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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Over the years I’ve completed (as has my company Rodine Australia) numerous builds and I have to say, there’s nothing more exciting than when the construction phase begins. All your hard work of planning, budgeting, designing and negotiating comes to fruition and the reality of your vision begins to take shape. It truly is an…

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  Renovating in winter could save you time and money. If you have been toying with the idea of renovating or fixing up your home, but are hanging out for Spring, perhaps you should think again. The winter months can actually be an excellent time to get those interior upgrades out of the way. There…

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How to find a tradie  You have just discovered your toilet is leaking, the kitchen tap needs fixing, the backyard decking needs a revamp or perhaps it’s time to put up that new carport?  Oh, and those trees needs some serious trimming while we are at it! Until not so long ago other than asking…

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Which is a better Property Investment Strategy – Negative Gearing or Positive Gearing? By Melinda Jennison, Buyers Agent and Property Investment Advisor at Steamline Property Buyers   There are two main types of property investors, and their different strategies at the time of purchasing an investment, usually results in either negative gearing or positive gearing…

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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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Have you ever been almost done with painting a room, only to find that you have run out of paint? You know that feeling when you have to race off to the shops (looking your best in your “painting” clothes), leaving paint brushes and trays strategically placed so you can take up where you left…

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As a Co-founder and CEO of a commercial construction company, I am often asked what it is that the Rodine team does that ensures continued successful delivery of a project. We consider a successful project to be one that is built on time, to budget and with a client who is happy with the end…

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New trends, recent innovations and new products mean more choices! If you are planning a renovation or building project this year, you may want to consider visiting one of the many home and building exhibitions that are being offered around Australia in 2019. These events are always a great way to: 1.     Learn about trends…

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