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Love that location, not so much the house… fixing that cold villa!

Mt Victoria, Roseneath, Thorndon and Karori are four of Wellingtons suburbs that we do a lot of work in where the traditional homes suffer from what we’re calling ‘old villa syndrome’. … More >
25 May 2016 , Hamish

Homestar v3 is here

For those of you about to embark on your first building project homestar is a rating system for your new or existing home much like the energy star indicator on appliances. The new release of v3 brings some new evaluation tools and efficiencies in creating homestar ratings. … More >
25 May 2016 , Hamish

Capital struggling to build new homes?

The latest headline in the medias ongoing affinity with property. … More >
25 May 2016 , Hamish

House of the Week

The Mansell house was featured as House of the Week. See article here on Stuff… More >
15 April 2016

What is modular design? - November

We are a professional team dedicated to providing quality Architectural Design services. We are focused on making a positive contribution to our built environment by creating beautiful, healthy, energy efficient homes. To view previous and related articles visit our website and we also invite feedback and discussion. … More >
5 November 2015 , Jon & Peter

Jon & Peter's Newspaper Column October 22

Internal Health
Just as it is important for the human body to have the right environment in the stomach for optimal health, so it goes that the inside of your home needs optimal conditions for healthy occupants. Unfortunately around 30% of homes in NZ are not insulated. … More >
22 October 2015

Jon & Peter's Newspaper Column October 8

Building Consent Exempt Work
Under Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004 (In October 2008, Schedule 1 was expanded, with the introduction of 12 new exemptions) certain building work is not required to have a building consent but the work is not required to have a building consent but the work...… More >
7 October 2015

Jon & Peter's Newspaper Column Sept 24

New Show Home
The team at David Reid Homes are building a new show home that has been designed by ADarchitecture to achieve a Homestar rating of 7. … More >
23 September 2015
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Jon & Peter's Newspaper Column Sept 10

Licensed Building Practitioners

Licensed Building Practitioners or LBPs are designers, carptenters, brick and block layers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists who have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building's structure or weather tightness. … More >
10 September 2015
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Jon & Peter's Newspaper column Aug 27

Steps for a healthy new home
Remember, the NZ Building Code requirements are minimum standards and we strongly recommend that a new house build should aim to achieve well above Code. … More >
4 September 2015
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