Is Your Builder Cutting Corners?

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’s it like to be an owner builder?

What’s it like to be an owner builder?

Have you ever thought about building your own house? Not physically laying the brickwork or connecting the gas and plumbing, but project managing the process without the help of a licensed builder? It can be done, and it’s called “Owner Builder”. An Owner Builder...

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What We Learnt From Renting a Holiday House Over Christmas

What We Learnt From Renting a Holiday House Over Christmas

If you’ve been lucky enough to get away over the Christmas break and stay in a beautiful holiday house, don’t fret now that it’s over. There’s more to take away from your holiday than happy memories and a fading tan – such as cool design concepts that can be cleverly...

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What do I need to know about planning regulations in the act?

What do I need to know about planning regulations in the act?

Put simply, there is a lot to know about planning regulations in the ACT. Building a single dwelling in Canberra requires compliance with an extensive set of rules enforced by the ACT Government. There are also a number of rules that have been developed by TCCS...

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Where do the $ go in a knock down rebuild?

Where do the $ go in a knock down rebuild?

Building a house is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, so it’s reasonable to wonder where all the money goes, and how to minimise costs if needed. In the case of a knock down rebuild, there are three significant areas that affect the...

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Top 5 tips for a successful build

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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How many builders should I be speaking to?

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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