Design & build: Where to from here?
Design & build: Where to from here?

The view is still to die for as the build takes shape.

Gardening: In a holiday frame of mind
Gardening: In a holiday frame of mind

Make summer last even longer with some relaxation-inducing outdoor living furniture and accessories.

Design & build: A year in reflection
Design & build: A year in reflection

It's the morning of New Year's Eve and I'm writing this from Matarangi in the Coromandel. Kylie's parents have a bach here…

Design & build: We have a house
Design & build: We have a house

A bit of brute force and the walls appear.

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Design & build: Retaining the details
Design & build: Retaining the details

Masonry blocks will become a piece of art.

Gardening: A gardener's Christmas

I enjoyed researching this story, as I don't often peruse websites for garden gift-giving. My go-to presents for special…

Design & build: Rising from the mud

The builders are getting stuck in, even by hand.

TVNZ buys Westie do-up

A small fibre-cement-board do-up cottage on a large tree-lined site in the Waitakere Ranges has been bought for TVNZ's new…

Creating a kitchen in the rain
Creating a kitchen in the rain

There’s a lot to be said for wet weather.

Gardening: Hands-on part of makeover fun

I was looking forward to visiting friends Gilbert Wong and Jo Boese to check out a landscaping project at their Herne Bay…

Gardening: Old skills make a comeback

Yvonne Thomas believes New Zealanders are the luckiest people in the world. She says it's not about whether we have money…

Design & build: A tale of two pods

Tricky weather gets building progress stuck in the mud.

Design & build: Stuck in the mud

Mud sticks, as the piling contractors found.

Design & build: Digging in for the long haul
Design & build: Digging in for the long haul

Builders are on site and the dream will soon be a reality.

Zen brings a peaceful balance

Asian gardens evoke a sense of deep calm and tranquillity. Zen principles guide fine balance between hard and soft structural…

Consent for Block couple

The paperwork’s been approved so it’s all systems go.

Fancy Kiwi loos turn heads

A Scottish-based Kiwi designer is flushed with excitement as her colourful and unique take on the humble toilet is turning…

Kids get a real buzz outdoors

When the sun is shining it's time to get the children outside away from the screen. The more interactive your garden, the…

Design & build: Through a glass, lightly
Design & build: Through a glass, lightly

Glass is for warmth, as well as looking through.

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