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24 July 2019

An off-grid Lockwood Villa standing proud on its hillside site in Puhoi

Two Kiwi classics meet at an iconic village home in the heart of Puhoi. The design brief to Coast to Coast homes from Derek and Amanda Lees was for a blending of the villa look with all the benefits of the low maintenance and high performance of the Lockwood building system. Water, septic and power […]

29 March 2019

Painted Interiors – Adding Your Personal Touch

From sublimely peaceful havens, like this one in the main bedroom of the Lockwood Taupo show home, to bold colour statements as seen in Chris and Kim’s place, there is so much scope to incorporate your personal ideas and style in a Lockwood home. We have curated some of the best images to show how […]

29 March 2018

Lockwood additions and alterations, how easy are they to do?

Like all additions or alterations to any existing structure they can be easy or complex. What might be conceived as an easy change like removing a wall or replacing a window may in fact require building consent. Is the wall affected loadbearing? Is the window being replaced going to be wider than what was there […]

27 November 2017

WeatherClad 21

It’s no secret that Lockwood homes are built to stand the test of time. You will find them in most neighbourhoods, nestled in bucolic rural settings, on water and beach fronts, in established suburbs and new suburbs – all over our beautiful country, spanning our proud 66 year history. Owners of older versions approach us […]

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 […]

27 January 2017

Good Looking Splashbacks

Splashbacks are a great way to bring a statement piece into your kitchen. There are many ways to approach the look you want to achieve, but some creative ideas you might want to consider for either new builds or renovations are; Printed themes on glass; Dramatic skyline in black and white monochrome, or crystal clear […]