Corrosion protection when building a new home on the coast

Corrosion can have a significant impact on homes that are built in coastal or marine environments.

In planning and constructing a new custom home in areas close to salt water, it’s vital to follow the appropriate protection requirements to sustain the harsh conditions of coastal environments. There are specific products outlined by the Australian Standards and the NCC 2016 Building Code of Australia (BCA) – Volume Two. Implementing the corrosion protection requirements for coastal conditions will add additional cost to your build but will significantly reduce maintenance costs long-term.

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Is the Hamptons style right for you?

The Hamptons look continues to grow in popularity, particularly throughout Queensland, with gabled weatherboard, timber windows and sweeping verandas lending themselves to the style.

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Will my appliances fit into my new kitchen?

Your new home is almost ready for handover so you’re mentally preparing for the move in and working out where your furniture and belongings will go. What about your whitegoods? Will they fit in the new kitchen?

Taking the example of a fridge, below are a number of worthwhile considerations to ensure your appliances fit and operate correctly.

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Wool vs synthetic carpet - which is better and what’s right for your new home?

Choosing the right carpet for your new home can be challenging with so many different varieties available.

We’ve looked into the pros and cons of both wool and synthetic carpets to help you make the right decision for your home.

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Client Case Study: Don + Karen

Last month we handed over a stunning three storey custom home located on a small and narrow block in Ashgrove.

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Inspiration to spruce your home this Spring

As Queensland home builders we know all too well just how much our state loves the warmer months.

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What you should  know about fencing your home

There are numerous reasons for a fence – privacy, security, and street appeal – but how do you know what's yours and your neighbours? Everything you need to know is below.

According to the Brisbane City Council (BCC) a fence doesn’t just mean a line of posts, wire or panels, rather, it’s anything that encloses an area of land. This includes things like gates, hedges, embankments or even creeks. In order to be a ‘fence’ it also doesn’t need to extend along the entire boundary of your land.

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Island bench designs for your new kitchen

When executed well the kitchen island bench can be a stylish, practical and functional element that adds great value to a home and the way we live and interact within it.

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What is a driveway gradient?

A driveway is a vehicular crossing that provides safe and reasonable access to a property.

Depending on the topography of the property, a driveway’s path will either slope up or down to the carport/garage. This slope of the driveway is referred to as the gradient.

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The difference between solid hardwood and engineered timber floors

Timber is such a popular choice for flooring in a home but what’s the difference between solid hardwood timber floors and engineered timber floors?

Solid timber floors are made up of thick, hardwood planks and engineered timber floors are made up of bonded layers of plywood, with a thin cut of wood compressed onto the top.

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