1. Real Estate.co.nz

A property site filled with handy DIY tips and renovation projects that will increase the value of your home. It also boasts some great advice on the technical side of property, from sectional titles to green ratings.

2. Renovate Magazine

The online version of the popular magazine, the site showcases practical advice for home renovation with project ideas, step-by-steps and great retail promotions. There are also features and tutorials on smaller décor projects and home styling tips.

3. Resene: The Home Guide

Popular local painting brand Resene has published this convenient go-to-guide for all things renovation. On top of the wealth of inspiration that their website offers, this printable PDF lists Valuable advice, Handy hints, Useful tips, Checklists and Special Offers – definitely something to refer to when you start a new project.

4. Haier Home Hacks

Domestic appliances giant Haier gets creative with #HaierHomeHacks, showing you clever and innovative ways to do things around the house. The series of 10 videos show how-to be for installing artwork on walls, removing nails without damaging surfaces and even to quickly shell eggs.

5. New Zealand Buildings Department

Get all the info you need on the legal side of building here. The site covers building codes, related legislation, submission information and dispute resolution for both the consumer and contractors.

6. New Zealand Building Guide

An essential guide filled with masses of information, resources, inspiration and advice. The site boasts a great product finding tool and updates on the latest building regulation amendments. The perfect one-stop starting point for any home building of renovation project. Be sure to order a copy of their 2015-02 Design Guide.

7. Master Builders

Make sure that you get the best craftsmanship New Zealand has to offer by choosing a registered Master Builder. It’s a hallmark of excellence that will give you the peace of mind that you are working with someone who is qualified and experienced and takes pride in the quality of their work.

8. New Zealand Green Building Council

Find all the necessary information on getting your home, office or building that green star rating. The site is wealth of knowledge not only on green building practices, but also lists specialized contractors, approved materials and other resources.

9. The Drawing Board

Fun and informative website with inspiration, ideas, projects and useful tools like Sketch Tool and My House Visualizer for starting a new renovation project. The site also has a comprehensive directory of services and contractors, listed according to location.

10.     Home Ideas

A comprehensive listing of products, services, contractors, inspiration and events related to home building and renovation. If it’s not in this directory, you probably don’t really need it!


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