Building on a sloping site

Building on a sloping site

By Sam | December 1, 2015 | Comments Off on 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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Block orienation

House block orientation

By Sam | November 25, 2015 | Comments Off on House block orientation

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

By Sam | November 16, 2015 | Comments Off on 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

Selecting a builder for your new home

By Sam | October 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Selecting a builder for your new home

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

By Sam | October 11, 2015 | Comments Off on 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 tiles

Ceramic Floor tiles for your home

By Sam | October 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Ceramic Floor tiles for your home

Are you considering selecting Ceramic floor tiles for your home? Ceramic tile is a generic term that applies to a wide range of tiles made from fired clay. Ceramic floor tiles cover un-glazed tiles – often referred to as terracotta, glazed and porcelain. When a ceramic floor tile is glazed as part of the firing …

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Building Quotes

Obtaining building quotes for a new home

By Sam | September 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Obtaining building quotes for a new home

How to avoid disappointment when obtaining building quotes for your new home Obtaining building quotes to build a custom home can be a daunting and time consuming task. Sometimes it seems the more building quotes you get the harder and more confusing the task becomes. Selecting a builder goes beyond price alone. A custom home …

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Laminated flooring

Laminated flooring for your home

By admin | September 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Laminated flooring for your home

What You Should Know About Selecting Laminated Flooring for your Home Laminated flooring is becoming more popular, and not just for those on a tight budget. Just like it does for your kitchen cabinets and bench tops, laminated flooring comes in a range of finishes and colours. Laminated flooring is dramatically less expensive than timber …

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How to read a floor plan

Floor plans

By Sam | September 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Floor plans

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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Open Plan or Zoned Living

Open plan living or zoned living?

By Sam | September 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Open plan living or zoned living?

Does Open Plan Living or Zoned Living best suit your needs? When it comes to designing a new home, you’ll be asking whether you have a design done for open plan living or zoned living. Traditionally homes were built with lots of separate rooms, all with their own individual purpose. Over the years there has …

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