9 Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting Materials for Building Your Home


The overall quality as well as the value of your home highly depends on the quality of the materials that have been used, be it for the original construction or for any renovations. It is important that you choose only top notch materials both for the efficiency and safety of your home. Look at your home as an investment and everything you put in it, such as the materials, are going to affect its value. But how do you select the right materials? In this post, we'll share with you seven tips on how to choose building materials for your home.



Des Rix Homes

Posted March 4, 2017

Des Rix Homes is based in Ballarat.  This firm has been engaged by one of our clients to construct a Post & Beam home in the Daylesford area.

Des Rix is the principal of that firm.

GK Building Services is a separate firm that seems to undertake some consulting work for Des Rix Homes.

Glenn Wilson is a representative of that firm.

I will be writing more in coming weeks about both these firms.

Stay tuned.

In the meantime please feel free to ring me on (03) 5962 6410 or 0417 319 830.

Surviving the Black Saturday Bushfires

A Personal Account By David Baetge

Our 100 acre property is located in Buxton directly adjacent to the Cathedral Mountain Range State Park. It was right in the middle of the firestorm which occurred in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. I stayed to defend our property. What follows is my account of what happened to me in these bushfires.


Our Design Preliminaries

Having purchased our country plot we then started to contemplate the magnitude of the task ahead to bring this forward to what Noleen & I required the property to be for us. We sat down and listed our basic requirements for the property and house. The list was basically as follows (not in any priority):



I purchased a 100 acre property in a little country town called Buxton about 100km from Melbourne in mid-1999 upon which I'm constructing a new home and embracing sustainable and bio-dynamic agriculture. In the pages that follow over the ensuing months and years I will buy soma with codeine provide details of our thoughts, concepts, progress and, of course, the inevitable frustrations that will beset us along the way as we strive to create our dream.I hope you enjoy what follows and that in some way it helps you reach your goals as well. 


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