New living styles, materials and construction methods define 1970's architecture from that of previous decades. Small towns and big cities across New Zealand were home to these modern design principles. The strong structure typical of homes built during this period make them a popular choice with renovators, but there are some common features and pitfalls to look out for.
Seventies homes were typically built in a rectangular or L-shape consisting of three decent bedrooms. Though this may have been on trend in the seventies, there's a lot more you can do now to bring your home into the 21st century. For example, you may be interested in overcoming indoor outdoor flow.
It is also important to identify and plan for asbestos, lead and boric treatments that were used in homes built around this era and to look into whether there are any design or structural issues to resolve.
View our full article to find out more about common problems and solutions of 1970's homes.