The term “luxury” sometimes gets thrown around too easily when it comes to homes. Some real estate agents will refer to a home as luxury because it has a new upmarket kitchen installed. When you talk about building a luxury home, you are in a whole different world. If you work with the right luxury home builder you’ll find that the home is filled with unique features that elevate the experience of those living in the home. Here are some of our favourite feature of Gold Coast luxury homes.
Once you have made the decision to design and construct a custom built home, you then need to start the process of finding a custom home builder to help you achieve this. This not a simple task and there are a few things you need to make sure you consider before you make your choice.
Custom built homes are usually designed by an architect. You want to know that your builder has experience at constructing architecturally designed homes. You should look at their website for past projects… are they similar to what you want to do? Look at every detail from structure to finishes of past projects.
It is important to have an architect involved in the design of your home because they are going to be the first point of call for turning your ideas into something tangible. You need to consider then how well your custom home builder is going to be able to work with your architect. Some builders may only work with architects they know and can recommend, others may be happy to work with anyone.
Becoming an award-winning builder on the Gold Coast is by no means easy. The building industry is filled with capable builders who are well known for completing a job to a satisfactory level. However, there are expert builders who are above the rest in terms of experience and knowledge. On the Gold Coast there are two major industry associations – The Master Builders and the Housing Institute of Australia. Both these associations carry out yearly awards to find the best builders on the Coast.
To become an industry award-winning builder, there is a rigorous process conducted by the associations. The associations have a panel of judges who are, or were, also builders with many years of experience and expertise.
There are many reasons to consider a knockdown of an existing home and rebuilding it on the same piece of land. In fact, this trend of rebuilding on the Gold Coast has become increasingly popular. Homeowners understand the value of land located on the Gold Coast. Those that already live here and don’t want to leave their current location may demolish their home to build something brand new. New buyers will often purchase an old home in this sought after location, then knock it down so they can create their dream property in this ideal spot. Working with an experienced builder can save you the stress of renovating, and give you all of the modern state-of-the-art luxuries for the same or less as it would cost to renovate.
Is building a duplex a solid investment or is it double the trouble? That seems to be the million-dollar question for those considering building a duplex. When considering a new build, the initial appeal comes from the fact that you will only have to go through the building process once for the building of two separate (but one) rental properties and although building a duplex generally costs more to build than a single free-standing house, it is usually cheaper than building two houses. It’s true that duplex projects have the potential for significant profits, but they have hidden costs and liabilities that need to be determined when deciding whether to invest in this type of property.
A home is the largest investment that you will ever make. That is why buyers expel so much energy in searching for the perfect house before they finally make the decision to purchase one. Finding a home can take months or years or sometimes just a few short days, it truly depends on what it is that you are looking for.
It is no secret that the building industry on the Gold Coast has been pretty quiet for quite some time. Some builders out there are risking the quality of their work by using cheaper trades in order to “win” jobs. We hear of this all too often and unfortunately what comes with this is hearing the stories from people who have had a terrible time throughout their build. We have heard of major issues during the project, as well as the builder taking far longer than expected to complete the project, and also customer disappointment in the quality of the end result of the project.
Hennessy Building Projects are now the proud sponsors of Hospital Health Care Activities.
Hospital Health Care Activities is an Australian organisation seeking to brighten the day’s activities of kids and adults in the hospitals and medical facilities by providing computers with CD games and website links to children/adults who are in a medical situation.
This is a wonderful program that keeps children/patients occupied while they recover, making their stay in hospital a little brighter.
Hennessy Building Projects are sponsoring this initiative in the Neuroscience Rehab Ward Gold Coast University Hospital.