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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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Roofing types and what to look out for

There are a number of different roofing materials available these days, some of which are more appropriate for particular environments and roof styles. Choose something that works well in your area, on your house, and with your project style.

A match made in heaven – mix cladding brings enhanced aesthetic
Mixed facades can achieve a stately finish. There are many options and Envira weatherboards are specifically designed to work to beautiful contrasting effect.
Branching out
A giant custom feature window with organic, crazy paving-like fenestration connects this new family home with its surrounding natural environment.
Design sense – calm yourself!
So, in terms of decor, what's in and what's so last year? Well, neutrals are making a comeback – soft and inviting they go with pretty much anything. Check out the first of our Spring Interior Design Trends articles.


Breathe easy this spring

Spring and the abundance of pollen in the air can flare up your asthma and allergies. But how can you lessen its effects? Daikin's state of the art air purifiers improve air quality year round

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Prepping your pool for summer

The weather's heating up, so you might be thinking about taking a dip. But first you need to get your pool sorted. We're here to remind you of all the necessary steps to rejuvenate your pool

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Why more Kiwis are choosing Swim Spas over conventional pools

Swim Spas boast many advantages over their traditional counterparts – from reduced running costs to year-round use. It's clear to see why New Zealanders are choosing to soak in the superior Swim Spa

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X marks the spot

Switch your lights from dingy to different. The X-Sign and X-Sign F4 are innovative, adaptable and easy to install

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The battle of the sexes has a winner

A husband and wife faced off, styling two showhomes in opposing styles. Now we have the results

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10 things to know about building a deck

Decks can be built using any number of materials, and designed to fit nearly any home. Here's a few things you'll want to keep in mind before starting your own

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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. See more


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.


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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More than just a home builder

Owning a home is a big responsibility and comes with its challenges. Not sure how to tackle that reno? Or a roof you can't stop leaking? One company has your bases covered. See more

How to create the ultimate outdoor room

 The latest on outdoor living heating, lighting and sound technology from James Adair of Johnson and Couzins 

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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 4
Discover great home, kitchen and bathroom design ideas in the latest issue of Trends.


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