House Renovation Ideas and Home Building Blog

Welcome to Ken McKay Homes' House Renovation Ideas and Home Building Blog, where you get free information and tips to guide you through your building and renovation journey!

Finishing Touches

September 26, 2012 02:17pm | Final Stages of a Build

We were enlisted to build a house, not just any house, but a BIG house on the Northside of Brisbane.  This has been a project that has been going since late last year and we are up to the fini... Read more

First Time Buyers - Get Ready to Build your Dream Home!

September 19, 2012 10:46am | Before You Build or Renovate

With the Newman Government ceasing the First Home Owner grant from 11th October 2012, the new option available is a grant of $15,000 to help first time buyers in purchasing newly-constructed proper... Read more

Prepare Your House For The Future

February 27, 2011 09:57am | Before You Build or Renovate

If you are renovating an existing home, or building a new one, getting quality cabling installed during the building process is something you need to consider. Think about the following points befo... Read more

Insurance Claims for Flood Damage

February 27, 2011 09:51am | Flood Repairs

If you are waiting for your insurance company to organise a builder to repair your house, chances are you will be waiting a while. The recent Queensland floods have many insurance companies flat ou... Read more

Stuctural Integrity From Flood Damage

February 27, 2011 09:35am | Flood Repairs

The frame of your house may not have lost its structural integrity due to the floods.I was conducting an inspection at a house in Yeronga on Friday and was disturbed to hear that unqualified peop... Read more

Moisture Content

January 26, 2011 10:45am | Flood Repairs

If you have a home that has been flood damaged please read on, it could save you from making a costly mistake.As advised by the Queensland Building Sevices Authority the moisture content of any f... Read more

Extent of Flood Damage

January 21, 2011 10:33am | Advice from BSA and Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries of Queensland Inc

I have just received advice from the BSA and the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries of Queensland Inc about how you can better understand the extent of the damage to Gyprock ( Plasterboar... Read more

Finding a builder to repair flood damage

January 20, 2011 07:50am | Flood Repairs

If you have found yourself on this page then chances are your property has been damaged by the recent floods.Now you are trying to find a builder or tradesperson who will repair your house & ... Read more

Eco is not a dirty word

November 09, 2010 10:15pm | Getting started on your Eco Friendly Home

Building an Eco Friendly Home. It's easy to walk into a display home and see yourself living in the house they want you to live in, but land development in recent times have not always allowed your... Read more

Gallery Portfolio


We recently had our home built with Ken from Ken McKay homes and we are thrilled with the end result. Being first home builders we were cautious when buying our block of land and had questions we needed answered from someone in the building game. ...
Chris & Kate, Salisbury 2015 - Read more

Rodney and I would like to thank you for all your hard work, excellent workmanship and professionalism while building our investment property at Warner.As you are aware we have only built once before, approximately three years ago and it was an ab...
Leanne Banks - Read more

I recently had the roof line extended to the back deck so it could be enclosed with shutters to give privacy and protection from the sun.

Ken McKay was hired by us to do the job. I found him to be very thorough and honest in his work. He kep...
Mr Andrew Carter - Read more

Unbelievable result. We are so happy with the attention to detail and professionalism you guys have shown. And we want to thank you for getting the kitchen up and running by today, even with all the extra help that you did not need to do i.e. the ...
Kate - Read more

I asked Ken to repair my daughters room due to termite damage in three locations. I gave Ken my house key because I could not be at home due to work commitments. Ken repaired my walls and then coordinated with a painter to come and paint the new...
Sandie O'Reilly - Read more

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