Bathroom

Bathroom Renovation Mistakes

Renovating the bathroom is something many homeowners do before selling their house in a bid to make a larger return on their sale. But it’s not just property owners looking to sell who renovate their bathroom. First home buyers are often left to renovate the bathroom of the property as houses that are more affordable … Continued
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house

A Moving Checklist for the First Home Buyer

Congratulations, you’ve bought your first home! Not only have you just experienced one of the major milestones in your life, you’ve also stepped into one of the most important financial investments you’ll make. Moving out of home and into your first home is an exciting time, but emotions are running high. You probably want nothing … Continued
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Taranaki

Taranaki Named the Best Place in NZ

Taranaki has come out on top as the best New Zealand region to live and work in. The region was found to have the best ratio of wage growth and house price growth in the country. Analysis by the Weekend Herald shows that Taranaki’s median weekly earnings grew 19.88 per cent in the four years … Continued
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Wellington

Wellington Statistics Building to be Demolished

Centreport announced on October 10 that it will demolish the Wellington Statistics House building, located on the city’s waterfront. The 12-year-old building was badly damaged in the 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake in November last year. The building sustained irreparable damage to two floors which partially collapsed. An investigation commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Employment … Continued
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Sculpture

How to Care for Garden Sculptures

Statues are a great addition to any garden, even balcony container gardens. Keeping your garden sculptures in the best condition possible doesn’t have to be difficult. You might not be able to protect them from the elements of the weather, but there are a few small things you can do to help them survive. Cleaning … Continued
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Gardening

Landscaping Tips for Your New Home

Whether you’ve just acquired more land than you’re used to or you’ve never had a garden before, landscaping is an important part of keeping a home’s front and backyards looking impeccable. You don’t have to be the son of a farmer or have the world’s biggest green thumb to manage your gardens. Here are some … Continued
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Wellington

Faults in New Zealand Buildings Going Unfixed

Leading Wellington building surveyor, Thomas Wultzer, has revealed details of hidden and sometimes life-threatening faults on buildings. These faults have been found in apartment complexes, including a Wellington apartment block that was not bolted to its foundations. Wutzler also came across a building that had walls so bad there was at risk of people falling … Continued
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removalist

Top 10 Questions to ask Your Removalist

Hiring a removalist and trusting them with your belongings is a big deal. Understandably, you don’t want to trust your belongings to just anyone. Here are the top ten questions you should ask your removalist before agreeing to hire them. What kind of experience do you have? This question is especially important if you’re hiring … Continued
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Piano

How to Move a Piano

Moving a piano is risky business. Not only are pianos valuable, they are also sentimental to their owners who have often had them for many years. Moving a piano is also a big job with weight, size and vulnerability being three of several factors that makes moving them so risky. So, how does one go … Continued
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removalist loading truck

Removalists Who Care About the Community

Hiring a removalist who cares about the community means you can feel better about moving house and give back to your existing and new local communities. Many removalists now offer rubbish removal services and recycling services which benefit the local environment, however, Grace go a step further. Recycling and reusing packaging materials Removalists are able … Continued
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