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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This series of articles is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and some 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. In this first article, we explain some of the basic concepts…

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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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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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I can’t stress enough the importance in investing time and effort upfront to get your project brief right and as clear as possible BEFORE you even start talking to your designer, architect, builder or trades! Do you know what a project brief is and why it’s so important? Take a quick look here to come…

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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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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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Well, hello there! How have you been? It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? Recent global events are proof that while we often like to think that we live in a fairly ordered word which we control, the truth is a little more complex. Hot on the heels of a horrendous bushfire experience and…

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