The strawberries are ripe and juicy. My roses are in bloom and Christmas is right around the corner, as is our show home opening on the 1st of December.

As we prep for the holiday season, we usually include ‘Summer Body Prep’ to our to-do lists. By following the regimen our trainers have set out, we’ll have that bod sorted in no time… but what about ‘Summer Body Prep’ for your home?

All new homes come with guarantees around products and material performances, but these are only valid if you are doing the right maintenance work along the way. Regular maintenance around your beautiful home will keep it looking that way for generations.

You should have received a pack (or digital copy) of the maintenance and care requirements for your home from your builder when you moved in. You may have shoved it in a cupboard or the newly appointed junk drawer, but this is where you’ll find the best ways, and correct intervals to keep your cedar front door looking like new, your soffits clean, your carpets fresh and more. So break out that discarded old folder and take advice from the manufacturers themselves! They are the Personal Trainers for your home.

Their products were tried and tested in order to comply with the New Zealand standards for performance before they were deemed fit for use. So they need a proper care regimen to ensure that they remain so, long after being used to construct your home. So it’s up to you to do the work they’ve prescribed if you want results that last. (sorry – more gym analogies!)

If you are in an older home, or for some reason have ‘misplaced’ this pack, you’ll usually be able to find this information on the manufacturers website, your builder or from a trade merchant.

Phew! Now the hard work is out of the way, its time to enjoy that sunshine!

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