Miraculous Modern Building Materials

The materials we build with have changed a great deal over the years. They have become stronger, lighter, more durable and cheaper to make; factors which have led to a resurgence in many building-related industries such as the manufacture of kit home

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Laying Foundations for a Kit Home

Kit homes can either be built with bearer and joist construction or with a concrete slab foundation, making them suitable to erect on most building sites. If you choose to have a slab and you opt to do it yourself, this article covers the basics of l

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Calculating the Cost of Building a Home

The cost of building a home varies dramatically, and it’s not just because of size. While large properties and small properties will obviously have different costs associated with the build, factors pertaining to location, soil quality and the

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Steel Frame vs Timber Frame – Which Should You Go With?

Having made the decision to build your dream house, you would have realised by now that there are a lot of decisions to make along the way. Therefore, somewhere along the line you will need to make a choice between steel or timber frames. Should yo

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How to Become an Owner Builder

Fancy yourself a DIY master around the house? Looking to upgrade your renovation skills to home building skills? If you said yes to these, then becoming an owner/builder might just be for you. With the advent of TV shows such as The Block, Renovat

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Buying Off the Plan? Why You Need to Consider a Kit Home Instead

Considering buying off the plan? You’re not alone! Whilst it may seem like a strange concept to buy a house that doesn’t exist yet, there are many advantages to this course of homeownership. These benefits explain why the kit home path is growi

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Single storey vs double storey: what’s right for your family

Constructing a new home is exciting. You’ll be making a lot of decisions on details like the layout of your spaces and the colours of your walls. Every little detail adds to the final property you end up with, so you’ll want to carefully consid

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A step-by-step guide on how to design your own home

Building your home from the ground up is the only way to end up with a house that contains the exact features you want; but first, you need to have a floor plan. The floor plan is the central element in the design process, when you’re translating

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Why the kitchen triangle is still a great design strategy

While in the past kitchens tended to be for cooking only, they’re now also hubs for living and family gatherings. Modern kitchens rival the living room for the amount of time we spend in them. Since it’s such a heavily used space, design is a c

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House Extension Costs: What You Need To Consider

    When you purchase a home, you often don’t think about your future requirements. Excited by your current circumstances, it’s easy to get swept up and fall in love with a home that might not fit with your lifestyle later on. Let

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