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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We’re often asked questions about our Toolkits but one of the most common is “Why would I get one?”  This is a fair question and we can hand on heart tell you how awesome our Toolkits are, but instead of hearing from us, we thought we’d go to someone who’s used one of our Toolkits…

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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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Every build may be slightly different and ultimately the terms of your building contract will stipulate how and when progress payments are to be made. Each State and Territory has slightly different regulations with limits as to what a deposit or progress payment may be in terms of the total percentage of the build. Whatever…

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So, you’ve decided to buy a home. The big question is, should you buy established or off-the-plan? As both options have their pros and cons, deciding which is right for you can be a challenge. To help you decide whether to buy a townhouse off the plan, we’ve created this guide. Buying established For many…

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This month we sat down with Jenna Bills, Co-Founder and Director of yourdisplayhomes.com.au to talk about the ins and outs of Display Homes.   Why visit a display home? There are many reasons you would visit a display home and many benefits to be gained from a visit prior to planning your new build. Inspiration…

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  Having recently completed the Blade House on the NSW South Coast – Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel of TAKT | Studio For Architecture talked to HouseLab about re-engaging with the process of collectively creating a dream.   There is no question, the landscape of architectural practice has shifted. The rise of design in popular…

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