The 3 C’s to help you choose a builder

“We need to have some major works done on our property, but how do we know which builder to choose?” There is no question that for major building works you will need a team of professionals to get the job done. After all there are important legal and safety aspects to consider, not to mention the…

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June edition of TILT eMag out now

Hello Winter! Hello TILT! With June, July and August traditionally the coldest months in Australia many of us rush out to find new heating solutions for our homes, with perhaps a little regret not having insulated quite as effectively as we should have! Having recently exhibited at the HIA Sydney Home Show, we saw first-hand…

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Progress claims in domestic building

Major domestic building contracts – progress claims by Colleen May, General Manager – May Constructions. This information is purely general in nature and is provided as a guide only. From August 1, 2017 the Domestic Building Contracts Regulations 2017 was introduced and brought with it some changes to the way in which builders contract their…

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What your door says about your home

Classic or Modern? What your entry door says about your home. There is a lot to consider when building or renovating your home and one of the most important decisions to make is about style. And of the numerous design elements that can influence the overall look and feel of your home, your entry door…

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10 Questions to ask your tradie

10 Questions to ask your tradie before you say “YES”! How do you know if the tradesperson who shows up on your front door or calls you back, is the right person for the job? How can you tell the good from the bad?  Should you simply be grateful that they showed up and claim…

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Defining and developing your design

Getting the most from the design process and maintaining your design intent by Alison McKechnie, Senior Lecturer – Design Management, University of Melbourne. Designing or renovating your home is a deeply personal endeavour that can, at times, be highly stressful and extremely challenging. It is important to understand that the design will go through a…

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Why are you renovating?

Why are you renovating? Contributed by Melanie Van Kuyk, Founder + Creative Director at Home By Lumi. Like any renovation; at its surface this question seems straightforward enough – but until you delve a little deeper and start to expose some of the underlying uncertainties you can’t truly know what is involved unless you are completely…

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How to find a tradie

Welcome to the world of online sourcing You have just discovered your toilet is leaking, the kitchen tap needs fixing, the backyard decking needs a revamp or perhaps it’s time to put up that new carport?  Oh, and those trees needs some serious trimming while we are at it! Until not so long ago other…

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Female property developers

As a young female leading a property development company, in a male dominated industry, I am passionate about encouraging other women to step into their power. I work for View Bank Homes a family owned and operated business, started by my parents in the nineties. We develop land and build housing estates predominately in Melbourne’s…

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Renovating? Be asbestos aware!

Many of us enjoy home renovating – taking what’s old and tired and giving it a new lease on life, but not all of us are aware of a silent and potentially deadly risk… asbestos. A naturally occurring fibrous mineral, asbestos was used extensively in Australia from the mid-1940’s to the late 80’s. Its versatility…

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