Why Build a Custom Built Home: A Custom Home Value

By Ryan McKenzie | May 6, 2024

Why Build a Custom Built Home: A Custom Home Value Reading Time: 2 min 9 sec Facebook Twitter Linkedin Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge, Ryan is very well […]

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Crafting Excellence: What defines a High-End Home in Melbourne, by Ryan McKenzie MD of Rycon Building Group

By Ryan McKenzie | May 4, 2024

Crafting Excellence: What Defines a High-End Home in Melbourne Reading Time: 8 min 45 sec Facebook Twitter Linkedin Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge, Ryan is very well respected […]

What to Expect Throughout a Custom Home Build

By Ryan McKenzie | April 30, 2024

What to Expect Throughout a Custom Home Build Reading Time: 8 min 45 sec Facebook Twitter Linkedin Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge, Ryan is very well respected in […]

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What Exactly is a Luxury Home?

By Ryan McKenzie | April 4, 2024

What Exactly is a Luxury Home? Reading Time: 8 min 45 sec Facebook Twitter Linkedin Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge, Ryan is very well respected in the building […]

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10 Must Have Design Features Every Custom Home Should Have

By Ryan McKenzie | March 24, 2024

10 Must Have Design Features Every Custom Home Should Have Reading Time: 4 min 39 sec Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Linkedin Linkedin 𝕏 Share on Twitter Twitter Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Luxury Home

By Ryan McKenzie | March 21, 2024

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Luxury Home? Reading Time: 8 min 45 sec Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Linkedin Linkedin 𝕏 Share on Twitter Twitter Ryan McKenzie Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne’s most luxurious properties. With 25 years […]

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Embracing Coastal Elegance: A Hampton Style Porch by Ryan McKenzie, Managing Director of Rycon Building Group

By Ryan McKenzie | February 29, 2024

As the Managing Director of Rycon Building Group, I’ve had the privilege of overseeing numerous projects that embody the timeless allure of Hampton style architecture. Among the key features that define this iconic aesthetic, the porch stands out as a quintessential element. In this blog, I’ll delve into the essence of Hampton style porches from […]

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10 Low Maintenance Hampton Style Wall Ideas

By Ryan McKenzie | February 29, 2024

If there is also one thing unique about custom-built Hampton houses, the walls hold stories of elegance, charm, and coastal allure. Over my two decades crafting dream homes in Melbourne, I’ve realised that the walls set the tone for the entire space. But the thing about Hampton home wall designs is that they are not […]

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Unlocking Elegance: The Timeless Charm of Hamptons Staircases

By Ryan McKenzie | February 29, 2024

As a custom Hamptons home builder in Melbourne with over 20 years of experience, I’ve seen countless design trends come and go. But one style that continues to captivate homeowners’ hearts is the timeless charm of Hamptons staircases.  Staircases may seem just small details, but trust me, they make a difference in our homes.  So, […]

Mastering the Art of Building on Sloping Blocks: Insights from Ryan McKenzie, MD at Rycon Building Group

By Ryan McKenzie | February 19, 2024

As the Managing Director of Rycon Building Group, I’ve overseen countless projects on sloping blocks, each presenting unique challenges and opportunities. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll share insights into the building on a sloping block from our perspective as specialists in this area, covering everything from site assessment to design considerations and construction techniques. Sloping […]

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Illuminating Elegance: Hampton Style Exterior Lighting

By Ryan McKenzie | February 10, 2024

As the Managing Director of Rycon Building Group, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of exterior lighting of Hampton style homes in Melbourne . Our team understands the intricacies of this iconic architectural style and the importance of lighting in bringing its timeless elegance to life. In this blog, we’ll explore the essence of […]

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Hampton Style Kitchens – Mastering the Art of Timeless Elegance: Unveiling the Essence of Hampton Style Kitchens by Ryan McKenzie, Owner of Rycon Building Group

By Ryan McKenzie | February 6, 2024

Embodying the timeless allure of the exclusive Hamptons on Long Island, New York, the Hampton style has become synonymous with sophistication, coastal charm, and enduring elegance. As the proud owner of Rycon Building Group, I am thrilled to guide you through the intricacies of Hampton style kitchens in Australia. In this comprehensive exploration, we will […]

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Embracing the Modern Hampton Facade

By Ryan McKenzie | January 25, 2024

Melbourne, a city known for its architectural diversity and vibrant neighbourhoods, has seen a growing embrace of the modern Hampton homes facade. Inspired by the timeless charm of American East Coast beach houses, this architectural trend has found its place in Melbourne’s suburbs, seamlessly merging classic elegance with contemporary living. Renowned for bringing the Hampton […]

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Crafting Hamptons Harmony: A Comprehensive Exploration of Key Elements

By Ryan McKenzie | January 25, 2024

The allure of Hamptons style transcends the sandy shores of Long Island, New York, and has become synonymous with relaxed sophistication and classic beauty. We (Rycon Building Group) understand the intrinsic elements that define Hamptons style interiors. We bring our expertise to the forefront to guide you in transforming your living spaces into havens of […]

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Rycon Building Group’s Mastery in Hamptons Stone Cladding: Crafting Timeless Elegance for Your Custom Home

By Ryan McKenzie | January 25, 2024

A hallmark feature that perfectly captures the essence of Hamptons aesthetics is stone cladding. In this blog, we’ll explore the transformative power of Hamptons stone cladding: 1. The Allure of Natural Stone As experts in Hamptons-style homes, we (Rycon Building Group) emphasize using natural materials to capture the essence of this aesthetic. Our design team […]

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Custom Home Built on Suburban vs Rural – The Pros and Cons

By Ryan McKenzie | January 25, 2024

Everyone has their preference on where to have their custom-built homes. For every project we handled, we always considered the location of the property to be built. But you know what? Deciding between a suburban or rural setting for your dream home can be quite a head-scratcher.  That’s why I’m here to break it down […]

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6 Simple Steps to Turn Your House into Hamptons Beach Style on a Budget

By Ryan McKenzie | January 24, 2024

Hampton-style houses give us a beach vibe that makes you always want to stay home. Who wouldn’t want that perfect blend of coastal charm and relaxed elegance in their living room?  Well, the good news is, you don’t need a Hollywood budget to turn your space into a Hamptons haven.  As Hampton home builders with […]

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Why Build a Custom Built Home: A Custom Home Value

By Ryan McKenzie | December 27, 2023

Admit it or not, making decisions for our homes is no walk in the park. It’s a maze of choices, each seemingly more important than the last, often leaving us in perpetual decision fatigue. Yet, amidst the chaos of floor plans, paint swatches, and furniture layouts, there’s a beacon of clarity: the prospect of custom […]

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Custom Home vs. Spec Home: Which One Should You Choose?

By Ryan McKenzie | December 27, 2023

Custom and spec homes are two distinct houses catering to different preferences and budgets. And if you are looking for which type of house to call your forever home, you’re in the right place! Deciding between a custom home and a spec home is no small feat, and trust me, I’ve been there. The journey […]

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Crafting Your Dream Home: A Masterclass by Ryan McKenzie, Owner of Rycon Building Group, on Finding and Selecting a Custom Home Builder in Melbourne

By Ryan McKenzie | December 4, 2023

Embarking on the journey to build your custom dream home is an exciting venture, but choosing the right builder is paramount to its success. We’ve seen many builders fail in recent years, so getting the selection right is even more important than it has been previously. I’m Ryan McKenzie, the proud owner of Rycon Building […]

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How To Get a House Built on Your Own Land

By Ryan McKenzie | November 22, 2023

Building a house is a thrilling journey that comes with its own set of challenges and triumphs. As a luxury custom house builder in Melbourne, I’ve had the privilege of transforming dreams into reality for many homeowners. Getting a house built on your land is a process that demands careful planning and execution. To begin, […]

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10 Tips on How To Find a Reliable Custom Home Builder

By Ryan McKenzie | November 21, 2023

We got it. Finding the right hands to trust to work for your dream home is realistically stress-free. Imagine embarking on the exciting journey of turning your dream home into reality without the hassle of navigating through endless options and uncertainties. If the thought of choosing a reliable custom houses builder has left you scratching […]

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The Ultimate Guide: How Much Does it Cost to Build a House?

By Ryan McKenzie | November 18, 2023

Who would not want to have their own house? Many of us dream of owning a home close to our hearts. Having a space to call our own, where memories are made, and futures are built, is undeniably appealing. But let’s face it – the road to homeownership comes with its fair share of questions […]

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What is Hampton Style House? 10 Things You’ll Love About It!

By Ryan McKenzie | November 16, 2023

Have you heard about Hampton-style houses? This unique architectural style in Australia has been gaining popularity for its timeless elegance and coastal charm. Originating from the luxurious seaside homes in the Hamptons, New York, Hampton-style houses blend sophistication with a relaxed, beachside vibe. If you’re considering a new home or a renovation project, exploring the […]

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Hampton Style Homes In Surrey Hills

By Ryan McKenzie | May 26, 2023

  Located in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne is the picturesque suburb of Surrey Hills which falls within both the City of Boroondara and the City of Whitehorse.  Surrey Hills is a suburb full of traditional and modern architecture, leafy streets and beautiful parks. Whilst there are many  well-established homes, in recent years we have […]

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Hampton Style Homes In Blackburn Built by Rycon

By Ryan McKenzie | April 14, 2023

  Blackburn is an Eastern Suburb of Melbourne, located 17km east from the CBD. It is found in the City of Whitehorse and nestled in between Box Hill and Mitcham. Blackburn has its own special personality with many old weatherboard style homes and character filled homes. A Hampton style home fits perfectly amongst the older […]

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The Living Room In A Hampton Style Home

By Ryan McKenzie | February 24, 2023

The hampton style home is an enduring style of luxury home build that is seen throughout the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and in particular, Glen Iris, Surrey Hills, Canterbury, Blackburn and Box Hill South. The rise in popularity of the hampton style home has now spread to the Bayside area of Melbourne, in suburbs such […]

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The Benefits Of Natural Light In Your Custom Home Build

By Ryan McKenzie | January 27, 2023

As a luxury home builder, one of the most common questions we receive is, how can I bring in more natural light to my custom home build? The unquestionable positive powers that natural light bring to our mind and body do provide much inspiration for architectural home designs. To be able to ensure your home […]

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Hampton Style Homes in Bayside Melbourne

By Ryan McKenzie | December 7, 2022

There are many impressive suburbs which make up the Bayside area of Melbourne. This includes but is not limited to; Mentone, Sandringham, Beaumaris, Brighton, Hampton and Black Rock. All of these suburbs offer the perfect backdrop for a luxury hampton style home, particularly given their proximity to the beach and the coastal lifestyle. Mentone, a […]

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The Seven Most Common Home Design Mistakes Made When Designing And Building Your Hampton Style Home.

By Ryan McKenzie | November 4, 2022

Figuring out how to design the interior spaces of your Hampton Style Home is no easy task. Beautifully designed custom houses have an effortless feel to them, however without engaging a professional Interior Designer it can be tricky to execute this. Whether you are building in Balwyn, Camberwell or Glen Iris, by appointing the Rycon […]

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What style of luxury home will you ask your Custom Home Builder to design and build for you?

By Ryan McKenzie | September 9, 2022

  If you are considering embarking on a knock down rebuild project, and you are still undecided about the style of luxury home you are wanting your custom home builder to design and build then this article is perfect for you. By doing your research, when you do consult a Building Designer and custom home […]

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Enjoying an alfresco area in your Rycon custom home build.

By Ryan McKenzie | August 26, 2022

The heart of any custom home build as luxury home builders knows, is the kitchen and entertaining area, and a further welcoming extension of these areas is the alfresco area. The alfresco area has become increasingly popular in a prestige home build and is certainly almost always on top of our client’s wish list for […]

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What are the Latest Trends in Hamptons Style Homes?

By ryanrycon | January 24, 2022

While many housing trends come and go, the Hamptons style home is continuing to be a highly sought-after and prestige home to build across Melbourne, particularly in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. What gives the Hamptons home its ongoing and enduring appeal is that while the basic fundamentals remain the same across a Hamptons build, […]

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Rycon Hamptons Homes in Box Hill South

By Ryan McKenzie | November 25, 2021

Box Hill South, bordered by Middleborough Rd, Canterbury Rd and Elgar Rd is in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, 14 kms from Melbourne CBD.  A suburb full of families with a wonderful community feel. Located very conveniently to many shops, education facilities, parks and places to exercise. A popular walking track in Box Hill South […]

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Rycon Hamptons Homes in Canterbury

By Ryan McKenzie | November 25, 2021

The Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, especially Canterbury, are complete with historic, period and character filled homes. Canterbury, in the City of Boroondara, located 10 kms from the CBD is no exception and is considered one of Melbourne’s most expensive, luxury and exclusive suburbs. Along the expansive streets you will find rows of large oak trees, […]

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Rycon Hamptons Homes in Camberwell

By Ryan McKenzie | October 29, 2021

Camberwell, in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs is located 10 km from the city centre. It is a suburb rich with trees and parks, along with an energetic shopping strip along Burke Rd and an abundance of restaurants. In close proximity are many excellent schools for family to choose from, making Camberwell the ideal choice for families. […]

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Rycon Hamptons Homes in Glen Iris

By Ryan McKenzie | October 29, 2021

Glen Iris, in Melbourne’s South-eastern suburbs is an area full of charming weatherboard and character filled period homes. Located 10 km South-east of the city, it is a well-established suburb with a village feel and beautiful tree lined streets. Glen Iris is close to the action of the inner city, without being right on top […]

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Colorbond Vs Tiling? Which is best for the roof for my custom built home?

By Ryan McKenzie | October 29, 2021

Your roof is responsible for pulling your exterior design together and heavily impacts the street impression of your home. It is a vital aspect to both the aesthetics and functionality of your home and is an important decision you will need to consider for your new Rycon luxury custom built home. It is important to […]

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The defining features of the interior of a Hamptons style home

By Ryan McKenzie | October 19, 2021

A Hamptons home continues to be a highly sought-after style for our Australian lifestyle and are especially prevalent in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs including; Camberwell, Canterbury, Box Hill and Blackburn. By choosing the right elements you can ensure your home in Melbourne replicates the feel of a Hamptons home you would find on Long Island, New […]

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The origins of the Hamptons home

By Ryan McKenzie | October 11, 2021

New Hamptons style homes have become more and more sought after over the last decade in Australia and have now become a much-desired style of luxury home to build, particularly in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, including Camberwell, Canterbury, Box Hill and Blackburn. Many Australians have been introduced to the stunning Hamptons style homes from […]

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How to Build Your Dream Home

By Ryan McKenzie | August 24, 2020

Converting a dream into a reality can be daunting, especially when bringing your dream’s vision home to life. Many stressors come with managing a house’s design and construction process, especially one with which you have a personal connection. At Rycon, we pride ourselves on being a luxury home builder in Melbourne that ensures we provide […]

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Renovate or Rebuild

By Ryan McKenzie | May 6, 2020

Renovate VS Knock Down Rebuild – Which is Right for You? If you love where you live but are looking to update your style with lavish materials, or upgrade your floor plan to maximise the use of your site, you may be able to renovate or knock down rebuild instead of purchasing a new block. […]

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Tilt Panel Doors vs Sectional Doors

By Ryan McKenzie | April 20, 2020

A garage door can be a striking, defining feature of your home. At the forefront of your house, the garage door can complement your style and greatly improve your neighbourhood street appeal if chosen correctly. There are a number of aspects to consider when selecting your garage door, including design, affordability, space, and security. And […]

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Building A Smart Home

By Ryan McKenzie | April 14, 2020

Technology companies have developed an abundance of cutting-edge gadgets, systems and appliances for the home that are each designed to make our lives more convenient and save energy. Even though smart technology has been criticised in the past due to its complicated nature, it is now becoming increasingly common as the innovation expands and the […]

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Three Types of Fireplaces for your Custom Home

By Ryan McKenzie | April 7, 2020

A fireplace for custom houses can make a great addition to a new for a wide variety of reasons. They can provide warmth, comfort, energy efficiency and can potentially have the ability to transform the interior design of your house into an architectural masterpiece. The following article will discuss the three types of fireplaces that […]

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4 Tips for Building on a Sloping Block

By DarrenDMH | March 30, 2020

If you have discovered your dream block of land but are concerned about the challenges of sloping block house designs, rest assured that the reward will often outweigh the challenges. Most experienced sloping block builders should comfortably manage a rise or fall of up to three metres, with no hassle. In fact, we have built […]

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Make Sure You Include These 5 Elements In Your Hampton Style Home

By Ryan McKenzie | March 25, 2020

A Hampton style home is a combination of a classic coastal feel mixed with a bold and stylish design. These homes provide a relaxed and laid-back style of living, without compromising on elegance. This definitive style of home originated in the seaside locations on New York’s Long Island, where some of the most expensive homes […]

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A Knock Down Rebuild Checklist That Everyone Needs To Follow

By Ryan McKenzie | March 16, 2020

Build a luxurious, contemporary home with plenty of space for your family, without compromising on the location you love. Many Melbourne homeowners wish they had a more spacious and modern home, but do not want to give up their convenient property location. You can take full advantage of your existing block and have your dream […]

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Flooring For Your Custom Home: Engineered vs Traditional Timber

By Ryan McKenzie | March 11, 2020

Timber flooring can make a strong statement in your custom built home, and be the distinction between transforming your house into a home. At Rycon, we specialise in building Hamptons Style homes where timber flooring is often featured against large picture windows, luxurious marble surfaces and simple colour palettes to evoke the light, breezy seaside […]

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Why Should Someone Design And Build With Rycon Rather Than Engaging An Architect?

By Ryan McKenzie | March 3, 2020

At Rycon, we pride ourselves on quality design and construction of custom houses with the highest level of detail. We work as a team to ensure the home is designed to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Not only does this allow for a masterful design, but equally sensible building parameters in terms of […]

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Subway Tiles

By Ryan McKenzie | February 25, 2020

Subway tiles are the paramount New York residential-style icon. As the name suggests, these timeless vintage tiles originated in the New York subway stations in the early 1900s where they provided a bright addition to the dull subways. During this period these tiles had a glass composition, so their glossy surface was easy to clean- […]

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Can We Provide Our Own Appliances?

By Ryan McKenzie | February 17, 2020

One advantage of working with a Melbourne custom builder is the ability to provide your personal touch on everything, from the luscious materials used for your build to your innovative appliances. But a common question we get is ‘Can we provide our own appliances?’. When you build a new home with Rycon, you can choose […]

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Using Stonework for your Custom Built Home

By Ryan McKenzie | February 9, 2020

Homes incorporating stone radiate a special type of charm, and the hand-crafted genius that goes into constructing a home featuring stone is one of the reasons that stone features are considered so priceless, and why they are used by luxury custom home builders all over Melbourne. There is a sense of permanence with utilising stone […]

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Benefits Of Double Glazing

By Ryan McKenzie | January 1, 2020

Benefits of Double Glazing There are many benefits to double glazing. Double glazed windows and doors are often recommended by custom builders due to their insulation capabilities. The thermal qualities create a boundary for the extremes of the Melbourne climate. This results in warmer winter nights and cooler summer days relaxing in your dream home.   […]

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Why should I choose a Custom Home Builder?

By Ryan McKenzie | December 16, 2019

Why should I choose a Custom Home Builder? Often, one of the major decisions before building a new home is deciding whether you want a project build or a Custom Home Builders Melbourne, but what are the benefits of building custom and why should you choose a custom home builder? Choosing a luxury custom built […]

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Custom Split Level Designing by a Sloping Block Builder

By Ryan McKenzie | November 20, 2019

Designing with a Sloping Block Builder Custom split level homes are a fantastic option for home buyers looking to design their custom houses on a sloping block of land. Split level design is suited to any type of sloping block, and can utilise the slope of the land to ensure the entire block is used. […]

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Stone Benchtops

By Ryan McKenzie | November 18, 2019

Stone Benchtops The advantage of using a Custom Home Builders Melbourne is that you can create a unique aesthetic outcome by selecting all of the materials you use for your home, from magnificent, raw timbers to lavish stone. Your benchtops assist in forming the heart of your home – where you prepare endless decadent meals […]

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Preconstruction Home Build Process

By Ryan McKenzie | October 31, 2019

What can I expect before beginning the construction process with Rycon? Rycon offers a professional and personalised turnkey service and prides themselves on providing their customers with an extraordinary experience throughout the course of their home build. Below we outline the Rycon design and development process for preconstruction, from the initial enquiry through to the […]

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What suburbs does Rycon currently build in?

By Ryan McKenzie | October 3, 2019

What Suburbs does Rycon currently build in? Rycon is your local prestige custom home builder in Boroondara and Whitehorse council zones. Concentrating on the Eastern straight along the Eastern Freeway from Mitcham through to Glen Iris, and across to the sophisticated Kew and Balwyn, we specialise in creating unique homes to suit the charming residential […]

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