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How to choose the right builder for your build


By christian / Wednesday, 10 October 2018

How to choose the right builder for your build

Choosing a builder involves more than just assessing their reputation for quality – they have to fit the type of build, the timing, and your own style in how you approach a building project.

Here are the factors to consider in order to find a builder who will match your needs:

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How long does it take to build a house in Bayside, Melbourne?


By christian / Tuesday, 25 September 2018

How long does it take to build a house in Bayside, Melbourne?

A standard house in ordinary soil with good weather would be easy to predict for a build duration, but as well as your own choice in the size and style of house, there are many unknown and uncontrollable factors.

Soil, weather and unexpected delays all play a part, and these delays can accumulate on top of each other.

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Budgeting your new home build to avoid nasty surprises


By christian / Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Budgeting your new home build to avoid nasty surprises

With every build, there are complete unknowns about extra costs to a build – usually acts of nature, but there are so many more that are caused by assumptions, poor research, and good intentions.

In general, you want to budget for uncertainty, plan before building, and stick to the plan.

Not doing so – making last-minute changes – can have a domino effect which can hit your pocket multiple times.

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The Gilpip build experience


By christian / Monday, 20 August 2018

The Gilpip build experience

The story so far…

You have met with Christian and Laura,

Picked out a few colour preferences,

Had a town planning meeting, maybe,

And signed the contract.

What now? What’s next?

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The Gilpip pre-build experience


By christian / Friday, 29 June 2018

The Gilpip pre-build experience

New to Gilpip?

Don’t know what to expect?

Let this guide show you what will happen in your first home-building experience with Gilpip, from making the first call to Gilpip to commissioning the build.

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How much will it cost to build my new home?


By christian / Thursday, 31 May 2018

How much will it cost to build my new home?

This is an often asked question, with an elusive answer, and this is a guide that will take you as close as possible to a comprehensive answer. But why is it elusive?

There is no way that anyone — even those with as much experience as we have — can provide 100% accuracy on the estimated cost of a build at the time of initial enquiry — there is always a margin of error but we can narrow this range to be as accurate as possible, and to forewarn on potential surprises.

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Case Study: Flame Tree Grove, Mornington


By christian / Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Case Study: Flame Tree Grove, Mornington

Double-storey, 27sq home

Background:

This project was one of the first completed for a property developer directly connected with Gilpip Homes, and one of the first where the interior design component was outsourced, using many non-standard materials and products.

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Case Study: Anne Drive, Dromana


By christian / Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Case Study: Anne Drive, Dromana

Background:

Anne Drive was a project for return clients who were able to acquire the land next to their previous build, with the aim of creating a 19sq home ready to be sold upon completion.

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My block of land is sloping – is that a problem? A benefit?


By christian / Monday, 16 April 2018

My block of land is sloping – is that a problem? A benefit?

Maybe you like a natural view. Maybe your desired area is hilly. If you want to live in Mount Elisa, well – the clue is in the name.

A sloping block can offer great benefits – a spectacular view, elevation, an inventive house plan – so let’s take a look at what to consider when thinking about a house on a hill.

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6 tips for designing an ideal custom home


By christian / Thursday, 22 March 2018

6 tips for designing an ideal custom home

Designing a custom home means building to suit your own personality and lifestyle.

Do you want a functional space for living and working, or do you like to entertain at home? Would you devote more space to making you feel comfortable day-to-day – quiet spaces, functional laundry, a study – or prefer grand, impressive features to create a truly luxurious ‘holiday at home’ feel?

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