New homes built today have to meet the compulsory 6 star energy efficiency rating, and of course, the requirements demanded by potential exposure to cyclonic winds. There is also a very real interest in sustainability.
But that doesn’t have to mean prohibitive costs, weird roof lines and water-less toilets!
As you’ll discover when it comes…Read More→
When you set out on the journey to building or buying a house, the first place many people start is at an online loan calculator. You might think online loan calculators are a good place to start to determine how much money you may be able to borrow from a bank or lender, but…Read More→
Every home built in Queensland is required to have building insurance lodged with the Queensland Building Services Authority (QBCC*) prior to commencement of construction.
Council Plans & Specifications
Before construction can commence on your home a full set of drawings of the home has to be prepared and submitted to certifiers for Building Approval. No work can commence without the building approval. The cost of preparing these drawings is included in the quoted price.
In addition to the building approval, we…Read More→
Soil type is a vitally important consideration when building a house. The type of soil you build on can have detrimental structural affects many years after the house is built unless allowances are made for it during planning.
In short, no you can not take plans from one builder to another.
If a builder, architect or drafting company have drawn up a floor plan or house plans for you, they own the copyright in the designs. The practice of taking one builder’s house design/s to another company for quoting/building is illegal in Australia and can…Read More→
You could buy an existing home and renovate instead of building a new home, but before you do, give some thought to the following points:
61% of used homes aged over 20 years required a major renovation to major amenities such as kitchens and bathrooms. The average bathroom renovation spend is between $10,000-$16,500 The average…Read More→
We’ve put together a short checklist of questions to ask builders, so that you can find the right builder to build your new home.
Does Your Builder Offer What You Are Looking For? Can they offer you the building type you are after, in the location of your choice? What are their designing and building…Read More→
Building a home can be a confusing and conflicting time, so how do you actually know what you are really getting when reviewing builder quotes? How do you ensure you are comparing “apples with apples”?