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The big wide world of home + property podcasts

If you are already a fan of podcasts, it will come as no surprise to you to learn that there are over 660,000 different podcast shows available to choose from. That’s about 28 million episodes with content in more than 100 languages! Whether it’s for inspiration, convenience, education or simply fun, there is plenty to…

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TILT | March 2019

More Powerful Together As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, we can’t help but reflect on how far we have come, and yet how much still needs to be done to achieve true gender equity. The United Nation Women’s global theme for the 2019 celebrations is “Think equal, build smart, innovate…

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Property Investment Strategy

Which is a better Property Investment Strategy – Negative Gearing or Positive Gearing? By Melinda Jennison, Buyers Agent and Property Investment Advisor at Steamline Property Buyers   There are two main types of property investors, and their different strategies at the time of purchasing an investment, usually results in either negative gearing or positive gearing…

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Boiling it down: The ultimate downsizer kitchen

It is standard practice in Europe that apartments come complete with quality kitchens, and given the increasing popularity in downsizing from the family home to an inner-city apartment, the kitchen is becoming one of the main focal points in design. The scenario is simple and for some familiar – the children have grown up and…

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Mood boards: your new best friend

Whether you’re building or renovating a mood board is a fantastic place to start collating your ideas. A mood board helps you to focus and keep on track, it’s also a useful tool for conveying your ideas and helping others to see your vision for the project. Designers, architects and colour consultants will be delighted…

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Deciphering builders quotes

Deciphering builders quotes can feel like you’re reading a document written in another language, especially when you’re comparing apples with oranges. The key is making sure you understand all the jargon in the quote. Don’t be to be too proud or shy to ask if you do not understand what something means. If you still…

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How much paint will I need?

Have you ever been almost done with painting a room, only to find that you have run out of paint? You know that feeling when you have to race off to the shops (looking your best in your “painting” clothes), leaving paint brushes and trays strategically placed so you can take up where you left…

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TILT | February 2019

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? How is it going? A huge congratulations if you are still sticking to them and on track. If not, don’t be too hard on yourself; you are not alone. Studies show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals! How long did you last?…

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How to make the most of your Toolkit

You finally sprung into action and managed to get hold of a Build in Common Toolkit. Now what? Here are 6 easy tips on how to get the most out of your investment:   As a start, read through the key sections of the Toolkit to understand the major stages you will be working through.…

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5 hints for project success

As a Co-founder and CEO of a commercial construction company, I am often asked what it is that the Rodine team does that ensures continued successful delivery of a project. We consider a successful project to be one that is built on time, to budget and with a client who is happy with the end…

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