Tips to Get Your Building Project Approved

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If you have a building project that you have in mind, you might be concerned about whether or not you are going to be able to get your building project approved by your local government. This is a big concern for many people who are building commercial structures, industrial facilities or even homes, but there are things that you can do to increase your chances of having your building project approved.

23 April 2021

Is Your Basement Waterproofed?

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Basements are becoming more and more popular across Australia as people recognise their benefits not just as extra living space, but also as storage space and a foundational support for the home. They can also help insulate the house during summer, keeping it cooler than it otherwise would be. The only problem is that because basements are so low, they can often be affected by dampness from water, both from your home and water that naturally occurs after a rainstorm.

25 January 2021

Three Reasons Why Home Extensions Are Better Than Building Or Buying A New House

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Australians are compulsive new home-buyers and builders, and it is not unusual for someone to go through several houses during their adult life. Of course, all these changes have costs associated with them, and these can often leave people in a bit of financial strife. That is why more and more Australians are turning to home extensions rather than swapping homes entirely. If you have the itch to move again, here are a few reasons why you should reconsider home extensions instead of a much bigger financial strain.

25 January 2021

Commercial Building Design Tips

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Design is an essential aspect of commercial building construction. Unique designs and state-of-the-art amenities make your building attractive to renters. Besides, they will be ready to pay more rent. Read this guide for some commercial building design tips.  Choosing a Building Material Several factors will come into play when choosing a building material. For instance, bricks and concrete have a high thermal mass. As such, they are ideal for cold climates.

9 December 2020

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing External Cladding

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External wall cladding is essential to protect homes from harsh weather conditions, improve the appearance of the building and make the home more comfortable. There are many types of cladding available, including tiles, timber, stucco and fibre sheets. Here are a few key factors you should consider when choosing a type of cladding for your home. 1. Protection The main purpose of external wall cladding is to protect the walls of your home from harsh weather conditions, which may include heavy rain, storms, hail, snow, extreme cold and extreme heat.

10 November 2020

Why You Should Choose Timber for Your New Home Construction

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If you are having a new home built from scratch and want to make sure that it is finished as soon as possible, you should have a close look at timber frame construction. You'll be able to choose from a variety of different construction methods, but for maximum efficiency, you should think about a structural frame approach. What are the advantages of this solution? Prefabrication Once you have decided on the configuration and your architects have finished with their calculations, contractors can get to work on the frame itself.

6 October 2020

How And Why An Easement Could Change Your Life For The Better

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When it comes to upgrading your property, not many people are familiar with laws and processes relating to land divisions. It is quite a niche area of law, so that is not surprising, but there are several useful processes that can make life a lot easier for those who know what to look for. One such land division law relates to easements. Easements can be the solution to many tricky problems you never even realised you had, but they can also be quite complicated procedures that need the help of experts in land division law to establish.

28 August 2020

Land Subdivision Tips

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Land subdivision is a suitable venture for people who want to invest in the real estate business. Below is a short guide on the land subdivision process.  Start With A Market Survey A market survey will help you determine the profitability of the venture. Typically, you should examine the following:  What is the current demand for land in the area? Check the price of plots to know whether you will get value for your money.

7 August 2020

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Concrete Sealing on Your Concrete Driveway

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Most homeowners like concrete because it offers durability. However, to avoid cracks, deterioration, staining and other forms of damage, you need to invest in concrete sealing by a qualified concrete sealing contractor. Concrete seals act as a barrier between your concrete driveway and elements like snow, ice, grease and dirt. While concrete requires little maintenance, sealing every few years will maintain high quality while preventing water retention.  Here are 5 reasons why you should invest in concrete sealing.

13 July 2020

How Home Builder Warranty Insurance Gives You Peace of Mind

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If you want to build your own home and have no experience of this level of build, then you have to rely on the home builder you hire to do the job. As you shortlist builders, it's important to make sure that they have the skills and experience you need. It's also important to ensure that they have a home builder warranty insurance policy in place. This coverage gives you extra protection in the event that something goes wrong.

9 June 2020