6 Popular Architectural Home Styles

6 Popular Architectural Home Styles

Australia has a rich and diverse history and since European settlement in 1788, the architectural landscape has transformed significantly. The unique character and heritage of bygone eras is evidenced by many of the beautiful period homes we see in our towns and cities today.

In this article, we explain some of the various architectural home styles that are popular throughout Australia, each with their own distinctive qualities and attributes.

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Fyansford Builder – Custom Designed Home

Fyansford Builder – Custom Designed Home

Gentrify recently handed over this stunning custom designed home situated on the leafy banks of the Barwon River in Fyansford.

Our brief was to create a unique, architecturally designed home utilising a blend of various materials and textures that work together to achieve a contemporary look and feel.

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Timber Flooring – A Useful Guide

Timber Flooring – A Useful Guide

Timber flooring is one of the most popular and practical flooring options when building or renovating your home, and for good reason – timber flooring can create a feeling of warmth, depth and natural beauty. Timber flooring also feels great underfoot and is practical and easy to clean.

There are a huge range of timber flooring options available, so choosing the right floor for your lifestyle and personal taste can be a tricky decision to make, as each type of timber has its own unique characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

In this useful guide, we explain the different timber flooring options available when building or renovating your home and what you should consider when making your selection.

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4 Tips to Make the Most of Storage During Home Building

4 Tips to Make the Most of Storage During Home Building

If you’re in the process of undertaking a knock-down rebuild or home renovation, storage is a great way to keep all your treasures safe. A storage space gives you the flexibility and convenience of storing everything in one safe and secure space. Storing your valuable belongings in the homes and garages of friends and family may be cheaper, however this is not ideal, as these spaces don’t afford your valuables the security and protection they need and you may have too many belongings to be able to store everything in one location.

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Solar Powered Homes are Back – Here’s Why

Solar Powered Homes are Back – Here’s Why

It was only a few years ago that solar powered homes across Australia were immensely popular. In fact, Australians are the biggest users of solar panels in the world. Their popularity was driven by a government rebate at the time, which reduced the price to approximately $2,000 for a complete system using five to six solar panels installed on the roof of a typical home. Fast forward a few years and solar powered homes became less economically attractive due to the scaling back of government incentives and much lower feed-in tariffs from energy suppliers.

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How to Choose a Builder

How to Choose a Builder

Deciding how to choose a builder can be a daunting and stressful experience. With so many different builders out there, each with their own strengths and value propositions; people often find themselves in a state of ‘analysis paralysis’, or worse – they end up selecting the wrong builder and their dreams of building their dream home can end up being shattered when their project goes off the rails.

Below are some useful tips to help choose the right builder for you.

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What’s Popular in the Custom Home World Right Now?

What’s Popular in the Custom Home World Right Now?

Choosing to build a custom designed home opens you up to a world of possibilities.  Not only will your home be created to perfectly suit your interior design tastes – you will be able to incorporate a completely personalised floor plan design and technology features that to enhance your lifestyle.

Let’s take a look at a few of 2017’s most popular custom home design requests:

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8 Steps to Property Development Success

8 Steps to Property Development Success

Property development can be a highly effective way of increasing your wealth and securing your financial future, however whilst property development may look easy – rushing into a development with limited knowledge and experience can be fraught with danger and can result in disastrous outcomes if the development project isn’t planned and executed properly. This article explains some of the critical steps to take and pitfalls to avoid in ensuring that your property development project is successful and profitable.

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First Home Owners Grant Changes You Should Know About

First Home Owners Grant Changes You Should Know About

You may have heard recently about the changes to the First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) in Victoria.

If you haven’t purchased a house before, make sure you take a look at the State Revenue Office’s First Home Owner’s web page website as there are substantial savings to be made for first home owners that build or buy in regional areas (pending the final decision on the legislation to be decided around June 2017). Some banks will even consider the grant as evidence of savings and will let you use it as part of your deposit.

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