Design

Welcome to our blog! We created this forum to explore the many avenues of building and design. We hope you find our tips and advice useful. If you would like an article on a specific topic, please send us an enquiry.


3 Bestselling Farmhouse Designs

If you’re planning to build in the Perth Hills, the South West or any other of WA’s fabulous rural locations, chances are you’ve come across one or two farmhouse designs in your search for that perfect plan. Farmhouse designs are synonymous with rolling countryside, the great outdoors and, for many people, a relaxed, casual lifestyle. […]


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Why Build a Loft Home?

When you’re thinking about building a new home, chances are you’ll naturally gravitate towards either single-storey designs or two-storey designs. But there is another option.  The loft home. Loft homes don’t often get the attention they deserve, but they’re a great choice for all sorts of locations, from the country and the coast, to a […]


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Who’s afraid of a sloping block?

Building a new home on a sloping block doesn’t faze us, but we can understand why it might cause some homebuyers to think twice. But why reject a fabulous block if you don’t need to? Why say no to views or a prime location just because the land isn’t level? Sure, sloping blocks have the potential to […]


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A rural escape

The Kalgup Retreat display has something for just about everyone, offering several different areas for comfortable seasonal living. Read the full article here.


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At Home On The Coast

A complex Yanchep block no hurdle for The Rural Building Company when constructing this custom home, designed to offer the pinnacle of Australian coastal living. Read more about the Yanchep custom home in New Homes here.


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10 Home Design Tips for a Rural View

If you’ve invested in a block with a glorious view, it makes sense to look for a house design that allows you to enjoy that view as much as possible, indoors and out. But what should you look for when it comes to finding a design that will maximise an awesome vista? A perfect panorama […]


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10 Design Features for a Rural Retreat

There are some things that just naturally go hand in hand. Like bacon and eggs, footy and meat pies, campfires and marshmallows. It’s a bit like our favourite rural retreats.  Recycled brick and a roaring fire, sunsets and drinks on the deck, Sunday lunch with the family. Luxurious linen on a king-sized bed. A comfy […]


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Eclectic family escape

A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, our Hinterland Retreat display features plenty of room for a large family to grow, with the option for a self-contained apartment, perfect for an older child who wants more privacy. Read the full article here


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5 outdoor seating trends you need in a 2020 home

On a large, rural property where space is abundant, you may as well make the most of your outdoor space. Instead of one main outdoor living area, why not embrace the natural beauty of your property and set up multiple seating areas for every occasion. Below are five valuable outdoor additions to the contemporary home. […]


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