Check out our new show homes

We’re excited to announce the completion of two brand new show homes in and around Christchurch.

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KiwiSaver Homestart Grants: What You Should Know

Buying any home is a big life decision. Navigating the housing market is hard enough, and then securing finance on top of that can be a major stress for first...

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Building your dream home in winter

Regardless of when you choose to begin building your home, it’s important to realise that construction generally takes between 4-6 months to complete.

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The first 5 questions to ask yourself before you start building

Building a new home is a big investment of money, time and emotion. Here are the first 5 questions you should answer so you get this opportunity of a lifetime...

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10 great ways to build a warm and cosy home

Building a new home is the perfect opportunity to create a home with warmth and cosiness built right in. Here are our top 10 ways, both practical and aesthetic, that can make your new build feel good throughout the seasons…but especially in winter.

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7 steps to choosing a builder that’s right for your build

We have sought out the best advice from those in the know to bring you a list of tips, tricks - and your legal rights and responsibilities to consider when choosing your builder. 

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The pros and cons of house & land packages

It can sometimes be difficult on deciding whether you should purchase land and a house plan separately, rather than the package, so to make things easier, we've listed the benefits of what house and land packages have to offer, as well as the things you need to consider.

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How to make your new build authentic

Add personal touches to enhance your home to ensure its incomparable to your neighbours, and has that instant street appeal.

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6 ways to customise your home

Orange Homes plans aren’t fixed, rather they can be used as inspiration to help get you started.

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5 tips for house building finance

We’ve made the design and build process easy for you, so here are some tips to help ease the stress of financing it. 

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What are my design options?

When we say “design options” we’re not talking about house layout or look, rather your options as far as the scope of design freedom goes.

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How much is a deposit?

If you’re thinking about getting into your first home, you’ve probably heard the news – house prices in New Zealand are rising and with them the deposit you need to...

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Build or buy - what are the pros and cons?

A new home – the big investment, a big part of your life! You have two options, shop around and buy a house that already exists or start from scratch...

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Gathering inspiration at show homes

So you’ve made the decision to buy your first home. Congratulations! But have you thought about what your home will look like? Will you buy an existing property or build...

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Building your new home on a budget

There are so many advantages to building your first home over buying it from existing stock. When building you have absolute control over the design and the ability to customise it to suit your budget and your needs. We’ll show you how it can be done on a budget.

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Using KiwiSaver to build your first home

In many ways, KiwiSaver has made it a lot easier to buy or build your first home. 

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