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2 Storey vs Single Storey

February 15, 2017

Deciding to have a brand new home built to your exacting specifications is a major move. It’s a significant investment that will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it’s a small price to pay for having the home of your dreams. There are a myriad number of questions you’ll need to answer when you’ve committed to having your own home built from scratch, not the least of which are neighbourhood and block size, but ...

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Lucky 13 for the langtons

February 15, 2017

Having built an incredible 12 homes in recent years, real estate agent, Craig Langton and wife Annette knew exactly what they wanted to achieve when the time came to plan their new family home in the picturesque riverside suburb of Attadale. “I think there is a real gap in the market for high quality single storey homes in blue chip suburbs,” said Craig, who runs his real estate business from his home office. “Most new con...

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2016 Hia Project home of the year

November 02, 2016

The 2016 Perth HIA Awards were held on 29th October and Novus Homes proved yet again that we are at the very top of our game when it comes to innovation in home design and quality in construction, taking out 3 awards on the night, including the much coveted ‘Project Home of the Year’ for our client home in Waterford. We were also very proud to have been awarded ‘Best Project Home over $450,000’ with our sister company, ...

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5 Questions to ask befour hiring a 2 Storey home builder

September 29, 2016

If you’ve decided to have your own two storey home built, you need to select a building and design company in order to get the job done. However, not all builders are created equal. You can’t always know if a builder is telling the truth just from the marketing copy that shows up on its website or the answers a sales representative gives you when you ring them up. Getting to the bottom of things requires some due diligence on your par...

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Keeping your home warm in winder and cool in winder

September 25, 2015

Perth is a land of extremes. In the winter it’s not uncommon to get temperatures of below 5 degrees, while in the summer, we can often experience 45 degrees or even higher. These temperature extremes make it absolutely crucial that you can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, all without running your energy costs through the roof. Most homes in Perth rely on reverse-cycle air conditioning units in order to fight the ...

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Our Storey – How we became perth's leading two storey builder

August 26, 2015

When it comes to Perth home builders, there’s no lack of choices. It’s hard to distinguish yourself as special in a sea of faces – especially when they’re all busy shouting out the same message time and again. We’re not going to do that, though. Instead we’re going to show you exactly why we’re so different – and why we want to work with you to build you your new home. Lino Antonelli, our current...

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Perth is a leading destination for home building

August 19, 2015

The construction industry has been on fire as of late, and the epicentre of the blaze has been Western Australia. Perth builders have been burning the candle at both ends to keep up with demand, what with the record high 214,331 dwelling approvals according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Freestanding house approval rates have also gone up by a sizeable margin – another welcome bit of good news in an economy that has seen its fai...

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The benefits of knocking down and rebuilding a two-storey home

August 12, 2015

Location, location, location: you’ve heard it all before. If you’ve got the best property in the neighbourhood, it doesn’t matter how tired your home might look. Why? Because you can always knock down your two-storey home and completely rebuild instead of having to move. Vacant lots in and near Perth are becoming increasingly scarce, thanks to the growing popularity of the capital. Sometimes this means it’s going to be ...

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Open-plan tow storey home design: What are the benefits

July 28, 2015

Do you love spacious homes? Do you want your two storey house to have a lot of open breathing space? If you answered these questions with a yes, then open plan two storey house designs will work best for you. Here are some of the major benefits of open plan two storey house plans that will motivate you to adopt this style in your two storey homes in Perth as well. Enhances the Visual Space By using an open plan for your two storey home you ...

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Choosing the right 2 story floor plan for you

July 24, 2015

Building two storey homes can be quite hectic, but with the help of some useful tips, this job can become simple for you. Here are some great tips that will help you choose the right two storey house plans for your new house very conveniently. Find Out Your Needs First and foremost, you need to find out precisely what you and your family need in your two storey home. Every family is different and so are its needs. You could go through the n...

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What to consider when planing to build a new storey home

July 19, 2015

Building a two storey home is a very appealing option when compared to buying an existing dwelling as it allows you to dictate exactly what you want as well as giving you the very latest in home design. Before you start building a two storey home there are some important aspects that you should consider. Here is a list of some things that are important to investigate when choosing to build a double storey home. Budget When putting togeth...

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Two storey homes in perth: A growing market

June 24, 2015

Two-storey homes are increasingly becoming popular in Perth. In the last decade, people have begun shifting from apartments and one-storey houses to two-storey homes in Perth and there are numerous reasons to support and explain this shift. Baby Boomers Find Two Storey Houses Comfortable and Affordable The baby boomers who are now in their 60s find double storey homes in Perth quite convenient and comfortable to live in. Most of them are li...

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Choosing the right 2 storey house plan for you

June 18, 2015

When you are choosing a two-storey house, the layout of the house is one of the most crucial decisions you will need to make. The layout of your house, for obvious reasons depends on your lifestyle and daily routines. Choosing a house plan can be very stressful, therefore, consider some of the points below that will help you in deciding on a perfect house plan for yourself and your family. Lifestyle When choosing a house plan for two story ...

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2 Storey home house designs: Tips for mixing natural lights in your home

May 19, 2015

The effective use of colour in your home is a great way to make a space feel larger and lighter. Light-coloured walls, furniture, rugs, cushions and accessories will increase the feeling of openness in a space. The use of light colours will enhance the natural light in a room! Down Lights Down lights are a great way to inject subtle bursts of light into any space! Down lights complement the natural light filtering into the space, and enh...

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How to get more out of your new storey home in perth

May 05, 2015

Before you begin planning and building your double storey home in Perth, it is important to think about how to get the most out of your new home. When you walk into your beautiful new home natural light should be abundant, your home should feel elegant and spacious and importantly, your home design should incorporate effective storage solutions. At Novus, we believe in functional and beautiful design and our team of design and building consultant...

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