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Creating your dream kitchen

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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Tradies. offering More than you think

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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Buy established or off the plan?

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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Factoring in the sun

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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Process makes perfect

  Having recently completed the Blade House on the NSW South Coast – Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel of TAKT | Studio For Architecture talked to HouseLab about re-engaging with the process of collectively creating a dream.   There is no question, the landscape of architectural practice has shifted. The rise of design in popular…

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Deciphering builders quotes

Deciphering builders quotes can feel like you’re reading a document written in another language, especially when you’re comparing apples with oranges. The key is making sure you understand all the jargon in the quote. Don’t be to be too proud or shy to ask if you do not understand what something means. If you still…

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Paint like a pro this summer

Following these tips will help you achieve a quality paint job so that when you have finished, you will have the rewarding experience of stepping back and admiring your handy work! For more handy painting tips visit dulux.com.au. When to paint The temperature of your house affects the performance of paint. The wall temperature can…

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The lighter side of living

Having a professional create the lighting of your home means more than simply selecting the right pendants, downlights and light fittings. A lighting designer considers all the details of your build – working with your architect and builder to achieve a perfectly lit result. From the quality and type of light you need for creating…

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Why a geotechnical report is a good idea

What is geotechnical work? Not quite geology and not quite geo-engineering, nor structural engineering. Think of it a little like a less exciting version of the hit TV show, CSI. However, rather than gruesome crimes scenes, we examine your potential building site to figure out your design, based on the following sub fields of geology;…

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Toolkits

1. WHAT ARE BUILD IN COMMON TOOLKITS? Our Toolkits are hard copy project guides designed to give you the practical knowledge and confidence to plan, organise and manage your building or renovation project. Our Toolkits provide all the questions you need to ask yourself AND of building professionals before and during the project cycle. No…

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