Time to Build for the Future with SLR Concepts.

Against the trend elsewhere, clearances at Auction and housing Sales are definitely up in Victoria. Partially driving this is the appetite for young home buyers to choose Apartment or Town House Living as their first option when utilising the first home-buyers grant.

What does this mean for current homeowners and potential retirees looking to convert their major asset into stronger liquidity for the future? It means that the market for apartments, units and townhouses is becoming much stronger than has been previously experienced. As stated earlier, to date, Real Estate clearances have not been severely impacted by Covid or the current economic conditions in Melbourne, and may well not be.

Because of this there is strong opportunity to capitalise on many existing properties suitable for strata development. In areas where housing stock was constructed during the mid-century period onwards (from 1945 up until 1990) there are large blocks with older properties simply not suitable for renovation. This can be due to deterioration of the building, the actual layout (3 bedroom weatherboard for example) or simply an inadequate return on investment if renovated. Many of these older homes are now being sold at or about ‘land value’ only.

This is where there is opportunity. In many areas of Bayside Melbourne, South Eastern Melbourne, Eastern Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula, zoning changes now permit ‘Strata Development’. This means it is permissible to build Apartments, Units and Townhouses on these blocks with all council approvals. Dual Occupancy is another option in areas where restrictions are tighter.

What this can mean for the property owner is a capitalisation of their primary asset – the family home. Rather than a simple sale reaping low rewards on an unrenovated property, here is an opportunity to make substantial profits.

Want to learn more? SLR Concepts are experienced and competent builders of Apartment Complexes, Units and Townhouse configurations. Call now on 03 5981 0661 or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

Discover what is possible and what can be achieved. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our expert team.

Look to a brighter future. Your retirement dream is possible – here is the creative approach to funding that dream home or life changing movement you’ve been planning.

You can trust SLR Concepts Building and Construction. Experience, Competence and Expert Project Management. From laying the foundations to lock-up – SLR Concepts manage every aspect of the project – permits, planning and construction.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction, they’re simply the very best.

Under Construction – Inner City Living in St Kilda – State of the Art Apartment Complex

Located in old St Kilda – at 20 Blessington St, just west of Barkly St, is SLR Concepts Building and Construction’s current premier project – a modern new apartment block to be completed in the next 6 months.

In a sought after location, the new complex offers access to St Kilda’s famous Acland St and Barkly St dining and nightlife, yet is a quick 10 minute walk to the beach, the St Kilda Marina, the nearby Botanical Gardens, the Renfrey Reserve and the Peanut Farm Reserve. Lifestyle, excellent public transport and simply spectacular apartments. This is special!

The new apartment building will be 3 levels high with two retail locations available on the ground floor level. This will be combined with 4 two bedroom apartments, with off-street parking, a private lift for access and a spectacular rooftop garden. Architect designed by Idle Architecture Studio, this will be a fully enclosed and sustainable building offering excellent security. Currently work has now progressed on to the upper stories.

Stage One of the project saw the set-up of all underground services, bored piers, footings, excavation and completion of the car stacker pit and all ground floor concrete works. This was completed by August/September.

Upon completion of that stage, the base elevation (RL levels) were situated and confirmed. Concrete works have been completed. At that point it was time for the next stage to then proceed.

This is an interesting site with somewhat limited access. It requires a modicum of exceptional building expertise and a variation on what would be normal construction protocols.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction have a demonstrable track record in the construction and completion of similar projects, but were quite excited when commencing this new landmark project. Over the last 12 months and up until handover, SLR Concepts has and will continue to provide insights into the construction process’s and the progress made.

Please enjoy the images provided that give some visual understandings of the project and its ultimate development. Over the next few weeks we will look more closely at the second stage of construction, and as previously stated, continue to follow the projects progress.

For a fully professional approach to all your building and construction needs and requirements, please don’t hesitate to call SLR Concepts Building and Construction on 03 5981 0661 to book a free, no-obligation consultation with our expert team. Or simply leave your details here for a prompt reply.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction. Precision, Luxury and Comfort, delivered on time, on budget, with consummate professionalism.

SLR Concepts – Simply the best.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

The staff at SLR Concepts Building and Construction wishes all their clients, suppliers and support staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With the festive season upon us, it’s a time to relax, to reflect and to spend time with family. For many people, it’s time to head down to the holiday home and enjoy the beach and natural beauty of the Mornington Peninsula or Surf Coast.

Take the time to refresh and renew and prepare for another exciting year. For some this may mean contemplating a permanent move to a location with a better lifestyle, amenities and a purpose built new home.

For your enjoyment this week we provide a slideshow of some of SLR Concepts recent projects.

Once again have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and make sure it’s a safe one for you and your family.

From the SLR Team.


A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at SLR Concepts

It’s been a wild ride, and for some a tough one. For us, the team at SLR Concepts we have managed to finish the year on a high, winning the HIA Award for the Best Renovation/Addition project in Eastern Victoria.

The reality is that all our projects are completed to the same standards in both quality and design. Premium fittings, open space, conceptual living spaces that provide room to move and natural light. Amenities such as Climate Control, indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, Solar Power with storage and much more.

So, it’s time to take a break. Sit back and take a deep breath and look to the future. Is it time to move up to a new home? A property where lifestyle is your focus. Family oriented with a fit-out for living. A place where you can breathe.

Take the time to explore the possibilities. It could be a sea change by the bay or maybe with ocean views. Or you may opt for a tree change in the Yarra Valley, only 30km from the city.

Select a property, opt for either a ‘knockdown’ or major renovation. Build the home you desire. Large panoramic views, decking, swimming pool and spa. Outdoor kitchen with garden for herbs and greens. Sustainable living with Green Smart water reticulation for WCs, pools and gardens. Solar with battery storage. Off the grid. Peace and quiet.

Or maybe you’d prefer inner city living? A heritage property in Albert Park, Beaumaris or beachside in Brighton.

The key to the result you require is a competent experienced builder with a verifiable track record. A builder who is there with you from day 1 through to lock-up, from the day you submit your plans to Council to the day you take possession of your new home. A builder who gets your vision and is skilled in the ‘Art of the Possible’.

That builder is SLR Concepts Building and Construction. Make an appointment now to discuss your vision and your proposed build with our principal builder. That’s right, no salespeople, no compromise to meet a formula build. Call 03 5981 0661 and ensure you can develop the vision and the quality you desire with the SLR team.

Alternatively leave your details here for a prompt reply and a call back to schedule either a meeting or on-site consultation.

SLR Concepts – It’s the name you can trust

“They’re simply the very best.”

HIA Award Winning Builders – SLR Concepts – Congratulations to the team and good luck in the finals

  • HIA Eastern Victoria Renovation/Addition Project of the Year – SLR Concepts.
  • HIA Eastern Victoria Renovation/Addition Project over $500,001 – SLR Concepts.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction’s team is honoured to have been selected the winners of two Housing Industry of Australia Categories as displayed above. In doing so the SLR Concepts team and its St Andrew’s Beach project are now finalists in the overall Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards in the Renovation/Addition Project $1.5 million – $2.5 million category.

The St Andrew’s Beach project is a spectacular renovation and development sitting atop a small hilltop with superb ocean views and fitted with the very best in amenities. Minimalist, modern and spacious, it offers complete comfort with a merging of indoor and outdoor space. outdoor kitchenette, decking and swimming pool – simply fabulous.

SLR Concepts offers a full range of building and construction services – Residential, Commercial and Industrial, but with a specific emphasis on larger modern luxury homes and Strata title projects such as Apartment Complexes, Townhouse developments and Modern Unit developments.

The team also have major expertise and experience in a range of Commercial projects. Retail Shop conversions and expansions as well as new Retail developments have all been completed successfully by the SLR team.

The key to any building project is to ensure you, the property owner, get what it is you desire. For instance, if you call for the installation of a car stacker then it is fitted and you do not get a compromise solution. Space is premium. Light is non-negotiable. Climate control is a normal expectation and with SLR Concepts Building and Construction you can depend on getting the result you have specified.

SLR Concepts utilise modern engineering via deep-pier construction, structural steel and roofing techniques not dependent on internal walls for support. It is entirely the ‘Art of the Possible’, creating eminently liveable spaces.

Don’t delay, call now on 03 5981 0661 and arrange an obligation free consultation with our principal builder at your convenience. On site or at a location of your preference. Leave your details here if you prefer for a prompt reply and a scheduled meeting as you desire.

It’s time to seek out the best. SLR Concepts are premium builders with a superb track record of success. Spectacular, stunning constructions that in the end feel like home. Your home, as individual as you are.

SLR Concepts – they’re simply the very best. 

The Holiday Season – Time to contemplate and plan for the future with SLR Concepts Building and Construction.

Traditionally from December onwards in Melbourne we head for the beach or into the country to find that green oasis next to a river. However today it’s possible now to live in that environment permanently. Whether you’re commuting from the Mornington Peninsula or the Yarra Valley, it’s lifestyle you’re craving.

Lifestyle dictates the home you choose to build in your new location By the sea, you want to take advantage of the afternoon ocean breezes, the panoramic ocean or bay views, the wildlife – flora and fauna.

Equally you desire to live in comfort as economically as is possible. If you live close to bush or forest it’s sensible to build with fire proofing and safety in mind.

But, ultimately you are building for your family and a future that rests on space, comfort, light and convenience. Where your children can appreciate the beauty of nature, but enjoy the convenience of modern living.

A full solar system with storage batteries, climate control that provides effortless warmth in the winter and an even cool temperature throughout your home in summer. Living spaces that incorporate outdoor living with a sensibly planned open space internal living area. Voice control and data linked appliances, doors, heating, cooling and security, media and intercom throughout. Water reticulation harvesting rainwater for toilets, for swimming pools and spas.

It may seem a tall order after you visit the display homes of the big builders, the formula builders. Each item adds to the cost. But there is an entirely different approach, an approach where you start with the basics as part of the plan, as non-negotiables, where you start the process with what you want, not ‘what you can have’ according to the salesperson.

At SLR Concepts it really is the art of the possible, it’s an ability to utilise the very latest in building and engineering techniques to achieve the space, light and comfort we all desire. Clients speak directly with our principal builder and the SLR team is there with you from the submission and application of building permits right through to eventual ‘lock-up’ stage.

No commission salespeople, no rigid formula plans. Start with a ‘clean slate’ and build the home you really desire. Call SLR Concepts now on 03 5981 0661 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our building team. Or alternatively simply leave your details here for a prompt reply.

SLR Concepts Building and Construction – They’re simply the very best. The name you can trust.