It might just be a bit of Pie in the Sky, but it’s also a chance for payback. Former Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese will go head-to-head against former teammates Alan Tongue and Marc Herbert, with Campese playing for the Queanbeyan Blues against an All Stars team at Seiffert Oval on September 28.
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These names represent rugby league and Canberra Raiders royalty and they’re joining forces once more for an all-star game in Queanbeyan this year. Launched, December 2017, the event has been dubbed the “pie in the sky”. It follows on from a match held in Hay in 2011 which brought many of the game’s biggest names together for charity. The match is the brainchild of 新2皇冠入口官方app下载 managing director Ken Beissel, the event’s major sponsor. Beissel came to Queanbeyan from Hay at age 16 to play for the Queanbeyan Blues where he played with Australian representatives Ian Thomson and David Grimmond. “I played with some of the great footballers of the era and under a great coach in Don Furner,” Beissel said. “What I wanted to do was give the kids an opportunity in my hometown to rub shoulders with some of the greats. Queanbeyan is a second home for me, I just love the place.” With so much of the Raiders history tied to Queanbeyan there are no shortage of club legends lining up to play and be involved.
Coach – Mal Meninga
Mal Meninga will coach the all-star squad. Former captains Simon Woolford and Terry Campese will battle for the armband. Jason Croker won’t be able to suit up due to injuries but has promised to run water. Some of the other names that have confirmed they will play include Bradley Clyde, Ken Nagas, Brett Mullins, Quentin Pongia, Matt Geyer and potentially Nathan Hindmarsh. Former NRL referee Bill Harrigan has confirmed he’ll take the whistle in the 80-minute match against the current Queanbeyan Blues side. Current Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is expected to play if he does not have coaching commitments. However, Raiders fans may wish not to see Stuart with the game scheduled for September 28, just days before the NRL grand final. All proceeds from the match will be split between Treehouse, a special needs support service in Queanbeyan, and a respite centre planned by community campaigners Yvonne Cuschieri and Paul Walshe. Woolford, who played in the Hay match, said despite having moved past their playing days the former players inevitably let their competitive natures take over. Quentin Pongia dislocated his elbow in Hay by not backing out of a tackle. “It’s something the ex-players really enjoy, not only the game but the function afterwards and being able to mix with the local communities,” Woolford said. “There’s plenty of guys that couldn’t say yes quick enough.” Queanbeyan-Palerang councillor Kenrick Winchester said he will endeavour to secure council support for the event and provide Seiffert Oval free of charge. “This is a really exciting event for Queanbeyan,” Cr Winchester said. “We get to support some of our amazing local charities in Treehouse and Paul [Walshe] and Yvonne’s [Cuschieri] respite centre. “I’m as big a Raiders fan you could find, I went out to the game in Hay and it was brilliant seeing the legends run around again. “Queanbeyan is the Raiders home so I know they will get behind the event.” Cr Winchester added the game will hopefully add to the momentum for an upgrade of Seiffert Oval. Attribution
Elliot Williams, Canberra Times
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When we set to writing about custom home builders Brisbane, we considered the needs of folks building their second or third or even fourth homes. First home builders often aren’t looking for custom home builders in Brisbane or custom home builders in Australia for that matter. This is because people who build custom homes are often looking at investing at a higher level into their new home building project. That doesn’t mean that first home buyers can’t enjoy the benefits of a custom home design and build. Let’s break that down a bit to see how it fits:
So, What is a Custom Home?
According to Wikipedia, a custom home is defined as:
“…a one-of-a-kind house that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location. The custom home builder may use plans created by an architect or by a professional home designer. Custom homes afford consumers the opportunity to control layout, lot size, and accessibility. In most cases, custom home builders construct on land the home buyer already owns. Some developers sell fully serviced lots specifically for the construction of custom homes. This makes it easy to build a custom home since the lot is construction-ready and builders can focus purely on the design of the home.”
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Wikipedia goes on to define Custom Home Builders:
“Custom home builders
Build unique houses. A custom home is a site-specific home built from a unique set of plans for the wishes of a specific client.
Some custom builders may offer design/build services.
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None of these points preclude an affordable first home from being a custom home.
“A custom home is a site-specific home built from a unique set of plans for the wishes of a specific client”
Within your budget, we can build a unique home that is custom designed and built for your needs, your view and location. So you don’t have to have a “cookie cutter” box because you are a first home buyer. Of course, there’s often the option to build a more modest but still custom designed and built home for you and allowing for extensions up and out at a later date as your circumstances allow.
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There are lots of reasons that people want to build a luxury home. Some would say that it goes without even considering that everyone wants to live in a luxury home. So why don’t people do it more often? Often when people are building their first homes, they are on a fairly tight budget. This doesn’t mean that they can’t have luxury homes. The interesting thing about building a first home is that many people assume that they will have to build a project or ‘cookie-cutter’ home from one of the mass-producing builders. We’re not going to name them here but you know the ones! They are easily identified because they will give you a list of plans and layouts which look great in the booklet, but you’re quite limited to what they have and they’ll have a price against each one which may look very attractive.
All is often not what it seems…
So you go and tour their display home. You walk through and compare it with the images in the booklet and it looks far better it person! It has high ceilings, a more luxurious bathroom with superior fittings, the kitchen has a chef’s oven, granite benchtop, top-of-the-line taps and plumbing, dishwasher, fashionable exhaust fan over the stove, ducted to the outside, extra windows, beautiful tiles, carpets, air conditioning, landscaping, fencing, and luxurious light fittings. The whole nine yards.
Then you sit down with the salesperson and say,
“I want to build this house on my block of land.”
You show them the map and photographs of the block that you are so proud of and the salesperson says, “Yes of course we can build on that.” They don’t tell you that because your building site is fifty metres from the boundary or because you have a sloping block your building costs will be much higher. They don’t tell you that the fittings and accessories in the display home are top of the line… That they will cost you thousands of dollars extra and way above the prices that are shown in the catalogue. They don’t tell you that it may be difficult to get subcontractors into your area, or that it will cost more to get them there because your block may be further out than where they normally build.
That is of course unless you ask about all of these things.
Many people who aren’t experienced in buying or building homes don’t know the correct questions to ask to get the full picture. You may be left with a false impression that you are going to get what appears to be a luxury home for a bargain price; that is until you are further down the track.
An expensive home is not a luxury home
Suddenly, you’re faced with a much more expensive home than you first expected and when it comes down to it you’re still getting that ‘cookie-cutter’ home that looks like thousands of others. Remember the song, “Little Boxes”? Assuming that you do get this house built, you will regularly be having people come to visit who say, “Our house is just like this! Is this the “XYZ” design from ABC builders?” And guess what? It certainly is! These same people can probably give you a list of half a dozen other people they know who have exactly the same house. So, here you are with one of the many “Little Boxes”. Just like in the song. And you know what? If you had come to 新2皇冠入口官方app下载 with the same total budget that this ‘cookie-cutter’ home cost you, you could have had a luxury home, unique to your family’s needs. Built for maximum use of the natural aspect and environment for economical and environmentally friendly passive climate control. Your 新2皇冠入口官方app下载 custom home builder would have considered the best design aspects to suit your particular needs and block and how your house will fit. Visitors will come to your 新2皇冠入口官方app下载 luxury home and say, “Wow! Your home is completely different. You’ve got fantastic views, passive solar and cross ventilation, and everything just looks and feels right. The lighting and fittings are really great quality. This home has your character written all over it! I wish I’d had 新2皇冠入口官方app下载 build my home.” So by all means, look at other builders. Check out exactly what you get for your money. And then when you’re sure what your house is really going to cost,
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Teena was a bit reluctant at first when the real estate agent showed the Mylers a steeply sloping block in the bush just outside Inverell. But with encouragement from her husband Ron and the enthusiasm of their chosen builder 新2皇冠入口官方app下载, she has not regretted building their dream home with the wonderful views over the distant ranges. Ten minutes from town they are now living in a stylish retreat they love returning to after a busy day’s work. “We come home and are just happy to sit down here and chill for an hour. It’s a 10-minute drive so there’s time to let go of the day’s stress. Once you get here you’re right,” says Ron. Teena and Ron are well known Inverell locals. Ron previously worked as an electrician for 15 years at Wilks Electrical and Teena worked in the State Bank and then the New England Credit Union for 10 or so years. They now run the popular MacIntyre Hot Bread Shop, having bought the business in 1999 from Ron’s father who established the shop 30 years ago.
The couple have built up a thriving bakery business and Teena runs the ‘smoko van’ servicing the industrial area five days a week and local sporting and other events on the weekends. “We started in the bakery with three cooks and two staff, we now have six cooks and 15 staff altogether… so it’s growing,” says Ron. Teena’s other interest is scrapbooking. She became a consultant six years ago and sells scrapbooking products as well. “I have the space here to hold classes and workshops so all the ladies come out and use my tools.” The couple are both very busy. This is the third house they have built and the Mylers knew what they wanted, a bush block larger than two acres that you have to mow every weekend. “Eight acres is just big enough to only have a house block to look after and leave the rest scrub. In 2010 there were no houses out here and only a dirt track.” They enlisted the assistance of friends Kylie and Dan Wilks from 新2皇冠入口官方app下载, with extensive experience building on a sloping block.
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“We couldn’t see how anything could be done as it was quite a steep sloping block. We did three cuts and filled where the shed is, and down here,” says Ron. “Dan was really hands on. He helped us pick the best aspect. He brought out Blakey, his architect, and we all put our heads together.” What an achievement! Walking through the front door into the open plan living area is ‘wow’. High ceilings and large sliding doors overlooking the 12-metre pool and distant ranges enhance the sense of space. The skylight above the stairwell leading to a large downstairs rumpus room and Teena’s office and scrapbooking workroom adds even more light. The house is functional and practical and very down to earth. Teena wanted the interior to be fairly simple. White walls work well with the rock feature pillars at the entrance. She chose the green-tiled splashback in the kitchen and a big slab of Caesarstone for the bench tops. The open plan interior with large 10-metre wide sliding glass doors opening onto the balcony feels like living outdoors.
“The floor to ceiling doors are open nine months of the year,” says Ron. “We have lots of barbeques with friends and family and really enjoy sharing the relaxing views.” The earthiness of the interior is enhanced by the polished concrete floors on both levels. Teena loves how versatile and easily cleaned they are. “It’s different, it has quite an industrial feel to it. We wanted the really shiny gloss. We wanted the wow factor,” says Teena. “There’s enough space for our boys to just move the table to play handball or cricket inside.” The concrete flooring means the house is surprisingly warm during winter. “It could be five degrees outside in the middle of winter but if the sun’s shining we don’t need the gas heater till the sun goes down. If it’s overcast we turn the heater on,” comments Ron. “In summer the house is cooled by ceiling to floor louvres everywhere to enhance air flow.” Outside the rock pillars supporting the two-storey structure are an arresting feature. Teena stumbled across the ‘rocks’ on a Melbourne website. They are hand-made out of concrete about two inches thick and put together like a jigsaw puzzle, glued on to the brick wall behind them. “The rocks are called ‘Mt Hotham’. We had no idea why till we were skiing at Mount Hotham and that’s what the rocks look like there!” laughs Teena. “We deliberately put the garage on the first floor level and there’s no steps at the front door, so everything is accessible. As we get older it makes sense,” says Ron. This is using the sloping block to its best advantage. The Myler’s home was completed in 2010 and the garden is an ongoing process. They mulched and planted out the bank in front of the pool. “We just wanted something that was green and easy care.
It’s a whole new world up here, like floating. It’s a beautiful spot.”
Every morning we wake up and there’ll be kangaroos here. The dogs don’t worry about them now. We’ve kept the bush aspect,” says Teena. “Because the house is so high you are a part of the view, a part of the landscape. It’s a whole new world up here, like floating. It’s a beautiful spot.” The sloping block was not a problem after all. Attribution: Reprinted from New England Home & Lifestyle magazine and attributes the writer Jen McMahon and photographer Mel Arnott.
This passive-solar-designed sustainable house in the countryside is at one with nature. Located in a regional Northern New South Wales, this modern eco-friendly luxury home is far from your typical house. Built by
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, creating this house was as much about building his dream home as it was about creating a structure that clearly defines what he is capable of as a David Reid luxury home builder. The dwelling displays the best of passive-solar design and ‘green’ building. Dan is passionate about eco-friendly construction and has completed his Housing Industry Association (HIA) Greensmart Course. This beautiful home became his way of proving the theory. Dan points out that the two most important aspects of building are orientation and insulation. Coupled with these are essential cross-flow ventilation, shading, and passive solar design for eco-friendly living. “The orientation aspect is a classic example in our case. We have positioned our house a little northeast,” says Dan’s wife. Kylie. “This is perfect for our passive design, but our view of the town is more to the east. Most people think that’s the direction your house should face but although our house is facing the town, it doesn’t mean we don’t get to enjoy a view of it,” she explains. The interiors are fresh and simple with a neutral theme of white, light and dark grey, complemented by browns from the timber elements. Occasional splashes of colour from furnishings and artwork.
A simple colour palette allows the texture of different materials to become the feature,” says Kylie, adding that the block walls give the house a structural grounding. The north-facing 4 m x 12 m glass doors are another stunning feature and let the tranquil bush view flow into the open style design. The house has been custom designed to suit the family and, according to Kylie, “The design was about meeting different aspects of our life and future life. We can shut the door of the office and walk away,” says Kylie. The guest room, one of five bedrooms in the house, has its own separate access to the outside.
The Sustainable House and the Family
This sustainable house is open plan and spacious but with quiet areas, such as the library. For a family, the ease of access between the garage and indoors via a mudroom is important for making life more convenient. The positioning of the main bedroom means it has a stunning outlook of the peaceful countryside, it’s close to the living room of the house but retains privacy. “It’s well-planned spaces like these that make large houses feel like a home.” With free reign over the kitchen design, Kylie decided to create a space with small galley areas. “It certainly doesn’t look like a conventional set-out, but it works for how we live,” she says of the kitchen layout. The kitchen has two distinct areas – one for coffee, tea and breakfast; one for preparation and cooking. The island bench brings the room together and acts as a central space for catching up, serving meals and homework.
Dan’s favourite element of this dream sustainable home is the staircase. It’s a demonstration of excellent planning and workmanship. The result is simple and stunning. The passive design of this rural luxury home includes louvre windows to assist with excellent cross-flow ventilation, hydronic in-slab heating, reverse masonry walls, solar panels, extended eaves on the north side for protection from the summer heat, and extra insulation. The lawn is watered using a Biolytix waste management system and the western side of the house has an ornamental grapevine growing to assist in shielding the house from the sun in summer while allowing warm sunlight to penetrate during the winter when the vine’s leaves drop. Dan designed and handmade the home’s concrete panels, which act as a heat pack. “They conduct heat when the sun is long gone and work like magic!” Says Kylie. With its practical and stylish design, this beautiful sustainable house is energy-efficient and proof that passive eco-design is achievable. It’s no surprise then, that this stylish, contemporary family home was a finalist in the 2013 HIA northern New South Wales housing awards.
Attribution to: Home Design Magazine volume 16, number 6 “The Summer Living Issue”
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These zones have an easy flow throughout
The zones are not rigid spaces but rather have an easy flow throughout right down to the multipurpose room. This flow extends to the outdoor living area which is ideally suited to the bay-side lifestyle. “People live differently today and no longer feel the need to have separate rooms cut off from each other. There has been a huge shift to open plan living in recent years as people’s lifestyles have changed and become much busier,” Tony said. Sometimes offering people less actually gives them a lot more. By removing the unnecessary walls throughout the home we have created a spacious, easy living custom built home.
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Our design approach is to think about how people live day-to-day and then incorporate features into a home. The beauty of being custom home builders is that we can build what best suits the owners and their families. The ‘Barwon’ is a prestigious home design from our
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