News from the building and construction industry of interest to New Zealand property owners.

Left with a spare room - perhaps your last child has left home? It's an opportunity to rethink your home interior, starting with that room.

Here are seven suggestions to consider....

If you are about to embark on a a full-scale renovation or even just a refresh of a single room, you'll need to start with a design brief. This helps create a vision for the final product and you can review your original goals and objectives to make sure things stay on track.

Global building materials supplier James Hardie Industries has been dragged back into the New Zealand government's class action over leaky school buildings.