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BuildHome Victoria

Issue #57
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BuildHome launched 22 years ago and is the definitive guide for those looking to buy or build a new home. BuildHome is published to suit specific markets to cater for builders, suppliers and consumers for boutique homes in Victoria and selected builders from other states. BuildHome showcases a variety of new homes including; Custom-built homes, Display homes, Energy space-efficient homes, Kit homes, Pre-fabricated homes, Transportable homes plus specialist products and services.

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1 min.
editor’s letter

Custom home builders are perfect for those looking for something exclusive or individual — or those with a tricky site. Typically, a custom home builder offers a high level of consultation, not just during construction but from design concept stage onwards. Most custom builders will provide a one-stop service, whether in-house or by way of professional partners, with the goal of delivering something bespoke. To help you get the most out of the experience, we look at the myriad benefits of a custom build and how the process works. Next we explore some of the latest trends in alfresco design. Every new home built in Victoria, whether it’s by a custom or volume home builder, now includes at least one alfresco living zone, so we talk to the experts and ask…

6 min.
bespoke building

It could be you have a tricky site requiring a bespoke building solution or a family with very particular needs. It might be that you have built up a bit of equity over the years and the time is right to build a forever home that will cater to your every whim and see you through any changes the future might bring. Whatever the reason you decide to choose a custom build, it represents a major investment, but one that can bring great financial and lifestyle rewards. “A custom builder constructs one-of-a-kind homes that are specifically designed to your specifications,” explains John Ugarkovic, Director of Buildcraft Constructions. “In our case, we also offer a full design service, providing a high level of integration. We look after it all — design, approval,…

7 min.
the great outdoors

It doesn’t really matter whether the summer sun is in full force or the chill of winter is in the air, chances are you’ll be looking to your outdoor spaces when you want to entertain. A covered deck, terrace or pergola attached to the back of your house might be all you need, or you might prefer a well-appointed, fully-equipped outdoor room with a built-in kitchen and separate zones for cooking, dining and lounging. You might also want a swimming pool — great for keeping the kids entertained and a boon when hosting summer soirees. But you mustn’t forget about the landscaping. An alfresco entertaining area that looks out over nothing more than a sea of patchy lawn or a bland expanse of paving is a very sad sight indeed. And…

7 min.
make a statement

What is it that gives a home the wow factor? It’s often the unexpected, the thought-provoking concepts or designs that challenge contemporary design cultures, it’s pushing the boundaries of convention and embracing the freedoms of individuality. A wow factor element can be a focal point; it can set the mood of the space, whether it’s tranquil, vibrant, whimsical, refined or raucous. Or it can be a single element that steals the show — a soft textured rug, beautiful statuesque art, or an ornate light fitting. Every home needs an element that gives it an undeniable talking point, whether that’s a bold mural that dominates a wall, a stunning tile in a bathroom, a kitchen bench that’s a unique piece of art, or striking external architectural features. Italian architect Renzo Piano said, “One…

1 min.
victorian homes

Victoria is home to many of this country’s most respected, accomplished and pre-eminent home builders, designers and architects. Whether you choose to construct your home on the coast, in the country, close to a city or in one of the many burgeoning suburbs, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to innovative home design and high-quality home builders. Over the following pages you’ll find a showcase of thoughtfully designed, expertly built homes that run the gamut from family-friendly one- and two-storey homes of both contemporary and traditional style, to luxury custom-built abodes offering an unparalled lifestyle experience and unique holiday homes with modern, open-plan interiors.…

11 min.
victoria’s finest

The HIA-CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards acknowledge the talent of designers, builders and building companies who plan and construct quality new housing, renovations and more. As in previous years, the winners of the 2019 awards exemplified the highest level of craftsmanship. The HIA-CSR Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards are open to all members of the HIA. Projects are judged on a range of specific criteria, including quality of workmanship, design effectiveness, visual appeal, innovation, environmental sustainability and market relevance. In 2019, Visioneer Builders took out the HIACSR Victorian Home of the Year award for a spectacular project in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. This was the second year running the company won the prestigious award. “The Housing Industry Association would like to congratulate all winners and finalists,” says Fiona Nield,…