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As a leading new-build and renovation expert, Future-Proof Building is an advisor and authority on the industry in New Zealand media.
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What to think about before renovating

January 29, 2015

Renovating your current home is a good solution for a growing family or changing needs, especially if you love living right where you are.

But it is a decision that shouldn't be made lightly and it is a situation Richard Gough, general manager of building industry adviser Future Proof Building, knows too well as he is embarking on his own renovation in 2015.

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10 lessons learned from a house build

December 9, 2014

Richard Gough, general manager of Future-Proof Building, made some mistakes when building his family home five years ago.

Now that he has moved on to a new project - a house renovation - Gough took some time to reflect on things he would be doing differently this time round.

Here he shares his top tips for building your own home.

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How to make the most of a showhome visit

November 25, 2014

Each weekend, thousands of people flock to showhomes, looking for inspiration for a new-home build, or for renovation ideas.

But it can be hard to distinguish one over another, especially in new subdivisions with showhomes side by side, so it pays to do your homework first.

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CTV interviews Future-Proof Building’s Richard Gough at Canterbury Home Show

October 24, 2014

Richard Gough talks to CTV's Jude Kirk about Future-Proof Buildings 8 Smart Principles.

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6 spring cleaning non-negotiables

October 24, 2014

When you think about spring cleaning, it usually conjures thoughts of onerous housework. But a house spring clean is much like getting your car serviced – it can save you money in the long term.

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Modest homes beating mansions should spur rethink

October 24, 2014

Homebuyers have been given a compelling argument to choose a new build over major renovations, with the latest Registered Master Builder House of the Year results.

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Homeowners are ill prepared for the future

October 24, 2014

By not researching new builds or renovations, and not aiming to go above and beyond the Building Code, New Zealanders are failing themselves when it comes to future-proofing their homes, advises a leading industry expert Richard Gough.

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