9 Tips to Home Building on a Narrow Block or Small Lot

If you’re planning on building a home in an inner city area or popular suburb, it’s quite likely you’ll be building on a small block. Narrow blocks and small lots are becoming increasingly common in Australia’s biggest cities, given the escalating land prices and push for urban infill. Consequently, many more small blocks are becoming … Continued

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12 building tips for your new home

Include as many of these tips in your new home and you’ll be thankful for decades to come! Building a new home is no small decision – or investment! It pays to get it right the first time, and to make sure you include certain elements that guarantee you a lifetime of happiness – not … Continued

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Building or buying: why building a house is the smartest (& most satisfying) move

Buying an existing home and building a house from scratch both have their advantages. But it’s worth weighing up the pros & cons to find the right option for you. For many, creating a new home design and starting afresh is the ideal move. Here’s why.   Eliminate the need for home renovations Renovations can … Continued

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Living with teens: vital elements to include in your new home

Teenage years can be a troublesome time for your kids, but when it comes to home living, this tricky time can impact the whole family! But with a little bit of clever thinking and planning of the design of your new home, you can keep your whole family happy , sane – and living together … Continued

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The Mid-century Home

Proof that great design is timeless… Look back at the designs and fashions over the last 50 to 60 years, and it’s easy to giggle. From cars to fashions to food and furnishings, we can think to ourselves, wow – haven’t we come a long way? But home designs? Wait a minute. When we look … Continued

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Let’s chill!

Smart Solutions & Cool Hacks to Keep Your House Cool This Summer   As we head into February and the mercury starts to soar, keeping cool is an issue on almost everyone’s mind. So what do you do? Well, it depends. On a few things. Your style of house, its location, materials and level of … Continued

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Passive home design. Understanding the basics.

If you’re building a new home, there’s never been a more important time to embrace the fundamentals of passive home design. If someone were to tell you that by making a few clever decisions before you build you could reduce energy expenses, increase airflow, live more comfortably, make the most of natural light, save a … Continued

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Essential reading when building your new home: factoring in what matters!

Building your new home from scratch gives you the perfect opportunity to have everything the way you want. But as is often the case, too much freedom has its headaches! With nothing but a clean slate in front of you, what should you choose and what really matters? Let’s help you find out.   First … Continued

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The split-level home

Photo by KUBE architecture – Discover exterior design inspiration Adding architectural flair & interest Split-level homes are just as they sound – built on an uneven or sloping block, the floor levels are staggered, offering advantages that are well worth exploring. For example, if you’re keen to stay or live in a particular suburb but … Continued

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Space-saving design trends for the urban infill home

It’s time to rethink your new home features!   The necessity for urban infill, combined with increasing housing prices has had a profound impact on the way we build our houses today. Aussie homes, once famed for being the most spacious worldwide, are now condensing. Once popular statement features and ‘aspirational’ design elements are quickly … Continued

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