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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 Restoration

5 Costs You Might Not Have Considered in a Heritage Restoration

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...

Project Feature: Brighton House

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....

How to Avoid Budget Blowout When Building

How to Avoid Budget Blowout When Building

Picture this: You’ve decided to build a brand new home. You’ve found a design you love, a builder you trust, the perfect place to build, a timeline that suits you and a plan that is seemingly within your budget. But then the build starts, unforeseen costs begin to...

Why Do Builders Charge for Quotes?

Why Do Builders Charge for Quotes?

At SECON Constructions, we put the highest level of effort, quality and attention to detail into everything we do, and this includes providing quotes. While some volume builders offer a basic 2 page quote for a construction project, we offer a comprehensive building...

What Does It Cost to Build a New Home in Melbourne?

What Does It Cost to Build a New Home in Melbourne?

One of the most common mistakes we see clients make when planning to build their dream home is not having a proper grasp of the costs involved in building. We often see clients putting aside $1 million, but that often doesn’t account for all the additional costs such...

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