10 reasons why you should use precast concrete

Precast concrete uses Australian materials and labour. The design of precast concrete can save up to 30% in the volume of concrete usually used for a standard suspended floor. The thermal mass absorbs and releases heat slowly which ends up saving up to 25% on heating and cooling costs. Precast can be manufactured off site [...]

Outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces are very popular in Australia and we emphasise their potential as not only do they create convivial and welcoming living spaces, but also add value to your home. See below some different types of outdoor spaces for you to consider for your future home. Porches These are considered transitioning spaces, connecting your [...]

Practical Completion Inspection: how to do it right?

Once the construction is completed, you will attend an inspection with the builder for a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI). The inspection will allow you to go through the house with the builder and ensure all work has been done properly. Go through our key points below to do it right! Check the whole property: as [...]

Renovate or demolish, 5 key points to consider

You are planning on buying an old house and are still undecided on whether you want to renovate it or completely knock it down and rebuild a new one. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you make your final decision. Cost First of all, consider the price for both options. To do [...]

Tips on how to help you decide your house design

When it comes time to think about the right house design, there is a variety of options you could go for and you might get lost. Our building designers have selected some tips to help you know what to look for. Define your lifestyle Ask yourself: what is your lifestyle? Are you planning to extend [...]

Tips to add character to your home

From storage ideas to materials, get inspired by some of the tips we share with you to enhance the character in your home. Clever storage: utilise the “dead space”, such as, the often omitted space between the top of furniture and the room’s ceiling or you can fit ample storages under the stairs. Wall: use [...]

Why renovating is more expensive than building?

Many people think that renovating is cheaper than building. Surprisingly here, we think that building from scratch is actually more affordable, faster and a smoother process than renovating. Find out below some things you should know about the renovation. Demolition The demolition has a significant impact on the cost as it involves a lot of [...]

Granny flats, know the pros and the cons

If you are planning on building an ancillary dwelling on your property as an investment, either to rent it out or to house family members, this post is for you! Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages to help you decide whether or not it’s worth having a granny flat in your backyard. The [...]

Have you heard about SIPs?

SIPs or Structural Insulated Panels are the “all-inclusive” structure you need for your next project! SIPs construction has become more and more popular because of its building method and the use of environmentally sustainable building methods. Read below a list of some reasons why you should consider the SIPs construction for your next project. Description [...]

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 [...]