Home building in my suburb

Articles discussing the range of different demands and issues
for home builders in different suburbs.

Builder Yarra Valley

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The best part on designing your new home is you can have a feature that is not available in standard homes. The home design in the photo shows an eye catching perimeter bulkhead with slot registers for the air conditioning. 
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Custom Builder Moonee Ponds

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, July 04, 2018

When looking at hanging egg seats or placing heavy art pieces to walls and ceilings always remember to install noggins pre-plaster for strength. 
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Custom Builder Diamond Creek

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Going back to the basics, lately we are experiencing clients requesting timber to be included in their kitchens.Timber as part of the kitchen bench or even just a butcher’s block style island is becoming more common. 
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Custom Builder Alphington

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

There are plenty of alternatives with materials for splashbacks, glass, tiles, stainless steel and stone.  
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New home builder

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Buying a home and land package can seem a little daunting and that is why you need a builder with a steady and confident approach to guide you along the way. Our process at Berstan homes starts with helping you work out your budget and financing requirements using one of our financial experts. Once the budget is realised for your home and land package we then assist you choose one of our homes and any customisation to the home as required.   
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Builder Glen Waverley

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We have just completed the demolition works at one of our knock down rebuilds in Glen Waverley and this site had an interesting problem. 
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Custom home builder Bentleigh

Mark Bryson - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Custom home builder Berstan Homes are a family owned and operated building company specializing in custom home building and knock down rebuilds in Bentleigh. 
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Custom home builder Melbourne

Mark Bryson - Monday, May 23, 2016

Berstan Homes has been surprised lately at how many clients are asking for double showers to the master bedrooms.
One of the many advantages to having a custom home built is you can have the home designed the way you want it and not somebody else.
Extra size breakfast bars are also proving to be large ticket item this year.
The old favourite by far is still storage form extra cupboards to extended garage spaces creating larger storage areas. 
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Blackburn Builder Berstan Homes

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Local Blackburn builder Berstan Homes has been having an increasing number of enquires lately for dual occupancy developments.
Dual occupancy homes in Blackburn are selling for excellent prices lately and this is fuelling the strong enquiry at Berstan Homes.
We have several standard designs that are proving very popular with our clients in Blackburn.  
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Custom Builder Eltham

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Late last week I met up with a couple of potential clients in Eltham, and their story was a common one.
This particular couple had been in the planning permit merry -go -round for four very frustrating years.
The couple had engaged an architectural company to design their home and apply to council for a planning permit.
What I found out was very upsetting; they not only wasted four years getting a planning permit but they have ended up with a home that is not anything like what they wanted!
The architectural company engaged did not at any point during the process ask what design or style home they wanted.
So now they are in the market canvasing different builders to get them out of this mess.
Major plan drafting changes will be required to their current plans to make the design brief given work effectively.
There are a couple of very expensive lessons that can be learnt from with this case.
Be aware of companies that don't ask you what you would like your home design to be like.
Always ask for concept drawings so you can check out the rough design before it gets too far into the drafting process.
Beware of companies that won't change their plans to suit you; after all they are working for you not you for them!
Get an idea of timing from the company before things get out of hand.
Try to find a company that will do the designs, drafting, planning, engineering and build this way you will not waste time and unnecessary expense.
Berstan Homes offer a full in house service with all the professionals required to make your dream come true without the headaches.  
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