May be a silly question, but in general what are houses made of in NZ? Are they all made of that 'wood effect' or are there any 'bricks and mortar' built homes? Do any homes have central heating, double glazing etc...

I've looked at various real estate/property web sites, and most of the houses look to be built of the same material without any visible signs of central heating. If so are they warm, dry etc... or cold and damp!

Any advice welcome!

Thanks Rick