Gemma & Beatriz Peña

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Building Big in the City

3 minute read

Taking on a project in the centre of the city is not for everyone. However, for those who rise to the challenge, it’s always an adventure. But was it worth it?

What to Look for When Selecting Your Next Home or Building Site

5 minute read

Selecting the site to build your future home requires just as much consideration as the design of the home itself.

Building your next home within nature!

4 minute read

Working with the natural geography of a site is all about honoring nature and letting the land drive the decisions. Is this possible?

Living in Minimal 1950’s Inspired Spaces and Not Letting the Clutter Take Over

5 minute read

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said: "You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having."

Is Home Automation For Everyone?

3 minute read

When you have a basic shopping list, the options can be endless!

The Importance of Setting a Construction Budget Early on in a Project

5 minute read

Setting a construction budget at the beginning of a project should be a ‘must do’. It will act as the baseline for every decision you make during the project. Failing to do so may result in scope reduction and omission of key elements.

Embracing Prefabrication for Residential Buildings

4 minute read

Attention to detail and product quality obtained on prefabrication can benefit the project in more ways than one!

Top Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

2 minute read

Whether you’re buying an investment property or planning to live in your new home straight away, there are 3 key ‘property potential’ things to remember.

Top 7 Tips for Sustainable Building or Renovating

4 minute read

Building a sustainable home doesn’t have to have expensive bells and whistles. With a few key design principals a sustainable home can be built at little to no additional costs.

How To Merge Old and New when Renovating

4 minute read

When renovating an existing building, do you remain faithful to the period architecture or turn your back on history? Find out more about the Harcourt house and the most important things to consider when undertaking a renovation project of your own.