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The Block Effect In Mornington Peninsula – Renovate Or Demolish?


By christian / Monday, 22 July 2019

The Block Effect In Mornington Peninsula – Renovate Or Demolish?

Rising home prices across the Bayside and general Melbourne area have a lot of enterprising would-be homeowners thinking of ways that they can save. One of the most common ideas here is investing in a house in less-than-stellar condition to try and get in at a lower price. From there, people think they can renovate the property up to be their dream home. While this sounds effective on paper, there’s no guarantee that your fixer-upper is going to meet that TV-level quality, no matter how much work you do. Here’s why.

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How to design for light and colours in Bayside homes


By christian / Monday, 10 June 2019

How to design for light and colours in Bayside homes

Living on the Mornington Peninsula can afford you lovely views and tranquillity.

It can also allow you to fill your home with wonderful colours and light.

Clever home design can afford you the best use of the natural light for aesthetic appeal and warmth, without leaving your home exposed to overheating in the hot Summer months.

So what can good design do for your house?

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How to design houses for the heat and cold of Mornington Peninsula weather


By christian / Tuesday, 15 January 2019

How to design houses for the heat and cold of Mornington Peninsula weather

The temperature in Southern Victoria is rarely consistent.

Similar to Mother Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula can turn from blazingly hot to cool in a matter of hours, and in the Winter drop to some rather chilly nights, and only slightly less chilly days.

We can correct for these with powered devices: heaters and air conditioners, but there are ways to cleverly design around such fluctuations in climate so that your home is protected from the extremes, and liveable without drawing too much on the power bill.

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So, you want to build a beach house on the Mornington Peninsula?


By christian / Friday, 07 December 2018

So, you want to build a beach house on the Mornington Peninsula?

The Mornington Peninsula is just made for beach houses, isn’t it?

It fulfils the Australian dream of having a carefree holiday by the beach, sitting on a veranda, post-swim, sipping Chardonnay, watching waves curling into the coast to the sound of seagulls, with a few chops lazily sizzling on the Weber.

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Proposed changes to zoning and planning in Mornington Peninsula Shire


By christian / Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Proposed changes to zoning and planning in Mornington Peninsula Shire

What changes are proposed, how will this affect you as a property owner, builder or developer, and how can Gilpip help you to create the most attractive home within these new regulations

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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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