5 Benefits To Design and Build

Building a new home is an exciting journey. However, it can be overwhelming when considering where to start; who to engage as your designer, builder or both; your budget; and the timeline. One way to ease this process is to engage a building company that both designs and builds your home. While it’s possible to […]

How To Set a Realistic Building Budget

So, you’ve made the decision to build a new home. Congratulations! This decision requires a lot of time and money, and it is a big commitment. However, the end result is a home you’ll love for years to come, or an investment in your future. It’s an exciting journey that can seem slightly overwhelming at […]

Multi-Unit Development Finance Explained

While careful planning is required to perfect the art of successful property development, the results are worth the effort. At Nicon Built, we love the opportunity to partner with clients and bring their property development dreams to life. However, in the early stages of planning, many clients come to us with questions or concerns around […]

Understanding Prime Cost and Provisional Sum

Before embarking on your next home build, it’s important to be aware of the terms that will define your project. When it comes to Prime Cost and Provisional Sum, too many people aren’t aware of the impact these figures can have on their project and budget. At Nicon Built, we pride ourselves on having all […]

Architectural Home Design: What’s Trending in 2022?

This year, we predict that architectural homes will place a focus on creating functional havens with a natural aesthetic, allowing you to truly unwind. Recent times have made it clear that home-based comfort is integral to achieving peace of mind. The need for a relaxing environment will see sustainable, peaceful home design remain in vogue […]

Architectural Design. Q&A With Nicon Built Architect John Caporaso

At Nicon Built, we pride ourselves on building architecturally designed homes that exceed our client’s expectations. This is in part thanks to John Caparaso, our in-house principal architect and project manager. John has worked in the design and construction industry for many years and has a wide range of experience in multi-level commercial buildings, high-end […]

The Keys to a Successful Modern Heritage Extension

Extending heritage homes requires careful planning, and a team of experts dedicated to ensuring existing structures are respected. Our goal? To address present living needs in ways that complement and celebrate architectural beauty of the past. Nicon Built understands the delicate practice of extending heritage homes. With heritage laws often focusing primarily on the front […]

How To Choose A Builder

Choosing a builder for your new home can be a time-consuming task – but it’s time well-spent considering what’s at stake! The ultimate end goal when searching for a builder is to find a team that can listen to your needs, create your vision and then build your dream home. Although this may sound relatively […]

What Permits Do You Need to Extend a Home? 

Have you decided to undertake an extension of your current home, but you’re unsure of where to begin? Well before you can get down the details of your renovation project, you should think about what permits are necessary for your extension. In Victoria, residential construction projects will require either a planning permit, a building permit, […]

How to Create a Timeless Duplex Design

One of the best ways to add value to any duplex is to create a timeless design that exudes subtle confidence and sophistication, while also feeling welcoming and lived-in. This way, whether you’re building your forever home, or investing in a property development, you know that the home’s style will never fall out of fashion. […]