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We thought it was time to blow our trumpet with the release of our latest HTB promotional booklet, which was selected and featured in one of Australasia’s highly respected paper and print industry magazines – GSM – “Creative in Print”. This magazine is focused and issued to the printing industry, with 12,500 copies distributed 3 times a year.

Our designer, John de Vries from De Vries Design,  recognized our very high standard of building experience and design and that is what was delivered to match those important values by showcasing our new company profile.

A high standard of printing and printing embellishments were used to create a stunning result…. something the team from Home Trends Builders is very proud of. 

Now that’s a hard to beat combination!

Thank you GSM magazine for promoting our company profile to the printing and paper manufacturing world. 


Prestigious Location By The River

If location is what you are after then check out our latest build by the River.   Clifford Avenue is poised for transformation as this state-of-the-art residence takes shape. Superbly sited in the heart of Fendalton, this stunning home will enjoy Avon River frontage as its crowning feature. Our interior designer Erin Brookman is nearing completion of the interior features that will bring so much ‘wow’ to this iconic home and will set this residence off as one of the best available in Canterbury. 

For further details please contact Peter at Home Trends Builders. 

Premium Location, Superior Home!

Merivale – Christchurch City, 45 Repton Street

Last chance! Be quick as 4 have sold already and it’s the last one available! This stunning, brand-new home boasts an exceptional fit-out in a stylish, contemporary package situated in one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Stroll just ten minutes to Merivale Village or Hagley Park, or drive five minutes to the CBD: from weekdays to weekends, it’s hard to imagine a more appealing lifestyle. Zoning for Elmwood School, Heaton, Boys’ High and Girls’ High, with a choice of private schools nearby, adds to this blue-chip address.

Built by award-winning Home Trends Builders, an eye for detail and clever layout makes for a high-end finish. North-facing open-plan living and dining spill out to generous decking and an easy-care landscaped garden. The warm tones of timber flooring flow through into the kitchen, where two-tone cabinetry adds a contemporary edge and a scullery ensures the utmost practicality. A separate lounge enjoys the warmth of a gas fire, while a large mezzanine provides a third living space. Three double bedrooms (one downstairs) all enjoy the convenience of an en suite bathroom and double internal-access garaging completes the package.

This superb home offers luxurious comfort and convenience in a location that’s hard to beat. Don’t miss the opportunity to secure this premium address.


Sophisticated Urban Living: Brand-New

Merivale – Christchurch City, 43 Repton Street

This chic brand-new home, built by Award Winning Home Trends Builders, offers an exemplary level of comfort and convenience in a sought-after location. For those seeking the ultimate urban lifestyle, with top eateries, bars and boutique shopping just moments away, this property is exceptionally well-positioned. 

Light-filled, open-plan dining and living is north facing, with a slider ensuring seamless flow to an expansive tiled patio in landscaped grounds. An island breakfast bar connects a well-appointed kitchen with a scullery and sleek contemporary finishes. A separate lounge alongside has restful garden views and the ambiance of a gas fire. Choose between upstairs or downstairs master bedrooms, both with WIR and en suite, while two more bedrooms share a bathroom. Superb storage and the added benefit of a triple internal-access garage ensure exceptionally convenient living.

A blue-chip address, within strolling distance of Merivale Village or Hagley Park and a short drive to Victoria Street, zoning for Boys’ High and Girls’ High underpins the value here – with a choice of private schools just moments away. This is urban living at its best! 

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Hip Hip Hooray

Some of the team from Home Trends Builders and their families enjoying a get-together to celebrate this year’s successes at the Registered Master Builders ‘House of the Year’ Awards.

It’s No Accident

Home Trends Builders always strives to be consistent and in 2019 the Registered Master Builders ‘House Of The Year Awards’ recognised this again by awarding our two entries on Wai-iti Terrace with a Gold and Silver in their categories.

We once again congratulate all our team and sub-contractors who helped bring these two amazing projects to life.

Farewell To A Very Special Person

It is with great sadness we farewell a very special colleague and friend who touched the lives of many during his 26 years with Home Trends Builders.  Known for his humour, kindness and loyalty, he will be missed by his workmates, clients and all those who have had the privilege of dealing with Paul.  Sleep well dear friend and we will see you again one day.


An Illuminating Thought

Shopping for lighting for your new home doesn’t have to be scary.  It can be an exciting adventure with lots of funky styles and textures to choose from. 

Interior lighting is a central aspect of home design.  You can manipulate your home’s atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and the kind of fixtures you use.

What works in one room may not work in another.   Lighting is becoming more and more decorative, even to the point that some fixtures are almost looked on as art.

Words you may have become familiar with would be retro, industrial, vintage, art deco and LEDs.

2019 has seen bigger, bolder, more sculptural lamps and pendants take center stage as major points of interest.

So, what’s trending at the moment?

Industrial has been on trend for the last few years and this year sees a more refined use of Edison bulbs, wire cages and dark bronze finishes that define the industrial look.  These pieces can help take a bland room and elevate it.

Modern vintage and Geometric styles – these have definitely made an impact on whether they are hanging over a stairwell or used as a table lamp.   Picture 1930’s Tiffany’s styled stained glass to the colorful rounded look of the 60’s.  These lights will add a touch of personality to any room bringing a real blast from the past retro feel.

Simple Naturalness – 2019 also brings an earthy integration to modern styles incorporating sustainable and natural products.  Upcoming trends are modern organic, boho-chic, wicker and woven grass styles highlighting the texture.

Shades and fittings vary in size, but bigger is better.  We’re talking oversized pendants which are cool and very much in the design zeitgeist at the moment.

And don’t forget LED’S.  More homes are now being designed to incorporate LED lighting and technology has made this lighting more cost-effective.  To create a soothing ambiance in a room try them under a counter, behind a mirror or up-lighting a wall.

Trends are inspiring and act as a guide only.  Trust your instincts and enjoy what you have chosen. And for those times when it all just seems too much, then enjoy the complimentary design service Home Trends offers with each of its new homes.