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Why Australians Love Heritage Homes

Why Australians Love Heritage Homes

The word ‘heritage’ can be described as all the things that make up Australia's identity - our spirit, our historic buildings, and our unique and wide living landscapes. Our heritage is a legacy from the past, a part of our life today, and what we can pass on to...

Project Feature: Port Melbourne

Project Feature: Port Melbourne

We love building new homes throughout Melbourne’s inner city suburbs, but the bustling bayside suburb of Port Melbourne holds a special place in our hearts. When the opportunity to build an ambitious new home in this lively suburb arose, we were very excited to get...

Updating Your Heritage Home for a Melbourne Winter

Updating Your Heritage Home for a Melbourne Winter

As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, cosy nights at home become more appealing – which is why it’s so important to make sure your heritage home is ready for winter.  What older buildings offer in charm, they can sometimes lack in insulation, meaning the...

Why Communication is Key to a Successful Heritage Restoration

Why Communication is Key to a Successful Heritage Restoration

Great communication is crucial to any successful construction project – but never more so than when working on a bayside heritage restoration. With expert opinions, endless options and important heritage-specific rules to consider, communication is the key to a...

5 Costs You Might Not Have Considered in a Heritage Build

5 Costs You Might Not Have Considered in a Heritage Build

Heritage restorations are an excellent opportunity to breathe new life into a unique structure of cultural and historic significance. But undertaking a heritage restoration is a lot more complicated than a simple renovation or extension and there are plenty of...

Heritage Homes of the Future: Renovations in 2021 and Beyond

Heritage Homes of the Future: Renovations in 2021 and Beyond

Owning a heritage home comes with certain considerations – for example, how can you maintain its original charm while ensuring it’s fit for modern life? By working with restoration experts like the team at SECON Constructions, you can retain all the nostalgic elements...

Heritage Project Feature: Brighton House

Heritage Project Feature: Brighton House

Clean lines, open-plan design and refined luxury define our charming period home renovation in Brighton, located just a few kilometres from the beach. The original Edwardian home dates back to 1901 and was in disarray when the owners first approached SECON...

The Future of Home Design

The Future of Home Design

A Q&A with Interior Designer & Director of Page Stewart Hayley Page As we enter a new year, we’re excited to see what’s in store for the future of home design. After a long year of lockdowns and social restrictions, we’re expecting 2021 will bring a renewed...

Why Choose Design and Construct

Why Choose Design and Construct

Design and construct is becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking to streamline their construction project. With your design team and building team under the one roof, you can relax and actually enjoy the process, instead of acting as a ‘middleman’...

How to Fuse Modern and Edwardian Style

How to Fuse Modern and Edwardian Style

Built from 1901 onwards, Edwardian-style or ‘Federation’ homes continue to be extremely popular among Melburnians today.  Characterised by their stained-glass windows and red-brick exteriors, these beautiful homes never go out of style – and can easily be adapted to...

How to Restore an Edwardian Family Home

How to Restore an Edwardian Family Home

Melbourne’s Edwardian homes offer boundless potential to anyone looking to undertake a heritage restoration. Lacking the heaviness and ornate clutter of previous Victorian-era houses, Edwardians are a fantastic choice for restoration due to a light and spacious style...

Architectural Collaboration

Architectural Collaboration

Q&A with Katherine Stewart from Page Stewart As modern day builders, we understand the importance of collaboration here at SECON Constructions. Over the years, we’ve teamed up with a number of high-quality architects and designers on our remarkable Bayside homes....

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