How much do you charge per square metre?

We often get asked, "How much do you charge per square metre?" And though the question of cost is reasonable, the assumption that a generic cost can be applied to every house build is not. At least not with a custom home build. Some builders offer standard...

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Asbestos in our homes: Making them safe

In our last blog, we talked about the history of asbestos in the ACT. This week, we want to share with you a few tips on what to do if you find (or suspect) asbestos in your house. We’ll also cover what happens to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure during a knock...

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Asbestos in our homes: What do I need to know?

If your house was built before 1987, there’s a high likelihood that it has asbestos in it. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre that was once revered for its versatility as a building and manufacturing product, mainly due to the fact that it is flexible,...

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What you need to know about building contracts

Your building contract is the single most important document you will sign when building your new home. Not only does it lay out the specifications of the home the builder has agreed to build for you, and the inclusions that form the basis of the price you will pay,...

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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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Are you protected by a building code of conduct?

People often wonder whether builders are governed by a “Building Code of Conduct”. Mandated standards of conduct exist for a number of industries, such as medical, real estate, food services, and banking. And although builders and developers are required to abide by...

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What are my rights when my neighbour is building?

Life is good. You love your house, your street, and your suburb. You’re used to the way things look, and you’d be happy if everything stayed just as it is, forever. Then one day you come home from work and there it is…a fence around your neighbour’s house with a big...

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