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Mincove Homes Handover couple with keys and flowers in front of their new Mincove Home
11 Oct, 2023 5 minute read

Building a New Home: Top 10 Expert Tips on Getting Started

Are you contemplating the idea of building a new home in the picturesque Illawarra, Shoalhaven, or Southern Highlands regions? Whether it is accommodating a growing family or crafting an investment property, the journey of building a new home can be both thrilling and challenging. To guide you through this transformative experience and provide you with valuable insights from our years of expertise, we have put together this comprehensive guide:

Mincove Homes Blog Article Photo of Couple Embracing change: The exciting possibilities of demolishing your home
30 Aug, 2023 3 minute read

Embracing Change: The Exciting Possibilities of Demolishing Your Home

Are you longing for a fresh start, a new beginning in your dream home? Maybe your current house no longer suits your needs or style, and you're looking for a space that truly reflects who you are.  If so, it might be time to consider the exciting possibilities of demolishing your home and embracing the journey of rebuilding. Let’s explore the benefits of demolishing your house and building anew, along with the average cost of this transformative process.

Mincove Homes Blog Article Photo of finished home after Knock Down Rebuild Project A fresh start: Reimagine your home with a knock down rebuild!
04 Aug, 2023 7 minute read

A Fresh Start: Reimagine Your Home with a Knock Down Rebuild!

Create your dream home without leaving your much-loved neighbourhood and friends. Discover the power of a knock down rebuild—a cost-effective way to start anew and customise your living space to perfection, your way.

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09 Mar, 2023 3 minute read

Tips on getting your building project started

So, are you thinking of building a new home? Maybe your current dwelling no longer suits your growing family’s needs, or you are interested in building an investment home.

Building a new home can be an exciting but challenging process. Here are some tips to help you get started.

24 Jan, 2023 3 minute read

Reports and certificates explained!

When considering a new build, there are a few things to keep in mind. One of those is the reports and certificates needed in order to commence your project.

17 Jan, 2023 5 minute read

Staircase! Void Space, half wall, balustrade or full wall? How to finish your staircase.

One of these decisions is to decide on which type of wall you would like to have at the top of your staircase. There are several types of walls that can be used at the top of stairs to provide not only safety and support, but also to create a stylish impact in your new home.

16 Nov, 2022 2 minute read

BAL Explained!

SO, WHAT IS A BAL RATING? Have you ever wondered what BAL stands for in terms of how it will affect your build? Well, these 3 little letters could make or break the budget if your block is affected. A Bush Fire Attack Level or BAL, is a means of measuring the severity of a […]

13 Sep, 2022 3 minute read

How to choose the right home floor plan

Choosing the right floor plan is one of the most important decisions you will make when building your new home. Whether a home design is right for you will depend on a few factors, we’ve broken them down for you below:

Mincove Homes Custom Builds
03 Aug, 2022 10 minute read

Your essential guide to building a custom home

Dreaming of a new home, designed just for you? While off-the-plan homes can be a great choice, custom homes take your new home project to the next level, meaning you can create a home specific to your wants, needs and lifestyle.

The idea of custom home building can feel a little daunting if you’re not sure where to start. Unlike off-the-plan homes, you’re not limited to a select number of choices, and the options can be overwhelming. Finding the block, choosing a design and materials, working with a draftsperson, choosing a builder. There’s a lot to consider.

But with the right design and building team, you can create your perfect custom home with minimal stress. Here’s how.

17 Feb, 2022 3 minute read

Building a new home checklist

Choosing to build a new home from scratch is a great way to create the home of your dreams, without having to compromise on the features or location you’re looking for. The location, design and fittings are completely up to you, meaning you can create a home which is ideal for your family and your lifestyle.

Whether it’s your first time building a new home, or you’re looking for a refresher in what to consider, our new home building checklist is a great place to start.

19 Jan, 2022 2 minute read

Home organisation tips for the new year

Looking to start your new year off on the right foot?

Feeling organised in your home is a sure way to improve your enjoyment of your home and reduce the daily stressload of locating items and keeping things tidy.

But where to start?

30 Sep, 2021 3 minute read

Relaxed coastal at Wongawilli

EMBRACE COASTAL STYLE WITH THE CROOME Let’s explore our popular display home at Wongawilli Light, space and texture, combine to create a fresh coastal feel to the Croome design, which features in our popular display home at Wongawilli in the Illawarra. It’s a coastal style display home that elevates family living, with a sense of space, light and flexibility […]