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Knockdown versus Renovating

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Renovating a home seems to be a more cost effective way of upgrading the home but there are so many traps. Financially a renovation in nearly all cases runs over budget because there are so many things that can go wrong. It is practically impossible for any builder to give a fix price on an renovation due to the unknown, what's behind that wall, what are the foundations like, what is the roof structure like, what's the condition of the
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Blackburn Builder Berstan Homes

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.
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How much do I need to borrow

Friday, May 06, 2016
How much do I need to borrow? This is a very commonly asked question and I answer our clients with the following. Firstly what can you afford without being over extended? What size home and design are you looking for?  The size and design of your home will need to fit within your budget so your budget will dictate as to your home options. If you’re looking for a home and land package this will give you more flexibility with
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Interest rates down again!

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Record low interest rates are the way to make some serious money! Now is the time to start investing in property Berstan and Stocklands have a red hot deal for investors at the moment with packages staring at $322k. The investor packages have rental returns of around $320 per week and an average yearly growth of 5% which equates to a return on investment of around 25+%. Most of our investment packages have tenants ready to move in prior to
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Knock down rebuild Glen Waverley

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Berstan Homes are currently in the process of obtaining the building permit for a knock down rebuild in Mimosa Street Glen Waverley.  The home has been custom designed by the Berstan Homes design team with close consultation with our clients. The new home is a 45 square master designed home based on Berstan Homes Astoria43. Designed with entertaining in mind the home boasts three expansive living zones and open plan kitchen meals areas. Construction will be starting shortly on this
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Bob

Monday, May 02, 2016
Berstans great value for money and honest approach convinced Bob and his wife that Berstan were the choice for them. The whole process was made easy and seamless by their helpful builder and friendly staff. "Well done Berstan Homes"!
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New home styles for 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016
Berstan Homes have been noticing changes with styling in 2016 with a strong interior design push towards timber features. With some very interesting application through out the homes, including ceilings, cabinetry and staircases. Timber vaulted ceilings over our kitchen areas are proving to be a big hit.  Timber staircases are also showing as a big favourite this year with our Astoria range and also our French provincial range home the Florence51. Timber features throughout the home bring certain warmth and
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Yellow Wall

Friday, April 29, 2016
On the Entry to our Humphrey17 display home we have used a yellow wall at the entrance yes yellow! The use of a yellow wall helps warm and create an inviting vibrant feel to a normally boring area.  This can be toned down by the use of some blue prints and some interesting art for a great effect.
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Butler's Pantry

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Just what is exactly in a butler’s pantry? Well this is a big topic; we have clients with many different requests for their butler’s pantry inclusions. The requests range from ovens, sinks, a second dish washer, microwaves, steamers, fridges and plenty of cupboards are all on the list.  Another very popular inclusion is a window for natural light and this can also create a great feeling of dimension to the space.
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Butler's Pantry

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Just what is exactly in a butler’s pantry? Well this is a big topic; we have clients with many different requests for their butler’s pantry inclusions. The requests range from ovens, sinks, a second dish washer, microwaves, steamers, fridges and plenty of cupboards are all on the list.  Another very popular inclusion is a window for natural light and this can also create a great feeling of dimension to the space.
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Custom Builder Eltham

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 with
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Home Builder Melbourne

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
What is so different with Berstan Homes? Here are a just a few differences. We have so many differences from the pack of builders out there.  We build a limited amount of homes each year so supervision is kept to a high level. We have a personal approach with your first and last meetings will be with a company director. A pre- selection meeting is also a very important part of the Berstan selection process, so when the day comes
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Small lots all sold out

Friday, April 22, 2016
Every year Berstan Homes and Stockland partner up and release a limited number of small lot home and land packages to the public. Another great success with all lots sold out I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all the happy buyers for their support with these great value packages.  Berstan Homes are currently negotiating with our developer partner Stockland’s to bring forward another release due to the strong demand with many again missing out. For
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Builder Melbourne

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Berstan Homes are a proud Australian family owned home building company that pride themselves on building quality homes that will last the test of time. At Berstan Homes we take care of every detail from council liaison to the complete construction of your brand new home.  Berstan Homes has strength and longevity the founder of Berstan Homes Stan Bryson built his first home in 1955 and Berstan Homes have thrived ever since. Brothers Mark and Paul, Stan’s sons now run
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Land Sale

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Should I talk to my builder before buying any land? Yes you should always consult with your builder before purchasing any land.  There are so many reasons why you should do this and they can have a large variance on your build cost. Your builder can read through the civil engineering and soon tell what’s happening with land in regards to fall and fill these are just two items that can significantly affect your build cost. Your builder can also
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Australia’s Best Houses

Monday, April 18, 2016
Exciting times at Berstan Homes display village in Doreen with one of the homes the Astoria43 being chosen for an episode on Australia's Best Houses. Presenter Gary Takle and his film crew arrived at the display village at around 10am Wednesday morning and were greeted by Mark Bryson managing director of Berstan Homes. Australia's Best Houses select homes that are of unique style, interesting design and have filmed some of the best homes in Australia. Filming for the episode started
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Stockland and Berstan Homes

Friday, April 15, 2016
Yes Stockland and Berstan Homes have teamed up again with their yearly affordable home and land packages. Every year Berstan and Stockland put together a small group the very affordable value packages throughout the Stockland estates.  These great packages are designed and price pointed at first home buyers, retirees, downsizers and investors. The locations this year are Mernda Villages in Mernda and Eucalypt in Wollert. The packages offer a turnkey solution with prices starting at $320k. The packages are available
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Knock down rebuild

Thursday, April 14, 2016
I was discussing a knockdown rebuild project in Pascoe Vale over the weekend and what a lengthy nightmare it has become.  The project started 5 years ago with some advice to firstly engage a drafting person to design their new home. Unfortunately the draftsman employed had very little experience in drafting single dwellings and specialized in multi-unit developments. The next move was to engage a building company capable of doing drafting and building from start to finish. A building company
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Knock down rebuild Melbourne

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Melbourne new home builder Berstan Homes has an experienced team of professionals available for any knock down rebuild project in Melbourne.  At Berstan Homes we arrange everything from concept drawings and council permits to building your dream home in any suburb in Melbourne. We try to make the whole process as effortless as possible for our clients and our display village has been specially designed for ease of selection with plenty of styling options.
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Freedom Furniture

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I was going through some different styling options last weekend for some of our new display homes and what a great selection of styles I found at Freedom furniture.  Their staff where very helpful and their current on trend styles where very affordable.
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Colourbond roofing

Monday, April 11, 2016
Berstan Homes are experiencing an increased volume of clients choosing Colourbond roofing in lieu of conventional cement tiled roofs lately. There are many reasons for this, Colourbond roofing is a lot lighter than conventional cement roofing tiles and the cracked roof tiles are not an issue. Colourbond roofing goes through rigorous testing and has many different colours to choose from their wide selection range.
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Custom Home builder 3

Friday, April 08, 2016
Vacant land in the inner suburbs and surrounds of Melbourne is virtually non-existent; it is this scarcity combined with the strong demand for property in these inner suburbs that has seen the emergence of the ‘knock down rebuild’ phenomenon.   Melbourne based home building company Berstan Homes have solutions and designs to suit any shaped or size block, as well as a large range of façades.  Doing a knockdown rebuild gives you the flexibility to still live in a modern
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Matthew

Friday, April 08, 2016
Thanks Paul & Mark, I'll never be as happy to hand over a massive cheque as I will be tomorrow. Looking forward to moving our family into the beautiful home you've built for us. Regards Matthew Donvale
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Manny

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Manny and his wife now have a house with all the trappings. After looking at lots of display homes they found Berstan Homes had the house for them. Paul Bryson was a great help throughout the project and made sure everything was as ordered. Manny and his wife were very happy and love the house.
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Lap Pools

Thursday, April 07, 2016
What a great way to spend time with your family and friends by having your own pool not to mention the wow factor created.  This lap pool we installed is salt water and is solar heated so not costing a cent for the heating all you need is sun, so this makes swimming possible for a longer season.  We also have the pool cleaned costing around $110 per month average including chemicals. I suggest when contemplating installing a pool always
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Carpet Call

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Berstan Homes are happy to celebrate using Carpet Call for 5 years now and our relationship is going strong.  Carpet Call are also supplying Berstan Homes with a large range of timber laminates and Bamboo flooring solutions as well as their wide range of carpet product. We have found our dealings with Carpet Call to be a great experience for all concerned.
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Display Homes for sale

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Berstan Homes are offering a couple of their display homes for sale with a rent back opportunity.  The display homes have been built to exacting standards by Berstan Homes and are an outstanding investment with great rental guarantees. The Display homes come fully equipped with the best features available and plenty of upgrades.
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New home builder Ivanhoe

Monday, April 04, 2016
New home builder in Ivanhoe Berstan Homes have a great new display village concept we have a category system for our homes.  Most new home builders have display homes and they are of the same category and that’s where Berstan Homes is different, we offer Cat1-Cat 2 and high end homes all in the same display village.  We have found this combination of new homes ranges a winner with our clients being able to choose from the three categories to find
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Dual Occupancy Forest Hill

Friday, April 01, 2016
If you were looking at developing your land into a dual Occupancy or building two or three townhouses wouldn’t you prefer to talk to a builder instead of salesperson?  At Berstan Homes you talk to registered building practitioners helping you achieve the best quality and most profitable project possible. By bringing qualified and experienced professionals you will get your information straight away, saving you valuable time and money.
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Builder Glen Waverley

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Berstan Homes is a Melbourne based home building company offering solutions and designs to suit any shaped or size block, with the ultimate quality result at the end of the process your dream home.  Berstan Homes unlike most builders offer a complete service with designing, engineering and construction. Berstan will handle all planning and council requirements leaving you to do what you do best and not needing to deal with the numerous complexities of the whole process.
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