Property

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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The lowdown on landscaping

We asked the team at Tim Davies Landscaping for the landscaping lowdown and answers to their most commonly asked questions.   What are the top considerations when planning a new garden or outdoor feature area? The first consideration is budget, how much are you willing to spend on this project? This will obviously impact the…

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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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Secondary builds: the why and the how

How did a tall, young man building designer, and an older, short woman come to design and build a small home of 35sq meters, with a dynamic Geelong team of tradies and builder? When Dan Procházka came to live in my 3 bedroom house in Geelong, while he completed his final year at Deakin Uni…

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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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TILT Spring edition out now

With Father’s Day celebrations behind us, let’s draw a deep breath and exhale slowly as we face the fact that there are only 16 weeks to go until Christmas! Why is it that time seems to fly past for yet another Christmas or birthday, yet when it comes to building and major renovations, progress often…

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The recipe of a well thought out design

Two beef paddies’, lettuce, onion, mayo on a sesame seed bun – a relatively small number of ingredients comprising what is probably one of the most popular burgers throughout history. Is it these individual ingredients we think of when we give into our cravings? No, we want a burger, (maybe some fries and a milkshake…

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