It can be really disheartening to see your home renovation or building project plans put on hold in the current climate. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t use this time wisely to put your plans in place and still move forward on that home improvement you have been planning. Here are some tips to…

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It’s been a wild few months for the people of Melbourne. With Stage 3 and Stage 4 lockdowns, it can be hard to feel stable and confident in these uncertain times. There is no doubt we are all doing it tough. Yet, we at View Bank Homes are optimistic that as a community, we will…

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Following on from last month’s article, this article is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and a number of the choices you will need to make when entering into a building contract, and how those choices affect what will happen on your build. Please note that each State of…

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Useful Links & Tips when it comes to renovations and building “Do you have a trade license?” This is often a question that is missed (or avoided) at the beginning of discussions with trades and often falls into the assumption category. With possible legal ramifications for you, the homeowner, not to mention possible Occupational Health…

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As we live in isolation to avoid the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus, many of us are blissfully unaware that there is a more sinister silent killer residing in many of our homes. Pondering what I could write to encourage safety around asbestos, I’m mindful there are many resources out there from reliable sources but do…

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There are state-specific regulatory governing authorities that issue trade licences and each state has different governing bodies. Most are easily sourced via the internet or via enquiry calls. As there are quite a few, we’ve correlated some useful links and resources to help you. Remember to do your due diligence as errors or incidences from…

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The sentiment in our world today is one underpinned by uncertainty, confusion and concern. Naturally, people are scared. Lives and livelihoods are on the line. Here, at View Bank Homes, our hearts and thoughts go out to all those directly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. There is no understating the severity this is having on…

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This series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and some of the choices you will need to make when entering into a building contract, and how those choices affect what will happen on your build. In this first article, we explain some of the basic concepts…

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Safety always comes first when we talk renovating or building, right? But have you ever felt underwhelmed by the limited choices when it comes to work boots or safety wear specifically designed for women? Well, you are probably not alone! The options aren’t great; at least, they weren’t until Stacey Head entered the game. In…

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Unfortunately, renovating a kitchen tends to be messy, time-consuming and can be expensive if not planned right. Why? Because almost all key trades are involved in making your new kitchen a reality. You will have plumbers, electricians, cabinet makers, benchtop experts, painters, plasterers, flooring and maybe even window, door and tiling specialists visit your home.…

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