Greg Miller

December 20, 2023

A Grand Design in the Waitaki Valley

Featured on Grand Designs New Zealand in December 2023, this project is a great example of how a character home project can enhance enjoyment of the […]
July 18, 2022

Medium-Density Housing – Should We Be Worried?

The leafy suburbs of Otautahi Christchurch apprehensively await their fate. Long-standing buildings sit uneasily on their foundations, mature trees quiver in the winter breezes and expansive […]
July 14, 2022

What if I can’t read plans?

“I can’t read plans” . . . it’s something we hear all the time when working with clients. The technical demands of construction documentation have become […]
January 26, 2022

What Are The Different Types Of Exterior Wall Cladding?

Your choice of exterior cladding materials is one of the most significant decisions in determining what your new home looks like. But there’s much more to […]
October 31, 2021

How Hard Is It To Build On A Slope? 

Building on the side of a hill has always been an attractive prospect for builders, architects and homeowners alike. Why? Aside from the spectacular views, hillside […]
October 10, 2019

Farewell old friend

We’ve finally said goodbye to our trusty large format plotter, which has printed out A2 and A1 plans for most of our clients over the last […]
July 30, 2019

Christchurch Home Replicated in Grand Style

Accurate architectural detailing and selecting craftsmen skilled in the old ways of building have been the keys to success in replicating a grand Edwardian home lost […]
June 28, 2019

Can Smaller be Better?

Did you know that the average new house in New Zealand is around 45% larger than those built in the 1970s and 1980s? Bucking the trend […]
November 19, 2018

8 Design Tips for Small Homes

The design of small houses plays a huge part in how well they work – designed with care they can be efficient and functional homes, but […]
August 30, 2018

9 Essential Tips for the Perfect Tiled Shower

  Upgrading your bathroom is a simple way to add a little bit of indulgence to your daily routine. Just imagine getting rid of your old […]
July 27, 2018

Project Update – Edwardian Re-creation

Construction work is well underway for one of our largest projects in recent years, the rebuild of a grand old home in Richmond. Constructed in 1913, […]
June 20, 2018

McCormacks Bay House – Archipro Feature

We’re excited to have our ‘McCormacks Bay House’ feature in Archipro’s latest ‘Curated Collection’ publication. Click on the link below to see the full listing.  
May 27, 2018

Five Favourite Fireplaces

Winter is nearly here . . . and what better way to spend it than relaxing in front of a crackling fire? So make yourself a […]
May 10, 2018

A High-Performance House of the Future

This 198 sq/m family home represents an example of the how our future dwellings might be designed and constructed. It contains a number of innovative features […]
April 5, 2018

A Perfect Storm

John Chaplin’s article “A Perfect Storm” published in the Progressive Building magazine in April 2013 foresees many of the issues that are now arising in the […]
February 27, 2018
Christchurch Architects

Texture, Colour, Convenience and Flair

Our ‘Cannon Hill House’ has recently featured in an article on the New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Association Website: This house has it all. Amy and […]
December 20, 2017

Buying & Selling EQ-Repaired Homes

I have recently been involved with the buying & selling of earthquake-repaired homes, which made it clear just how incredibly difficult it can be for a […]