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7 Steps to Building a Granny Flat

Want a little extra space or privacy in your new home? With Montgomery Homes, you now have the option to add a granny flat to your backyard, creating additional room for visitors who want to stay overnight, teenagers who need their own space, or even a small area for older relatives like Nan and Pop to live.
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8 First Home Buyer Tips to Make the Process Simple and Stress-free

Becoming a homeowner for the first time is life changing - this could be your forever home! It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and a valuable one at that. As a first time homeowner, the home building (or buying) process can be a little overwhelming. There are so many options to choose from - you can buy a pre-existing home or you can build a fresh home that's customised to you; you can compare home loans and rates, or consider a guarantor…
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What is a Dropped Edge Beam and Why Do I Need One?

When building a brand new home, it’s possible to get lost in all the building jargon. While we do our best to make the process simple to follow and understand, it can be helpful to learn certain phrases and building techniques so you have a better understanding of what’s happening with your new home build.
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Your Guide to Building in a Bushfire Zone

Following what has been dubbed “Black Summer” in 2019 to 2020, it’s natural to be concerned about building in a bushfire zone. Australian bushfires are infamous for being catastrophic, widespread, and hard to contain. It’s a major concern for all Australians.
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How to Make a Sloping Block Work For You

There are lots of advantages to building on a sloping block. For example, you’ll have incredible views of the neighbourhood on one side of the house, the kids will love rolling down the grassy hill in the front or backyard, and the interior of the house will have a unique, light-filled and spacious design.
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Tips For Building in a Flood Zone NSW

Australia is world-renowned for having wild and often unpredictable weather. Over the past several months, we’ve had bushfires, floods, and incredible storms. When it’s time to start planning a new home build, it’s important to consider how these wild weather conditions will impact the construction process - for example, the council approval process and which home designs will reduce the vulnerability of your home in the unfortunate event of a flood.
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Renovate VS Rebuild: 4 Reasons Why a Knock Down Might Be The Better Solution For You

Got the urge to refresh the look and feel of your home without the hassle of moving? Need some extra space for a growing household, or are you simply looking to add extra value to your home? How about all of the above?
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Four Benefits of a Split Level Home

When researching land to purchase, the thought of building on a sloping block at first might seem complicated. However, building on a sloping site doesn’t need to be stressful and you certainly don’t need to compromise on building the home you’ve always dreamed about. Split level house designs are the perfect solution for sloping blocks as they are designed to follow the natural slope of the land, resulting in a stunning, architectural split level home that is both unique and spacious.
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Benefits of Building on a Sloping Block

If you're looking to purchase a sloping block of land or perhaps recently bought one, you would know that a sloping site is generally less expensive than a level block of land. This is because the techniques to build a split level house are far more complex than a standard build. However, what you save in the land purchase can often be used to create a more unique and interesting home.
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