Building a Granny Flat: Commonly Asked Questions

Increasing numbers of Australians are choosing to extend their homes so they can accommodate an elderly relative. Commonly known as granny flats, these extensions can also be used to house teenagers returning home from University for the summer break and overnight visitors to your home. Below are the answers to some common questions people have about building a granny flat. Do granny flats need to be attached to the main property? [Read More]

Features to Discuss With a Commercial Builder for Your New Complex

When working with a commercial builder to design a new office, warehouse, or other such facility, you want to think about energy efficiency, long-term growth, and how to ensure the space creates a comfortable environment for your workforce. While your builder will no doubt have their own suggestions, note a few features and concepts to keep in mind and discuss these with him or her as well, so you'll be presented with a design that fits your needs in all these areas. [Read More]

4 Reasons to Use Timber in Your Home Construction Project

Building materials are among the most significant things you will consider when thinking about building your home. This is because the building material you choose will affect the strength, durability, aesthetic appeal, and even cost of building the house. For this reason, you have to be extra keen on the material you want used for the construction of your house. Stone, brick, concrete, and timber are some of the common building materials you may choose from. [Read More]

Convincing the neighbours to give back some land

It can be a hard topic to bring up with neighbours if you think that your shared fencing may be laid incorrectly and that they may have inadvertently gotten some of your block on their side of the fence. This can lower your property value as well as limiting your usable space (both day to day and for any future renovations). Here are some tips to help you investigate if this may be the case and how to rectify. [Read More]