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Beautiful house designs from the HIA Finals

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...

It’s Time for a Change!

It’s Time for a Change!

September marks the beginning of a new season – one where we can finally look forward to the end of a (freezing!) cold winter, climb out of hibernation and enjoy the beauty of a Canberra spring. As...

How much do you charge per square metre?

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...

Asbestos in our homes: Making them safe

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...

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

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...

What you need to know about building contracts

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...

Are you protected by a building code of conduct?

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...

DA approval for a knock down rebuild in Canberra

DA approval for a knock down rebuild in Canberra

A Development Application (or DA) is an official request for permission to carry out a development. A development includes changes to anything from an existing driveway, to a knock down rebuild of...

Our secret weapon for building

Our secret weapon for building

You may have enjoyed our last blog post ‘Jenny’s Story’, which shared the story of a woman we met recently and her horror building experience. Unfortunately this is not uncommon in Canberra (or the...