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Dean Buckeridge has been designing energy efficient homes for nearly two decades. Along with Russell Devlin, and now also Bob Burnett, I've regarded Dean for long time as one of the prominent house designers in Christchurch who has been leading the way in good, solar design. It was a privilege to talk with Dean and ... [Read more]

I'm just back from three days at Buildnz Designex, working on the Homestar stand and I'm fairly exhausted after talking to so many interesting designers, architects, builders and loads of product suppliers. Trade shows and expos can be a gamble. They're expensive to attend as an exhibitor, they take time out of 'productive work' and ... [Read more]

Is wool better than synthetic? What's the best type of pain to use? Who can supply FSC timber? These are good question for the discerning home owner or builder who's wanting to create a healthy, 'resource efficient' space to live. Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Alex Reiche, Founder and Managing Director ... [Read more]

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