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August 5th, 2016 in

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Top 10 Really Useful Renovation Tips

Doing a Renovation can be a bit daunting at first, not to mention challenging. But with these top 10 tips you'll be able to get started with confidence. read more
A photo of a house being renovated

February 12th, 2016 in


What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

According to industry data the average cost to renovate a house is between $2,000 to $2,500 per square meter here in Australia, BUT.... In my own experience renovating custom projects that number is closer to between $2,500 to $4,000. read more
Time line of a renovation project

October 28th, 2015 in

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How long does it take to renovate a house?

it should take on average between 4 - 6 weeks of build time for every $80,000 dollars you plan on spending read more
renovation selections process

July 18th, 2015 in


Selection’s process: What is it, and do I need an interior designer?

Selections process, what is it and do i need an interior designer? The selections process is what I call the system that i use for selecting all of the products, materials and various items that will be used in putting together your building project. The list of items can be somewhat daunting and will be driven by the scale and size of your project. In my opinion this is one of the most important steps in getting organised and setting yourself up for success. The list of selection items could b read more
Renovation Plans

July 18th, 2015 in


The importance of having plans or sketches for your project.

Plans - You have an idea, time to get it onto paper. Do I draw something myself, engage a draftsman, architect, builder or building consultant? First things first, no matter how small or big your project is you must have a plan down on paper. Now I can hear some of you saying but I'm only doing some small internal modifications, or renovating a bathroom or I'm just removing a doorway, why would I need plans? The answer is you have to if you plan on having a successful building experience. The mo read more
Becoming an owner builder

July 18th, 2015 in


Owner Builder Information

Becoming an owner builder, what does it mean, and is it for me? The definition of an owner builder is a person who obtains an owner builders certificate from completing an owner builders course (91509NSW) and then uses that certificate to apply to the relevant authority for an owner builder’s permit. That permit is then used for a construction project to manage trades and suppliers to complete works as agreed. You may only use an owner builder’s permit for one project in a period of five ye read more
Renovation Information

March 30th, 2015 in


Introduction to Getting Started

This guide is designed to help educate owner builders and first time renovators about the essential steps required to complete any renovation or building project. Unsure where to start? Well you have come to the right place. read more