The risks associated with building your own home can be life-changing, and not in a good way. Both homeowners and builders have responsibilities to ensure the process goes smoothly, but it’s important to know what these are before signing off on a building contract. Here are five ways to manage the risks and play it safe. [Read more…]
Don’t get caught out. Your renovation may need a DA
With the real estate market being what it is over the last few years, it seems that more people are choosing to renovate their existing homes, rather than sell, buy, and move to bigger premises. This trend for renovations is readily apparent in recent year surveys conducted by Houzz and Home, which consisted of 13,000 Australian property owners.
Part of the motivation to renovate in Sydney can also be attributed to the fact that add-ons which increase living space or add more secure parking to a residence, often increase the aesthetic appeal and dollar value of a home.
Do this before you hire your next tradie?
If you live in NSW and need to hire a builder or other tradie, did you know that they are required to be licensed to do the work which they perform? A tradie working without the proper licensing in place is breaking the law and will be fined if caught.
It’s possible to check that any tradesperson you are thinking about hiring has the proper licensing in place which ensures that they are qualified to do the work.
It also pays to keep in mind that if you use a tradesperson who isn’t licensed, then you can be held liable for any of the work they carry out.
Don’t get caught out with a Sydney builder!
Picking the right Sydney builder for your home or renovation is perhaps one of the most important decisions you need to make.
Getting it wrong can be costly and extremely heart breaking.
One of the best ways to protect yourself with a builder is to ensure you have a solid contract in place.
Here’s what NSW Fair Trading has to say about builder contracts.
What to Avoid During a Home Renovation
Are you planning on engaging a builder for your next home build or renovation?
It’s important to know how to work successfully with your builder to get the best results for your project.
We list some of the common renovation don’ts that could cause problems between you and your builder.
Builders North Shore: Hand-on or Not?
Many people think the term “builders” refers to carpenters. However, most builders in today’s world seldom perform carpentry work. So, if they aren’t carpenters, what do builders do?
While some builders North Shore do get involved in hands-on carpentry projects, more of them act in a supervisory manner. We spoke with some of the local North Shore builders who shared with us what they do. [Read more…]
Builders Sydney: First-time home builder considerations
Making the decision to build your first home comes with a lot of responsibility and cost. However, you shouldn’t shy away from building your first home due to a strict budget.You may have to make a few compromises along the way , but overall you can still achieve a home that’s suits your needs and lifestyle. [Read more…]
Builders Sydney: What to expect from a reliable builder
Regardless of what building project you are planning, it’s vital to your own protection to know what to expect from quality, local builders in Sydney. The following will describe what you should research related to professional Sydney builders. [Read more…]
House Renovation in Sydney Inner West – Tips to a Successful Home Renovation: Planning Ahead
One of the keys to successful home renovations is planning ahead. After I talked to a few homeowners and tradies in the Tradebusters network, I uncovered some great tips to help make your renovation a smashing success. Following these house renovation tips in Sydney’s Inner West will help you avoid the most common mistakes others have made. [Read more…]
Home Renovation in Sydney North Shore – Tips to a Successful Renovation: What are your credentials?
Credentials encompass the requirements for performing building and renovation services in Sydney’s North Shore. So when it comes to your Home renovation in Sydney North Shore tips: ask for credentials. Ensuring the builder has the appropriate licensing, insurance cover, and affiliations saves you time and trouble throughout the process of whatever renovation you have chosen to do. All builders in NSW must be licensed according to NSW Fair Trading. Builders are required to have at least a license class of “Builder” in order to provide building services. They can also carry carpenter and/or joiner licenses. Any extraneous tradies used in the process of any Sydney North Shore renovation must carry their specific tradesman licensing. Always ask and request proof of licensing. [Read more…]