Life is for Living. SLR Concepts Building and Construction

With plenty of time available to contemplate our situations, many of us are considering what we can do to improve our homes, our lifestyles and ultimately our futures. For younger people, there probably hasn’t been the set of circumstances now available in terms of grants and financing before. In actual fact this works very much in favour of those who now own their own homes or have a majority equity in their property.

How, you ask? Let us explain. For many people their family home is in fact their most significant investment. It represents their major capital item and for many it is a serious financial component in their retirement plans.

With the market becoming more receptive via the Federal Government Homeowner Grants providing up to 50% of the required deposit, many younger people in the housing market can now see a pathway to home ownership.

It seems many young couples and young buyers are now considering purchasing apartments, units and townhouses as a significant step towards their ultimate goal of home ownership. This is a boon for older homeowners wishing to move on to their retirement homes, or those simply wishing to downsize yet maintain a comfortable lifestyle in a modern apartment, unit or townhouse.

The right move can be achieved through a dual occupancy strategy (one property sold or rented out and the other for the owners to live in). Alternatively, the same principals can apply with an apartment complex of 4-6 apartments or a townhouse development with similar numbers. As has been stated earlier it really comes down to the property equity and the availability of finance to those with significant equity, with younger buyers now eager to participate in the real estate market.

Then there are those that simply see a pathway to their forever home ‘by the sea’ or ‘in the trees’. By demolishing your older property and constructing a new strata titled development, it is possible to finance your ultimate dream home by the sea or the edge of the forest. Modern comforts like climate control, open plan living, indoor/outdoor dining and kitchen areas, bifold doors, floor to ceiling glass and a swimming pool spa and sauna are all within reach with a new modern construction.

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There is a strategy here that works. Take the time to arrange a consultation with SLR Concepts Building and Construction at your convenience. Call 03 5981 0661 and arrange a site visit, or a virtual conference via Skype, Messenger, Whatsapp or Zoom. Or leave your details here for a prompt response

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For those with large blocks and older housing stock here is a chance to achieve the future you’ve been dreaming of. SLR Concepts have an enviable track record in the construction of luxury homes, apartments, townhouses and units. Talk to the experts and start the process from Local Government permits right through to Lock-up stage.

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You can trust SLR Concepts Building and Construction. They’re simply the very best.

SLR Concepts – Quality, Comfort and Design – Luxury living.

Renovate, Rebuild and Refresh with SLR Concepts Building and Construction.

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Homeowners in South East Melbourne are in a great position to take advantage of the current Federal Government Home builders grant of $25,000. Renovations, rebuilds and extensions – all can be eligible for the grant – but be quick, there is a six month window only!

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A vast majority of homes built from the 1950s until the late 1980s followed formula builds on large estates. Three bedroom, brick veneer or weatherboard. Lounge, Kitchen – not necessarily linked as living areas, one or two bathrooms. Most were built on substantial quarter acre blocks.

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Many such weatherboard properties are probably reaching their use by date and simply don’t stack up financially for renovation or rejuvenation. For these properties the best solution is to ‘knock down’ and rebuild.

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For Brick Veneer homes, the story is similar. Although holding a slightly better market price, these buildings are structurally much the same as their weatherboard neighbours. the style is dated and the spaces within both types of formula builds are inefficient in terms of heating, cooling and basic living.

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The majority of these older stock homes are owned outright or close to outright by the current owners. The plus is that land value is high, enabling a great start to financing a new rebuild, extension or renovation.

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But back to the rebuild. it may be that the property owners wish to move to their retirement preferences, an apartment, a bayside seachange or a rural sanctuary. To do so will require significant capital. A modern rebuild that suits young families with space, climate control and solar systems will sell for a far higher price that the original dwelling.

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Whether you choose to live in the new building or sell you will benefit with much larger rooms, indoor outdoor living, entertainment areas, energy efficiency, water recycling for toilets, pools and spas and a host of other very real benefits.

For more substantial properties, the same principals apply except the value of adding extensions, renovating existing living spaces or even adding a new storey to an existing dwelling can make sound financial sense.

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The real key to making the right decision rests in consulting with an expert builder. This will elevate your investigations from mere speculation to something concrete and substantial.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction can provide a sensible road map on building for the future. The team can make a realistic assessment of the possibilities available to you, the costings and the timelines required. We can also advise you as to your access to the Federal Government Home Builders grant.

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Why not arrange a consultation at your convenience with one of our team. You won’t be conversing with a Sales person, rather you’ll meet with an experienced, qualified builder with a great track record in such projects.

Call now on 03 5981 0661 and confirm a time to meet on site. Alternatively, leave your details here for a prompt reply. If you prefer during these times you can set up a virtual meeting via Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or Messenger.

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SLR Concepts offer the very best in luxury living. Step into the future and secure your comfort with quality and real craftsmanship.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction – Simply the very best.

Is your Renovation or Building Project eligible for the Commonwealth Home Builder Grants?

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The Federal Government has announced its scheme to fund extensions on existing homes. Grants of $25K are on offer and can be applied on projects valued from $150K to $750K.

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Those applying must:

  • Be a current or prospective owner-occupier – not an investor
  • Be a natural person, not a company or trust
  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Earn $125,000 or less per year for Singles or less than $200,000 per year for Couples (based on your last tax return which cannot be earlier than 2018/19)

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The terms narrow the field of eligible applicants. In terms of possible applicants, those people looking to build their retirement homes on Mornington Peninsula or a Tree Change to the east of Melbourne may well qualify.

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To be eligible, participants must enter into a building contract between June 4th and the 31st of December 2020. Construction must be contracted to commence within 3 months of the contract date.

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You are entitled to spend the grant as follows:

  • Build a new home as a principal place of residence valued up to $750K
  • Substantially renovate an existing home as a principal place of residence with renovations valued at between $150K and $750K and the dwelling not be valued at more than $1.5 million before the renovation.

The renovations can be a combination of works – eg: Kitchen and Bathroom renovation, but must be supervised by a registered or licensed builder.

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Some examples of eligible renovations include adding a second storey, or an extension with several new rooms. Internal renovations including restructuring, the removal of existing walls and the creation of additional living space may also qualify applicants for this type of grant.

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The grant cannot be applied to additions to a property not connected to the principal place of residence, for example swimming pools, tennis courts, outdoor spas and saunas, nor detached structures such as Granny Flats, Sheds or Garages.

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There is genuine opportunity here. if you believe you qualify and have a specific project in mind, it’s time to contact SLR Concepts Building and Construction.

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SLR can move things from the planning stage to construction competently and efficiently. The SLR team have performed many such builds and renovations and meet the criteria required by the scheme.

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Call now on 03 5981 0661 and book an appointment to discuss your project, the possible development of it, and how best to access the grant available. Or simply leave your details here for a prompt reply. Don’t delay, don’t miss out. It’s a great opportunity for those planning to renovate or build.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction – reliable, professional and competent.

SLR Concepts – They’re simply the best.

SLR Concepts St Kilda Project Underway

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Nestled away in Blessington Street, St Kilda, is the site of SLR Concepts newest construction project – an apartment complex featuring four generous units and retail space on the ground floor architect designed to complement the rest of the nearby streetscape.


Located just around the corner from the Barclay Street restaurant strip, it’s a place where there’s food, fun and a vibrant nightlife. The next street up is Acland Street with its bars, restaurants and gelati stores and famous patisseries.

But that’s not all. A brisk walk and you’re beachside. One way is the Marina, the other, the famous St Kilda foreshore with its Pier and Sea Baths. And not more than 100 metres away is the Peanut Farm Oval – great for exercise, walking the dog or simply sitting and taking in the rays.

To the east are the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, with its rose gardens, ornamental ponds and generous lawns. Transport to the CBD is plentiful with trams and buses running until very late.

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What caps off this beautiful location are the architect designed Apartments with underground carpark and internal lift system ensuring security and privacy.

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Work on site has commenced this week with bored piers and capping beams being placed, with concrete poured and completed. This is the first stage which will then be followed by the underground garage and storage area and the car-stacker pit construction.

Ultimately, this will be a three level apartment complex featuring four luxury units and two dedicated retail locations on the ground floor, capped off with a fabulous rooftop garden.

When the current works are completed, the base elevation (RL) levels will be situated and confirmed. Then it will be onwards and upwards. The site offers its challenges. Blessington St is a heavily treed narrow street and access to the site is via an older laneway. This will require expertise, experience and a level of competence not normally required on more accessible building sites.

This is an architect designed project and includes many superb features internally within both the access areas and the individual apartments.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction will provide regular updates on both progress and construction milestones for the project.

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Considering a building project soon? Whether it’s luxury apartments on a strata plan, a beachside luxury home, a major renovation or a dual occupancy construction, it’s time to call SLR Concepts Building and Construction on 03 5981 0661. Be confident of professional appraisal, planning and ultimately a completed project. Make an appointment to meet on site at your convenience or arrange a virtual meeting via Skype, Messenger or WhatsApp. Choose the builder with proven expertise, professionalism and a great track record on a range of high level building projects as described.

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Visit our website for more information if you prefer leave your contact details here for a prompt reply.

You can trust SLR Concepts Building and Construction – quite simply they’re the very best.