Entries by Madeline Plunkett

IN PROGRESS: New Home Build Pimpama

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: 9 Dec: After a lengthy approval process, we’ve broken ground on the build of this new home in Pimpama this month. Slab was poured last week and our team have been working hard to get the frame up so we can install the roof prior to the Christmas break!  

Is combined home and office the future of housing?

DID you know that Australia is ranked as being one of the world’s worst countries for commuters? A survey of the commute times for 110 countries found Australians will drive an average of 420,695km, or the equivalent of more than 10 times around the globe, to and from work in their lifetime. This is because […]

Forget apartments: We need more townhouses

AT AN auction held in inner city Melbourne on Saturday, townhouses were flying off the shelves. And it was largely young locals snapping them up. Fifty-five townhouses, worth a cumulative $63 million, were sold off-the-plan in just three hours for Glenvill Group’s new YarraBend development, located along the Yarra River in Melbourne, just 6.5km from […]

IN PROGRESS: Designer Townhouses

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: This is an epic project, on a very tight timeframe! The finished product will be two new designer canal-front homes, in one of the Gold Coast’s most popular suburbs. In just two weeks we have completely demolished the existing house.    

IN PROGRESS: Extension Project – Helensvale

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: October saw us kick off this EPIC patio and carport project. The pergola alone is 71sqm, with the roof soaring to an overall height of 5m! This area will get PLENTY of use entertaining guests.  

IN PROGRESS: Extension Project – Brisbane

For the last few months, the GCProjects Reno team have been working hard on this extension project in a leafy suburb of Brisbane. The scope of this project has involved the enclosure of the original balcony to add extra space to the lounge and dining space internally, and then a new 40sqm deck to make the most […]

The Backyard Renovation

This week, we’re looking into the many ways you can add a little bit of life into your backyard! Whether you’re getting ready for long summer afternoons, or getting ready to sell, there are so many ways you can change the use of what may be a tired outdoor area. A backyard is a great asset to […]

Coast’s Billion-Dollar Field of Dreams

IT’S a massive parcel of underutilised caneland, it’s as large as Manhattan Island in New York and it could be the Gold Coast’s answer to Orlando, the undisputed theme park capital of the world. In an extraordinary case of neighbours uniting for a cause, more than 6100ha of caneland nestled in the burgeoning urban corridor […]

New Social Living Groups

By 2030, Australia’s society will be defined by a broader group of social ‘tribes’ which will transform the housing market and shape how and where Australians live, according to research by the Commonwealth Bank. For decades, Australia’s predominant households or “tribes” have remaned fairly consistent: Flatting friends, newlyweds, nuclear families and empty nesters. However, according […]

Top 5 Kitchen Design Ideas

One of the most popular renovations we do are in the heart of the home – the Kitchen! Here are our top 5 favourite kitchen design trends/colour pallets at the moment. Go Commercial Concrete finishes are a very popular trend at the moment, and not just in the kitchen but the whole home. While concrete is traditionally […]