I am contacted often by readers who are undertaking a build or a renovation and are concerned that they do not have a project manager, that is until I explain what they are. So what are project managers, and do you need one?
The New Year brings a wave of DIYers willing to give a few jobs around their home a try. While we think it is fantastic for you to be involved in improving your home, there are a few things you must do before undertaking a DIY project, to ensure your safety and the ensure the…Continue Reading
I’ve been in the unique position to have built a house both as a client and as a wife of a builder, and I can tell you that each comes with its on set of challenges. But the challenges I found as the client, were all based around the fear of the unknown. Both building…Continue Reading
So you are thinking about building or renovating in the new year, but where do you start? How do you know how to find a reputable builder, who can facilitate what you are dreaming of? Wondering how do you not get ripped off when building or renovating? I can help you with a solution to…Continue Reading
Many builders are beginning to shut down their sites this week. I find it is often a time of trepidation for home owners, who are unsure what to expect over the Christmas break. Will there be anyone there? Will it be safe? What if something goes wrong? Let’s have a look at what you can…Continue Reading
Building and renovating is hardly a stress free time, and many issues can blow out to create bigger ones. We’ve all heard the horror stories of something catastrophic going wrong during a build or renovation, but what can it go wrong and how can you prevent it?
If you live in the Sunshine State like us, or have been for a visit, you’ll be familiar with the quirks of a classic Queenslander home!
Wrap-around verandas with enclosed outdoor deck areas are common in…Continue Reading