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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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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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 your home, a new home on a new block, or a large commercial...

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Not ready to rebuild just yet? 9 things you can do right now

If you’re planning to do a knock down rebuild of your current house at some point in the future, you may think there’s nothing to be done right now. However, there are a number of steps you can take to prepare – and some of them are a whole lot of fun! Get yourself on...

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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 building industry in general), and we urge Canberrans who are planning...

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Jenny’s story

It’s official…2017 has begun, and we’re really excited at Rosin Bros. Over the last 20 years we have worked with some amazing people, and helped many Canberrans achieve their dream of a brand new home. As we look forward to working with an array of new clients this...

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Where do all the builders go over Christmas?

If you’re in the middle of a build, it can feel a little disconcerting when the work just stops. And this is often the case over the Christmas/New Year period. It is typical for the building industry to slow down in Canberra from the week prior to Christmas all the...

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