Tips for building a new home

Top Tips to Pack for Storage Safely

Mark Bryson - Friday, December 09, 2016

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of renovating a home. It’s the time where you finally get to put all of your dreams into action and turn your vision into reality. It’s not all fun and excitement though, you have to carefully manage the project and a big part of that management is figuring out where you’re going to put all of your things while renovating. 
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Power points in the kitchen

Mark Bryson - Friday, October 14, 2016

Most builders install power points into the side of a kitchen bench. Even though this is easier and simpler to fix, it can prove to be a big mistake.  
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Baths and what to look out for!

Mark Bryson - Friday, October 07, 2016

With so many homes being built fast and cheaply these days, we are often spotting design oversights that can really effect the quality of a home.  
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The Berstan difference in wet areas

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Did you know waterproofing wet areas is one of the largest problems home builders face and can be the single most common area for problems down the track.  
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Save money with your choice of windows

Mark Bryson - Friday, August 12, 2016

Having double glazing installed is one of the key ways of achieving cheaper energy bills. Double glazing not only reduces your energy bills but also provides a more comfortable and quieter home with fewer condensation problems and heightened security. 
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Wipe thousands from your mortgage!

Mark Bryson - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Had enough of paying too much for your mortgage? It’s now time to do something about it! 
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Carpet Underlay

Mark Bryson - Monday, February 29, 2016

Many of our clients ask what type of underlay we use on our home builds. 
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Rubbish Dumping

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Berstan Homes have been experiencing dumping on many projects across Melbourne and our clients are really feeling the costs for removal. The costs are running at around $350 per ton for mixed rubbish. 
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Tiling made easier

Mark Bryson - Monday, November 09, 2015

A new product to make laying tiles level is on the market and watching one of our tilers the other day with a tiling aid. The aid is a levelling clip and what a great idea they have been around since 2014 known as the Tuscan Seam clip and what a system it is. When butting the tiles up you place a clip under the tile and then press the clip together, this then forces the tiles to become even on the surface leaving a perfectly level surface. 
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Fire pits

Mark Bryson - Friday, August 28, 2015



Berstan Homes have currently been asked by many clients for fire pits. A fire pit can easily be made from Austral retaining wall blocks which are the perfect shape. 
 
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