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When it comes to planning your new bathroom, there’s a lot to think about! Take a look at our series of helpful articles on bathroom renovation. They include advice on planning, design, products and fixtures.
How to prevent a damp, cold and mouldy home
New Zealand’s mild climate can trick us into thinking ‘she’ll be right’ when it comes to the warmth of our homes. But according to the latest HRV State of Home Survey1, a third of Kiwis live in cold, damp, hard-to-heat homes, and that’s bad news for our health, our homes and our wallets.
Renovating a Queenslander home
So you’ve found your dream home. It’s a Queenslander-style home with a large sprawling verandah, timber stairs and ornate decoration. What should you do next?
Renovating terrace homes
The distinctive long and narrow architectural layout of a terrace home will always face the challenge of becoming a spacious, open-plan and welcoming space that feels light and bright for family living. We take a look at some popular home renovations for terrace homes.
Renovation builders in Mandurah, WA
Idyllically located beside the water, this former fishing village is now a sophisticated city and enjoys every amenity you could wish for.
Renovation builders in Joondalup
Ideally located on the Sunset Coast just 25km north of Perth, Joondalup combines the best of metropolitan amenities with stunning natural surroundings.
FAQs for a bathroom renovation in New Zealand
We’ve put together some handy bathroom renovation FAQs so that you are well informed when the time comes to making decisions around your renovation.
Rodney renovation Builders
It has been said that New Zealand’s weather is a bit like experiencing four seasons in one day (thanks, Crowded House). While the weather metaphor might not be accurate, the diversity one is when it comes to renovating in the Rodney district.
Adelaide home renovation builders
Recently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities’, Adelaide, capital of South Australia, enjoys a wonderful climate, excellent infrastructure and amenities and offers plenty of opportunity for renovators.
How much electrical work are you allowed to do yourself?
Kiwis are big fans of DIY but when it comes to electrical work it’s best to be informed on what work you can do before it’s too late. Matt Slater, Director at EAV answers how far you can go with your DIY electrical work.
How to re-use and recycle materials from your renovation
David Wright, Growth Manager at Junk Run Ltd, answers how you can re-use and recycle a lot of the materials from your renovation.
How to prevent borer
When it comes to the integrity of your home, preventing borer, which can promote wood rot, is a major factor that needs to be addressed. David Birttain, Technical Support Manager at Kiwicare Corporation Ltd, answers how you can prevent borer attacks.
Tiled vs acrylic showers
Showers are an essential component of any bathroom. While baths may be seen as the glamour option when it comes to luxuriant bathing, contemporary showers can also bring a splash of style to your bathing areas.
Changes to insulation and fire alarm laws in New Zealand
Hamish Aitken, Managing Director at Premier Insulation answers how landlords can prepare for the changes to insulation and fire alarms laws in New Zealand.
10 steps to choosing the right home renovation specialist
So you’re about to embark on the biggest project of your life, why should you choose a renovation specialist rather than doing it yourself, and what should you look out for?
Moves to cool the Auckland housing market
House prices continue to surge across New Zealand topping 20% for the year to 30 September 2015, an 11 year high. Unsurprisingly, Auckland leads at 29%, but the rest of the North Island is now up 16%. High Auckland prices are creating a halo effect as buyers compete for better value in Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
Renovations that add value to your home
Renovating your home to improve its form and function for your family is one thing; essentially you’re working with a blank canvas – you have the creative freedom to do as you wish within your budget. Renovating with the intention of adding value before selling is quite another.