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Glass is one of those things that most people have come to love, whether its part of design for your home, convenience or safety. The technology of glass has come a long way and as it is widely used, therefore continual improvements and advancements are being made everyday.

Glass has many enhancing properties that makes it the ideal candidate for your upcoming renovations and projects. Whether it be balustrades, showers or pool-fencing, glass makes everything look modern and elegant.

Here are some advantages of glass to consider in helping decide material of choice for your next renovation project:

  • A wonderful way to showcase your beautiful home, glass will enhance the overall appearance of your home in adding a touch of stunning.
  • The see-through property of the glass substance will give the perception of larger space.
  • For being environmentally friendly, glass is 100% recyclable without degradation.
  • Glass allows natural light through meaning a brighter home and more sunlight in winter months.
  • Being fully weather resistant, glass is the ideal candidate for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Because glass is glossy, it has a stunning and sophisticated look and can also be easily maintained / cleaned.
  • Glass can be strong (dependent on which type), and can also be shatterproof to improve safety.

Make use of glass today; take your next project to a new level of elegance, simplicity and beauty!

It is common in Australia to buy off-the-plan. With substantial savings in stamp-duty as well as a few other benefits, it makes a lot of sense financially to be purchasing off-the-plan. But do you know exactly what you are buying into?

One of the big caveats to buying off-the-plan is obviously the fact that the property you are buying into has not completed yet (or in some cases has not even started the construction phase). Developers will nowadays provide excellent quality renderings and models of what the completed build will look like internally and externally. This is an excellent way to gauge how your future home is going to feel and let your imagination run wild.

However, much attention needs to be put into looking at detailed specifications as renders may not 100% accurately portray what the end result will be. Common things to consider include:

  • What are the characteristics of the property? Is it a small apartment unit, or does the property get less sunlight than the average house / unit due to its facing or location?
  • How does the property rate in terms of utilisation of scarce space?
  • Does the property maximise the amount of natural light with glass and/or mirrors?

Buying off-the-plan is a big step towards a commitment and investment. Make sure you make an informed decision and scrutinise down to the fine details of the build to ensure both ultimate comfort of your future home and also maximum potential for return on investment.