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Read Article: Building, Renovating or Buying a newly built or renovated home in WA - Critical Insurance Information

Building, Renovating or Buying a newly built or renovated home in WA - Critical Insurance Information

If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken (a WA Registered Builder is required) the Act requires that a builder take out home indemnity insurance in the name of the owner before accepting payment or commencing work.

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Read Article: Butler’s pantry – the solution to open plan kitchens

Butler’s pantry – the solution to open plan kitchens

You may be preparing to design a new kitchen and considering the most effective layout. Once a separate space, kitchens were designed to be functional, nowadays the focus is on open-plan living making the kitchen an integral part of the design plan

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Read Article: Giving Your Home Curb Appeal Without Breaking the Bank

Giving Your Home Curb Appeal Without Breaking the Bank

Curb appeal is the catchphrase you will hear most often when selling a home. The term is often associated with spending money to make a property look more appealing to potential buyers.

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Read Article: 10 Ways to Make Your Build Easier

10 Ways to Make Your Build Easier

Building a home can become complex, with a multitude of factors to consider. The reality is, there are more than ten ways to make a build easier, however, these tips will help you navigate the process and help you achieve your dream home.

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Read Article: Important Considerations when Buying WA Strata Units off the Plan

Important Considerations when Buying WA Strata Units off the Plan

The number of WA strata complexes being developed in the Perth metropolitan area has exploded over the last 10 years. Unlike building a standalone residential property there are some significant differences that need to be considered, especially in large

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Read Article: WA Government Warns of Some Shady Plumbing Practices

WA Government Warns of Some Shady Plumbing Practices

The WA Government has recently issued a number of warnings to both the industry and consumers in regard to the practices of some unsavoury WA Plumbers.

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Read Article: How to Handle a Building Dispute in SA

How to Handle a Building Dispute in SA

While you do have the option of speaking to Consumer and Business Services (CBS) over a building dispute, it is always preferable to address the issue with the tradesperson directly first

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Read Article: What is Happening to Our White Set Render Walls in New WA Homes?

What is Happening to Our White Set Render Walls in New WA Homes?

For many years now there has been a large number of consumer complaints about the white set render on masonry walls in WA homes including on occasion, the plaster being soft, crumbly or cracking easily.

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Read Article:  WA Home Renovations – Important Information for Home Owners Embarking on Renovations

WA Home Renovations – Important Information for Home Owners Embarking on Renovations

Property renovations genenrally go one of two ways, really good or really bad. When they go bad ..... In WA there are some safety nets but property owners must help themselves prior to the project starting .

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Read Article: Regularly Forgotten and Unknown Things Before a New Build

Regularly Forgotten and Unknown Things Before a New Build

You’re building a house: this is your opportunity to make one of the greatest investments of your life, whether you intend on retiring in your new home or eventually selling at a profit.

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Read Article: How to Make a Floor Plan Work for Your Block

How to Make a Floor Plan Work for Your Block

Whether you like it or not, you can’t just drop your dream home on any block and hope that it works. There are so many factors to consider that it takes multiple different construction professionals working together to make an impactful home design a real

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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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