Tips for building a new home

Heating choices in new home builds Melbourne

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

It may still be the last month of autumn in Victoria but winter’s icy progress has been making itself felt in the past few weeks.   
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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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Solar power lowers water heating costs in new home builds Melbourne

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Solar power is one of the most efficient ways to comply with state government energy efficiency regulations which were introduced in 2011. More than 95% of Berstan Homes’ clients choose a solar water heating system over a rainwater tank for toilet flushing when they build their new home. 
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Pantry storage made simple for knockdown rebuilds and new homes

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

You’ve moved into your shiny new home, built by the nice people at Berstan Homes. Now it's time to organise the kitchen and fill up the pantry. 
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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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Choosing a new home builder who will go the distance

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Recent news reports about building companies in Victoria collapsing is worrying news for their clients and those considering building a new home.

Watersun Homes is the latest company to go into liquidation, bringing to a halt 300 construction projects and resulting in 90 staff losing their jobs. 
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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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Tips and Tricks for Storing Mattresses

Mark Bryson - Friday, December 16, 2016

We all love our mattresses, but they’re also a big investment, which means that they’re not the type of thing you want have to replace on a regular basis. So, if you’re renovating, you’ll want to make sure that you can safely store your mattress so it’s ready when the renovations are complete.  
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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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