Renovating

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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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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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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