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Read Article: Top Building Tips to Assist with Ventilation and Air Flow

Top Building Tips to Assist with Ventilation and Air Flow

Ventilation is one of the most important features of any home. If it is ineffective you can look forward to paying huge energy bills while still enduring the scorching heat from the Australian weather.

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Read Article: Standards and Tolerances. What’s reasonable when building?

Standards and Tolerances. What’s reasonable when building?

There are a lot of different aspects involved in new home construction, and each aspect must meet standards set forth by State and Territory regulatory agencies.

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Read Article: Skylights - Creating space and light 

Skylights - Creating space and light 

Most people see sky lights as feature pieces or the answer to better lighting in awkwardly designed rooms. However, sky lights provide solutions to two other problems that are common in homes. They can significantly improve ventilation and change the perc

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Read Article: Building a new home? Our top tips!

Building a new home? Our top tips!

Building a new home?  Here’s some of our top tips! 

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Read Article: Veggie Patches for Small Yards

Veggie Patches for Small Yards

With Summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to find your inner green thumb and revamp your garden so you can sit back, relax and enjoy Summer.

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Read Article: Smart Wiring – Cost vs Convenience

Smart Wiring – Cost vs Convenience

Smart wiring sounds like a great idea in theory, but how cost effective is it in practice? There are a number of factors to consider outside of installing this wiring system in your home.

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Read Article: What’s the Perfect Tile – Terracotta or Porcelain?

What’s the Perfect Tile – Terracotta or Porcelain?

When building, or renovating a home, there is many options available when it comes to the furnishings of your new home. Whilst timber is a popular choice amongst homeowners, tiles of many kinds are also popular due to their durability and ease of cleaning

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Read Article: When and Why You Should Consider Double Glazing

When and Why You Should Consider Double Glazing

When you think of energy efficiency and comfort, the type of windows in your home come to mind? If not, you may be overlooking a crucial factor of energy conservation. For many Australian homeowners, the appeal of double glazing lies in its increased insu

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Read Article: Water Hammer: What is it?–How does it Happen?

Water Hammer: What is it?–How does it Happen?

If your taps are make strange sounds when turned on, it’s probably not a poltergeist haunting. The most likely cause is an issue called hydraulic shock, which is more commonly known as water hammer.

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Read Article: Smoke Detectors / Alarms – It’s the Law

Smoke Detectors / Alarms – It’s the Law

Having smoke detectors in your home will act as a potentially lifesaving warning system. Without smoke alarms you run the risk of not giving you and your family enough time to escape in the event of a fire.

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Read Article: New Homes – Lock Up Inspection - Staged Construction Inspections in WA

New Homes – Lock Up Inspection - Staged Construction Inspections in WA

If you are building a new home in WA another important construction inspection on the construction journey is the “Lock Up (and waterproofing)” inspection.

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Read Article:  Painting Bathroom Tiles – Affordable Renovation Option

Painting Bathroom Tiles – Affordable Renovation Option

When the cost of renovation is too much, a dash of paint can reinvent your bathroom. Painting bathroom tiles is a great way to change your decor at minimal cost. This is a DIY project you can complete without labour costs.

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Read Article: Wallpaper – Amazing Effects are Now Possible

Wallpaper – Amazing Effects are Now Possible

When new technologies come to the fore, it often opens up new possibilities for applications in multiple industries. The wallpaper industry, especially, has greatly benefited from technologies designed to bring breath taking visions to life.

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Read Article: Building on a Sloping Block

Building on a Sloping Block

A lot of homeowners avoid building on a sloping block. Doing so is a mistake. A sloping site presents the opportunity to create a beautiful home, so long as structures are secure and your landscape is properly designed.

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Read Article: Building a New Home Check Your Gutter Overflows Mechanisms

Building a New Home Check Your Gutter Overflows Mechanisms

When it rains in WA the water hits the roof, runs off the roof into the gutters, down the downpipes and into soakwells or storage tanks. But what happens when the volume of storm water is simply too great for the gutters to handle?

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Read Article: New Home Construction - Practical Completion Check List in WA - Smoke Alarms

New Home Construction - Practical Completion Check List in WA - Smoke Alarms

Did you know that the transitional Smoke Alarm rules for post 1 May 2015 approved WA residential buildings end on 1 May 2017?

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Read Article: New Homes in WA - Roof Frame Inspections

New Homes in WA - Roof Frame Inspections

New Home - Staged Construction Inspections in WA – Roof Frames If you are building a new home in WA one of the most critical inspections along the construction journey is the roof frame inspection.

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Read Article: Dilapidation Inspections - Potentially a Great Insurance Policy if you are Building a New Home

Dilapidation Inspections - Potentially a Great Insurance Policy if you are Building a New Home

If you are construction a new home and there is the potential that your demolition and or construction works may damage your neighbours houses, a dilapidation inspection may be just the answer.

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Read Article: Do It Yourself Inspection Checklist

Do It Yourself Inspection Checklist

Houspect Building Inspections was set up to help the home buyer make right purchase decisions by providing important information on defects and repair costs. However, if you are a do it yourself purchaser, heres a pre-purchase building inspection check

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Read Article: Pre Purchase Inspection - Protect your Investment - Protect Your Family

Pre Purchase Inspection - Protect your Investment - Protect Your Family

Buying a home? It's riskier than you think It's the things you can't see that are most dangerous to the value of your investment and the safety of your family!


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