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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

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→ Wish - we’d been advised to install thermally-broken aluminium windows. Had the money for central heating. → Hardest decision – forgoing a bath. Switching Beaven’s ShadowClad spec for cedar. → Favourite feature - the textural fabric of our home: glass, cedar, plywood, steel, concrete Xbond and luxe loop pile carpet. The new Home & Leisure magazine will be given to all those who visit the Star Media Home & Leisure Show (June 29-July 1), and delivered to Christchurch PO Boxes and selected outlets around the city. Packed with high-quality editorial showcasing the latest home innovations – inside and out – this publication delivers its messages with the same flair desired by home owners for their havens. A perfect partner for a highly attended annual event. PUBLISHER Charlotte Smulders Star Media Level One, 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8140 03 379 7100 EDITORIAL Kate Preece Group Editor Gaynor Stanley Editor DESIGN Gemma Quirk Rodney Grey ADVERTISING Juliet Dickson Account Executive 364 7409 / 021 688 159 Vanessa Fleming Home & Leisure Show Manager 021 914 565 Cover image: Trends Kitchens The Christchurch Star Company Ltd is not responsible for any actions taken on the information in these articles. The information and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinion of The Christchurch Star Company Ltd or its editorial contributors. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however, The Christchurch Star Company Ltd can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information. he first time I woke up with a cold nose in my brand new home, I was shocked. How could this be? The cool, calm, collected one and I had planned for our home to be well insulated against Canterbury’s cold winters. Turns out, not well enough. We’d even assured a well-meaning friend we had ample insulation (yes, Duncan, you were right). I’ve worked out where we fell short in hindsight. Our home was designed by highly respected Christchurch architect the late Peter Beaven, for a magic little Port Hills site, where he planned to live in with his wife Lesley. Sadly Peter died before realising his plans. We bought them and employed Archology in Sydney, where we were living at the time, to prepare the construction drawings and specifications. Compared to Australia, the R values for insulation would have looked high. Our talented young builder, Sam McCarthy, would never have queried the levels because they were standard practice around town. So it wasn’t until we were living in the house and I consulted Council’s eco design advisor Julie Villard about how we could warm it up that we discovered, while we unwittingly thought we had exceeded New Zealand standard, we had merely met Code. And that ain’t going to cut it in our climate. Fortunately Julie had plenty of ideas on how we could improve the situation and we have easy access to our underfloor to top-up the insulation. Julie Villard, an architect from France, is on a mission to transform building best practice here and you can read about the groundbreaking ideas she’s applied to her own brand new build on page 20. I’ve shared the highs and lows of building with the other home builders and renovators I interviewed and, like Diane (page 36), would relish doing it again. I was struck by how all the home owners said what they most valued was the ability of their designer or builder to “really listen” to their wants and needs. I was also impressed by how much Christchurch people love a good garage! We’ve got some ideas for some top of their class cars to complement yours on page 81 and how to quickly establish a lawn on page 72. We review all the latest trends in everyone’s favourite room – the kitchen (page 48), and share an easy yet impressive recipe for entertaining friends in your fabulous new home on page 77. I hope Peter Beaven would be pleased with how the cool, calm, collected one and I realised his dream. Go chase yours people! Speaking to the NZ Institute of Architects about ‘bespoke architecture’ being a ‘minority pursuit’ not long before his death Peter said “I am going to try to prove that it’s possible to build modestly and cheaply with a little house for ourselves. It’s going to be sustainable and it’s going to be beautiful and it’s going to be just cheap – no more than an ordinary spec house. I’ll prove that it can be done, and it might be the last thing I prove.” 13 In focus: bench seats 15 Colours: Resene experts highlight what’s hot for 2018. 20 Architecture: A Lyttelton home built 250% above NZ Building Code. 33 Interiors 42 Bathrooms 48 Kitchens 62 Heating 72 Landscaping 77 Food 81 Motoring SteP InSIDe FIVe LoCaL HoMeS 6 Ken and Kim Dam created a home with family at its heart. 24 How the Drennans have continued renovations and restorations on their 1925 home. 36 Learn the lessons Diane and Todd Kraiger have experienced in their three Christchurch builds. 56 Can you cut costs without losing out on quality? Hear how Whitehouse Builders tackle the challenge. 66 With set ideas and flying solo, Nicola Brierton nailed her own brief to build to a limited budget. New Tasting Corner This year we have introduced our very first tasting corner Make sure you indulge yourself ..where you can taste and buy from premium brands. Meet Tactix Netball players at The Good Oil stand (148) Friday 12.30-2. Plus be in to win tickets to their July Home Game, with every bottle of Good oil sold. To launch our new tasting Corner at this year’s event Tasty Co are giving away 500 Delicious Chilli Con Carne Tasty Pots to the first 500 attendees each day! Make sure you are there early to get yours! TastyPotCo Find out how to keep your home and family safe ... Come and have a chat with us at stand 215 BOOK A FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY VISIT My HOME: Magazine of T Kitchen Zone Ideas for budgets big and sma l Gaynor 56 + InterIors + BAtHrooMs + tAste Corner + LAndsCApIng + MotorIng Building tips from the home owners plus expert home design advice complimentary 42 48 Look out for the new Home Contents & Leisure Magazine inside every Show Bag for all visitors. 13 80+ pages packed with 72 high quality editorial and photos, showcasing new and renovated homes, and exploring current trends in interior design. Also available at selected outlets and Christchurch P.O Boxes WIN a Chlorine removal system, value $525 Just by coming to the show be in to win 2 nights’ accommodation at any scenic or Heartland Hotel’ Be in to win a Robham Kitchen range hood the value of $2499 Show this coupon to staff on Friday 29th June Or pre book on Valid up to 4 people Win! A $500 Resene voucher SATURDAY SUNDAY Show this coupon to staff on the day Or Pre book by using the code STARDISCOUNT on valid up to 4 people