Boundary Fences

With almost every property, boundary fences either exist or are to be erected. There are specific laws with boundary fences, in relation to adjoining owners obligations. Both property owners are generally responsible for contributing to the cost of a fence and normally would agree on the type to be erected, thus sharing the cost. If […]

Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming pools occupy many back yards and are incorporated in many new home designs around Tasmania. From the blow up frameless temporary type, right through to the concrete formed and fibreglass/acrylic pre-formed pools, there are many shapes and sizes. Did you know that ANY pool deeper than 300mm requires, by law, to be securely fenced […]

Building in Tasmania with everythingbuilding.

Building in Tasmania, or at least understanding the building process, has never been easier since the introduction of This website provides information, resources and links to all associated with building, from the home renovator and owner builder through to the professional. A comprehensive website for everything building.     The three key functions of the site […]

Do I Need Council Approval?

In short the answer is Yes, for any alterations or additions to your building or property. As with most things there are always exceptions. There may be State legislation exemptions, size of the project, value or simply the nature. Our advice however, is if in doubt accept first that council approval is required then seek […]

The Journey from Concept to Council Approval

General step by step process So you want to build! Whether it’s a new building, addition or alteration, when building in Tasmania the process is generally the same. Much of the preliminary work can be done by yourself, however unless you have some experience when discussing with council and other authorities our advise is to […]

How to become an Owner Builder.

Many home owners, when considering building, like the idea and the satisfaction of being an Owner Builder. This, on the face of it, seems like an easy, rewarding and more cost effective alternative to engaging a contract builder. BE WARNED!!! It’s not that easy and not always more cost effective. Legislation within Tasmania allow for […]

8 Tips when selling real estate.

More often than not when the decision to sell has been reached, the first thing most people do is get straight onto a real estate agent to have the property listed. What some sellers fail to realise is there are potentially many items that need addressing prior to the ‘FOR SALE’ sign going up. For […]

8 Tips when buying real estate.

Often repeated and is considered a fact; buying real estate is one of the biggest investments most of us ever make. But for a percentage, what should be one of the most satisfying and happiest of times can turn into a nightmare. By simply following the tips below you can greatly reduce your chances of […]

The right builder for your project.

Ok, plans are approved and you may have already had some estimates for construction. Have you selected a builder yet? In a lot of cases, once plans are completed, the client will select a number of builders to provide a quote. We have heard many stories over the years of how builder prices differ so […]