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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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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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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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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Every build may be slightly different and ultimately the terms of your building contract will stipulate how and when progress payments are to be made. Each State and Territory has slightly different regulations with limits as to what a deposit or progress payment may be in terms of the total percentage of the build. Whatever…

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As we head into a period of self-isolation and social interactions, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by all the negative news stories and health concerns facing many families. Added to this are the huge economic impact and repercussions on how we continue to offer services and products. If you are in the middle of…

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