6 Interior Decor Essentials Every New Home Should Have

Moving into a new or freshly-renovated home is usually a real treat. One of the reasons is that, by the time you move in, most of the rough work will already be finished, which means that it will be the perfect time to get down to some interior essentials. People usually can’t wait to get […]

2020 Home Buying Trends to Get Ready For

For the most part, the 2019 house buying market was one of high demand and limited supply and low rates, especially on the lower-priced end of the market.  Not everyone is convinced there’ll be a rise of home prices and some are even anticipating a serious crash dead ahead. As the year draws to an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building in Tasmania with everythingbuilding.

Building in Tasmania, or at least understanding the building process, has never been easier since the introduction of everythingbuilding.com.au. 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 […]

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 […]