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Step inside: A striking custom home for a Torquay lifestyle

The beauty of building lies in how it enables you to truly create a dream home that’s exactly how you’ve always wanted. For serial renovators Katie and Steven Reaper—who spent years buying, renovating and selling —building was the natural next step to achieving their dream home. “There were things that we’ve learned over our renovations […]

2021 revealed many things

2021 revealed many things – most notably, our team’s resilience in the face of uncertainty and clients who are committed to trusting us as their local builder. Who else entered 2021 hoping that all the challenges of 2020 were long behind us? As COVID-19 lingered into another year, the pandemic’s effects continued to impact our […]

Sustainable energy included in every Hamlan home

Using reliable, renewable energy to power your home can be easier than you think with the state-of-the-art Bradford Solar ChargePack, which includes Tesla Powerwall with backup. The Bradford Solar ChargePack, including Tesla Powerwall allows you to store your solar energy away until you’re ready to use it — meaning you’ll always have electricity in your […]

A guide to builder’s jargon

If you’re new to construction, building a new home can often feel intimidating. And that can be compounded when you don’t understand the words and terms that are coming out of your builder’s mouth! At Hamlan, we take pride in our open communication. Transparency is one of our “Hamlan Hallmarks”, the defining aspects of our […]

Hamlan claims Master Builders award win

Hamlan’s Frank Street Development has won the 2021 Master Builders Victoria South West Regional Building Awards accolade for Best Multi Unit Development—4 to 12 units. The Master Builders Victoria South West Regional Building Awards showcase exceptional craftsmanship and standards of excellence in the residential and commercial construction sectors throughout South West Victoria. Hamlan’s winning work, […]

How to find your interior design style

We all know what we like when it comes to how a home looks but how do you translate that into your own dream home? Getting your interior design exactly to your taste is one of the greatest things you can achieve when building a home. And to do this, it’s important to bring the […]

How to heat and cool your dream home

We all have a list of must-have features for our dream home—and if you value comfort—heating and cooling would be one of them.

Step inside: A cherished family beach house reborn

For 46 years Jac Radcliffe’s family has escaped the hustle and bustle of Melbourne on weekends and holidays to enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads. Jac’s parents bought their Barwon Heads holiday home back in 1975, when Barwon Heads was a sleepy seaside town that was mostly home to retirees. In the years that followed, Jac and her two siblings literally grew up in this home, from childhood to teen years to adulthood. But as the family expanded, and grandchildren came on the scene, their cherished holiday home, although well-loved, was definitely well-worn and in need of some drastic work.

What flooring should I put in my new home?

Many of the interior design decisions you will face when building your new home will be tough to make—but one of the toughest by far will be your flooring.

New designs revealed: Johanna 274 and Echo facade

Our Hamlan design team have been busy creating the latest home design to join our Aspect range—and now you can see it for yourself.

5 expert tips on how to create the perfect look for your kitchen

Building a home comes with so many advantages and for the foodies out there creating your ultimate kitchen from scratch is one of them.

Why choosing the right builder to build on your sloping block is so important

Choosing a sloping block of land to build your dream home comes with its own unique set of challenges. But working with the right builder you can have an easy, enjoyable building experience.

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