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10 June 2021

Celebrating 70 Years building homes for NZ Families

This year Lockwood celebrates a special milestone in our company history – our 70th year in business. Our founders Jo La Grouw and John Van Loghem emigrated from the Netherlands, arriving in Wellington at the end of January 1951. The Van Loghem and La Grouw company was formed, and by April in that year, within […]

9 June 2021

Our Top Tips for your Design and Build Journey

Designing and Building a home is a significant decision and may feel like an overwhelming task. It should also be an exciting journey, from finding the right floor plan to choosing the final fit out, each decision you make contributes to the realisation of your dream home. Getting the floor plan right can dramatically change […]

18 February 2021

Garden Art Festival Sale Fundraiser

The Garden Art Festival Sale fundraising event, supported by Lockwood Homes, will be held over two days at the La Grouw Garden in Rotorua at the end of February. A wide range of artworks including paintings, photography and sculptures will available for purchase, with all profits going to support Life Education Charitable Trust. Come along and enjoy the […]

15 December 2020

Bigger and better for Fieldays 2021

Construction is well underway on the Riverview show home, coming to Fieldays in 2021! The Riverview is the largest show home Lockwood has taken to the annual agricultural event and we’re excited for visitors to be able to experience this outstanding family home in June. Currently under construction in our ReadyBuilt yard in Rotorua, the […]

15 December 2020

8 Top Tips for Holiday Home Design

Holidays are a time for relaxing with friends, letting kids run wild and summer in the sun. Most of us will have fond memories of spending time in a holiday home (maybe even a Lockwood). What should you consider when designing your bach or crib to make the most of your time away? 1. Low maintenance […]

1 December 2020

Lockwood VG Pine – A durable timber cladding option

Lockwood’s VG Pine weatherboard is a unique engineered cladding solution timber that is durable and has excellent sustainability credentials, whilst retaining the beauty of natural timber. Download the VG Pine Brochure Development of Lockwood’s VG Pine weatherboard started over ten years ago with the question “what can we do to improve our sustainability story?”. We […]

20 September 2020

Lockwood House of the Year 2020 Announced!

The numbers are in for Lockwood House of the Year 2020, which was up for public vote for the first time this year. Five breath-taking homes across Aotearoa were in the running for the prestigious title situated in Coromandel, Wellington, Tauranga, Wānaka and Rotorua. ***Drum roll please*** Taking out the title this year is Tony […]

15 September 2020

JPC Fundraising Art Sale – Supporting our Community

   

13 May 2020

What’s in a m²?

We understand that price is important when you’re looking to build your new home. Often the first question homebuilders ask is “what is the price per m²”, yet the true cost of a home depends on many factors. We explore what impacts the price per square metre in more detail below. Size of the home Generally […]

30 November 2019

Lockwood Colours – our popular online tool has had a fabulous upgrade

Our interactive online tool just had a smart upgrade. At the flick of a swatch or a scroll of your mouse, you can have hours of fun colouring it your way. Not sure if you’d like Black joinery and would like to try it out with a range of cladding and other feature wall colours? […]

31 October 2019

We have our first Lockwood Youth Award winner!

29 April 2019

What the colour of your front door says about your personality

Trends might dictate what is popular at the time, but your choice of colour for your front door says a lot about your personality. According to colour experts; Black – is the colour most associated with mystery, elegance and prestige (think 10 Downing Street) Navy Blue – is associated with authority and intelligence Grey – […]

29 April 2019

Consistently voted one of New Zealand’s Most Trusted home building brands

We are very proud to have once again achieved this Trusted Brand accolade. This mark of approval, as voted for by New Zealanders, means we have been recognised for designing and building top quality homes for nearly 70 years. According to Reader’s Digest, who have been conducting the Trusted Brands research through accredited third party […]

29 March 2019

Painted Interiors – Adding Your Personal Touch

From sublimely peaceful havens, like this one in the main bedroom of the Lockwood Taupo show home, to bold colour statements as seen in Chris and Kim’s place, there is so much scope to incorporate your personal ideas and style in a Lockwood home. We have curated some of the best images to show how […]

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