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Why Is Your Relationship With Your Builder So Important?

Ultimately, the builder or site manager is the person that you will talk to every single day. Since they are in charge of the day-to-day activities, they will be the ones answering your questions when you are unsure of a topic or adhering to any requests you might have. Read More…

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How Do You Avoid Budget Blow Outs?

The first step is to be honest about your budget. Many people feel they need to keep their cards close to their chest to ensure they get the best deal from their builder… Read More…

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Energy efficient home tips…

When planning to build or renovation of your home, consider the position and design. The following tips can help improve the energy efficiency and ongoing costs. Read More…

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Am I Getting Ripped Off By My Builder?

Choose a professional builder, such as HIA builders or Master Builders, so you don’t get ripped off, they will offer a written contract that clearly describes the work, materials to be used, timelines, price, responsibilities of both parties and other details as appropriate. Read More….

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Why You Can Never Trust A Square Metre Rate!

Most people base the cost of their new home on a square metre rate, and you can never, ever trust that. You’ve got to take into account the difference in designs, otherwise you’re bound to go over budget. There’s all sorts of factors that go into the cost of something other than size or square metres and when it comes to building your new custom home, this applies even more so.

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What is a Professional Builder?

A professional builder is a general building work contractor who can put your whole project together. The builder will assume complete responsibility for the work contracted and give you a warranty once completed. Find out more…

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What are Variations? & How to Avoid Them!

The term ‘variations’ refers to changes to what’s been agreed upon in signed building or design contracts – or any contracts, for that matter. Variations can easily be the cause of a lot of unexpected expense and an unforgettable experience, and they’re often completely avoidable if you know what you’re doing. Read more…