Just yesterday the Builder and I had a tough chat about what could reasonably be achieved by Christmas, every year is the same. So many builders and tradies are in the same position, so much so I felt it would be beneficial to share with you, the stress of Christmas for a tradie, it might…Continue Reading
It has been ages since we’ve done any real work on Pen Y Llechwedd, other than regular repairs and maintenance. We actually made a decision to do nothing on the house for a period of time, as the Builder was going through a difficult time, and needed to focus on his health. Taking the time…Continue Reading
In the world of building there different opportunities for a builder to provide you with costings on your job. The 3 most common forms of these are ballpark figures, estimates and quotes. Each differs greatly from the other and will provide you with different types of information. Which one you should be seeking, will depend…Continue Reading
Let’s face it, Summer in Queensland is hot, so hot in fact we tend not to spend our weekends working in the heat, especially the outdoor areas, instead we use the Winter months to update and change our home.
In previous years, we’ve spent all of Winter working away in the garden to provide “outdoor garden…Continue Reading
Can you believe in the 5 years I have been writing on here, that’s almost 900 blog posts, I’ve never written about what you can expect from your builder’s quote? It’s not a question I am regularly asked, and until recently we thought all builders quoted to the same extent we had. As usual in…Continue Reading
I’d love to say that problems won’t happen on your job site, but inevitably there will be issues. As the client, you have a process to follow when a problem arises. Read on to learn how to solve a dispute with your builder.
How To Solve A Dispute With Your Builder
There are so many areas in…Continue Reading
I observed a thread in a Facebook group recently, in which a homeowner was complaining about the high price a licensed tradie was quoting and how this person could have their friend do the job for a lot less. Obviously, I chimed in with my 2 cents worth and explained why you should hire a…Continue Reading