Building & Project Guides

Building & Project Guides

Need some advice to get your project perfect?

ITRetaining Guide Cover ITMM has created a range of building guides to help with home improvement and DIY projects.

You can download a copy here or you can pick up a hard copy of this in your local Western ITM store.

If there is a particular project that you would like more information on make sure you ask the team at Western ITM. We pride ourselves on our experienced, friendly and helpful staff. We know the right products for the job and how to use these products - so if it's real advice you need from people you can trust - talk to Western ITM.


How to Build a Retaining Wall Guide

Build a Timber Fence Guide

Exterior Painting Guide

Staining Exterior Timber Guide

Build a Deck Guide


Interior Painting Guide

Fix and Joint GIB Plasterboard Guide


BRANZ has produced a Maintaining my Home website that provides homeowners with free practical advise on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues such as Building Controls, Health & Safety, Earthquakes, Weather tightness and Painting.

visit to view the most common issues of a home and how to maintain them.