Project Management

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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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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October TILT eMag

“Build a team that you trust – back them to work well together.” These are just some of the words of wisdom shared this month by guest contributor Vicky Grosser; a Carbon Manager with a commitment for sustaining all life through First Nations led care of country. Somehow Vicky found herself on a small house…

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Jargon busting: Paint Terminology

When it comes to different paint types, be aware of the differences as the type of paint will affect the finish: ACRYLIC PAINT is water based, synthetic and tends to dry quickly. It is also much easier to clean out of brushes and rollers. Other benefits are the low odour and the fact they are…

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What is electronic conveyancing and how does it change things?

The process of conveyancing in Australia has not changed much in the past 100 years! Mountains of paper, inefficient and manual processes – closer to Dickensian practices than the millennial age in which we live today. In the dark ages ie when settlements are in paper, parties gather at a pre-arranged time and place (usually…

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What your builder is looking for from you

Hey BIC team!   Love what you are doing here. I thought I’d drop a line of support and outline what I, as a builder, am looking for from a client to ensure that each project goes well.   1. Engaged Clients The better each client understands their project and what they are trying to…

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Building contracts basics: Part 2

This series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and some of the choices you will need to make when entering into a building contract, and how those choices affect what will happen on your build. This is the second in our series and looks at how…

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5 questions to ask your council

So you have decided to take a leap into property development. Whether it is a property you already own or you are looking for the perfect plot to get you started, there are a few key things to ask yourself and your local council before jumping in and signing on the bottom line.   1.…

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My Tiny House: from dream to reality

I first saw the concept of Tiny Houses on a TV commercial about 3.5 years ago and fell in love with the concept. The idea of building something of your own designed completely for you by you, no mortgage and to possibly live off the grid and away from the hustle and bustle of the…

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5 Essentials when negotiating with a Building Designer or Architect

Print, Click & Keep Once you have chosen your preferred architect, design consultant or technical draughtsperson, get an agreement in place before doing anything further. The agreement or contract should set out a number of essential items. Take a look at our handy template to use as a guide when negotiating with a Building Designer…

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