Tips for New Home Builders

So, you’re planning to build with Nest Bespoke Homes; we’re so glad to be working with you, and congrats!

Although it may seem a bit daunting for you, that’s ok! That’s where we come in and help you through times that may seem overwhelming, and we can help you end with the best results suited to your luxurious perfection!

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Ryan Britton
Did you know we also build pools??

We are now well into 2018 and the Christmas break is becoming a distant (but fantastic!) memory. My family and I enjoyed a 3 week break in the caravan up on the Sunshine Coast. The boys loved cruising the park on their bikes and hitting the beach every day whilst and mum and dad enjoyed time without the usual technology, kicking back and relaxing. Its the longest break we've had for as long as I can remember, but we are back and well rested to take on the year which is off to a cracking pace.

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Saul Edmonds
Retirees and Air BNB fueling boom in Granny Flats

The ever increasing tide of baby boomer's entering retirement is creating a substantial shift in the housing market. As more and more people enter retirement we are seeing this segment of the market shift to other forms of housing. Primarily, these baby boomers are downsizing out of the large 4 or 5 bedroom family home into smaller 3 bedroom homes, apartments, retirement villages or even granny flats.

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Saul Edmonds
Is the Hampton style home the new age Queenlander?

The Hampton style home is growing increasingly popular here in Queensland and its easy to understand why. It's homely, timeless design, exudes an elegant charm which resonates very closely to that of a traditional Queenslander.  With its weatherboard cladding, highly detailed roof gables, expansive verandas, timber french doors and multi-light panels, the two types of home styles can be considered to be a close relative of one another. We are seeing more and more clients requesting this style of home in their brief, such as the below example which has just come off the drafting table.

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Saul Edmonds
Carefully considered design is the key to functional small lot homes

Our recently completed home for clients in inner city Petrie Terrace is a perfect example of well-executed small lot housing.  Nest Bespoke Homes were proud to design and construct this new 3 bedroom character Queenslander on a lot totaling a mere 180 square metres in area.
 
As lots in Brisbane become smaller with houses positioned closer to one another, design becomes even more critical to ensure that key principles such as a functional layout, cross flow ventilation, adequate & balanced light, privacy and landscaping opportunities are maintained.

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Saul Edmonds
New Nest creation sets new price record for 2 storey on Kingsley Terrace, Manly

In an exciting development for our client's, the home we've recently completed sold for a new record for a two storey on Kingsley Terrace in Manly. The home obviously caught the attention of the new owner as they submitted an offer, off market before completion. After seeing the photos, It's not hard to see why. This stunning, bespoke home has been delivered to an impeccable standard with the highest level of finishes. We'll let the photo do the talking...

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Saul Edmonds
Starting 2017 with a Bang!!

Nest Bespoke Homes has started the year at full throttle. We handed over our Redland Bay Project to lovely clients Todd & Collette. Their family home turned out beautiful and they couldn't be more happier with what has been delivered.

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Saul Edmonds
That's a Wrap for 2016!!!

Nest Bespoke Homes finished the year on a high with 2017 looking very positive. We received Testimonials from our clients at Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne. Thank you Todd & Jenna for giving us the opportunity again and look forward working together on your next project.

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Saul Edmonds
Merry Christmas from all of us at Nest

With the run down to Christmas upon us, we reflect on what was a huge year of growth for us at Nest. We moved into our new premises on Wecker Road in Mansfield, our staff numbers grew and we handed over a record number of builds to a bunch of happy customers. To this success we must give thanks to our loyal tradies and our suppliers who have provided such great support across this year. Your hard work is greatly appreciated and you are all champions on and off the building site.

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Saul Edmonds
Its all in the details...

At Nest, it's important to us that every facet of our homes are crafted to perfection. Whilst its true that the internal spacial arrangement, facade & elevation treatments, colours, materials, fixtures & fittings and so on make up 90% of what goes into a quality home; at Nest, we go the extra mile to ensure that the balance 10%, the details, are not only well thought through, but well executed.

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Saul Edmonds
October Activity Update

We've just capped off a huge month in September and we're already gearing up this month for what will be a busy period leading into Christmas.

Last week, our clients in Hendra were ecstatic to be handed the keys to their new home which involved a substantial renovation and extension to a pre-war queenslander.

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Saul Edmonds
Should I renovate or knockdown and rebuild??

This question will often spring to mind for those clients that have a home which may be old and rundown. We like to assist our clients with weighing up the pro's and con's of each option and we always advise clients there is usually more than one option. This is the benefit of working with a true custom home designer and builder. Firstly, there a three key questions we consider when providing advice to our clients:

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Saul Edmonds
Nest's capability spanning multiple housing characters

This month we start construction on two homes which could not be more different.

The first, located on the Manly terraces with views over Moreton Bay, is a contemporary take on subtropical design.  Working with the client's brief, we've incorporated a central courtyard which brings light into the heart of the home and ventilation movement through the use of louvers. Additionally, a theatrical entrance greets you as you immediately look through a glass wall and across to the pool once stepping through the front door. 

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Saul Edmonds
Progress Update from Nest

Its been a busy few months for us all here at Nest with these two renovations starting to come together amongst our large pipeline of work. The first example in Hendra, features substantial contemporary cubist style extension at the rear, whilst maintaining the traditional Queeenslander for the main pavilion.

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Saul Edmonds
Respecting History in Modern Renovations

Good architecture should respect and celebrate the historical value of its place.

In Brisbane, houses constructed pre- 1946 are protected from demolition by local and state government legislation. The preservation of these houses ensures that charming Queenslanders, with their tin roofs, shady verandas and timber claddings remain a key part of the urban fabric throughout Brisbane.

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Saul Edmonds