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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.


Warm & Toasty

If you are one of our lucky home owners, it’s so comforting to know that on those cold wintry days, you get to live in a toasty warm and light home.
You see, all our homes are highly spec’d with well above code insulation and special glazing. Even our garages are fully insulated.
Our homes are very, very energy efficient.
It’s the things you don’t see but fully enjoy that sets us apart from other home builders and gives our clients plenty to smile about.
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A Life Less Ordinary – 20A Wai-iti Terrace, Fendalton


Smart design for contemporary living will set this impressive home apart.  Arranged to maximise on space and spec’d for a superior finish.  Open-plan casual living is an inviting gathering place for friends and family, with space for dining, relaxing and cooking in a versatile configuration.  Situated on a private rear section in a highly regarded street and strolling distance to cafes. Zoned for a choice of top schools including Burnside High, Boys’ High and Girls’ High.

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Look What We’ve Built!

Work has commenced on our latest project in Fendalton by the river, consisting of an 485sqm floor slab, underground cellar and outside swimming pool.

The logistics of building a cellar so close to the river was a bit of a daunting task but the boys from Home Trends Builders are always up for a challenge.


CRMB House Of The Year 2019

We have entered two homes this year into the Registered Master Builders House of the Year.  Having entered before, we know how valuable this competition is for our business, team and our clients.  This competition enables us to showcase our quality work to clients and the wider industry.

Our team strives to do their best work and by entering House of the Year this year we want to acknowledge our team and their hard work.

We have been a Registered Master Builder for  23 years and its great to be part of this prestigious competition that celebrates residential building excellence in New Zealand.

The House of the Year award epitomise the best in the industry and they have been setting the standard in residential construction for over a quarter of a century.

We look forward to seeing the judges next week (Thursday 16th May) and will keep you updated on our progress throughout the competition.