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  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    DECON 2013 Design and Construct Contract

    DECON 2013 is a Design and Construct contract which is used when the contractor provides all of the services necessary to complete a building project including provision of the design.  The principal engages the contractor to undertake the responsibility for adopting a design that follows the principal’s project requirements and obtaining all licenses, permits, consents, […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Roof Sarking

    Roof sarking is a membrane that is fitted during tile or metal roof construction. The flexible membrane is usually installed under the battens to provide thermal insulation and to prevent water and dust penetration in the roof space. In bushfire prone areas flying embers cannot enter this space through the roof due to sarking protection. […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    First Homebuyers & Building

    First homebuyers comprise around twenty per cent of the new home market.  This means that each year of the 20,000 new dwellings constructed each year, around 4,000 will be built by new homebuyers. Master Builders’ advice to homebuyers who are going through the building process for the first time is as follows: Make sure you […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Passive Solar Design

    Passive solar design techniques often require little or no extra capital outlay but can provide more comfortable living conditions and reduce demand on energy for space heating or cooling. Taking advantage of natural sunlight to provide winter warmth and planning for suitable shading for summer will save money and improve comfort levels in your new […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013


    The word ‘asbestos’ certainly rings alarm bells with most people, but many of us still have trouble sorting the myths from the facts about this potentially dangerous substance. One problem is that many people don’t believe they have asbestos in their homes when, in fact, you’ll find it in almost every house that’s more than […]