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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: 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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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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