7 tips for staying warm and saving money this winter

Like it or not, winter is fast approaching and it’s getting cold so here are some tips and tricks that will keep you warm and allow you to save money at the same time.

Two natural building materials that stand the test of time

Many homeowners are looking to incorporate natural building materials into the design of their home because they look great, don’t age and most importantly help to reduce environmental impact.

Keep your outdoor living area warm in winter

The best living spaces flow seamlessly from the inside out and can be enjoyed all year round. If you’re planning an outdoor living space it’s important to make sure the space can be enjoyed in winter.

10 questions to ask before you starting building

More and more homeowners are looking for ways they can bring the outside in, to create the perfect retreat for their family. An outdoor entertaining area can bring life and energy into your home. It’s a place to cook, entertain, relax and have fun.

Granny flats. A continuing trend for homeowners in 2016

Granny flat

Working in the building industry I often see trends in home design come and go, yet one trend that has really caught my attention and offers a lot of benefits is building a granny flat.

What is passive solar heating?

According to YourHome, 'passive design reduces or eliminates the need for auxiliary heating or cooling, which accounts for about 40% (or much more in some climates) of energy used in the average Australian home’.

7 benefits of using Hebel

There are so many types of building materials on the market that you can use to build a new home. One of our favourite products is Hebel.

Hebel offers many benefits to builders and homeowners.

10 ways to stay cool this summer

Summer is here and as we experience high temperatures across the country, we’d like to share with you some tips for keeping your home cool.

7 building tips for your home renovation

This year we’ve enjoyed sharing the latest tips and building advice to help you with your building projects. Below is a list of our top 7 posts to help you with your next project.

The impact of colour on your home

Colour directly impacts how you feel and it sets the mood of a space. It can bring energy to a room; create a sense of peace, abundance or light.

How you can enjoy outdoor living at anytime of the day

With the right outdoor lighting you can enjoy outdoor living at any time of the day.

Outdoor lighting serves a purpose, it’s practical and important for security and safety, however it doesn’t end there.

Don’t wing it! Prepare for an extraordinary design

Everyone has their own individual style however when it comes to design, building and innovation there are a few things you should consider to ensure you get the best value and functionality out of your next project.

Don’t let these little things ruin your biggest investment

Buying a home or investment property is likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you ever make, so it’s important that when you do, you take the right precautions.

Backyard trends for this season

Spring Summer sees two emerging trends in backyard pools; shrinking yards and statement pools

Renovating your kitchen on a budget

kitchen top The kitchen is usually at the top of the list when you start renovating. However it can be one of the most expensive rooms to renovate. If you’re on a budget, there are lots of simple things you can do to refresh and renovate the space.

5 easy steps to a sparkling summer ready pool

pool It’s been a long and cold winter, and I cannot wait for that first summer's day that’s hot enough to jump in the pool. That day is thankfully fast approaching, so it's time to get the pool swim ready.

Tiles: for perfect floors and walls

Looking to renovate or update your floor and wall coverings? Then tiles are the answer. As a builder, I really enjoy working with tiles because they're practical and durable. And they bring style, depth and beauty to any setting. 

Concrete driveways - they ain't what they used to be

Concrete driveways are making a real comeback in the building industry and it's little wonder given the many advantages of design versatility and structural integrity. Compared to other driveway materials, like asphalt, stone, or brick, concrete is the complete package as a material and I love seeing clients incorporate it into their design.

Pick the perfect handrail for your stairs

The right handrail should be a natural extension of your stair design, ensuring the safety of your family and friends, and blending with your aesthetic vision. You have a huge choice when it comes to style and materials, and to make that a bit easier, here's our guide to picking the right handrail.

Render makeover

Want a new look for your home that’s no fuss, easy to clean and will create real appeal?

Choosing a garage door that complements your home

Today, there are lots of stylish garage door designs on the market, which can make the buying decision challenging if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. It’s important to think about the future and choose a garage door that’s as large as possible because you never know what space you may need for storage or you may buy a larger car in the future.

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