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June 2020

Home Maintenance tips for new homes

By | Property News

Moving into a brand-new home? It’s exciting times! That smell of fresh paint and woodwork, echoes of empty rooms before the furniture rolls in and the dreams of hosting friends and relaxing with family. There’s no better feeling than moving into a brand-new home that you can call your own.

However, to make the most of your new home and extend its life for future generations, there are a few basic maintenance tasks you will need to attend to regularly. We encourage all owners of McCarthy Homes to read this brief guide to get an idea of some of the things you should be thinking about when you move into your new home, both on day 1 and into the future.

Concrete

 

Taking care of concrete can be a little difficult. Unfortunately, even the best laid concrete can crack under the right conditions. At McCarthy Homes we do everything we can to ensure that any concrete we lay on driveways or paths is right for the environment. To take further steps to ensure your concrete goes the distance, be wary of having heavy vehicles park or drive on it and don’t undertake extensive digging nearby. Consider planting trees further back from any concrete as well, as roots can quickly crack and distort concrete.

 

Decks and Exposed Wood

 

If you’ve just taken delivery of your home, one of the first things you will need to do is coat all wooden decking with sealant. This will help maintain the integrity of the wood in all weather conditions. It will help seal out water and may provide a barrier of protection against other damage. Over time, you may find that your deck attracts dirt and stains. You’ll need to scrub it down thoroughly and reseal it on occasion to keep it in pristine condition.

The same rules apply for other exposed wood around your home. Ensure that new sealant is applied as needed. Pay particular attention to wood that is directly exposed to the elements, particularly sunlight and rain.

 

Condensation

 

While many modern homes are built with extractor fans and are designed to promote adequate air flow, you will need to take some steps to prevent condensation forming in certain areas of your home. Basic steps you can take to reduce condensation include opening bathroom windows when water is in use and using extractors and ventilation systems. Limiting the ability for condensation to form inside your home will also help prevent any mould growing.

 

Flooring

 

Depending on the flooring in your home, you may need to take different steps to maintain it at a high level of quality. Carpet should be vacuumed regularly, preferably with a vacuum cleaner that’s appropriate for its thickness and conditions (if you have pets, consider a vacuum cleaner with an attachment for pet hair). Carpets should be shampooed roughly every two years, or less, to ensure they stay clean and stains don’t become set in.

Wooden floor boards may need to be polished at times. If mopped regularly, they may also need to be polished and have new varnish or sealant applied. Tiles and linoleum should be mopped regularly. Be wary of uneven wear on some parts of your flooring. This can arise due to heavy foot traffic or furniture footings.

 

Gardens and Pool Areas

 

If your brand-new home was built by us, we will provide guidance on landscaping and gardening that will assist you in maintaining the integrity of your home. Some things to be aware of include:

• Ensure that all gardening, soil, additional tiling or paving etc is located beneath the level of the damp proof membrane.
• Ensure that nothing covers the weep holes in brickwork.
• Aim for a 75mm split between your gardens, gravel, soil and grass and the weep holes.
• Weep holes must be kept open and able to be visually inspected as part of termite prevention, in addition to protecting brickwork from moisture.

Your pool areas should be maintained according to your local council guidelines. You should ensure that they do not sit above the level of your home and that there are adequate measures in place to ensure that all excess water drains away from your home.

 

Maintenance advice

 

If you are unsure how to maintain any part of your home and would like professional advice, please contact us. We always seek to ensure that our clients are provided with adequate information at handover, however sometimes some eventualities arise which cannot be planned for. We’re more than happy to point you in the right direction if required.

 

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Welcome to The Metropolitan Display!

By | Display Homes
Welcome to The Metropolitan. Our latest display home is now open!

 

Premiering one of our latest designs, The Metropolitan is a contemporary Hampton style, luxurious residence. 

Two levels feature four bedrooms with a Juliet balcony off the master, two bathrooms and a powder room, alfresco dining and a double garage creating a stunning home with plenty of space to grow your family.

 

Greeted with five metre ceilings, a wide timber staircase and windows across both floors the entrance is a grand welcome for any guest.

 

Centre stage in your galley style kitchen is a generous island for your culinary adventures. Premium European appliances, a butler’s pantry and integrated refrigerator will bring out your inner Michelin chef!

 

Entertain any time of the day by transforming your living space into an expansive dining area with a feature BBQ.

 

Transcend the stairwell, to your second living area with a media centre, four bedrooms with a master suite, double shower and walk-in robe made for two.

 

We’ve designed The Metropolitan with absolute luxury in mind, so that you never want to leave home. With many options to tailor the design to suit your style, all you need to do is talk to us and we create with you.

Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.

At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship.
You are one step away from the living dream. Say ‘home sweet home’ with McCarthy Homes.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Four spacious bedrooms
  • Walk in robes and ensuite
  • Master suite with double vanity ensuite and walk-in robe
  • Open plan alfresco entertaining area
  • Study nook
  • Upstairs family living
  • Two outdoor living areas

 

Location

 

153 Splendour St, Rochdale, QLD 4123

 

Grand Opening Date

 

June 1st , 2020 at 10am

 

Viewing Times

 

Opening hours for The Rochdale display homes are:

Open: 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday

Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Home Specifications

 

Width: 8.11m

Depth: 24.94 m

Min Lot Width: 10.00m

Total floor area: 334.32m2

 

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151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123

Brookhaven Display is now open!

By | Display Homes
151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123
Welcome to The Brookhaven. Our latest display home is now open!

 

Premiering one of our new homes, Brookhaven is designed with family comfort and elegance combined.

Triple gabled, with an Ashgrove façade, this Queenslander inspired home is set across two floors boasting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two entertainment spaces, a cellar and a double garage.

The Brookhaven is a place to grow your family, in style.

Featuring a stunning Federation style kitchen with a spacious island centre stage, all you need to do is choose your benchtop; sandstone, granite or quartz?

Our premium European kitchen appliances, butler’s pantry and cellar will bring out the inner chef in every family!

Integrating with open dining and spacious entertainment area’s both inside and out, Brookhaven is the perfect home for celebrations and creating great family memories.

Our first-floor features four bedrooms with beautifully designed ensuite’s, walk-in robes, a quiet study nook and open family living space.

With many options, you can tailor one of our designs with the style of your choice. All you need to do, is come in and create with us.

Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.

At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship in every enduring design.

You are one step away from the living dream. Say ‘home sweet home’ with McCarthy Homes.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Four large bedrooms
  • Walk in robes and ensuite
  • Master suite with grand walk-in robe and ensuite
  • Open plan living, kichen and dining area
  • Study nook
  • Upstairs family living
  • Two outdoor living areas

 

Location

 

151 Splendour St, Rochdale, QLD 4123

 

Grand Opening Date

 

June 1st , 2020 at 10am

 

Viewing Times

 

Opening hours for The Brookhaven display home are:

Open: 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday

Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Home Specifications

 

Width: 12.09m

Depth: 24.75 m

Min Lot Width: 14.50m

Total floor area: 397.07m2

 

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