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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Outdoor decking is a great way to turn an unused space into a usable entertaining area while also helping to boost the value of your property. Below we will go through a few pointers to help Before, During, and After when taking the step to having your decking built. BEFORE Research In today’s world 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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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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Ventilation is very important for buildings and essential to remove stale air and replace your home or property with fresh air. Good ventilation also helps to: Moderate temperatures Reduce moisture Stop condensation Control impurities (particularly those nasties) Remove odours Provide air movement No one wants to be stuck relaxing, working or sleeping in a room…

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Which toilet is right for you?    Do you need an S-trap or a P-trap toilet? Plumbing pipes for S trap toilets are in the shape of the letter S. The exit line is at the bottom of the toilet and lead directly into the floor. With a P trap toilet, as the letter suggests,…

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Want to renovate your kitchen? Everyone loves a good before and after – in fact, we are bombarded with them on TV, social media and every good house magazine! Interestingly, often the details of the how, why and logistics are overlooked in-lieu of some dramatic ‘wow’ photos. Before embarking on your own journey of a…

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As an owner and CEO of a construction company, I’m often asked ‘technical construction’ questions on someone’s build or project, which makes sense as that’s what my company and team do. We construct. So, therefore, experts in this field. When I’m asked material selection or design questions, the obvious answer would be that I refer…

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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 you can be a challenge. To help you decide whether to buy a townhouse off the plan, we’ve created this guide. Buying established For many…

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When we think about sunshine and sustainability we generally think of solar power. Harnessing this abundant resource may have positive impacts on our energy bills and planet but, like our bodies, we need to consider the impacts of the sun on the life-span of our homes and furniture. Before we delve into the slip, slop,…

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