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Looking up

Apr 24, 2014

Architecturally speaking, mezzanine floors are intermediate floors between the main floors of ...

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Baretta
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Baretta

Mar 24, 2014

Baretta oozes sophistication and regal glamour with its impeccable Italian décor ...

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A sensational spa at home
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Bathrooms are normally regarded as a place of function – the room which sees a steady procession of home dwellers frequently using its facilities throughout the day. But they can also be designed to incorporate a bit of luxury to get that “spa at home” feel and transform it into a room you want to linger in, not just use. Nothing says spa like...

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Protecting your investment
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By Duncan Terris Many Christchurch residents now have a better idea of a way forward with their housing requirements since the first big Canterbury earthquake two years ago. Some will now repair and take the opportunity to upgrade their homes and others will have no choice but to buy elsewhere, build on their existing land, or find a new site. Let’s face it, for...

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Canterbury on the rise
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Canterbury on the rise

Dec 12, 2012

Canterbury earthquake related building consents totalled $52 million in October, according to latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand. Of the $52 million recorded for, $25 million was for residential buildings, including 45 new dwellings. A further $26 million was for non-residential building work. So far this year the monthly value has ranged from $25 million to $59 million. Since September 4, 2010 almost...

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The value of design
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The value of design

Dec 12, 2012

By Cymon Allfrey Quality design is so much more than the standard of materials selected in the construction of your home. It is about how the design of the home sits within its community, how it functions for you and your family and how, most importantly, it interacts with its site. Making the decision to undertake, for the want of a better word, a...

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BBQ Etiquette 101
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BBQ Etiquette 101

Dec 12, 2012

By author of Modern Etiquette Dale Cameron A common error people tend to make when hosting a barbecue is forgetting their general responsibilities simply because of the informal nature of the occasion. While a barbecue is meant to be relaxed, guests still look to the hosts for how the evening will pan out. Here are some do’s and don’ts to make sure you are...

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Going potty
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Going potty

Dec 12, 2012

Turn a corner of your garden from drab into fab simply by adding a potted plant. Whether it be a lemon tree, topiary or even a tomato plant, placing something with a bit of height and colour will provide interest and bring a neglected space to life. Using pots means you can rearrange without too much disruption, and plants can easily be transferred to...

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The good soil
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The good soil

Dec 12, 2012

As we get to enjoy our garden most at this time of year, we want to ensure it’s looking its best. We talk to renowned landscape designer and sculptor Dan Rutherford about the latest in garden design for gardeners and non-gardeners. What are the hottest trends for gardens this year? Growing your own food; espaliered fruit trees along the driveway, so the kids can...

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