The recipe of a well thought out design

Two beef paddies’, lettuce, onion, mayo on a sesame seed bun – a relatively small number of ingredients comprising what is probably one of the most popular burgers throughout history….

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Jargon busting property development

Click, Print & Keep Access our handy JARGON BUSTING guides – designed to help demystify and empower you!         Simply click here to download and save a…

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Building contracts basics: Part 2

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…

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5 questions to ask your council

So you have decided to take a leap into property development. Whether it is a property you already own or you are looking for the perfect plot to get you…

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Finding & engaging a design consultant

Design assistance and technical advice can be provided in many different ways by a range of consultants. It will depend on your experience, capacity and/or desire to manage the work…

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Building contract basics: Part 1

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…

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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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Progress claims in domestic building

Major domestic building contracts – progress claims by Colleen May, General Manager – May Constructions. This information is purely general in nature and is provided as a guide only. From…

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Defining and developing your design

Getting the most from the design process and maintaining your design intent by Alison McKechnie, Senior Lecturer – Design Management, University of Melbourne. Designing or renovating your home is a…

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Why are you renovating?

Why are you renovating? Contributed by Melanie Van Kuyk, Founder + Creative Director at Home By Lumi. Like any renovation; at its surface this question seems straightforward enough – but until…

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