When choosing a builder, many people are tempted to compare the square metre rate. Let us give you 2 reasons why this is impossible to do.
There is no place else like it. Wet Tropics Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef, Outdoor Adventure, Indigenous Culture and of course our Tropical Lifestyle. North Queensland living is the best, so make sure your new home build takes full advantage of it.
We have put together some Allaro Homes images to help you with your new home build and take full advantage of living in a truly North Queensland designed and built home.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR NEW HOME
Cyclones come with the territory in Cairns and Townsville, so it’s important when building in these areas to make sure your new home is protected during extreme weather events.
There are already building codes in place in North Queensland to ensure new homes can withstand up to category 4 cyclones. These codes were put in place in 1985, and they’ve been very effective. Homes built after this year sustained significantly less damage in recent cyclones. For example, only 3% of new homes lost their roofs during Cyclone Yasi in 2011, compared to 12% of older builds.
Because of these regulations, roofs are now attached more securely, providing better protection against lifting. Regulations for roofs, garage doors and sheds were further updated after Cyclone Yasi, but critics argue they still don’t go far enough...