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Category: Houses

New rules for home-based brothels

Home-based brothels in Tauranga – known as single owner-operated brothels in the bylaw – and larger sex work businesses will still have to comply with specific restrictions on signage and [ … ]

Boutique towns could be saved

New laws require building owners in high-risk areas, such as Manawatū, Horowhenua and Wellington, to strengthen or demolish high priority buildings within seven-and-a-half years. One of those affected is Feilding [ … ]

KiwiBuild ‘significant’ to city

The plans, announced last November by Housing Minister Phil Tywford, will see 68 homes built on Banks St and Discovery Pl in Marfell. Civil works at the site should be [ … ]

Do You Need Mortgage Insurance?

When it rains, it pours, or so the old saying goes. It seems like when something goes wrong with your life, a whole bunch of other things go wrong at [ … ]

Full house at Upper Hutt mall

Andy Bell, Ganson Group property and development manager, put the full house down to investment and improvements which allowed them to attract “better quality tennants”. The company had spent more [ … ]

Designer’s ‘unbuildable’ homes

The couples met David McLeod at the Nelson Home Show in 2016, and say they were impressed by his professionalism. However, after frustrating delays his company Project Architecture went into [ … ]

Are Open Plan Offices On Their Way Out?

Wikipedia defines ‘Open Plan Office’ as the generic term used in architectural and interior design for any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use [ … ]

Eco-home springing up

A home-grown Horowhenua building firm is looking to significantly ramp up production on its relocatable eco-homes, with a new factory.