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Should I Buy Or Build A House?

Buying or building a home is a huge investment in time, money and emotion. Should your buy outright or build? Let’s look at the pros and cons of buying an established home versus building. Buying an Existing Home PRO: Choice An established area has a mixture of styles, architecture and...

8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

5 Tiny Homes Without Wheels

Social enterprise Nestd is reinventing the tiny house without the wheel. Remember the remarkable Peak tiny home launched at the Melbourne Home Show? This architecturally designed home (below) raised the bar for passive technology, smart storage and pristine angles. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover....

7 Questions for a Tiny House Builder

Ric Butler is a straight-talking, veteran tiny house builder who shared his experiences with the Home Show crowd. Our tiny tale begins with four mates who banded together to start Tinyhouse2go. Built by a builder, designer, cabinet maker and a businessman, their homes start at $80,000. The bespoke builds take...

See Your Dream Home in Virtual Reality

With just a simple floor plan, your dream home can be realised in virtual reality (VR) saving money, stress and time. Builders have admitted that 8/10 people struggle to visualise drawings, which complicates projects down the line. For renovators and builders, this causes budget blow-outs, builder/buyer tensions and wasted time....

Why Choose an Architect

"Architect-designed houses are not accessible to all". This is a myth championed by the building industry. Alternatively, why not focus on the key benefits architects bring to a project. Here are a few for you: • Appoint an architect to your project and you’ll gain a home designed for the way...

5 Essentials Before Starting a Building Project

So – you’ve got the plans from the architect to build your dream home. Maybe you’re finally fixing up that fixer-upper? Enthusiasm is high – as is your bank balance – and you’re picturing how good that cup of tea is going to taste 12 months from now as you...

Explore Your Floor Plan in VR

The Home Show is already known for modern technology and design; Property Start 360 bolstered that claim with their virtual reality (VR) approach to traditional floor plans. The term VR is often thrown around these days. Everyone is trying to capitalise on the exciting new tech. Yet, past the impressive...

Reinventing the Weatherboard Home

There is an ever-increasing desire among modern homeowners to use a weatherboard façade, however, the constant maintenance is unappealing to today’s homemakers as we get caught up with daily time constraints and the desire to spend more time with the family. Modern times call for modern solutions, and maintenance free...

The KISS Principle

So, thinking about knocking the old shack into shape, perhaps a new paint job or even adding a new room or two? Why don’t you go the whole hog and bulldoze the darned thing and begin afresh with a project home builder? Maybe dig a little deeper in your pockets...

Design trend: Cantilevered Architecture

Cantilevered architecture: the gravity-defying form element in buildings that all designers love. Whether it be an outreaching overhang like the Merricks Beach House (pictured, left) or an upper floor cantilever projecting past the lower level of the ‘Isn’t she Lovely’ project (pictured, above & below) it must be said these...

Five tips for building your home

Building your home can be an exciting adventure but it can also be overwhelming. If things go wrong, the results could be very costly. Yet, some planning and good advice can help you avoid some of the pitfalls and enjoy a great outcome. Research, research, research Constructing your own home...