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Home Builders Information and Tips

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Welcome to Abode Constructions and Developments, Home Builders, Knockdown Rebuild - Canberra

Abode Constructions are award winning custom home builders in Canberra & the surrounding regions-renowned for their distinctive design values and quality craftsmanship. Our team of experienced, skilled professionals are dedicated to working with our clients to create functional, individual and beautiful homes.

8 Tips for Choosing Your Home Builder

Building a new home can be exciting - as well as challenging. But one thing is for sure, the building process starts long before the foundation is poured. And that's why it's important to do your homework - you need to know that your builder is reputable and has a proven track record.

House Plans

A ground-level deck is generally safer and easier to build than a multi-story deck. For homeowners of both multiple and single story house plans, a deck can add usable space while bringing a respectable ROI. If you're thinking of adding a deck to your single story house plan, the following tips will provide an overview of the main considerations you'll want to keep in mind.

How are the Top 15 House Builders using social media?

Yesterday, I did an analysis on the top 15 construction companies and how they utilised their social media profiles to enhance brand perception, improve customer service, educate and engage with the rest of the construction market. This analysis follows the same format and criteria but this time focuses on the top 15 house builders within the UK.


The Owner Builder 183 June/July 2014 is now on sale nationwide. This issue includes homes of mud brick, straw bale and stone, as well as an update on a hemp studio, articles on energy ratings, window terminology and oiling floors. The extract article this issue is about a mud brick complex built as a superannuation investment.

A House Designer's Tips for Modifying a Home Plan

Customization has been called the future of consumerism. Already, sites like Dazzle and Cafepress allow consumers to customize everyday items, from coffee cups to t-shirts. And it will only be easier to customize products going forward, as 3D printing becomes more affordable to manufacturers. The ultimate customization job? Your house plan.

Why Companies That Build Homes Are Having A Hard Time Finding Workers

The housing recovery has been cooling recently, and while severe weather is one factor, it's not the only one. The slowdown in home construction and the decline in homebuilder confidence has been partly attributed to the cost and availability of labor.

Out-of-town home builders have big plans for area

Before the past decade, single-family home construction in Alachua County was largely the domain of local builders. That changed at the height of the boom in the mid-2000s when a few regional builders that were already operating in Orlando or Jacksonville expanded into the area to take advantage of the increased building activity.