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  • Builders Licence vs Trade Contractors Licence

    QBCC License for Builders and Trade Contractors Looking to hire a tradesperson for your renovation or construction project? Always look for contractors registered with the QBCC. It ensures your project is covered by a homeowner warranty and you can get legal...

  • Benefits of building new house vs buying

    New build vs existing houses - Pros and cons Deciding on a new house can be tricky - Should you buy an existing house or build one from scratch? Both are a major commitment and significant investment so when it comes to a new build or existing house, you...

  • Great tips for moving into a new home

    Once the builder is finished and it's time to moving into a new house the home move can be up there with one of the most stressful experiences you can have in your day to day life. T...

  • What is a granny flat?

    Once built to house elderly relatives or extended family, 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. Usually granny f...

  • 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).So, to make things a little easier for you to get your head around, we have put together some information regarding home...

  • 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, is budget. Choosing a budget can be tricky, a...

  • Knockdown and Rebuild vs House and Land Package

    Perhaps you own a home and are considering knocking it down and rebuilding or you're exploring the option of a house and land package. To knockdown & rebuild or go for a house and land package can be a tricky decision. Both ...

  • What is a Certificate of Occupancy?

    You might have heard of the term “certificate of occupancy” if you are building, selling your home or converting a commercial building to a residential property. Previously known as the Certificate of Classification (CofC), Certificate of Occupancy (Cof...

  • What is Secondary Dwelling?

    Guide to Secondary Dwellings A secondary dwelling or granny flat is an additional living space either attached or separate from the principal dwelling space. It is usually smaller compared to the prin...

  • What is a house energy rating?

    Go green with sustainable & energy-efficient homes Did you know your house can be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly? Depending on the building materials, floor plan, orientation and other factors, your house can be highly thermally-efficient and ...

  • 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. So, to help you out with some of your decisions, we have put together a bit of information regarding

  • Which is the better option for homeowners: new builds or extensions?

    New build vs extension Many homeowners are faced with the question of whether to build a new home or extend an existing one. This can be difficult decision, and there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration before making this choice. The decision of w...

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

    Planning your dream home? Avoid these 7 mistakes before you embark on your new home build project. In this article, we discuss the common mistakes homeowners might make during their new build project. Save yourself from ...

  • What trade is a builder?

    Do you know what a builder does? You might think they do hands-on building and carpentry work. However, that is probably the last thing they do. Builders are more involved in managing the project. Project management is the most important part of their j...


  • What is the new home build process?

    Beginning a big project like building a new home takes a significant amount of planning and organisation. There are literally hundreds of choices to make during the building processes and it can sometimes become overwhelming. Here you...

  • Custom Build vs Project Home

    Which type of home builders should you choose? When building a house, the future homeowners must make the huge decision of choosing between a custom or project home builder. To put it in simple terms, a

  • What should I know before building a house (Part 2)

    This home building article is a part of our 2-part series of "Building a New Home Guide". If you haven't already we recommend reading the first article as well as this one

  • What should I know before building a house? (Part 1)

    Wished you had a magic wand to ensure your custom home build is smooth?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 p...

  • How do I know if I need development approval?

    Development Application for building projects on the Gold Coast Building projects require council approval or they can be approved using private building certifiers. If you are planning a building ...


  • What makes a good floor plan?

    Ways to maximise the floor plan for your new home 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 effort with your

  • 7 House Trends You Must Consider in 2021

    The pandemic has changed the way we live. It's not just about wearing masks, social distancing or quarantine. We have been spending so much time indoors that a lot of time has gone in home improvement. Australia has seen a massive boom in the housing sector.


  • What are building inspections?

    Looking to buy a property? Don’t make a property purchase decision until you get a complete building inspection report. What is a building inspection report? A building inspection report, can also be called a pre-p...

  • Owner builder vs using a professional builder

    Deciding to build a new home or embarking on a significant home renovation is an exciting time but one which accompanies a lot of decision making. For some, one of the fir...

  • What is a builders clean?

    New builds or renovation projects create a lot of mess and can leave the building unsafe and very untidy. Just because the construction is over doesn't mean the job is finished. The builders clean deals with a complete clean of the in...

  • How long does it take to build a new home?

    The short answer is, it can take from four months to 1 year to build a new home. A kit or project home can shoot up in around 4 months as building companies who specialise in this style of house build slight variations of the same home many times over. Because of this a lot of the stru...

  • What are Australian building standards for new homes?

    National Construction Code The National Construction Code (NCC) sets minimum standards for the design and construction of new residential buildings, apartments and commercial buildings. The Building Code of Australia is a component ...

  • Benefits of Building a Duplex on the Gold Coast

    If you are in the market for a property, it is a perfect time to invest. The Gold Coast property market is booming and it is the best time to invest in the market. There is a high demand for rental properties in the region. As such, investing in a

  • What to do when planning a house?

    Thinking of building your dream house? Multiple things need to be considered before you embark on the journey to build your home. If you are a newbie and have no prior experience with building, this checklist will come in handy. In this article, we discuss the 5 most important things you sho...

  • How to read a floor plan?

    If you are getting a new house built, your builder may have given you a floor plan. A floor plan makes it easy for homeowners and builders to understand how everything will be laid out. A floor plan is the map of an individual ...

  • What is a building surveyor?

    Protect your investment with a property survey Buying or building a new home? Don’t forget to enlist the help of building surveyors and building inspectors. Building and pest inspections and propert...

  • 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 on. That is why we have put together some o...

  • Do I need Council Approval to build a deck in QLD?

    If you are considering building a deck, you may need a building approval from your local council. The builders at Symcorp have in-depth knowledge about building approvals and custom

  • Considerations when building a canal home

    Building a new home which fronts onto or is adjacent to sensitive environments such as canals, rivers, lakes, or other waterways requires a few extra considerations, to ensure the natural area is protected and the waterway integrity is preserved. We've put together a list of some of th...

  • What is a building setback?

    What are building setbacks and how can you check them? In simple terms, a building setback refers to the distance your house must be from the boundary line of your property. They are measured from the outermost projection of the building. The building setbac...

  • 5 Best Building Materials for a House

    Some building materials are better suited than others and when building a house the material selection can influence the cost of the project as well as the durability. Sustainability, comfort and affordability are important factors that influence building materials. If you want to build a fo...

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