There is virtually an endless array of building products and materials that can be used in home construction, but understanding the difference between materials that look good and those which are suitable in terms of durability and compliance is another matter.
Dean understands that many clients want their home to feature either design and/or material elements that are uniquely theirs, so travels and researches extensively to source materials and methods that meet this desire. He’s attended some of the biggest international building and design shows, where he’s sourced internationally leading new products that have not been used anywhere else in Australia. Perhaps not surprisingly, products made outside of Australia, including Europe, also often provide better value for money.
“I love keeping up to date on what’s happening in the world of building, constantly searching for more innovative and more cost effective ways to build our clients’ homes. Having travelled a lot over the last few years, I’ve been very fortunate to have made some great international contacts and discovered a multitude of new products, materials and building methods that I simply would never have been exposed to in Australia. It’s very easy to do what everyone else is doing here in Perth, using the same materials and building methods without really questioning why. However, as with most things, there are often better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing things. Sometimes we just need to look outside the box,” says Dean.
It’s this continual search that fuels Dean and his team’s inspiration and passion for the building industry. It also ensures clients can become engaged in the process as the team exposes clients to new solutions and ideas that will lead them and the design team to create new homes that are not only bespoke, but often more cost effective.