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Single-Storey Vs Double-Storey: The Pros And Cons

Single-Storey Vs Double-Storey: The Pros And Cons

If you’ve decided to build a new home, rather than buy an existing property, then the choice of single-storey or double-storey is one of the first decisions you will have to make as part of the process. Several factors will influence that decision including where you...
The Advantages Of Building Your Own Home

The Advantages Of Building Your Own Home

Bit by bit, we’re dismantling the myth that architect-designed homes are the preserve of the well-heeled. At the same time, with every home we design, we are further highlighting why building your own home has distinct advantages over buying an existing one....
The Importance Of Street Appeal

The Importance Of Street Appeal

There is little that is equal in this world, and that includes street appeal. Frankly, some homes have more of it than others. We like to think our designs make a first impression that lasts. We believe it is possible to have a home that’s well-designed, practical and...
The Meaning Behind Our Colour Schemes

The Meaning Behind Our Colour Schemes

The colours we use in our designs mean something. If words tell a story, the colours we choose paint one. The Dulux paints we used in a Cube house colour scheme on one particular site are striking examples of how colours combine to interpret a specific scene, convey a...
How The Sun Shines On Our Designs

How The Sun Shines On Our Designs

Our architect Roger Walker often refers to the house he grew up in Hamilton. The only room that got any sun was the toilet and people would spend extended lengths of time in there reading. Roger’s bitter-sweet recollection is a reminder of how important it is to...
When You Can’t Leave Home, You Can Always Buy One

When You Can’t Leave Home, You Can Always Buy One

With the rest of the world still off limits, and OE plans on hold, many young New Zealanders are looking to embark on another life-changing journey a little closer to these shores: home ownership. The money they’d spend on travel is being re-directed towards buying a...