Tips to pick the optimal block of land

As you search your perfect patch of land, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not always as clear-cut as it seems. Location, size and shape are critical, but there are also many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. The following tips compiled by our building designer are some of [...]

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Renovations: what to do and not do to add value

If you have an upcoming renovation project and want to increase the value of your property, read below the 5 best things to do and what to avoid. Doing an extension is definitely a good way to add value, although, it can be turned into a nightmare if it’s not handled well. Before you delve [...]

10 tips for your pool design

You are thinking of putting a pool at the back of your block before summer but can’t decide on the type of pool. Here are some ideas to guide you. Read also What to consider before putting in a pool? for more information about the whole process. Kids: if you have kids, keep them in mind [...]

What to consider before putting in a pool?

Have you ever dreamed of doing morning laps or hanging out with your friends by the pool? The current trend of a house nowadays is to include a new pool in the design. However, the process is not as easy as you think. That’s why our building designers have picked 5 key points to consider [...]

Top 5 kitchen design tips

Kitchens are the heart of a home! This is the reason why this area needs to be highly functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Our building designer team from Green Start Design have selected 5 practical tips you need to consider when designing your new kitchen. Lighting Either you are up early for breakfast with [...]

The 5 best tips to maximise your renovation

To help make sure you have everything you need to know before you delve into the renovation of your house, our building designers from Green Start Design have selected 5 keys points you will need to consider first: Budget Ask yourself the type of renovation/addition you would like; consider its size, the materials and what [...]

Tips to consider when designing your granny flat

Do you have an empty space in your backyard? Have you considered putting in a granny flat? A granny flat can be used as a home for a family member, a home office, play room or can even be rented out. Here are some ideas and tips to consider before you begin the design of [...]

Understanding the steps in the construction phase

When delving into the building phase, we think it is important to familiarise yourself with the construction phase to help you gain a better understanding of what is happening, when and how. The base This is the first stage of the construction process: the foundations. This time consists of mainly earthworks such as digging and [...]

Tips to pick the good lighting for your home

The finishing stage is often the hardest stage, especially when it comes to choosing fixtures and furniture. Most people focus their attention on colours, furniture and materials to showcase the style they want for their house. Surprisingly, lighting is one of those underrated components that you don’t always notice, but really helps to enhance the [...]

Do you have drawings?

This question is more likely the first thing your building designer will ask when you are considering a new project. Our team of building designers from Green Start Design emphasise precise and thorough as-built drawings as they strongly believe it is the result to a successful project. As-built drawings is a set of drawings which [...]