More women doing DIY
More women doing DIY

The Kiwi bloke is a key part of NZ's collective self ideal, but new research shows it is now almost as likely to be his…

Design & build: An automatic home
Design & build: An automatic home

Control heating and lighting with your phone.

More Kiwis opt to renovate
More Kiwis opt to renovate

Home renovating has become a $1.5b boom industry as a growing number of house owners turn their backs on trading up in a…

Design & build: Time counts down, mortgage climbs up
Design & build: Time counts down, mortgage climbs up

As the build goes on, the house is feeling more like a real home.

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video Design & build: Episode ten
Design & build: Episode ten

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share…

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial…

Design & build: The hunt for the perfect tile

Popping into the Tile Warehouse proves to be a pleasant retail surprise.

Design & build: Shouting from the rooftop

Happiness is a waterproof roof over your head.

Design & build: Floored with options
Design & build: Floored with options

Timber? Man made? It’s a minefield.

Design & build: The first fix

Let there be light – and wires and heating, at the flick of a switch.

Gardening: Family garden of Eden

The Heroic Garden Festival, now in its 19th year, offers the chance to visit 26 gorgeous Auckland gardens, and all for a…

Gardening: Season for change

Herne Bay’s community garden will be under new management.

Design & build: My, what a great roof you have

The bush setting and the need for sunlight mean one thing: a flat roof.

Gardening: Sunny season show
Gardening: Sunny season show

Up and down our country, home gardeners are enjoying the fruits of their hard work.

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

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

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

A bit of brute force and the walls appear.

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

Masonry blocks will become a piece of art.

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