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  1. Site Signage

    Under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations, registered builders are legally obliged to place a sign in a prominent position on all sites under construction. The sign must be of reasonable dimensions and legible to members of the public from outside the site. It must contain, as a minimum, the name, registration number and contact phone […]

  1. National Broadband Networking (NBN)

    The NBN is giving some people access to super fast internet connection and is being rolled out around Australia over the next few years. To determine if the NBN is currently in or soon to be in the area of your new home, you should check the online maps at nbnco.com.au. Being connected may have […]

  1. Universal Design

    Universal design refers to buildings and environments accessible to both people with and without disability. The term was invented by architect Ronald L. Mace to describe designing the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone—regardless of age, ability or status in life. Universal design is also known as […]

  1. Liveable Homes: resources for designing accessible homes

    The Liveable Homes initiative was developed to increase the number of private and public homes in WA built with universal access. They are open-plan, easy to use and move around in and designed to maximise space in key areas. This ensures people of all ages and abilities can live in or visit the home. Resources […]

  1. Accessible Design

    Designing and building accessible homes is the way of the future. Due to Australia’s ageing population, the number of families with small children and the number of people with temporary and permanent disability. Incorporating accessible design at the planning and design stage can save thousands in retrofitting down the track. The State Government has partnered […]

  1. Windows

    Window considerations are often underrated by homebuyers when they are planning to build their new home. However with a little pre-planning and thought, correct window selection for your needs can occur. The correct size and shape of windows is important to maximise the energy efficiency of your new home and reduce your energy bills. The […]

  1. Winter Construction

    Construction in winter poses challenges for clients and builders. The first consideration is that inclement weather could delay the project. Most building contracts entitle the builder to claim time extension for delays due to inclement weather. In the contract there is usually a process whereby the builder must notify the client within a certain period […]

  1. Wall Cladding

    Wall Cladding – Vinyl Many builders or renovators are looking for an attractive facade to utilize on their project that is attractive, energy efficient along with ease of care and long lasting product. It is used in existing fibro, asbestos or timber homes. Vinyl wall cladding is available in a wide range of colours to […]

  1. Timber Floorboards – movement

    There are some important factors you should understand about timber floors. Timber is a natural product that behaves differently through the seasons. Particularly summer and winter. All timber moves to some extent within itself according to the type of fixing. 1mm gaps between some boards are not uncommon. Gaps that open during drier months often […]

  1. Water Efficiency

    Survey information from the Water Corporation shows that only 32 kilolitres of water is used during a typical construction process. But despite this relatively low water usage, much can be done to reduce water consumption in a new home. The key to reduce poor water usage is to reduce water pressure. Triple A rated showerheads […]