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It is #homeextension week here at ESP Developments and we are all about sharing stunning building work and celebrating success within the industry.

 

Take a look at the seamless before and after shots from this home extension right here on our doorstep in Brisbane. Sometimes, what you need to invigorate your beloved family home is a little more space….

If you are looking to extend, give us a call on 38471855 or get in touch through mail@espdevelopments.com.au

 

https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/projects/ho

 

 

Carindale Project: Finishing Touches

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We are just putting the final finishing touches on a major renovation project in Carindale on Brisbane’s south side. the varied and diverse project included bathroom and kitchen renovations, as well as a complete remodelling of the outdoor entertaining area – BBQ area, pool fencing and sitting areas. Take a look at these elegant finishes in a lovely family home.

 

 

10 Tips for Choosing and Working With a Builder

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10 Tips for Choosing and Working With a Builder

 

“You may have heard horror stories about problems with builders, budgets spiraling out of control and sites left half-finished. But the reality is that the vast majority of builders are both professional and capable, and you can do a great deal to avoid bad experiences simply through the way you choose, manage and communicate with them. Here’s why it’s worth laying the foundations for a good relationship with your builder – and how to do it well.”

 

Read more at Houzz.com.au – 10 Tips for Choosing and Working With a Builder

Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Housing

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Thinking about building new or renovating your current home, but not sure where to start with sustainability?

There are many things to consider when striving for sustainability, from architecture longevity to water efficiency and security. The QLD Government Department of Housing and Public Works has devised a list of the top 10 things to consider when seeking to construct or renovate your home to be more sustainable and efficient.

 

10 Considerations for Sustainability:

 

  1. Conserve water
  2. Heat and cool naturally
  3. Heat water efficiently
  4. Future proof
  5. Safe floors
  6. Address the street
  7. Casual surveillance
  8. Long-term maintenance
  9. Indoor air quality
  10. Outdoor living

 

Feeling intrigued, or interested to find out more? Learn more here:

http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/Sustainability/SmartSustainableHomes/Pages/SmartSustainableHousingTips.aspx

Flashback Friday: ESP Developments featured in QLD Home Design & Living Magazine

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On this beautiful, sunny Friday, we thought it would be nice to flashback to our feature in Issue 7 of Queensland Home Design & Living Magazine.

The article, title ‘Refined Design: A Contemporary Classic’, features a recent renovation undertaken by ESP Developments that “required an extensive structural and aesthetic overhaul.”

“Originally constructed in the 1920s, the property’s weathered façade has been completely rejuvenated with an eye-catching combination of  pine chamfer board, Zincalume roofing and VJ sheeting. The front door and eaves have been painted bluein accordance with the exterior’s pre-existing colour palette. The timber-framed windows feature period-style awnings and have been used throughout the design to maintain the home’s classic look and highlight the exquisite finishes.”

So, if you’re looking to renovate or extend a classic Queenslander, or just looking to give your home a breath of new life, give ESP Developments a call, or check out our website http://www.espdevelopments.com.au/.

6 Steps for Planning a Home Extension

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So many things to think about before you decide to extend your home, take a look at this article from HI Pages for more detailed step by step info: https://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/article/6_steps_for_planning_an_extension

 

1. Practical Practicalities

Before you even get started on the nitty gritty of a home extension project you need to carefully consider the concept. This includes practicalities such as the economics of the project, where you are going to live during the works and how much value the extension may add to your home. Also take time to consider anything in your life that may get in the way of a smooth running project.

 

2. Budget, budget…

Once you have nutted these broad issues out it is time to get down to the nitty gritty of working out the costing of your project. This includes getting plans detailing the size and scope of the works. For these you need to work with an architect or building designer. A builder can then quote more accurately for your job.

 

 

3. Integrated Design

The design of any extension should be considered as an integral part of your existing home’s structure. This means it should seamlessly blend in, making use of the same materials to maintain continuity. If you are considering a second storey addition be aware that this is significantly more expensive and complicated from a construction point of view.

 

 

4. Architects and Building Designers

Architects and building designers are tasked with drawing up detailed plans for home extensions. They have an intimate knowledge of the structural issues involved as well as the relevant regulatory requirements. These professionals are also well placed to give you practical advice on the configuration of your extension.

 

5. Finding the right Builder

It goes without saying that a quality builder is worth their weight in gold. You need to feel comfortable working with your builder. This includes getting multiple quotes, testimonials from clients and viewing examples of their recent work. Other pointers include signing a detailed contract that details their obligations during the course of the works.

 

 

6. Building Regulations

A planning permit is the first step in this process, a document that authorises any works. Prior to applying for this it is also a good idea to speak to immediate neighbours who will be impacted by the works. Besides being a courtesy, you also need to ensure that they do not object to your proposal – which could jeopardise the whole project. Remember to always use licensed, registered professionals and trades. They are likely to do a better job and crucially, your works will conform to regulatory standards.

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