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Will your builder go bust and will you go with him?

Headlines have been full of detail describing the recent demise of  home building companies and the subsequent heartache and sometimes financial ruin of their clients and unpaid subcontractors.

Building or substantially renovating a home is usually the most costly investment a person makes in their lifetime, (aside from buying a completed 2nd hand house).

It can also be one of the most stressful processes to go through; decisions to make on finishes: changes to design when you decide you don’t like the aspect from the kitchen; cost blowouts from unforeseen events, usually in the early foundation stages, and the list can go on! Read the rest of this entry »

How To Increase The Value Of Your Home

8 Ways to Increase the Value of your Home and to improve your Lifestyle

Your home is more than just a roof over your head, or a place you go when work’s over. Your home is probably the most valuable asset you own. So it makes perfect sense that you maintain, nurture and enhance its appeal.

Here are 8 ways to improve the value of your house and enjoy living in it.

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Knockdown or Renovate

Have you ever owned a house that badly needed a make-over? or maybe you know houses where add ons and/or “improvements” have been made over the years in a very amateur and unprofessional manner?

What do home-owners really want from their home? Different people will tell you different things but here are some very common requirements:

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Do we stay or do we go?

blogrenovatestayorgoWhen clients are undergoing extensive renovations there are serious considerations for a homeowner.

Do we stay or do we go?

We have worked with many clients who have made their decision one way or the other, and so here are some tips that may assist.

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Energy Saving Tips

To prevent drafts and heat loss, close windows and doors, and seal gaps with weather strips.

Heat/cool only those rooms that are being used.

Make sure the ceilings are insulated. A minimum insulation rating of R3 is recommended.

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Latest update from Dufton Building

It’s been a busy time for we Central Coast Builders.

Although we specialise in building architect designed homes, and those designed by reputable Building Designers, we also undertake major additions and extensions to and renovations of existing homes.
As our existing clients know, we also look after our ‘regulars’ with smaller jobs such as decks and pergolas, etc. We are a Central Coast Builder that really cares about our clients and their needs and their budget.

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