Home Building and Renovation Industry Links

Professional Institutions & Associations

Certified Builders Association
The official website of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Locate a builder, become a certified builder, or source building information.

Master Builders
The Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) represents New Zealand's premier building and construction companies, who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality houses and buildings.  The Registered Master Builder brand is a recognised hallmark of quality.  If you’re building or renovating, you can be sure that you’re dealing with qualified and experienced builders who take pride in the quality of their workmanship. 

BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information company providing services and resources for the building industry.

BIF - Building Industry Federation of New Zealand
We represent the supply chain of the building industry, providing meaningful responses to government on important policy issues that affect the construction sector. We are involved in advocacy to government, including promotion of standards development, engagement on key research issues, reviews of timber treatment and the resolution of issues arising from the Building Act of 2004.

NZSTCF - New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation
The New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation Incorporated was established in 1997 to represent the interests of subcontractors and specialty trades in the building and construction industry in industry-wide issues.
Information Sites


homeone® Australia
Australia's home building and renovation resource.

ABC Gardening Australia
A comprehensive gardening website comprising of articles, tips and events and forums all to do with your home garden needs.

Architecture Media
Architecture Australia is the premier magazine recording architectural activity in Australia, and by Australians working around the world.

Build Your Own House
Build Your Own House is the ultimate web site for owner builders, where you can swap notes, ask questions, buy and sell building materials, share your stories and tips.

Burkes Backyard
Get recent fact sheets, visit the Backyard Blitz home page or subscribe to Burke's Backyard Magazine.

Butter Paper
Australian and New Zealand architecture and design resources.

Creative Homeowner
Features complete and easy-to-follow instructions, exploded diagrams and extensive use of color photographs.

A large Australian based gardening site offering value shopping, thousands of products, comprehensive reference, plantfinder, thousands of photos, in-depth articles and community areas all for free.

Global Garden
Australia's first national online gardening magazine and prime gardening resource, serving Australia and areas throughout the world enjoying a similar climate e.g. California. We offer you a new edition each month with authoritative, interesting content in an easy-to-follow format.

realestate.com.au is an Australian company that provides Internet and technology services to the real estate industry, online property listings and related services to the Australian public.

Trade Connect
If you are building or renovating, combine your material requirements with hundreds of others buying from Trade Connect to receive very low pricing on the materials you need.

World of Old Houses
Restoring, renovating, remodelling or maintaining an old house, heritage building or traditional architecture? Look here for information, advice & assistance as well as all the bits'n'pieces you need: castings, decorative glass, fireplaces, fabrics, hardware, joinery, lighting, plumbing, plaster, tiles as well as colour schemes, decoration, bathrooms & kitchens - absolutely everything for old houses!

New Zealand

Butter Paper
Australian and New Zealand architecture and design resources.


Abacus Construction Index
A free directory to more than 2,000 recommended websites and online documents for UK construction professionals. Also covers case studies and email newsletters.

Builder Online
You can find product specs and manufacturers via ebuild, books from our bookstore, house plans from eplans, free subscriptions to our e-mail newsletters, and services and software for builders from our BUILDER Yellow Pages. You can start your searches right from the home page, to speed you toward your goals. And these searchable databases are always one click away in the lefthand column of the site, even as you move deeper into the site.

At DIYnetwork.com, you'll find more than 10,000 projects with complete step-by-step instructions, resources and related links. This Webby Award winning site has more than 20 message boards, where do-it-yourselfers share ideas, plus an interactive program guide. Site highlights include online Workshops, and DIY Kits, with instructions and product lists. Start doing it yourself today! To begin, simply click on your favorite DIY topic

Designguide is dedicated to providing the design + construction industry with the most comprehensive and efficient directory for professionals, products + on-line resources.

Dream Home Source
Dream Home Source, Inc. is a leading home plans company providing a highly intuitive and extensive search tool for finding and viewing quality home plans.

We bring to you the finest design and decorating ideas from the most beautiful homes in North America so that you can pick and choose those details that best suit your personal taste… special ideas that will help make your house a home!

The Home Interior Guide
The Complete Guide to Home Interiors.

Home Renovation Guide
Home renovation guide directory. At home renovation guide quickly find your home renovation solutions. The Canada home renovation guide directory will help assist you in all home renovation and improvement projects from bathrooms to flooring.

UK's biggest online bathroom shop
Victoriaplumb.com - UK's biggest online bathroom shop, we sell Showers, Taps, Baths, Bathroom Mirrors, Bathrooms Suites, Roll Top Baths, for all your designer bathroom needs.

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