“Most concrete from demolished buildings is simply dumped, much of it illegally. But there’s a better way – and it involves lightning” Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2Swbo6c
“After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself” – Jonathan Watts Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2GJDut5
Why building new isn’t always the cheaper option For many people, building a house from scratch is the ultimate dream. For Belinda Jorgensen, a Wellington professional building a house in the Wairarapa, it’s about minimal maintenance and practicalities. “I mean, I love old houses and it’s been a challenge to me to think do I […]
Tread carefully buying land Buying bare land can be a complex process and buyers need to look beyond the superlatives of the sales pitch. Making the right choice starts with the basics: how close the section is to the amenities such as shops, schools, public transport, libraries or whatever is important to you.
Relocatable houses ‘give instant equity’ Ashlea Lynch and her partner, Staun Popham, were renting a former state house in Waterview, Auckland, when they decided it was time to buy their own place. Then aged 25, they looked at a procession of uninspiring houses, all selling for more than $700,000 each, before deciding they needed […]
An article that states a new survey shows that New Zealand’s house prices are among the most unaffordable in the world. Read the full article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110049950/auckland-ranked-among-worlds-least-affordable-cities-in-housing-report
Following a two-month pursuit to find an individual with a true vision, New Zealanders were encouraged to put their best pitch forward with an innovative idea that can change the future of our world for the better. With three submission categories; technology, humanity and the environment, the competition saw 138 impressive entries and named five […]
Meet the Fernmark 56: a home that can be assembled by two people Article by HOME MAGAZINE With its prototype ‘Fernmark® 56’ modular house about to spring from the ground in Wanaka, Fernmark® – made up of Giles Barker, Graham Barry and designer Matt Smith – aims to design high-quality, fast-assembly homes. Smith explains the concept. […]