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Posts Tagged ‘Development’

TILT April eMag: The upside to the downturn

April 2019 TILT edition available here   Much is being said in the media about the sharp downturn of the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, with doom and gloom having a field day when it comes to housing price forecasts. But remember that it really depends on which market you are looking at. Your perspective…

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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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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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20 Building and Home Shows in 2019

New trends, recent innovations and new products mean more choices! If you are planning a renovation or building project this year, you may want to consider visiting one of the many home and building exhibitions that are being offered around Australia in 2019. These events are always a great way to: 1.     Learn about trends…

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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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