When building, we tend to focus on items that will have the most visual effect and impact on cost: colour scheme, flooring, tap ware, kitchen cabinetry, etc. However, there are often a number of minor considerations that aren’t given enough thought, and result in homes that never feel quite right. Read about five areas that […]
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Advances have been made in building products that contribute to the ‘greening’ of Australian homes. Today’s new homes show that environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and healthy indoor living go hand-in-hand with comfort, convenience and great design. Here is a small sampling of the latest materials, products and technologies that professional home builders are working with […]
Builder versus Owner Builder No matter what your brother in law tells you, do not act as an Owner Builder. You have probably heard that all houses are basically the same and all you need to do is hire a plumber and a roofer yourself and you will save 10% or more on the cost […]
Communication Misunderstandings between you and your Builder and his team of professionals can cost you money or leave you unhappy with parts of the project. This is another area where you might start feeling like you’re over-doing it with the questions and clarifications, but Building Professionals are not mind readers unfortunately. If there’s something you […]
The right land – in the right place You’ll need to make sure you’re building in the right place and that you have acquired enough land and always remember location, location, location as this will be a factor to your lifestyle and future financial position. Allow plenty of time to find a good block of […]
Is that block of land right for you? There are many factors to consider when selecting and purchasing a block of land for building a home or a property development project. Here are some important things to help with the decision. Size, shape, orientation and slope of the block of land Got a particular house style or […]
What does demolition involve? While knocking down a house is a fairly uncomplicated job, there are quite a few things that need to be taken into consideration and we at Grand Cru Developments can help you with all these aspects. These include: Applying for the necessary demolition permits Disconnecting existing services (e.g. electricity, drainage, gas […]
Open walls are the ultimate embodiment of indoor-outdoor living, blurring the lines (well, getting rid of them actually) between the two. They are a fresh-air fanatic’s dream come true, and there is something about them that is just positive and friendly. They are the ultimate invitation. Here are a few ideas. Indoor kitchen, outdoor dining room. […]
How disappointing would it be to spend thousands of dollars on a built-in wardrobe only to have to replace it sooner than you expected because it just doesn’t fulfil your needs? This could be due to poor design or manufacture, so let’s cover some basics in wardrobe design that is sure to serve you well […]
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