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  • build

    10 Ways to Make Your Build Easier

    7 Jul, 2018
    The process of building a home can become incredibly complex, with a multitude of factors to consider and decisions to make. The reality is, there are way more than ten ways to make a build easier, however, these ten tips will help you navigate the pr
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  • new build

    Regularly Forgotten and Unknown Things Before a New Build

    25 Jun, 2018
    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. It is often said that it’s the little things that matter. Wh
  • floor plan

    How to Make a Floor Plan Work for Your Block

    5 Jun, 2018
    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
  • Recycled Building Materials

    Best Places to Source Recycled Building Materials

    24 May, 2018
    If you are working with a tight budget or simply want to save on your building costs, quality recyclable materials are a money saver that also help the environment. So long as the sourced material meets New South Wales building standards, there are no
  • DIY

    What to DIY and What Not to DIY!

    17 May, 2018
    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. Some DIY projects pose a risk to both life a
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  • fire safety

    Fire Safety Around the Home in Winter

    28 Apr, 2018
    The colder months can result in multiple scenarios where there is a risk of fire breaking out in or around your home. There are a few factors to consider when thinking about fire safety around your home in winter. It is important to remember that ther
  • Caring for Wooden Decks

    27 Apr, 2018
    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. Although, if you fail to take proper care of it, yo
  • winter

    Preparing Your Home for Winter

    11 Apr, 2018
    Humans aren’t exactly bears but it does us a world of good to set up our nest for the winter months. There are a number of areas of your home where you can make simple c
  • solar

    Solar Options Available

    27 Mar, 2018
    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. The quality of panels and complexity of connections is what
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  • veggie patches

    Veggie Patches: What’s in Season

    22 Mar, 2018
    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 and there’s nothing better than having