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1 November 2018

Glorious Taranaki sunsets on silvered cedar

These clients were originally based in Wellington and were looking to move up to Taranaki.  Wanting to embrace the eco advantages offered with a Lockwood solid timber home, they went with a cedar cladding option, which has gently silvered through the seasons. They took inspiration from the Winton plan for their design and build which […]

27 November 2017

Beach House Bliss

What should you be looking for in a holiday home design? Before we even consider your design, the number one thing to get right is your location. Your holiday home should be somewhere you want to return to year after year, possibly not too far away and a place that you can get to for […]

27 November 2017

WeatherClad 21

It’s no secret that Lockwood homes are built to stand the test of time. You will find them in most neighbourhoods, nestled in bucolic rural settings, on water and beach fronts, in established suburbs and new suburbs – all over our beautiful country, spanning our proud 66 year history. Owners of older versions approach us […]

30 October 2017

From a cosy 51m2 to 127m2 family sized home, we have some big ideas for you

Our small homes are always a popular search on our website and we are often requested to provide more information on these. Many people are looking to downsize or create value from existing land by building a second dwelling for the rental or the tourist markets. Another reason they are looking for a small home […]

28 September 2017

Putting our strength to the ultimate test

Roger Wood, a builder in Christchurch, has put a Lockwood home to the ultimate test. He identified this particular Lockwood in a Red Zone, in the hard hit seaside suburb of Southshore. Roger says, “I spotted this one on one of my walks because it was a bit bent out of shape due to the […]

30 August 2017

Celebrate the Art of Lockwood

Download our stunning album of Lockwood homes from around the country. This booklet should come with a warning, you might end up with a little house envy! We have a huge range of plans or design and build options, so no matter your taste or budget we can help you achieve your Lockwood dream. Choose […]

28 February 2017

Sharing testimony from our Kaikoura Lockwood owners

Lockwood has an unshakeable reputation when it comes to earthquake performance. Reflecting on the recent memorial events around Christchurch, and fresh quake activity around our shaky isles, we felt it was timely to share some of the experiences from our Lockwood home owners based in Kaikoura. On touching base with our existing Lockwood owners to […]

27 January 2017

Good Looking Splashbacks

Splashbacks are a great way to bring a statement piece into your kitchen. There are many ways to approach the look you want to achieve, but some creative ideas you might want to consider for either new builds or renovations are; Printed themes on glass; Dramatic skyline in black and white monochrome, or crystal clear […]

26 June 2015

Distance no barrier

A new Lockwood holiday home in Raglan is proof anything is possible when you pull the right team together. Lockwood Waikato and Excelsior Residential undertook the project for UK residents Patricia Bossons and Denis Startain and their two children Louis and Kiera. The family was based overseas throughout the build, but Patricia says they had […]

29 April 2015

On a windswept island

Lockwood homes are known for their strength and resilience, and a holiday home on remote D’Urville Island is proof the building system can be trusted. The island, at the top of the Marlborough Sounds, is exposed to the weather extremes that give Cook Strait is fearsome reputation. But it’s also a beautiful place that captivated […]