BuildHome Victoria

BuildHome Victoria No 47

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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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from the editor

Someone once told me that failing to plan is planning to fail, and when applied to building your home it could not ring more true. Working out the nuts and bolts, so to speak, of your new home is essential in achieving your vision, so this issue we give you all the planning tips you need to help get you off to a great start. Deciding what you want out of your new home is the first step as it will decide your floorplan, interior and exterior design. We speak to builder Graeme Alexander and Building Designer Darren Evans in our Designed for you feature about how to create the perfect floorplan for your lifestyle (p. 30). If your living situation has changed, you may consider a knock down and rebuild project…

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news and trends

A HEALTHY INTERIOR We all know that nutrition and fitness are important parts of keeping our bodies healthy, but should we be thinking outside the box and considering other elements responsible for impacting on our wellbeing? How could the spaces we live and work in affect us and our loved ones and how can we create healthier living environments? Welnis — an interior consultancy and fitout specialist focusing on creating healthy interiors — has found that while the natural outdoor world offers the perfect balance needed for human health, our man-made interiors often lack the important elements essential to health. According to Nigel Hobbs, founder of the Welnis Labs, many people spend more than 90 per cent of their time indoors. With so much time spent between four walls, there are particular protocols…

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build home victoria’s people’s choice awards

Hedger Constructions Phone: 03 5772 2750 Email:info@hedgerconstructions.com.au Website:hedgerconstructions.com.au To see more projects by Hedger Constructions, turn to page 056. BuildHome Victoria is proud to profile leading builders and building product suppliers Victoriawide for our readers. With so many great options available it was impossible for us to pick a favourite, so we put the power in your hands and asked you to vote on your top pick. After a close competition (trust us, it was very close ... ), the results are in and we are pleased to announce the winners of the BuildHome Victoria People’s Choice Awards 2015. CUSTOM HOMES WINNER: HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS Blending seamlessly into the heritage landscape and with superb mountain views, this design by Hedger Constructions captures the true essence of contemporary living in a country setting. Purpose-built for its owners, a recently retired…

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design showcase

A STRIKING PRESENCE For a home with ultimate street appeal, look no further than the Ferrara 283 by G.J. Gardner Homes. Catering to the needs of all family members, the spacious house features a centrally located family, dining and alfresco area forming a great space for entertaining guests. The master bedroom complete with ensuite is situated at the front of the house, providing parents with extra privacy, while the additional bedrooms and a media room are set to the rear of the house. G.J. Gardner Homes 132 789 A HAMPTON CLASSIC This Hampton-style two-storey home was brilliantly designed by Stephen Akehurst. It consists of three bedrooms, all with bathrooms, open kitchen, scullery, laundry, dining, living, TV room, featured entry stairwell and mudroom off the north verandah. The slate roof shingles were recycled from a building…

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heading east

Victoria’s east is a cultural Mecca full of character and tree-lined suburbs. Recently, the area has experienced significant growth and has become a hotspot for new-home buyers and property developers. The east has it all, from bustling suburbs such as Richmond, where cuisine and culture are always a delight, to quieter areas including Maroondah, where city and country living combine to facilitate a high quality of life. This region spans from east of the CBD to Emerald and Pakenham and is the most densely populated area of Melbourne, with more than two million residents, according to the World Heritage Encyclopedia. Consistent expansion and improvement keep the competitive property market thriving in this dynamic area that is popular with locals and foreign investors. Brimming with lush parklands, efficient public transport and cultural diversity,…

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culinary delight