So you are considering taking the plunge and becoming an owner builder. There are many challenges ahead, however, with the right attitude, tools and knowledge you can rise to the challenge. Here are some of the things to consider for a successful build.
The completion of a new home can be a stressful and anxiety experience. That is the price you pay for making your dream come true, unfortunately. It may take up to a year or longer for the builders and other contractors to down tools. ???????
The question of whether to choose a council or private certifier is one that troubles many new home owners. Both can perform the same services but it is how they go about the job that separates the two.
Going green is no longer simply a preference; it has become a matter of conscience. It is no secret that human activity has greatly contributed to increased levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
It is not uncommon to see homes whirlybirds. They don’t present issues when it comes to installation. The problem is, unless the property is small and doesn’t require much, you are going to need more than a fe to get the job done.
When winter hits in South Australia, there are a number of habits that will help mould settle in your home. You stop drying clothes outside, all the doors and windows are shut for the season, and the running of the humidifiers begins.
Buying or building a home is probably going to be one of the biggest purchases you make during your lifetime, so it’s important to know any inspections you have carried out, provide sound information to ensure you know exactly what you’re purchasing.
It has reached that time of year where the electricity bill starts playing on the minds of all homeowners and in particular for those that live in South Australia.
Do you get anxious at the thought of choosing flooring for your home? It’s understandable to feel apprehensive about what is a fairly large project. Getting the material, style or colour wrong could transform a space in all the wrong ways.
DIY renovation is a tricky business. If you want to take on the challenge in your home, there are effective ways to save money. You have to know how to balance what you can do with what you can’t or shouldn’t attempt on your own.
Do you find it difficult to get your house organised for the spring? It’s hard to decide where to start when there is so much to do.
Gardening in the spring time is the best way to get into a routine of maintaining your outdoor space. There are lots of tasks to take care of but, if you go about the work methodically, it won’t take as long as you may think.
With drought conditions always, a concern for Australian homeowners when the weather gets hotter, saving water is on everyone’s mind.
If there is one thing that’s for sure, it’s that renovation is a long and laborious task. There isn’t much you can do to cut corners if you want the job done right, which means paying a professional.
Have you always assumed that your yard is too small for a veggie patch? If you are like the thousands of other South Australian homeowners who don’t have much space to work with, a veggie garden probably feels like a pipedream.
Choosing the right AC system for your home will make a huge difference to how much you pay in energy costs. The size and shape of the home is an important factor, here is some information about AC system types and how each system works.
While you do have the option of speaking to Consumer and Business Services (CBS) over a building dispute, it is always preferable to address the issue with the tradesperson directly first
Building codes are in place to ensure new and existing builds meet the appropriate standards of quality and safety. When it comes to key aspects such as waterproofing, however, it’s worth exceeding the minimum requirements of the code in order to achieve
If you’re thinking about building a new home, it’s understandable that you would want your builder to work with highly skilled professionals in order to ensure every phase of your new home building is completed to a high standard.
If you are new to owning a pool or have had a bad experience in the past, it pays to know how to carry out proper maintenance on your pool in the off season.
One of the biggest areas of concern when commissioning or constructing a new residential property is avoiding (and if necessary dealing with) new home building defects. Where does responsibility lie, if something is not to the standard required?
Fire pits can be an amazing addition to any garden, and can warm up your outdoor entertaining area during chilly nights. Not only do they bring a physical and visual warmth to your home, they can also be a beautiful focal point in your backyard.
Houspect Building Inspections was set up to help the home buyer make right purchase decisions by providing important information on defects and repair costs. However, if you are a do it yourself purchaser, heres a pre-purchase building inspection check
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