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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Following on from last month’s article, this article is aimed at explaining some of the basics about how building contracts work, and a number 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. Please note that each State of…

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Useful Links & Tips when it comes to renovations and building “Do you have a trade license?” This is often a question that is missed (or avoided) at the beginning of discussions with trades and often falls into the assumption category. With possible legal ramifications for you, the homeowner, not to mention possible Occupational Health…

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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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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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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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We sat down with AJ, craftsman and owner of bespoke cabinet making company Anthony John’s Cabinets, to find out what his most commonly asked questions are. When should you start planning your kitchen renovation? Kitchen renovations always start as a bit of a dream, don’t they? It’s never to early to create a vision board…

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Welcome to a New Year and the start of a fresh decade! Though it hasn’t been the usual celebratory and relaxing start that we usually enjoy, has it? The severity, scale and impact of the current bushfire crises have been overwhelming and extremely thought-provoking across a number of conversation topics. Wherever you go, everyone seems…

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