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summer0607rrp7.95summer0607rrp7.95pastmeetspresentoldnewlifestylehousewallsoorroofhomeseehousecolourtexturedetaildesign60yearsofkiwicolourtipsforrenovationladdersbuilderspaintandcouncilsthemagazinecolouredbyResene welcomefromtheeditorAcoupleofyearsagoIputanewkitchenintomylittle1950shome.ThehouseisfairlytypicalofthetimeanordinaryweatherboardboxbuiltbyacarpenterononeofAucklandsstatehousingprojectsforhisfamilytoliveinforthedurationofhiscontract.Thenewkitchenhoweverischarcoalandgreywithstainlesssteelttings.Itssimplefunctionalandnicetocomehometo.ItsalsoafarcryfromanythingImighthaveimaginedputtingintothehousehadwedoneit10yearsagobeforemytraditionalinstinctswereexposedtotodaysdesignopportunities.AndthatsthethemeofthisissueofHabitatthemeetingofancientandmodern.Infabricscoloursandhomeswetakealookathowthepastisinformingthepresentandhownewideascanbeusedtoalignyesterdaysspacestotodayslifestyles.Wetakeawalkthrougha19th-centuryvillaand1920sbootfactorywhichhavebeengivennewlifethroughcarefulplanningandsensitiverefurbishment.Welookatcurrentdirectionsintextilesandhownewtreatmentsareupdatingtimelesspatterns.AndwealsocomeupwithafewsuggestionsonhowtotakesomeofthepainoutofgettingyourrenovationsignedoffbyCouncil.Onthepeoplefrontwecatchupwithex-marathonrunnerAllisonRoe.WealsotalktothehusbandandwifecouplebehindthehighlycreativeeventsmanagementcompanyOrangeProductions.Andasalwayswegetpractical.Withsummeronitswaywewalkyouthroughhowtogetthebarbecueseriouslycleanandoffersomeadviceonwhennottotackleyouroutdoorpainting.SositbackandtakesometimeoutwithHabitat.Andasalwaysdoletusknowiftheresmoreyoudliketoseeorifyouhaveanyspeciccolourordesignquestionswemightbeabletoanswerforyou.pictureKallanMacLeodmakeupandhairMichaelAshtonfromReseneWhowouldhavethoughtwhenTedNightingaleandhistrustycementmixerdabbledinmakingacement-basedpaintinhisgaragethatitwouldbetherststeptoResenecelebrating60yearsAndyethereweare60yearsonwithamyriadofpaintscoatingsandcoloursusedonavastarrayofprojectsallovertheplace.BorninWellingtonNewZealandtheResenewaterbornemanufacturingplantisbasedjustashortcarrideawayfromthatrstgaragefactory.AndastimehaspassedthereinsofthebusinesshavebeenhandedfromTedtohissonTonythenontoTedsgrandsonTonyssonNickNightingale.Reaching60isamilestonesothankyoufromtheReseneteamtoallthosewhohavesupportedusthroughthelastsixdecadesyoursuggestionscomplimentsandcomplaintshavecontinuedtoencourageustodeliverqualityandinnovativepaintscoatingscoloursandservice.AndaspecialthankstotheReseneteamwithoutthemwedbelost.Wevealsogotasecondreasontocelebratethisyear.Itsthe10thanniversaryofResenegainingEnvironmentalChoiceapproval.Todaywellover85ofthepaintResenesellsisEnvironmentalChoiceapproved.AsReseneactivelyreplacesoldsolventbornetechnologywithnewwaterbornetechnologymorecustomerscanenjoyqualitypaintthatissaferfortheenvironment.Aswecelebrateour60thwelookforwardtoacolourfulfutureandwhatbetterplacetostartthaninthisissueofHabitatEnjoy7 CoverPhotographybyRobinHodgkinson.GetthecoverlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoResenePopstar.NeozcoffeetablesuppliedbyIndiceframesuppliedbyBandhiniHomeSelandiadishbyHolmeGaardsuppliedbyGaltonsofParnell.EditorRachelMacdonaldArticulateCommunicationFeaturesEditorJenniferPownallArticulateCommunicationEditorialAssistantMelanieLudwigArticulateCommunicationManagingEditorJulianAndrewsAdvertisingManagerVanessaMowlemPhone0275442298emailvanessajonespublishing.co.nzProductionDirectorLisaMortonProductionManagerEstherLauriePublishersJohnBakerJulianAndrewsDesignMaximGroupLtdDesignTeamMaryDavyGiselleReidMartineRyanPrintingPMPPrintPublishedbyJonesPublishingLtdPOBox91344AMSCAucklandNewZealandTelephone6493606424Facsimile6493587291www.jonespublishing.co.nzPublishedforInNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENEInAustraliaResenePaintsAustLtdPOBox785AshmoreCityQLD4214Websitewww.resene.com.auEmailadviceresene.com.auPhone1800738383Habitatisabi-annualpublication.ThecontentsofHabitatarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthepublisher.OpinionsexpressedinHabitatarenotnecessarilythoseofResenePaintsorthepublisher.Noresponsibilityisacceptedfortheauthorssuggestionsorconclusionsorforanyerrorsoromissions.Copyright2006ResenePaintsLtd.ISSN1176-8010Coloursareascloseastheprintingprocessallows.credits step-by-stepMakingamosaic7014Theownersofthishometook22yearstobuilditandlovetheresultcontents44Howa1897villasharingasitewitha1920sbootfactorywastoogoodtopassupsomethingoldsomethingnewcolourtrends60yearsofkiwicolour5540thematerialworldWhatdoesthisseasonholdintheever-changingkaleidoscopeofpatternsinfabriclightshelicopteractionBehindthescenesatOrangeProductions35testpotsTodaysdesignanddecoratinginnovations25classicallycleanMakingoverthebathroominaconverted1912hall65cookingupcolourWhentheownerofthiskitchensaidshewantedcolourshemeantit76step-by-stepCleaningthebarbecue82settlermeetsmoderncolourpersonalitiesWhatdoyourcolourpreferencessayaboutyou72goinggreenLow-impactdesigncreatingahabitat8411 offtheshelfNewtomarket108theperfectdayforpaintingJustwhatmakesidealweatherforpaintingoutdoorsHownottogetitwrong90choosingandusingaBuilder93112furnishingfamilyhistoryThestorybehindRoseHeatherhardtruthDoingyourhomeworkcanmakeiteasiertogetcouncilsign-off118fromReseneCelebrating60yearswithspecialoffers116heyHabitatYourquestionsandviews130breathingitallinCatchingupwithAllisonRoe87diykidzWindowdecorationsforlittlehandstipstricksThingsyoudidntknowaboutyourtools128responsiblerenovatingLaddersafety106114winwithHabitat96beginnersguidetoonebedroomfourlooksMood-makingmadeeasy101122PlanningandcreatingacornerofQueenslandinthebackyardatouchofthetropics12 alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages20-23wordsCatherineSmithsettlermeetsmodern14 picturesElizabethGoodallWhenhomeownersaredevelopingthebrieffortheirultimatehometheyusuallyexpecttotakesometimeovertheprocess.Howevertheydontusuallyhavetheluxuryof22yearstocontemplatetheirsectionandmaketheirplans.DunedinnurseHelenandacademicJohndidjustthat.Weboughtthesectionnextdoortoourhome22yearsago.IthadaderelictoldhouseonitwhichwedemolishedandwasfullofrubbishwhichweclearedrecallsHelen.Wesavedoneoldpohutukawaandacabbagetreeandspenttheyearsplantingmorenatives.Nowthewholesectionishometomassesofbirdsbellbirdskererutuifantailswarblersandtinylittlewax-eyes.Todaytheurbanplotattheedgeofthecityfeelstrulyruralwhichperfectlysuitsthisoutdoorsycoupleslifestylewhentheyarenotgardeningtheylovehikingaroundtheircornerofthecountry.Thepairhadtheluxuryoftimetoobservetheirlandhowthesunfellthroughtheseasonsthebestviewstheworstwindsandplantedaroundtheiridealbuildingplatformaccordingly.BythetimetheybriefedtheirarchitectNikoYoungofParkerWarburtonTeamArchitecturetheyknewexactlywhattheywanted.ItwastobeasimpleveryNewZealandshedwhichwasenergyefcientcollectedasmuchsunaspossibledidntwastetreesandttedintotheirnativesection.InotherwordsamodernversionofahousethatsettlershavebeenbuildinginNewZealandforacenturyormore.Wedidntwanttomakeabigimpactontheland.ThewayweveplantedthehouseisnoteasilyseenandtakesuponlyasmallpartofthesectionHelenexplains.WeareveryenthusiasticgardenerswithNewZealandnativesandwedidntwantalawn.Thedeckinggoesrightouttothegardenwithgravelpathsandpaversoutsidethedownstairsbedroom.NikoagreesThegardenissofabulousthebuildingplatformjustspokeforitselfandforthesun.Itwasjustreadyforahousetogoupthereprotectedfromthewindbutlettingthesunthrough.Weknewexactlywhatweshoulddo.Withsuchastrongemphasisonagreenbuildingandusingpassivesolarenergyforheatthetwo-levelshedwithitsdouble-storeyvoiddeliversexactlyasmuchlivingspaceasthecoupleneeded.Nikostackedtwobedroomsandbathroomsontopofeachotherinonecorneroftheboxwithakitchenandopenmezzaninestudystackintheoppositecorner.Acosylivingroomnicheistuckedbeneaththestairsandupperwalkwaylitbyalogburnerwhilethefrontofthelivinganddiningspaceisopentotwostoreysofsunviewsandgarden.Allthistsontoatinyfootprintofonly95sqm.TogetthemetalliclookuseReseneEnamacrylMetallic.SeetheReseneMetallicsandSpecialEffectscolourchart.ReseneBunkerReseneBlackHazeReseneShirazReseneMonza15 Thisisnotabighousebutwegetalotofliving.ItsnotahousethatafamilywithchildrenwouldndpracticalbutwelovehowopenitissaysHelen.Fromtheupstairsstudyyoucanlookthroughthetopwindowstotheviewandstillbeconnectedwiththeinside.TheheartofthehomeforHelenandJohnistheirkitchenasbothcookalot.HelenishappythekitchenisnotashanditslayoutworksverywellwithadashofspicyredReseneMonzatostimulateappetitesandconversation.Guestsdotendtocongregatearoundthebarwithaglassofwineandevenonwinterdaysthebi-folddoorscanbeungopentothediningdeckoutside.Theopendouble-heightlivingroomgivesintotheaforementionedsmallernichewherechairscanbepulleduptothelogreinthewinterandthereddoesitswarmingjobtheretoo.Themezzaninestudyisanybookwormsdreamlinedwithtitlesbutwithgorgeousviewsoutovertheharbourandfurthertothehills.TheupstairsbedroomalsosharesthoseviewsjustasHelenandJohnhadimaginedastheyclearedandweededandplannedtheirhomeonthehill.ThekiwipioneerpaletteofcorrugatedironandconcretewasgivenaburstofthemodernwithNikossuggestionofabladewallbisectingtheboxfromfronttobackseparatingprivatebedroomsfrompublicliving.HelenandJohnreadilyembracedhissuggestedslashofcolourReseneMonzawhichcontrastsbeautifullywiththegreensanddarktrunksofthetreesoutsideandthesilveryviewsoftheOtagoPeninsula.Floorsinacustom-mixedReseneMonzacontrastsbeautifullywiththegreensanddarktrunksofthetreesoutsideandthesilveryviewsoftheOtagoPeninsula.16 17 18 ArchitectNikoYoungofParkerWarburtonTeamArchitectureBuilderOCBuildersandJoineryJoineryAluminiumfromFairviewAluminiuminpowdercoatcharcoalandtimberfromOCBuildersandJoineryCladdingDimondcorrugatedcharcoalandzincKitchencabinetsFormicaCharcoalDustQuarryTapsMethvenonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneShirazReseneBlackHazeandReseneMonza.FlooringConcretepaintedwithReseneUracryl402tintedtoReseneBunkerStingraywallsculptureHanaOttoReseneBlackHazeReseneMonzaReseneNorwesterReseneShirazReseneBunkerdarkcharcoalcollectthesunsheatwhichisheldinlayersofpolystyreneinsulationandradiateitbackintothehouseafterdark.NikoclearlyrecognisedourneedsbutmadeitlookalotmoreattractivewithcoloursandproductideassaysHelen.Weagreedparticularlyreadilytohiscolours.Atnightwiththelightsonthatredwallitsshiningandwarmandrich.OurartismostlybyNewZealanderslikeGordonWaltersClaudiaPondEyleyandJoeOgierandwelovetoaddburstsofcolourwithpieceslikeourblueskatefromtheCookIslands.Colourisalsofoundinthehand-paintedtilesinthekitchenandbathroomwhicharetheworkofaChristchurch-basedartist.Nikosattentiontostoringandusingthesunsheatintheless-than-balmyclimesaroundDunedinpaidoff.Evenduringoneofthewickedestwintersonrecordthehousestayedtoasty.Heensuredtheangleoftheroofcollectedthelowwintersundirectingittoasouthernbackwallofconcretewhichactsasanotherheatsink.Theroofanglealsoshadesthehouseinthesummerwhilefewerwindowstothewestminimisesthebakinglatesummersun.Thereareonlytwotinysouth-sidewindowsinthebathroomswhilethehugeexpansesofglassacrossthefrontaredoubleglazedforalow-erating.Louvresandopeningwindowsanddoorscontroltheowofcoolairinthesummer.Thecouplehaveevenfoundthattheydontneedcurtainsforwarmthandtheycertainlydontneedthemforprivacythetreesseetothat.Thedoorsandstaircasearemadefromplantation-plantedpineinsteadofnativetimber.ThecompactfootprintwithoutanyfancyshapesthedoublevolumesandborrowingspacefromtheoutdoorsmeantthatHelenandJohnachievedanexpansive-feelinghouseonaverycost-effectivebudget.Youdohavetoinvestabitmoreup-frontonthingslikelow-eglassdoubleglazingandextrainsulationexplainsNiko.Butthenyoursavingsonbillsmeanitcostsverylittletorunthehouseoveritslifetime.Thehousehasachievedeverythingwedhoped.ImstillhappytocomehomehereeverynightsaysHelen.Myfavouritethingistowalkaroundthewholehousenotjustonefavouriteroomandlookoutattheharbourallsilverwithmaybesnowonthehills.Wereverylucky.ReseneLemonGrass1Entry2Living3Dining4Kitchen5Ofce6Bedroom7Wardrobe8Bathroom9Laundry10Storage11Deck123456789116781019 Enhancethisopencontemporaryspaceonabudgetof5000.ReseneThorndonCreamalternativesolution20 CeliaFarisfromStyleIssueproposesthisalternativeschemeonabudgetof5000Subtleneutraltonesandacircularthemeenhancetheopencontemporarybonesofthisspace.UsingReseneBiancaonalloftheexistingwoodworkgivestheroomamodernedgeandawoodstainofReseneWaterborneColorwoodRockSaltoverthenaturaltimberofthediningtableandchairscreatesasoftblondingnish.ReseneCougarontherearkitchenwallreectsthelushearthytonesoutside.ThreeNorm03Danishlampssuspendedfromtheceilingcomplementthecircularportholemirror.TheexpansiveoorisaccentedwithabeautifulAvisHiggsrug.Full-heightsheerfabricpanelsonthewindowsaddadeliberatedesignerfeel.Mountedonconcertinatrackpanelstheycanbestackedonebehindtheotherorextendedouttoawidthof3.6m.curtainfabricCrationBaumannTypoJamesDunlopTextilesAuckland096386005Christchurch033668681www.jamesdunlop.co.nzCeliaFarisStyleIssuephone033554279emailceliastyleissue.co.nzwebsitewww.styleissue.co.nzmirrorEcoFrames033770223lampsNorm03GlobalPieceHastings068788181www.globalpiece.comReseneRockSaltReseneMidwinterMistReseneBiancavasesRedcurrentAuckland093611003or095205452Hamilton078340350HawkesBay068776770Wellington048033432Christchurch033658040www.redcurrentathome.co.nzReseneCougardiningchairandcushionfabricLeoCardinalJamesDunlopTextilesAuckland096386005Christchurch033668681www.jamesdunlop.co.nzrugWhentheLightsGoonAgainbyAvisHiggsDilanaRugs096302337or033665866throwfabricDandy802JamesDunlopTextilesasabove21 Usecolourtocontrastandcomplement.ReseneTravertinealternativesolution22 JanetScardfromJanetScardDesignsuggeststhisalternativedesignAcontemporarylookiscreatedusingacombinationofbrightandcoolshades.Limey-greenReseneWasabionthewallbehindthekitchenbringsinthecolourofthetreesfromoutsideandcontrastswellwiththevibrantorangetoneofReseneOhBehaveonthekitchencabinetry.TheremainingwallsandceilingarepaintedinReseneTravertine.Wovenrattanorwaterhyacinthdiningchairsandapairofwaterhyacinthloungechairsaddtextureandinterest.Ontheooralargeorangerugbringssoftnessandorangegreenandredcushionsontheleathercouchesandchairstieinwiththecoloursusedelsewhereintheroom.Alargesquarecoffeetablewiththreechunkyredcandlesonitanchorstheseatingarea.JanetScardJanetScardDesignphone095358726emailjscardwoosh.co.nzsoft-backcushionsLinnuminTangerineWarwickFabrics094796466www.warwick.co.nzReseneTussockReseneOhBehaveReseneTravertineReseneWasabiartworkJanetScardDesign095358726chairLawsonLoungersMaytimeMarketing095264274cushionShalimarfabricinFudgeWarwickFabrics094796466www.warwick.co.nzcouchcushionsLinnuminTangerineShalimarinLimeWarwickFabrics094796466www.warwick.co.nzoorrugShaggyRetroinorangeRugWorldwww.rugworld.co.nzMilandiningchairsPlantationCane094444642coffeetableMaytimeMarketing09526427423 testpotsforbachorbedroomBrandnewthe10-pieceMelukarangefromApartmentoiscraftedwithyourrsthomebachorchildrensbedroomsinmind.Addittothateclecticbeachfurnituremixittssoeasilyintoyoursummerlifestyle.Seetherangeatapartmento.co.nzorcall093097646or044735581.ReseneWickedmulticoloureddreamcoatForits20thbirthdayResenesMulti-Finishrangehasbeenrevampedtoincludearainbowofmorethan1000shadesshowcasedinacollectionof56palettes.ItsavailableinthepopularResenedrawdownsself-adhesivesandtestpotswhileelectroniccolourscanbefoundonlineintheReseneswatchlibraryReseneEzyPaintvirtualpaintingsoftwareandtheReseneAutoCADcolourbooks.ViewthenewcollectioninstoreatyourReseneColorShp.Visitwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.auformoreinformation.ReseneCestLaVieforcontrolThrowoutyouroldremotesTheControl4systemisasimplesolutionthatlinksallyourelectronicitemstoacontrolboxandrunsthemfromonesimpleremoteoranon-screenmenuonyourTV.KidnaptheremoteandthepowerofyourhomeentertainmentnetworklightingheatinghomesecurityandevenyoursprinklersystemisyoursCheckoutwww.beincontrol.co.nzorwww.control4.co.nz.ReseneNorwegianBluecarpetcomboPlanningtore-carpetbutnotsurewhatcolourswillworkwithyourselectionCarpetOnehassimpliedputtingyourroomcolourschemetogetherbyprovidingResenecomplementarycoloursuggestionstoworkwiththeircarpetrangessonowyoucanbesureyournewcarpetandfreshlypaintedwallswillcomplementeachother.Visitwww.resene.co.nzswatchesindex.htmforthecurrentCarpetOnecomplementarycolourslist.FormoreinformationonCarpetOnevisitwww.carpetone.co.nzorcall0800CARPET.ReseneBirthdaySuit25 coolwoodFancyablackexteriorwoodstainonthehousebutdontwantyourtimbersufferingfromsunburnTryReseneWaterborneWoodsmanCoolColoursavailablein10colours.LikepigmentedCoolColoursReseneWaterborneWoodsmanCoolColoursretaintheirnormalvisibleshadebutreectheatfromthesurfaceimprovingthelongevityofbothtimberandstain.Theyalsominimisethebuildupofheatinthebuildingbringingdownyourairconditioningandcoolingcosts.ContactyourResenerepresentativeorReseneColorShopformoreinformation.ReseneAnticipationbeyondthepaleTiredofpaleshadesCheckoutthenewrangeoffabricsfromMadderRouge.See100cottonfabricsmilledinFranceinstrongcolourslikechartreusegrapeandskybluestripesveryfunkyCallAuckland095221062orvisitwww.madderandrouge.co.nz.testpotsnobolonithisBrandnewtotheNewZealandmarketarecustom-designedItalian-designedBolonikitchens.GetatasteoftheirstyleattheChristchurchHomeIdeasCentre37MandevilleStRiccartonorgotowww.boloni.co.nzformoreinformation.ReseneWarholReseneAfcionadojobmadeeasyRockcoteSystemshasgonethatstepfurtherinmakingitsproductseasiertousewiththeintroductionofanewTechnicalDetailsCDRom.ItssuccinctsummingupofRockcotesplasteringsolutionsspecsisdesignedtomakesurespeciershaveaccurateinformationonhandalongwitheasilyformatteddetailsforcouncilcomplianceandsiteinstructiondata.Call0800507040foracopyorvisitwww.rockcote.co.nz.no..BAfunkydenim-culturebedrecentlywonBestintheBedroomatthisyearsFurnitureFashionShowandtookouttheshowsSupremeAwardfromtheFurnitureAssociationofNewZealandFANZforitsoriginalityandsimplicity.Itsmadefromtawaandincludesaccessoriessuchasminibarsthatslotintothebedframeandplacestostorephoneskeysandmagazines.Call0800337446orvisitwww.designmobel.co.nz.ReseneBluegrassReseneAspiring26 endlessexerciseSwimforeverwithEndlessPoolsjustsetthecurrenttothespeedthatsuitsfromzerotoheroandstartyourworkout.OptfortheeasilyinstalledfullpackageorttheFastlanesystemtoyourexistingpool.AndvoilOlympic-lengthexerciseinyourcourtyardorbasement.Visitwww.theswimclinic.co.nzorwww.endlesspools.comformoreinformation.oncueThedecoratingcuesfor2007canbeseeninthenewReseneTheRangecollectionTheRange2007.Itsafreshchoiceofclassicandcontemporarycoloursandmetallicsteamedwiththenextnewthinginwallpapers.Lookforanoptimisticpaletteofwarmclearhuesexpandingintotraditionalcoolsandneutralsjoinedbyexcitingnewwaysofcombiningshades.Weretalkingself-assurancecondenceandquirkypersonalisedcolourcombinations.SeethebrochurePaintColourCuesfor2007orvisitwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.TheRange2007isalsoavailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwideaswellasinA4drawdownsself-adhesivesandtestpotspluscolourpencilandRGBformulationsonline.ReseneBreakwater wetwiseBecauseyourbathroomlaundryorkitchenmaysometimesneedabitofextrahelpinthemouldandbacteriadepartmentsReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenisnowavailableinaspecialKitchenBathroomvariant.ReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomcombinesthebenetsoflowsheenwaterborneenamelswithaddedanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandthemoulddefenceofMoulDefender.EnvironmentalChoiceapproveditsasensiblechoiceforyourbathroomkitchenandlaundryprojects.AvailableexclusivelyfromReseneColorShops.testpotsbiggerandbrighterLookoutforLaHoodWindowFurnishingsnewshowroomofcesandwarehouseat104MtEdenRdAuckland.Talklightandshadetheneedforprivacyandtherightcombinationofcoloursandfabulousfabricsforyourhome.ThensitbackandwatchtheprofessionalsdoallthehardworkTondoutmorephone096388463orvisitwww.lahood.co.nz.ReseneStormsmoothmoverJustavailablefromWinstoneWallboardsisnewGIBUltralinewithPearlcoatTMcoatedpaperforthesmoothestpaintnishyet.Formoreinformationphone08004424663orvisitwww.gib.co.nz.ReseneVintagesmallbutperfectlyformedChoosefrommorethan30oftheworldstopdesignerchairsatAucklandsWorldDeluxeinminiature.ManufacturedanddistributedbytheVitraDesignMuseuminGermanyeachchairisaperfecthand-made16versionoftheoriginal.Eveneveryscrewandboltisaperfect16threproduction.Visitwww.worldbrand.co.nzorcall093661555.ResenePartyMix BLUEHATEEL0008G T0944237800800546367goingliveinseptemberwww.linensandmore.co.nzpurecottonbedlinenavailablefromselectedstockiststhroughoutnewzealand.paintingthetowngreenerResenesPaintWisepaintandpaintpackagingrecoveryprogrammetherstofitskindisspreadingitswings.FollowingoversixyearsofdevelopmenttheschemewaslaunchedinAucklandWaikatoandtheBayofPlentyinSeptember2005providing10designatedPaintWiseCollectioncentres.Inmid-July2006theserviceextendedtoincludeveadditionalReseneColorShopsinAucklandandoneinHamilton.IthassincebecomeavailabletomostSouthIslandresidentswiththeassistanceoflocalSouthIslandcouncils.APaintWisemobiletruckservicevisitseveryPaintWisestoretoprocessyourunwantedpaintandpaintpackaging.Good-qualityleft-overResenepaintisprovidedfreetocommunitygroupswaterbornepaintisusedforotherapplicationssuchascoveringgraftisolventbornepaintgoesthroughasolventrecoveryprogramandmetalpackagingisrecycled.ItsmanagedbytheReseneFoundationanon-protbodythatfacilitatesthePaintWiseprogramme.ItsactivitiesaresupplementedbycontributionsfromReseneaPaintWiselevyof15cperlitreonretailpaintpurchasesandasmallchargeonnon-Resenecansandpaintreturnedandontradereturns.CommunitygroupscanapplyfordonationsofpaintfromtheResenePaintWiseprogrammeonlineatwww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htmorcompleteandreturntheCommunityPaintRegistrationFormavailablefromReseneColorShops.YoucantakeyourunwantedpaintandpaintpackagingtothefollowingReseneColorShopsduringnormalopeninghoursAucklandAlbanyCnrTawaDrandRosedaleRd094146500Henderson30ParamountDr098362366ManukauSharkeySt092621705MtEden126ValleyRd096233950MtRoskill72CarrRd096205714NewLynn24ClarkSt098276877NewmarketCnrCrowhurstandTeedSts095294760Onehunga260ChurchSt096364105Orewa39FlorenceSt094279560Panmure45AMtWellingtonHwy095704235Pukekohe54SeddonSt092371022TakaniniCnr228GreatSouthandGlenoraRds092961959WairauPark8CrofteldLn094444387BayofPlentyTauranga47WaihiRd075784169WaikatoHamiltoncnrAngleseaHoodandKnoxSts078399975TeRapa671TeRapaRd078505472SouthIslandAddington351SelwynSt033381312Ashburton327BurnettSt033076510BlenheimCnrMcArtneyandRedwoodSts035779200Christchurch256CashelSt033667441Dunedin172CrawfordSt034776566Invercargill123YarrowSt032182385Nelson75HavenRd035487110NewBrightonCnrOramAveandBeresfordSt033888255Oamaru190ThamesSt034331211Shirley38MarshlandRd033855082Timaru8ElizabethSt036884723TowerJunctionUnit8-9WhiteleighAve033433990ReseneSpirulinatestpots trsbelleTheelegantnewAxorMontreauxbathroomwarecollectionisinspiredbythecosmopolitanjoiedevivreoftheturnofthe20thcenturysbellepoqueera.Withitsclassicalformsandtraditionalttingsitisreminiscentofthehey-dayoftheEuropeanspatowns.Seethesuiteatwww.hydrotech.co.nz.atwhiteReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenwaterborneenamelknownformerlyasReseneZyloneSpaceCoteisyourpremiuminteriorpaintnishforeverythingfromdryandwetbroadwallareastotrimandjoinery.ItswiderfamilyincludesReseneEnamacrylglossReseneLustacrylsemi-glossandReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenlowsheen.Howevertheresagapintheline-upforaatwaterborneenamel.EnterthenewReseneSpaceCoteFlat.IdealforceilingsinopenplanareasthatextendthroughtoroofedoutdoorlivingReseneSpaceCoteFlatisavailablein1Land4LinResenesmanywhiteandoff-whiteshades.Visitwww.resene.co.nzwww.resene.com.auoryournearestReseneColorShopformoreinformation.ResenePopstartestpots lightshelicopteractiondoingitwordsMelanieCooperpicturesKallanMacLeodSemeleandStuRobertsonPolystyreneMDFandResenehousepaintshavehelpedeventcompanyOrangeProductionssetthesceneforsomeofthiscountrysmostspectacularproductlaunchescorporatedosandmoviepremieres. Eventmanagementisalittlelikeinteriordesignonlywithmuchshorterlead-intimesandfarlesspermanenceaccordingtoOrangeProductionscompanyfounderStuRobertson.Andonaslightlylargerscale.Theaverageinteriordesignerforexamplewouldntbeexpectedtokit-outandthenpack-downsixto10spacesinsevendaysbutthatsatypicalworkingweekforOrangeProductions.Basedina900sqmwarehouseinOnehungathecompanyemploys12full-timestaffwhomanageeveryeventdetailfromsoundcheckstocirclinghelicopters.OneofthecompanysmostelaborateeventstodatewastheopeningoftheLumleyCentreonShortlandStreetinAuckland.Anoldourmillhadbeentransformedintoamodernhigh-riseofcetowerandthedeveloperwantedtothrowapartytocelebrate.Onthenightfourdifferentbandsandanendlessstreamofperformersentertainedthe350invitedguestsonaseriesofstages.Gourmetfoodandwineowed.Outsidestuntmenscaledthebuildingwhilehelicoptershoveredoverheadwithspotlightsandcameraslmingimagesoftheguestswhichwerethenvision-mixedliveonsiteandplayedbackonmassiveplasmascreensaroundthevenue.Forimpactthoughhoveringchoppersandhi-techscreenspalenexttosomeofthepropsthathavebeencreatedfromscratchbytheteamatOrangeProductions.IncludingacarpenterascenicartistandpropdesignerandaformerDisneyandWarnerBrothersanimatortheyhandcraftthepropsandbackdropsthatbringeventconceptstolife.WhenthemovieCharlieandtheChocolateFactoryopenedhereOrangeProductionswasaskedtocreateandexecutetheconceptforthepremiere.TheyselectedthesceneofeverykidsdreamsandusingResenepaintandcoloursoncarvedpolystyreneandMDFbackdropsrecreatedWillyWonkasconfectionerylandcompletewithachocolaterivercandy-canetreesandmarshmallowmushrooms.FinaltouchesincludedroamingOompaLoompasachocolatescentbeingpumpedthroughoutthevenueandthehandingaroundofactualoutsizedconfectionery.OtherlmeventsincludethelocalpremiereofWhaleRider.ThissawtheteamcreateamassiveunderwaterbackdroponceagainusingResenepaintsandanincredibleamountofartistictalent.Thecompanyswarehouseisoverowingwithhundredsofotherpropsreadytocreatejustaboutanyeventconceptimaginable.Massivecactilogsandtreessitacrossfromatoweringpauaandauthenticranchbackdrops.WetrytocomeupwithoriginalconceptsandallthepropstogowiththembeforetheyreneededbecauseTheaverageinteriordesignerforexamplewouldntbeexpectedtokit-outandthenpack-downsixto10spacesinsevendays.36 leadtimesforproductioncanbeverytightinthisindustrysaysStu.Evensoweoftenwork1618hoursadaytoprepareforaneventthathasatightproductiondeadline.FortunatelyfortheOrangeteamworksnotabadplacetohangout.Asidefromthevisualappealofallthepropsandbackdropstheirofcesarekittedoutwithloungingspacesajukeboxandagamesroomstockedwithpinballmachinesairhockeyarcadevideogamesandpoolandpingpongtables.ThepeoplewhoworkatOrangeProductionsalsolovewhattheydo.StuandhiswifeSemelebeganbuildingthebusinesswhimsicallynamedforStusfavouritecolourveyearsagoforacoupleofreasons.Theysawademandforacompanythatcouldmanageeveryaspectofaneventandmoreimportantlytheywantedtobringtheircreativesidesintotheirworklives.EveryonethatworksatOrangehasthatcreativebent.Theydontjustcometoworkandpaintaproptheyrelivingitwhenevertheycan.SowhendeadlinesaretightStusayseveryonefromthelogisticsmanagertotheaccountsmanagerwillhappilygrabachainsawandpainttotransformmetre-highcubesofpolystyreneintogiganticnativeferns.CreativetalentlonghoursanddetailedplanninghaveseenOrangeProductionspulloffthousandsofeventsfortopcompaniesandorganisations.WhiletherearesomekeyelementstoagoodeventtopvenuedesigngoodfoodandentertainmenteffectivelightingandproceedingsthatowStusaystheresnosetprocessyoucanfollow.Ifyouhadaprocessthatyoualwaysstucktothenyoucouldntcomeupwiththeresultsthatamazepeople.Andthatswhatwereaimingtodoeverytimeregardlessofwhetherthebudgetisafewhundredorafewhundredthousand.InsteaditisacreativeandcollaborativeprocesswheretheOrangeteamgetstogetherwecallonpastexperiencesandwhatwehavewantedtodesignandproduceforaparticulareventorthemeinthepastandthenmovetolookingatthebudgetandhowwecanmakeitwork.OncewehavedonethatwelookattheleadtimeandwonderhowwearegoingtopullitoffAndwheneverythingsinplacewhatsthemeasureofsuccessIneventmanagementorganisationandexperiencecountforanincalculableamountofhowwelltheeveninggoes.Ifwedoourjobrighteverybodyhasagreattimeandnobodygivesamomentsthoughttowhatwentintotheeventtomakeithappen.Thatsnotacomplainteither.Thesatisfactionyougetfromseeingallthedifferentelementscometogetherishuge.Itsagreatthingtolovewhatyoudo.ThispagefromleftPropsinthefactorylife-sizetoysoldieratOrangeofcesandthesetforCharlieandtheChocolateFactory.ReseneCarpeDiem37 Itsplaintoseepatternisback.Andnotjustinfabrics.Wallpaperstoohavejoinedinthetriumphofluxuryandglamouroverhard-edgedminimalism.inthepictureadvertisingfeature38 Weretalkingpapersexperimentingwithcontemporaryplaysontraditionalideascreatedtoaddaourishsubtleordramatictobothdomesticandcommercialinteriordesign.Theyfeaturefreshgraphicsandcolourwaysandsimplesculpturalshapeswithanemphasisonneproportionandsymmetry.Itsacontrolledapplicationofpatternthoughnotsomeretro-VictorianoverdosesaysDavidAbbottsdesignmanagerforVisionWallcoverings.Thatsaidweareseeingarevisitingofvintagepatternsfrompaisleytobaroquebutthesehavebeenreinventedhesays.Fustyoralshavemorphedintomodernbotanicals.Theresanemphasisonsilhouetteratherthanrealism.Theresdetailbutitdoesntgooverboard.Motifstendtobehighlystylisedresultinginanabstractquality.Whereoncewewereselectingrepeatpatternsofcountryowersordelicateleaveswenowhavetheoptionofbigboldimagesdesignedtomakeanimpact.Andsomeoftheselarge-scalegraphicsborderonartworklendingthemselvesparticularlytostatementwalls.Alternativelywecanchooseamoregentleapproachbasedontextureandunderstatedimpressionism.Thisistheoptiontogoforwhenpatternneedstoprovideabackgroundratherthanafeature.ThebestwaytoacquaintyourselfwiththerangeofVisionWallcoveringsdesignsistovisitwww.visionwalls.co.nz.OrtogetyourhandsonpatternsonpaperandtotakeawaysamplestoconsiderathomeinvestigatethecollectionsheldatyourlocalReseneColorShop.FacingpageCrushedGala.TopandaboveBrocanteCollection.39 beginnersguidetothematerialFromtopPalmHousefromInstyleJulietinMagentafromTextiliaMoireinVinofromJamesDunlop.wordsRachelMacdonald40 WalkintoanygoodtextileshowroomanditslikewanderingintoAladdinscavearichandvariedtreasuretroveofcolourstexturesandshapes.Theworldoffabricisanever-changingkaleidoscopeevolvingsometimessubtlysometimesdramaticallyfromyeartoyear.Itspartlydrivenbyourpreferencesandlifestylesbutatthesametimeitconstantlybroadensandeducatesthosesametastes.Talktothoseinthegameandcolour-wisetheyreseeingmorevibrancymixedwithneutralsinthenextseasonalreleases.InourhomeswerereallystartingtomixituptodisplaymoreeclectictendenciesinresponsetotheminimalismofthepastfewyearssaysCraigWylliesalesandproductmanagerforInstyle.Westillwantiteasytolivewithandcontinuetopreferasimplepalettebutwewanttoshowpersonalityatthesametime.Thisoftenmeansinjectingsometraditionalelementsintoourmodernenvironments.Yoursuedeloungesuiteforexamplemightbeaccentedbyalushvelvetonaclassicchair.Healsoseesastrengtheningswingtowardsnaturalbressuchassilksandwools.Certainsyntheticsthatdontusetoxiccomponentsintheirmakinganddrawonfewerproductstokeepcleanandlookinggoodaregainingpopularityinthiseraofenvironmentalawarenessaswell.AndwhataboutthepatternscomingthroughinandonfabricwhatarethedevelopingtrendsthereTextiliascreativedirectorKristineBoylehadalookaroundthetradeshowcircuitinEuropeearlierthisyear.Therearesomereallystrongpatternthemesshowingupbutratherthansettingnewdirectionaltrendsastheydidlastyeartheyrereallyamaturingoflastseasonsconceptsshesays.Soinbothupholsteryanddraperywerecontinuingtoseelotsofover-scaledclassicmedallionmotifs.Theyretraditionalshapesbuttheirscalemakesthemmorearchitecturalmorecontemporary.Over-scaledpaisleysarealsogainingakeenfollowingagainitsacaseoftheconcepthavinganotheryeartobecomemoremainstreamshesays.Theseandthemedallionsbothdrawninitiallyfromnaturalformshavebeenaroundaverylongtimeindesignbutarenowreceivingawholenewmoderntreatment.ProbablythenewesttrendKristinesawoverseaswasthere-emergenceoforalsbutagainsimpliedandover-scaled.ThesearethekindsofelementsthatIthinkwilltranslatewellintoourenvironmentwhichisreallywhatwerelookingforintherangesfromItalyandBelgiumforexampleshepointsout.picturesLucentMediaworldTherearesomereallystrongpatternthemesshowingupbutratherthansettingnewdirectionaltrendsastheydidlastyeartheyrereallyamaturingoflastseasonsconcepts.ReseneBonanzaReseneHalfPearlLustaReseneDynamite41 JamesDunlopdirectorbuyeranddesignerLynetteRaywardalsocommentsontheprevalenceofpaisleyobservingthatitsnewformoffersadifferentmeansofusingcolour.Traditionallyweusedtoseepaisleyenmassebutwhatwereseeingnowisasingleshapeperhapsateardropwithpaisleyinitorpaisleyupdatedwithastripe.Inotherwordswerenotseeingwholeeldsofcolourasweoncedidbutlessclutteredpatternsthatusefeaturesaccentscontrastsandcombinationsoftexturesintheirdesign.Sheseesthesameinuenceevenfurthersimpliedinotherdesigns.Wefoundthewholeeurdelisthingwasntterriblywellreceivedhereitwastooformalforourlifestyle.Incontrastmorenaturalowingvinethemeswithastylisedleafareenormouslypopular.Lynettealsoseesthetrendtowardsretropatternscontinuingintonextseasonbutinalesssevereform.Againitsacaseofevolutionfrompasttopresent.Wereseeingretrodesignsusedmorelooselysotheresroomforthebackgroundandtexture.Thesearenotasstructuredastheoriginalstheyaretransitionaldesignsthatwillmatchbothtraditionalandmoderndecorsandwhoseowingdesignsareeasytolivewith.Sheisalsoseeingpatternhavinganeffectonthemakeupofthefabricitselfespeciallyasdesignersexperimentwithmixingmediatocreateproductswithanewedgetothem.Wevegotsomeprintscominginprintedinfoil.Imaginearangeoflinenbutwithametalliclmoverit.Itsstillgotthelinentexturebutwithasubtlecolouredsheentoit.Amazinglyitdoesntaffectthewaythefabrichandlesshesays.Itsshinewithouttheglitz.Itintroducesamodernmetallicelementbutsoftlyandopulently.Lurexisalsobeinguseddelicatelytointroducejustahintofshinetodesign.Therewasabigswingawayfromprintssheexplains.ThefabrichousesarenowreintroducingthembuthavetomakethemlookthedollarHerlastwordWearesoincrediblyluckywhenitcomestothefabricsonourmarket.Thevarietyavailabletousisstreetsaheadofourneighboursinthispartoftheworldbecausewehavenodutyrestrictions.Andthereissuchanawarenessnowofthevalueofabeautifuldisplayforthebuyer.HenceAladdinscave.FromtopResiainStonefromJamesDunlopDivainFuchsiafromTextilia.42 44 wordsMelanieCooperpicturesKallanMacLeodAndrewisonehalfofthehusbandandwifeteambehindUrbisConstructionacompanythatrenovatesheritagehousingtomakeitsympathetictotodayslivingwhiletryingtopreserveitsclassicfeatures.Soasquare-frontedvillabuiltin1897coupledwitha1920sbootfactorycompletewithitsownWWIIhistorywastoogoodtopassup.BeforeIcameacrossitIdspentawhilelookingforasemi-commercialpropertywithhigh-studdedceilingsandthatindustrialwarehousesortoffeel.Andthenthisvillawithafactoryonthebackcomesonthemarketforthersttimein50-oddyearssaysAndrew.SituatedinLeightonStinAucklandscityfringesuburbGreyLynnitwasthepropertyspotentialforoutdoorlivingthatsealeditsappealAndrewsays.Theotherdrawcardwastheuniqueopportunitypresentedbyhavingasecondbuildingonthe481sqmsitesomethingthatcouldntberecreatedundertodaysbuildingrestrictions.IttookhiswifeEllaalittlelongertosharethevision.Atrstitwasreallyhardtovisualise.Itjustlookedlikealotofhardwork.Thebuildingoutthebackwasfullofalifetimeofjunkbirdcagescarpartsoldsuitcases.ThebuildingswerealsoinashockingstatebutAndrewcouldntshaketheideaofcreatingaowthatwoulddrawthetwostructurestogetherandshapetheperfectindoor-outdoorlivingarea.ThenafterresolvingtogoaheadwiththeprojectitwasaquestionofdecidingwhattokeepandwhattochangewiththehelpofarchitectGregJonesofJonesArchitects.Theoverallplanwasbasedaroundacourtyardstyleorientatedtothenorthernaspectandwithagoodvisuallinkbetweenthehouseandthestudio.Jonessaystheyworkedwithintheexistingstructuresbutconcentratedonopeningupallthespaces.AdilapidatedvillasharingasectionwithadisusedbootfactorymightnotsoundlikeyouraveragedreamhomebutAndrewWilsonhadanideathatitcouldbe.somethingoldnewsomething45 Thesecondbuildingwasprobablythebestasset.IthelpedcreatethesenseofenclosureandwithtwolivingspacessetoneeachsideofthecourtyardcreatesafeelingofactivityinthatareasaysGreg.Whenwerstvisitedthehouseitwasoneofthoseplacesyoucouldntwaittoleavebutithadtherightelementsandwearereallyproudofhowitcameout.Firstthingsrstthough.Incrediblythevillahadnoindoortoiletinsteadmakinguseofalean-toatthebackthatofferedsignpostedfacilitiesoneforMenandanotherforGirlswhichAndrewbelieveswereoriginallyusedbythebootfactoryworkers.Modernlivingdemandstheloosmoveinsideandthelean-towasrelegatedtothescrap-yardmakingwayforanadditiontothebackofthevilla.TransformingafactorythatonceproducedbootsforWWIIsoldiersintothestudioAndrewenvisagedalsorequiredanumberofchanges.The82sqmbuildingsconcrete-linedwallsandoorsgavethespacegreatsoundproongandinsulationandwereretainedbuttherestofthestructureunderwentanextrememakeover.Thestudionowhasanupstairsloftspaceanditsownbathroomandpotentialkitchenette.ThegroundooropensouttotheoutdoorlivingspacevialargeFrenchdoors.Thenishingtouchisthepergolathatframesthefactoryandwasmadeusingcedarbeamsfromtheoriginalbuilding.Thevillanow183sqmfeaturesthreespaciousbedroomstwobathroomsandastunningmodernkitchenbutitsthelivingareathatAndreworiginallypicturedthatmakesitsvisitorscovetthishouse.BeforetherewasabsolutelynoowbetweenthetwobuildingssaysElla.Infactyoudidntevenlookouttothatspaceatall.Nothingcouldbefurtherfromthetruthwiththenewdesign.Alongthebackofthevilla2.7m-highglassdoorsslidebackintothewalltoleavea6m-wideopening.Fromthedoorsitsaseamlesstransitionouttotheconcrete-tiledcourtyardwhichislevelwiththevillaoorandthe7min-groundpoolbeyondit.Indoor-outdoorowevenextendstotheentertainmentsystemwithoutsidespeakersconnectedtothestereoandtelevisionforperfectpoolsidelounging.Andrewcouldntshaketheideaofcreatingaowthatwoulddrawthetwostructurestogetherandshapetheperfectindoor-outdoorlivingarea.46 Landscapingisanotherpivotalelementinthecohesivefeelofthepropertyrightdowntothesymmetricalpatternsoftheretainingwallwhichwererepeatedinthepergola.AndrewisaperfectionistbynatureandearlyonhesawakindofsymmetrydevelopingintheplansandheusedthatsaysElla.Hespentnightafternightguringouthowtogetthespaceperfectanditworkedthehorizontalandparallellinesofthedesigndrawyoureyearoundtheproperty.LandscapearchitectRonDykmanworkedwiththecoupletocreateanenvironmentthatAndrewdescribesashavinganoasisfeel.Gardenlightingnikaupalmsandtheexistingwalloftreesborderingthepropertyallcombinetomakeaverysecludedspotdespiteitsproximitytothecity.CreatingthemoodinsidethehousewasEllasarea.WeallhavesuchbusylivesraisingfamiliesandworkingIthinkweretoobusytobesurroundedbytoomuchstrongIalwayslovegreeninahouseitseemstotinwiththelocalcolourscheme.alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages50-5347 ArchitectGregJonesJonesArchitectsInteriordesignerEllaWilsonInteriorMotivesLandscapingRonDykmanLandscapesBuilderUrbisConstructionPavingSunbatherSystemsGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoReseneBuffaloandReseneMilestone.onthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsTilesHeritageTilesFlooringIanHuntFlooringCorkTimberCompanyFurnitureInteriorConceptsArtworksBarelyBluebyElizabethThomsonandBlesstheBeastbyGavinHurleybothfromAnnaBibbyGalleryGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneNapa.ReseneMilestoneReseneDoubleNapaReseneBuffaloReseneHouseWhiteReseneEternityResenePowderBluecoloureveryday.ThehomeisyourretreatandIfeelparticularlyinthelivingspacesyouneedsereneshades.EllascolourchoicesreectthatwithafocusonReseneswarmneutralsincludingReseneNapaaswellasshadesofgreen.Ialwayslovegreeninahouseitseemstotinwiththelocalcolourschemesheexplains.AnotherreasonforamoreneutralcolourselectionEllasaysisthatitactsasasortofbackdropfortheartworksthathangonthewallsandthedecoratingcomponentsthatgointoeachroom.ForthemainbedroomEllaselectedtaupeandblackfurnishingsincludingarichItalianoralduvet.Thetwootherbedroomsweredressedwithbluestaupesandbrowns.Wealwayshirefurnishingswhenwerereadytoselloneofourhouses.Mostpeopledonthavethevisiontoimaginewhataroomwilllooklikeonceitsfurnishedoreventopictureiftheirownthingswillt.Thefurnishingsgivethemastartingpointandafeelforhowbigthespaceisshesays.Oneroomthatrequirednoguessworkforprospectivebuyerswasthekitchen.Withadiningareaononesideandaninvitingloungewithagas-reontheotherthisopen-planspaceisthenewownersfavouriteroominthehouse.Apartfromitsstrongtie-inwiththesurroundingareasthekitchenisbeautifullynishedfromtheterrazzo-stylequartz-compositebenchtoptotheslimedgingofstainlesssteelaroundthecupboardsanddrawers.LookingbackAndrewsaysthe18-monthprojectwasntwithoutitschallenges.Siteaccesswasdifcultandthestateofthebuildingswasworsethantheyinitiallythought.Andatonestageduringthedevelopmenttheylostadiggertothein-groundpoolandhadtogetthestreetclosedtemporarilywhiletheybroughtinacranetoretrieveit.CouncilconsentswerealsoaheadacheaccordingtoAndrew.Nowitsalloverhecanalmostseethehumourinthefactthepropertyrequiredspecialfencingbecausetheylabelledthebuildingoutthebackastudioinsteadofcallingitapoolhouse.Despitetheproblemsthoughthenishedproductwaseverythingtheyhadhopedfor.WhiletheWilsonsneverplannedtoliveinthehouselongtermEllasaystheirphilosophywhentheyarerenovatingisalwaystotreatitastheirown.SomedeveloperssaythatyoushouldntletyourselfgetyourheartinvolvedbecausethatsnotthewaytomakemoneybutIthinkitstheonlywaytomakeabeautifulhousethatsomeoneelsewilllove.ReseneNapa49 alternativesolutionAfocusonwindowtreatmentsaddswarmthtothisroom.ReseneCaraway50 PeterLaHoodfromLaHoodWindowFurnishingsproposesthisalternativeschemeThelayeringofwindowtreatmentscreatesawarmandwelcomingfeelinthislivingspace.OneithersideofthereplaceRomanblindsareinstalledfromceilingheightservingtowidentheroomvisually.CedarblindsinsetintothewindowframesarepaintedReseneQuarterCarawaytomatchthewalls.Ontheleft-handwallinvert-pleateddrapesareinstalledonaWarmWalnutsquaretrack.Thechunkystylingofthiscurtainrailcomplementsthesolid-edgecoffeetablebringingelementsofstrengthandsoliditytothedcor.Thereplaceispaintedinthereddish-browntonesofReseneDigeridooasimilarshadetotheoorrug.Onthesofasabeautifulfaux-furthrowandanassortmentofretroandtaffetacushionsaddwarmthandcolour.ReseneQuarterCarawayReseneVenturaReseneMoroccanSpiceJamesDunlopOrianadrapesinrussetonWarmWalnutsquaretrackLaHoodWindowFurnishings096388463www.lahood.co.nzcushionsSphereinMochaccinoplaintaffetainSequoiaandTaupeLaHoodWindowFurnishings096388463www.lahood.co.nzPeterLaHoodLaHoodWindowFurnishingsphone096388463websitewww.lahood.co.nzRomanblindsJamesDunlopOrianainrussetLaHoodWindowFurnishings096388463www.lahood.co.nzcoffeetableCuchiLtd093770980ReseneDigeridoocedarblindspaintedReseneQuarterCarawayLaHoodWindowFurnishingsasabovefurthrowLaHoodWindowFurnishingsasabove51 alternativesolutionColourandfurnitureaddamasculinetwisttothespace.ReseneDoubleSeaFog52 JulieAshbyfromjulieshbydesignsuggeststhisalternativedesignThisdesignreectssophisticatedelegancewithamasculinefeeltocreateacontemporaryChestereldlook.Atwistontheblack-and-whitethemethecolourschemeissoftenedwiththepale-greytonesofReseneInsideBackandReseneCopyrite.Elaboratecurvesanddecorativeoralelementsoffsettheblackandwhiteandcontrastwithgeometricshapesintherug.AcurvedLoopreclinerwithanopenbasketweaveintroducesfurthercontrastandtexturethroughlightanddarkshadows.Theblackandwhitethemeiscontinuedwithabigpaddedblackleatherloungesuitewhiletheashooringaddsacleanlightelement.Anunusualclockabovethereplacecreatesaninterestingfocalpointwhilecustom-designedartworkonthewallstiesthewholeschemetogether.ReseneCopyriteReseneUrbaneReseneCondorsofaShadowinBlackDanskeMobler096253900www.danske.co.nzchairLoopreclinerRealByDesign0800660330rugCubeBlackwoolBoConcept096300557www.boconcept.co.nzJulieAshbyjulieshbydesignphone021434060emailjaashbyihug.co.nzcoffeetableOcca1098BoConcept096300557www.boconcept.co.nzReseneInsideBackcushionsJulieAshby02143406053 colourtrendswordsRobynYousefpicturescourtesyofAlfrescomagazineyearsofkiwicolour6055 TherstfactoryinanoldstableonWellingtonsTinakoriRdproducedabasicrangeofaboutsixcoloursinStipplecoteacement-basedpaint.TodaywithtwoWellington-basedfactoriesastringofReseneColorShopsthroughoutAustralasiaanditsReseneTotalColourSystemthepaletteonofferisalmostendless.AndthisTotalColourSystemdeliversanelegantproductwhichisrightuptherewiththeworldsbestaccordingtoResenetechnicaldirectorColinGooch.DescribinghimselfasaTenPoundPomwhoarrivedinthiscountryin1963knowingsquat-allaboutpaintColinhasbeenamajorplayerinthecompanysdevelopment.AfterworkingintherelatedeldofresinmanufacturehejoinedReseneaschiefchemistin1970andwithinthreeyearswaspromotedtohiscurrentpositionarolethatcoversallthetechnicalaspectsofthepaintproduction.IprovidethetechnicalbasissothatthecolourdesignerscanproducetheReseneshades.Forexampleweneedtoknowifanewredpaintwillcoveranexistingbluewallintwocoatsorifitwillfadeorstillbetruetocolourinsevenyearstime.Intheveryearlydayswhitesandoff-whitesreignedoverthechartsalongwithsomelead-basedyellowpigmentsandmaybeacoupleofredsandablue.YouwereveryfortunateifthecolouronthewalllookedliketheoneonthechartandnooneexpectedanythingdifferentColinlaughs.Resenecolourslookgreatat60.AveritablekaleidoscopeofamazingshadesfromthestatelytraditionaltothefabulouslyfunkymodernhasdominatedthehistoryofNewZealandshomegrownpaintcompanywhichhasalwaysracedaheadpushingthelimitswithcolourstyleandproduction.Intheveryearlydayswhitesandoff-whitesreignedoverthecharts.ReseneBillyTReseneFruitSaladReseneLipstickReseneCeSoircolourtrends56 HowevertheFlowerPowerdaysoftheSwinging60schangedallthatpromptingahugeburstofcolouracrossthekiwilandscape.The50shadbeenaboutrationingaswehadntthrownoffalltheshacklesandrestrictionsofthewaryears.Inthe1960sthisshroudwasdiscardedandthecolourrangejustblossomedandblossomed.Andtheresbeennoturningback.ColourreallydoesruleatResene.OrasColinsumsitupReseneproducespaintsbuttheemphasisisdenitelyoncolour.HeseestheworkofthelateTonyNightingalesonofthecompanysfounderandfatherofthecurrentmanagingdirectorashavingahugeinuenceonthecompanysreputationasaleaderincolour.Tonysawthepowerofcolourheexplains.In1969ReseneintroducedtheBritishStandardSpecicationcolourrangeBS2660asapaintrangetoNewZealand.ThisgaveNewZealanderswhowereusedtosafepastelstheirrstforayintostrongcolours.ItwasfollowedbytheColorShopconceptwhichTonylaunchedin1975withshopsopenedinAucklandHawkesBayHamiltonChristchurchandDunedinthatyear.TheintroductionoftheBS2660wasreceivedwithopenarmsbythecountrysleadingarchitectswhowereeagertoinjecttheverveofthesizzling60sintothebuildingstheyweredesigning.Wewereexceedinglypleasedishowwell-knownaward-winningarchitectGordonMollersumsuptheirreaction.WewereawareofthesecoloursthroughtheBritishStandardRangeandResenewastherstcompanytointroducethemhere.Itwasabalancedselectionwhichworkedwellwiththedirectionthatarchitectsweretakingatthattimeheadds.Gordonpointsoutthatmanycoloursoftherangeparticularly3-039Sepia3-044Cinnamon3-037Coffee1-024Burgundyand6-068HollywereinkeepingwiththeNewZealandenvironment.BackthenReseneknewhowtoidentifyandrelatetoarchitectsasitcontinuestodotoday.HerecallsusingmanyofthecoloursacrosstheBS2660BS4800andBS5252rangesthetwolaterrangesincorporatingevenstrongerhueswerelaunchedin1973and1976.Theywereimportantinrelationtoourworkandarchitectsbecameveryfamiliarwiththecolournamesandnumbers.TheimpactoftheintroductionoftheTotalColourSystemin1985wasalsoaneventGordonrememberswell.Heusedtherangeinnewofcesforaleadingaccountancypracticewithdramaticeffect.Iofferedtopaintallthewallsoutiftheydidntlikeitbutitwasagreatsuccessheremembers.Andinterestinglyhenoticedthatstaffreactedpositivelytotherangeofshadesusedbywearingmorevibrantcoloursthemselves.ResenehasconsistentlyrespondedtothedesigndirectionsofthetimewhichisreectedinthenewrangeintroducedeachyearGordonsays.Heexplainsthechangesthathaveevolvedincolourinourmarketfromtheuseoflotsofsaturatedshadesinthe70sthroughtoourpreferencetodayformorerecessivetonescoloursthatarelighterwithmoreclarityandwarmth.Thisisprobablyrelatedtothedirectionthatarchitecturehastakenrecently.Inthe70stherewasaromanticuseofcolourwithlotsofcraft-basedrichshadesbuttodaythereisamorecontemporaryandcloselyclusteredgroupofanalogoustoneswithvibrantandpowerfulcontrasts.TheinuenceoftheenvironmentoncolourisdemonstratedinthepalettesusedthroughouttheworldfromthesombreshadesofNorthernEuropetothesizzlingvitalityofthetropicalcountries.TheAustralianpaintchartsfeaturemoreredsandyellowsinearthyandochreshadeswhileNewZealandpredictablyenjoysaplethoraofgreens.ManyofResenescoloursechothiscountrysenvironmentbuttheyarealsorightuptherewiththelatestinglobaltrends.AsKarenWarmanwhohasbeenworkingasmarketingmanagerforReseneforthelastsixyearspointsoutthecompanyhasalwaysbeenatrendsetter.WefocusonofferingcustomersfreshcolourchoiceseachyearbackedupbyawideselectionofcolouroptionsReseneproducespaintsbuttheemphasisisdenitelyoncolour.colourtrends58 fromothercolourcharts.Ourtechnicalteamalsoworkshardtokeepaheadofthetrendsshesays.Reseneledthewayinthedevelopmentofenvironmentallyfriendlyproductsinthiscountryfromtheinnovationofwaterbornepaintsthroughtotheremovalofleadfrompaintsinthelate60swellaheadofothermanufacturers.Thecompanyreinforcedthisstandin1996byjoiningtheEnvironmentalChoiceProgrammeandlaunchingtheResenePaintWisepaintrecoveryprogrammein2004.TheRangefashionfandeckwasintroducedin1999withTheRange2000collection.TheRange2007collectionhasjustbeenlaunchedandworkisalreadyunderwayonTheRange2008.NewZealandersaregenerallyverycourageouswithcolourandwenowhavemorethen3000coloursavailableintestpotstohelpthemexperimentKarensays.Sheisalsoconstantlysurprisedatthecreativewaysinwhichpeopleusepaints.Aperfectexampleisarecentcustomerwhowantedaqualityscreentoprojectmultimediaonto.HeendeduppaintingReseneHi-GloAluminiumonthewallwithbrilliantresults.Resenesforecastfor2007isbuiltonanoptimisticfreshpaletteofwarmclearcoloursexpandingintotraditionallycoolcolourfamiliesandneutrals.Inconjunctionwellseeexcitingnewwaysofcombiningcolours.ThecurrentloveaffairwithblingwillcontinuewiththeuseofmetallicssuchasReseneChicaneandofcourseReseneBlingBlingalongwithpredominantlydarkerwoodswithgoldandsilverworkinginharmony.Individualchoiceisthekeyandistypicallyachievedthroughoftenquirkypersonalisedcolourcombinationsratherthancustomisedindividualcolours.ItishowonecombinesthecolourstotlifestyleandtastethatdrivesindividualityandexpressespersonalstyleKarensumsup.InternationallyResenehasastrongpresenceinFijiservicingtheSouthPacicmarketandinAustralia.TheTotalColourSystemisalsoavailableunderlicenseinChinaIndiaSouthAfricatheDominicanRepublicGermanyandPoland.SoReseneat60yearsofagecanlookbackproudlyatahistorythathasplayedamajorroleinhowourcountrylookstoday.Itcanalsolookforwardtoanevenmorecolourfulfutureontheworldstage.ReseneTurboReseneOhBehaveReseneLongShotReseneLimacolourtrends61 HYDROTECHSANITRLTD42LunnAveMtWellingtonAucklandPh095272276Fax095271809www.hydrotech.co.nz RaindanceAllrounderTheinnovative3-in-1showersystemHYDROTECHSANITRLTDShowroomopenWeekdays8.30am5.00pmSaturdays9.00am12.00pmItsunconventionalexteriorisonlytherstindicationthattheRaindanceAllrounderisaninnovativemulti-functionalshowersystem.Itishandoverheadandsideshowerinone3-in-1andveryeasytouseHookedintotheAllroundertheRaindanceE150AIR3jetwithits53cmwallclearancecanbeusedasaheight-adjustableoverheadshower.WiththeRainAIRmodethewaterowscentrallyandalloveryoufromabove.OnemovementandtheoverheadshowerbecomesasideshowerespeciallyusefulwhencombinedwiththemassagefunctionWhirlAIRforshoweringtheback.SimplyscrewedontothewalltheRaindanceAllroundercanbemodiedanytimeandisexiblefornewshowerapplicationsasitcanbeexchangedwithexistinghandshowers.ComeandseeworkingmodelsofthefullRaindancerangeofslideshowersoverheadshowersandshowerpanelsinourbeautifulMountWellingtonshowroom. classicallycleanwordsCatherineSmithpicturesPaulMcCrediebathroom65 The1912hallhadseentenantsofeverystripe.ItwasbuiltfortheLoyalOrangeswasthenusedbytheAncientOrderofForestersandlatertheFreeMasonsbeforefallingintoshabbygrandeur.WhenFionaandRossboughtittohousetheirblendedfamiliestheyfanciedtheideaofapartmentlivingwithnogarden.Betterstillthepreviousownershaddonethehardrenovationwork.Thebonesoftheplacewerefantastic.Thepreviouspeoplehadrenovateditforapartmentstylemakingthemostoftheseven-and-a-halfmetrestudheightrecallsFiona.Butweneverlikedthekitchenorbathroomespeciallywhenyoulookedfromtheopenplanlivingstraighttotheloo.Andthevinyloorswereparticularlyunattractive.WhenthechildrenmovedouttouniversityFionaandRossbriefeddesignerDebraDeLorenzototransformthespacesthenpromptlytookoffskiingtoCanadawhiletheplacewasgutted.ThecouplehadalreadyinstalledatiledshowerbaysoDebraneededtoworkherdesignaroundthat.AndtheywereadamantthatthenishesreecttheEdwardiandetailingofthebuildingbutdidntwantanyprettyLauraAshleycountryasFionaputsit.Debrasresponsehitthetoneofclassictheywereafterwithenoughtimberandtilestogiveitamodernedge.AndthetoiletisnowtuckedoutofsightBathroomsaregettingbigger.Theyarenowasanctuaryaplacetoescape.WhenFionaAbbottandRossParkerboughttheirconvertedhallin1999theWellingtoncoastalsuburbofPetonewasjuststartingtocomeintoitsownwithcityfolksnappinguptheturn-of-the-centuryhousesandthedelisandcafsfollowing.bathroom IusedblackwoodonthebenchtorelatetothetimberintherestofthehallespeciallythegrandstaircaseexplainsDebra.TheVictorian-lookbricktileisactuallyaslightlymoremodernproportionbutstillgivesthefeelingofage.Thevintagebathwaspositionedsoitstherstthingyouseeifthedoorisopen.Debradesignedavanitytolooklikeavintagepieceoffurniturerepeatingthestyleoftheadjoiningkitchencabinets.TothedelightofFionaandRossshealsofoundlightttingsmirrorsandothertrimswithanArtsandCraftsfeelbutatbargainchainstoreprices.Afteryearsofmakingdowiththeoldbathroomthecouplealsowantedeasy-to-cleanspacewiththecomfortofunder-oorheating.Debrawentonebetterwithmarbledtileoors.Shealsoworkedonbringinglightintotheroomastheonlywindowsaresmallandhigh.Thelight-reectingwhitetilesarecomplementedbyafeaturewallofReseneSisalbehindthebathandReseneBlackWhiteontheceilingsandwoodwork.Bathroomsaregettingbigger.TheyarenowasanctuaryaplacetoescapeexplainsDebra.Peoplearetravellingmoreandwanttohavethatsamekindofluxuryspaexperienceathome. ArchitectDesignerDebraDeLorenzoVanitycabinetryCustom-madebyMotherHubbardsCupboardsBlackwoodtopKingsIVGenerationBathPlumb-LineBasinCatalanoPlumb-LineTapsPainiCoxGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomtintedtoReseneSisalandReseneBlackWhite.ToiletDurvitHappyDFlooringTilesRame40W400x400ItalianCeramicsWallcoveringsTilesMaverandmattwhite400x100ItalianCeramicsLightingLightingPlusAccessoriesMetrixMetivotowelladder.CustommirrorwithdemisterpadReseneNeroReseneQuarterSisalReseneSisalReseneBlackWhiteReseneBrowniePointsReseneGargoyleHereare10tipstoconsiderwhenitcomestomakingsureyournewbathroomwillworkforthewholefamilyandbeeasyonyourhouseworktime1.Whensettingabudgetandchoosingtheproductsyoullbeusingrememberthatinstallationwillsoakuparound50ofyourcosts.2.WhatareyougoingtobeabletotintoyournewbathroomandwhatproductswillofferyouthebestuseofspaceDoyouneedtoconsiderawall-hungvanityandwall-hungfurnituretofreeuptheoorareaandmakethebathroomlookbigger3.Haveathinkaboutwhowillbeusingthespace.Familybathroomsforinstancehavetocopewithalotoftrafc.Thismayaffectthenishesyouchoose.ToolssuchastheClearlitebathroomplannercanhelpsteeryouthroughthechoices.4.Makesurethattheshowerandbathetcthatyouselectcanbeeasilycleanedwithouttheneedforspecialmaintenanceproductsorlotsofelbowgreaseespeciallyiftheyrenotmanufacturedspecicallyforourmarket.5.IfyouregoingtothemeyourbathroomcreatingforexampleaFrenchorItalianlookcheckthataccessoriessuchasfurnitureandshelvingwillbeOKinheatanddampaswellasdeliveringtheimageyoureafter.6.Ensureyourventilationheatingandinsulationareuptothejobofminimisingmoisturebuild-upandcondensationonthewallsandceiling.7.Installanextractorfanoftherightcapacityfortheroomsizeandventittotheoutside.Windowjoinerywithpassiveventsisanotheridea.8.Useawater-resistantliningsuchasGibAqualineonthewallsandceilingasabaseforpainttilesorwallpaper.Whenrenovatingremovingandreplacingliningsallowsframingtobecheckedinsulationtobeinstalledandplumbingtoberelocatedifnecessary.9.UseReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomwithanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandMoulDefendertoinhibitmouldgrowthifpaintingorasolidvinylappliedoverShur-Stiklatexsizeifpapering.10.Anemergencyoordrainisagoodideaincaseofoverows.FionaandRossrecommendpeopleuseadesignerforcomplexprojectslikebathroomsandkitchens.Howevertheysayndoneyoutrust.Debrawastheonlydesignerfromanumbertheycalledwhocametothehouseandwhowonthemoverbysharingtheirenthusiasmfortheuniquespace.ThatherpartnerTonycouldruntheprojectmanagementmeantthecouplecouldcondentlybeawaywhiletheirhomewastransformed.AndIlovethewayIdontgetsickofbeinginthebathroomenthusesFiona.Iknowitistimelessandexactlytoourpersonaltaste.68 Youllneedmonexgluetiles1xtilenippers2xglassandtilecutterswireandbuttonsforhangingpolystyreneball2xicecreamsticks2xsmallplasticcontainers1xicecreamcontainerorsimilar1xspatula1xKemgroutFlexiblegroutingWealsorecommendusingsafetyglassesandadustmaskifyouresensitivetodust.Step1Drawyourdesignonthepolystyreneball.Step3Cutthemirrorusingtheglassandtilecutters.Step4Glueandplacetilesmirroretc.makingmosaicsStep2Cutyourtilesintotheappropriateshapesusingthetilenippers.step-by-stepwordswiththankstoToniMasonMosaicawww.mosaica.co.nz70 Yourcompletemosaickedgardenornament.ReseneBlueJeansReseneWildThingTocreateyourowntilecolourspaintthetileyourchosenReseneshadeandsealwithReseneUracryl.Allowtodryandthencutthetileintopieces.picturesLucentMedia71 Iamtastefulgraciousandsensitive.Imcriticalanddifculttoplease.Idontplacemuchhopeindreams.Ishouldgetparty-hardhazelcontactlensesbecauseIpreferGeorgeClooneytoDavidBeckham.Itotallyrenouncetheworldamselshdemandingandunpredictable.UmmmmActuallyafteranafternoonontheinternetexploringtheworldofcolourpersonalityquizzesIseriouslyworrythatIamatotalschizophrenic.LuckilywhenIcheckmyhair-colourpersonalityitturnsoutIamaredheadatheartjustaswellsinceIwasbornagingaandcolouredmyhairforthersttimewhenIwas48Thereissomethinginhumannaturethatlovestoclassifyandsimplifythecomplexitythatisthehumanpersonality.Beitbybirthdateorastrologicalsignleadershipstylehaircolourorevenapparentlythecolourofyourmotorbikereducingallthegorgeouscontradictionsandquirksofeachpersonsomehowmakestheworldamoremanageableplace.Andthatsbeforeweexamineourchakrasorthepersonalityofourpetsbytheircolour.Enjoythegloriesofrevelingintheshadesthatseemrightandmakeyoufeelhappy.Wedohavesomeseriousdataoncolourandhowitcanaffectusbluelowersbloodpressureredstimulatesappetiteforexample.FromwhatIcangatherfromthosequizzesthoughtherestishypothesisandcanvarysowildlyitlldoyourheadinworryingaboutit.Soreleaseyourselffromfrettingaboutwhatyourfavouritecolourssayaboutyou.Enjoythegloriesofrevelingintheshadesthatseemrightandmakeyoufeelhappy.Forgettheold-fashionednotionofbeigetaupeandcharcoalbeinggoodfordecoratingbecausetheyaresafeorgodhelpyougoodforre-salevalue.Feelfreetochangethecolourofyourworldeveryyear.Heckeveryseasonifyouhavetheenergyallittakesisacanortwoofpaintandacoupleofafternoons.colourpersonalitieswordsCatherineSmithpicturescourtesyofTRANZOKsoIlikegoldsandotherstrongcolourswhatdoesthatsayaboutmeIfyoustillwantthelow-downonyourcolourpersonalitytakethequizontheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzcolourpersonality.htm.ReseneWhizzBangReseneRagingBullReseneDynamiteReseneRedRedRed72 advertisingfeatureAlthoughtheyhaveonlybeeninkiwikitchensforafewdecadeswevecometorelyheavilyonourdishwashers.Theyworkhardforuseverydaybutwetendtotakethisindefatigableappliancesomewhatforgranted.HoweverthenewdishwasherfromItalianappliancedesignerSmegisimpossibletooverlook.Indesigningthe905HorizonDishwasherSmeghasgiventhestandarddishwasheranextrememakeoverimprovingnotonlyitsshapebutthewayitwashestoo.Althoughhalftheheightofanormaldishwasherthe905is90cmwideandholds12fullplacesettings.Ergonomicdesignisoneofitsstarfeatures.Itsextrawidthmeansthebasket-loadingsurfaceis48cmfromtheooreliminatingtheneedforbendingwhenloadingandunloading.Andbecausethebasketpullsrightoutloadingrighttothebackiseasy.Whenopenthedoorextendsjust36cmoutfromthedishwashercomparedtothe60cmofanormaldishwasherdoorofferinggreatspacesavingsforapartmentkitchens.Theresalsotheoptionofinstallingiteitherunderthebenchoratbenchheight.Insidetheinteriorincludingthebasketisallmadefromdurablestainlesssteel.Thismeansthatunlikeplasticinteriorsofsomedishwashersitwontabsorbfoododours.Thelargesinglepull-outbaskethasananti-splashtraytoprotectyourclotheswhenyouopenthedoormid-cycletoloadthatforgottencoffeecuporplate.AndwheninterruptedtheSmegHorizondishwasherwillpickupexactlywhereitleftoffnomorewakingupthefollowingmorningtondaloadofhalf-washeddishes.TheSmegHorizonDishwasherhas10differentwashoptionsandfeaturesaspecialturbiditysensorthatmeasurestheamountofsoilingonyourdishesanddecideswhetherornotapre-washcycleisrequired.Itsorbitalspraysystemhassixsprayarmsalloperatingsimultaneouslysothat86ofthewaterinthedishwasherisactiveresultinginbetterefciencyandwatereconomy.Italsogivesyoutheoptionofrunningadifferentwashprogrammeforeachsideofthedishwashervaryingthewaterpressureneededtocleanyourglassesandcrockeryononesideanddirtypotsandpansontheother.Asforhand-washingyouroversizedservingplatterstheresnoneedwithcollapsibleplateracks.Largeplattersand320mm-diameterdinnerplatesteffortlesslyintothisworkhorseasdolong-stemmedwineclassesandchampagneutes.Otherfeaturesincludeahigh-efciencylow-consumptioninternallightafour-stageoodsystemtopreventleakagesandanoptionalalarmthatletsyouknowwhenthedishwasherhasnisheditsjob.Thatsbecauseatjust43decibelsthisdishwasheriswhisperquietsoyouprobablywontevenknowitson.TheSmeg905and903HorizonDishwashersareavailablefromKitchenThingsG2andBettaElectricalstores.Formoredetailsvisitwww.smeg.co.nz.ThenewSmegHorizonDishwasherpushesthelimitsofdishwasherdesignwithitsultra-wideshapesuperiorfunctioningandadvancedfeaturesalldesignedtosaveyouspaceeffortandtime.allwashedupfarfromit74 75 kitchenwordsCatherineSmithItsbeenawhilesinceChrisPembertonwasaprofessionalchef16yearsinfactbutshehasntlostheroldworkhabits.colourcookingup76 SowhenshebriefeddesignerSandraGrummittforthekitcheninherverycontemporarynewhomesheknewexactlywhatwouldworkforherandherteenageson.WiththeproperlayoutinafunctionalkitchenyoudontneedabigspaceChrisexplains.IwantedagoodworkareawhereIcouldstandatthebenchandgettothefridgeandthedishwasher.Thewalk-inpantryisalsotohand.AndSandraquicklygotthemessagethatstarkwhitewouldnotdoforChris.ForastartthehouseisblackcedarwithsilverjoineryandpolishedconcreteoorssoChriswantedthecontrastofcolourinherfavouriteroom.TogethertheylookedatpicturesofkitchensinstrongblueswithcontrastingorangeoraubergineandbeechandSandraquicklyknewwhatwouldappealtoherclient.PeoplehavetounderstandthatcolourwilloverridetherestofthedesignexplainsSandra.Alotofclientswanttobeconventionalwithneutralsbutusingcolourcandominateandcreateahigh-impactfocus.Therestofthehousewasneutralsowecouldaffordtodrawattentiontothekitchen.SandraquicklygotthemessagethatstarkwhitewouldnotdoforChris.ThepaletteofReseneGroovyandReseneResolutionBluewhichtheysettledontogethersingsagainsttheReseneHalfTeawalls.Eventhefridgeisasculptureofblueinitsintegratedcabinetnexttothepantry.Sandrathenaddedbeechtechno-plytothefrontofthebarandthecountertopsasawarmcounterpointtotheconcreteoorsandtheglossylacquerandstainlesssteeloftheworkingareas.picturesKallanMacLeodoutwiththeoldairNodoubtthatchickenkormayoucookedfordinnerlastnightsmelledandtasteddelicious.Howeverwhenthearomaisstilllingeringthroughoutyourhousethenextdayitsnotquiteasappealing.Andwiththemodernhome-designtrendforopen-plankitchensandlivingareasinstallingtherightextractionsystemismoreimportantthanever.MarkJonesownerofApplicoGroupwhichimportsanddistributesItalianSmegappliancessaystherearemanymisconceptionsaboutrangehoodsandducting.Itsanareaofkitchendesignthatpeopleoftendontgivemuchconsiderationtofrequentlyitsabitofanafter-thoughtandthatcanbeamistakehesays.Assoonasyouattachmorethan1.5mofductingtoarangehoodyousignicantlyreduceitsextractionperformance.Thesameistruewhenyouhavebendsintheducting.Whatsmorewhenitcomestoextractionsizereallydoesmatterandbiggerisdenitelybetter.HotairandsteamdontjustgostraightupsoyourrangehoodshouldalwaysbewiderthanyourhobsaysMark.Ifyouhavea60cmhobyoushouldputina90cmrangehood.Ifthehobs90cmyouneeda120cmrangehood.Markhasnoticedarealshiftinthelocalmarkettowardthe120cm-widehoodswhichisinlinewiththenewEuropeanlookforverylongorevenroundextractionsystems.Appliancemanufacturersarealsorespondingtoconsumerdemandforbetterperformanceandsmarterproductswithmorefunctions.MostofthelatestSmegrangehoodshavesixspeedsandextractionratesofmorethan1000cubicmetresofairperhour.Theyalsoincorporatefeaturessuchasatimerandalightthattellsyoutheltersneedcleaninghesays.SowhataboutaestheticsItwouldseemwevecomefullcircleandthatthelatestlookisforconcealedrangehoodsratherthanthecanopyhoodsthatwerepopularveyearsago.Thestylingisalsomuchslimmernowtocomplementthatofthekitchencabinetry.Markadvisesthoserenovatingorplanninganewkitchentofactorintheirextractionandductingrightfromthestart.Thatwayyoullensureyourrangehoodisasefcientaspossibleandfriendscomingoverforbrunchwontinstantlyknowwhatyouhadfordinnerlastnight. DesignerSandraGrummittDrawersMetaboxonBlumrunnersBenchtopsBrushedstainlesssteelReseneHalfTeaDoubleapmechanismSaliceCabinetryMDFIslandbackpanelandtoe-kicksEuropeanbeechHandlesFormainsilverTapTowerTechLightElektraUtensilrailHettichLineroinaluminiumSplashbackEverlastingfromGraphicGlassSinksFrankeReseneGroovyReseneResolutionBlueChrisisavibrantfunsmileyperson.ShewasntgoingtogowithconventionalcolourssaysSandra.WhenthehousewasnishedandsheunpackedallhercollectionsofPacicblueandgreenthenthekitchenreallywasher.Shelovesthosecoloursandallherfriendsandfamilygiveherpiecestoaddtothecollectionsothekitchenisherpersonality.AndIlovethehighimpact.Chrisenjoysbakingspoilinghersonbyalwayshavingtreatsinthetinsandalsospendshertimestirringuppotsofrelishesandchutneys.SoSandrazonedthepantryasanaccessiblespaceusingopenshelvesandincorporatingplentyofbenchspaceandelectricalpointssoChriscouldleaveapplianceslikethebreadmakermixerandfood-processorpluggedinandreadytogo.ChrisdidnotwantacommercialcookerbutinsiststhatherlargeFisherandPaykelTitanovenisusedtofulladvantage.Therestofthehousewasneutralsowecouldaffordtodrawattentiontothekitchen.ThekitchenopensthroughFrenchdoorsontoacoveredcourtyardthatChrisnowworkingasalandscaperisplantingandshapingwithrailwaysleepers.Shelovestoopenthebi-foldwindowsintothebarbecueareawhichwithitsnorth-facingaspectisagreatspottocatchthemorningsunoverbreakfast.IntheeveningsfriendstendtocongregatearoundthebarwithdrinkswhileChriscooksbarstoolsarenextonhershoppinglist.IvehadfunctionalkitchensinmypasthousesandtheyveallbeengoodbutnowIvegotexactlywhatIwantshesays.ThiskitchenismyplaceandIjustloveit.Ivegotfriendswhosaytheywouldntbebraveenoughbutothersgowow.Ilovethatitsme.GettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneGroovyReseneResolutionBlueandReseneHalfTea.ReseneClockworkOrange78 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Withoutadoubtcleaningtheovenhastobeoneofthemosthatedhouseholdchores.Cladinrubberglovesyouredownonyourhandsandkneestryingnottobreatheinthefumesasyouwipelthyoozingfoamfromtheinsideofyouroven.Itslittlewonderthisodioustaskisalwaysatthebottomoftheto-dolist.RatherthansmellychemicalcleanersItalianappliancemanufacturerSmegrecommendsusinghotsoapywateratfulltemperaturefor30minutestomakecleaningyouroveneasier.Butifyoucantaffordtopaysomeonetodothedirtyworkforyouoryoudratherjustdoawaywiththewholeoven-cleaningbusinessaltogetherSmeghasdevelopedarangeofaffordablepyrolyticovensthatretailinNewZealandfromjustover2000.Fortheuninitiatedpyrolysisisanautomatichigh-temperaturecleaningprocessthatcausesdirttodissolve.Attemperaturesofaround500Cthedirtontheovenwallscarbonisesturningintoalightashthatcanbeeasilywipedawaywithadampcloth.Theresultisacompletelygrease-freeoveninteriorwithvirtuallynoeffortonyourpart.Theprocesstakesfrom90minutesforalightlysoiledovento180minutesforheavysoiling.Butthecleaningcyclecanbeprogrammedtotakeplacewhileyoureasleeporoutofthehouse.Theovendoorisprogrammedtoautomaticallylockwhilethepyrolyticcleaningfunctionisinactionsotheresnoriskofsomeoneopeningthedoorandburningthemselves.Thedoorlockonlyreleasesoncethetemperatureinsidetheovendropsbackdownbelow300C.Smegoffersachoiceofthreedifferentstunninglydesigned60cmpyrolyticwallovenstheSCP111linearseriesoventheFP160XclassicseriesinstainlesssteelandtheFP171XhighlypolishedPianoSeriesoven.Eachhas10or12functionsincludingfan-forcedcookingtoallowyoutocookseveraldifferentdishesatatimefanbakeforcakesanddessertsrotisseriecookinganddefrostingdependingonthemodel.AllSmegpyrolyticovensarecoveredbyatwo-yearpartsandlabourwarranty.ThereisarangeofSmegcooktopsrangehoodsanddishwasherstomatchthesenewovens.SmegisavailablefromKitchenThingsG2andBettaElectricalstores.Forfurtherinformationpleasevisitwww.smeg.co.nz.Upuntilnowself-cleaningovenshavebeenoutofreachintermsofpriceformostNewZealanders.ButSmegischangingallthatwiththeintroductionofarangeofnewaffordablepyrolyticovenmodels.nevercleantheovenagain81 step-by-stepwordsandpictureswiththankstoTheBBQFactoryYoullneedgloveswirebrushscraperspongewarmwaterdishwashingliquidpapertowelscookingoilAftercookingStep1TurnthebarbecueontoHighforveminutestoburnanyfoodresiduetoash.Step2Scrubdowncookingsurfaceswithawirebrushtoremoveanysoliddebris.Step3Wipeawayanyresiduewithpapertowels.cleaningthebarbecue82 Scrubburnerswithsoapywaterandbrushwithwirebrushtocleanoutports.Replaceanddrybylightingeachburner.Annuallyseasonyournon-enameledcastironhotplatetoprotectagainstrustaddavourandretainanon-stickcoating.Super-heatyourdrynon-oiledhotplatethencoverwithalayerofsalt.Continueheatingthehotplatewhilestirringthesalteveryfewminutesuntilitturnsacinnamoncolour.Removesaltandapplyalightcoatingofoil.Formorebarbecuetipsseewww.bbqfactory.co.nz.EverysixmonthsStep6Removeburnersandcheckburnernecksforspiderwebsorinsectnests.83 goinggreenwordsSueReidypicturecourtesyofTRANZlowimpactdesigncreatingahabitatLowimpactdesignLIDisaphraseyoullincreasinglyhearmentioned.Inbroadtermsitmeansbringingnatureintoanurbanenvironment.Weneedtodoabetterjobofco-existingwithnaturesaysARCstormwateractionteamleaderEarlShaver.AllofWesternsocietyisbasedonconsumption.Weneedtochangethatphilosophytoprotecttheenvironmentforourkids.Wehavetochangeourapproachtolanduseawayfromlanddevelopmentwhichisbasedonconsumptiontoonethatismoreaimedatprotectionpreservationandenhancement.TheAucklandRegionalCouncilsLowImpactDesignManualfortheAucklandRegiondeneslowimpactdesignasadesignapproachforsitedevelopmentthatprotectsandincorporatesnaturalsitefeaturesintoerosionandsedimentcontrolandstormwatermanagementplans.LIDisaphilosophythatreectsashiftinthinking.InsteadofttinglandtosuitadevelopmentanLIDapproachtsthedevelopmenttosuitwhatthelandcantolerate.Stormwaterimpactsforexamplemightbeadeterminingfactorinsitedevelopment.Forinstanceapolehousemightbedesignedforaverysteepsiteratherthancuttingintotheearth.Ideallysuchfactorsshouldbeintegratedearlyinthesiteplanningprocess.SowhenplanninganewhomethosethinkingLIDlookcarefullyabouthowtheycanincorporatethenaturalfeaturesofthesiteandhowtheycanbeprotectedfromerosionandfromstormwaterrun-off.Andtheystudythistoagreaterdegreethaniscurrentlyrequiredunderthevariouscodesofcompliance.IfyouhaveasitethinkintermsofcreatingahabitatsaysShaver.Trytoprotectthenaturalfeaturessuchasanicepieceofbushorawetland.Theyprovidevaluetothedownstreamarea.Wetlandslterpollutants.Treesbecauseoftheirevapo-transpirationalsoreducerun-off.Mostofusliveinfairlysterileenvironmentswherethelandscapeisdominatedbybuildingsstreetsfootpathsandotherimpervioussurfaces.Weareforthemostpartdisconnectedfromnature.Onlybypreservingsomethingofthenaturalenvironmentcanweretainasenseofplaceanidentitywiththelandandhaveadistinctivesenseofbeingpartofourregion.FormoreonLIDandthepartitplaysinurbandesigninNewZealandandAustraliavisitwww.landcareresearch.co.nzresearchurbanliudd.84 Pilkingtonbringsthelatestinnovationtechnologyandenvironmentalsolutionstoallyourdesignneeds.environmentqualityinnovationTechnicalandGeneralEnquiries0800808060PIL4600H takeadifferentlookattravelFascinatingdestinationsfabulousfoodgoodwinegreatcompanyandwonderfulexperienceswhichremainetchedinyourmemoryforever.Webelievethesearethecomponentsofgoodtravel.Foruniquetraveldestinationsin2007www.viaggio.net.nzviaggiolifestylevacationsportugal.italy.africa.dubai.northamerica.americascup.monacograndprix.spavacationsviaggiotheexperiencethelifestylethecompanyp.0800100799 wordsMelanieCooperpicturesSaraOrmeproleTakapunabeachonAucklandsNorthShoreisaworldawayfromwhereAllisonwontheBostonandNewYorkmarathonsbutitswhereshespreparingforawholenewcampaign.LasttimeitwasalargelyindividualperformancethistimesheispartofamuchbiggerteamfocusedonmakingNewZealandaworldleaderinhealth.TheteamwhichincludesmedicalprofessionalsaresearcherastrategistandpassionateindividualslikeAllisonislobbyingforanintegrativeapproachtohealththatconsidersthebiggerpictureandtakesintoaccounttheroleofnutritionandenvironment.DrivingashiftinthecountryscurrentapproachtohealthpracticeisahugetaskbutAllisonsaysasuccessfulathleticcareerhasputherinauniquepositiontobeabletohelp.Cleanairisdeartomyheartandsoistheabilitytogetoutsideandrunaround.Peoplecometomeaboutallsortsofhealthproblemstheyrefacinglikethefacttheyrebreathinginthetoxicspraysbeingreleasedintotheirenvironment.ItsnotsomethingonepersoncansolvebutifIcandealwithonesmallbiteoftheproblemandperhapsraisetheprolethenwerethatmuchcloser.ThinkingbacktohowshewontwooftheworldsmostprestigiousrunningeventsAllisonsaysitstartedwiththerealisationthatallhercompetitorshadthesamecredentialsashertwoarmsandtwolegs.TherewasnoreasonIcouldntdoit.Nowsheisjustasmatter-of-factaboutcreatingahealthierplacetolive.breathingitallinBreakingaworldrecordintheNewYorkCitymarathonisnothingnexttothechallengeAllisonRoehassetherselfnow.87 Wehaveeveryrighttoknowwhatisgoingintoourfoodandthattheairwebreatheisfreeofcontaminants.Theseissuesneedtobeaddressedatahighlevelbutitstartswithusandwhatwerealreadyawareof.WithmyrunningIwasfortunateenoughtotravelaroundtheworld.IvisitedthirdworldcountriesandsawthehorricconditionspeoplewerelivinginandIvisitedhighlydevelopedcountriesliketheUSwhereIsawtheseediersideofplaceslikeNewYorkwithratsasbigascatsandkidssnifngdrugsinthestreet.WhenIcamebackitmademereallyappreciatewhatwehadhere.Howeversincethenthehealthofthiscountryhasreallyspiralleddownwards.ItsadesiretoseethatstandardoflivingrestoredandthebeliefthathealthisourmostpreciouscommoditythatsbehindAllisonscommitmenttointegrativemedicineandprojectsliketheannualRuntoHealfundraisingseries.ItwasntuntilIhadmyrstchildthatIrealisedhowimportanthealthandwellnesswas.IhadntreallyconsideredmortalitybeforeorwhatitwouldmeannottohaveyourhealthbutwhenmydaughterwasababyshegotanastychestinfectionandprobablylikeallnewmothersIworriedthatshemightdie.AllisonnowhastwohealthyteenagersJordan16whosurvivedthechestinfectionandElliot13buttheideathathealthiseverythingisstillattheheartofhowshelives.After10yearsinthecountrylivinginCoatesvillethefamilymadethedecisiontomovetothecitytobeclosertoschoolandworkbuttheyquicklyruledoutapartmentliving.Cleanairisdeartomyheartandsoistheabilitytogetoutsideandrunaround.WherewearenowinTakapunawehaveaccesstothebeachandwegettheseabreezes.Itsaluxurytogetthatbeachlivingandstillbeinthemiddleofaverybusycity.SetonehousebackfromthebeachAllisondescribesherhomeashavingacasualelegancethatmakesiteasytolivein.WithafairlyneutralcolourpaletteofcreamscontrastedagainstdarkwoodenoorsandanabundanceofnaturallightfromlargewindowsithasanotherqualitythatAllisonlovesaspaciousunclutteredfeel.Todatethehouseislargelyunchangedfromhowitwaswhentheyboughtit.Theyvesimplyaddedsmalltouchestomakeittheirown.IlovemyartworksandIalwayshavefreshowersinthehouse.Evenwhenyoureinanewhouseandyouhaventquiteguredoutwherethingsshouldgoacoupleofbunchesofowersalwaysmakeitlooklikeahome.DespitendingthegoodlifeinthemidstofabusycityAllisonhasntquiterelinquishedcountryliving.EveryweekendfollowingSaturdaymorningsportthefamilyescapestoasecondhome50minutesnorthofAucklandandsurroundedby130lemontrees.Upnorthiswherethefamilykeepsitscomfyfurnitureitstoysandgearandanendlesssupplyofbedroomstohousethefriendsandfamilythatregularlycometostay.ItsalsowhereAllisonindulgesherloveofantiques.Movingfromahigh-studdedhousetoamoremodernhomemeantshehadtocurbhercollectorseyebutshehasshiftedherfavouritesintothePointWellshouseincludingaFrenchLouisXIVchestwithamarbletopandanantiquehallstand.Christmasholidaysandspecialoccasionsarealsospentupnorthandyougettheimpressionthatthisistherealfamilyhomeagreatplacetorechargemindbodyandsoulforthechallengesthatlieahead.Evenwhenyoureinanewhouseandyouhaventquiteguredoutwherethingsshouldgoacoupleofbunchesofowersalwaysmakeitlooklikeahome.ReseneAshantiReseneKitschReseneNorwester88 JustwhatmakestheidealpaintingdayItsimportanttogetitrightorchancesareyoullbelessthansatisedwiththeresults.Idealisatoughconceptthoughlikemostthingsyourebesttoaimformoderation.Taketemperatureforexample.Wetypicallyhavetwotypesofpaintstoworryaboutsolventborneenamelsandawiderangeoflatex-basedwaterbornepaints.HowdoescoldaffectthemAllpaintsgetthickormoreviscousinthecoldandaremuchhardertouseespeciallysolventborneenamels.Oneansweristoaddthinnersbutthishastheside-effectofreducinglmbuildandthereforeappearance.Abettersolutionistostandthepaintinwarmwaterwhichmakesitmucheasiertoapplyandhelpsgetthatsmoothbrushmark-freenishthatyouwant.Coldtemperaturescanreallyslowdownthedryingtimeofsolventborneenamelsbutcanalsobetotallycatas-trophictothedryingofwaterbornelatexpaints.Theplasticparticlesthatmakeupthelatexbinderwillhardeninthecoldtotheextentthattheycantfusetogethertoformalm.Thiscanresultincracksformingandevensometimesthewholepaintlmdryingtoapowder.Crankthetemperatureuptoohighhoweverandanewsetofproblemssurfaces.Therearenotanyrealissueswiththesolventbornesystemsbutwaterbornesystemscanjustdrytoofast.Whenwaterbornepaintdriestoorapidlyitdoesnthavetimetoowoutintoasmoothconsolidatedlm.Alsothepaintdriessoquicklyinthebrushitselfthatitbecomesalmostimpossibletoclean.Whatsmoretemperaturealwayshastobelookedatitincombinationwithatmosphericmoisture.Werenottalkingrainhereitsprettyobviousthatyoucantpaintoutsideintherain.Weretalkinghumidity.Humidityistheamountofmoistureintheair.Iftheairisfullofmoisturei.e.humidityishighitisslowtoacceptmorewaterintoitandwaterbornepaintswillbeveryslowtodry.Thiswillleadtoeasyapplicationbeautifulowbutthereisalsoariskofwater-sensitivematerialsaccumulatingonthesurface.Lowhumiditymeanstheairisthirstyformoistureandwillgrabitfastfromanywheresuchasapaintlm.Lowhumidityhightemperaturesandadditionallyaporoussurfacewillleadtoultra-rapidlossofwaterandultra-fastdrying.Sofastinfactthattheparticlesinthelmwonthavetimetoarrangethemselvesproperly.Tohelpovercomethishotweatheradditiveswhichcanslowthingsdownabitcanbeaddedtothepaint.Andifthesurfaceisporousitcanbepre-wettedwithwaterbeforetheapplicationofwaterbornepaints.theperfectdayforpaintingThebrushesareboughttherollerliesinwaitinitstrayandthepainttinsarejusttemptingyoutoliftthelidsandunleashthecolourinsidebutrsttakealookattheweather.beginnersguidetowordsRachelMacdonaldReseneResolutionBlueReseneTangerineReseneCherryPieReseneAloAloReseneTurbo90 picturescourtesyofTRANZandLucentMediaSowhatisideal15-20Chumidity70-80andaverygentlebreeze.IntheabsenceoftheidealthefollowingisausefulchecklistIsthewashingonthelinedryingIfitsnotneitherwillyourpaint.Ifwaterspiltonaconcretepathdoesntdryoutleaveyourpaintinguntilitdoes.Ifathincoatofwaterappliedtothesubstratehasnotevaporatedin15minutesleaveyourpaintinguntilitdoes.Alightbreezeisidealfordryingyourpaint.Ifitstoowindyyourpaintwilldrytoofastsomoveoperationstoamoreshelteredsideofthebuilding.Dontpaintindirectsunlightorinextremelyhotweather.Ifyourepushedpainttheshadysideofthebuildingorwaituntilthetemperaturedrops.Cloudyorovercastconditionsareidealforpaintingprovideditsnotrainingandrainisnotexpected.Readthelabelonyourpainttin.Ifyoufollowitsrecommendationsyoullreapthefullbenetoftheprotectivecapabilitiesandnishesofyourpaint.91 builderchoosingandusingawordsSueReidypictureScottRothsteinDreamstime.comWhenyoureplanningasmallhomerenovationndingareputablereliablebuilderwhodoesqualityworkisavailableandwhodoesntchargetheearthcanseemadauntingtask.Ifyoureanythinglikemeyoureprobablyterriedofgettingitwrong.Thespectreofleakybuildingscrookedwallspoorlyhungwindowsoraprojectgoingwayoverbudgetisenoughtomakemostofusquakeinourboots.Ifyoureembarkingonalargerprojectanarchitectoraprojectmanagerwillmanagetheprocessforyoubutifyourerunningasmall-scaleprojectyourselfhereareafewtipstomaketheundertakingeasier.DoyourhomeworkrstLookforsomeonewhobuildsorrenovateshouseswithinyourpricerange.Abuildersreputationisvitaltalktoanyfriendsandassociateswhohaverecentlyhadbuildingworkdoneandarehappywiththeresults.Begintocompilealistofreferrals.Bearinmindtoothatabuilderwillusually93 usetheirownsetofpreferredtradespeopleplumbersdrainlayerstilerssparkiesetc.CredentialsisthebuilderaRegisteredCertiedBuilderoraregisteredmemberoftheMasterBuildersFederationTondoutmoreaboutregisteredbuildersandconstructioncompaniesinyourareavisiteitherwww.certied.co.nzorwww.masterbuilder.org.nzorwww.masterbuilders.com.auinAustralia.ProvenexperiencehowmanyyearshasyourbuilderbeeninbusinessAsktoseereferencesanddomorethanjustcheckingthembyphone.Ifpossibleasktovisitoneortwopreviousprojectsandlookatthequalityofthework.TrytodothiswithoutthebuilderpresentsoyoucanaskthehomeownersomefrankquestionsDidtheirprojectrunsmoothlyIfnotwhynotWerethereanyhold-upsintheirjobWasthereabudgetblow-outIfsowhyObtainawrittenquoteensurethatitsitemisedsothatyouknoweverythinghasbeenincluded.Youdontwanttobelandedwithanyhiddenextrasattheendofthejob.GetanestimateofalikelytimeframeforyourprojecthowavailableisyourbuilderHowmanyotherjobsdotheyalreadyhavebookedinWhatsizeistheconstructionteamHowmuchtimewilltheheadbuilderpersonallyspendonsiteIfproblemsoccuryouneedsomeonewhowillbereadilyaccessible.AlarmbellsshouldringifthebuilderIsntsomeoneyouinstinctivelylikeandtrustandwillenjoyworkingwith.Rememberyoumaybedealingwiththemformanyweeksormonths.Doesntlistentoyourquestionsorconcernsorgiveyoustraightanswerstoreasonableenquiries.Doesntreturncallsorgenerallyfollowup.Doesntdowhattheysaytheyaregoingtodo.Isnthelpfulwithsolvingproblems.Isculpableoftheobviousunacceptabledelaysridiculousexcusesfobbingyouoffwithcheaperproductsthatdontmeetyourspecs.onceyouveselectedabuilderUnlessyouredealingwithareallylow-budgetrenovationdogiveseriousconsiderationtogettinganarchitectoraprojectmanagertomanagetheundertaking.Ifyouredoingityourselfthoughrememberyoullneedasignedcontractbeforeworkbegins.Themainissueistomakesureyourlegalliabilitiesareidentiedandthatyourbuilderwilltakeresponsibilityforaddressingthem.Thismeansensuringthatthenecessarybuildingorresourceconsentsandabuildingcodecompliancecerticateareobtained.Failuretocomplywithconstructionstandardsandtickofftherightpaperworkishighlylikelytoaffectthesaleofyourhousefurtherdownthetrack.Finallydontforgetthatyoucanconsiderholdingbackapercentageofthepaymentuntilthelastconstructiondetailshavebeendealtwithtoyoursatisfactionsuchretentionscanbementionedinyourcontract.Onceyourbuilderhasleftthesiteitcanbereallydifculttopersuadethembacktoxanyproblems.ReseneTakakaReseneCorditeInNewZealandtherearevarioustypesofbuildingcontractsavailabledependingonthenatureoftheprojectArchitectsusetheNZIANewZealandInstituteofArchitectsprovidesarangeofcontractstosuitthescaleofindividualprojects.ProjectmanagersandengineersuseNZ3910contractsproducedbytheNewZealandStandardsAssociation.OtherboththeCBANZCertiedBuildersAssociationofNewZealandandtheMasterBuildersFederationprovidearangeofstandardcontractsfortheirmembersthatvaryaccordingtothetypeofproject.94 ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNewZealandresidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Competitioncloses5pmFriday24November2006.HirepoolWehave20x50Hirepoolhirevoucherstogiveawaysonowsyourbestchancetonishallthoseoddjobs.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nz.JustwriteHirepoolonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetailsandbeintowinTheBeanTheBeanisafour-in-oneworkoutmachinethattakesthepainoutofexerciseandwithregularusegiveskillerabsinaslittleastwoweeks.Itsaversatileergonomicallycorrectworkoutbenchthatissafeandeffectiveforallages.TobeintowinoneofveBeansvaluedat99.90eachwriteTheBeanwithyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.Blackmores10DayDetoxUseBlackmores10DayDetoxProgrammetogiveyoursystemaquicktune-upIntodayshecticlifestyleitsofteneasytooverlookthefactthatmanyofourbodiescoulddowithagoodoldfashionedtuneup.Wehave6Blackmores10DayDetoxProgrammeKitswithanRRPof84.95eachtogiveaway.JustwriteBlackmoresDetoxandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelopeandbeintowinReseneWinoneof14Resene100paintvouchersandthelatestTheRange2007fandeckandsplashthelatestcoloursaroundyourplace.TobeintowinsimplywriteReseneandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.PureBlondeLagerAfteralongdaybuildingthewifesgazeborelaxwithawell-earnedPureBlondeLagerasarewardforyourexceptionalDIYskillsinfacthaveacouplebecausewithlesscarbsthannormalbeerthereislessimpactonyourwaist-lineTobeintowinoneof12casessimplywritePureBlondeLagerandyourdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.Wehave60fantasticprizestogiveawayallyouhavetodoiswritecontactdetailswiththenameoftheitemyoudliketowinonthebackofanenvelope.Remembertoincludeyournameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumber.EntriesshouldbepostedtoWinwithHabitatcompetitionJonesPublishingPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142MagicBulletRevolutioniseyourkitchenwiththeMagicBulletamusthaveforkiwikitchensYoucanchoponionsmincegarlicorgratecheeseallin10secondsorless.TobeintowinoneofthreeMagicBulletsvaluedat199.95eachsimplywriteMagicBulletandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.competition96 fourlooksonebedroomThebedroomisaverypersonalspace.Itsaplaceofrestrelaxationandromanceandaroomthatprobablyrevealsmoreaboutwhoweareasindividualsthananyotherroominthehouse.Thatswhywhenitcomestodecoratingorredesigningyourbedroomitmakessensetocreateanenvironmentthatreectsyourpersonalityandprovidesanappealingandinvitingretreat.Afocalpointofanybedroomisthebeditself.Andbycombiningbedlinenthrowspillowsandahandfulofaccessoriesitseasytocreateamoodandtonethatsuitsyourindividualstyle.Tohelpinspireyouwevecreatedfourdistinctbedroomlooks.Eachusesthesamebasicelementsanativerimuqueen-sizeplatformexi-slatbaseandmatchingsingle-drawerbedsidetablesfromtheDesignMobelPlayerrange.beginnersguidetowordsDeirdreColemanpicturesKallanMacLeodpicturecourtesyofTRANZ101 dramaticBlackandwhitecreatesadramaticcontrastinthebedroomanditsacolourcombinationthatprovidestheperfectbaseforyourownpersonaltouches.Keptsimpleamonochromaticschemehasamodernsophisticatedlookbutitcanalsobesoftenedwithwarmneutralshadesorbrightenedwithboldtonessuchasredlimeorangeorfuchsia.Inthisbedroomthewhiteduvetcoverwithabasket-weavepatternandmatchingEuropillowsisaccentedwithablacksheetandstandardpillows.Ontopofthesearea45cmx45cmsquarecushionanda30cmx50cmbreakfastcushion.Thislayeringofdifferent-sizedpillowsinalternatingblackandwhiteaddsdepthandinteresttothebedsetting.Ablackfaux-minkthrowanchorstheendofthebedandbalancesouttheblacktopsheet.Tomatchthestrongstatementmadebytheblackandwhitelinenthebedfeaturessolidblocklegsandanextendedheadboard.Accessoriesonthebedsidetablescontinuetheblack-and-whitethemeandincludeapictureframeandastackofblackandwhitetowels.Avaseofpinksummerliliesandanornamentalfuchsiaelephantlivenuptheroomwithaboldsplashofcolour.BedPlayerwithblocklegandmatchingbedsidetablesDesignMobel0800337446www.designmobel.co.nzDuvetcoverDolcesetfromtheDomaniRangeIconHomeLtd095743200ElephantblackpictureframeandsequinedheartandstarRedcurrentAucklandHamiltonHawkesBayWellingtonChristchurchwww.redcurrentathome.co.nzCushionsDomaniDolceIconHomeLtdPolycottonsheetandpillowcasesDesignPlusIconHomeLtdThree-photopictureframeEzibuy0508500500www.ezibuy.co.nzFlowersVidaFlores095235454FauxminkblanketHIIconHomeLtdTurkishcottonribbedtowelsMKPureIconHomeLtdCurtainCollingwoodinNerofromtheBellerangeIconHomeLtdReseneCaffeineReseneQuarterSpanishWhiteReseneTeaResenePopstarReseneDixieChickReseneSoul102 BedPlayerwithplinthlegandmatchingbedsidetablesDesignMobel0800337446www.designmobel.co.nzSerenadepaisleyduvetsetandpillowcasesWallaceCotton0800222122www.wallacecotton.co.nzBookRedcurrentAucklandHamiltonHawkesBayWellingtonChristchurchwww.redcurrentathome.co.nzWalnutcambricsheetsetandpillowcasesWallaceCottonVelvetsilkquiltinMossWallaceCottonSlippersWallaceCottonBottledbathsaltsMorCosmeticswww.morcosmetics.comFlowersVidaFlores095235454ResenePalmSugarResenePearlLustaReseneSanctuaryReseneJoannaReseneTwisterReseneMilkChocolatemodernromanticManywomendreamofcreatingaromanticfemininedcorinthebedroombutitsnotalwaysalookthatappealstotheguys.Howeverromanticdoesnthavetomeanfrillyouncybedlinenandheart-shapedpillowsinpinkandwhitesatin.Itspossibletoachieveasubtleromanticfeelwithamoreunderstatedpaletteandsimpleaccessorieswhichwontscareawaytheboys.Thissettingusesearthytonesofmossandmilkchocolateteamedwithapure-cottonpercaleduvetsetinafreshpaisleydesignwithmatchingpillowcases.Asubtlefemininedetailisintroducedthroughtheembroideredcuffonthewalnutsheetset.Thereversiblemoss-colouredquilthassoftpuresilkononesideandtexturedcottonvelvetontheother.Itispairedwithmatchingrectangularcushions.Textureandvisualinterestisintroducedinthespiralpatternsembroideredonthepillowsandquilt.Althoughlayeredforasoftluxuriousfeelthepillowsattheheadofthebedaregroupedinanorderedfashion.Theyareintentionallykepttosmallerproportionssoasnottooverpowerthestandardpanelheadboard.Femininetouchesonthebedsidetablesincludeasmallwhiteornamentalbirdcagewithacurvedtopwhichcomplementsthepatternontheduvet.Avaseofcreamstockandabottleofbathsaltsaddtextureandinteresttotheotherbedsidetable.Theresultisarichinvitingbedroomwithanupmarketromanticfeelthatappealstobothgenders.103 BedPlayerwithcontinuouslegandmatchingbedsidetablesDesignMobel0800337446www.designmobel.co.nzPure-cottonSevillesheetandpillowcasesetwithembroideryandpintuckdetailEzibuy0508500500www.ezibuy.co.nzBelleBrooklynCharcoalReadytohangcurtainIconHomeLtd095743200SavoyquiltedbedcoverinchampagneEzibuyCandlesticksValenciaglasscandleholdersEzibuyWoodenscentedowersRedcurrentwww.redcurrentathome.co.nzFlowersVidaFlores095235454ReseneHaystackReseneAlbescentWhiteReseneMaxwellSmartReseneHighCountryReseneMeltingMomentReseneAfcionadominimalistmasculineWhenitcomestothebedroommostmenwouldhappilydispensewithfrillsouncesandufnessinfavourofamoreunderstatedfuss-freestyle.Mountainsofpillowsonafour-posterbedswathedinfabricareenoughtogivemostguysnightmares.ThisZen-inspiredbedroomdesignhasacertainsimplicitythatappealstothemalepsyche.Withitscleanunclutteredlinesitisatonceuncomplicatedandminimalistbutwithacalmingrestfulatmosphere.Twopillowslieatattheheadofthebedaccentuatingitsdimensions.Thechampagnequiltinalightsilk-lookpolyesterisstitchedwithastronggriddesign.Fittingsnuglyonthebeditcoversthemattressbutdoesntobscurethewarmtonesoftherimubedbase.Thebedscontinuousmetallegprovidesamoderntouchwithaverymasculineedge.Alinearelementisintroducedintheformofastripedchenillecurtainbehindthebed.Thewhitepurecottonsheetsandmatchingpillowcasesfeatureapintuckdetailandfourstitchedlinesinshadesofchampagnecaramelbronzeandchocolatetosubtlycomplementthequilt.Whileincorporatingthesamesimplestylingasthebedlinenaccessoriesonthebedsidetablesfeaturecurvedformstooffsetthestronglinearelementsintherestoftheroom.Anunadornedroundglassvaseholdsafruit-saladleafandapairofclearglasscandleholderssitontheothertable.Theonlyoralaccentsintheroomaretwoscentedcarvedwoodenowerswithadenitemasculinefeel.104 WhiteDecoduvetandsilverDecosheetsetThreadDesign093021710BlueCathedralcandleholdersetEzibuy0508500500www.ezibuy.co.nzQuiltedEuropillowcaseswhiteOxfordpillowcasesThreadDesignWhiteandsilverpeacockcushionThreadDesignRomawoodencandleholdersandscentedcandlesEzibuyFlowersVidaFlores095235454ReseneUrbaneReseneTontoReseneAshantiReseneNightMovesReseneHalfSeaFogReseneIndianInkcleanandcontemporaryCrispwhitesheetsgiveabedtheluxuriousfeelofave-starhotel.Theyreinvitingandexpensive-lookingandanidealbasicelementtowhichyoucanaddyourownpersonaltouches.Whitebedlinencanalsobeaccessorisedtosuittheseason.Insummerorspringaddfreshshadesofcitruslimeandaquaduringautumnandwinterwarmupthewhitewithbronzeplumorchocolateaccents.Thisbedsettingtakesthecleancontemporarylookofwhitebedlinenandgivesitanelegantandcontemporarytwistthankstoasubtlesilvertheme.ThesheetandmatchingpillowcasesfeatureadelicateArtDco-inspiredmotifinsilverstitchingonthecuff.Thesamesquareself-colouredpatternisrepeatedinthematchingduvet.Quiltedsquare-shapedEuropillowsproppedupagainsttheextendedheadboardandteamedwithwhiteOxfordpillowscreateanopulentlayeredlook.Themosteye-catchingitemonthebedisarectangularwhitecushionwithasilverpeacockonthefront.Thisdecorativepieceaddsinteresttotheall-whitecolourschemeandintroducesashinytexturethatoffsetsthemattenishofthewhitebedlinen.Thecylindricalsteelbedlegscontinuethesilvertheme.Blue-tonedaccessorieswereselectedforthebedsidetablestocomplementthewhite-and-silvertheme.Theseincludeasetofthreecylindricalcandleholdersasapphire-blueglassvaseholdinganarrangementofproteasawhitepictureframeandtwowoodencandlestickswithadistressed-whiteResenePaintEffectsnish.BedPlayerwithcylinderlegextendedheadboardandmatchingbedsidetablesDesignMobel0800337446www.designmobel.co.nz105 stepupMostofusneedtousealadderatsometimeoranotherwhethertowashawindowtrimanoverhangingtreeorsimplytocleanthegutters.Howevertakingonevenasimplechoreonaladdercanresultinseriousinjuryunlessyouadoptafewcommonsensesafetyprocedures.responsiblerenovatingwordsSueReidy106 Wehavetraditionallybeenanationofdo-it-yourselfers.Wetendnottouseatradespersonifwethinkwecantackleajobonourown.HoweverifyourenotgoodwithheightsandyourenotcondentaboutclimbingupaladderletalonesettingupandthenventuringupanextensionladderthenDONT.Ifyoucantaffordtopaysomeonetoclimbuptheladderanddothejobforyouthenthinklaterallyaboutexchangingyourownservicesorskillstogetthejobdone.Anofferofaneveningsbabysittingoracasseroleasaswapwithafriendorneighbourforclearingtheleavesfromasecond-storeygutteringWhynotSorememberDontbeafraidtoaskforhelpifyouneedit.Getsomeonetoholdtheladderinpositionwhileyouclimb.Ifyoureusinganewladderreadthemanufacturersinstructionsrst.InspecttheladderCheckforanyloosescrews.Checkthattheladderrungsaredrybeforesteppingonthem.Ensureyourmetalladderhasslip-resistantfeet.Usetherightladderforthejob.Plentyofaccidentsarecausedbysomeoneusingaladderthatstooshort.Placetheladderonrmlevelgroundandensurethatthesafetylocksareengagedsotheladderdoesntslideoutofposition.Keeptheareaaroundthebottomoftheladderfreeofclutter.Ensurethattheladderiswellclearofpowerlinesandelectricalequipment.Wearslip-resistantshoes.Thereshouldonlybeonepersononaladderatatime.Facetheladderwhenclimbingupordown.Keepyourweightevenlydistributed.Climbinthecentreoftheladderholdthesiderailswithbothhandsandkeepyourbeltbucklewithinthesidesoftheladder.Neverleavearaisedladderunattended.ExtensionladdersExtendanextensionladderatleastametrebeyondthetopsurfacetheladderisrestingon.Dontplacetheladderattooextremeananglethreeuponeoutissafe.DONTDontuseadamagedladder.Itsnotworththerisk.Dontover-extendyourreach.Dontclimbontothetopstepofaladder.Dontuseastepladderasanextensionladder.Dontusealadderinhighwindsorinanelectricalstorm.Dontusealadderasaseatbetweenyourchoresitsnotdesignedtocarryyourweightforlongperiods.IfyoufalloffaladderDontpanic.Evaluatethesituationascalmlyasyoucananddecideifyourehurt.Ifyoudontthinkthatyouvebrokenanybonesgetupslowly.Evenifyouaremobileifyouhavehityourheadgoandgetyourselfcheckedoutassoonaspossible.Ifyoubelieveaninjuryhasoccurredthatstopsyoufromstandingorwalkingshoutforhelp.Ifyouhaveacellphonehandycall111inNewZealandor000inAustraliaorcontactafriendorneighbourforassistance.Infactalwayskeepyourcellphonehandyifyouareusingaladderwhenthereisnooneelsearound.Tondoutmoreaboutusingyourladdersafelyvisitwww.consumeraffairs.govt.nzproductsafetyconsumerinfoladdersafety.htmloremailladdersnacl.co.nz.picturesLucentMediaReseneBleachWhiteReseneHotAugust107 abodearomaDiffusersareacleansmoke-freealternativetocandlesorincense.DistributedbyLinensMoreAbodeAromadiffuserscontain90fragranceoilandcomeinarangeofscentstosuitalltastes0800546367www.linensandmore.co.nzofftheshelfpureandsimpleLaunchedattherecentMilanFurnitureFairtheAxorMassaudbathroomsuitecombinesorganicandgeometricformsinablendofnaturalaestheticandmoderndesignwhereeachxturebecomesaceremonialsculpturewww.hydrotech.co.nzReseneGargoyleofftheshelfcolourliciousFortowelsinthemostlusciousrangeofgelatosummercoloursgonofurtherthanCountryRoad.Youllndsuper-luxuriouslargebeachtowelsinseabluebrightgreencoralandaccentsofredwww.countryroad.com.auResenePopstar108 truecoloursSeethetruecoloureverytimeyoulookataResenecolourchart.Resenegreyisolatorsnowcomewithtwohandyviewholesidealforviewingcolourchipsofvarioussizes.FreefromReseneColorShopstikitimeFromleadingPacictextiledesignerAtaahuacomelampandpendantshadeswithadistinctlyNZavourAvailablefromtopdesignstoresloungearoundHowsthisforasun-loungerthatsbarelythereSeeyourselfcradledweightlessinitsorganicleafformwww.domo.co.nzReseneAniseReseneWotEvaReseneLimeWhiteReseneAfcionado littledazzlerBypopulardemandResenehascreatedtheArtActionrangeof80mlReseneMetallicsoffering80mlofdazzleandshineinarangeof12huesfromthecurrentReseneMetallicsSpecialEffectsChartAvailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwidebathroomfashionBrandnewfromthePlatinumSeriescomestheMarbellowashstandthreegranitetopcolourscontemporarybarhandlemodernopenshelfwoodgrainoptionsandglassdrawerdetail.Styleywww.clearlite.co.nzofftheshelfReseneIkoIkoCorrectlyanswerthesethreequestionsandyoullbeinthedrawtowinafabulousSmegHorizonDishwasher.1.WhenopenhowfardoestheHorizondishwashersdoorextend2.WhatpercentageofthewaterintheHorizondishwasherisactiveduringthewashcycle3.WhattwooptionsdoyouhaveininstallingtheHorizondishwasherSimplywriteyouranswersalongwithyournameaddressanddaytimephonenumberonthebackofanenvelopeandsendittoHorizonDishwasherCompetitioncoJonesPublishingPOBox91344AucklandMailCentreAuckland1142Entriesmustbereceivedby28February2007.Thewinnerwillbenotiedbyphone.ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNZresidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.winaSmegdishwasher playonRevampthevinylinperfectstylewiththisretroturntablefromTheLimit093582726salesthelimit.co.nzoutdooressenceNewtoNewZealandThomasRoseDesignissynonymouswithinnovativeoutdoorartanddesignbothcreatedin-houseandsourcedinternationally.Theseareartworksandinstallationswiththatexclusivedifferencewww.thomasrose.co.nzReseneBlueSmokesummerseashellsThenetextureofthesefragile-lookingvasesfromMaytimeMarketingmakesthemperfectfordisplayagainstawhitewallorsomewherewherethelightcanshinethroughthem095264274LeathersworksNZLtd6PatrickStAuckland1006Ph096360633Fax096360933bespokecerissi.ccwww.cerissi.co.nzCerissiusethenestleathersandbe-spoketechniquestoapplyleathertoavarietyofsurfacesincludingtablesdesksconsolesfurnitureandinteriors.bespokecerissi.ccorPh6496360633cottonpickindaysItswalnutseasonatWallaceCottonwithnewwalnutsheetsetsandEuropeanpillowcasesjoiningtheextensiverangeofcottonsilkandlinenduvetcoversquiltssheetsandaccessoriesCall0800222122foracataloguewww.wallacecotton.co.nz wordsMelanieCooperpicturesKallanMacLeodchezmoifurnishingfamilyhistoryMartinBellDirectorGoodfurniturelivesinafamilyshomeforyearsandeachpieceendsupwithitsownspecialhistorythatstiedinwithallthememoriesheexplains.LocalfurniturebusinessRoseHeatherhasbeendevelopingitsownstoryfor30yearssinceMartinsin-lawsTimHeatherandLucilleRoserealisedtheirWarkworthtearoomsweredoingarapidtradeinTimshandcraftedwoodencoffeetables.Theyswitchedcakeforkauriandasuccessfulfurniturebusinesswasborn.MartinandhiswifeMaryJanedaughterofTimandLucillenowmanagetheday-to-dayrunningofthecompany.Thesedaystheyemploymorethan40staffspreadacrossretailoutletsinMelbourneSydneyandAucklandandinthemanufacturingworkshopwhichhasrecentlygrownby30tokeepupwiththegrowth.Ensuringsupplykeepspacewithdemandisntalwayseasyinthefaceofthecompanyssteadyexpansionexactingstandardsandthefactallthefurnitureiscraftedinitsownworkshopbytheirskilledstaff.HoweverMartinbelievesinkeepingthemanufacturingin-house.Itallmakesadifferencetoourcustomers.Theyrenotgoingintoanoutlettobuyapieceoffurnituretheyrebuyingfromusandtheyknowthatwemadeit.WehaveRoseHeatherdirectorMartinBellreckonsthebestfurnitureisthekindthathasastoryattachedtoit.GetthestainedtimberlookoutsidewithReseneKwilaTimberStainorReseneWoodsman.112 peoplewhoboughttheirrstpieceoffurniturefromus25yearsagoandwhoarestillcomingtous.AndnowwereevengettingthesecondgenerationbuyingfromusbecauseMumandDaddid.RoseHeatherfurnitureiscraftedfromancientkauriwhichisvaluedforitsconsistenthigh-qualitydensityandgrainanditsintensecolour.MinedfromNorthlandswampsitresultsinnishedpiecesfeaturingrichcognacshadesratherthanthemoregoldentonesfoundintraditionalkauri.Someofthekauriwerelookingatcanbeupto43000yearsold.WedontknowhowmuchancientkaurithereisdowntherebutweknowitcantbeanendlesssupplysoourcustomersaregettingsomethingreallyspecialsaysMartin.WhilesomeofitsoriginalpieceswerebasedonearlyColonialdesignsithassinceshiftedtoamoreclassicstyletosuitawiderrangeofhomesandtastes.Welearnedthatthesimplertheproducttheharderitistodateandthehallmarksofourworkarefoundineverypiece.WeareinuencedbySwedishdesignparticularlyfromthe1780sandbytheworkofAmericanarchitectFrankLloydWrightbuttheoveralleffectiscleanandsimple.ThecompanysfoursignaturerangesTrenailEdenTumblehomeandNewportalsoowesomeoftheirdesignfeaturestothefoundingfamilysloveofallthingsnautical.Timanex-navalofcertookinspirationfrom16thcenturyboatdesignandMartinakeenyachtsmansaysthecurvesonsomeofthepiecesmimictheshapeofaboatshull.TheTrenailrangewasactuallynamedafterandbuiltusingatraditionalboatconstructiontechniquewhereawedgeisdrivenintoanexposeddoweltosecurethetimberinsteadofusingnails.AndconsultantsfromtheAucklandstorearecurrentlymanagingtheinteriordesignfora24-berthboatselectingeverythingfromthefurnituretothecutleryandthecarpet.Foraboat-loverthatsadreamjobbutMartinsaysthatspecialprojectsasidehelovesthefurniturebusiness.Ithinkitssocoolthatpeopletrustuswithsomethingthattheyreprobablygoingtohaveintheirhomeforever.InMartinandMaryJanesownfamilyhomeinPonsonbyitsnotallRoseHeatherfurniturebutitalltellsastory.TakingprideofplaceisthediningtablewhichcameoutofanoldnavalvesselonwhichTimHeatheronceservedasanofcer.TheirhomeandthoseoftheirrelativesalsohousesalotofRoseHeatherprototypepieces.Prototypesarefraughtwithfaultsbecauseofalltheperfectingthatgoesonandthedetailedhand-nishingbuttheyresolabourintensiveandbecausetheyretheoriginalpiecetheygenerateahistoryfromthetimetheyrecreated.TheyrejustoneofthosecharmingthingssaysMartin.Andthefamilyhomeservesasagreattestinggroundforfurnituretoo.EveryiteminourhomehastostanduptotherigoursofeverythingourtwoboyscanthrowatitTheabilitytostanduptolifeshardknockswasalsoafactorwhenitcametodecidingonthehomescolourschemeandooring.Thehousewhichisadoublesquare-bayvillawithareturnverandahisnishedindarkgreyontheweatherboardswithwhitedetailing.Insidesilversandgreysfeaturestrongly.ReseneBlackWhiteisusedforthetrimandceilingsthroughoutthehousewhilethecharcoalReseneJimmyDeanwithasilverpaintnishlendsapointofdifferencetotheceilingdetailintheformalsittingroom.Thekitchenandlibraryfeaturethelightertonesoffull-andhalf-strengthReseneCraigieburn.Ithinkyourhomeisyoursanctuaryanditscoloursandinteriorthemesshouldreectthat.ItmakesmelaughwhenIhearpeopletalkingaboutovercapitalisingontheirhouseifitmakesyourfamilyfeelhappyandsecurethenIdontthinkyouneedtoworrysaysMartin.ReseneHalfCraigieburnReseneCraigieburnReseneJimmyDeanReseneBlackWhite113 ReseneYabbadabbadooReseneABSeaReseneGetReadyPVAglueResenetestpotsincoloursfromtheReseneKidzColourrangeweusedReseneSurfsUpReseneChaosReseneISpyReseneGrassStainReseneFrenzeeandReseneWetNWild1littlesqueegeebottleperpaintcolouroryoucanapplythepaintbybrushbutmakesureitgoesonVERYthicklyFunnelSpoonClearplasticbagPicturetobepaintedordesigntobepaintedWINDOWDECORATIONSDownloadmefromwww.resene.co.nz.Colourmeinorusemeasastencil.RESENEJEEPERSCREEPERSReseneISpyReseneNeva wordsHenriettaVaughanpicturesLucentMediaReseneSherbertYoullndmeontheReseneKidzColourchartordownloadmefromwww.resene.co.nz.RESENEGETREADYDownloadmefromwww.resene.co.nz.Colourmeinorusemeasastencil.RESENEYABBADABBADOOReseneBananaSplit1.Mixtheglueanddesiredcolourtogetherinthebottleoronaplate.Youneedtomix1partpaintto2partsPVAglue.2.Placepictureinsidetheplasticbagandlieat.3.Chooseacolourandpaintthedesiredarea.4.Itisbesttoleavethistodrybeforeusinganothercolour.Youcancontinueonstraightawaybutthecoloursmayblendtogether.5.Choosethenextcolourandapplytothepicture.Makesureyouoverlapthecolourssothatwhenyoupullyourgluepaintingoffthebagitwillallcomeawayasonepieceofart.6.Oncecompleteyoucanadddetailsuchasanoutlineinblack.7.Whencompletelydrycarefullypeelthedesignofftheplasticbag.8.Thesecanbestuckontowindowsandmirrorsforfunfunkyandeffectiveoriginalart. 10offGet10offtherecommendedretailpriceofanycorktilesintheCortiarangewhenyoupresentyourReseneColorShopCard.0800332675www.corkconcepts.comOfferexcludesinstallationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.theultimatedecoratingcardjustgotbetterReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersAswellasthediscountsonpurchasesatReseneColorShopsyoucannowpresentyourReseneColorShopCardelsewhereandenjoydiscountsonarangeofproductsandservicesfromfurnitureartworkandtilesthroughtovacations.SimplypresentyourReseneColorShopCardorquoteyourcardnumbertotakeadvantageofthesegreatoffers.Offersarevaliduntil31March2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Formoreinformationonallthesegreatoffersseewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nz.OffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31March2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.discountsGetadiscountoffGlengarrysextensiverangeofqualitywinebeerandspiritseverytimeyoushop.0800733505salesglengarry.co.nzwww.glengarry.co.nzDiscountsvarybyalcoholtypeandarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.15offGet15offtherecommendedretailpriceonanypurchaseincludescustomframing.0800101015artforartssakextra.co.nzOfferexcludessaleoralreadydiscounteditemsArtforArtsSakeloyaltycardsandgiftvouchers.EpicureanWorkshopEverythingbutthekitchensinkatwww.epicurean.co.nzReceive4SpanishTapasdishesvaluedat28onordersover100.QuoteyourReseneColorShopCardnumber.Dish25offSubscribetoDishNewZealandsSupremeMagazineoftheYear2006fourissuesforonly24.95.0800782347www.dish.co.nzOfferstartswithnextavailableissue.QuoteyourReseneColorShopCardnumber.116 500ViaggiovacationvoucherisyoursforFREEbyjustvisitingourwebsiteandansweringafewsimplequestions.www.viaggio.net.nzConditionsdoapplyfulldetailstobefoundonourwebsite.250off250offacustommadeQuarellaQuartzorPlatinumGraniteBenchtop.0800buytilesor0800289845www.tilewarehouse.co.nzOffermustbepresentedattimeofquotationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.Offeronlyvalidforpurchasesover3000.OffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31March2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.ReseneColorShopCardReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersPurchaseaDesignMobelPAUSEbedfromBedpostandreceivethemattressforhalfprice.FormoreinfoonPAUSEanddetailsofyournearestBedpoststockistvisitdm.co.nzorcall0800BEDPOST.OfferavailableonlyfromparticipatingBedpostretailersuntil31March2007.Offermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherretailpromotionalofferordiscount.ReseneColorShopCardmustbepresentedonpurchase.OfferappliestothePAUSEbedonly.TopGearNZ25offSubscribetoTopGearNZthelocalversionofthebiggest-sellingcarmagazineintheUK.Oneyear12issuesforonly74.95.0800782867www.topgearnz.co.nzOfferstartswithnextavailableissue.QuoteyourReseneColorShopCardnumber.TheLimitspecialsSmobyBabymobile230SmobySmallAdjustableSlide150www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.TheLimitspecialsCrosleySuperBomberAMFMRadio200CDandCassettePlayerwithAMFMRadioonrecordstoragestand450MetroStarCelebrationCakeServerplays3tunesand10secondrecordingforyourownmessage65www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.nointerestnorepaymentsCarpetCourtoffersnointerestandnorepaymentsforsixmonthsonpurchaseofcarpet.www.carpetcourt.co.nzCreditandcontractconditionsapplyexcludescloseoutsandsecondsavailableatparticipatingstorescheckavailabilitywithotherpromotions.freecleanFreedeckorpathcleanupto20sqmwitheveryhousewash.0800JTWASH0800589274www.jtpropertywash.co.nzAvailabletoReseneColorShopCardholdersonly.Notavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.117 painfreepaperworkYoucouldsayacouncilistoarenovationwhatadentististoagreatsmileanecessaryevil.Howeverbybeingorganisedandknowingexactlywhatyourrightsandobligationsareitneedntfeellikepullingteeth.ManukauCityCouncilsbookletDoingitRightstartsusoffwiththisadvicehardtruthwordsJune-AnnRussellDoitrightandtheprojectwillgosmoothly.Takingshortcutsandignoringtheruleswillcostyoumoreinthelongrun.Itmaymeanrisksdelayscomplaintsanddisputes.Thesecanleadtolossofinsurancecoverfuturelossofvaluelawsuitsenforcementandabatementordersnesandevenprosecution.Doitrightandinthelongrunyoullspendlessandsavemore.Dependingonhowextensiveandcomplexyourrenovationisyoumayprefertoletyourdesignprofessionaldealwiththecouncil.IfyoudecidetoprojectmanageityourselfthoughyoullsavemoneyandlearnquitealotintheprocesssaysarchitecturaldesignerMervSandfordofSandfordDesign.Thekeyistodoasmuchhomeworkaspossibleandfollowarealistictimelinebearinginmindthatbuildingconsentapplicationscantakebetween10and20workingdaystoapproveandresourceconsentscantakelongerhesays.Firstlyvisityourcouncilandtalktoaplanneraboutwhatyouwanttodo.Theycanadviseyouonissuessuchaszoningheightinrelationtoboundaryrulesanddrainage.Thispre-planningexercisewillpinpointwhatyoullneedtoprovidewhenlodgingyourconsentapplications.AndatthisinitialvisitrequestdocumentationsuchasyourpropertyscerticateoftitleandaLIMreportifyouhaventalreadygotthem.Mervaddsthatifcouncilhasntgottheoriginalplanswhichcansometimesbethecaseespeciallyifthehouseismorethan100yearsold-thisisthetimetoeithercarryoutthenecessarymeasurementsorconsultyourdesigner.AsaspecialistinhousealterationsandadditionshesayshisgoldenruleisalwaystoapplyforaprojectinformationmemorandumPIM.APIMwilluncoververyearlyonalltheinformationthecouncilholdsthatisrelevanttoyourbuildingprojectsuchasthelocationofundergroundservicesandwhetheryouneedtoapplyforaresourceconsent.Thesecanbefactoredinsoonerratherthanlaterwhendrawingupplans.Athoroughapproachwillminimiseconfusiondelayandcostandhelpensurethebuildingconsentapplicationisprocessedmorerapidly.Mervsaysnotsupplyingcertaininformationwillmeanreturningtothedrawingboardoverandoveragain.ForexampleifthehomehasunauthorisedworkshavetheybeenaddedtotheplansHavealltheengineeringaspectsoftheproposalbeenincludedageotechnicalreportaoodriskassessmentdrainagepipe118 picturescourtesyofTRANZandstormwaterreportsIfyouplantouseanewmaterialorproducthaveyouincludedaproducerstatementDealingwithcouncildoesntendonceyouvegotthebuildingconsent.TheBuildingConsentAuthoritywillinspecttheworkatspecicstagesidentiedinthebuildingconsentandagainatcompletion.PeterMoloneyteamleaderofbuildingcompliancewithManukauBuildingConsultantssayshisteamfrequentlycomesacrossissuesthatcandelaythebuildingprocessandultimatelythatall-importantcouncilblessingacodecompliancecerticate.Makingsureworkcomplieswithconsentdocumentationateachstageoftherenovationprocessiscriticalespeciallyifyouhaveastrictdeadline.Peterhighlightsinparticularfourhotspotsthathomerenovatorsshouldbepreparedforwhenabuildinginspectorcalls.PlumbinganddrainageworkAregisteredmemberofthePlumbersGasttersandDrainlayersBoardsmustcarrythisworkoutanditrequiresabuildingconsent.Thebuildinginspectorwillwanttoknowthecompanysnameandregistrationnumberandsightthetradespersonsmembershipcard.Priortoliningthewallshotandcoldsupplyandwastepipeswillbecheckedalongwithanyconnectionstodrainsexpectthesetobetestedatinspection.SmokedetectorsItsnowmandatorytoinstallsmokedetectorsnotonlythroughoutnewhomesbutwheretherearealterationsandadditions.Locationsshouldbeshownontheplansandanon-siteinspectionwillbecarriedouttoensuredetectorsaretherighttypeandhavebeeninstalledcorrectly.SafetyglazingTherearestringentrulesregardingglazingandsafetywithbathroomglazingregardedasparticularlyhigh-risk.SomeimportedglazingdoesnotnecessarilymeetNewZealandStandardsNZSinparticulartherequirementforallpanelstobepermanentlyandlegiblyetchedwithNZSmarkings.IfthisisthecasewithaproductyouplantoinstallcontacttheGlassAssociationofNZGANZwhichcanorganiseindividualtesting.Thiswillbeneededtosatisfytheinspectorthatyourglazingcomplies.FlooringFlooringinwetareasorplacespronetosplashesmustbeimpermeablethismeansthatanadditionaldamp-proofmembraneDPMmustbeappliedtotimberoors.AbuildinginspectorwillneedvericationthattheDPMunderanytilingmeetstheminimum15-yeardurabilityrequirementandcarriesave-yearworkmanshipwarranty.Onceyourrenovationiscompleteyoucanorganiseanalinspectionandapplyforacodecompliancecerticate.AgainifyouvetakenthetimetogetallyourducksinarowitshouldbeabreezeThenextproblemProbablyhowoftenyourmother-in-lawdecidestostaynowthatyouvegotthatspaciousnewensuiteDoitrightandinthelongrunyoullspendlessandsavemore.ReseneBluegrassReseneDesperadoReseneDarkKnightToorderacopyofManukauCityCouncilsbookletDoingitRightgotowww.manukau.govt.nzforms.htm.119 wordsSueReidygardenatouchofthetropics120 AfamilyvisittoQueenslandprovidedtheinspirationforJoandCraigHowesgardenandpoolontheirlifestyleblockanhoursdrivesouthofAuckland.picturesLucentMediaTheirbrieftothelandscapedesignerwasunequivocal.Wewantedalow-maintenancegardenapoolwithawaterfallaspaandbarbequearealotsofpalmtreesandaburesaysJoHowe.Thecouplehavetwochildrenunderfourandlovetospendtimewithfamilyandfriends.Theyneededagardenandpoolthatwouldprovideanentertainmentandrecreationareatosuittheirlifestyle.TheresultingdesignwasaresponsenotonlytoJoandCraigsbriefbutalsototheruralsetting.Thematerialsreectthisrustictimberandrocks.Thespaareaisscreenedonthreesidesbyrocksandplantsandthebarbequewasbuiltintoabigschistreplace.Thehousethegardenandthe10mx5mrectangularpooltakeuponeacreoftheHowes12-acreproperty.Thepoolandsurroundinglandscapingwerecompletedoverave-monthperiod.OnedozenHighlandcattlehavetherunoftheremaining11acresoftheproperty.Thesectionisveryexposedsotheplantsneededtobehardy.TheHoweswereconcernedaboutthewindsomoundsofearthwerecreatedonthewesternsidefromthesoilthatwasexcavatedforthepool.Oncethegardenmaturestheseraisedplantingbedswillprovideaneffectivewindbuffer.Theirhomeisalsobuiltonaknolloverlookingthesurroundingcountryside.Themoundsaroundthepoolreectthisencasingthedesignandcreatingavisualassociationwiththehouse.JoandCraigwantedaresort-stylelook.Accordinglythegardencontainsmassplantingsofhardysub-tropicalsandbiggroupedmixturesofdifferent-texturedleavesandcolourvariations.ThedesignerspeciedQueenpalmsSyagrusromananzofanaWashingtonpalmsWashingtoniarobustaPygmydatepalmPhoenixroebelliniiSagoalternativeideasforthisexterioronpages124-127121 palmCycasrevolutaPonytailpalmBeaucarnearecurvataandyukkas.Carpetsofclippedstarjasminehavebeenusedasagroundcovertosoftentheeffectofthespikyleaves.Theplantisnaturallyaclimberandrequirespruningtoretaintheateffectthedesignerwasafter.TherearefewnativesinthegardenalthoughitdoesfeatureGriselinialucidawithitsboldtropicalleavesandGriselinialittoralisusedasahedgetoconcealthepoolfenceandasasecondbarrierabouttheimmediatespasurroundings.Thegardenandpoolconnectwellwiththethree-year-oldhousewhichisconstructedfromHinuerastone.Theloungelooksoutoverthepoolandgardenwhileahalf-circleconcretedeckleadstoawindingpathrunningabout10metresdowntothepoolwhichcanbeaccessedfromtwosides.Thelawninthepoolareafeaturesoversizedsteppingstonestoprovideacrossingtothepaving.Thedesignerwaskeentominimisetheexpanseofhardareaandkeepthesurroundingssoftwithplentyofgreenery.Sitedatonecornerofthepoolthebureorgazeboconveystheimpressionthatitisoatingonthewater.InspiredbytheHowesvisitstoFijiitsthatchedroofprovidesshadeinthesummerandshelterinthewinter.MaterialsforthekitsetbureandthatchedroofpanelsweresourcedfromBrusticsbyalocalsupplier.Thepoolisfencedwithbrushwoodontwosidesofthegardenwithacoatedsteelfencefrontandback.Therearfenceisalreadyscreenedbytrees.Sitedatonecornerofthepoolthebureorgazeboconveystheimpressionthatitisoatingonthewater.afewtipsonpoolcare1.Regularservicingofyourswimmingpoolmotorandpumpwillensuregoodwatercirculationandhelppreventnastiesfromgrowinginthewater.2.Reviewltercartridgesorltergridsonafrequentbasisandmakesurelterbasketsarekeptclean.Itsalsoimportantthepoollterrunsfortherightamountoftimeeachdayforyourclimateandpoolsizeitshardtokeeppoolchemicalsbalancedinnutrient-richwater.3.Regularvacuumingwillalsohelpkeepunwantedmaterialoutofthepool.4.Swimmingpoolslikeconsistencyinthebattleagainstpoolalgae.KeepaconstanteyeonthepHofthewaterandthelevelofsanitisingproductrequired.5.Ittakesonlysecondsforachildtodrown.Eventhoughyourpoolfencewillberegularlyinspectedbyyourlocalcouncilmakesureitiswellmaintainedbetweeninspectionsandthatallgatescloseandlocksecurely.6.Makesureyourenotstackingrewoodorcompostoranythingelsethatcouldbeclimbedbyyoungfeetclosetoapoolfence.Keepoverhangingtreebrancheswelltrimmedbacktoo.7.Makesureevenolderchildrenarefullysupervisedwhenusingpooltoysorbuoyancyaids.Itiseasyforthemtobecomesocondenttheyexceedtheirswimmingcapabilitiesorplaytooroughlyinvitingaccident.8.Ensurepoolsurroundsstoneconcreteordeckingarekeptmould-freewithaproductlikeReseneMossMouldKillertostopthembecomingslipperywhenwet.Justmakesureanychemicalsyouusedontgetintothepoolwaterastheywillaffectitsbalance.122 PoolFrontierPoolsBuilderMikeFarrellRockworkRodFreemanPoolequipmentWaterooNZPoolheatingHotWaterHeatPumpsPoolsanitisationOzonzNZBromeliadYuccaForanon-skidnishonpoolsurroundsuseReseneNon-SkidDeckandPath.SeetheReseneDecksPathsDrivewaysandRecreationalAreascolourchart.ReseneWarriorReseneEscapeReseneGenevaReseneIndianInkReseneAlfrescoFrontierPoolsinstalledthepoolwhichincludestwostrikingfeaturesarockwallinonecornerandawaterfall.WecreatedthepoolinsuchawaythatitwouldsupporttherockssaysFrontierPoolsNeilRunciman.Thepoolhasadurablequartznish.Itwasplasteredrstthenacid-etchedtoprovidetextureandcolour.TheplasternishinDiamondBritesOnyxgivesitablacknaturallookwhichtiesinwiththeplantingsaysRunciman.Onyxisaverypopularcolourandblackisgreatforheatretention.CraigandabuilderfriendMikeFarrellbuilttheretainingwallandthebrushwoodfenceserectedthebureanddidalltheplanting.RodFreemanbuilttherockwallthewaterfallandthereplace.Craiggavethedesignersplantingplantotwodifferentspecialistnurserieswhosourcedanddeliveredtheplantsaccordingtothespecications.RockswerebroughtinfromtheBombayquarryandplacedaroundthegardenbyCraig.Timbersourcedbyademolitionfriendfromanoldrailwaybridgewassandblastedtoremovetheredpaintandusedtoformtheretainingwallacrossthebackofthepool.Thewallisraised300mmabovethewatercreatinganedgefortheplanting.Theoldrailwaytimberisalsofeaturedacrossthefrontofthereplace.DoingthelabourourselvesandusingourowncontactshelpedtokeepthecostdownalittlebitsaysCraig.Andwereverypleasedwiththeoutcomewevegotexactlywhatwewanted.onthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsforthisgardenReseneWarlord123 alternativesolutionUseafewsimplechoicestodrawthisspacetogether.ReseneDoubleConcrete124 TonyCollinsfromGreenGablesLandscapesuggeststhisalternativedesignAsimplepaletteofplantsandmaterialsgivesthisspaceunityandcohesion.Plainground-and-sealedconcreteisacost-effectiveoptionforahigh-qualitynisharoundthepool.Ablock-and-plasterwallwithaplanterenclosesthespacewithBalmainpanelsallowingavisuallinktosurroundingoutdoorareas.ShadecomesintheformofagalvanisedsteelcabanawitharoofofZincalumeandopenrafterswhileanoutdoorreplacesetintothewallprovideswarmthintheevenings.Theplantingoffersminimalmaintenanceandyear-roundvisualappeal.TheredsofIresinelindeniiCordylinefruticosaandLibertiaixioidescomplementthegreycabanaconcreteandreplace.ALadypalmandphilodendrongivesubtletexturewhilethelushdarkgreenofviburnumprovidesaneffectivescreen.Asmallsectionoflawnbalancesthehardsurfaces.ReseneConcreteReseneHotAugustReseneEscapadePhilodendronXanaduloungerXteriorsOffBroadway095295102www.outdoorfurniture.co.nzJetmastergasoutdoorreJetmaster0800843347www.thereplace.co.nzTonyCollinsGreenGablesLandscapephone08002594905emailtonygreengables.co.nzwebsitewww.greengables.co.nzViburnumEmeraldLustre ReseneDoublePearlLustaalternativesolutionRegularformsaddstructureandsymmetry.126 StewartStevensonfromCGCLandscapesproposesthisalternativedesignVerticalelementsandrectangularformscreateasenseofstructureandsymmetryinthispoolarea.Twosquarearchwaysmadefromhoned-blockcolumnswithastainedtimbercross-memberdenethereplaceareawhileathirdoverthewaterfeaturetiesthewholeschemetogether.RectangularItalianstonetilesarelaidacrossthespacetodrawtheeyetothepoolandtomirrortheblockpatternintheperimeterwall.Theplantselectionofhardyevergreenswontdropleavesintothewater.AroundthewallsahedgeofCorokiaGeentysGreenwithitslightfoliagecomplementsthenatural-colouredblockwork.Cypressesareplantedatintervalstoreinforcetheverticallines.Liriopemuscaricoversthegroundbeneaththecypressesandhedging.TheedgesofthewaterfeaturearesoftenedwithBuxussempervirens.ReseneTomahawkReseneCargoReseneBeachcomberHunzaupdownlightsLightingPacic0800707270www.lightingpacic.co.nzCorokiaGeentysGreenCypressStewartStevensonCGCLandscapeCompanyLtdphone075776444emailstewartcgclandscapes.co.nzwebsitewww.cgclandscapes.co.nzBuxussempervirenspoolfencingMetroFramelessGlassSystems096222643www.metroframeless.co.nzItaliantilesItalianStoneCompany098278633ReseneEpiphany127 C-clampWhiletheymaylooklikemedievaltorturedevicesC-clampsorG-clampsareinvaluableforholdingmaterialssteadyagainstaworktopifyouhaventgotaviceorforholdingtwosurfacestogetherwhengluing.Theyretypicallymadefromsteelorcastironalthoughsmallerclampsmaybemadefrompotmetal.DrillYourdrillhand-operatedorelectricconsistsofthedrillbodyandthedrillbitheldinplacebyachuck.TherearethreemainpointstoconsiderwhendrillingIsthedrillbittherightsizeforthescreworboltthatyoullbefasteningintotheholeCheckthediametersifthebitistoobigyourscreworboltwillhavenopurchaseifitstoosmallyouriskdamagingtheheadorthreadasyouforceittoturnandalsorisksplittingordamagingthesubstrate.Usingasharpbitandtheappropriatedrillingspeedwillmitigatetheriskofburningifyouredrillingintowood.Minimisechippingonexitbyplacingapieceofwoodbehindthesubstrateyouredrillinginto.Pressingthetipofthebitintowoodbeforestartingwillstopthedrillfromwandering.Inmetalmarkanaccuratepositionwithapunchforthesamereason.SawAccordingtoGreekmythologyPerdixnephewofthegreatinventorDaedaluswasthebrightsparkwhocameupwiththesaw.tipsandtrickswordsRachelMacdonaldthingsyoudidntknowyoudidntknowaboutyourtoolsDidyouknowJapaneseplanesarepulledtowardsyouratherthanbeingpushedawayasoursare.DidyouknowScrewdriversarerelativelynewkidsontheblockoriginatinginthelateMiddleAges.AEuropeanconcepttheyaresaidtobetheonlymajormechanicaldeviceuntilthennottobeinventedbytheChinese.128 picturePaulMcCredieTipsforbuyingtoolsAskthestorepersoninyourhardwareshopwhattheyconsidertobequalitybrands.Ifyourebuyingpowertoolslookintothetermsandconditionsofthewarranty.Alsocheckhowlongarethebatterieslikelytolastundernormaluseandhowavailablenewbatteriesare.Ifyouknowsomeoneinthetradehaveatalktothemandseewhattheyuse.Gobyhand-feeldoesthetoolseemconstructedfromstrongmaterialsAscrewdriverwithabladethatwillbendonrstusewontbemuchusetoyou.Takealookatjointsrivetsandotherfasteningsespeciallyifitsatoolyoullbeusingtoapplytorque.Dontoverlooksecond-handtoolswell-madetoolswillwelloutlasttheiroriginaltask.Buythebesttoolyoucanafford.DidyouknowyoursawhasaHeeltheendclosesttothehandle.Toetheendfarthestfromthehandle.Frontthebitwiththeteeth.Backtheedgewithnoteeth.Teeththepointybits.Gulletthevalleysbetweentheteeth.Fleamtheangleofthefacesoftheteethrelativetoalineperpendiculartothefaceofthesaw.Raketheangleofthefrontfaceofthetoothrelativetoalineperpendiculartothelengthofthesaw.Makesureyoureusingtherightsawforthejob.Aripsawdesignedtocutwiththewoodgrainwillhavesteeperteeththanacross-cutsawmadetocutacrossthegrain.HammerIfyoureintopercussivemaintenanceyoumayliketoknowthatthehammerisprobablytheoldesttoolusedbyhumansevenoutdatingtheHomospecies.Hammersaregenerallydesignedforspecicpurposeshencetheirdifferentdesignsbutthemostcommoninthehometoolboxistheeverydayworkhorsetheclawhammer.Thefrictiongeneratedasyouhammerinanailcausesittoheatup.Asnailsbendmorereadilywhentheyrewarmthefasteryoucandrivetheminthebetter.Try-squareorrightangleThetraditionaltry-squarehasabroadblademadeofsteelorbrassrivetedtoawoodenhandle.Insidethewoodenhandletheresgenerallyasteelorbrassstripsetatprecisely90degreestotheblade.Thesearehighlyusefulinanyapplicationsuchascarpentrythatrequiresangleaccuracy.PlaneThehandplaneisanothertoolthatsbeenaroundforthousandsofyearsandhasntchangedalotoverthemillennia.Initsmostbasicformitsablockofwoodwithaslotcutacrossthebodythatholdsthecuttingblade.Itsimportanttokeepyourplanebladesharpsoitdoesntdigoutlumpsofthetimberyoureplaning.Thebodyoftheplaneshouldprovidearelativelyconstantangletothecuttingedgesomakesurethebladeisinstraightandtheshavingsshouldberelativelyuniformresultinginasmoothsurface.ScrewdriverOnceuponatimeasimplebladedscrewdriverandperhapsasetofAllenkeyswereallyouneededinyourtoolkit.TodayyourelikelytorequirescrewdriversforarangeofscrewsincludingslottedPhillipsPoziDrivRobertsonSupaDrivcrosspointTORXandAllenorhexcongurations.Whateverscrewsyoureusingmakesureyourscrewdriveristherightsizeandtypeforthejoboryouruntheriskofdamagingthescrewasyouapplyweightandtorquetotightenit.StanleyknifeTheStanleyknifeisalsoknownasaboxcutterorrazorbladeknife.Stanleywasoneoftherstmanufacturerstocreatethiskindoftoolwhichoriginallyfeaturedacast-metalbodyandcameinbothretractableandxed-bladeversions.ChiselUsingachiseldoyouhavethebeveledsideortheatsideagainstthewoodThistoolisoneofthemostoftenincorrectlyusedintheworkshop.Asharpchiselshouldslidesmoothlyacrossthetimberdrivenbygentletapsandremovingverythincurlsofwood.AnditisusedbeveledsidedownandgoingwiththegrainAnddonthitthechiseltoohardlessismorewithachiselthisisagradualprocess.Neversharpentheatsideofachiselbladeyouwilldestroyyourchisel.Sharpenthebeveledsidewhichshouldbeperfectlystraightalongitsleadingedge.SpannerWecallitspannertheAmericanscallitawrenchwhateveryounameititoffersthemostefcientwaytoturnboltsnutsandotherhard-to-turnfasteners.PliersPlierswererstinventedaround2000BCtogripironasitwasbeingforgedonananvil.Theyaredesignedtoprovidetheuserwithincreasedleverageandfeaturedifferentjawcongurationsallowingthemtogripturnpullorcrimpavarietyofitems.Thebasicdesignofpliershashardlychangedovertheyearswiththepairofhandlesthepivotoftenformedbyarivetandtheheadsectionwiththegrippingjawsorcuttingedgesformingthethreepartsofthetool.WirecuttersSometimescalledside-cuttingpliersorsidecuttersthesediagonalpliersarewire-cuttingpliers.Insteadofusingashearingactionlikescissorsdotheycutbyindentingandwedgingthewireapart.DidyouknowInIsraelStanleyknivesareknownasJapaneseknives.DidyouknowACrescentwrenchisnamedforitsmanufacturertheCrescentToolandHorseshoeCompany.129 fromyouheyHabitatCongratulationsThisletterhaswonitswriterthisissuesHeyHabitatbestletterprize.Wellbeintouch.AreyouaColorShopCardholderandhaveyoumovedLetusknowyouroldaddressandyournewoneandwellmakesureyoukeepreceivingHabitat.FromHelenIamahomeownerandhavebeenwantingacopyofTheRange2007butdontwanttopay9.95forit.IsthereanywayofgettingafreecopyA.IfyouhaveaReseneColorShopCardyoucanbuyTheRange2007forjust4.95.Thenifyoubringyourreceiptbackwhenyoubuy500mlormoreofResenepaintyoucangetthecostofTheRange2007deductedfromthepaintprice.TheRange2007thereforewontendupcostingyouanything.IfyoudonthaveaReseneColorShopCardyoucanapplyforoneatyourlocalReseneColorShoporontheResenewebsite.FromSueandSteveSometimesweusetestpotstotryoutourcoloursandothertimeswewouldliketobeabletogettheA4cardsofcolouryouhaveinyourstores.HowcanweordertheseA.TheA4cardsdrawdownscanbeorderedfromanyResene-ownedColorShopororderthemonlinefromwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.FromPeterAweewhileagoIsawsomepostagestampsthathadReseneonthefrontofthem.DoyouknowwhereIcangetthesefromA.ThesestampswereproducedbyNZMailandfeaturesomeoftheResenecolours.TheyhavebeensoldinNewZealandoverthelastyearandareavailablefromselectedgaragesanddairies.TheyarenotavailablefrompostshopsorfromResene.FromMargaretWearetryingtogetsomeideasfordecoratingournewhome.WehavefoundHabitatagreatsourceofinformationbutcanyousuggestsomeotherplaceswherewemightbeabletogetsomefreeideasA.ResenehasadecoratinginspirationgalleryandTrendsideasandHabitatstoryarchivesonourwebsitewhichyoucanaccessforfree.Therearehundredsofpagesofideasforyoutolookat.Simplyvisitwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.FromBobIhavebeenwantingtouseaclearnishoutsideontimberbutIhavebeenadvisednottodoit.WhyisthisA.Woodisanunstablesubstrate.PigmentsinpaintandstainshelptolteroutharmfulUVlightgivingthetimbersurfacesomeprotectionagainstthesun.Ifyouuseaclearcoatinginplaceofatintedonetheunprotectedtimberwilldeterioratemuchfaster.ThereforewerecommendusingeitherapigmentedsolidnishsuchasReseneLumbersiderorifyoureafteratransparentstainedlookuseReseneWoodsmanwaterborneorsolventborne.ReseneWoodsmanisavailableinarangeofcolourssoyoucanselecttheshadeclosesttothatofthetimberyourestaining.Thiswillhelpkeepyourhomescolourlookingconsistentforlongerwhileprotectingthewood.YoucannowalsogetcoolcolourvariantsofReseneWoodsman.Coolcolourswillminimiseheatretentionreducingstressonthecoatingandtimber.FromRaewynIthoughtyoumightliketoseethisphotoofapaintingIhavejustnishedformygrandson.IusedonlyResenepaintsandthecoloursaresovibrant.Isaveallthecouponsfromthecheckoutdocketsandthenbuyyourtestpots.ThegirlsatResenehereinOamaruareusedtomegoinginandspendingagesjustlookingatallyourdifferentcolours.ContactusMailusatHeyHabitatReseneHabitatMagazinePOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreNewZealandOremailadviceresene.co.nzwithHeyHabitatinthesubjectline.WelookforwardtoreceivingyourlettersandqueriesandwouldparticularlyliketoseeanyweirdandwonderfulwaysyouhaveusedResenepaints.ThebestletterwillwinaGetDecoratingKitfromResene.OnewaytorecyclepaintcontainersThisisKristen14months.130