New Home Build

Common pitfalls of building a new home (and how to avoid them)

The Team at Palliside 29 September 2016

Building your own home is a dream for many kiwis. The ability to create a bespoke slice of paradise that serves as a backdrop for your lifestyle appeals to our desire to create our own environment to enjoy.

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Build Budget

Building your dream home: what are your options?

The Team at Palliside 27 September 2016

You’ve decided to build your own home, but where do you begin? There are so many different styles and designs to choose from, not to mention different options for managing the build.

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Build Budget

How to finance a new build: tips and advice on securing your construction loan

The Team at Palliside 22 September 2016

Congratulations on embarking on the exciting journey of building your own home. It can be daunting undertaking such a huge project, but it’s definitely worthwhile!

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New Home Build

Building your own home? Tips for buying a section and selecting a site

The Team at Palliside 20 September 2016

Choosing a section to build your dream home can be a daunting task. When you find some land that looks promising, you need to keep your cool.

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New Home Build

Should you renovate your home, or build a new home?

The Team at Palliside 15 September 2016

When you first moved in, your home was perfect. Everything about it was shiny and new and yours.

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Cladding Materials

Is your approach to exterior cladding options costing you clients?

The Team at Palliside 07 July 2016


When it come to exterior cladding on your designs, do you like to experiment, or do you stick to one or two conservative profiles? Your approach could be costing you business.

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Cladding Materials

4 things that will delight your customers about uPVC weatherboards

The Team at Palliside 05 July 2016

uPVC weatherboards are becoming more popular with homeowners wanting a timeless look without the hassle of regular maintenance. As an architect, you can help your clients to make decisions about how their home will look and perform over the years.

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Cladding Materials

uPVC cladding weathertightness and durability will stand the test of time

The Team at Palliside 30 June 2016

When you talk about uPVC cladding with a client, their immediate thought is that it must be flimsy, and difficult to make weathertight. But the truth is much more interesting.

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Architectural Design

6 reasons lightweight cladding solutions offer more build and design options

The Team at Palliside 28 June 2016

When it comes to exterior cladding, New Zealanders have long favoured heavy, monolithic styles. But with new lightweight cladding options entering the market, that’s all changing.

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Architectural Design

uPVC cladding opens up new design opportunities for architects

The Team at Palliside 23 June 2016

When looking at your design portfolio, do you notice any patterns? Do you have a tendency to fall back on particular materials or styles, especially when it comes to exterior finishes like cladding? Maybe it’s time to change things up a bit.

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New Zealand Residential Build Guide for Designers