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The Benefits of Custom Design & Build

The Benefits of Custom Design & Build

When it comes to buying your own home, the first choice you’ll have make is often whether to buy an existing home, or build one.

Many factors come into the decision, as it can depend on the location and your lifestyle needs. While it may seem like an easy option to find an existing home that you can move into straight away, a custom design home has many benefits.

Most of us might have heard a horror story of two with regards to a building project gone wrong, with the unfortunate homeowners left to deal with unending nightmares in resolving critical issues of the build. However, the key to a smooth and successful build is choosing the right builder. This will allow you to fully take advantage of the benefits of custom designing your own home, such as:

1. Quality and warranty

An existing property, while initially convenient and may save you time, can cost you more down the track. Hidden issues may not surface until you’ve settled in, and often in older homes, the kitchen and bathrooms will sooner or later require a full renovation or remodelling due to aging pipes and inefficient layouts. In contrast, a newly built home is defect free, and usually comes with a warranty. Even if you find issues after moving in, they will be remedied at no cost to you, saving you time, stress and money.

2. Customised floorplan

Of course, a major benefit of building your own home, is being able to fully customise the floorplan to suit your every need. You dream it, we build it. You can design the floorplan to suit a growing family, decide where rooms are located, the size of each room, how many bathrooms, how large your pantry will be, right down to the fine details of doorknobs, lighting, and tapware. Everything in the home can truly be uniquely yours. What more can you want than having a personalised dream space that you can look forward to coming home to every day?

3. Energy efficiency and new technology

Another often overlooked benefit of a custom built home, is the savings element in terms of environmental and energy efficiency. Nowadays, modern appliances are not only ‘smart’ but are also designed to save electricity when maintaining performance. You can incorporate smart wiring within your home, and your floorplan can take into account the orientation of your block to maximise warmth in winter months, while keeping cool in summer with window placements. Technological advancements also allow you to customise home automation devices while strengthening the overall security of your home.

However, if you’re already in your own home, in some cases an extension and renovation can still be a viable option and comparable to new build. The main factors to consider are the age of the property, current value and future value after renovation. For more information on whether to renovate or rebuild, visit our website to download our FREE eBook outlining whether you should renovate or rebuild.

It is essential to revisit the importance of choosing the right builder when it comes to your dream home project. Here at SmartReno, our team ensures that your build is progressed with complete transparency and communication throughout, from start to finish – a key to a successful experience. We also offer a full design and construct service, meaning that we can see you through from the very beginning at the concept stage, to customising your design, right through to completion and delivery – so you don’t need to maintain multiple contacts during your build. Most of all, we ensure no detail is left out and no compromise is made on quality, materials, or workmanship while adhering to timeline and your budget.

Why not get in touch to take advantage of the benefits of custom designing your own home. Visit: or call us at:  0406 616 690 today.

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The 4 Benefits Of Opting For House Extensions Rather Than Moving

The 4 Benefits Of Opting For House Extensions Rather Than Moving

There are times when the existing house doesn’t suffice your needs anymore especially when there are multiple belongings or probably a family that is growing. Children growing up and needing a space of their own or probably making the house more accessible due to the presence of the elderly at home are a few reasons who people consider moving to a larger house. Well, what they often do not consider is extending the existing house either with added floors on top or probably towards the sides especially when there is space.

House extensions are something that is termed beneficiary when looking at it from numerous aspects. Here are a few put down for you especially when you are considering moving to a new house rather than taking advantage of what you already own.

House extensionsThere is minimal effort involved

When considering relocation or probably building a new house somewhere else, there is a lot of effort that goes into all of it. It is not just the mental pressure but also the expenditure that takes away a lot from you. When you consider receiving assistance from Smart Reno for your much planned project in Brisbane for house extensions, you don’t need to put much effort in it. Firstly, the experienced professionals are there to help and secondly, the structure already exists. So, all you need to do is add to it with a bit of masonry and other labour work. There is no requirement for digging up soil or excavating land for that matter.

It saves you a lot of money

Consider buying a new house or building one somewhere close by and you would see that you are spending a considerable amount of money. There is lesser raw material purchased, less fees are paid to the workers, the work is completed at a faster pace, and there is no need for complicated permits to be obtained. The plumbing and electrical connections already exist, and there is only the need for minimal extensions.

You do not have to face the inconvenience of any sort

When it comes to moving to a new house or probably waiting until a new house is built, there is a lot of inconvenience caused where you have to pack belongings, look out for removalists, make arrangements to let everyone know about your address change and several other issues that wouldn’t surface when you consider renovating the house. All of these come across as an inconvenience which hinders your normal activities. If you are looking for the help of a professional extension builder for renovating your property in Coorparoo, Smart Reno will be your ideal choice to get the job done with minimal efforts. You do not have to worry about moving base or take any other drastic steps that you were previously planning to take.

You receive a better value

When you extend your house, you are in a way renovating your asset. When you have an extended house, there is a better market value that you receive. If you have been living in a dull-looking and old-school house, you will receive a new look to the house after renovation, and that is where it gets better value. Selling it in the days to come would make you receive better benefits.

Chapel Hill – Suburb Profile

Looking for a builder to do Renovations Chapel Hill?

Chapel Hill, primarily a residential suburb, consists of mostly detaching housing and is a leafy, affluent area backing onto the scenic Mount Coot-tha which withstands its reputation as a favourite destination for locals and tourists. The ‘Honeyeater Track’ is one of the abundant walking paths within Chapel Hill which lead to the spectacular Mount Coot-tha lookout. The deciphering of the Honeyeater Track and the many other historical and cryptically-named tracks of the Mount Coot-tha possesses a sense of mystery and enhances the excitement of the family-friendly adventure. The Green Hill Reservoir also includes an off-leash area for dogs and boasts incredible views of the Brisbane CBD hence its popularity during Riverfire events.

Residence in Chapel Hill provides the rural and countryside ambience for those who cherish their peace and quiet while attaining the benefits linked with such proximity to the CBD. This exclusive suburb, bordered by Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, and Indooroopilly, is conveniently placed only ten minutes away from the University of Queensland’s main campus at St Lucia, as well as to the largest shopping precinct in Western Brisbane – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Chapel Hill’s access to main arterial roads, such as Moggill Road and the Western Freeway, allows quick access to the suburb, while the opening of the Legacy Way tunnel has contributed immensely to the reduction of traffic flow during peak times.

Chapel Hill is regarded as one of the most affluent Western suburbs of Brisbane, with a median house price of $770,000 (Apr 17th, 2017), while house values are predicted to skyrocket even further over the following years. The current on-going suburban gentrification consists primarily of the renovation or demolition of the original (the 1970s to 1990s) style homes to allow for the construction of more modern homes. The architecturally distinctive designed homes which exist within Chapel Hill contribute to the establishment of character and maintain the history of the region while possessing the potential for renovation and refurbishment, and small-lot developments.

The team at SmartReno would love to be a part of your next renovation or construction journey. So if you’re considering a project, why not give us an opportunity?

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Brisbane Montessori School

This is a commercial project and the groundwork was started in June.The final approval to start the job was given in late August and unexpectedly, there were several design changes. Now it was to be steel posts, bearers and joists where timber was in the original thinking. It was now early September and the project had to be completed before Christmas.

Unfortunately, it took some time to arrange the steel for the project and time pressures around the approaching Christmas break meant that a faster solution had to be found and so treated pine, painted joists were used instead. Eventually, work commenced in November and the 150m2 deck aspect of the project was handed back to the client after 6 weeks. The deck was oiled to finish soon after and the next step was to complete the overhead flyover insulated panel roof, the stairs leading onto the deck and the hot dipped galvanised handrails were fitted to complete the project. Along the way, the teachers and children were delightful and gave paintings and gingerbread houses in appreciation. A wonderful time for all involved.

The deck was oiled to finish soon after and the next step was to complete the overhead flyover insulated panel roof, the stairs leading onto the deck and the hot dipped galvanised handrails were fitted to complete the project. Along the way, the teachers and children were delightful and gave paintings and gingerbread houses in appreciation. A wonderful time for all involved.