Progress payments: click, print & keep

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…

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Buy established or off the plan?

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…

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Unpacking the world of display homes

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…

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Process makes perfect

  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…

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How to make the most of your Toolkit

You finally sprung into action and managed to get hold of a Build in Common Toolkit. Now what? Here are 6 easy tips on how to get the most out…

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5 hints for project success

As a Co-founder and CEO of a commercial construction company, I am often asked what it is that the Rodine team does that ensures continued successful delivery of a project….

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The lighter side of living

Having a professional create the lighting of your home means more than simply selecting the right pendants, downlights and light fittings. A lighting designer considers all the details of your…

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Why a geotechnical report is a good idea

What is geotechnical work? Not quite geology and not quite geo-engineering, nor structural engineering. Think of it a little like a less exciting version of the hit TV show, CSI….

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Building for your future

Five years ago it seemed every second person used to say “safe as houses”, or you would hear a story at a barbecue of a couple who made hundreds of…

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Secondary builds: the why and the how

How did a tall, young man building designer, and an older, short woman come to design and build a small home of 35sq meters, with a dynamic Geelong team of…

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