WE’RE ANYTHING BUT ‘COOKIE CUTTER’

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It’s not hard to find a builder to construct an ‘out of the box’ home design that delivers the basics in terms of functionality and style—the difficulty arises when you need a builder to handle something that bucks the trend. If you’re trying to escape the humdrum of mainstream home design in preference of something […]

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME

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Building a custom home is an exciting and highly rewarding venture, but it also comes with a lot of unknowns, particularly if you’re new to the process. To help put your mind at ease, we’ve pulled together some answers to the questions you’re probably wondering about… How long does it take to build a custom […]

THE FEATURES THAT ADD THE MOST VALUE TO YOUR HOME

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There are plenty of benefits to renovating or extending your home—not only can it improve the aesthetic, functionality and liveability of the home, but it can also significantly increase the value of the property. If you’re planning a home renovation or thinking about adding an extension and want to know which features are likely to […]

OUR TIPS FOR PLANNING A HOME RENOVATION OR EXTENSION

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Planning a home renovation or extension? Here are our top tips to help you ensure the project comes in on brief, on time and most importantly, on budget. Tip #1: Find your design inspo Engaging an architect or designer can be a costly exercise—to streamline the design process, it’s important to have a general idea […]

WHY RENOVATING OR EXTENDING IS A GREAT IDEA, EVEN IN A SLOW MARKET

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Every real estate market tends to follow the same general cycle: growth; stabilisation; decline; then recovery. When homeowners find themselves in a stabilising or declining market, many second-guess the value of investing a large sum of their hard-earned cash in a renovation or extension project when there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to recoup their […]

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPEC AND CUSTOM HOME?

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If you’ve decided to build a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to opt for a spec or custom home build. While each type of build offers a range of benefits, it’s likely that one option will be a more suitable fit for what you’re after. To help […]

WHY NOTHING COMPARES TO A BESPOKE HOME BUILD

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You’ve decided to build a new home—now you’re facing the important question of whether to build an off the plan spec home or go down the path of a bespoke home build. While a spec home does offer a range of benefits, there are a few areas where they simply can’t compete with what a […]

BUILDING FOR THE FIRST TIME? HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

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Building a home for the first time can seem intimidating if you’re not sure what to expect—but it shouldn’t be. Whether you’re considering adding an extension to your existing home, doing a full knockdown-rebuild or embarking on a dual occupancy opportunity, a simple way to put your nerves at ease is to familiarise yourself with […]

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF ANY CONTEMPORARY RENOVATION

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In recent years, we’ve seen a colossal surge in the demand to add a contemporary renovation or extension to a period or heritage home, and it’s no wonder why—a contemporary addition allows you to continue living in the same location, in a home you love, while also typically proving to be a more affordable alternative […]

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CUSTOM HOME BUILDER

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If you asked everyone that’s ever built a custom home before “what is the single most important thing to get right”, the most resounding answer would have to be “choose the right builder”. With so much relying on getting this one single decision right, it’s enough to make even the most experienced renovators, designers and […]

HERE’S WHY A DUAL-OCCUPANCY BUILD IS A SMART MOVE

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Considering building a new home? Why not build two? While it may sound a little ludicrous, it could prove to be the smartest decision you ever make. From affordability to location, lifestyle and design, a dual-occupancy build really does allow you to have it all. Here’s why… It makes financial sense The financial benefits are […]

THE THREE GOLDEN RULES OF HOME RENOVATION

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If you find the idea of undertaking a major home renovation or extension project somewhat overwhelming, you’re not the only one. Considering everything from the design and aesthetic of the home to sourcing the right materials, obtaining the required permits and coordinating trades and construction–all while ensuring you stick to the budget–is enough to make […]

IS IT BETTER TO RENOVATE, EXTEND OR REBUILD?

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It’s a common experience for many homeowners—the home that once suited your lifestyle and requirements perfectly simply doesn’t cut it anymore. If you know you need to do something to improve the liveability or aesthetic of your home but can’t decide if you should renovate, extend or rebuild, it may help to consider the key […]

OLD MEETS NEW: HOW TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A HERITAGE HOME

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Loved for their character and old-world charm, heritage homes are in a league of their own. From picture rails to leadlight windows, traditional fireplaces, ornate ceilings and decorative cornices, heritage homes are filled with striking details you simply don’t find in modern homes. While we would never question their beauty, heritage homes can’t always accommodate […]

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME

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If you’re toying with the idea but are hesitant to take the first step, it may be because you’re concerned about one (or a combination) of these factors: an extensive build time, exorbitant costs or an onerous build process. There are plenty of benefits to building a bespoke home, however, it can seem daunting if […]