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Our design trend predictions for 2020

Our design trend predictions for 2020

These are our design predictions for this year – we’ll continue to see a lot of emphasis on raw materials and a pared-back, luxe feel.  We’ll continue to see a lot of exposed materials – off-form concrete, exposed recycled brick and timber are all timeless and they...

Our tips for choosing the right builder for your project

Our tips for choosing the right builder for your project

Embarking on any sort of construction can be daunting - we’ve all heard horror stories.  Our top tips for choosing the right builder are: Choose someone reputable – Ask around for recommendations from friends and family. Ask for references from your builder from...

Our tips for designing to make the most of your block

Our tips for designing to make the most of your block

Design a duplex that feels spacious and makes the most of your block. Our key tips: Keep everything square set to create the illusion of more space Use white (or very light) paint in the interior as it maintains the illusion of light and space Maximise the amount of...

Where to save and where to spend on your new home

Where to save and where to spend on your new home

Spend Front Façade: This is the most visible part of your house - it’s vital to get this right. By choosing high-quality materials like recycled brick, timber and fibre-cement cladding you’ll be able to achieve a great look that will last. Entryway and front door -...

Top tips for designing duplex facades that will stand out

Top tips for designing duplex facades that will stand out

Having designed and built over 60 duplexes over the last decade, we’ve got some great insight on how to design a duplex façade that will look amazing, eye-catching and timeless. Our top tips are: Get the symmetry right – either use a completely symmetrical design or...

Incorporating sustainable design when building your new home

Incorporating sustainable design when building your new home

With environmental concern being at an all-time high, we think it’s important that we all do what we can to minimise our impact on the environment. Our key tips: Embrace passive design – Passive design refers to using desing to take advantage of gthe surrounding...

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