When lengths of rich natural timber are butted up against one another underfoot, and polished to a supple, glossy sheen, they add a timeless, palatial atmosphere to even the most modest homes.
And yet studies over the past twenty years indicate that laminate and vinyl floors are increasing in popularity, while interest in genuine wooden floors is dropping off. What, exactly, is responsible for the fluctuation in these trends?
Posted by Paul Ackling 12/11/2019
Double glazing is often associated with the cold weather climates of Europe or the snow fields. However, its energy efficient properties also bring a positive and notable impact to the homes built in our temperate Northern Beaches climate.
Posted by Paul Ackling 31/10/2019
Steve, one of Peninsula Homes co-owners and Director, recently had the pleasure of working with the Kennards Hire team on a promotional commercial on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The premise behind the commercial was for what situations we utilise Kennards Hire.
Posted by Paul Ackling 23/09/2019
It seems that Steve and I have always known where we wanted to go with Peninsula Homes. Even if, at times, we have not clearly understood how we’d get there. As builders, what we know best is how to work from a plan, so that is what we did 10 years ago, we documented our business plan. This original document makes for interesting reading. What is noticeable is just how much of it stands true today.
Posted by Paul Ackling 13/06/2019
We think of the user (or owner) experience as a core aspect of our business and endeavour to have this core value flow through to every area of our business. Enter website accessibility - something almost no one ever talks about, but something we’ve decided to focus on because it aligns with our core values as a business.
Posted by Paul Ackling 10/05/2019
In February 2019, Paul, one of the Directors at Peninsula Homes, took on the mammoth task that is Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut, a grueling 100 km run/trek through the Victorian Alpine region.
Posted by Nicole O'Gready 01/05/2019
An informative look at staircase compliance by one of Sydney’s leading stair manufacturers.
Posted by Paul Ackling 08/04/2019
All houses, units, sheds and stables fundamentally serve the same purpose. That is, to keep the elements out, whilst providing a functional space inside for the inhabitants. Any home that is adequately built will perform these basic tasks.
However, most of us would not want to live in a shed and the way we interact with our homes each and every day is anything but basic. So why just build a house, when you have the opportunity to craft a home?
Posted by Paul Ackling 28/09/2018
Anyone that is researching the process of building a new home or that has ever built before, will know that good communication is one of the most vital aspects of builder/client relations. There are countless articles written explaining the importance of asking the questions about the many details of building a home.
Posted by Paul Ackling 01/06/2018