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Read Article: Waterproofing

Waterproofing

Building codes are in place to ensure new and existing builds meet the appropriate standards of quality and safety. When it comes to key aspects such as waterproofing, however, it’s worth exceeding the minimum requirements of the code in order to achieve

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Read Article: Building a New Home – Does your Builder outsource Quality Assurance (QA) Inspections?

Building a New Home – Does your Builder outsource Quality Assurance (QA) Inspections?

If you’re thinking about building a new home, it’s understandable that you would want your builder to work with highly skilled professionals in order to ensure every phase of your new home building is completed to a high standard.

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Read Article: Pool Maintenance in the Off Season

Pool Maintenance in the Off Season

If you are new to owning a pool or have had a bad experience in the past, it pays to know how to carry out proper maintenance on your pool in the off season.

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Read Article: How to Gauge Acceptable Standards and Tolerances

How to Gauge Acceptable Standards and Tolerances

One of the biggest areas of concern when commissioning or constructing a new residential property is avoiding (and if necessary dealing with) new home building defects. Where does responsibility lie, if something is not to the standard required?

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Read Article: Fire Pit Fun - Things to know about fire pits

Fire Pit Fun - Things to know about fire pits

Fire pits can be an amazing addition to any garden, and can warm up your outdoor entertaining area during chilly nights. Not only do they bring a physical and visual warmth to your home, they can also be a beautiful focal point in your backyard.

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Read Article: What to DIY and What Not to DIY!

What to DIY and What Not to DIY!

When it comes to DIY it is important to know your limitations. There are certain household projects that require expertise to ensure workmanship is of a high enough standard and meets relevant safety codes.

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Read Article: Caring for Wooden Decks

Caring for Wooden Decks

As building inspectors, we regularly get called to properties which have wooden decks. Whether you’re renovating or selling your house, a well maintained wooden deck can help your property stand out.

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Read Article: Preparing your home for winter

Preparing your home for winter

There are a number of areas of your home where you can make simple changes or improvements, which will help keep you warm and happy while the sun is taking its yearly vacation.

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Read Article: Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing Your Home for Winter

There are a number of areas of your home where you can make changes or improvements, which will help keep you warm and happy while the sun is taking its yearly vacation.

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Read Article: Solar Options Available

Solar Options Available

The photovoltaic effect is what occurs when a material is able to generate electricity through contact with sunlight. Basically, it is the essential element needed to make solar panels work.

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Read Article: Veggie Patches: What’s in Season

Veggie Patches: What’s in Season

Do you like to experiment when it comes to your veggie patches? It’s always a good idea to find out what’s in season before you start planting as this will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run

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Read Article: Renovating or Extending Your Home? Think About Obtaining a Dilapidation Report

Renovating or Extending Your Home? Think About Obtaining a Dilapidation Report

Before you even begin renovating or extending your home, it’s a good idea to consult with your neighbours and discuss having a dilapidation report carried out on your properties.

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Read Article: How Stage Construction Inspections Protect Your New Home

How Stage Construction Inspections Protect Your New Home

Construction Stage Inspections. How they protect your investment and reduce your stress with a new build. Having a new home built is exciting. It can also be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly when you don’t have a working knowledge of the buildin

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Read Article: What to Look for When Buying or Building a Home Near the Beach

What to Look for When Buying or Building a Home Near the Beach

A beach front property is a dream for anyone buying a new home. If you find a site for sale that is within your budget, it is important that you carry out relevant due diligence weighing up the pros and cons of a particular location.

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Read Article: Timber Frame vs Metal Frame

Timber Frame vs Metal Frame

Timber or metal frames? It’s a choice that homeowners have to make when building. Both building materials have their pros&cons so it is important to learn the pros and cons of both timber and metal before deciding which material is a better fit for yo

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Read Article: Brick vs Cladding

Brick vs Cladding

Brick or cladding – which building material is better? The truth of the matter is, the choice largely depends on the architecture and location of your home and weighing up the pros and cons of each material.

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Read Article: Properly Insulating & Sarking Your Home

Properly Insulating & Sarking Your Home

If you want to save money on your energy bills, properly insulating your home is the way to go. There are minimum standards required for insulation; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t go the extra mile to ensure your home is fully optimized

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Read Article: Converting Your Roof Space to Storage

Converting Your Roof Space to Storage

Storage is an issue for most homeowners. If you have adequate roof space, there is no reason that you cannot use it for storage. However, storing your prized possessions in your in that area requires advanced planning to ensure that it is suitable for sto

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Read Article: How to Handle a Builder Dispute - Northern Territory

How to Handle a Builder Dispute - Northern Territory

Let’s face it, dealing with a builder when there is a dispute is never easy for a homeowner. You are at a disadvantage if you dont understand construction, building codes, or the materials used. That is why homeowners need advocates to act on their behalf

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Read Article: Bushfire Zone Standard Building Code

Bushfire Zone Standard Building Code

The BAL rating of your home determines how well protected the property and homeowner is from bushfires. When considering a new build, BAL comes into play when planning construction.


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