When we think of building, we tend to think of what will go above the ground on a plot of land. How many people consider what is below when contemplating their build? In this edition, we look at what lies beneath and why knowing this is so important for your project. We explore the ins…

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What lurks beneath the surface: Why you need a Geotechnical Report before you build Let’s just state the obvious – before you even start designing your home get to know the plot of dirt you are building on! To the naked and usually untrained eye, a plot of land is pretty much all about the…

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We’ve started off 2021 with a bang and have some exciting new projects we’ll be sharing with you throughout the year. Woo hoo! One of our first new projects that we’re thrilled to tell you about is our new display at the Home Innovations Centre in Victoria. As soon as you walk in the door,…

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5 Specialist trades you can’t do without when renovating: it’s the law! Thinking of renovating? You will quickly discover that you will be calling a variety of trades your new best friends. Depending on the nature and extent of your project, cabinetmakers, tilers, plasterers, painters, glaziers and bricklayers will all play a role. But do…

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“We need to have some major works done on our property, but how do we know which builder to choose?” There is no question that for major building works you will need a team of professionals to get the job done. After all there are important legal and safety aspects to consider, not to mention the…

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Our friends at Femeconomy recently reviewed people’s uptake of renovations and building projects during COVID and what challenges this presented. COVID-19 has sparked growth in spending on home renovations, building, and property maintenance. Australian families have been renovating their properties during the coronavirus pandemic, with the average budget coming in at $63,188 according to the…

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I hope that everyone is staying strong during these crazy times of 2020. With a lot of us being stuck inside our 4 walls, it makes you start to think more about what changes and renovation can be done, which a lot of the time starts with the bathroom. In this edition I want to…

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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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Renovating? Building? Dreaming of a fresh look? So, where do you start? The answer lies in a well-thought-out and clearly defined Project Brief. The way these projects often start can often look something like this: You decide you need or want a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry, extension etc. 😄 You start googling to find a…

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