Living in an island nation, New Zealanders value the sea - the fresh air, sunlight, smells and textures that come with being oceanside.
Like its people, New Zealand’s native flora is hardy and practical.
On a small clearing, nestled in 30 acres of Coromandel bush, with elevated views to an eastern valley towards Whitianga and Hot Water Beach, sits a hideaway home which is a retreat for a city family.
COLORSTEEL® Matte is ideal for roofing, wall cladding, fascia and rainwater applications.
When the Department of Conservation began their pest control project on a number of Fiordland islands they were faced with a dilemma. They had nowhere for their rangers to stay.
Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha, was a Wellington Zoo redevelopment and rejuvenation project described as a 'love story to New Zealand'.
In the 1970s, American architect Michael Reynolds came up with the concept of an ‘Earthship’. Defined as being a building that conforms to the principles of self-sustainability, Earthships are self-contained and have minimal environmental impact.
When you build on a slope with anything more than a 20-degree gradient, the normal solution is to construct a house that sits on poles. So the proposal to build a conventional house on a 45-degree slope took many people by surprise.
A velodrome of international class and standing has to be an impressive structure. After all, it is the training base and home for both cyclists and triathletes seeking Olympic and World Championship glory.
COLORSTEEL® is usually tasked with keeping the weather out. In the case of Auckland’s North Shore —based Snow Planet the responsibilities went the other way. The job was to keep the snow in at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest indoor ski slopes.
The area around the Hingaia Peninsula School used to be lush South Auckland pasture. Now it’s prime residential property and New Zealand’s first Green Star Built certified school.
Looking like a box gift-wrapped in black and tied with a bright orange ribbon, this Canon Ridge home in Christchurch turns heads.
Waiheke Island is one of the country’s most demanding building environments. It’s a unique setting that requires an innovative approach and a certain amount of local knowledge.
Wellington is a wonderful city, but it’s also a windy city. It's an environment where gale force winds batter homes and buildings on a regular basis. Add a dash of salt water to the mix and you’ve got conditions that will test the mettle of any structure.
While London might have the Tate Modern — a contemporary art gallery on the banks of the Thames – New Zealand has Chris Tate, an Auckland-based architect who’s every bit as avant-garde as his namesake.
Horncastle Homes have set new standards with the Terraces Parkway project. The medium density homes at Millwater have raised expectations around quality and style.
Jack’s Point is renowned as one of the leading residential and golfing developments in Australasia. It’s a 1200-hectare settlement based on a working farm on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just 20 minutes outside of Queenstown.
In New Zealand, residential and commercial buildings have long been plagued with moisture issues. COLORSTEEL® has come up with a solution that transforms the traditional system of roofing, underlay and netting with an innovative new product – COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX®.
Choosing the colour for your roof, cladding or fencing is an important decision. Here are some tips to help you.
Developers and homeowners are always looking for fresh ways to seamlessly blend new buildings with the surrounding landscape.
When Auckland construction company Jalcon Homes built a series of Cape Cod-style family homes on 'The Brae' they chose COLORSTEEL® MAXX® for the roofing and cladding.