Custom home versus the project home

If you’re building a new home you will be thinking about design. Should you build a custom-designed home or choose a project home? What are the differences? The blank canvas A project home is basically a pre-designed home. House designs are drawn up to suit various budgets and can be quite cost-effective because the design [...]

2019-11-14T13:14:30+10:00November 5th, 2019|Building Tips, Uncategorized|

5 questions you should ask your prospective builder

Building a home is an important undertaking, involving lots of decision-making and planning. Choosing the right builder is probably the most crucial ingredient in getting the end-result you want. Image: Cade Mooney. There are some obvious indicators to look for: professionalism, transparency and excellent communication skills are vital. But what else do you [...]

2019-03-23T11:36:29+10:00March 23rd, 2019|Building Tips|

Helpful info to help you navigate the building process

The building process can be overwhelming. There are often a number of different players to deal with and it's easy to feel swamped by information. So many details to negotiate. Image: Pexels. Finance Getting finance is a very important step. Shop around to find the best deal for your situation and do your [...]

2018-08-20T09:32:19+10:00August 20th, 2018|Building Tips|

Environmental impact of building

Whether you are building a home or commercial premises there will be some cost to the environment. Choosing sustainable building materials and clever construction can improve your environmental rating and also the cost-effectiveness of your building. Embodied energy Embodied energy refers to the total amount of energy used in all of the processes in the [...]

4 Tips to help you choose the right builder

Choosing a builder to build your new home or renovate your old one is a big decision. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice and enjoy a stress-free build. Look for Experience One of the most important things is to find a builder who has lots of experience building the kind [...]

2017-03-08T06:03:14+10:00March 8th, 2017|Building Tips|

Building Near the Ocean on the Sunshine Coast: 4 Important Tips to Save You Time and Money

As any Sunshine Coast resident knows living on the water or very close to the water is magical for the lifestyle and the views. You probably know too that it also comes with a few drawbacks  – rust, water damage, and the effects of salt on your dwelling, as well as on appliances.  […]

2016-01-02T05:11:18+10:00January 2nd, 2016|Building Tips|