Builders Information

General

Benefits of building new vs buying

Deciding on a new house can be tricky - Should you buy a house or build one from scratch? Read on to learn more about the pros & cons of new builds vs existing houses.

Builders Licence vs Trade Contractors Licence

Looking to hire a tradesperson for your renovation or construction project? Always look for contractors registered with the QBCC. Click here to learn more.

Considerations when building a canal home

We’ve put together a list of some of the factors that need to be examined when planning, designing, and building a canal home.

Considerations when building on a sloping block

When it comes to building on a sloping block, it can be a little tricky to decide on what is going to be best for you, your dream home ideas and the block of land you have to build

Custom build vs project home

When building a house, the future homeowners must make the huge decision of choosing between a custom or project home builder. What type of builder will build your home?

Great tips for moving into a new home

Moving into a new house can be stressful to help you to prioritize your to-do list here’s a couple of tips on the moving home essentials.

How do I know if I need development approval?

If you are planning a building project like a shed, garage, swimming pool or a house, you might need to check the rules set by the council before you proceed.

How does a construction loan work?

Building a home can be a big job, but an exciting one for all involved. One of the major aspects though, and one that can cause a little stress for those choosing to build a home,

How long does it take to build a new home?

The short answer is it can take from 4 months to 1 year to build a new home. Although there is a range of factors which can affect this estimate. Find out more.

How to read a floor plan

Imagine how your house will be laid out with the help of a floor plan. In this article, the common symbols and features of a floor plan are included.

Owner builder vs using a professional builder

Become an owner builder or enlist the services of a professional builder? We cover what to consider when making this decision for your building project.

What are building inspections?

Also called a pre-purchase inspection report, it provides a detailed assessment of the property such as info about the structural defects, damages & safety hazards.

What is Building Approval?

If you are planning to build a house, carports, garage or granny flat, you require building approval. Private building certifiers can help you get a BA. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Secondary Dwelling?

A secondary dwelling or granny flat is an additional living space either attached or separate from the principal dwelling space.

What is a builders clean?

Builders clean is a detailed clean-up of the building area including a thorough clean of the interior & exterior areas to provide a quality finish after a building or renovation

What is a building setback?

What are building setbacks and how can you check them? A building setback refers to the distance your house must be from the boundary line of your property.

What is a building surveyor?

Building and pest inspections and property surveys are commonly used by home buyers and offer insurance against making an unwise decision.

What is a granny flat?

The modern granny flat can be used for a huge range of purposes. A granny flat is a detached or semi-detached residence built adjacent to the main home.

What is a house energy rating?

Depending on the building materials, floor plan, orientation & other factors, your house can be highly thermally-efficient & reduce your dependence on heaters & air conditioning

What is a knockdown & rebuild?

If you own a home you may find yourself in a position where you are considering knocking down your home and rebuilding. Find out more about knockdown & rebuilds and call us now!

What is home warranty insurance?

If you are looking at building a new home, insurance is one of the big factors to consider (in more ways than one) - including home warranty insurance. Find out more here.

What is the new home build process?

There are literally hundreds of choices to make during the building processes to navigate and it can sometimes become overwhelming, here is our guide:

What makes a good floor plan?

The floor plan of your home is more important than you think! You will be living in the house for a long time to come so it is prudent to spend time and efforts in the early stages

What should I know before building a house? Part 1

Building a house doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Although, we don’t have a magic wand, here are some handy tips to make sure your home construction is smooth and stress-free.

What should I know before building a house? Part 2

This is part 2 of the article of our guide for Building a New Home.