Apollo Projects Mandeville Village

Mandeville’s new heart: Apollo Projects and Ratua Holdings delivers new excellent facility for local businesses

Mandeville Village on Tram Road is open after an extensive five-year rezone, consenting and construction process by developers Ratua Holdings Limited and the main contractor, Apollo Projects. “Surveys provided an insight into what the community wanted and helped us to provide a village that meets the needs of the locals while providing a community heart,” […]

Running

Running rings around the city: running events to get you lacing up

Running is ever popular, as judged by the streets teeming with partakers at all hours of the day. Aside from the collection of events listed here, there are many weekly run clubs in suburbs all over the city and at Hagley Park every Saturday ‘Parkrun’ is a free 5km event (see parkrun.co.nz). It doesn’t matter […]

Lintrathen Gardens

Gardens complex architecture turns heads: Sheppard & Rout’s NZIA shortlisted project Lintrathen Gardens is stunning

Lintrathen Gardens is a multi-unit complex on a large site in Fendalton. Designed by David Sheppard of Sheppard & Rout Architects, it has been shortlisted for the local NZIA awards for 2018. Designed with the intention of articulating the complex interplay between natural elements and contemporary form, it is a refined example of modernist architecture. […]

Hybrid Homes

Architectural eco-showhome: Hybrid Homes wanted to show just how good a home can be without sacrificing the environment

Unafraid of tricky building sites, Hybrid Homes has built a new thermally broken, zero-energy showhome. “Power and rain water collection systems combined with building techniques that maximise efficiency allows us to run this home at zero energy cost,” says Hybrid Homes Director Jamie Harrington, who has been designing and building eco homes for more than […]

10 Mayfly Lane, Clearwater

Clearwater’s clever construction: we talk to Phil Benton Builders about building a dream home at one of Christchurch’s most expensive addresses

The second priciest street in Christchurch is Mayfly Lane at Clearwater, where the lake frontages make you feel a hundred miles from anywhere. Phil Benton Builders has just completed number ten. The angular street frontage is dramatic. The vast roof is sharp, while the not often seen Bluestone cladding mesmerises with its patterns.   “The […]

Evolution Series

The future of building: Queenstown firm Rilean Construction is evolving to meet the Christchurch demand for energy efficient homes

When the Queenstown market leaders of energy efficient homes ‘Evolution’ (a division of Rilean Construction) wanted to expand to Christchurch, potential clients were keen and kept asking “is there one we can see?” There are 50 such homes, but they are all in Queenstown, so Rilean Construction Canterbury Manager/Director Trevor Meikle decided to build Canterbury […]

Mike Greer Homes

A stage like no other: Mike Greer Homes launches their seriously stylish new showhomes in Prestons Park

Nothing grants a building company the stage to illustrate their flair better than a showhome. The very stylish designs of the two new Mike Greer Homes showhomes in Prestons Park, Marshlands exhibit an endless supply of fabulous ideas that can be implemented into most of the company’s home plans.   The single-storey home at 21 […]