Articles discussing the range of different demands and issues for home builders in different suburbs.
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.read more
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. read more
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 withread more
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Forest Hill is said to derive from the name of a cottage owned by early settler Captain Bunbury and is descriptive of the district's original bushland setting.
With most homes in Forest Hill approaching 60 years plus in age it means most home owners will have major problems arising, the main being the maintenance costs are excessive and ongoing. Another is the energy rating are poor to say the least and because the rating are so low just running theseread more
Sunday, February 21, 2016
The name Pascoe Vale resinated from the suburb being purchased, settled and named "Pascoeville" by John Pascoe Fawkner after Pascoville Farm, where he lived from 1842. With most homes in the Pascoe Vale area being well over the 70 year mark it leaves them with many problems.
Just some of the problems are the energy ratings are extremely poor making them very expensive to heat and cool due to there being nothing to stop the energy leaving the home. Badread more
Sunday, February 21, 2016
If you’re in the market for a home builder in the Templestowe area contact Berstan Homes for an informative chat about your project.
Berstan Homes are capable of providing a very varied collection of builds from smaller unit size home builds to larger custom designed home builds.
Berstan Homes also offer multiple categories of home standards from entry level Cat 1 to middle range Cat 2 builds and our Cat 3 high end builds all three Categories are currently onread more
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Builder Surrey Hills
If you have some land in Surrey Hills and are looking for a free home how about building a dual occupancy or a home in the backyard.
It's very easy to do and the whole process could be completed in around 18 months from planning to completion of the building.
To get a free brand new home all you need to do is sell one of them and this in turn would pay for the whole project.read more
Monday, February 08, 2016
Lower Plenty is fast becoming a suburb where old meets new with many of its older homes being removed and upgraded by modern designed living abodes.
With an old home comes all the problems poor design, making do with what's existing and the energy ratings are terrible due to old standards.
It could very well be time to seriously consider a knock down rebuild, a brand new custom designed energy efficient home you have always dreamed about.
Berstan Homes canread more
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
So you have decided to consider a custom home builder and wondering where to start.
There is a large range of styles, looks and so many quality products from impressive brand names, let Berstan Homes help you put it all together.
Step one with Berstan Homes is to come and browse all the options available to you at our display centre. Once you have seen our display homes, I always advise our clients to make a list of must haves.read more
Monday, February 01, 2016
Most land sizes in Blackburn would lend themselves to a dual occupancy development and it can be a very lucrative way of cashing in.
The cost of most dual occupancies is the same as the sale price of one of the homes therefore covering the cost of your new home.
It's simply if you are sick of your old home with its poor design and heaps of maintenance it could be time to call the team at Berstan Homes.