DECEMBER 2013 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 43)
Subject: DECEMBER 2013 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 43)
Send date: 2013-12-01
DECEMBER 2013 ISSUE 43
IN THE PIPELINE: WE’RE ABOUT TO LAUNCHBy Nicole Kow
Almost more than a year and a half ago, Brian and Jude casually brought up the idea of creating a book. At that time Nic & Wes Builders was just about heading into our 10th year. Seeing that this major milestone was coming up, taking concrete steps into bringing a book to life seemed ideal and thus began the journey.
It began with coming up with an angle and as Nic & Wes Builders is a design and build company, zooming in on the homes we had created over the years was a good place to start. When Nic & Wes Builders began in 2002, our tag line strived in “Building Homes To Be Proud Of”. Since then our very same tagline like the company itself has evolved to our now current “Designing and Building Lifestyle Homes To Be Proud Of”. In line with our tag line, we embarked on our portfolios over the past 10 years, selecting projects we felt began the evolution of Lifestyle Homes.
Being my very first book compilation, it was a daunting task to say the least. Looking through our media library of past portfolios, countless photos were picked and narrowed down while others were freshly taken thanks to the owners’ willingness and support to bring this book idea to life. While I’m more comfortable writing away then taking photos on most occasion, this journey improved both aspects tremendously.
After gathering and collecting, writing and editing, the pieces of the jigsaw began to come together as a gradual collective. “In A Decade – Lifestyle Homes By Nic & Wes Builders” in a nutshell represented the ideology and purpose of the book.
Now as we head in to the final month of 2013, a seed that stemmed an idea has now fully blossomed into a 149-page visually rich coffee-table book. A book that is not just filled with photos but one that aims to inform and inspire homeowners. Creating not just a house, not just a home but a Lifestyle Home no longer needs to be intimidating instead but a creative journey.
This month, Nic & Wes Builders will finally be launching our very first book “In A Decade – Lifestyle Homes By Nic & Wes Builders”. A book that caters to those looking for an inspiration guide to home building, those who want to understand more about taking the design & build route, or those who just love looking at beautiful homes. “In A Decade – Lifestyle Homes By Nic & Wes Builders” will be available for purchase starting from the second week of December 2013 on our website www.nicnwes.com.
IN MY OPINION: 2013 HIGHLIGHTS IN A SNAPBy Brian Kow
This would be the last post for 2013 which is an eventful year to close. Highlights for this year :
* We ventured into building with light weight technology ie steel structure and solid dry walls, which gave us a good insight into the prospects of using alternative materials.
* Solar Powered home - Will energy prices keep moving up or down? Well one way to hedge against the fluctuations is to power your home with Photovoltaic Cells for consistency and the prices have fallen tremendously. Been there, done that.
* In the midst of completion, a four storey home in 10 months c/w pool and culvert together with a suspended driveway.
* Book launch - Our own coffee table edition of Lifestyle Homes by Nic & Wes.
* Offering the Lifestyle Home Experience for smaller projects.
With that I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
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