Efficient heating and cooling for your home


Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature during winter or summer need not come at a high price. There are a few things you can do to get the most out of your air conditioning system and ensure it runs efficiently. Some tips on keeping your home warm or cool on a budget: Use heavy curtains or blinds - 40% of heat escapes from uncovered windows. Let the sun in during winter to warm your house, and keep the sun out in summer to keep cool. Clean or replace air conditioning filters … [Read more...]

Brisbane Granny Flat Builder Stroud Homes Unveils Development Designed To Prepare for an Ageing Australia — and Boost Rental Income for Investors


Australia’s population is ageing and while that signifies favourable results like improved life expectancy, it also impacts infrastructure requirements and congestion in cities, among others. To mitigate such outcomes and relieve budget pressures for the Australian government toward funding aged care, Stroud Homes offer granny flats as one way to resolve an ageing population. Queensland, Australia – Australia’s population is projected to age dramatically over the next several years. Aussies … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About Toowoomba Soil Types And How They Affect Construction

There’s this children’s song that goes: “Don’t build your house on the sandy land, don’t build it too near the shore. Well, it might look kind of nice, but you’ll have to build it twice, oh, you’ll have to build your house once more.” This song may be intended for kids, but it effectively brings to light the importance of soil types in establishing a good foundation for buildings. Construction companies know this all too well, which is why prior to the actual building process, they … [Read more...]

Versatile Structures Courtesy Of A Brisbane Granny Flat Builder

Among families with elderly people living with them, granny flats have become a popular option. But what exactly are granny flats? Granny flats are a type of housing structure where a smaller, self-contained unit is attached to a larger main home. Basically, it is like having two structures on the same plot of land. Typically, the smaller structure is located at the back portion of the main structure and can either share the same yard or be sectioned off using fences. As a self-contained … [Read more...]

Pimpama Builders Reveal 5 Great Reasons To Choose The Gold Coast City Suburb

Pimpama is situated in the northern area of Gold Coast City. It is the last existing rural town on the Pacific Motorway that sits between Gold Coast and Brisbane. As if that weren’t enough, this little-known suburb is also 30 km north of Surfer’s Paradise, another suburb that features a wide surf beach. However, an extremely alluring location is just one of the many reasons why Pimpama is fast-becoming a rather favourable area to move into. And builders are investing. Here are five other … [Read more...]

[Interview] Toowoomba Soil Types For New Home Construction


An early part of every new home building project is identification of the type of soil on the property and its impact on the build. In this interview, Patrick Neville from Stroud Homes Toowoomba will take you through what you need to know about soil types, soil testing and the implications for your new home. Interview Transcript: Mick: Welcome back listeners. It’s Mick here and I’m talking with Patrick Neville from Stroud Homes Toowoomba and today we’re going to be talking about … [Read more...]

[Interview] New Home Building on the Gold Coast

New Pimpama Display Home from Stroud Homes

Listen in as Nathan Dunn from Stroud Homes Gold Coast talks about some considerations and tips if you are looking for a new home build around the Gold Coast region. Interview Transcript: Mick:Thanks and welcome back to Stroud Homes.  I’m talking with Nathan from Stroud Homes on the Gold Coast. Ideally, if you’re listening in today, you’re interested in building and what it takes to build on the Gold Coast. I grew up on the Gold Coast. I used to love the beach life and going to the surf … [Read more...]

Grand Opening of Pimpama Display Home


Gold Coast Pimpama Display Home launch day! Our brand-new Avoca 227 display home opened at Gainsbrough Greens Pimpama! Saturday 21 July our brand new Pimpama Display Home was officially opened at 364 Gainsborough Drive, Gainsborough Greens. Congratulations to Stroud Homes Gold Coast owners Nathan and Terri Dunn! Councillor Cameron Caldwell attended with Nathan and Terri sharing a few words on the importance of housing to the City of Gold Coast Council before cutting the ribbon to … [Read more...]

Finding the best place to live and build a home


Finding the best place to live and build a new home is crucial to achieving capital growth and your desired lifestyle. Here are some tips to consider when choosing the best place to live and build you new home.     Know you budget Your budget determines the location, the size of house and land it is built on. Speak to a financier early in the process of finding the best place to live and build in, Track the infrastructure The existing and planned infrastructure for the area … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Toowoomba Office

Greg and James

Stroud Homes Toowoomba’s new Design Centre is now officially open! Senator Matthew Canavan attended the Grand Opening early Saturday morning May 31 to cut the ribbon on the new facility. Soon after cutting the ribbon, the children rushed in ahead of their parents to settle in to the kids play area that Greg the builder purpose-built. Their parents followed not far behind to inspect the sparkling display kitchen and colour selection room filled with samples of the latest quality new home … [Read more...]