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The basics of roof maintenance
When was the last time you checked your roof? Often, we don’t think about our roof until something goes wrong. By then, we could find the damage has already been done, which unfortunately means it’s l...
Why use a landscape designer?
In today's world, it's important to understand the differences within the landscape industry and why you should use a landscape designer
Renovation and extension make the most of wide valley views and indoor-outdoor living
The post and beam construction of an existing Mid-century Modern home was the starting point for the design of a substantial addition to this property
Landscaping 101: Tips for beginners
From planning to planting, landscaping projects don't have to be as overwhelmingly difficult as they might initially seem. Here we provide some great first steps for first timers
How cladding can make all the difference
Whether it's used to protect or simply to enhance the look of a space, your choice of cladding can make or break a project.
Why you should consider an outdoor kitchen
How about adding space and versatility to your home? Plus improved connections to the outdoors and greater entertaining opportunities

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Spiral Pivot System
It's not just our louvre blades that are aesthetically pleasing, what's hidden away out of sight is award winning and that's our Spiral Pivot system!
Family retreat in Mairangi Bay
This RADA home features a spacious, sunny master bedroom and excellent indoor/outdoor flow


Volume 34 No 6
Discover great home, kitchen and bathroom design ideas in the latest issue of Trends.

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