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  • The Latest and Greatest Mobile Technologies for Eco Home Designs
    Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes The Latest and Greatest Mobile Technologies for Eco Home Designs Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Handy Information Energy efficiency eco friendly Luxury living Design Customize innovation Technology Advice Tweet We are all a part of the ever changing landscape that is technology Technology is everywhere in every industry making our lives easier with every upgrade Mobile devices such as smartphones tablets and laptops have never been so prominent around the globe with an influx of applications being readily made available to suit your needs In the building world it is no different Our team of Adelaide building specialists are constantly exploring and implementing the new innovations and technologies available for our customers new homes Newer technology is aiding everyone involved in the building process whether it be the designers architects and engineers builders and tradesman or in the fitting out of your new luxury Adelaide home Our team of Adelaide eco home builders have put together some of the new technologies that are being used in homes Image sourced from Tecport Comfort Control Being in the comfort of your own home is a delight There are many products nowadays that can control the temperature of your tap water climate control and the water temperature in your pool or spa These products allow you to set the temperatures to your satisfaction even when you re not at home which helps manage your electricity consumption Check out some tips and ideas on how to make your home more Eco Friendly Lighting Accidentally leaving lights on in your home can be costly which is where mobile technology steps in to help Lighting from all around your home can be switched on and off dimmed to your satisfaction or timed by your mobile device Security Your home is your pride and joy and you want to make sure that your home contents and family are secure Technology is out there that can alert you whilst you re away from your home of movement allowing you to make an action You can trigger the alarm contact a relevant person or cancel the alert all from the palm of your hand Home Cinema Nowadays we are seeing more and more requests for home theatres to be added into their custom home design A home cinema can contain numerous separate appliances that work together to give you the full experience Technology has been made available that actually pulls it all together and enables you to control everything in the room From display options to dimming the lights running your own home cinema has never been easier from your tablet or mobile device AirPlay Music Technology such as AirPlay is revolutionising the way you can set

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  • What You Need to Know About Hebel
    s Foundations Stage 3 Travis Boak s Steel Frames Stage 4 Travis Boak s Windows Stage 5 Travis Boak s Brickwork Stage 6 Travis Boak s Plasterboard Stage 7 Travis Boak s Tiles Serenity Homes Top 50 Blog Posts Building Lifestyles Building Lifestyles Edition 10 Building Lifestyles Edition 9 Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Knowledge Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes What You Need to Know About Hebel Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Handy Information Energy efficiency eco friendly building Hebel Environment Tweet When building a custom home there are many building materials that you can choose from Brick timber steel all of these are viable options with their own pros and cons However while these other materials are good Hebel panelling stands out A modern building material Hebel has become very popular used regularly in builds across the world But what is Hebel What makes it so good and why should you use it in your home At Serenity Homes our team of Adelaide custom building experts routinely use Hebel and have some great information as to why you should consider incorporating it into your Adelaide custom home design What is Hebel Hebel paneling is a masonry product frequently used in residential commercial industrial and civil buildings Hebel is made out of autoclaved aerated concrete and is a strong durable and versatile product It comes in a range of sizes as blocks and panels and is designed for ease of construction as the material is made to be easy to cut and handle Hebel blocks and panels also regularly contain steel reinforcements adding to its overall strength What Makes Hebel Great Hebel is a wonderful building material for many reasons It is strong very reliable and has fantastic thermal and sound insulation qualities so your home is quieter and retains the heat cool more effectively throughout the year More so Hebel has fantastic fire protection qualities making it an ideal material to be used in the South Australian climate Due to its prefabrication Hebel is also a relatively quick and easy product to build with helping you to significantly reduce your construction time Environmentally Sustainable Material Hebel panelling is an environmentally friendly choice when it comes to building materials Using over 60 less embodied energy and producing at least 55 less greenhouse emissions than concrete or brick veneer Hebel is the cleaner greener choice Independent testing has shown Hebel has a 30 lower environmental impact than concrete or brick veneer By choosing Hebel for your project you can feel good in the knowledge that you are using an environmentally friendly building product Hebel is a product of the future Its superb qualities make it superior in nature and its reduced carbon footprint is essential for the stability of

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  • Double Glazed Windows...What Are They?
    Stage 6 Travis Boak s Plasterboard Stage 7 Travis Boak s Tiles Serenity Homes Top 50 Blog Posts Building Lifestyles Building Lifestyles Edition 10 Building Lifestyles Edition 9 Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Knowledge Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes Double Glazed Windows What Are They Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Insider Handy Information Energy efficiency eco friendly Design Advice Tweet Double glazed also known as insulated glazing is when there are two glass window panes that are separated by a spacer and layer of gas or still air Installing these will not only help with the heat and cold it will also help with noise Double glazed windows will reduce noise transferred from outside making your home peaceful and comfortable At Serenity Homes we utilise double glazed windows frequently in our builds Below are some benefits of double glazed windows Temperature Control Double glazing will help in keeping you warmer in the winter months by reducing the amount of cool air that comes in The layers between the two pieces of glass act like a barrier that keep the cooler temperature from the outside from being transferred into the inside of your home This this a great benefit in terms of savings as you will spend less money on heating Just like keeping the cool out double glazing helps reduce the impact of heat entering the house in warmer months Therefore your home will be noticeably cooler in summer Condensation Condensation occurs when cool air hits warm surfaces The air that separates the two glass panes in double

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  • Architect or Builder, Where Do You Start Your Custom Home Build?
    Brickwork Stage 6 Travis Boak s Plasterboard Stage 7 Travis Boak s Tiles Serenity Homes Top 50 Blog Posts Building Lifestyles Building Lifestyles Edition 10 Building Lifestyles Edition 9 Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes Architect or Builder Where Do You Start Your Custom Home Build Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Custom Home Building Architects Planning Tweet When designing your custom built dream home who should you reach out to first An architect or a builder Why you should start with a builder To help answer this question we draw on years of custom home building experience In nearly all cases it is best to have the preliminary conversation with a builder before you speak to an architect Why We help you pick the right architect We work hand in hand with our architects and designers in creating our award winning homes All architects have different strengths and skills Over the years we have come to know the right people for the right job With this experience in mind a great benefit of meeting with us first is we can help you find the right architect for your dream home Building to your budget While an architect can design you a beautiful home it still has to be built and often to a specific budget This is the hard bit keeping the project to budget By meeting with the Serenity Homes team first we can help you appreciate the cost challenges of building your dream home This will make you better prepared for your architect selection and the creation of your building brief Education about the site challenges Building a remarkable custom home is all about making the most of your site and what it has to offer Gary and our team will visit your site meet with you and help you appreciate the features of your block An award winning luxury home requires the perfect harmony between site and construction We work hard to understand your site nuances from a building perspective Armed with this knowledge it will make it easier for you to create a brief for your architect Helping you create a clearer brief All architects will want a brief A brief is your wish list and desires From there the architect will use their talents to draft a home that meets your desires By speaking to us first you will get a better brief organised saving time and money The better your brief the better the guidance the architect has to nail your vision By meeting with a builder first you can gain knowledge and insight to make your brief exhaustive Building a quality home is a complicated process but we help you form a correct representation of how you

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  • Multi Award Winners Serenity Homes Strike Again
    Brickwork Stage 6 Travis Boak s Plasterboard Stage 7 Travis Boak s Tiles Serenity Homes Top 50 Blog Posts Building Lifestyles Building Lifestyles Edition 10 Building Lifestyles Edition 9 Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes Multi Award Winners Serenity Homes Strike Again Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Builder Design building innovation Custom Built Homes Awards Tweet On Saturday night the South Australian Housing Industry Association held their annual awards ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre The whole team was there to represent Serenity Homes and we are proud to announce that for a record eighth year we were presented with the HIA South Australian Professional Small Builder Renovator of the Year Award The Serenity Team at the Adelaide Convention Centre to receive the award HIA is one of Australia s largest associations representing the residential building industry It is always an honour to be nominated let alone be awarded winner The HIA Housing Awards recognise excellence in the building products and services provided by a business The Professional Small Builder Renovator Award has strictly set evidence based criteria for entry and we are thrilled to announce that we passed with flying colours Our eighth time win shows our ongoing dedication to continuous innovation and improvement in the field of building and renovating practices in South Australia This is not a once off it is proof of our consistent approach and design ethos an ethos that has allowed us to provide our clients with beautiful luxury homes that they can be proud of The award also recognises our commitment to ensuring professional productive relationships with industry initiatives including environmentally conscious building practices The Professional Small Builder Renovator Award celebrates how Serenity Homes are set apart from others in the industry it celebrates the difference in our approach to customer service quality and ultimately our success in delivering customer satisfaction While we are delighted to win this prestigious award the real winners are our clients Our true passion lies in transferring our award winning skills to our clients that s what we call The Serenity Advantage our customer centric focus ensures a truly personalised experience Our passion for our work ensures that every Serenity Home is a representation of our combined values a representation of love commitment and attention to detail not to mention dedication to the client and their wishes Our integrity creativity and dedication give us the ability to turn your vision into a reality and ensure a truly personalised experience Directors Jennifer and Gary Barnes with their 2015 HIA South Australian Professional Small Builder Renovator of the Year Award Serenity Homes are Adelaide luxury home builders Whether it is a new build or a renovation our dedication to your vision remains the same

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  • 5 Luxury Must Haves for Your Dream Home.
    not just about money and location It is about making you feel sophisticated in your surroundings It is about opening the door to your dream home at the end of your busy day and feeling like a millionaire Whether you dream home is an elegant townhouse in Adelaide s city or you have dreams of a two storey home in the suburbs elegant style can be added at every turn As Adelaide luxury home builders we know what features give your home that air of luxury To help you we have put together a list of some of the must have items for your custom built home A Walk in Wardrobe That Would Make a Hollywood Star Jealous This photo is for illustration purposes only This is not a Serenity Home Whether your style is minimalist or grand a walk in wardrobe is the height of elegance for your dream custom home It is the ultimate object of desire for all fashionable men and women Why stop at just a spot to hang your clothes Why not add a dressing table where you can prepare for the day a place to relax and read a book or a stylish couch so you can chat to your friends whilst getting ready Walk in wardrobes are not just for the ladies For the high powered business man a walk in wardrobe is a great place for designer suits ties and shirts An Atmospheric Fireplace for Those Frosty Nights On those cold winter days there is nothing more luxurious than a beautiful fireplace You can relax unwind and enjoy a glass of wine or entertain friends But why limit a fireplace to the lounge How about adding a fireplace to your bathroom or bedroom With the emergence of natural gas fireplaces you can transform a space at the flick of a switch whilst also keeping your home toasty and warm Want to learn more about energy efficient options from our Adelaide eco home builders Click here This photo is for illustration purposes only This is not a Serenity Home A Home Theatre for All Your Entertainment Needs Imagine inviting your friends around for a night in watching a movie or the football in your own home theatre Relax unwind and chill out on the soft couch with a big bowl of popcorn Enjoy your favourites on your very own big screen Want to learn more about incorporating a home theatre into your home This blog from our Adelaide luxury home builders will help you A Wine Cellar to House Your Bottles of Grange If you consider yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur how about adding a wine cellar to your luxury dream home If you don t have room for a cellar you can always create an eye catching wine storage area Displaying your favourite bottles with professional lighting creates a luxurious element to your custom home and will leave your friends green with envy Not to mention it provides a great

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  • 5 Ideas for the Perfect Summer Backyard
    Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes 5 Ideas for the Perfect Summer Backyard Posted on April 28 2016 Featuring topics like Builder Land Lifestyle Luxury living Design Inspiration Customize Home Theatre Tweet Here in Australia it s integral you have a backyard that can transition through the seasons especially the steaming Aussie summer As Adelaide luxury home building experts we ve decided to help you out and provide a list of some brilliant custom home ideas to make your backyard the hottest part of the summer The Spa You would have definitely seen the ordinary spas you can t miss them With this subtle inbuilt deck and spa combo you will be able to have access to those calming waters of heaven without the hassle of having a large piece of fibreglass protruding from your backyard it s a win win Whether it s relaxing at the end of the day with a cold glass of bubbly or having a splash with the family this deck and spa will definitely complement your summer This photo is for illustration purposes only This is not a Serenity Home The Outdoor Fire Pit You might be thinking we re crazy suggesting a fire pit with these hot Australian summers but the fire is just the cherry on the top of a wonderful entertainment area This fire pit can transition through the seasons and provide a great place to settle in for a languid Sunday barbeque session even without a fire This fire pit provides the perfect addition to any occasion toasting marshmallows with the kids grandkids or watching the stars beside the crackling flames No doubt you will enjoy the benefits This photo is for illustration purposes only This is not a Serenity Home The Theatre Under the Stars Why not harness the incredible summer nights we get here in Australia by bringing indoors outdoors with this incredible home theatre Relive the old tradition of going to the drive in with a more sensible spin or watch your favourite television series under the stars From Grey s Anatomy to Game of Thrones we ve got you covered Want to learn more about home theatres from our Adelaide luxury builders Check out our article on How to Design Your Home Theatre for Maximum Entertainment This photo is for illustration purposes only This is not a Serenity Home The Outdoor Kitchen Following the theme of bringing indoors outdoors why not do the same with your kitchen Whether it s the good old holiday barbeque or you re cooking up a storm from Jamie Oliver s newest cookbook this outdoor masterpiece like a fine wine will complement your meal perfectly Just like an indoor kitchen it s outdoor companion can be custom built with your own personal flavour add a wood fired pizza oven or the biggest barbeque you can

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  • Serenity Homes Blog
    9 Building Lifestyles Edition 8 Building Lifestyles Edition 7 Building Lifestyles Edition 6 Building Lifestyles Edition 5 Building Lifestyles Edition 4 Building Lifestyles Edition 3 Building Lifestyles Edition 2 Building Lifestyles Edition 1 Contact Welcome to the Serenity Homes Blog The latest and greatest news about all things Serenity Homes The Top 7 Luxury Suburbs in Adelaide Written by Serenity Homes on April 20 2016 Read More Travis Boak Is All Smiles As He Chooses His Tiles Written by Serenity Homes on March 4 2016 Read More Travis Boak s Dream Home One Step Closer to Completion Written by Serenity Homes on February 8 2016 Read More Why Quality Always Lasts The Distance Written by Gary Barnes on February 4 2016 Read More Another Stage Complete For Travis Boak Written by Serenity Homes on December 11 2015 Read More Architect or Builder Where Do You Start Your Custom Home Build Written by Gary Barnes on December 9 2015 Read More Multi Award Winners Serenity Homes Strike Again Written by Serenity Homes on November 12 2015 Read More Why Travis Boak s Windows Will Give Him More than a View Written by Serenity Homes on October 23 2015 Read More The Latest and Greatest Mobile Technologies for Eco Home Designs Written by Serenity Homes on October 14 2015 Read More 5 Luxury Must Haves for Your Dream Home Written by Serenity Homes on October 14 2015 Read More Travis Boak Discovers the Essential Advantages of Steel Written by Serenity Homes on October 8 2015 Read More 5 Ideas for the Perfect Summer Backyard Written by Serenity Homes on October 8 2015 Read More Travis Boak s Custom Home Kicks Off with the Pouring of the Slab Written by Serenity Homes on September 11 2015 Read More The Secrets to Live Large in a Small Space Written by Serenity Homes on July 10 2015 Read More 7 Ways to Become a Minimalist Master Written by Serenity Homes on July 10 2015 Read More Which Style Design Best Suits Your Personality Written by Serenity Homes on July 10 2015 Read More Classic Vs Modern Design Which is Better Written by Serenity Homes on July 10 2015 Read More One Sink or Two Which is Best For You Written by Serenity Homes on July 2 2015 Read More 7 Unique and Lavish Living Room Features Written by Serenity Homes on June 28 2015 Read More My new Serenity is weeks away it s time for the house rules Written by Serenity Homes on June 28 2015 Read More Small but Mighty The Most Incredible Micro Homes Written by Serenity Homes on June 15 2015 Read More Transform Your Home with These Gorgeous Interior Design Ideas Written by Serenity Homes on June 14 2015 Read More Is It A Battle of the Sexes When It Comes to Custom Home Building Written by Serenity Homes on June 10 2015 Read More How to Create the Ultimate Kids Room Written by Serenity Homes on June 4 2015

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