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Your home is a reflection of who you are. But building a new house on your property is a major project. Don’t worry – we’ve got all the ideas and advice you to help with your plans

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NEW IN HOME DESIGN

Even small leaks sink great ships
Leaky home syndrome leads to many more problems over time. We've talked to a professional about how to overcome this issue.
Dive on in
Adding a pool to your new home or renovation project is a big commitment. While pools add a lot of value to your home, they generally require considerable maintenance. Until now.
Box of tricks
Despite its restrictive rocky site, this ridgetop home makes the most of sweeping valley views and year-round outdoor living – even fitting in a 26m lap pool
Under the weather
Your location's climate dictates what type or exterior building materials you should use. As one of the most vulnerable parts of your home, you should give your roofing extra consideration.
Solid footing
Want a solid, sustainable, easy-to-install foundation for your home? This may well be the answer.
Diary of a renovation: Week one
Ever wondered what the process of renovating is like for a designer? So did we – so we asked Katie Scott from Stick+Stone Design to tell us about her experience with her own villa renovation

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Modern ready-to-build home design ideal for scenic locations
Spacious, welcoming and opening up to its setting in spectacular fashion, this Landmark Homes showhome in Whitianga offers an enviable lifestyle
Work on your street appeal
Much is made of the importance of street appeal when it comes to selling your house. That’s all well and good, but there’s nothing wrong with having a home that looks smart from the street for your ow...
Building new: consider the roof
When planning to build a home, you need to consider carefully the requirements for the new roof. It should be weathertight, durable, easy to maintain and most importantly the roofing company can give ...
4 design styles for your splashback
As one of the most visible surfaces in your kitchen, splashbacks can seriously effect the space's design. These 4 splashbacks have a major impact on the overall look of their respective kitchens.

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Sopersmac | Transform your door - Make it smart
Transform your front door with a Schlage S6000 digital touchpad lock!
Our ranges
From the simple and cost-effective, to the sophisticated and state of the art, every Fairview product in every range is manufactured specifically for New Zealand’s environment, and designed to bring c...
Window styles
Windows function in different ways – some slide, some tilt, some fold back on themselves. By understanding the different types available and how they work, you can better match windows to your needs, ...
Roofing trends to enhance your home
Today's roofing design is a balance between energy efficiency, eco-friendliness and aesthetics. Here's our guide to the latest roofing trends that will keep you covered for years to come.
Trends International Design Awards – New Zealand Bathrooms 2018
See all winners and highly commended

TRENDS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2018

International Winners
The selection of the TIDA international winners was the culmination of a series of awards for kitchens, bathrooms and homes held across 2018.

INSPIRING IDEAS

Take the test – Is your Asthma under control?

We may not be able to cure it, but we can certainly try to do our part by ensuring kiwi homes retain as little moisture as possible – Warmup’s radiant underfloor heating solution does just that.

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How to reap rewards from your under-utilised section

If you own a house and section, home expert GJ Gardner offers some valuable advice on how to unlock your site’s potential

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Natural warmth with the Envira Weatherboard System

It’s a fact - timber is a natural insulator - and with the use of Niagara’s 100% timber components, a fully enclosed, weathertight finish can be achieved.

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6 Ways to save money on heating bills

The first step to reducing heating bills is to take a look at your energy usage and monitor your average daily, weekly and monthly consumption.

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Volume 34 No 6
Discover great home, kitchen and bathroom design ideas in the latest issue of Trends.

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