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​ Builder Lower Templestowe

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Many of our clients ask for timber or tiled floors? My answer is simple, tiles are cold and very unforgiving and if anything falls onto them, say goodbye in most cases. Timber is warmer and a lot more comfortable under foot.
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Builder Ivanhoe

Monday, October 14, 2019
As custom home builders we are always looking for new ideas. Ambassador Stone have a stone that’s very similar to concrete and is very cost effective to using concrete for bench tops. The stone is known as Ambassador Valour and we have used this product in our new display homes with stunning results.
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Tim McGraw Out and about

Friday, October 11, 2019
My family and I caught up with country music legend Tim McGraw on Sunday night before his Melbourne concert at the Rod Laver arena.
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Builder Templestowe

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Most custom home designers don’t utilize the underside of staircases. We do like to use the area and here is an example of a study nook built in the underside of the staircase.
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Ambassador Stone

Monday, October 07, 2019
Ambassador stone have just moved into their new factory at Somerton and the range onsite is absolutely amazing. Here is just one of their stone selections called New York.
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​ Custom builder Balwyn

Friday, October 04, 2019
Here is a basement with the walls constructed by using the Dincel system. Dincel is a polymer formwork used for walls and columns. The Dincel is braced in position and is filed with ready mix concrete forming a permanent water proof concrete wall.
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Custom builder Plenty

Thursday, October 03, 2019
Ground floor framing is now complete and the second floor framing has been delivered and now ready for install.
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Custom builder Diamond Creek

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
The slab has now been poured at one of our custom builds in Diamond Creek and we are ready to start the frame.
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Custom Builder Donvale

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Engineered timber flooring is a great way to add some warmth and richness to your new custom home. The clients in this build have chosen a wide plank with stunning results.
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​ Custom builder Doncaster

Monday, September 23, 2019
Designing some feature vaults lined with timber is a great way to create a point of difference in your new custom home. In this particular build the clients have chosen to use some timber flooring for the lining.
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Custom builder Diamond Creek

Friday, September 20, 2019
The steels nearly complete and getting ready for concrete on one of our Diamond Creek custom homes.
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Custom Builder Warranwood

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The frame is finished just waiting for the bricks to get started at our knock down rebuild custom home.  
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Custom builder Pyalong

Monday, September 16, 2019
With a mixture of re-claimed bricks and a re-purposed timber mantel this fire place has come up a treat.
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Custom builder Canterbury

Friday, September 13, 2019
Land is not cheap so why not install a basement for better use of your property. A great way of forming a basement is to use the Dimcel system which are a preform plastic module that are placed in position, braced with steel reinforcement, then concrete poured inside them.
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Custom builder Warrandyte

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The beams are all complete on this job and its ready for an inspection. We can then place the flooring and start the walls.
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Custom Builder Bulleen

Monday, September 09, 2019
By adding larger tiles to the alfresco helps open the area up, smaller tiles can sometimes look a little too busy.
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Custom builder Kew

Friday, September 06, 2019
The steel beams and brick piers are completed so we just need the steel deck and mesh, then we can pour the slab.
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Custom builder Doncaster

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
The flooring is nearly complete on one of our Knock down rebuilds in Doncaster. First floor walls are soon to come.
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Custom builder Donvale

Monday, September 02, 2019
The render is finished and the tiling is complete so now we just need to add the water to one of our beautiful lap pools.
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Custom builder Diamond Creek

Friday, August 30, 2019
All prepared for a suspended slab pour at one of our Diamond Creek builds.
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Custom builder Ivanhoe

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  When preparing wet areas always make sure you get the tanking right because if it isn’t it will lead to many water issues later on. Once the tiles are laid it makes it far more difficult to fix afterwards.  
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Custom builder Bulleen

Monday, August 26, 2019
When designing custom homes it’s very important to blend different textures and structural elements. Here is a wonderful example of timber and glass with stunning results.
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Custom builder Whittlesea

Friday, August 23, 2019
One of our custom builds in Whittlesea has a combination of a concrete slab for the lower floor and strip footings for the upper area. This construction method is very effective cost wise and minimizes excavation to the site.
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Custom Builder Burwood

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Kitchens can often be areas that lack natural light so when designing our custom homes we always like to add a window to let an abundance of light through into the kitchen zone.
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Custom builder Eltham

Monday, August 19, 2019
One of our knockdown rebuilds in Eltham has some stunning feature stonework that really hits the mark.
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Custom builder Donvale

Friday, August 16, 2019
Another kitchen bench top masterpiece by our leading stone masons. The stone is provided by one of our leading suppliers Ambassador stone. This kitchens shows a combination of two types of stone, Valour being the grey stone and Trinity which are just a couple in their amazing range.  
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Custom builder Plenty

Monday, August 12, 2019
So many clients make the mistake of painting or staining their handrails the same colour. Here is a great example of a different coloured handrail with stunning results.
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Builder Plenty

Friday, August 09, 2019
Another beautiful home underway at Plenty. The frame is finished and we are about to start the roof.
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Builder Templestowe

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
A great feature for a home is to have a timber floor and a matching feature timber ceiling the combination works so well.
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Builder Doncaster

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Haymes paints are always used on Berstan Homes with fantastic results. We have tried many other brands but Haymes beats them all.
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