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    Just 200 metres down the road from their old home, Frank and Debra Cartledge’s prized piece of land sat waiting for them. For over 12 years it remained vacant, awaiting a time for the Invermay couple to proceed building their dream home. For a home years in the making, there was every chance it would […]

    renovation

    Completing a home renovation is similar in many ways to building one from scratch. First, you have to start with a design idea. Next, you set up the framework for building out the concept. Lastly, you put the finishing touches on the home renovation project that turn the house into a home. But what if your budget […]

    property investment

    When considering investing in property, you will want to choose a home design that is simple and versatile. You may have multiple tenants over the years at varying stages of their family life, so a versatile design where a study can be turned into another bedroom or a second living room could be ideal. When […]

    Duplex homes

    If you are looking for ways to maximise the potential of your land or seeking an investment opportunity, you should consider building a duplex home. Essentially a duplex home consists of two separate living quarters and entrances that can cater for two different households, all within one dwelling. Duplexes can be the perfect living arrangement and […]

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    How to choose the perfect home design

    Having to choose the perfect design for your home can be a fun, yet overwhelming experience. With so many different builders and floor plans out there, it is important to ask yourself a few simple questions before decision-time arrives. Below are tips from our design team which can help you work out the most important […]

    knockdown rebuild

    If you love the area you live in but not your home, you generally have three options: sell your house and move, renovate/extend your home, or knockdown and rebuild. While all three options have benefits and drawbacks, considering a knockdown and rebuild project can be highly beneficial and profitable in the long run. It can […]

    first-time home buyers

    On the hunt for that perfect first home design? Choosing the right design for you can be a difficult decision, even more so when you are doing it for the first time. As well as learning all the processes, dealing with banks, builders and land developers and even learning the right lingo, you also have […]

    need to know before building

    Building a new home can be daunting for many home buyers. You may only go through the process a handful of times throughout your life, so knowing all the ins and outs can be difficult. Read our top 6 things you need to know before building to arm yourself with the knowledge to get started! […]

    Multigenerational living

    With an ageing population, working parents and the ever-present Australian dream to own property, multigenerational homes are on the rise. Multigenerational living occurs when two or more generations are living under a single roof. According to a paper delivered to the State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, over four million Australians lived in multigenerational homes. […]

    passive home

    Have you considered passive design for your home? Passive home design refers to any device or structure that takes advantage of the surrounding environment, climate or elements to help passively heat, cool and light your home, supplementing the use of active temperature-control systems. Passive homes offer a huge range of benefits to home buyers, including […]

    Split level home

    Difficult, sloping blocks can be time-consuming, impractical and costly to excavate. Slab homes dug into a slope can often result in steep driveways, large retaining walls and an unattractive façade. In some cases it may even be impossible to reduce the slope of the land to the point you can build a standard home on […]

    2016 home trends and forecasts

    In the busy and time-precious world we currently live in, our homes have truly become our sanctuaries. Being able to choose appliances, colours and the interior design of your home is a fun and exciting way to help achieve this and make the home really yours. From style tips to modern conveniences, we asked several […]