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Building an Adelaide Granny Flat Extension

A granny flat (technically known in planning jargon as Dependent Accommodation) is a great way of adding additional living space to your property. Of course, it doesn’t mean that a granny flat has to be used exclusively for the housing of an elderly relative — far from it! There are a multitude of different uses

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How to build an Outdoor Living Space in Adelaide

With summer upon us here in Adelaide, it’s a good time to look at the some of the most recent trends that homeowners are incorporating into their outdoor living spaces. If you already have an entertaining area or outdoor kitchen that you are looking to enhance, or if you are thinking of adding a home

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Why Homeowners in Adelaide are Renovating

The reasons why homeowners want to renovate their Adelaide homes, and what they expect from their renovations, is something that is naturally of great interest to us! Although there are no definitive answers, our long experience as Adelaide home renovation builders, combined with some recent research into the home renovation industry across Australia, goes some

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Adelaide Home Extension Security

When you add a new extension to your home, during the planning stage you should be thinking of the ways in which you can keep your new addition — and the rest of your property — secure. More doors that open to the outside and more windows do, unfortunately, mean more opportunities for intruders, and

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Home extensions in bushfire-prone areas of Adelaide

Sadly, South Australia has a traumatic history of catastrophic bushfires. As a result, there are very clear rules and regulations in place when it comes to building in a bushfire prone area in suburban Adelaide, which are set out in Australian Standard (AS 3959). In Adelaide and across South Australia, residential and commercial districts are

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Home Theatre Renovations and Extensions in Adelaide

As we increasingly have more and more options for home entertainment as new technology becomes more affordable, combined with the fact that Adelaide homes are getting larger at the expense of gardens and other outdoor spaces, creating a home theatre has become an ever more popular lifestyle choice. Whether it’s adding a new extension to

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Design Your Ideal Home Office in Adelaide

Recent research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that about 1.3 million people in Australia work primarily from home, with another 2.2 million bringing work home on a regular basis. This means that, overall, around 1 in 3 people in Adelaide are using their homes as work or office spaces in one capacity

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Specialists in Adelaide Laundry Renovations

Although laundries can be often overlooked when considering an Adelaide home renovation, they are spaces where a renovation incorporating efficient design and space-saving devices can have a significant lifestyle impact. And while laundries are largely functional spaces, there are nevertheless design options that will not only improve how effectively you utilise the space you have

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Adelaide Home Extensions on Sloping Blocks

Many of Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs, centred around the City of Tea Tree Gully, lay at the base of the Adelaide foothills and so there is no shortage of homes here built on sloping blocks. It is not uncommon for properties in suburbs like St Agnes, Banksia Park and Redwood Park to have been built on

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Outdoor Kitchen Builders Adelaide

The Adelaide backyard is no longer what it once was. Rather than indulging in a family cricket match on a home-made pitch on the back lawn, today you’re just as likely to find everyone outside watching the Test Match on a 56-inch flatscreen in an undercover outdoor living space, with barbecue and beers on tap.

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Energy Efficient Home Extensions Adelaide

If you’re planning on adding an extension to an existing Adelaide home, there are certain conditions that need to be met with regard to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. To some extent, these depend in which of South Australia’s three climate zones your home is located (metropolitan

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Choosing a Home Extensions Builder in Adelaide

You’ve made the important decision that the time is right to add an extension or an additional storey to your home, to meet your family’s changing needs. Or it might be the case the case that you’re looking to modernise the kitchen or bathroom, or you want to renovate your home in other ways. The

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