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/.

Renovating is a BIG DEAL…so ask yourself these 7 questions first

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Renovating your home is a BIG DEAL! You know it, we know it, anyone who has ever renovated knows it…
 
Here at ESP Developments, we understand how big a deal it is to make the enormous commitment to renovate your home. Not just financially, but a time committment and often, an emotional committment too!
 
This is why we think it is so important to think long and hard before taking the plunge and starting.
 
So, read this article if you are looking to renovate and ask yourselves these 7 very important questions.

Brisbane’s Changing Cityscape

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“A cluster of developments in Brisbane’s CBD will change the city’s skyline, with high-rise buildings set to be torn down and replaced with new, taller towers.

Within the 300 metres from Turbot Street to George Street, there are plans for the full or partial demolition of two prominent buildings as well as the construction of a 30-storey tower atop a two-storey heritage site.”

 

Read more here:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/cluster-of-development-to-change-brisbane-s-cbd-20180226-p4z1uk.html

Brisbane – a city of bridges OR tunnels?

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With population increasing at the same time as car traffic, we need to start thinking about long-term infrastructure plans…

In a city built along a winding river, then begs the question how do we fix the problem – with more underground tunnels or with above river bridges?

WHY NOT BOTH, folks.

Perhaps these two major pieces of infrastructure can work together to alleviate congestion and prepare for the future boom.

 

Read more here:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-should-be-a-city-of-bridges-not-just-tunnels-racq-20180226-p4z1tj.html