Record Number of Building Works in Victoria

18 Abercrombie St Deepdene close windows

A RECORD $38 billion in building works were approved across Victoria in the past financial year.

New figures released by the Victorian Building Authority reveal a record 114,800 building permits were issued across the state in the 12 months to June 30.

It broke the record set in the 2009-10 financial year when 113,669 permits were issued, while the $38.4 billion value of works trumped the $32.8 billion recorded in the 2016-2017 period. The figures cover everything from houses to hospitals, as well as backyard pergolas and sheds.

Houses accounted for $19.8 billion of the permit values.

Melbourne City Council was home to almost $5.7 billion of the permits — soaring from just under $4 billion in the previous financial year. But it was the City of Wyndham in the city’s west where the most permits were issued, with 7231 projects expected to cost about $2.3 billion.

The figures are a further nod to Victoria’s broader economy, which NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster described as one of the nation’s best at present.

However, after a lengthy period as a major contributor, the building industry was believed to be heading to a peak, Mr Oster said.

“It’s very strong, but we think it’s getting close to the peak,” he said.

Originally published as Melbourne sets new building record.

New Suburb Weir Views Affordable Housing Lots

BUYERS will be able to snare a piece of one of Melbourne’s newest suburbs for as little as $155,000.

EIG Developments has announced it will transform more than 57ha of dormant land in Weir Views into almost 600 affordable housing lots, a $45 million shopping precinct, and sports grounds.

A government school has also been proposed for the site — formerly part of Melton South — for “well into the future”.  the “growth corridor” between Melton and Caroline Springs.

The ‘Opalia’ development would have an end value of about $200 million and form “the heart of Weir Views and a contemporary anchor for Melton”, EIG chief executive George Georgiou said.

Other new suburbs being developed in the vicinity are Harkness, Cobblebank, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Grangefields, Bonnie Brook, Aintree, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise and Deanside.

Taken from realestate.com.au

 

 

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Decorative Mouldings for Houses in Rowville, Ringwood North, Bulleen, Warrandyte and Ivanhoe

Bulleen

pictured house in Bulleen finished with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

Latest news from the Finishing Touch is a request for a house under development. The post-modern, 50 square home is being built in Rowville.  The build will require fifty five metres of parapet moulding, model #P8300, sized 30mm x 235mm, 38 metres of a smaller parapet moulding, model #P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm and 38 metres of another smaller size parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm. These will be highlighted with 42 metres of stringer, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm and 38 metres of a smaller stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm. Windows will be finished with 135 metres of window architrave, model # WP12, sized 90mm x 35mm and 29 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Also to be supplied are 11 cans of Touch n Seal amd 85 tubes of HB fuller ultra clear sealant for adhering.

Windows on a post-modern home in Ringwood North have been handsomely finished with 146 metres of window architrave, model # DGB075, which is a 20mm x 75mm flatband, and 42 metres of window sill, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm.

The Finishing Touch often supply decorative mouldings for fencing. A house in Ivanhoe was supplied with eleven custom sized plain pier caps, 570mm x 570mm along with 18 metres of fence capping whilst a house in Malvern was supplied with eighteen plain pier caps, sized 600mm x 600mm. French and French modern are very popular styles, and eight French pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm, were recently supplied for a house in Bulleen. A home in Warrandyte had its fence finished with 2.4 metres of custom made 350 mm wide French modern fence capping. Check out the range of fence capping and pier capping on our products page.