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  1. | 12 Mar 2014

    RBW for Housing including multi-residential (Minimum purchase: 2)

    Residential Building Works Lump sum contract for housing projects, including multiple units, where the contract sum is more than $500,000 or more.   While not required to comply with the Home Building Contracts Act, this contract is similar to much of the HBW lump sum contract.   The contract is directly between builder and owner […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    Home Buyers Construction Guide

    The Guide aims to inform new home buyers about common construction concerns such as plaster cracking, glass scratches and slab cracks, with advice on whether remedial action is necessary. It is an ideal complement to standard contract documents, dealing with expectations about levels of finish and construction standards to be achieved in new homes.

  1. | 17 Jun 2013

    Partnership

    TO ENQUIRE NOW, CLICK HERE To be among the select number of partners who support our awards to recognise the best builders and their projects across the state is a worthy accolade. Through your relationship with Master Builders’ extensive awards program and industry wide recognised brand, you will receive unprecedented branding exposure pre and post […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Unfair Dismissal

    The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) increases the protection for employees who have been unfairly dismissed. Who can make an unfair dismissal claim? A person can make an unfair dismissal claim if they have: completed the minimum employment period; and are covered by a modern award (or award-based transitional instrument) or an enterprise […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    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 […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Timber Rot

    Timber rot was a major problem in some Perth homes. A survey a few years ago suggested that houses in Subiaco, Ardross, Floreat, Nedlands and Mosman Park were most likely to suffer from timber rot. This incidence of timber rot is not surprising as it usually occurs in older homes and caused by a lack […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    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. | 6 Jun 2013

    Rise and Fall Clause

    In times of volatile building costs, builders will look at ways of reducing the risk of signing “fixed price” contracts with clients, contracts which leave the builders bearing the total burden of fluctuating costs over the construction period. In the last boom, massive increases and fluctuations in the price of roof tiles, steel and copper […]