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Read Article: What to consider if you're an owner builder

What to consider if you're an owner builder

So you are considering taking the plunge and becoming an owner builder. There are many challenges ahead, however, with the right attitude, tools and knowledge you can rise to the challenge. Here are some of the things to consider for a successful build. 

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Read Article: Pre Handover vs Post Handover Inspections

Pre Handover vs Post Handover Inspections

The completion of a new home can be a stressful and anxiety experience. That is the price you pay for making your dream come true, unfortunately. It may take up to a year or longer for the builders and other contractors to down tools. ???????

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Read Article: Building Certification

Building Certification

The question of whether to choose a council or private certifier is one that troubles many new home owners. Both can perform the same services but it is how they go about the job that separates the two.

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Read Article: CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING FOR YOUR HOME

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING FOR YOUR HOME

If you are thinking of changing your floors, the good news is there are plenty of choices. The problem is, knowing whether those choices are suitable for your needs

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Read Article: ASBESTOS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ITS REMOVAL

ASBESTOS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ITS REMOVAL

If you want to remove asbestos yourself, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, DIY removal is only permitted in New South Wales when dealing with a maximum of 10 square metres of bonded asbestos.

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Read Article: EASY TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A NEW HOME

EASY TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A NEW HOME

Building a new home can be an exciting but at times, stressful experience. Whilst your builder has built many new homes and knows the process inside out, in most cases, it’s a relatively new experience for any home owner. 

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Read Article: RENOVATIONS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

RENOVATIONS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

When renovating or building in New South Wales there are certain building regulations with which your project must comply. To avoid unnecessary stress, it is important to ensure you acquire all the relevant approvals for your build or renovations. 

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Read Article: Going Green - Top 10 Tips for Eco Living

Going Green - Top 10 Tips for Eco Living

Going green is no longer simply a preference; it has become a matter of conscience. It is no secret that human activity has greatly contributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

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Read Article: Cork Flooring - 4 Reasons to Love It!

Cork Flooring - 4 Reasons to Love It!

It is no surprise that cork flooring is emerging as a popular choice in Australia. Better manufacturing techniques and technologies have lead to greater applications in flooring. Cork as a flooring material has long suffered from being limited in style an

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Read Article: The ABC's of a Builders Contract in NSW

The ABC's of a Builders Contract in NSW

Before you even begin building a home or completing a renovation in New South Wales, you have the builder’s contract to contend with. According to the Home Building Act 1989, you may need a building contract depending on what’s involved in your project

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Read Article: THE ECONOMICAL ADVANTAGES OF A SOLAR ROOF EXHAUST VENTILATION SYSTEM

THE ECONOMICAL ADVANTAGES OF A SOLAR ROOF EXHAUST VENTILATION SYSTEM

It is not uncommon to see homes whirlybirds. They don’t present issues when it comes to installation. The problem is, unless the property is small and doesn’t require much, you are going to need more than a fe to get the job done.

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Read Article: Preventing Mould Once Winter Hits

Preventing Mould Once Winter Hits

When winter hits in South Australia, there are a number of habits that will help mould settle in your home. You stop drying clothes outside, all the doors and windows are shut for the season, and the running of the humidifiers begins.

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Read Article: The Tender Process

The Tender Process

When deciding to build a new home, it’s an exciting but expensive process. Once you’ve selected your builder and the design you want to build, you’ll go through the tender process. This gives you formal pricing for your new home, including any upgrades yo

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Read Article: Building Inspections: An unregulated industry, what does this mean for you?

Building Inspections: An unregulated industry, what does this mean for you?

Just like your Accountant or Doctor works in a regulated industry, you would expect the same from the inspector carrying out an inspection on your new home you’re buying or building, right?

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Read Article: Not All Building Inspectors Are The Same

Not All Building Inspectors Are The Same

Buying or building a home is probably going to be one of the biggest purchases you make during your lifetime, so it’s important to know any inspections you have carried out, provide sound information to ensure you know exactly what you’re purchasing. 

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Read Article: How to Minimise Your Electricity Bill

How to Minimise Your Electricity Bill

It has reached that time of year where the electricity bill starts playing on the minds of all homeowners and in particular for those that live in South Australia.

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Read Article: Flooring to Suit Your Lifestyle

Flooring to Suit Your Lifestyle

Do you get anxious at the thought of choosing flooring for your home? It’s understandable to feel apprehensive about what is a fairly large project. Getting the material, style or colour wrong could transform a space in all the wrong ways.

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Read Article: Deciding which upgrades are worth it

Deciding which upgrades are worth it

Have you thought about value-added upgrades for your new build or renovation? One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is treating added features as an afterthought; or, things to consider once the build is complete.

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Read Article: Versatility of a Mud Room

Versatility of a Mud Room

Has the idea of building a mudroom being playing on your mind? Mudrooms are typically used as an additional entry way to the home where backpacks, sports gear and other assorted items are stored away from the main property.

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Read Article: Preparing for a new home colour and fixture appointment.

Preparing for a new home colour and fixture appointment.

When you are choosing materials for your home, preparing for a new colour and fixture appointment is the first logical step. You are going to discuss your vision for the build or renovation with experts.


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