream to live by the beach when they bought one half of a new subdivision with lagoon and ocean views

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