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6 August 2020

7 Reasons to choose a ReadyBuilt by Lockwood for your new home

It’s no secret that building a prefabricated home can save you time and money. A ReadyBuilt home has even more to offer! Here are 7 Reasons why a ReadyBuilt home is an excellent option for your next build. Saves time ReadyBuilt homes are constructed under cover which eliminates delays and cost over-runs caused by the […]

9 July 2018

Lakeview show home now open to view in Rotorua

Mountain view, sea view, garden view… this spacious 70m2 home exudes warmth and is a delightful surprise – no matter the view! Our Lakeview is modern and inviting, with spaces made airy and restful by incorporating high sarked ceilings with extra height joinery. This Rotorua show home enjoys a splendid view of Mount Ngongotaha. Right […]

27 April 2017

How much CO2 has your home absorbed from the atmosphere?

NZ Wood has this great little calculator which helps to understand how your choice of building materials impacts on your home’s carbon footprint. One tonne of CO2 is around 500m3, or approximately the volume of an average house. So one tonne of CO2 is about the same as that emitted by an average car travelling […]

1 November 2018

Looking to downsize in style?

Lockwood offer a range of premium quality ReadyBuilt homes With all the benefits of the Lockwood building system, eco-smart principles and superior design and aesthetics, these beautiful houses are pre-built and are ready for delivery to your site. Lockwood ReadyBuilt offers a pre-finished high quality, low maintenance home, which minimises on-site costs for clients, especially […]

22 October 2019

Welcome Coombes Johnston BMW to our new show home!

If you are in Rotorua this Labour weekend, don’t miss the chance to view our brand new show home, plus be in with a chance to win a BMW for the weekend!* The 2019 Lifestyler show home will be open to view from Friday 25th October and open for extended hours over Labour Weekend 10am-4pm including […]

29 April 2019

What the colour of your front door says about your personality

Trends might dictate what is popular at the time, but your choice of colour for your front door says a lot about your personality. According to colour experts; Black – is the colour most associated with mystery, elegance and prestige (think 10 Downing Street) Navy Blue – is associated with authority and intelligence Grey – […]

12 June 2018

Third Generation La Grouw to take over the helm at Lockwood

It’s time for generational change which is part of a natural progression at Lockwood. “My father made way for me and now I make way for my son Andrew,” says Joe La Grouw, our current managing director who will be stepping aside. “Andrew has worked in all aspects of the business; from being involved in […]

27 November 2017

Is sub-dividing right for your property?

A feasibility report can help you make an informed decision If you are keen to explore the opportunities presented with sub-dividing your land, a feasibility study can help you gauge the risk and reward potential. It is always a good idea to have done some due diligence before spending large sums of money ensuring that […]

23 March 2016

Choosing the best carpet for your home

Did you know that a sample piece of carpet from a store is likely to be 20% lighter in colour when the final product is layed? Ursula Vasic from Yellowfox Interior Design shares this insight and some neat advice on the Cavalier Bremworth website, to help you choose wisely for your design style and way […]

28 September 2017

Putting our strength to the ultimate test

Roger Wood, a builder in Christchurch, has put a Lockwood home to the ultimate test. He identified this particular Lockwood in a Red Zone, in the hard hit seaside suburb of Southshore. Roger says, “I spotted this one on one of my walks because it was a bit bent out of shape due to the […]

30 August 2017

Celebrate the Art of Lockwood

Download our stunning album of Lockwood homes from around the country. This booklet should come with a warning, you might end up with a little house envy! We have a huge range of plans or design and build options, so no matter your taste or budget we can help you achieve your Lockwood dream. Choose […]

1 February 2019

New Lockwood Commercial website

We have a long established record of designing and constructing buildings that have proven to withstand earthquakes, weather extremes as well as being beautiful timber structures.  Lockwood homes and buildings are resilient and low maintenance, this robustness further enhancing their appeal for commercial application. There are several case studies featured on the site, which explore […]

27 April 2017

Future proof your investment by incorporating Lifemark Design Standards

Lifemark™ rated homes are designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. They are easy to live in – for a lifetime. Lockwood are proud to be Lifemark™ accredited partners and when you work with us to design your home we are able to apply these design standards to ensure […]

30 March 2017

Sculleries – a popular choice

In todays open plan living environments, where social spaces are celebrated, the scullery is becoming a very popular choice where the hard work can take place and messes are made out of eyesight. If you are considering including a scullery in your design, which is in essence a second kitchen space, here are some elements […]

28 February 2017

Sharing testimony from our Kaikoura Lockwood owners

Lockwood has an unshakeable reputation when it comes to earthquake performance. Reflecting on the recent memorial events around Christchurch, and fresh quake activity around our shaky isles, we felt it was timely to share some of the experiences from our Lockwood home owners based in Kaikoura. On touching base with our existing Lockwood owners to […]

28 February 2017

Make our new Haven your new Haven

What a little cutie. This modern 60m2 home has two bedrooms, one bathroom and an open plan living, dining and kitchen. Featuring sarked timber ceilings and large ranch sliders in the living area, your indoor-outdoor flow is seamless. The Haven would make an excellent second dwelling or a getaway pad. Make our Haven your Haven, […]

27 January 2017

Five great reasons to build new

There are a number of reasons to consider building new, here are some of biggest benefits for new home owners: Your new home comes with a guarantee which covers construction and warranties on individual componentry. You don’t have to deal with any historical issues which might arise in much older homes. Stringent Building Codes will […]

27 October 2016

Thinking of Downsizing?

Choosing to live simpler doesn’t mean you need to downsize your life. If you have been living in a larger home, it is a daunting task to think about how to get from where you are now to living comfortably in a much smaller space. Smaller homes which have been intelligently designed offer the benefit […]

27 October 2016

Not all double glazing is created equal

Low E – Glass, has a thin silver coating applied during the glass manufacturing process, which allows the microscopic coating to fuse onto the hot glass. The Low-E coated glass is placed on the inside facing pane within the insulated double glazed window unit. With this coating, U Values, like an R value, which is […]