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The Bearers and Joists Solution to Sloping Building Sites.

No two blocks of land are the same — as the sloping site specialists, Montgomery Homes approach every block with the unique specifications of the block in mind. There are many benefits to building a bearers and joists structured house, especially when building on a steep site. Montgomery Homes have a wide range of sloping site home designs that are appropriate for a bearers and joists structure.
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Your Guide To Colorbond Vs Tile Roofs

When it comes to choosing the colours, materials and finishes for your gorgeous new facade, it’s important not to neglect the roofing materials — the roof takes up 40% to 50% of your facade and has a major impact on your overall street appeal! If you’re weighing up the different roofing materials available on the market, we’re here to help you decide between two key players — Colorbond Steel and traditional concrete tiles. Here, we compare Colorbond vs tile roofs based on aesthetic, maintenance, thermal efficiency and more.
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Hebel Vs Brick: Why We’re Utilising Hebel Wall Panels

At Montgomery Homes, we’re committed to building strong, sturdy and cost-efficient homes for our clients, which is why we’re now offering Hebel wall panels alongside our bricks, cladding, moroka and more! Here, we compare Hebel vs brick and share the many benefits of this premium rendering material. Discover the difference for yourself — book a tour of our new Cayman 287 display home in New Lambton, our first display to be built with Hebel wall panels!
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What Is A Bulkhead & Why Do I Need One?

While a bulkhead doesn’t sound like the most desirable part of your home design, it can add some interesting dimension and style to your kitchen. Here, we explain what a bulkhead is used for and how it can add some much-needed dimensions to your kitchen and open-plan living space.
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3 Beautiful Front Door Designs To Inspire Your Facade

The front door truly is the focal point of your facade — and Australia’s top interior designer and our collaborative partner, Shaynna Blaze, agrees. “Your choice of door can really transform the design,” Shaynna says. “Consider different materials like timber for an organic yet refined aesthetic, brushed aluminium for an industrial, contemporary look, or painted timber to showcase your unique style.” With this in mind, we offer an extensive range of front door designs to make your house feel more like a home and enhance your street appeal tenfold. Here, we share three very different front door designs to inspire your facade!
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Uncover the Benefits of Reverse Living Home Designs

Offering holiday home benefits with the quality assurance of a Montgomery Home design, explore why a reverse living floor plan could be an option for you. Read on.
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3 Home Office Design Ideas

In 2021, one in five Australians works from home at least one day a week. Now more than ever, it’s important to have a cosy and functional home office to get work done and stay motivated. In this article, we share some of our favourite home office designs from our display homes, so you can get inspired to set up your own personal workspace.
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4 Split Level Home Interiors To Inspire Your Decorating

Whether you’re dreaming of a split level home design or close to moving into a completed build, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to decorate the space to make it your own. We’re here to help! In this article, we share some of our favourite split level home interiors from display homes throughout Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast so you can get inspired (and excited) for decorating your new home.
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Cayman 287 minimalist kitchen design

Minimalist Living & Decor Ideas

If there’s one thing all interior designers can agree on, minimalist living is an evergreen trend. Minimalism is rooted in the art movement of the 1960s and ever since then, minimalism has been a popular aesthetic in both interior design and architecture. In this article, we share some minimalist decor ideas and designs to inspire your new interior look.
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