Tips for building a new home

Wallpaper options for new home builds

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gone are the days of painting a feature wall in the living area of your new home. Beautiful designer wallpaper looks much more sensational. Papering walls rather than painting them adds richness, texture and depth in a way paint can never match. Wallpaper can be compared to a piece of artwork for a room. 
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Gardening in a small space

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The days of large backyards in a new house build are over. Blocks of land are getting smaller, and dual occupancy and duplexes on the same block are more common as land prices increase and urban sprawl continues.  
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New home builder cost

Mark Bryson - Friday, March 17, 2017

Many of our clients have been asking lately about the extra costs for under mounted sinks.
Builders charge more for these installations due to the extra works involved.
The under mount sinks cost between $400-$500 in comparison to the standard surface mounted sink which costs around $280.
The other extra cost is the cutting and finishing of the stone which can range from $500 to $800.
So you should expect to pay around an extra $820+ for an under mount sink.


 
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Home ownership achievable with Berstan Homes

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are you in your thirties with a family and still renting? Do you feel home ownership is out of your grasp because of the current high price of houses?

It is possible to save money when entering the home market by choosing a new home build in Melbourne. 
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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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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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First home buyer's advice 11

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beware of the display home hype! With so many display homes around it is very easy to get sucked into the hype associated with them. Most of the major builders don't have any smaller homes on display and are only able to show you through their 30 square singles plus massive double stories.  
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First home buyer's advice 9

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

With so many new estates around the outer suburbs there is plenty of competition between the land agents for your custom. This can lead to numerous problems due to many agents being focussed on their bottom line.  
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First Home Buyer's Advice 7

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With so many new home builders out there how do you choose one? Well there are a few ways of selecting a good builder. Have a look at their work; when did they start building? When going into their display are you talking to the builder or just a sales person? 
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First home buyer's advice 6

Mark Bryson - Monday, April 27, 2015

When looking for land let the builder do the work and get the builder to source your land.   
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