Winning heritage builds

This month’s Canterbury Heritage Awards celebrated nine winners across six categories, with Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House taking home the Supreme Award.     Dame Anna Crighton, Chair of the Awards, commented that “The occasion was to applaud, acclaim and celebrate the work from all entrants. The benchmark of the entries was set really […]

Doing your home work: Ferg Waddell Homes

If there’s one piece of advice Fergus Waddell would give to Generation Y looking to buy their first home, it would be to be realistic and start thinking about where their work is and building close to that. “It pays to be geographically smart these days and consider the wider Canterbury district rather than concentrate […]

Defying the odds

Marty Murchison, owner of Master Builder Murchison Homes, lives his life defying the odds. When you meet this rather enigmatic character, a feeling of ‘anything really is possible’ is immediately impressed upon you. It might be his signature laugh. Perhaps it’s his smarts and gumption. It could be his zest for life. More than likely, […]

Artworks Landscape

Striking landscape designs: Artworks Landscape

What everyone is after is a landscape design that’s uniquely individual, the joy of the owner, envy of the neighbours and delight of family and friends.     Your landscape should reflect your personality and most definitely complement the interior of your home and its architecture. If you’re in the market, look no further than […]

Taurus Built Ltd

Strength to Strength: Taurus Built Ltd

Taurus Built Ltd is going from strength to strength. From humble beginnings, the company has the dedication, professionalism and commitment to go above and beyond what is required to give you the home of your dreams.     Founded by experienced builder Tom Peters in 2017, Taurus Built Ltd has grown from a one-man operation […]

Armstrong Interiors

Silver linings: Armstrong Interiors

It’s coming into winter, so now is the time to start thinking about how you can create a warm and cosy home, without blowing your heating bills.     Metropol catches up with award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong of Armstrong Interiors about the impact of drapes on style and comfort.   How can we dress […]

Magic on Merrin

Magic on Merrin

For the last 15 years, Grant Price, Ruben Bunting and their small handpicked team of professional builders have been at the forefront of giving people the best quality home builds at the right price.     With the Howard Barrington Group, there is no middleman or committee you have deal with. Grant and Ruben have […]

Kenneth F. Weaver Trust

Creating a haven: Kenneth F. Weaver Trust

For 45 years, the Kenneth F. Weaver Trust has been providing secure, comfortable accommodation for Christchurch pensioners.     In 1973, Kenneth Weaver saw a need and set about filling it. The need was for quality living facilities for those elderly singles and couples who genuinely could not afford it. Plans were developed and 14 […]


Landscaping alternative: GrassPro

If trying to maintain a perfectly manicured lawn has been a struggle this summer, maybe the answer lies in a modern synthetic grass product.     GrassPro has transformed the way we view ‘fake grass’ and is becoming a popular landscaping alternative for gardeners world-wide who want the beauty of a stunning lawn, but none […]

D J Hewitt Builders

Behind the office door: D J Hewitt Builders

Daryl Hewitt, owner of D J Hewitt Builders, has personally seen to it that building a house with his company is an all-inclusive experience.     Daryl’s handpicked team are there for clients for every step, “from site selection to moving in with your toothbrush,” Daryl says. “We understand creating homes is about needs and […]