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5 Reasons To Consider A Colour Consultant When Building Your New Home

When investing in a beautiful new home, getting the colour scheme 'just right' is essential to create the look, feel and atmosphere you want for your living spaces. Your home's colour scheme is part of what makes your new home unique and builds its character.

But before heading to your local paint or hardware store to look at colour samples, let us mention two words that will make your life a lot easier.

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Top Tips For Building A Beautiful Queenslander Home

There are plenty of reasons to love living in Queensland, in fact, many people visit just once and then decide to make our beautiful state their own. There's so much to see and do, and with soo much natural beauty, it's no wonder it's a popular destination for families.

While the Queensland winter is relatively mild, our summers are notoriously long and hot with some spectacular afternoon storms during the warmer months, especially in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs regions.

Raised up from the ground to allow for air flow and with wide verandahs, a Queenslander home from Shelton Homes can provide the personality and practicality to suit your lifestyle. With a timeless design and plenty of space for outdoor living, a sturdy Queenslander is also designed to include ducted aircon, under floor heating, data and communication options plus the appeal of large decks, making it an ideal choice for new home buyers.

Here Are Our Top Tips For Building A Beautiful Queenslander Home...

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5 Top Reasons To Build & Live In Toowoomba

Thinking of relocating? Have you considered Toowoomba? This pretty, easy-going cathedral city of 115,000 people lies 125 kilometres west of Brisbane, in the Great Dividing Range.
Toowoomba is the second biggest inland city in Australia after Canberra, and is affectionately referred to by locals as “The Garden City” for its gorgeous public parks and gardens. This is one of the top five reasons you should think about building and live in Toowoomba.

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The Shelton Homes 12-Step Design And Construction Process

Shelton Homes are award winning Queenslander home builders. if you're yet to see the stunning homes we build for our clients please feel free to see a few videos here
 
We also offer something most builders don't, a 100% satisfaction guarantee to give you even further peace of mind. We guarantee that your new home will be delivered on schedule, on budget and completed to a superior quality standard.
 
The key: Shelton Homes have created an outstanding design and construction process, derived from years of experience and commitment to ensure the home you’ve been dreaming of, is the one you'll soon be moving into.
  
Here’s your step-by-step process that we use this for all projects, whether you’re building your new home in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs regions of Queensland, or anywhere else.
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What Is A Professional Queenslander Home Builder?

Queensland is quickly becoming the best place to live and work in Australia. With its good weather, fantastic career opportunities, unique landscapes and incredible lifestyle benefits, more people than ever before are looking to build or renovate homes in the state.
 
It is however, important to remember that if you are planning to build a home in Queensland, you should choose a specialist, professional Queenslander home builder that will best suit your needs. Building a home is a long-term investment, so you don’t want to be taking unnecessary risks.
 
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Fencing Your Queenslander Home

When planning your yard and outdoor living spaces, the type of fences, heights and materials you opt for can make or break the look and feel of your home, how much privacy you have, and how safe you feel when inside your home.
 
 
When it comes to Queenslander homes, it has long been a tradition to match the home design and veranda with a white picket fence out front. This indeed not only looks lovely but also allows more air to flow through your property. There are however other options you can choose.
 
 
This article aims to highlight the best fencing options for Queenslander homes, especially in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs regions. Should you like more inspiration after reading this article, simply contact the expert team at Shelton Homes. Contact Us
 
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What To Look For In A Queensland Building Contract

Building contracts are an important necessity to ensure that your rights and obligations are met. According to the Queensland Domestic Building Contracts Act, a building contract is legally needed if you undertaking domestic building work worth $20,000 or more.
 
At Shelton Homes, you have peace of mind knowing that all of the contracts and legal items associated with building a new home will be made very clear, without any fine print. We don't expect any of our clients, especially first home buyers to know or have the time to learn about all of the legals associated with building a new home and we can help explain all of this information so that you're fully informed.
 
In fact, all of our clients are taken through an in-depth design and construction process that we have developed over the last 20 years. You can see what our clients say about the Shelton Homes approach here.
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Four Fun Facts About Toowoomba You Probably Didn't Know

Since Toowoomba's establishment in the 1840's the city has over the past 170 plus years grown to be a thriving city. With a heavy emphasis on retail, defence, construction and energy, Toowoomba has recently become a hub of sorts for an emerging startup ecosystem. With a population of approximately 115,000, Toowoomba is a unique city with some interesting facts that most people don't know, even many of the local residents!
 
Here Are Four Fascinating Facts About Toowoomba
 
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5 Tips To Ensure Your New Home Is Within Your Budget

If you’re looking to build a new Queenslander home, one area you may need some help with is knowing how much you could, or should be spending. For most people, there are a lot of budgeting decisions that need to be made, and for everyone a lot of paperwork and moving parts to digest.

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.

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Why Queenslander Homes Are Perfect For Sloping Blocks

One of the most magnificent features of Toowoomba, Darling Downs and the surrounding regions, is the hills and stunning views on offer. But as the area develops and housing demands rise, often the only available blocks of land in your ideal location are sloping blocks.
 
Many builders, especially those who build brick homes may offer just one option, to level your block. Homes are of course cheaper to build on a level block, but the additional labour, equipment and council approvals can add $50K-$100K to the project, actually making it more expensive to level than building your home 'around' your sloping block.
Queenslander homes are ideal for sloping blocks, but you need to know the ins-and-outs. Here's some Shelton Homes pointers:
 
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