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The key to a long-lasting home is getting it right from the start, says Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe.

When it comes to building a house and getting it right there are no shortcuts, and making the right decisions from beginning to end in the build process will ensure you walk away with a quality home that will require minimal maintenance, is better to live in and is an asset that will hold its value over time. 

Read Steve's tips for building your home right here.


When it comes to building a new home, the little things make all the difference.

The finishing touches are the last things you add to a home but they are the first things people notice. Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe says taking possession of your new home is exciting but that excitement can be overshadowed if the finishes aren’t right. “Having it finished right is paramount,” Morcombe says. “If you’ve had the designs, slab, frame and other components done right, your new home is topped off by the visual finishes.”

But while most people pay attention to the colour schemes, the bench top finishes, the door and cupboard handles and the flooring, Morcombe says it is often the less obvious things that people need to think about. You can read his tips for finishing your house right here.


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Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms in your home.

You might not judge a book by its cover but many people judge a home by its kitchen and bathrooms. Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe says kitchens and bathrooms are two of the highest cost areas when building a home and for good reason. They are the areas with the most appliances, fittings, features and extra attention needs to be paid to details like waterproofing.

Read Steve's tips for kitchen and bathroom design here.


Protecting your home from termites in the building stage gives peace of mind and prevents future heartache.

Wherever you live on the Sunshine Coast it is likely termites are among your nearest neighbours. But if you want to prevent them making a silent and destructive home invasion Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe says it is imperative to choose the right termite prevention system.

Read about the best forms of termite prevention in Steve's recent My Weekly Preview column here.


When it comes to building a house, good bone structure is fundamental to quality and longevity. Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe says while most people spend time choosing the aesthetics and finishes of a house, it’s the things you can’t see that are the most important.

“You want to make sure you get the skeleton right so that when you put all the fine finishings in it will stand the test of time,” Morcombe says. “Taking shortcuts and cutting corners economically could save you $15,000 in the building process but it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in years to come.”

Read the rest of Steve's column in My Weekly Preview magazine here.

Morcraft Homes in My Weekly Preview – Building Basics

Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe has been sharing tips and advice for new homebuilders in a regular column in My Weekly Preview magazine. Here he takes a look at good design, which is the cornerstone of any home construction project.

Morcraft Homes director Steve Morcombe says excellent house design is not just about a great floor plan and fancy fittings. It starts with your builder and should consider every facet of the house from the slab to the roof.

“Your home is the single biggest financial decision you’ll ever make as an individual,” Morcombe says. So it is essential to get it right from the start.

Read the full article here.


1000 homes, six suburbs.  Who’s to blame? Just 18 months old and these homes are cracking under the strain, and the families that own them  are forming a massive class action.  But could mother nature be the only one to blame?

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A Melton West family has launched legal proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in a bid to force one of Australia’s biggest home builders to demolish their defective home and start again.

Slater & Gordon has lodged a statement of claim at VCAT on behalf of Earl and Shelley Softley, detailing a litany of serious structural faults that became evident at their home soon after it was completed by Metricon Homes in 2010.  The claim alleges Metricon failed to undertake construction works in a proper and workmanlike manner or in accordance with all relevant laws and that the builder failed to meet a contractual obligation to rectify at its cost any failures affecting the home’s structure.

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