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/.

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Where to find Brisbane’s most expesnive units..

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Looking at getting into the apartment/unit market?

Ipswich and Logan have been identified as south-east Queensland’s best value areas for first home buyers, while the unit glut in central Brisbane means the Redlands is now a more expensive place to purchase an apartment, than within five kilometres of the CBD.

Domain’s 2018 First Home Buyers Report showed Ipswich, west of Brisbane, featured an average entry price of $327,000 for a free-standing house, with it taking about 3.33 years to save a 20 per cent deposit.

Logan was the best value place on the unit front, with an average price of $229,000, and about 2.33 years to save a 20 per cent deposit.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-28/redlands-edges-out-brisbane-as-most-expensive-place-to-buy-unit/9915998