Using drones to help you design your home

We recently hired a drone company to take some aerial video footage to help us in designing our new home. Why? You may have previously read about our exciting project where we are subdividing a parcel of land and planning to build 2 new homes. Being located on a slight slope with a lovely outlook,…

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5 Specialist trades you can’t do without

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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Our new adventure: let’s subdivide and build

So it’s 2021 and to make life a little more interesting and exciting, hubby and I have decided it’s time for a change of scenery. In late 2020 we sold our home of some 20+ years to a developer, having decided that the offer was too good to knock back and at that time, not…

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The 3C’s to help you choose a builder

“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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Who does what in a bathroom reno or build?

I’ve found over the years that people often think that because a bathroom (or laundry) is a smaller room in the house, it doesn’t need a lot of attention. For a small room, it’s actually a big hitter because almost all trades will be involved with the renovation and errors can be costly and long-lasting.…

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Yes, you can still plan your home reno during isolation!

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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Your Project Brief: 1,2 3…Go

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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Building Contract Basics: Part 3

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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TILT eMagazine: May edition out now

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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Home Renos – what do we know about asbestos?

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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