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Interior and Exterior Design

who we are

GoodHome Painting Co. is, at heart, an old-fashioned company that looks to pre-20th century Europe, where housepainters belonged to a strictly guarded and regulated guild of learned craftsmen. It’s our regard for this bygone era of proud craftsmanship combined with our obsession for service and value that truly defines who we are.

We paint for tomorrow. We cherish the trust our clients afford us with referrals and future work. As this moving target never ends, nor does our ambition to improve every aspect of our service. This is made possible, in part, by bringing together our craftsmen on a full-time, long-term, profit-sharing basis. Our continued success flows directly from this home-grown commitment to our craftsmen.

Our value to you is only as good as the value we provide. When estimating projects, we discuss all options; every detail is considered and there are no surprises. We subscribe to the philosophy of a “baker’s dozen”: we give you thirteen muffins for the price of twelve … just in case.

Services

interior

We love interior painting. It’s where the details truly matter and are most appreciated. When we enter a home, our goal is to leave the smallest possible foot print —minimal disruption, lots of colour. We spend more time and money caring for our vacuums, drop sheets, plastic and protective tape than on brushes and rollers. Keeping your furniture, carpets, tile, baseboard heaters, door handles, electrical plates, etc. free of paint is just as important to us as laser-sharp paint lines. Moving through a household and placing colour only where it belongs is a delicate dance that we’ve enjoyed mastering.

  • Walls, ceilings & woodwork (baseboard, crown, casings)
  • Windows (wood, vinyl)
  • Doors (wood, aluminum)
  • Staining
  • Lacquer & polyurethane application
  • Kitchen cabinetry
  • Mantles, bookshelves & railing systems
  • Panelling and wainscotting
  • Garage floors (epoxy, urethanes)
  • De-texturise ceilings
  • Stripping and refinishing
  • Wallpaper removal and hanging
  • Drywall repairs

exterior

he inside of a home simply cannot match the looming, public exhibition that is the exterior of a home. We believe in “putting your best face forward” and that starts with a beautifully painted exterior that lasts at least a decade. Proper preparation is of the utmost importance for the home to weather the tests of Mother Nature, particularly in Vancouver.

  • Stucco, siding, shingles
  • Fascia and soffits
  • Brick, driveway and walkway sealing
  • Deck refinishing
  • Fences & railings (wrought iron, aluminum, wood)
  • Gutters
  • Power washing and mildew removal

new construction

Few things are more exciting then being a part of something new and improved and we understand the amount of orchestration that goes into building something from scratch. Preparing and painting a new structure gives us the rare opportunity to showcase our work in its purest form, unadulterated by previous paint crews.

commercial

Though the details may be fewer than in residential projects, the timelines are much more demanding. Racing to get your business open and operating is a thrilling challenge that we never shy away from.

restoration

Probably the most gratifying of projects: breathing new life into something old. Stripping, sanding, scraping are three activities that send shivers down the spines of most homeowners. Restoration is hard work, but nothing fantastic comes easy. As paint craftsmen, we are addicted to the transformative powers of painting and nothing thrills us more than seeing the end result of a restoration project.

ceiling de-texurisation

Nothing dates a home like textured ceilings, also known as “popcorn ceilings”. We are huge supporters of all things smooth and ceilings are no exception. Working alongside expert drywallers, we truly get excited upon seeing a room become brighter and somehow calmer upon completion.

cabinetry refinishing

If there is one architectural element that showcases paint’s alchemist powers, it’s cabinetry. Kitchens represent the heart of a home and, in the case of a house listed on the real estate market, the heart of a sale. We love saving homeowners thousands of dollars by utilizing a little paint and a lot of creativity.

Peace Of Mind

YOUR PROTECTION

Workers’ Compensation Board member
Liability Insurance c/o Aviva Canada ($5 million)
Our 3-year application guarantee.

OUR COMMITMENT

Better Business Bureau
Interior Designers of B.C. Association
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
National Association of Professional Painters.

Contact Us
Vancouver, Canada

 604.732.9944

URL: www.goodhomepainting.com

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Innovation – luxury Homes Builder

Austin & Central Texas Builder Information

Here at Innovation Luxury Homes we believe that the most significant factor in building a new home and building customer happiness is creating a pleasant and unforgettable home buying experience. We are here to make your purchase as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

Today many of our lives are past the point of being busy, at times hectic may be a better description. At Innovation Luxury Homes, we recognize this and have designed our home-building business around this very common circumstance. To do this, we had to begin with the ending in mind. The point where most builders’ service ends ours really begins.   We are able to make this possible by using “The Innovation Advantage”.

Other Services or Support Available in Addition to Building Luxury Homes:

  • Site Selection
  • Design or Site Layout Assistance
  • Construction Feasibility
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Best Practices
  • Quality Checks on New Construction – prior to walk-through(s)
  • Construction Management
  • Building Code Supervision and Compliance
  • Quality Assurance

Builder’s Story

Innovation Luxury Homes the concept really began back when Kevin’s father, a small business owner of a Central Texas framing company called Merritt Brother’s Construction, would take him out to their job-sites each summer when he was a young boy. While learning the trade, he admired the hard work and the dedication of all of the contractors and individuals who day in and day out poured their hearts and souls into what would in the end become a neighborhood full of families and children who would call that place home. He recalls seeing his father working with the owners of the home-building companies that would visit the sites from time to time and remembers thinking “That has to be the perfect job – that is what I want to do”.

While Innovation Luxury Homes would not exist for many years to come, it was then, during those early summer days and years that the “Concept” of the company at least in spirit was born. The years passed by and after obtaining his Business – Finance degree from Texas State University (then called Southwest Texas State University) he moved to Austin. After spending a brief time in the financial services industry as a stock broker and advisor, in the year 2000 he was able to formally enter back into the world of residential home-building.

Also in the year 2000 he married his beautiful wife Kelly and since then have had two wonderful children named Tyler and McCailey.  After a decade of managing the local construction operations of both regional and national builders, building and or overseeing thousands of homes, Kevin decided it was time to turn his long time “Concept” and dream of his perfect job into a “Reality” by creating Innovation Luxury Homes. With the same spirit of the workers he saw as a young boy, he too now pours his heart and soul into building the places that people call home.

In 2010 Kevin earned his Graduate – Master Builder designation from the National Association of Home Builders. Innovation Luxury Homes is a member of the local, state and National Association of Home Builders, where continuing education and professional development are the keys to success. Also a licensed Realtor in the State of Texas, Kevin can assist in helping clients out in the researching of potential home sites available or do a competitive analysis for a specific area.


YOUR NEW HOME

You are finally ready to build your dream home in Central Texas? Well, you have come to the right place. Your new home should be as distinctive as you are, customized with features and amenities you want in a location you select. This is where we come in. Together we will Discover, Design, and Build a home as unique as your vision. When you choose Innovation Luxury Homes we minimize the stress of building a home by guiding our clients through the process every step of the way!

I. Discover – We want to get to know You! We want to know your thoughts, your ideas, your wants and your needs…and how Innovation Luxury Homes fits on a personal and professional level with you and your family. In our first “My Style Meeting” we will establish a clear direction and outline key parameters to insure a smooth and enjoyable experience along with that perfect home.

II. Design – The possibilities here are endless! You can begin with one of our design professionals for a “blank canvas” experience or choose from any existing design that meets your lifestyle needs. Either way, you are sure to create a home that is uniquely your own. It is during this phase where your dream begins to take shape through the “construction drawings” and your distinctive selections.

III. Build – Experience the emotion as Your thoughts and ideas take shape from words and drawings to become the birthplace of what will surely be where some of life’s most cherished memories are formed. Innovation Luxury Homes goes to great lengths to insure that quality of workmanship is paramount in each detail,in every home we build.

IV. Enjoy – You’ve earned this! The time has come and your home is now complete – just as you had originally envisioned it. It is now time to enjoy your new home. Additionally you can have peace of mind knowing that the “Innovation Advantage” is at work for you – covering your home for a full two years after the closing.


Contact Us

Tel : (512) 534-1443

E-mail : [email protected]

URL : www.innovationluxuryhomes.com
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Madaster Data Services For Real Estate

ABOUT US

Madaster is the cadastre for materials. Raw materials are scarce but limited and must therefore be well documented so that they remain unlimited. With the help of the material passport, materials get an identity, which means that they can never disappear in anonymity as waste. Madaster acts as a library and generator for material passports. An independent platform accessible to all: individuals, businesses and governments. Madaster is being developed under the supervision of the Madaster Foundation.


Madester Services

Madaster Foundation has outsourced the development and management of the Madaster Platform to an implementing organisation: Madaster Services B.V.  As of 1 January 2017, the day-to-day management of Madaster is handled by two directors. The directors consult with the Madaster Foundation on the policies to be implemented and represent Madaster at home and abroad. The directors are appointed in consultation with the Madaster Foundation.


Madaster Origination : Material Matters

In 2016 Thomas Rau and Sabine Oberhuber published the book ‘Material Matters’. The book describes the tranisition to a new economic system where consumers are no longer owner, but temporary user of products and materials. Their view was captured in the VPRO ‘Tegenlicht’ broadcast (“Het Einde van Bezit”) on Dutch public television called. Madaster was based on these insights and concepts. The paragraphs below are extractions of the book ‘Material Matters’ and based on interviews with Thomas Rau. The sections illustrate the conceptual background of Madaster.


Responsibility For Materials

“First, we must realize that with ownership comes responsibility. Nowadays, by necessity, all kinds of items end up in our possession for which, in the long term, we cannot bear responsibility. If the building we work in no longer meets our requirements, we are completely out of our depth when are asked to consider its responsible use. We are not able to take care of all (raw) materials that were used to create the building – let alone reuse them. To make things worse: we often have not got a clue which (raw) materials were used, or what properties these materials have.”  (Source: paraphrasing Material Matters)


Registry Of Materials

“In the meantime, we find ourselves in an untenable situation. We mine raw materials, turn them into goods. Those goods are used, or used up, and then thrown away – end of story. The whole chain contributes to this system: from designers and builders, to manufacturers and investors. This means that the consequence of consumption within this system is practically always the same: waste. “ (Source: paraphrasing Material Matters)
“What is waste? Waste is material that has ended up in anonymity. A lot of waste is incinerated, which could be considered a cremation of raw materials. How can we prevent this? By providing everything with an identity, and well by documenting it, by giving it a passport. Hence the materials passport. Subsequently, we must facilitate access to these passports, as to a library. This is how we arrived at the idea of a real estate materials register: Madaster. A public platform for the entire real estate business. You could look at it as a civil register for materials.


Our Offer

Madaster is an online register where your construction data is stored, with strong focus on security and privacy. The online register is offered as a subscription.

You can take a subscription as a user of the Madaster Platform or as a recipient of Madaster Data Services. All subscription have a minimal duration of 1 year. The price depends on the number of user and the total gross square meters of your real estate. Madaster facilitates registration of multiple buildings per subscription.


Madester Real Estate

Madaster offers you, as a private or business user, a central overview of all your real estate. In addition to providing insight into the materials and products in your building(s), the platform generates an up-to-date and detailed material passport of your property, gives insight in the degree of circularity of your building(s) and visualises the financial (residual) value of your real estate at the time of construction and demolition. All information is available online, securely and conveniently for you and, if desired, your internal and external relations.


Madester Data Services

We have a boundless ambition to make information ever more accurate, structured, and accessible. The Madaster platform offers a rich and growing quantity of valuable data that you, as a real estate service provider, can leverage.

The data of a specific real estate object remains the property of the owner of the building. The complete data set on the platform is supervised by the Madaster Foundation in order to guarantee the privacy, security, and public availability of the (anonymized) data. Through Madaster Data Services, this public data is offered to the market in anonymized form, unless the building owner has explicitly granted access to building-specific data.
Through our open technology, tools and techniques, service providers, governments, and scientific organisations are stimulated to join the Madaster Platform. The platform and its publicly accessible data drives development of new, innovative business models.


Contact Us

[email protected]
+31 85 065 7436

URL : www.madaster.com

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Canny – interior design

About Us

Canny has been designing and building homes across Melbourne for over 25 years, giving us the experience and design credibility to tackle everything from new homes, custom builds and small to medium density projects.

Founded by Damian Canny alongside business partner Lachy Watson, the duo began the Canny journey renovating and selling houses. As the business developed, our reputation as a credible and innovative builder spread across Melbourne.

In the early 2000’s Canny took a step towards a more full service offering, bringing the design functions in-house and employing a team of architects and interior designers. This resulted in our first custom designed and built home in 2003, and the beginning of our contemporary pre-designed homes range.

Acclaimed the very best in contemporary luxury home living, today Canny encompasses a team of over 50 professionals, who work collaboratively on every project to ensure seamless processes and product of the highest quality.


Architectural Design

Award Winning Studio, Architect-Designed Homes

Canny Architecture is a certified architectural practice in Melbourne with ARBV registered and AIA accredited architects, interior designers, stylists and drafting specialists who work together with our construction team to ensure your design is thoughtfully considered and professionally executed.

Having operated in Melbourne for over 25 years, we’re an established and recognised practice, with our team consisting of the highest calibre professionals across all departments. Encompassing the design elements in house allows Canny to offer a fully integrated service, working in collaboration with the construction team to deliver stylish yet functional architecturally designed homes.

Not only is our residential range of home designs multi-award winning, we can deliver customised architecturally designed homes tailored to your specifications. We provide a complete range of design services from initial concepts to full design documentation, with each member of the team taking a professional, consultative approach to each and every new project.


Luxury Home Builders In Melbourne

With over 25 years experience, Canny is the leading luxury home builder in Melbourne combining sustainability, functionality and quality. Acclaimed the very best in contemporary luxury home living, our triple award winning range offers contemporary homes pre-designed by our in-house architectural studio.

Merging leading architectural design, fully customisable interiors and premium quality construction, our team offers an integrated service delivering a seamless process, guaranteed price and build time and delivery of a product of the highest quality.


What makes up a Canny Home?

  • Each architecturally pre-designed home includes 4+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, multiple living spaces and a double car garage.
  • The choice of a number of facades including single and double storey dwellings.
  • The ability to adapt the floor plan based on varying block types and accommodation requirements.
  • The ability to customise colours, materials and certain features to suit your individual design aesthetic.
  • Generously proportioned rooms, extra high ceilings, quality finishes and European appliances.


How does it work?

We work with you every step of the way.

From start to finish, the process is straightforward, flexible, and above all, transparent. Our simple step by step process ensures you will be involved at every stage of the development of your new home with little interruption to your busy life.

  1. Initial consultation.
  2. Understanding your requirements.
  3. Preliminary agreement.
  4. Quotation.
  5. Contract signing.
  6. Construction.
  7. Completion.
  8. Quality assurance.


We’re building in your area already.

There is a lot to know when renovating, and building and designing custom homes in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne, which is why our wealth of experience matters. Along with our expertise in design and construction we also bring our planning expertise to the table.

We understand and assist with:

  • Building restrictions and council requirements.
  • Building on complex sites, in particular sloping blocks, and blocks with challenging frontages.
  • Neighbours’ concerns and how to resolve issues that may arise.

Interior & Home Designers In Melbourne

Our Architects and Interior Specialists Design Your Home

Our committed team of experienced architects, drafting specialists and interior designers bring their individual passion for style and cutting edge design that looks sensational and functions effortlessly. The feeling of sophistication and comfort that comes from living in a Canny designer home in Melbourne is second to none.

With award winning architecture, and our multi-award winning range of designer homes, Canny is a renowned designer builder in Melbourne. Our talented team of architects and interior designers are experts at capturing light, space, beauty, and functionality, encapsulated in our contemporary style homes, custom homes and medium density projects.

We work closely with you on your individual requirements to provide a property that fits exactly to your style of living, block specifications or accommodation needs. The Canny offering allows you to adapt the size, choice of architectural facades, floor plan, and customise colours and features specifically to your design aesthetic and needs.


Contact Us

9A Hall Street, Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Phone: (03) 8532 4444

URL : www.canny.com.au