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Selwyn Times: August 16, 2016

12 Montrose Design and

12 Montrose Design and Build Ltd is a residential building company specialising in architectural and bespoke homes. We have a wealth of local and international knowledge in building and managing complex projects and have responded to a clear need for a company that offers discerning clients unbeatable levels of service, design and craftmanship. Ph: 03 260 0333 or 021 265 8689 | PO Box 69072, Lincoln 7640 Email: sales@montrose.co.nz | Web: www.montrose.co.nz Hours: Tues - Sat 12pm to 4pm or by appointment, Closed Public Holiday Weekends

4 Five tips for renovators 13 Building or renovating a home to take you through the generations can be challenging. Before you start, here are five things you should think about: 1. Creating flexible living spaces. How will your family’s use of living spaces change over the coming years? Are the living spaces big enough to cater to an older or extended family? 2. Slashing your energy bills. With energy costs on the rise, thinking about sustainable design minimises the impact on the environment and your monthly power bill. 3. Creating outdoor living spaces. People renovating often add a lower level or build on top. Both options allow you to create a linkage to an outdoor setting which can be designed as an extra “living room”. Ensure the landscape design is linked in with the overall design for the renovation. 4. Future-proofing for new technologies. You can future proof your home by designing in smart cabling systems that act as conduits for future technologies such as internet over the TV. 5. Family considerations. Think about extending bedrooms and having living spaces for study. Also, factor in bedroom size: children might be happy in single beds when they are young, but there will come a time when they want a double bed and extra space that goes with it. LINCOLN SECTIONS Natural waterways, attractive reserves, tennis court, UFB, some with water views. Sections from 605m 2 to 777m 2 and start at just $197,000. Secure one of our titled sections today or select a section available in Spring and pay later. Builders terms also available. Sales Office open Wednesdays 10.30 - 2.30 & Sundays 12.30 - 4.30 or call for an appointment anytime. Call or email Mike Hobbs 027 570 7674, broadfieldestates@xtra.co.nz | www.liffeysprings.co ROLLESTON