What To Look For In A Queensland Building Contract
Four Fun Facts About Toowoomba You Probably Didn't Know
5 Tips To Ensure Your New Home Is Within Your Budget
You'll also have to find the right block of land if you don't have one already, and a trusted builder that can build within your budget, without any surprise add-ons along the way.
It can quickly seem overwhelming, so to help, we've prepared an easy list to help you make sure your new home is on financial track.Add a comment
Why Queenslander Homes Are Perfect For Sloping Blocks
When Is The Perfect Time To Build In Toowoomba?
Toowoomba is one of the jewels of Australia. Boasting a great climate and the perfect balance between small town hospitality and major urban amenities, it doesn’t get much better than living on the crest of The Great Dividing Range.
Toowoomba’s population grows at about 1.22% per year, and is expected to reach around 117,000 by June 2017. Future predictions vary, but it can safely be assumed that Toowoomba will continue to grow into a very important satellite city for Brisbane and greater south east Queensland.
There are a number of factors that influence the ideal time to build a home in Toowoomba. Of course, your personal circumstances will always be the most important.Add a comment
5 Things You Should Know, Well Before Building Your New Home
For many people, building a new home will be one of the most exciting, yet potentially stressful experiences they will go through.
Naturally there are numerous benefits to building your own home, you can design it to your own needs and likings, choose your land and truly make it yours. However, there are a number of important factors that you need to take into account before setting off on your home building journey.Add a comment
Written on 13 October 2016
The Process of New Home Ownership
Imagine building your own Queenslander home, that is specifically designed for you, with the freedom to create your own style from the design through to selecting all the inclusions. Building a new home can be one of the most exciting and satisfying projects you undertake in life.
To ensure your experience is hassle free, and the outcome is everything you dreamed of, it is important to find a builder who takes pride in building your home, has a reputable qualified team and is someone that you can trust.Add a comment
Written on 12 September 2016
Toowoomba Celebrates the Carnival of Flowers
16 - 25 September
Spring has arrived, bringing a sense of rejuvenation and renewal. Toowoomba is abuzz as the region gets ready to celebrate the 67th annual Carnival of Flowers.
From its inception back in the post war days of 1949, this award winning regional event has grown significantly, attracting people from all over Queensland - showcasing spectacular gardens, food and wine, live music and much more.
The Carnival of Flowers draws many garden enthusiasts from far and wide to glean ideas for their own gardens and simply take in the beauty of the array of colours and textures of the landscape.Add a comment
Written on 19 August 2016
Shelton Homes Turns 21
Just as turning 21 is an important milestone for an individual, it is great to be celebrating 21 years in business. Over the past two decades Shelton Homes has built a sought after reputation for designing and building quality timber Queenslander homes.
The Journey from Day 1 to Today
Like many businesses, Shelton Homes started from humble beginnings. Our founder and director, Scott Shelton, commenced his building career as an apprentice in Toowoomba, forging his career in construction.
His passion for timber homes and design led him to forming his own building company, Shelton Homes.
Since then, Shelton has built a reputation of designing and building classic Queenslander timber homes. The innovative designs cater for a modern lifestyle, whilst maintaining the integrity and character of these iconic beautiful homes; including expansive wrap-around verandas, timber flooring and the hallmark Queenslander trimmings.Add a comment
Written on 26 July 2016
5 Tips for Building on a Sloping Site
When building a home, a slope on the site can create some interesting challenges you wouldn’t face with a flat site. However, when everything is done correctly with some clever problem-solving skills, the outcome can be well worth the extra effort.
If you’ve found your dream block of land and the only thing holding you back is a slope, put your worries aside and go for it!
The most common factor that scares homebuyers away from a sloping site is the idea that construction costs will increase as the builder struggles to work with the hill(s). While this is sometimes the case, these expenses are usually balanced out by the fact that sloping sites are often sold at a lower price than their flat counterparts. Overall, you may even find that building on a sloping site ends up costing you less than doing so on a flat block!Add a comment