How to get a loan for a knock down rebuild

The dream is there – you can already picture your beautiful new house on your favourite block of land. All you need to do is knock down that rickety old structure that’s sitting in its place to make room for the modern home you’ve always wanted. But…can you afford it?...

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How many builders should I be speaking to?

You’ve decided to build a house. You’re ready, you’re excited, and you’ve already started on the design. There’s just one more thing you need to do before you can start…find the perfect builder! For those who already have a builder in mind because they know them, or...

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Is House Rules Realistic?

House Rules and The Block are hugely popular reality TV series inspiring millions of Australians to renovate and re-design their homes. Contestants on House Rules have 7 days to completely renovate run-down homes, with the ultimate prize being a paid-for mortgage....

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Top 5 tips for a successful build

Planning to build a new home can feel somewhat overwhelming, with a great deal of uncertainty as to whether everything will turn out exactly the way you envision it. As custom home builders for over 20 years, we have definitely formed strong opinions on what it takes...

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Beautiful house designs from the HIA Finals

Last year, we were honoured to win the Custom Built Home of the Year award (in the 750-900k category, and across all price categories) at the HIA-CSR ACT & Southern NSW Housing Awards. This meant that we were automatically accepted as finalists in the national HIA...

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Is Your Builder Cutting Corners?

According to a recent article in the Canberra Times, complaints about building and planning in the ACT are up 40% compared to this time last year. When it comes to builders, the most common logged complaints include: concerns that building works are not compliant; the...

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What You Missed at our Free Building Information Night

A couple of weeks ago, Rosin Bros held a free Building Information Session at the Master Builders Association ACT centre in Fyshwick. It was lovely to see so many people turn up, excited to glean some inside information into planning and building a new home, doing a...

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What is a Building Covenant and Why Should You Care?

When you’re embarking on a new home build, the sheer volume of regulations can feel a little overwhelming. Obtaining Development Application (DA) approval already requires your building designer to comply with an extensive set of rules concerning the size of your home...

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