Hard to believe the end of the Financial Year has been and gone (and hopefully some tax refunds making their way to you), we are now into the month of July and in the latter part of the year. With what has transpired in the beginning months of 2020 how many of you have decided…

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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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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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Useful Links & Tips when it comes to renovations and building “Do you have a trade license?” This is often a question that is missed (or avoided) at the beginning of discussions with trades and often falls into the assumption category. With possible legal ramifications for you, the homeowner, not to mention possible Occupational Health…

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As we live in isolation to avoid the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus, many of us are blissfully unaware that there is a more sinister silent killer residing in many of our homes. Pondering what I could write to encourage safety around asbestos, I’m mindful there are many resources out there from reliable sources but do…

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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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It’s funny how our toilet habits are suddenly front and centre of everyone’s minds and news headlines! Amidst panic buying of toilet paper across the globe, we are learning how much toilet paper an average household needs to live through 14 days of isolation.    The “experts” suggest we need:   Now keep in mind…

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Homes are a very personal reflection of ourselves and our family, and as a result, tend to evoke strong emotions – joy, pride, a sense of financial security, mental wellbeing as well as in some cases, fear and trepidation when it comes to renovating. You know how it goes – you have a vision for…

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There is nothing like moving into a new home with a new kitchen and laundry to heighten your awareness of common design flaws. Don’t get me wrong – there is something very satisfying about being able to move into a modern and relatively new home – but it’s not until you actually live in a…

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