June 16, 2017
Building Your Own Home

QUIZ: Is Building Your Own Home For You?

Building your own home can be an exciting proposition, but how much do you know about the process? Take our 6 ‘true or false’ quiz questions to discover how much you know about being an owner builder. True or False: Owner-builders can do all kinds of building work? FALSE Owner builders […]
June 16, 2017
Fair Quote

Tradies: Getting A Fair Quote

As an owner builder, you will have numerous responsibilities. One of these is contracting tradespeople to do some of the work. But how do you know the price you’re quoted is legitimate. Also, how do you know your contractor will do what you need them to do? Here are our top […]
June 9, 2017
Building Permit

Before You Sign On The Dotted Line, Get a Building Permit

Building your own home is satisfying. It can even be fun! But it also comes with a whole lot of compliance. As an owner builder, it’s important you understand the rules around building permits to make sure you don’t put yourself at financial or legal risk. Under the Building Act 1993 […]
May 29, 2017
High-quality Building Materials

High-quality Building Materials from Bricks And Mortar to Styrofoam and Glue

When it comes to building materials, there should be no substitute for quality, should there? But unfortunately, there is, and as an owner builder, you need to know about High-quality Building Materials. Why, because it can put you and your family in serious danger, as well as hot legal trouble. An increasing […]
May 29, 2017
Building Act

Building Act: Can You Build It? Yes You (Still) Can!

Lashings of red tape–particularly changes to Building Act legislation–are rarely intriguing. But don’t be surprised if recent alterations to the Building Act have you raising your eyebrows. If you are an owner-builder in Victoria – that is, if you’re undertaking domestic construction independent of a registered builder – these changes will […]

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