Getting The Right Type Of Home – Tip 8

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Some builders will tell you that to survive the Queensland climate you need a solid house built from a tough material like concrete. There’s no doubt concrete is sturdy, and good block construction will stand up to cyclone winds. But does that mean Read more

How To Increase Living Space and Save Money

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How to Increase Living Space in a New Home. To get started we need to mention again the two main styles of construction in North Queensland. Firstly, concrete filled Masonry Block and secondly Insulated External Walls. The later is more commonly referred to as Queenslander Style. Originally, the two styles were never constructed with insulation in the external walls.  Although, as technology progressed and global warming became more apparent, the queenslander style of construction advanced with insulated walls.

In terms of living space, the size of the external walls becomes very important. The Masonry Block is 200mm wide and the Insulated External Wall is 100mm wide. It is now cost motivating  Read more