The top 6 features Australians want in a home in 2020

With lots of people taking advantage of low interest rates and building new homes, we thought it would be timely to take a look at the top features Aussies are looking for in a new home. 1. Quality Finishes In an era where package homes go up almost overnight, there has never been a greater [...]

2019-10-08T13:10:40+10:00October 8th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

5 Things You Need To Know When Building A New Home

Building your dream home is the culmination of years of planning and saving. It’s exciting and a little overwhelming. Your builder and designer/architect can advise you and offer their expertise and industry knowledge, but at the end of the day there are major decisions that only you can make. Here are five things you should [...]

2019-09-26T09:06:52+10:00September 26th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

Timeless design versus trends that date

When planning a new home we are offered the latest in building design trends. But how do we build on-trend without risking a design that will date quickly? There are design elements that are timeless. These are the features, things like high ceilings, that remain highly sought after right across the different design eras of [...]

2019-08-27T14:49:13+10:00August 27th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

When changing plans is a good thing

Changing plans mid-job is often expensive and time-consuming; changes at this time will usually blow both the budget and the schedule. Sometimes a client believes that it is worth it and so the changes are made, but if possible  it's best to stay the course once building has started. Image: Cade Mooney That’s [...]

2019-07-22T13:31:37+10:00July 22nd, 2019|Building Design Tips|

5 principles for a sustainable construction

Every building material comes at some environmental cost, but there are principles that can guide you towards choices that reduce your environmental footprint, while being cost-effective and increasing the liveability of your home. Environmental choices can definitely be a win win. Award-winning Kailiani Beach Houses - designed by Andrew Bock Architects and built by [...]

2019-04-11T16:29:55+10:00April 11th, 2019|Building Design Tips|

What is solar passive design?

If you’re planning to build a home or commercial premises, you will have probably come across the term 'solar passive design'. So, what exactly is it? In a nutshell, solar passive design makes the best use of your environment to reduce the need for heating or cooling appliances, saving the average household around 40% on [...]

2019-01-18T13:26:52+10:00January 18th, 2019|Building Design Tips, Liveable Homes|

It all begins with your site

Future-proofing is an increasingly popular trend for people building a new home. Many clients have an eye on the future as they plan their new homes, choosing a design that will suit their future lifestyle. Building a home that will cater to your changing needs will definitely save you money in the long-term. The challenge [...]

2018-11-15T16:27:29+10:00November 15th, 2018|Building Design Tips, Uncategorized|

Investment Property at Ferny Glen

We recently completed a home at Ferny Glen Road at Mons on the Sunshine Coast. The home was built as an investment property and will be rented by a lucky local family. Spacious and welcoming. Image by Cade Mooney. Often rental properties are very basic and they usually don't contain many extra design [...]

2018-07-19T13:22:24+10:00July 19th, 2018|Building Design Tips|

How to save on your home build

Budget blow-out is something we work hard to avoid. Preparing a realistic budget from the outset and setting clear parameters around the scope of your build, are proven ways we use to achieve your dream home on budget. Planning is the key to achieving your dream home. Decide what's important There are some [...]