Building

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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Building Blocks: The Modular Movement

Written by HouseLab  It is incredible to think that over 50 percent of homes built in Sweden and Finland are now prefabricated modular dwellings. Traditionally, we look to the Nordic countries for aesthetic inspiration and this new way of building is taking hold here in Australia, with the time and costs saving generated by building off-site…

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How to pay your home off faster

Who wouldn’t want to pay their home off faster? Everyone can do it at any point!  What gets in the way is lack of knowledge or understanding and then action. I am going to show you a few easily actioned ways to pay your home off faster by having your money work for you. Do you know…

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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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Why a geotechnical report is a good idea

What is geotechnical work? Not quite geology and not quite geo-engineering, nor structural engineering. Think of it a little like a less exciting version of the hit TV show, CSI. However, rather than gruesome crimes scenes, we examine your potential building site to figure out your design, based on the following sub fields of geology;…

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Building Contract Basics: Part 3

This is the third in our series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work. This article will deal with payment mechanisms in your building contract. In entering into any building contract, you should determine what payments you will need to make, and when.  You will need to…

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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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