When we think of building, we tend to think of what will go above the ground on a plot of land. How many people consider what is below when contemplating their build? In this edition, we look at what lies beneath and why knowing this is so important for your project. We explore the ins…

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When the borders between Victoria and Western Australia opened in late January, I made the most of the opportunity to head home and see family and friends. Booked a ticket and made the mad dash back to WA. Not only has it been wonderful to finally see my family and catch up with longtime friends,…

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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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Have you heard about this year’s CES? It’s the annual Consumer Electronics Show held every year in January in Las Vegas. This is definitely a “geekfest” and attracts technology lovers from all over the world. Now COVID did most certainly throw a spanner in the works this year, but it did not stop the event…

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Being one of the founders of 2 companies in the construction arena Build In Common and Rodine Australia,I’m am often asked questions about building and renovating, including any “hot tips” I am able to share when it comes to domestic building. Recently I was asked about what to consider when it comes to kitchen projects. So, I thought…

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It seems obvious really – stairs can be dangerous things, even for grown adults! But often very little thought goes into lighting them, and whilst there are many tried and true solutions, there are a few key things to keep in mind when thinking about lighting stairs to create the best result. In the commercial…

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    As 2020 came to a close we gathered the 5 most popular articles of the year that helped our customers and readers get their projects done – on time and on budget. Discover or revisit these pearls of wisdom to help you with your renovation or building project. It’s a New Year, so…

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“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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We recently had the opportunity to follow Lauren’s exciting journey as she renovates her kitchen as part of a remodel of their family home in Western Australia. Not only does Lauren work, but she’s also a mum to two young children, so taking on a home renovation is by no means a small feat! We…

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When German chemist Justus von Liebig developed a process in 1835 for applying a thin layer of metallic silver to one side of a pane of clear glass, he created what we today know as the modern-day mirror. Ground-breaking for his time his method finally allowed for the mass production of what would soon become…

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