Creating homes that last: DJ Hewitt Builders

“This house is still like the day it was built,” say the very happy owners of a Merivale home, seven years on. This would be the timeframe when many homes would start to show wear and tear. However, they knew well that in the end, you get what you pay for, and more. The pitched […]

Optimising outdoor living: Louvre Solutions

Spring comes with unpredictable weather and just as we optimistically venture to our outdoor living areas, a sudden change sees us darting indoors again. A louvre roof is the perfect way to optimise your enjoyment of that space, even in the unpredictable spring weather. Louvre Solutions roof systems are more than just a slatted covering. […]

Working with natural beauty

Timber cladding has seen a sharp rise in popularity over the last decade, used by leading architects and seen in incredible designs across New Zealand, in new and inspired ways. The natural material has always been used in building, but like all trends has dipped and risen over the decades. The latest, strong comeback for […]

Summer fun poolside

As thoughts turn to summer and warmer days, many also turn to swimming; taking that first dip in the sea or better yet frolicking in your own pool. Always wanted a pool but don’t know where to start? Christchurch has numerous expert pool companies who’d be happy to talk about requirements and set the project […]

Award-winning contemporary cabin

Accolades continue to roll in for Christchurch architectural designer Barry Connor and his Skylark Cabin project. During the recent 2021 Canterbury/Westland ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards, his design for the cabin was highly commended in the Residential New Home up to 150m2 Category. Skylark Cabin (pictured), nestled among the foothills of the Ben Ohau Range, […]

New Brighton housing development

Three new blocks of land in New Brighton are up for grabs for new housing development. The next step in the ongoing regeneration of Christchurch’s seaside suburb, the New Brighton land parcels are on Beresford Street, one street over from the town’s main street and close to the seafront. Expressions of interest in the development […]

Dream stadium doors open

The recently opened MainPower Stadium is a dream come true for North Canterbury sports enthusiasts and an exciting, highly anticipated addition to the area. The 6000-square-metre, state-of-the-art stadium in Rangiora opened its doors in early August and is the largest of its kind to be built in the region. The $28 million facility features four […]

Finishing touches

Rolleston is soon to gain a state of the art multifunctional centre, as the finishing touches are being made to the $22 million project. Te Ara Ātea will be a place for community gathering and sharing knowledge. Sitting at the edge of the new town centre, the 2200 square metre two-storey building will house the […]

Soak it up

Call it a spa pool, a hot tub, a Jacuzzi or even a think tank, a small bubbling hot pool can provide hours of relaxation all year round. As they have become more popular, spa pools have found their way into more and more Kiwi homes in all shapes, sizes and materials. Sizes range from […]

Engineering the future: Tetrad Consulting

While the concept of structure, stability and constructive direction can seem unfeasible during lockdown, some companies reinforce their determination and reshape their expertise in a changing environment. Engineering consultancy firm Tetrad is no stranger to challenges, having opened its doors in January 2020, pre-pandemic, and now enjoying concrete triumphs in a competitive market. With its […]