The Block NZ 2013 contestants: Pete and Andy

Monday, August 26, 2013

Brothers Peter (26) and Andrew (23) Walker were born and bred in Rangitikei but live and work on a family farm in the deep south of the Catlins.

Genuine Kiwi blokes, they are both pretty handy with the hammer, and Pete, a former plumber, aspires to one day fly choppers for a living. Younger brother Andy is married to his childhood sweetheart Nikita.

These lads like to joke around, but don’t be fooled, both are practical and very competitive; Andy says he hates to lose despite the fact Pete usually wins, but that’s normally by default as he’s the oldest. Mates, motocross and rugby usually keep these boys busy in their downtime. Pete and Andy are keen to show New Zealand what a pair of practical Kiwi blokes can achieve – and they “could do with the money to finish renovating Pete’s house”.

Renovation experience

Pete is currently renovating his own house and ropes Andy in to helping him at every chance. It’s no surprise with their tradie skills they’ve knocked down most of the walls, created an open-plan kitchen and living area, and a new bathroom and laundry. They’ve even dabbled with wallpaper in their bid to transform Pete’s place.

Design style

They describe their style as modern, with Pete’s main focus on functionality. He says for the most part emphasising functionality will be an advantage as it should appeal to a large amount of buyers and make accessing what fixtures and furnishings they want easier. They may not be trendsetters, but they know what they like and are not afraid of trying to recreate what they’ve seen.

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