July 2014


Grand Designs home plans?

We have all seen Grand Designs on TV and one thing is for sure. Whether it is a long held plan or a just a scrawl on a napkin after a few reds, the idea for a unique dream home always starts with passion. That’s all you need – until you start to try to build it. That’s when you need someone with building experience that is committed to high standards and working with you every step of the way.

“That is where Grand Designed Homes comes in,” says managing Director Anton Engelmayer, launching the business from the companies stand at the Building and Renovation Show in early July. “Capturing your passion and blending it with our own is our passion” says Anton.

“Not only can we help you interpret your own “grand design” ideas but we can bring other ideas to the table with techniques and materials that you may not have been aware of. We can help with architectural ideas or work with your architect if that is what you would prefer but we also take a whole of house and land approach. That means giving your home the best possible siting for both aesthetics and energy efficiency. We can also make every element, (things like your landscaping gardens, driveway etc.) say something. The idea is that every element can have a life that contributes to the whole in a coordinated way. Not only does this involve the best in green building techniques and savings on energy and maintenance but an effect where your home extends outward and is not just stuck on the land like a sore thumb. That is what separates a real Grand designs level of vision from something that is just souped up ordinary. Just like in the Grand Designs TV show there is always a budget and because we know the supplier, the material and a the design options we can make sure you get the result you want but also the value.

This is what we have done at our Machu Picchu home as our own grand designs project and it is there for you to see. If you are looking for something individual that will be here for the long term Grand Designed Homes offers a unique and personalized service to deliver just that. With over 30 years experience in building we will make sure you not only avoid the traps, but also don’t have to water down your dream because you didn’t know how to get something done. If you want your home to outlast fads and be there for your children we can help you do that. If you want it to save you money throughout the time you own it and one day generate a handsome return through its sale price we can help you do that too.

We are not interested in being a volume builder but would rather do great work that both we and our customers can feel 110% proud of – it’s that simple.”

“One of my strong beliefs” adds Anton “is that knowledge has to be shared to be any value. We are always doing new things and building is what we do every day so we are not precious about what we give away. I don’t mind if someone rings me up to find out about something and I am happy to give some of my time to help them”

Anton Engelmayer is an award winning green builder who won the 2013 Master Builders Association of Victoria Award for the best sustainable home under $650,000 for his Machu Picchu project.

If you have a plan to build your own grand designs green home or would like help to develop one call Anton on 0418 177 380 or email on [email protected]

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