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House Designs + Drone Landing Pads

Why now is the time you should talk to your architect or building designer! The drone industry is booming. You may not own a drone yourself, but you will no doubt have seen some type of drone video doing the rounds on the internet. A bit of a laugh and perhaps a good present for…

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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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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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Paint like a pro this summer

Following these tips will help you achieve a quality paint job so that when you have finished, you will have the rewarding experience of stepping back and admiring your handy work! For more handy painting tips visit dulux.com.au. When to paint The temperature of your house affects the performance of paint. The wall temperature can…

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The lighter side of living

Having a professional create the lighting of your home means more than simply selecting the right pendants, downlights and light fittings. A lighting designer considers all the details of your build – working with your architect and builder to achieve a perfectly lit result. From the quality and type of light you need for creating…

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Toolkits

1. WHAT ARE BUILD IN COMMON TOOLKITS? Our Toolkits are hard copy project guides designed to give you the practical knowledge and confidence to plan, organise and manage your building or renovation project. Our Toolkits provide all the questions you need to ask yourself AND of building professionals before and during the project cycle. No…

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HouseLab : Upload once | Find forever

Build in Common have expanded our industry partnerships by teaming up with HouseLab, a digital disrupter in the residential construction space. HouseLab have created a secure personalised online hub that will significantly reduce handover and post-handover costs as well as simplifying a homeowners’ life. A simple and elegant solution to creating a digital set of…

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Building for your future

Five years ago it seemed every second person used to say “safe as houses”, or you would hear a story at a barbecue of a couple who made hundreds of thousands with the sale of a home that they sold just two years after purchasing, adding only a lick of paint. This was the norm…

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Summer is coming : Some TLC for your air conditioning

With Summer approaching it is important to think about the cooling systems in your home whether renovating or building. It always pays to ask an expert. Here are some tips on air conditioning to keep you cool. Renovations to an existing home: I’m renovating, do I need to replace my air conditioning system? How do I…

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