“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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This is the third in our series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work. This article will deal with payment mechanisms in your building contract. In entering into any building contract, you should determine what payments you will need to make, and when.  You will need to…

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Hi readers, Hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year, and thus far what a year its been! With restrictions slowly lifting in states throughout Australia, it’s been a welcome change to the isolated lifestyle we have all been living for the last few months. It’s been wonderful to be able to open…

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With restrictions around the globe and within our own country slowly being lifted, it makes you think what our new way of life will be like and what it will look like. Will we go back to normal? What does normal look like? What have we learnt and more importantly what will we apply? These…

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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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