Building on a sloping site

Building on a sloping site

Understanding the Challenges of Building on a Sloping Site Building on a sloping site is both a problem and a gift. The problem is that it adds complexity and therefore cost to the project. The gift; when you’ve finished you’ll have a much more interesting home that sometimes lends itself to views that others won’t …

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House block orientation

Block orienation

Find Out Why Good House Block Orientation is Important When Buying Land Good design starts with choosing a house block with the right orientation. The right house block orientation is one that allows the main daytime living and outdoor areas to be facing north. When looking to buy a block of land, a north facing yard …

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Buying a block of land

Buying a block of Land

Know what questions you should ask when buying a block of land Buying a block of land is the first step in building your new custom home. This seems a simple enough task, but choosing the wrong block of land can have far reaching implications in terms of cost to build, home building design ideas …

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Selecting a builder for your new home

Selecting a Builder

Don’t let your dream home become a nightmare. What you should know before selecting a builder for your new home Before you decide to sign a contract to build your new home, some basic due diligence can help you avoid turning your dream into a nightmare. All too often people sign contracts without proper checks …

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Comparing building quotes

Comparing Building Quotes

Comparing Building Quotes is not an easy process When comparing building quotes it pays to do your homework. It’s human nature to try and get the cheapest price possible when buying anything. That’s why we like to shop around, whether it’s a pair of shoes, a car or a new home. As with most things …

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Floor plans

How to read a floor plan

House Floor Plans – Do you know how to read them? Understanding how to read floor plans is important when going through the process of designing your home. A complete set of floor plans has a number of components all of which play an important role when it comes to building your home. In addition …

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Owner building – is it worth it?

Owner building, new homes in melbourne

Is owner building for me? Some questions answered Here’s a scenario – you have received your building quotes and all are well above your expectation. Then you pose the question; is owner building something to consider? Deciding on whether to be an owner builder isn’t something anyone should enter into lightly – not only does …

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