Boost the Value of Your Home with These Smart Energy Saving Tips

If you are planning to put your home on sale soon, there are some things you need to know, especially if this is your first time doing it or if you haven’t done it in a while. For starters, your buyers are most probably going to be Millennials because this generation is currently the one […]

6 Effective Ways to Maintain the Indoor Air Quality During Renovations

One of the reasons people don’t take renovations lightly is the dust, noise, and people marching through their house. While they might like the prospects of a new home extension, they are often put off by the stressful change of their already tight routines. People with dust and mould allergies are the most affected, but […]

5 Landscape Projects for Maximum ROI

Whether you’re looking to sell or just want to get the most out of your investment, there are a few landscape projects that bring more value to your property than others. Not all upgrades are made equal, and while pinning down an exact number is difficult, real estate experts agree that smart landscape decisions can […]

How to Plan and Execute a Successful House Extension Project

Creating a good house extension takes courage, patience and plenty of careful planning, preparation and help from professionals. Make sure not to rush in—after all, you’re making a big change to your living space and creating additional space that will need to fit in with your existing aesthetics and purpose. If you ever renovated a […]

6 Effective Ways to Maintain the Value of Your Commercial Property

Commercial properties have always been a lucrative investment. Stepping into the real estate market, however, doesn’t grant instant success. In order for investments to take off and ensure stable returns, landlords and property managers have to put a lot of effort into preserving the value of commercial properties, which is, essentially, the fuel that keeps […]

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 […]

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 […]

Small Jobs, not all DIY.

It has always been alleged that plans for small building projects around the home such as a new deck, shed, garage or carport can be done almost by anyone, in particular the property owner. Changes to the Building Act in Tasmania has resulted in some small projects having less ‘Red Tape’ but still require the […]